Program Manager Rwanda

Boston College Research Program on Children and Adversity

About the organization

The Research Program on Children and Adversity at Boston College School of Social Work focuses on observational research to understand trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity while also using these research outcomes to develop and test evidence-based interventions to promote child health, development and family functioning. This program called, Sugira Muryango (SM) orStrengthen the Family, is an expansion / scale up study that has reached 10,000 of the most vulnerab households categorized by the Government in Rwanda across three districts. This intervention can be integrated within poverty reduction/social projection initiatives in Rwanda
and other low-resource settings. SM is a home-visiting program that uses active coaching to build parent capabilities and increase responsive parenting of both mothers and fathers to promote early childhood development (ECD) and prevent violence.

Duties

Reporting to RPCA’s Associate Director of Research, the Program Manager will support all aspects of expanding Sugira Muryango (SM), a home-visiting family intervention program focused on early child development and violence prevention across three districts in Rwanda in close coordination with the government and other local partners.

Responsibilities include: Research Management and Implementation (Provide on-the-ground support in Rwanda and long-distance communication with Boston on research deliverables, updates, and field-related activities; Support local teams on the management of field logistics, day-to-day research activities, and monitoring of intervention, including risk of harm and IRB reporting; Contribute to development of materials; Support the data collection process.
Government Engagement and Dissemination (Maintain strong partnerships to enhance and contribute to culturally-informed adaptations to SM program; Synthesize lessons learned from the advisory board, local NGOs, and study data to create and disseminate targeted messaging;Closely work with in-country teams in consultation with RPCA to develop materials to disseminate SM research to key stakeholders. Research Administration (Monitor communications with a sense of cultural competence for the entire team to ensure research goals are met; Contribute to reports;Lead weekly team meetings; Maintain strong communication with key stakeholders to contribute to study success; Ensure partner invoices

Qualifications

Qualifications: Masters in Social Work, Child Development, Public Health, Psychology, Global Mental Health or other relevant fields highly preferred; 3-5 years of experience; Supervisory experience required; Prior international work experience, specifically sub-Saharan Africa, required; Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and ability to perform and collaborate under challenging conditions; Strong planning, community mobilization, and intercultural communication skills required.

Salary

60,000-85,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Submit cover letter please.

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