Country: Rwanda
Organization: Interpeace
Closing date: 27 Apr 2022

Reporting to: Great Lakes Regional Representative

Location: Rwanda, Kigali

Application closing: 27 April, 2022

Job start date: 1st June 2022

Contract Type and Duration: 2 years renewable (depending on performance and donor funding).


Interpeace is an international organisation for peacebuilding that strengthens the ability of societies to manage conflict themselves in sustainable and non-violent ways. Interpeace designs and delivers its work tailored to each situation in partnership with local partners and communities, based on extensive consultation and research. Interpeace also ensures that the processes of conflict management and change that it supports are integrated at all levels of society including local communities, civil society, government, and the international community (we call it a ‘Track 6’ approach).

Interpeace was originally established by the United Nations and remains its strategic partner. Beyond field-based peacebuilding, Interpeace also assists the international community – particularly the UN – to be more effective in supporting peacebuilding efforts worldwide. This includes contributing innovative thought leadership on peacebuilding policies and practices.

Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit

Interpeace in Rwanda

Interpeace has been working in Rwanda since 2001. During this time, Interpeace has been working in support of national institutions to strengthen durable peace, through the promotion of social cohesion, social trauma healing, participatory governance, and regional collaboration. In this work, Interpeace has worked with several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and is now in the process of developing new multi-year peacebuilding work in partnership with national authorities as well as CSOs.

In recent years, the headline work of Interpeace in Rwanda has been the delivery of two programmes. One has been the Societal Healing and Participatory Governance Programme, focused on group-based trauma healing, and strengthening relations and improving participation of citizens in Imihigo and related processes. The other programme has focused on strengthening the capacity of district level governments to implement participatory governance practices. In addition, Interpeace’s work in Rwanda has been linked to a Great Lakes regional programme focused on fostering strong relations across borders. A new programme is now being commenced in 2020 in collaboration with national authorities and CSOs, focused on strengthening societal mental health and trauma healing capacities, addressing inter-generational transmission of trauma, and promoting reintegration and cohesion of prisoners with the communities to which they return.

Position within the Organisation

We are looking for a professional with a dynamic personality and excellent understanding of gender and inclusion issues in Rwanda, in relation to trauma healing, social cohesion and cultural sensitivity. The

Gender & Inclusion Advisor will be the technical expert to Interpeace Rwanda programmes as well as contribute to overall institutional processes related to gender and inclusion. The post holder will ensure that gender transformative and inclusive approach is imbedded in all existing and new projects/programmes. S/he is a member of the Programme Management Unit, which designs, implements and manages all Interpeace field-based peacebuilding programmes around the world. The Programme Management Unit is headed by the Senior Director in Geneva, with team members based in different parts of the world. The position-holder will be supervised by the Great Lakes Regional Representative and work closely with the Rwanda Programme team, including the Programme Manager, Programme Officers, and Finance and Administration unit. S/he will also work closely with the the Global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager based in Nairobi.

This post is based in Kigali and involves a significant amount of travel throughout Rwanda. Occasional travel in the region or overseas might also be required.


Provide leadership and technical guidance on Gender and Inclusion to Interpeace Rwanda programme team.
Take lead on reviewing institutional gender strategy/policy to align it with Rwanda programme realities, including incorporating trauma, conflict, and Rwandan cultural-sensitive lenses.
Work together with DMEL Advisor and M&E Officers of Interpeace and partner organisations to design, design, monitor and report on Gender and Inclusion policies across all activities and practices of the programme including in defining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, and planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire programme (Interpeace and its local partners) including designing program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the programme and disseminated to stakeholders and partners for continuous program adjustments.
Lead in the promotion of Gender and Inclusion good practices and generating learnings, quality internal and external evidence, and practices within Interpeace Rwanda.
Take lead on capacity building initiatives for staff of Interpeace Rwanda and its local partners on Gender and Inclusion, including development of training tools and methods.


Essential skills and qualifications:

A Master or bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Gender studies, conflict management, social sciences, or related fields);
7-10 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 3 years should be at field level and 2 in managerial/advisory role.
Competencies in using computer packages including MS Word and Excel.
Experience working closely with governmental/local authorities and other (inter)national NGOs.
Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.
Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda- both verbal and written.

Preferred demonstrable skills:

Experience of direct work in Gender and inclusion in Rwanda, particularly in thematic areas of trauma healing, social cohesion, and community livelihoods initiatives.
Demonstrable experience in programme design, planning and implementation at all levels, including advisory to data collection and baseline surveys from gender and inclusion perspectives.
Experience of project/programme management, including advisory to national level and community-based organizations in Rwanda.
Experience in designing and assessing programme indicators & measuring impact from gender and inclusion perspectives.
Clear understanding of current issues and trends in Gender and inclusion.
Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organizational perspective. Confident and articulate in systems thinking and working with theories of change.

Interpeace Competencies

Collaboration and Weaving
Drive for results
Adaptability and Continuous Learning
Respect for Diversity

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to no later than 27th April 2021. “**Gender and Inclusion Advisor**” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.

The application must include:

a complete curriculum vitae
a letter of interest

an acknowledgment letter, answering the following questions:

Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:

Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g. contract termination, dismissal, non-renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse?

Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?

And confirming the following declaration of understanding:

I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that Interpeace will conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.

I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, or if I am employed, I may be dismissed.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and the promotion of a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

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