Mission Statement of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village:
Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world.
Core Values: Our core values inspire all our work, focusing our staff on the child’s best interests and helping our students create a community dedicated to building empowered and self-reliant lives. They are:
Commitment: Embrace the mission and go the extra mile
Respect: Be considerate and mindful of others and the environment
Role model: Live and lead by example in a positive way
Interest of Child: Base every decision on how it impacts the child
Support: Help and encourage one another
Integrity: Always be honest with yourself and others and act accordingly
Learning Community: Seek and maximize the opportunity for growth and development
- Work closely with department heads to ensure the ASYV institutional characteristics foster the following:
- Community of meaning (restoring parental wholeness, not parental authority)
- Quality Dialogue between the adults and the children and the entire community-at-large
- foster conflict management and resolution founded on ASYV core values
- Lead and promote efficient and equitable DNA & individual evaluation processes
- Parental wholeness is founded on the principles of healing and bearing responsibility for self and the community
- Frequently review and update the Child Protection Policy; ensure ALL staff are regularly trained to ensure the safety and well-being of ASYV’s youth
- Develop innovative educational workshops in line with the ASYV educational approach/philosophy to improve the quality of life of children and address the dynamic challenges of daily life in the Village
- Ensure all children receive emotional and psychological support regarding the transition to post-Village life
- Participate in the DNA (Dialogue, Negotiation, and Agreement) meetings on critical issues such as accepting, moving, suspending, or expelling a child.
- Provide guidance, create and maintain good work practices that uphold a structured and caring home environment for each child.
- Ensure a variety of youth development programs listed below are implemented in accordance with the village-wide schedule and high-quality coordinate execution:
- Health promotion and prevention programs
- Psychosocial support
- Individual evaluation
- Parental coaching
- Sport and recreation activities
- Arts learning and youth projects
- Real-world science education and science projects
- Ensure completion of Village-wide activities
- Communicate with every grade/cohort of youths monthly to determine their needs and interests
- Ensure establishment & implementation of policies that promote the Village’s philosophy and mission
- Document and integrate information systems that enable the efficient and professional sharing of information between relevant parties
- Work closely with parental wholeness staff to define their performance results and key performance indicators. They must be aligned with the overall strategic plan
- Ensure the strategic development and implementation of gender equity in the Village
- Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates all educational programs against ASYV’s strategic goals
- Cultivate the ASYV’s core values across all programs
- Instill the culture of a “Learning Community” within ASYV
- Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth. Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
- Foster a strong learning community with the Village staff that defines and implements a nurturing, protecting, and empowering environment to facilitate student learning and personal excellence.
- Ensure establishment & implementation of policies that promote ASYV’s ultimate performance culture and mission
- Review and update the student recruitment strategy document policy, which includes recruitment criteria and new members’ onboarding plans
- Coordinate the recruitment process of the new students (this includes budget, calendar, propose recruitment team, field visits, a compilation of the data, the final selection of new cohort)
- Work with Finance to establish an overall annual program budget and monitor each program.
- Ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency in all programs.
- Approve requisitions within the limit of the standard set by the Finance Policy & Procedures
- Collaborate closely with the Executive Director and produce monthly and annual reports
- Perform other professional activities as requested by the Executive Director when needed.
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
- Undergraduate degree in psychology, social work, public health, project management, education, or related fields
- Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in educational work with youth or vulnerable groups
- Experience in project development and the ability to transfer their diverse skills and knowledge to the team they lead
- Passion for education, leadership, and providing psychosocial support and guidance
- A strong and demonstrated ideological affinity to the philosophy and mission of ASYV
- A charismatic, pedagogical and caring approach to children and youth
- Excellent interpersonal skills, leadership, and team-building abilities
- Outstanding creative thinking abilities and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of a specific short or long-term project with a beginning, an end, and specified deliverables
- Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
- Ability to express themselves fluently in English and Kinyarwanda
- Communication and public speaking skills
- Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc.
- Excellent prioritization and time management skills with strong attention to detail
- Professional maturity and ability to handle the sensitivity of working within different cultures.
Reporting to: COUNTRY DIRECTOR
LOCATION: RUBONA – RWAMAGANA, EASTERN PROVINCE