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Program Manager for MCC Rwanda and Burundi

  • Contractor
  • Kigali Rwanda
  • TBD USD / Year
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  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Mennonite Central Committee

Duration of Contract: 1 Year (renewable)

Languages: English and French (Strong proficiency in both languages preferred)

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches. MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development, and peace. In all our programs we are committed to relationships with our local partners and churches. As an Anabaptist organization, we strive to make peace a part of everything we do.

Job Synopsis

The Program Manager serves as the operational link between MCC Rwanda/Burundi and its various partners. This work requires extensive collaboration and communication with the Country Representative who manages a two-country programme and programme coordinators in both countries. S/he will be responsible for providing support on program methodologies, design, implementation, and evaluation of partner projects to ensure a high-quality standard. The holder will support capacity building and training needs for partners through accompaniment, as well as assess new partners appropriateness. S/he will collaboratively work other staff to effectively enhance MCC Rwanda/Burundi’s programmatic framework. MCC currently works with 9 partners across the two countries and manages one project funded by the World Food Programme.


  • 2-3 years of experience related to position and Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in community development, development studies, project management, social sciences, or related field.
  • At least five years of experience in program coordination and management.
  • High level of experience with Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.
  • Strong computer skills including mastery of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good English and French speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  • Capacity to collaborate in a team setting.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • High level communication skills.
  • High level skills in training facilitation.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability as a team player.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 30% of workdays and across the two countries.
  • Ability to adhere to the MCC policies and (core) principles.
  • All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.


  • Provide supervision to some staff members as assigned by the MCC Country Representative.
  • Act as the program leadership point person in the absence of the MCC Rwanda/Burundi Country Representative.
  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of all MCC reports from all partners.
  • Provide technical assistance to partner and MCC Program Staff on proposals and project design.
  • Planning and conducting training for both partners and the programme staff on various themes.
  • Ensure all partners’ yearly MOUs are updated and accurate.
  • Support the programme coordinator in ensuring that MCC registration and all other government reporting requirements are met on time.
  • Maintain meticulous records of all project-related documentation to enhance program learning.
  • Maintain regular communication with the MCC Representative.
  • Contribute to the development of the yearly program budget.
  • Travel by road or by air, at least monthly between the program offices in Burundi and Rwanda for coordination and mentorship of the MCC staff members based there.
  • Regularly attend a local church.
  • Participate in MCC Rwanda and Burundi team life and responsibilities, such as team meetings and retreats.
  • Model non-violent peacemaking in the workplace.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the MCC Country Representative.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their CVs and academic records with a cover letter explaining why they are interested in the position, highlighting the personal attributes which make them suited for this role.

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] by March 15th, 2024, indicating MCC Rwanda-Burundi Program manager in the subject of the email and fill this FORM .

Please note that only applications submitted to this email address will be considered. Also note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

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