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7 Feb 2023

Market Systems Development Technical Advisor at Save the Children (SC)

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Job Description

(This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding )

Advert – Market Systems Development Technical Advisor

About the Role:

Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

The Market Systems Development Technical Advisor reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and ensures technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions that meet stated goals and reporting requirements. The MSD Advisor will work closely with the Book Chain Advisor to identify and address inefficiencies in markets within the Book Supply Chain in Rwanda.

Qualifications and experience

Master’s Degree in education, international development, marketing, entrepreneurship and other related field or other related field is preferred; Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Minimum of five of professional experience in marketing, business development, and/or access to finance in a relevant field; with a minimum of three years of work experience in the region, ideally in Rwanda.
At least three years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with private sector entities, particularly at the sub-national level.
Good understanding of enterprise development including financing, sales, and marketing with teaching and learning materials.
Understanding of USAID approaches to private sector development.
Experience coaching, mentoring and strengthening the capacity of private sector entities to identify market opportunities, produce high-quality TLM and/or manage the growth and development of their business.
Experience conducting market research and implementing advertising strategies based on study results.
Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity development to realize organizational objectives.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Experience working with public-private partnerships.
Knowledge of Kinyarwanda will be considered an asset.
Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Rwanda.
The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated.
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information: Click Here

Deadline for receiving applications is 20th February 2023.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 28th February, 2023.

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