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Munderere Samuel
Director , International Organisation
Kigali , Rwanda
Development worker with 13 years experience working in post conflict Rwanda. Currently Director of Survivors Fund (SURF). I am looking for a challenging opportunity to work with vulnerable populations.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Survivors Fund (Rwanda), Kigali, Rwanda

Director Sept 2015 to date

Survivors Fund (SURF) is a UK charity, and registered international nongovernmental organization in Rwanda, which is the principal international organization representing and supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

• Key contact for survivors Fund in Rwanda
• Managing sponsorship and livelihood programs
• Directing SURF Rwanda’s operational activity and ensure the smooth-running of the operation
• Acting as SURF main administrative and external contact point
• Representing SURF at administrative meetings and other as designated events
• Ensuring that SURF Rwanda is professionally managed and effective
• Coordinating staff matters, overseeing human resources and ensure the health and safety of staff
• Contribute to the financial management of SURF in support of SURF Accountant
• Provide the lead in SURF Rwanda communications and fundraising activities
• Lead on the Foundation Rwanda programme and Community Counselling initiative for children born of genocide rape

Program Manager, Feb 2007 to Sept 2015

Survivors Fund (SURF) and Foundation Rwanda
• Coordinated an educational program for over 850 children born as a result of rape committed during the genocide in Rwanda, including monitoring and evaluation.
• Coordinated a groundbreaking community counselling program in which 420 mothers with children born out rape are receiving psychological support.
• Assisted individuals and groups (genocide survivors, widows, widowers, and orphans, rape victims) to develop their ideas for voluntary action and provide relevant support services.
• Worked closely with local partners, offering results-oriented mentoring and capacity building support of individuals and community groups.
• Undertook community consultation and engagement to identify needs of local NGOs in order to produce capacity building and community development work plans.
• Managed a team of 3 staff members whose performance has helped the program to grow and come up with innovative solutions such as the community counselling initiative.
• Managed an annual budget of up to $250,000, and all monitoring and reporting for Foundation Rwanda, a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
• Developed an array of livelihoods projects including new initiatives to introduce solar lights, solar cookers, clean stove cookers and donkeys
• Represented Survivors Fund and Foundation Rwanda to donors and partners visiting Rwanda, as well as on international visits to countries including the UK and India
• Awarded a full scholarship to the University of Westminster to study for an MA in International Development Management on a yearlong sabbatical.
Survivors Fund (Rwanda), Kigali, Rwanda
Administrator, 2004 – 2007

• Prepared monthly, quarterly financial reports including payroll, PAYE
• Prepared monthly operational budgets in consultation with the Finance Ma
2010 - 2012 Masters of Arts - International Development Management- University of Westminster, London,

2000 - 2003 Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
Bugema University, Kampala, Uganda

Affiliations and Achievements:
Received full scholarship from the University of Westminster to undertake my masters degree program.

Helped set up a community counseling initiative to provide counseling to women raped during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and have children.

Supported the setting up of a sponsorship program which provides education to 830 children born of Rape.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
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