Call for Resumes- USAID Rwanda Nguriza Nshore Activity

Full time Staff

Around the globe, RTI's work is helping foster stronger food systems, reduce malnutrition in all its forms, build resilience and engage the next generation of food security leaders. RTI is currently partnering on nearly 30 projects in East Africa, including activities focused on private sector-driven agricultural growth in Rwanda and youth engagement in Kenya. To build on these efforts, RTI is currently seeking professionals for an anticipated USAID-funded Nguriza Nshore activity in Rwanda, focusing on the facilitation of a dynamic off-farm sector. Candidates should be fluent in English; Kinyarwanda and French preferred.

Financial Systems Strengthening Lead:  Builds the capacity of local financial institutions, with the end goal of increasing financial inclusion and lending to micro, small, and medium enterprises in off-farm enterprises adjacent to agriculture value chains in Rwanda. Qualifications: Master’s degree in financial management, economics, business, agribusiness or other relevant degree, and at least 9 years of relevant experience, such as commercial banking or financial management, value chain financing, loan portfolio management, agricultural SME lending, credit delivery; strategy development and implementation for increasing access to finance in the agriculture. Demonstrated understanding of private sector agribusiness and investment; Demonstrated success building relationships with financial institutions, public and private sector stakeholders.

Business Development Services Lead:  Responsible for strengthening ecosystem of BDS service provision targeted at agricultural (off-farm) SME growth by working to build the capacity of existing actors within BDS service provision to operate profitably and sustainably; creating a strong community of practice/ecosystem within the sector; and increasing knowledge of/demand for those services from SMEs. Qualifications: Master’s degree in economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of relevant experience. Expertise in business planning and strategy development; various business models for BDS provision, product pricing, investment, and entrepreneurship development is required. Knowledge of the BDS ecosystem across Rwanda and regionally, preferred.

Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Specialist:  Responsible for overall off-farm agricultural SME growth and program employment generation strategy, including; leveraging and developing private and public sector relationships for increased BDS and access to finance. Qualifications: Master’s degree in economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of experience in agricultural market systems, SME growth, or workforce development initiatives. Proven relationships with leading stakeholders throughout Rwanda, preferred.

Finance and Administration Lead, Responsible for providing oversight for all finance, grants, human resources, IT, procurement, logistics and administrative aspects of the program. Ensuring appropriate systems and cost effective, timely procedures such as cash management, vendor payments, and budgeting are in place to properly disburse, account, budget and report project funds and have the proper internal controls. Qualifications: Master’s degree in finance, business administration, management, or accounting. 10 years’ experience in the financial and administrative management of donor-funded programs. Familiarity with USG cost accounting standards and QuickBooks

In addition, we are accepting expressions of interest for additional positions.

  • Impact Investment Specialist
  • Financial Services and Investment Specialists 
  • Business Development Services Specialists
  • Agriculture Value Chain Development Specialist
  • Grants and Partnerships Manager
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialists
Closing date: 
7th October 2017