Project Finance Officer (PFO)

Project Finance Officer (PFO)

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Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Field Operations Accounts Manager (FOAM), The Project Finance Officer (PFO) will provide support and guidance to CNFA’s programs by working with the HQ Program Team and in-country management team, particularly, the Finance and Operations staff with tasks related to accounting, banking, budgeting, procurement and financial management to ensure full compliance with rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, and implementation of the effective internal control framework.

The PFO must develop professional relationships with project personnel to ensure responsiveness to local needs and recognition of USAID’s local standard practices, especially with regard to procurements, travel and local employment standards.

The PFO must read and understand CNFA’s Power of Attorney provided and the CNFA’s Delegation of Authorities issued and follow-on delegations as periodically required.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure updated, clear concise written accounting and procurement procedures manuals;
  • Facilitate timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations;
  • Support the month-end closing processes to ensure organized, complete, properly approved packages are delivered to CNFA Home Office in accordance with the month-end closing schedule provided by the FOAM and review for completeness and accuracy all month-end accounting information;
  • Maintain control over the project filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents and personnel salary files;
  • Ensure organized and complete accounting file documentation is maintained by the field office and Headquarters and develop procedures for the systematic transfer of all original documentation to Headquarters;
  • Employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with CNFA financial policies, procedures and rules and regulations;
  • Review and provide support for the financial aspects of contract execution of local and international sub-implementing partners;
  • Develop and periodically update Project Policies and Procedures guidelines for procurement, accounting and budgeting;
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections and submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ;
  • Provide the field finance teams with information and guidance on program financial performance;
  • Regularly prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues;
  • Review partner spending in relation to budgets, and develop monthly budget pipelines for CNFA and partner expenditures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.  May substitute work experience to meet education requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years of project level accounting or finance experience with USAID funded and other donor funded projects.
  • Experience with USAID budgets;
  • Understanding of US Government rules and regulations;
  • Proficiency in Excel software required;
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with a computerized accounting system ; Working experience with Costpoint and Quickbooks preferred;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to initiate and organize work while establishing priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines with attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work in an environment with international objectives;
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with employees at all levels; and
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your current permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

Small Livestock Production and Processing Advisor

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The USAID/Rwanda Feed the Future Orora Wihaze- Increased Protein for Dietary Diversity Activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) to improve the dietary diversity scores of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), especially pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children between the age of 6-23 months (CU2) in poor rural households. The target value chains for the activity are poultry, egg, pig, goat and fish.

 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants fora Small Livestock Production/Processing Advisor. Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; advanced degree preferred;
  • At least 5 years of experience leading activities that increase small animal production and improve quality of processing required;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects preferred;
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred;
  • Strong English and Kinyarwandan skills required; knowledge of French preferred.

Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Officer

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Rwanda Feed the Future Orora Wihaze- Increased Protein for Dietary Diversity Activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) to improve the dietary diversity scores of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), especially pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children between the age of 6-23 months (CU2) in poor rural households. The target value chains for the activity are poultry, egg, pig, goat and fish.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants fora Social and Behavior Change Officer. Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • Degree in public health, communications, or related field; advanced degree is preferred;
  • At least 2 years of experience leading social and behavior change activities to improve nutrition outcomes for women and young children in poor and rural areas.
  • At least 5 years of experience implementing behavior change and community mobilization campaigns.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kinyarwanda; French is an asset.

Gender Advisor

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Rwanda Feed the Future Orora Wihaze- Increased Protein for Dietary Diversity Activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) to improve the dietary diversity scores of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), especially pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children between the age of 6-23 months (CU2) in poor rural households. The target value chains for the activity are poultry, egg, pig, goat and fish.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants fora Gender Officer.  Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of gender issues in Rwanda and extensive experience in gender mainstreaming in agriculture and / or rural development.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • BS/BA in related field, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and French are required; Knowledge of Kinyarwanda is an asset.

Business Development and Marketing Advisor

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Rwanda Feed the Future Orora Wihaze- Increased Protein for Dietary Diversity Activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) to improve the dietary diversity scores of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), especially pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children between the age of 6-23 months (CU2) in poor rural households. The target value chains for the activity are poultry, egg, pig, goat and fish.

 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants fora Business Development and Marketing Advisor. Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • Degree in related field is required, advanced degree preferred;
  • At least 7 years of experience leading private-sector driven livestock marketing activities required;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred;
  • Strong English and Kinyarwandan skills required; knowledge of French preferred.

Animal Health Advisor

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Rwanda Feed the Future Orora Wihaze- Increased Protein for Dietary Diversity Activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) to improve the dietary diversity scores of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), especially pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children between the age of 6-23 months (CU2) in poor rural households. The target value chains for the activity are poultry, egg, pig, goat and fish.

 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants foran Animal Health Advisor. Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • Degree in veterinary science required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years working on animal health for a donor-funded project.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement extension and other training programs.
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred;
  • Strong English and Kinyarwandan skills required; knowledge of French preferred.

Chief of Party – Georgia

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Project background:

CNFA is seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated project supporting Georgia to make its economy more competitive both domestically and internationally. The anticipated project will support USAID/Georgia’s Strategic Development Objective 2 – Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth. The possible approaches that could be taken include: a). prioritizing value chains that demonstrate high potential in domestic and/or international markets; b). assisting firms to identify and realize export opportunities by facilitating market linkages; c). increasing firms’ capacities to meet internationally recognized standards; d). facilitating collaboration between Georgia’s private sector and its technical and vocational training institutions to tailor curricula so that Georgia can tap a highly- and appropriately-skilled workforce; and e). supporting policy reform and related implementation to attract investment in promising sectors.

 

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall management of the project, including the technical, financial, and administrative functions. S/he will provide technical leadership and vision to the project team, ensuring a strong commitment to CNFA’s guiding principles of fostering inclusive development, facilitating connections to the private sector, developing sustainable models, building strong partnerships, incorporating innovation, managing client funds responsibly, and continuously incorporating learning into program interventions.  The Chief of Party will ensure the project efficiently and effectively meets or exceeds agreed upon performance targets while maintaining compliance with USAID rules and regulations. S/he will serve as the project’s primary interlocutor with USAID and will liaise closely with a variety of stakeholders, including other donors and implementing partners, private sector firms, government officials, and research and academic institutes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of technical and/or managerial experience with donor-funded development programs focused on market systems and/or value development, including at least 5 years of experience in senior leadership positions required; USAID experience preferred
  • Sound technical understanding of inclusive agricultural market system development programming in Eastern Europe required; experience in Georgia strongly preferred
  • Sound technical understanding of the project’s goal of increasing competitiveness on both, domestic and international fronts required
  • Strong understanding of wider economic development principles including working with private sector, as well as vocational training development, and policy reform work required
  • Excellent management, leadership, interpersonal, and motivational skills, with proven abilities to liaise with high-level stakeholder representatives required
  • Strong analytical skills and oral and written communication capabilities required
  • Fluency in English is required, Georgian or Russian language skills strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree in economic development, agribusiness, agriculture required; more advance degree in similar disciplines preferred

Women and national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2017.

Expert Agronome

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Informations préalables

Dans une dynamique de relance de l’agriculture, particulièrement un appui aux petits producteurs, la République de l’Allemagne, à travers la KfW, entend soutenir la Côte d’Ivoire pour le passage d’une agriculture vivrière à une agriculture compétitive. Signé en janvier 2015, l’accord pour un fonds d’un montant d’environ 6 milliards de francs CFA a été octroyé à l’Etat de la Côte d’Ivoire et vise à assurer le financement du projet de promotion de l’économie agricole. Les petits producteurs bénéficieront de prêts à courts et moyens termes sous forme d’un Schéma d’Agriculture Sous Contrat. Ce dernier met en relation un acheteur, qui octroi les semences et s’engage à acquérir toute la production auprès du producteur et une institution financière qui accorde du crédit aussi bien à l’acheteur, qu’au producteur. Le fonds pour la promotion de l’agriculture sous contrat sera géré par une Unité de Gestion (UG) au sein du Ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement Rural (MINADER) et bénéficiera d’un accompagnement technique d’un cabinet de conseil.

CNFA a été présélectionné pour être ce cabinet et travaille actuellement au développement de sa réponse à l’appel d’offre. Nous cherchons trois experts dont un Expert Agronome pour des postes à temps plein pour ce projet de 48 mois, basé à Abidjan.  

Profil de l’Expert Agronome:

  • Ingénieur Agronome/équivalent
  • Maitrise parfaite de la langue française
  • Min. 10 ans d’expérience dans les projets de développement agricole en Afrique francophone
  • Connaissance des systèmes de production et chaînes de valeur en zone tropicale et soudano- sahélienne
  • Suivi et surveillance des schémas
  • Analyse de risques
  • Préparation de rapports

Veuillez poser votre candidature par courrier électronique à vroger@cnfa-europe.org  avec le curriculum vitae et la lettre d’accompagnment au plus tard au 31 mars 2017.

Expert International en Crédit Agricole / Gestionnaire de Fond

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Informations préalables

Dans une dynamique de relance de l’agriculture, particulièrement un appui aux petits producteurs, la République de l’Allemagne, à travers la KfW, entend soutenir la Côte d’Ivoire pour le passage d’une agriculture vivrière à une agriculture compétitive. Signé en janvier 2015, l’accord pour un fonds d’un montant d’environ 6 milliards de francs CFA a été octroyé à l’Etat de la Côte d’Ivoire et vise à assurer le financement du projet de promotion de l’économie agricole. Les petits producteurs bénéficieront de prêts à courts et moyens termes sous forme d’un Schéma d’Agriculture Sous Contrat. Ce dernier met en relation un acheteur, qui octroi les semences et s’engage à acquérir toute la production auprès du producteur et une institution financière qui accorde du crédit aussi bien à l’acheteur, qu’au producteur. Le fonds pour la promotion de l’agriculture sous contrat sera géré par une Unité de Gestion (UG) au sein du Ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement Rural (MINADER) et bénéficiera d’un accompagnement technique d’un cabinet de conseil.

CNFA a été présélectionné pour être ce cabinet et travaille actuellement au développement de sa réponse à l’appel d’offre. Nous cherchons trois experts dont un Gestionnaire de Fond, Expert International en Crédit Agricole pour sur des postes à temps plein pour ce projet de 48 mois, basé à Abidjan.  

Profil du Gestionnaire de Fond, Expert International en Crédit Agricole :

  • Economiste/agent de banque spécialisé en crédit agricole
  • Niveau bac+5
  • Maitrise parfaite de la langue française
  • Min. 10 ans d’expérience dans les projets d’agri- finance en Afrique francophone
  • Idéalement expertise dans le secteur agricole ouest africain
  • Expérience dans la gestion de fonds dans un contexte similaire
  • Développement de produits financiers pour le secteur agricole
  • Expérience dans la gestion de projets complexes avec une composante institutionnelle et projets auprès de gouvernement
  • Expérience en Gestion administrative et financière de projets
  • Gestion d’équipes
  • Préparation de rapports
  • Connaissance des procédures de la KfW et/ou Banque Mondiale, Union Européenne

Veuillez poser votre candidature par courrier électronique à vroger@cnfa-europe.org  avec le curriculum vitae et la lettre d’accompagnment au plus tard au 31 mars 2017.