Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist – Rwanda

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will ensure the completion of all MEL activities across project components and will supervise coordination of USAID personnel, CNFA personnel, sub-contractors, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations in regards to MEL activity. S/he will work with other program teams to ensure integration of monitoring and evaluation, and data and learning processes across program implementation.

Key Qualification:

  • At least seven (7) years of experience in the design and implementation of learning agendas, evaluation of project data to identify successful approaches and trends at the field level, and the development of MEL systems and plans in projects of similar size;
  • Five (5) years of monitoring and evaluation work at the supervisory level preferred; USAID or other international donor experience is highly preferred;
  • Experience designing and overseeing MEL data collection and reporting for agriculture or food security projects, experience with Feed the Future (FtF) reporting preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage information data bases using appropriate software applications;
  • Demonstrated research design and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in team environment and work with and mentor staff to implement programs;
  • Strong writing, reporting, and presentational skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Nutrition and SBCC Specialist – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Nutrition and SBCC Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position supports the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Nutrition and SBCC Officer will manage, oversee and provide technical oversight to activities related to nutrition and social and behavior change communications around animal source foods, and will be responsible for ensuring the execution of a sustainable nutrition and SBCC strategy that engages communities and local stakeholders. S/he will work with local partners and conduct regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions and ensure effective integration of activities.

 

Key Qualification:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, or other relevant field; Master’s preferred;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience in technical, capacity building, and leadership experience of nutrition or social and behavior change communication development programs;
  • Familiarity with agribusiness, agricultural value chains and ASF is considered beneficial;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to engage productively with a wide range of organizations, beneficiaries and related parties (e.g., producers, government, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and research and training institutions); 
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable;
  • Previous Experience in Rwanda is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Director of Finance and Operations

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Director of Finance and Operations to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Finance and Operations will support the day-to-day management of financial and operational processes, including accounts management, financial reporting, grants management, and budget forecasting.

Key Qualification:

  • At least eight (8) years of experience in the financial and operations processes of donor funded projects with progressively increasing levels of responsibilities, is required;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement and enforce USAID rules and regulations is required;
  • Experience in the application of a competitive procurement processes, especially regarding consultants and service providers, is required;
  • Experience managing grants, or providing administrative oversight of grants, is required;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, collaboration, and work ethic are required;
  • Experience building the capacity of staff in a broad range of areas related to finance and operations is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with Rwanda’s agribusiness, finance, and investment sector is a plus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Deputy Chief of Party – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The DCOP will work closely with the COP to manage the day-to-day operations of the project.  S/he must have technical knowledge in agribusiness, agricultural policy, finance, marketing, enterprise development, and a particular expertise in production and processing of ASF.  The DCOP will work closely with the chief of party and other team members in designing, implementing, and monitoring project interventions to achieve the objectives and deliverables required under this activity.  In absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume full responsibility of the project. In addition to standard DCOP duties and responsibilities, the DCOP will provide leadership and technical oversight of production and processing activities.

Key Qualification:

  • An advanced degree in one of the agricultural sciences, such as agronomy, agriculture economics, animal health and nutrition, veterinary medicine, or other relevant or equivalent field;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience developing and implementing agriculture value chain projects in a developing country;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role on projects of similar size and complexity, experience with USAID projects preferred;
  • Experience and knowledge of designing and supervising agriculture production activities, especially in livestock, poultry, and dairy value chains;
  • Experience and knowledge of animal sourced foods processing, including international quality standards;
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable;
  • Previous experience in Rwanda is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Business Development, Marketing, and Finance Specialist – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Business Development, Marketing, and Finance Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Business Development, Market and Finance Development Specialist (BMFDS) will lead the design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around business and financial services, as well as marketing activities.  S/he will work with local partners and conduct regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions and ensure effective integration of activities.

Key Qualification:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in agricultural development, business, marketing, or other relevant equivalent field is required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the provision of financial services or provision of business development services is required;
  •  Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in public-private engagement is desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying market opportunities in local and export markets; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Communications Coordinator

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The Communications Coordinator will be a part of CNFA’s Communications Team and will work closely supporting the communications team in developing and managing our digital media footprint, social media presence, and supporting corporate communications, public relations, field communications activities. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the communications team, within the Communications department, to ensure that all corporate communications activities are integrated to support CNFA’s global initiatives and programs. The Communications Coordinator will also support the CEO assisting with coordination of  board meetings, onsite events and other pertinent tasks.

Requirements

  • Work closely with the communications team to support the development of content for regularly updated social medical channels including Facebook, Twitter, and others of strategic value working closely with the communications team lead and support the delivery of innovative social media campaigns, within budget, to achieve defined objectives; 
  • Responsible for logistics and overall event planning including Board of Director meetings, program communications in developing and organizing CNFA-sponsored public events, as well as Board of Director meetings, speaking engagements and the like;
  • Support CEO on various tasks including communicating with Board members, donors, external partners and others as directed;
  • Work with the communications team to support media relations efforts to enhance CNFA’s brand and mission, which includes writing press releases, media pitches, articles, op-eds, and parallel messaging on social channels;
  • As needed, provide support and develop materials, newsletter, graphics, branded proposals, presentations and leverage events and other opportunities to maximize impact with current and potential partners;
  • Support the design of all organizational materials including annual reports, brochures, and newsletters;
  • Provide field support, including travel to assigned projects, regular monthly updates with the field communications team as well as any additional support needed by the programs in-country;
  • Assist communications team lead in execution of advocacy and strategic communications opportunities for CNFA; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university required;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field;
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively use online tools to communicate with and motivate target groups to take actions, including email, social media and online video for comparable programs or organizations;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; superior attention to detail;
  • Ability to think strategically, set priorities and manage concurrent projects, handle pressure, manage time effectively, exercise independent judgment and assume responsibility for seeing projects through to timely and successful completion;
  • Self-motivated; willingness to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with web writing and other content development tools for the Internet;
  • Ability to work across-platforms (Mac and Windows OS) and keep up with technology in quickly changing environment;
  • Experience in a non-profit environment and demonstrated interest in international development;
  • Experience with video editing, graphic design/InDesign, HTML coding, CSS and JavaScript desired;
  • Advanced experience with MS Office Suite, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Prior media relations experience desired;
  • Domestic and international travel is required up to 20%; and
  • US Work Authorization Required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. This is an immediate opening and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Administratif et Financier

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Introduction de CNFA

CNFA est une ONG américaine à but non lucratif dont l’objectif est le développement agricole et économique à travers six spécialités : (1) Productivité, Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutrition; (2) Provision d’Intrants et de Services Agricoles; (3) Résilience et Reprise Economique; (4) Développement de Filières (Chaînes de Valeur); (5) Assistance Technique Bénévole; et (6) Services Financiers. CNFA soutient les petits producteurs à améliorer leur sécurité alimentaire à travers de nouvelles pratiques agricoles, l’introduction de nouvelles variétés, la diversification de la production, le stockage, le développement d’organisations paysannes et d’élevage, et les liens au marché.

Etude de Bétail au Niger

L’Étude de Bétail au Niger est une expérience pour évaluer différents types d’investissements complémentaires qui peuvent améliorer le potentiel de revenu des éleveurs sur les marchés du bétail. L’expérience considère mais ne se limite pas aux interventions suivantes :

•Tester l’impact de l’introduction d’échelles sur le marché pour fournir aux éleveurs des informations sur le poids de leur animal.

•Fournir des informations sur les prix du bétail à travers les marchés pour aider les éleveurs à décider du meilleur marché local. 

•Affichage de l’information sur les prix à l’Entrée du marché en fonction des marchés régionaux d’info, et des prix du marché du jour précédent.

•Fournir aux agriculteurs une orientation et des renseignements de base directement pour améliorer les compétences en négociation et en négociation parmi les éleveurs.

Description du poste

Sous la supervision du Chef d’Equipe, l’adjoint administratif fournira un soutien administratif et financier à l’Etude de Bétail au Niger. La durée est 5 mois.

Rôles et Responsabilités

  • Aider à la gestion administrative des activités du projet, y compris la rédaction de la correspondance et l’édition des documents,
  • Aider le l’équipe au Niger à organiser et à planifier les visites, les rendez-vous, les événements et les voyages
  • Assurer un système de classement adéquat pour les fichiers de projet 
  • Recueillir des cartes de temps pour approbation et les classer dans leurs dossiers
  • Soutenir l’équipe du projet chaque fois que nécessaire (correspondance, édition des documents et obtention de l’approbation des documents administratifs),
  • Aider le personnel de soutien administratif et financier
  • Suivre la gestion des fournitures de bureau
  • Effectuer toute autre tâche compatible avec les fonctions de ce post
  • Coordiner avec le Siege sur tous affaires financiers, opérationnelles et administratifs

Qualifications

  • Diplôme (DUT/BTS) en Secrétariat, organisation administrative ou tout autre diplôme équivalent
  • 5 années minimum d’expériences en assistance administrative de préférence avec les organisations de développement
  • Assister dans la gestion de la trésorerie et le compte bancaire ouvert pour le projet
  • Etre capable de gérer les taches financières quotidiennes
  • Compétent en programme et logiciel requis en Secrétariat et classement
  • Etre capable de lire et écrire en Français et en anglais
  • Excellente connaissances organisationnelle et capacité à travailler dans un environnement rapide ;
  • Capacité de prioriser et de gérer plusieurs taches simultanément
  • Bon sens du jugement et capacité à se conformer aux procédures de l’organisation
  • Etre courtois et accueillant, avoir l’esprit d’équipe et un sens de discrétion
  • Avoir la nationalité nigérienne 

Nous sommes un employeur d’égalité des chances. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront une contrepartie pour un emploi et ne feront pas l’objet de discrimination sur la base de la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l’orientation sexuelle, l’origine nationale, l’âge, le handicap ou le statut d’ancien combattant protégé. Le CNFA prend des mesures positives pour soutenir sa politique de promotion de l’emploi des personnes appartenant aux minorités, des femmes, des anciens combattants protégés et des personnes handicapées.

Chief of Party–Burma (Myanmar) Agri-Food System Support Activity

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking Chief of Party applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2019 USAID-funded Burma Agri-food System Support Activity. This activity will focus on transforming the agriculture and food systems in designated zones of influence in Burma by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of key value chains. 

Position Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with an additional 10 years of senior level agriculture experience;
  • At least ten (10) years of professional experience working in agricultural value chain, agri-food system strengthening, or agribusiness development programs;
  • At least five (5) years of work experience as Chief of Party or a similar level managing large, complex agri-food system, agribusiness agricultural development programs with a value chain, production, and increasing competitiveness focus;
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex private sector development programs with extensive local capacity building components;
  • Prior work experience with USAID-funded agricultural develop projects, or similar international donor-funded programs;
  • Ability to work with agri-food, agribusiness firms, and financial institutions desired;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in strategic thinking and policy analysis and able to dialogue with high level host country government officials desired;
  • Prior relevant work experience in Southeast Asia. Burma (Myanmar) experience is strongly preferred;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required; and
  • Fluency in English required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Call for Experts – Burma (Myanmar) Agri-food System

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2019 USAID-funded Burma Agri-food System Support Activity. This activity will focus on transforming the agriculture and food systems in designated zones of influence in Burma by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of key value chains. 

CNFA is seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • Agricultural Value Chain Specialist
  • Agri-food Systems Expert
  • Gender and Youth Specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Food and Nutrition Specialist
  • Market Systems Specialist
  • Production Specialist
  • Administration and Operations Specialists

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field is required; Master’s degree or higher is preferred;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in subject matter is required;
  • Demonstrated proposal development experience, including providing technical oversight and leadership; experience with USAID-funded agricultural development projects highly preferred;
  • Experience working in Burma or Southeast Asia is highly preferred;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.