Learning Advisor

Learning Advisor

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Position Description

Under the supervision of the Senior M&E Specialist, the Learning Advisor will be responsible fordesigning and implementing the Hinga Weze learning agenda and evaluating project data to identify successful approaches and trends at the field level. S/he will also assist the M&E Program Unit in developing MEL systems and plans. S/he will be required to create learning tools and manuals, and organize learning exchanges between Hinga Weze staff, other implementing partners, USAID, and GOR stakeholders. 

Qualifications:

  • At least 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, the development of MEL systems and plans;
  • BSc or higher in data management, information technology, or a related field;
  • Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

GIS/Database Technician

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Position Description

Under the supervision of the Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), the Geographic Information System (GIS)/Database Technician will be responsible for managing all significant and relevant data required by the program to inform annual reports and communications documents; and provide quantitative results that will feed into analysis, evaluations, performance monitoring, and more. S/he will also develop, manage, and maintain a GIS Mapping Database and develop data collection tools to geographically map program interventions and project management indicators.  

Qualifications:

  • At least 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, the development of MEL systems and plans;
  • BSc or higher in data management, information technology, or a related field;
  • Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Communications Officer

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Position Description

Under the supervision of the Operations and Procurement Manager, the Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and overseeing the project communications strategy and activities, including developing marketing materials that comply with the USAID approved Branding and Marking Plan. S/he will also be responsible for quality control on all reports, marketing materials, and for training staff on USAID, and project branding and marking.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The main duties of the Communications Officer are:
  • Develop and oversee communications materials including but not limited to success stories, press releases, brochures, presentations, speeches, talking points and additional marketing materials.
  • Regularly communicate the project’s activities and impacts to CNFA headquarters and stakeholders.  This includes submitting Quarterly Deliverables to CNFA HQ and participating in bi-monthly phone calls to HQ;
  • Ensure Project’s compliance with USAID and CNFA’s Branding and Marking Plan;
  • Manage and oversee the development of content of project Hinga Weze website;
  • In close collaboration with the Operations and Procurement Manager, respond to short notice and ad hoc communication requests from USAID;
  • Assist execution of office photography and documentation of the Hinga Weze brochure, workshops and publications;
  • Lead logistical support and ensure proper coordination for the preparation of high-level meetings and workshops and public events;
  • Continue to develop and manage an extensive library of videos, photography, and project documents.  Later stages will include short Project videos; 
  • Support the production of high-quality reports including the Feed the Future biweekly, monthly and quarterly reports to be submitted to USAID;
  • Support the development and contribute of success stories. 

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in communications and media, including managing and launching promotional events and materials for donor-funded projects;
  • Bachelors or higher in Media, Communication, and Development;
  • Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID branding and marking strategy, including the development of one-pagers, sector-specific fact sheets, and success stories, a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

ICT Officer/Administrative Assistant

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Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Operations and Procurement Manager, the ICT Officer/Administrative Assistant will be responsible for ensuring reliable local communications and connectivity between the provincial-level and home offices. S/he will be required to support the adoption and rollout of any new technology required to implement program activities in the target provinces and districts. S/he will also provide overall administrative support to the Hinga Weze program.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot all network and computer related issues;
  • Integrate security, physical control solutions for all confidential data and systems;
  • Monitor performance and manage parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users;
  • Integrate and configure computer networking for best performance;
  • Troubleshoot and repair of hardware, operating systems and applications;
  • Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks;
  • Identify security gaps and provide relevant solutions in consultation with the Operations manager;
  • Test and evaluate all new technology including M&E systems e.g. database systems, websites etc.;
  • In collaboration with ICT Partner and MEL Unit, develop participatory strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluating the project;
  • Conduct electrical safety checks on computer equipment;
  • Enhance office IT system through appropriate upgrades and advise Operations Unit on changes or improvements required;
  • Help install and support of all ICT hardware and software;
  • Provide overall administrative support to the Hinga Weze program.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience providing information communications technology (ICT) and administrative support in a development context;
  • Bachelors in information technology or a relevant field required;
  • Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Grants Officer

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Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the Grants Officer will ensure compliance with CNFA’s Grants Manual and all USAID rules and regulations governing grant processes. S/he will be responsible for supporting overall grant management and implementation; aid grantees in the grant application process; and receive and review new applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall grant management for the Hinga Weze program;
  • Maintaining a database of all program grants and their duration, and monitor timely submission of periodic and final reports;
  • Coordinate with the MEL Unit to ensure data (contributing to indicators) for donor reporting is readily available;
  • Maintain close collaboration with the program teams on all aspects related to grants including management and compliance;
  • Support systems to manage and track sub grantees including providing guidance on grantee applications and development of Letters of Awards (LOA’s);
  • Build the capacity of grantees on USAID grant policies, grants development, and business management;
  • Ensure full compliance with contract obligations (LOA’s) as signed by grantees;
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the Grants Manager that enhance Hinga Weze’s mission and objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required in Finance, Accounting, or related field of study;
  • At least 5 years of experience in grants implementation, management of grantees, accounting, project accounting, or finance;
  • Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Senior Accountant

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Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholders farmers income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations, the Senior Accountant will lead preparation of the program’s expenditures and reporting system. S/he will be responsible for monitoring the overall financial reporting system. The Accountant will also prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues. Additionally, the Accountant will maintain the Accounts Payable Ledger and Check Register.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Accounts Payable Ledger and Check Register;
  • Monitor bank account balances (money market & operating accounts);
  • Verify accuracy of expenses and expense reporting from sub-contractors;
  • Verify vendor invoices for accuracy and run checks twice a week;
  • Verify cash balance on a monthly basis;
  • Review work on collections and advance repayments;
  • Verify petty cash register;
  • Review invoices for rent and other expenses;
  • Maintenance of all equipment contracts and insurance policies;
  • Prepare payroll processing;
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain automated financial reporting systems to track financial performance of CNFA and its affiliates;
  • Prepare the accounting functions in closing the books and reports;
  • Work directly with external auditors on a variety of technical accounting issues
  • Providing assistance with internal or external audit requirements.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required in accounting or a relevant  field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting with at least 3 year within the International Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO) sector;
  • Proficiency in Excel and other relevant accounting software;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Strong attention to details and high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party

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Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

The Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will manage implementation of the agricultural productivity component of the activity. S/he will also provide technical expertise in identifying and designing key interventions around climate-smart agriculture, nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches and their integration into the production, access to finance and market development interventions. The Senior Agronomist/DCoP will also serve as the key liaison with the Rwanda Agriculture Board and will work closely with local government officials to ensure smooth implementation of Hinga Weze at the district level. As the DCoP, the Senior Agronomist will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage the day-to-day operations of the activity. In the absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume full responsibility for the activity.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture/agronomy, or other related field of study such as environment, natural resource management, or international development is required; a master’s degree in agricultural sciences is preferred;
  • 7 years’ professional experience in developing countries, some of which should be in Africa, in food security and agronomy in managing or implementing development programs. Experience with East Africa or Rwanda agriculture sector is an asset;
  • Solid foundation in a broad range of agriculture subjects preferred, including areas such as agriculture economics, agriculture policy, agribusiness, agronomy, agriculture extension, and market development;
  • Familiarity with nutrition sensitive and climate smart agriculture concepts highly desirable preferred;
  • Experience in designing or managing sustainable agricultural production systems is preferred;
  • Familiarity with agriculture research integration in project implementation, and experience working to improve private and public extension systems;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English are required. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an asset;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

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Position Summary:

The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation will provide technical direction for all M&E related systems, processes, analysis, and reporting across CNFA’s program portfolio and will contribute to new business development initiatives as necessary. The Director will be responsible for developing in-house tools and data management systems to track M&E indicators across the organization.  Additionally, the Director will provide technical support and contribute to staff training and mentoring in areas of evaluation, data collection and analysis, learning agenda development and other project-level M&E-related deliverables. The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation will represent CNFA to external audiences to showcase project impacts and achievements. The Director will work will be carried out in close collaboration with CNFA’s program division and will require regular travel to the field in support of CNFA’s global project portfolio. This is a position based out of our DC head office. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership in monitoring and evaluation systems and processes across the organization;
  • Synthesizes historical project successes and finalizes and aggregates organizational M&E indicators across a range of past and ongoing projects;  
  • Provides technical guidance and direction for, and review of, CNFA’s M&E activities and resulting deliverables including reports;
  • Serves on STTA assignments as a technical expert to support field-based projects in the design, implementation, and management of M&E systems to include the development of PMPs, design and implementation of special surveys and studies, and help develop other indicator tracking tools as required;
  • Informs and develops M&E approaches and strategies as required in support of new business development;
  • Develops and/or revises M&E templates as a part of organization-wide effort to improve project reporting capabilities;
  • Represents CNFA and serves as a thought-leader for M&E to external audiences, as well as internally to CNFA staff;
  • Delivers trainings, as necessary, for HQ and field office staff in a variety of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis topics;
  • Supports the systematic reporting of M&E data across CNFA’s programs portfolio; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Economics or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in designing monitoring and evaluation activities in support of USAID and/or other donor funded projects.
  • Experience supporting business development efforts, including the development of responsive M&E Plans, draft Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP), learning agendas, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with U.S. Government (USAID, USDA) monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of, and first hand familiarity with network of donors and implementers in international development.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Overseas work experience desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data;
  • Strong skills related to M&E tools such as SPSS and data management systems (e.g. MS Access)
  • Ability to train others on M&E, data collection and analysis, developing Learning Agendas, etc.;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and client focused with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team using a solution oriented approach;
  • Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving team, willingness to contribute at different levels required to achieve success, self-motivated and ability to work independently;
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

This is an immediate and active recruitment with interviews of qualified candidates conducted on a rolling basis. Please be advised that employment is contingent on your permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

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