Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist – Rwanda

Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist – Rwanda

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Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The following Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or other relevant degree is highly desirable.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of trade and investment framework development is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with host country public agencies and ministries as well as with private sector advocacy organizations is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and institution coalition building in rural economies is desirable.
  • Experience with policy research, policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and private businesses and related civil society organizations is desirable.
  • Experience and familiarity with agricultural development and policy issues, especially in the livestock sector in the African context, agriculture sector strategies and investment plans 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. Women and Rwandan national are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Deputy Chief of Party – Rwanda

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Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The DCOP should possess the following characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Required Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in animal production, international development, agriculture, economics, food science or related field (with experience in livestock related agribusiness) of study is desirable.
  • Five (5) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted international agriculture and agribusiness development programs similar in scope and complexity to that of Orora Wihaze, preferably in East Africa or in a country context similar to Rwanda, is highly desirable.
  • Five (5) years or more of experience in engagement with host governments on private sector development in agriculture related value chains, enabling environment issues, institutional and policy reforms, and private sector development is desirable.
  • Experience leading collaborative, participatory livestock production and market development efforts in communities with similar levels of education, risk tolerance, habits related to ASF consumption, etc. as seen in Rwanda is desirable.
  • Substantial management and project management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and working in a multi-cultural environment, is desirable.
  • Experience working with a wide range of key agriculture sector stakeholders, including government entities and the donor community, as well as civil society organizations (e.g., farmer organizations and cooperatives, NGOs, CBOs, etc.) and the private sector is desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required, experience managing a USAID-funded program highly preferred;
  • Oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda, as well as in depth knowledge of the local operating environment in Rwanda, 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. Women and Rwandan national are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.