Horticulture Value Chain Analysis

Horticulture Value Chain Analysis

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

In response to this economic reality, Hinga Weze will adapt its approach to help smallholder producers in the horticulture sector become better-informed decisionmakers for production, processing, and marketing processes. To do so, Hinga Weze must focus its efforts on a relatively-small subset of all possible horticulture interventions, so as not to dilute its efforts too widely and to increase its impact by reaching a large group of Rwandan farmers. 

Hinga Weze will engage a consultant to conduct an analysis that will help prioritize its horticulture value chain interventions, and identify which products and technologies have the greatest potential to make an impact in the near-term on contractual deliverables. The consultant will be asked to identify the most appropriate commodities that offer potential to increase incomes, improve nutritional outcomes, and increase market access for Rwandan agricultural producers.


The STTA ValueChain Advisor is anticipated to be on the ground in Rwanda for 20 days, and have 5 days of home-office research, preparation and post-travel report writing, for a total of 25 LOE days.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Economics, International Development, Business or a related field, is preferred. Or, Bachelor’s degree with an additional five years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience in agricultural value chain development, with 5 years of experience in market analysis, research and agricultural development practices.
  • Experience identifying opportunities for value chain development which promote market linkages, improve access to markets at the processor and household level, and positively impact the entire value chain.
  • Proven understanding of nutrition-sensitive value chain programming.
  • Acquainted with agricultural and rural development conditions in emerging markets. Priority will be given to knowledge of Rwandan or East African market conditions.
  • Holder of a post-graduate degree in finance, banking or business-related fields.
  • Experience in value chain methodologies and techniques, horticulture promotion, monitoring/evaluation, and other relevant areas.
  • Experience working with USAID and other donors.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Rwandan citizenship an advantage but not required.
  • Experience in using excel-based financial analysis to solve problems is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills in Kinyarwanda.
  • Fluency in English and excellent technical report writing skills in English.


  • An inception report within 5 days of contract signature with an outline of the proposed methodology and the approach to be used, also including a workplan of activities to be carried out during the assignment.
  • A draft final report outlining the methodology used, the results, and the primary recommendations to Hinga Weze about which six commodities with the horticulture value chain to focus on, and upgraded strategies for the Hinga Weze approach.  Report to include eight commodities of secondary focus.
  • A final report taking into account comments by Hinga Weze, USAID, and the GoR.
  • The consultant/team will provide a draft report of the assignment including a comprehensive cost and benefit analysis within 30 days of contract signature. The final report can be submitted once the draft report has been reviewed and accepted by CNFA and other stakeholders.

Interested candidates should submit an application containing technical and financial proposals through the following e-mail address: c2.stta@cnfarwanda.org  The deadline of submission of applications is November 29, 2017.

ICT Officer

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Brief Project Overview:

The USAID Rwanda Nguriza Nshore Activity seeks to encourage the creation and growth of productive off-farm small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that add value to agricultural commodities, such as firms that provide storage, processing, transportation, or leasing of farm implements. This activity will support these SMEs by strengthening their capacity to access finance, catalyzing a vibrant business development service sector, and removing barriers to investment and finance for banks, microfinance institutions, and private investors interested in working with these SMEs.

Ideal Candidate’s Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience providing information communications technology (ICT) support in a development context;
  • Bachelors in information technology or a relevant field required;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English are required; Knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or French is an asset
  • 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;

Women and Rwandan nationals strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

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 for a 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.