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 – Rwanda

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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.

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.

Chief of Party – Orora Wihaze Activity Rwanda

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Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party 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 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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID project, is required;
  • Prior experience managing development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries required;
  • Experience managing projects with nutrition, livestock, and market systems development;
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge of, and commitment to inclusiveness, including engaging women and youth in project activities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required, experience managing a USAID-funded program highly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff;
  • Master’s degrees in a relevant field, such as international development, nutrition, and agriculture, required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required; knowledge of other local languages preferred;
  • Experience in Rwanda or Central and/or East Africa preferred

Women and Rwandan national are 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.

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.