3 job positions at Cordaid: (Deadline 4 December 2023)

 

3 job positions at Cordaid: (Deadline 4 December 2023)

 

 

Project Coordinator – Value Chain Development at Cordaid: (Deadline 4 December 2023)

Apply for this job

JOB CATEGORY: 

 Rwanda salary scale, Grade 8

DUTY STATION: 

 

 

 Kigali, RW

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 

 Full-time

SALARY SCALE: 

 Not Specified

 

 

DEADLINE: 

 Dec 04, 2023 11:55 PM

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

 1

AGE LIMIT: 

 

 

 Not Specified

DOWNLOAD JOB DETAILS

Download File

DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Project Coordinator – Value Chain Development

 

 

Organizational Unit: Rwanda Country Office

Job’s Aim: Responsible for implementation of access to value chain development projects, acquisition and business development

Job Specification: Spends 30% of time on program management, with special focus on the value chain development project implementation PMO, 50% of time implementation responsibility for one project in Rwanda (tbd) and 20% of time on acquisition and business development for Rwanda in collaboration with other business developers in the cluster and in Cordaid

Aim of the Organizational Unit: Responsible for project implementation in country Office

Job category/Grade: Rwanda salary scale, Grade 8

 

 

Supervisor: Program Manager

Supervises: Staffs in the project: value chain development advisors, junior value chain development advisors, program advisors

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Result Areas                                               Description  

Fund mobilization/BS develop: Contribute and support on the development and writing of successful funding proposals. Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly argument the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the programme(s) in Rwanda. This includes increasing revenues, growth in terms of business expansion, increasing profitability by building strategic partnerships and making strategic business decisions

 

 

Bid management: Support bid manager on calls for proposals and tenders related to the assigned specific donor portfolio. Support negotiations for specific assigned bids, especially Value chain development. The bid team provides donor specific advice on rules, regulations, and policy. Uses donor contacts to ensure the winning outcome of calls and proposals. Oversees (parts of) the role division, planning and communication with donors and a consortium in order to achieve a positive outcome for Cordaid

Project planning: Translates the Cordaid project results into specific results in designated project areas and formulates an operational project plan within a country/region. Remains within budget propositions and infrastructural possibilities

Project management: Assist program managers with respect to risks, stakeholders’ issues and the project team. Support in Agrees with all contributors to project success deliverables, with a large amount of intercultural sensitivity. Understands partners and matches desired results and contextual factors. Stimulates progress and makes necessary adjustments to realize the project within given boundary conditions: scope, time, budget and quality

Financial management: Assist program managers in managing the project budget ensuring expenditures are in line with what has been planned for. Reports regularly on budget realization and acts proactively to comply with the budget

Field & Partner visits: Support program teams to monitor project achievements, conduct field visits with partners, review field reports, analyze field data and formulate conclusions, discussion points and recommendations for all stakeholders

 

 

Supported partners: Support program managers to Identify the need for support with partner organizations and translate this into (customised) forms of support, taking into account (large differences in) the background and circumstances of (individuals in) partner organizations.

Network representation: Support to Identify and establish contacts with organizations and explore representation for potential areas for collaboration, taking into account the mission statement of Cordaid and the possibilities within existing projects

Project reports: Collects information within the project and reports about the results, specifics, budget and expenditures and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MERL): Work closely with the monitoring evaluation team to identify project learning opportunities, research and publications and implementation of MEL policy. Facilitates the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned. In collaboration with the MERL team, Ensure integration of innovations and best practices

Personnel management: Leads and coaches the multidisciplinary, intercultural, and inter-gender project team on a day-to-day basis in accordance with the management style of Cordaid, focused on productivity, the professional development of staff and employee satisfaction. Coaches staff and leaves room for professional freedom to determine how to execute the work. Builds on the strengths and talents of staff members to improve team performance. Emphasis teamwork, project-based working, and commitment. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work

 

 

Integrity: Adheres to the code of conduct and integrity policies, reports concerns and follows regular integrity training. This  tris a medium-risk position, with direct contact with vulnerable communities and regular travels.

Other: Any other duties assigned by the manager

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences

  • Management knowledge and coaching styles, project management, international cooperation with local partners, country/region of the Country Office, techniques, reporting standards and languages
  • Master’s Degree + 5 years’ experience in project management preferred -Bachelor’s Degree + 7 years’ experience required in the fields of Economics, Statistics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting or related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ Experience in value chain development programmes, Coordinating   value chain activities.
  • Broad understanding of value chain development activities, fund mobilizations and capacity building for value chain actors with practical experience value chain needs assessment and market development,
  • Extensive experience working with international and national partners including government entities, consultants, and value chain stakeholders,
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops or events with high level audience,
  • Experience in partner identification, developing and managing their relationships
  • Experience in providing leadership in the design, development and implementation of activities related to and value chains development
  • Vast experience in capacity development activities in the areas of organizational development, agribusiness, value chain and producer organizations
  • Experience in designing and developing inclusive business model for smallholders, private sector, and other value chain stakeholders
  • Experience in facilitation of market and financial institutions linkages for farmer groups, in collaboration with various stakeholders, including Government and private sector actors
  • Provide technical support for the formation of producer groups/cooperatives and other associations along the key value chains
  • Strengthen market linkages (local and international) through concerted value chain and market analysis/review of producer and marketing organizations
  • At least 4 years of experience in managing professional projects and/or (sub-)offices of international organizations or companies.
  • Knowledge of the project field of expertise for example agriculture/health/economy or other relevant subject on an academic level and able to provide technical solutions
  • Social skills to agree on deliverables, ensure progress with staff and to support partners
  • Behavioral values and skills: trust, accountability, problem solving, cooperation, teambuilding, negotiation, conflict management, collaboration, flexibility, creativity
  • Writing skills to clearly formulate project proposals, project plan and project reports
  • Knowledge of the legal framework that governs Cordaid’s operations, as required by local and national government and by major donors (EU, UN, US, Bilateral Donors)
  • Knowledge of the mission statement and goals of the Cordaid project and the security policies

OTHERS/EXTRA DETAILS

 

 

Core Competencies

  • Quality orientation
  • Organisational awareness including planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Inclusion
  • Dealing with details
  • Problem analysis
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Social awareness
  • Intercultural orientation
  • Managing conflict
  • Coaching

Cordaid is fully committed to provide a safe and welcoming workplace to its employees, and to maintain respect and dignity of everyone that comes into contact with Cordaid. Therefore, Cordaid participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. For more information about Cordaid’s work on integrity https://www.cordaid.org/en/who-we-are/integrity-and-code-of-conduct/.

CLICK HERE TO MORE AND APPLY

Program Officer- Access to Finance/ Value Chain Development at Cordaid: (Deadline 4 December 2023)

Program Officer- Access to Finance/ Value Chain Development

 

 

Job Ref No 006 | Published on Nov 22, 2023 10:00 AM

Apply for this job

JOB CATEGORY:

 Cordaid Rwanda salary scale, Grade VI

DUTY STATION: 

 

 

 Kigali, RW

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 

 Full-time

SALARY SCALE: 

 Not Specified

DEADLINE: 

 Dec 04, 2023 11:55 PM

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 

 1

AGE LIMIT:

 Not Specified

DOWNLOAD JOB DETAILS

Download File

DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Program Officer- Access to Finance/ Value Chain Development

Organizational Unit: Rwanda Country Office

Job’s Aim: Responsible for implementation of access to finance projects, acquisition and business development

Job Specification: Spends 90% of time implementation responsibility for one project in Rwanda (tbd) and 10% of time on acquisition and business development for Rwanda in collaboration with other business developers in the cluster and in ICCO/Cordaid

Aim of the Organizational Unit: Responsible for project implementation in country Office

Job category/Grade: Rwanda salary scale, Grade VI

Supervisor: Program Manager/ Project Manager/Country Manager

Supervises                                                     

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Fund mobilization/BS develop: Contribute and support the development and writing of successful funding proposals. Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly argument the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the programme(s) in Rwanda. This includes increasing revenues, growth in terms of business expansion, increasing profitability by building strategic partnerships and making strategic business decisions

Bid management: Support bid manager on calls for proposals and tenders related to the assigned specific donor portfolio. Support negotiations for specific assigned bids, especially Value chain development. The bid team provides donor specific advice on rules, regulations, and policy. Uses donor contacts to ensure the winning outcome of calls and proposals. Oversees (parts of) the role division, planning and communication with donors and a consortium in order to achieve a positive outcome for Cordaid

Project planning: Translates the Cordaid project results into specific results in designated project areas and formulates an operational project plan within a country/region. Remains within budget propositions and infrastructural possibilities.

 

Project management: Assist program managers with respect to risks, stakeholders’ issues and the project team. Support in Agrees with all contributors to project success deliverables, with a large amount of intercultural sensitivity. Understands partners and matches desired results and contextual factors. Stimulates progress and makes necessary adjustments to realize the project within given boundary conditions: scope, time, budget and quality.

 

Financial management: Assist program managers in managing the project budget ensuring expenditures are in line with what has been planned for. Reports regularly on budget realization and acts proactively to comply with the budget.

 

Field & Partner visits: Support program teams to monitor project achievements, conduct field visits with partners, review field reports, analyze field data and formulate conclusions, discussion points and recommendations for all stakeholders

Supported partners: Support program managers to Identify the need for support with partner organizations and translate this into (customized) forms of support, taking into account (large differences in) the background and circumstances of (individuals in) partner organizations.

Network representation/ Communication: Support to Identify and establish contacts with organizations and explore representation for potential areas for collaboration, taking into account the mission statement of Cordaid and the possibilities within existing projects. Ensure the communication to both internal and external partners.

 

Project reports: Collects information within the project and reports about the results, specifics, budget and expenditures and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations.

 

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MERL): Work closely with the monitoring evaluation team to identify project learning opportunities, research and publications and implementation of MEL policy. Facilitates the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned. In collaboration with the MERL team, Ensure integration of innovations and best practices

Integrity: Adheres to the code of conduct and integrity policies, reports concerns and follows regular integrity training. This is a medium-risk position, with direct contact with vulnerable communities and regular travels.

Other: Any other duties assigned by the manager

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences

  • University degree in rural development, agribusiness, agriculture economics, business administration or other related subject with good academic results
  • 3 years of experience working in supporting Producer Organizations (POs) in value chain development and experience of 3 years in access to finance
  • Experience working and managing different organization partners,
  • Experience of access to finance/ agribusiness / market linkages / value chain development
  • Experience with rural areas and understanding of the ability and constraints of rural smallholder farmers.

 

  • Good understanding of agribusiness in Rwanda
  • Knowledge of the project field of expertise for example agriculture/health/economy or other relevant subject on an academic level and able to provide technical solutions
  • Social skills to agree on deliverables, ensure progress with staff and to support partners.

 

  • Behavioral values and skills: trust, accountability, problem solving, cooperation, teambuilding, negotiation, conflict management, collaboration, flexibility, creativity
  • Writing skills to clearly formulate project proposals, project plan and project reports.

 

  • Knowledge of the legal framework that governs Cordaid’s operations, as required by local and national government and by major donors (EU, UN, US, Bilateral Donors)
  • Knowledge of the mission statement and goals of the Cordaid project and the security policy.

 

OTHERS/EXTRA DETAILS

Core Competencies

  • Quality orientation
  • Organizational awareness including planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Dealing with details
  • Problem analysis
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Social awareness
  • Intercultural orientation
  • Managing conflict.

 

Key Result Area:

Access to finance:

  • Capacity Building
  • Financial education
  • Product Development
  • Digitalization

 

  • Linkage of Financial Institutions
  • Communication

Value chain development

  • Develop non-financial services
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of value chain activities
  • Linkage of value chain actors
  • Partner Selection
  • Capacity building
  • Communication

 

 

 

 

Cordaid is fully committed to provide a safe and welcoming workplace to its employees, and to maintain respect and dignity of everyone that comes into contact with Cordaid. Therefore, Cordaid participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. For more information about Cordaid’s work on integrity https://www.cordaid.org/en/who-we-are/integrity-and-code-of-conduct/.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO MORE AND APPLY

Partnership Officer at Cordaid: (Deadline 4 December 2023)

Job Description Cordaid

Job Title

Partnership Officer

Organizational Unit       

Country Office- Field location

Job’s aim

The Partnership Officer aimed at providing technical and field support to both the Market Systems Development Advisor and the Project Partnership Manager in maintaining healthy partnership relations with Generate Rwanda Project partners and various stakeholders on the ground to strengthen different value chains. The partnership officer is responsible for all partners’ support and management in the specific market sectors to create lasting changes and have a large-scale impact.

Job Specification

Reporting to the Partnership Manager, the Partnership Officer will help manage and carry out activities for the ReGenerate Rwanda program in the Western and Southern provinces. This person will help local businesses and other target clients of the project to understand and improve their work using the market systems approach. He/she will also help connect these groups through training workshops, and financial support linkages. The main goal of this position is to ensure the program runs smoothly and meets its goals in the field. Applying a market systems development approach, he/she will deliver capacity building, market analysis, and access to finance linkages to different stakeholders (private, public sector and value chain actors) within the market system.

Aim of the Organizational Unit

Is responsible for implementing the program in specific operational area.

Supervisor

Partnership Manager

Supervises

Results and Competences

Results Areas

       Description

Market system function support

  • Manage relationship with partners in conducting capacity assessment, track performance, ensure activities are in line to address systemic problem, identify potential intervention areas for expansion and scale up.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and other guidance to partners value chain actors under ReGenerate Rwanda collaboration and support in order to maximize the agreed impact on each deliverables.
  • Explore opportunities to bring new potential partners and/or key actors on board through identification of linkages with smallholder initiatives along the value chain that connect input providers, extension service providers, financial institutions, insurance companies, post-harvest value chain actor, processors, experts and/or farmers;
  • Identify and map potential synergies among key market systems actors from other development organizations working in the same areas and fields; and recommend to the MSD Advisor and Partnership Manager.
  • Conduct, and evaluate partner business analysis and prioritizes market actors for program intervention.
  • Create enabling environment for interventions and development of partnerships to address social norms which exclude women and youth and the poor from accessing markets, follow Do No Harm principles.

Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting

  • Facilitates MSD and gender and youth inclusion assessments, research studies and stakeholder consultations, as appropriate, to inform program strategies and approaches; Learning Agenda; and adaptive management.
  • Provide relevant technical input for program work plans, budgets, and MEL Plan, including Learning Agenda, as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in program monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities, including results reviews and other learning exchanges.
  • Provide key support for data collection and analyses in collaboration with the MEL team to ensure interventions are impact-oriented and adjusted.
  • Contribute relevant technical input for donor reporting and external program communications, such as technical reports, case studies/business cases, video/radio content, social media blogs/posts, etc.
  • Participate in development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with technical strategy
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed
  • Prepare program progress reporting.

Partnership

  • Establish, maintain,  and effectively manage strong relationships with market system actors (e.g. private companies operating in the relevant value chains, representatives of the target group, local government offices, etc.)
  • Networking and representing the organization in the given operational area through coordinating with stakeholders, partners, government officials such as project line Ministry and JADF to ensure the organization efficiency.
  • Represent the program at networking and relationship meetings with private and public actors, as appropriate.

People management, capacity building and risk mitigation

  • Support private sector capacity building efforts, including technical assistance to partners to build their understanding of the business case for regenerative and environmentally sustainable solutions, in collaboration with market system development Advisors
  • Support other tasks as required by the Partnership Manager
  • Work closely with the entire Regenerate program team to ensure compliance with organizations and donor regulations and policies.

Compliance

  • Complies with Cordaid’s policies and procedures related to integrity, monitoring, procurement, finance

Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness, Business Management, Economics or related fields. Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in NGOs or working with other agencies such as private sector in market systems facilitation, livelihood programs, rural development, financial inclusion and women / youth empowerment programs in the agriculture sector.

 

 

 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in private and civil society sector project proposal writing, pitching, and partner mobilization for both private and public institutions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of development and socio-economic issues in Western and Southern Provinces.
  • Demonstrated understanding of – and commitment to challenging – barriers that disadvantage the vulnerable, women and youth and people living with disabilities and exclude them from economic opportunities.
  • Good understanding of market systems and their role in poverty reduction from a systemic perspective; experience conducting market analysis to make business or investment decisions.

 

 

 

 

  • Demonstrated orientation toward innovative thinking with strong ability to generate creative ideas/solutions and predict possible outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and coordinating consultative planning processes that involve input from a range of experts and stakeholders toward strengthened evidence-based programming and decision making.
  • Strong adaptive management skills, including critical thinking, foresight, and vision to actively analyze program activities, challenge assumptions, and make decisions.

 

 

 

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills in a multicultural environment, including experience building relationships and managing conflict with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Confident, diplomatic and quick-thinking in the company of senior executives.
  • Able to engage with low-income populations with a high degree of humility.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines while managing multiple tasks and programs.
  • Detailed orientation, including strong organizational, analytical, and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other administrative applications.
  • Strong private sector market orientation, entrepreneurial and innovative thinker.

 

 

 

 

  • Robust analytical skills; ability to synthesize information and distill insights and conclusions.
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills required; Personnel management experience required.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills.
  • Very strong attention to details and commitment to high quality, error-free end products.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ability to develop well written, clearly structured, cohesive analyses and reports in English, quickly and efficiently.
  • Learning mindset and a passion for learning.

CLICK HERE TO MORE AND APPLY

Loading

Share