3 Job Positions at Vision Fund Rwanda: (Deadline 24 April 2023)

Business Development & Integration Manager at Vision Fund Rwanda: (Deadline 24 April 2023)

April 8, 2023 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT 

‘’Make a difference to thousands in the land of a thousand hills’’ 

VisionFund Rwanda (VFR), is Rwanda’s largest microfinance Institution committed to the development of Rwanda through providing affordable financial services (savings and loans) to the less privileged throughout its 4zones in Rwanda. VFR is the institution where you can develop your expertise working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team focused high performance environment. If you are looking for interesting but challenging work where you can make a difference in the world, then VFR has the will to make it so. VFR needs to recruit experienced and qualified staff on following position:

Business Development & Integration Manager

Reporting to Head of Operations

Work location: Head Office/Nyarutarama 

JOB SUMMARY

  • To design strategies that will increase the public’s awareness on VFR products and services.
  • To develop marketing products, plans, tools, and techniques that will boost VFR market share.
  • To ensure that VFR achieves and maintains appropriate brand and image.

Major Responsibilities: 

Key responsibilities and weighting (adds to 100%)

Key tasks & outputs

1.

(25%) Development and implementation of the Marketing Strategy.

  • Develops cost-efficient and effective marketing products and strategies that are appropriate for the desired market;
  • Regularly upgrades/ enhances these marketing products and strategies
  • Pilot test these marketing products before rollout to the whole institution;
  • Reviews results of pilot test; and Refines these products
  • Develops “attractive” name and packaging for every loan and deposit product, and other services, if any;
  • Packages a marketing prospectus for the institution meant for investors, donors, credit providers, technical groups (such as CGAP, Micro save, etc.);
  • Updates the marketing prospectus;
  • Supervises creation and implementation of plans and methods to create awareness of all products and services offered by the MFI (e.g. newsletter, radio advertising, posters, school competitions, press releases, etc.);
  • Supervises conduct of customer satisfaction s, competition and market surveys to determine areas for improvement in products and services.  Recommends corrective actions and develops plans for COO and Board approval.
  • Recommends to the senior management any proposed major changes on branch offices or infrastructures, such as relocation, renovation, etc.;

2.

(25%) Planning and Budgeting

  • Prepares an annual marketing plan
  • Prepares the annual budget for marketing efforts;
  • Reviews the budget quarterly;

3.

(15%) Communications and Public Relations

  • Maintains close contact with information network, including WV Regional and National Offices, and the like;
  • Prepares and edits press releases on behalf of VFR and with approval from the CEO coordinates with different Media houses for final release.
  • Develop promotional leaflets, fliers, calendars, etc
  • Develops proposal to improve the overall image of VFR.
  • In the immediate term, reviews the corporate color, logo, and other identity; and based on expertise, determines ways to improve them;

4.

20% Sales

  • Come up with a sales strategy for VFR
  • Proactively pursue new business and sales opportunities
  • Being fully aware of new products and competition status in the market
  • Achieve growth and hit sales targets

5.

(10%) Social Performance and Integration

  • Ensure that the MFI reaches its target clients (poor, women with dependent children, Area Program), making necessary adjustments to do so (changes in geographical location, introduction of new products, linkages with WV Savings Groups, product processes related to delivery methods, education, etc.) while balancing the need for institutional sustainability;
  • Ensure that clients and their children are protected and treated with respect in the provision of financial services through implementation of the client protection policies. This includes not over-indebting clients, appropriate debt collection practices, and active mechanisms for client complaint;
  • Ensure that branch managers and staff are trained in and apply strong social performance practices (per points above);

6.

(5%)  And any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Education/Experience 

  • University Degree in economics, Finance, Marketing, business administration and prolonged experience in Microfinance operations.
  • Special / Personal Abilities
  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.
  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of rectitude
  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values,
  • Be proficient in Microsoft office applications,
  • Good knowledge in economic and financial topics,
  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach
  • Very good communication and marketing skills
  • A mature, committed Christian

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Office environment:  typical office based 60% and field 40%
  • Travel:  80% Domestic/ 20% international travel is required.
  • On call: (in the after normal working hours)

Our offer 

VisionFund Rwanda is willing to offer you a competitive salary, challenging work where you can make a difference in the world, develop your expertise by working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team focused and high performing environment 

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to the following link https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/Business-Development—Integration-Manager_R19051

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will not be considered.

 If the aforementioned positions speak to you, carefully complete the pre-screen questionnaire and attach your Application letter together with detailed and updated CV via above mentioned Link by or before 24th April, 2023.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on: recruitment@vfcrwanda.rw (no applications will be accepted through this email).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Digital Project Manager at Vision Fund Rwanda: (Deadline 24 April 2023)

April 8, 2023

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

‘’Make a difference to thousands in the land of a thousand hills’’

VisionFund Rwanda (VFR), is Rwanda’s largest microfinance Institution committed to the development of Rwanda through providing affordable financial services (savings and loans) to the less privileged throughout its 4zones in Rwanda. VFR is the institution where you can develop your expertise working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team focused high performance environment. If you are looking for interesting but challenging work where you can make a difference in the world, then VFR has the will to make it so. VFR needs to recruit experienced and qualified staff on following positions:

Digital Project Manager

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer

Work location: Head Office/Nyarutarama

JOB SUMMARY

The establishment of the digital project manager function is to drive delivery of digitalization initiatives and maximize benefits of digital solutions within Vision Fund Rwanda and by extension aid in achieving Vision Funds’ International digitalization strategy.

The Digital Project Manager (DPM), as an independent and focused role, will oversee the portfolio of identified digitalization projects with the main focus of driving paperless and cashless expectations. The person is to manage the digital projects life cycle from pre-project to closure.

Type of the contract: Fixed term contract 1-2 years

Major Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities and weighting (adds to 100%)

Key tasks & outputs

1.

(20%) VFR digital strategy and innovation

  • In charge of VFR digital strategy and road map
  • Work with SLT to map out the VFR digital strategy road map and plan for its evolution
  • Lead VFR digital innovation-identify areas of improvements, give and   seek ideas on process improvement and follow through their implementation
  • Ensure that digitization translates to real benefits to VFR and its clients

2.

 (30%) Digital project management

  • Planning, Organizing, Monitoring and control of project deliverables.
  • Leading and coordinating all project implementation activities while adhering to specifications, and time and cost estimates.
  • Project Documentation: Business case, Functional specification documents, Project plans (on smart sheets),Project Contracts, Business Process Documentation, updating of SOPS and policies relating to digital changes, training manuals, STC minutes, Post implementation reports.

3.

(25%)Change management

  • Ensures VFR staff are ready for change. Communicates the urgency to go digital across all our operations by year 2030. Breaks down the why, how and when of the digital strategy
  • Ensures all internal and external customers are well trained and have what they need for a successful roll out.
  • Ensure that users properly test the digital solutions to ensure it meets business acceptance criteria for deployment
  • In charge of the go to market strategy: Ensures successful roll out of digital solutions across VFR and to customers

4.

(20%)Digital projects reporting

  • Track and communicate project status to stakeholders (CEO, COO/ HOIT and Regional Project Manager) on a weekly basis. Reporting progress to the VFR project STC
  • Manage digital project issue risks during all project phases, flag escalate blockages and seek solutions in collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Track digital projects expenditure and share the quarterly spend with relevant stakeholders.
  • Track digital projects KPIs post go live and ensure the business achieves the benefits highlighted in the business case
  • Carry out project post implementation review 6 months after go live-document lessons and recommend enhancements

5.

(5%) Spirituality

  • Supportive and exemplifying role model that uphold Christian Values and Principles. Regularly attend the staff spiritual and nurture activities.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all staff, provide clear written and verbal communication and acquire and development professional skills that benefits VisionFund.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or IT or in a field relevant to project management.
  • Good communication and presentation skills; fluency in English an advantage

Special / Personal Abilities

  • Three years’ experience managing complex software implementations (preferably financial systems)
  • Three years of general project management experience across multiple functions.
  • Proven ability to self-manage and use conventional project management tools and techniques.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Preferable Project management certifications in PMP, PRINCE, Business Analysis or Six Sigma
  • Recent technical training on Project management.
  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.
  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of rectitude
  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values,
  • Be proficient in Microsoft office applications,
  • Good knowledge in economic and financial topics,
  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach
  • Very good communication and marketing skills
  • A mature, committed Christian

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Office environment:  typical office based 60% and field 40%
  • Travel:  80% Domestic/ 20% international travel is required.
  • On call: (in the after normal working hours)

Our offer

VisionFund Rwanda is willing to offer you a competitive salary, challenging work where you can make a difference in the world, develop your expertise by working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team focused and high performing environment

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to the following link https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/Digital-Project-Manager_R19053

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will not be considered.

 If the aforementioned positions speak to you, carefully complete the pre-screen questionnaire and attach your Application letter together with detailed and updated CV via above mentioned Link by or before 24th April, 2023.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on: recruitment@vfcrwanda.rw (no applications will be accepted through this email).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Head of Information Technology at Vision Fund Rwanda: (Deadline 24 April 2023)

April 8, 2023 

JOB RE-ADVERTISEMENT 

‘’Make a difference to thousands in the land of a thousand hills’’ 

VisionFund Rwanda (VFR), is Rwanda’s largest microfinance Institution committed to the development of Rwanda through providing affordable financial services (savings and loans) to the less privileged throughout its 4zones in Rwanda. VFR is the institution where you can develop your expertise working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team focused high performance environment. If you are looking for interesting but challenging work where you can make a difference in the world, then VFR has the will to make it so. VFR needs to recruit experienced and qualified staff on following positions:

Head of Information Technology

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer

Work location: Head Office/Nyarutarama

JOB SUMMARY

The Head of Information Technology (IT) will provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing VFR IT strategy. In this role, (s)he will support VFR stakeholders to increase the organization’s overall technology maturity, including improvements in infrastructure, innovation in digital technology, cost effectiveness, managing a team of IT employees, increasing user satisfaction, and service quality throughout the VFR network.

The Head of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology systems, including: selection, implementation, and support of enterprise IT applications; digital technology; stakeholder advising and communications; monitoring progress; managing security and risks; Budgets and Supplier Contracts; SLA’s. The role will be responsible for guiding staff and leadership with respect to information system and digital application needs and ensuring compliance with critical IT standards throughout VFR operations.

Major responsibilities

  • Promote and fulfill the mission and vision of VFR.  Provide strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of the information and technology systems for VFR network.
  • IT Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Lead strategic planning for the IT Team and in collaboration with cross-departmental teams to achieve the organization’s goal.
  • Implement the IT strategic plan and technology maturity framework across the VFR branches, including regular reporting of progress towards goals.
  • Educate VFR leadership, staff, and partner leadership on the impact of new technologies and IT trends and their applicability to VFR requirements.
  • Serve as a lead strategic advisor on banking technology and digital applications within a cross-departmental technology team.
  • Design and implement strategic information technology plans and budgets for cost-effective procurement, utilization and maintenance of computer software and hardware
  • IT Team Management
  • Directly supervise the staff and activities of the IT team, investing in the personal and professional development of support staff.
  • Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal resources and external entities, including vendors and partner organizations.
  • Manage IT team budgeting processes and advise leadership on technology related budget matters.
  • Infrastructure and Network Management
  • Lead ongoing development, management, and optimization of the digital infrastructure of the organization in compliance with key technology infrastructure standards and organizational needs.
  • Directs the IT team in the efficient acquisition and maintenance of hardware, software, IT consulting resources, and maintenance contracts. This includes leadership for the IT team in implementation of device management protocols and software.
  • Ensure maximum systems uptime through system performance monitoring practices and helpdesk support operations
  • Information System, Application Development and Management
  • Serve as a lead liaison between technical staff and business leadership to create technological solutions for operational goals and challenges.
  • Lead and advise the acquisition, development and implementation of new IT systems and applications across the organization. This includes vendor and consultant management as related to IT applications and services, and delivery of those services to internal and external clients.
  • Maintain and ensure continuous delivery of IT services and support through VFR helpdesk operations, system performance monitoring, and service level agreements with end users.
  • Support the activities of the customer relationship management team through IT team staffing, vendor management, and technical guidance as needed.

IT Governance and Risk Management

Lead ongoing development, improvement, and implementation of IT governance policies and procedures in conjunction with Risk team, Management and Staff.

Direct delivery of strong cyber security operations throughout the network, including continuous improvement of security and disaster recovery planning and monitoring.

Perform internal control reviews, in coordination with Risk team and internal audit resources, to ensure the integrity of IT systems and operation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Full commitment to VisionFund Rwanda‘Vision, mission, purpose, values, procedures and objectives.
  • Strong understanding of all elements of IT architecture (e.g., Infrastructure, applications, data management, redundancy, and disaster recovery) and systems development life cycles, with hands -on expertise from initiation through implementation. Prior experience in software selection, implementation, integration, and testing is required.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science (or international equivalent)
  • Experience of at least 5 years in a leadership position in commercial banking or a sound Microfinance company
  • Experience with digital banking applications, Central Bank Electronic Dataware House and Core banking services.
  • Skills in a governance process such as designing, implementing and reporting on processes, and key performance indicators at a Board level.
  • High level of project management skills and customer focus, with a history of successful, on -time, on -budget technology deployment.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural organizations
  • Having Oracle Professional certifications (OCA, OCP) is an added value
  • Acceptable knowledge to setup and maintains Firewall and Virtual Private Network
  • Having Linux professional certifications is is an added value
  • General understanding of the underlying operating systems especially Linux and Windows server 2016
  • General understanding of storage technologies, memory management, disk arrays, SAN Storage and networking
  • Cloud computing services i.e. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google etc
  • General understanding of routine maintenance, recovery, and oracle replication for business continuity
  • Knowledge of system reports design and development using crystal reports

Our offer 

VisionFund Rwanda is willing to offer you a competitive salary, challenging work where you can make a difference in the world, develop your expertise by working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team focused and high performing environment

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to the following link https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/Head-Of-Information-Technology_R14939

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will not be considered.

 If the aforementioned positions speak to you, carefully complete the pre-screen questionnaire and attach your Application letter together with detailed and updated CV via above mentioned Link by or before 24th April, 2023.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on: recruitment@vfcrwanda.rw (no applications will be accepted through this email).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

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