Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.
Business Development Services Component Lead, Rwanda
The anticipated Nguirza Nshore project in Rwanda will facilitate emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector and will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, business development services and access to finance. By alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship, off-farm businesses will be expanded in both urban and rural environments and will stimulate employment opportunities for rural populations. Nguirza Nshore is a forward-thinking project which is designed for flexibility in response to learning and dynamism in the environment. The project is funded by USAID and is envisioned to start in 2018.
ACDI/VOCA seeks a dynamic, progressive, and private-sector oriented technical component lead who brings proven experience in Rwanda working on BDS initiatives to grow SMEs. The BDS Lead will be responsible for project’s engagement with a range of BDS providers and other similar ecosystem actors, both private and public. S/he will provide a balance of component management and strategy development, oversight of a small team of technical staff, grantee/ challenge fund support, and direct technical assistance.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with a variety of business models for BDS providers to support SMEs across a range of growth stages and sub-sectors. The individual will have exposure to marketplace realities which include off-farm agriculture and non-farm industries.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.