ACDI/VOCA

Subject Matter Experts, Nguriza Nshore

RW-Kigali
Type
Long or Short-term

Overview

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.

 

Subject Matter Experts, Nguriza Nshore Activity

 

ACDI/VOCA is currently preparing for a Nguriza Nshore Activity in Rwanda funded by USAID. The anticipated project 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 and expanding investment opportunities, off-farm businesses will be expanded in both urban and rural environments and will stimulate employment opportunities for rural populations. This forward-thinking project will increase private sector competitiveness through interventions in financial and enterprise development sectors. The Nguriza Nshore Activity is envisioned to start in 2018.

Responsibilities

For long- and short-term consulting opportunities, ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking experts with the experience in the following management and technical areas:

  • Access to finance
  • Institutional strengthening of micro-finance institutions and SME finance providers
  • Commercial banking and loan portfolio management
  • Value chain financing, agricultural SME lending,
  • Investment facilitation or investment fund management
  • Business Development Services and SME/entrepreneurship support
  • Agricultural value chain development
  • Gender empowerment programming
  • Youth employability and vocational skills
  • Governance, policy making support and institutional strengthening
  • Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) and Learning
  • Program assessments and evaluation studies
  • Human capital and workforce development

Qualifications

While each position will have its own operational and technical scope under the project, overall qualifications will meet the below:

  • Degree in business administration, economics, public policy, finance, law, international development, human resources or related field; Master’s degree or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Substantial experience in related technical area, including in private sector
  • Experience with USAID and/or any other international donor funded project preferred
  • Proven ability to facilitate high-value partnerships with communities, private and public sector stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively within tight deadlines, excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Fluency in English required, professional proficiency in French and/or Kinyarwanda preferred

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