Manager, Agriculture Portfolio at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)

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Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “ innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence:  Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships:  Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture:  Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


1.       Background Information

Job Title :  Manager, Agriculture Portfolio

Current Grade:  JG 5

Division:  Business Development

Reports to:  Senior Manager, Investment

Direct Report:

1.       Officer, Agriculture Portfolio

Indirect Reports:

1.       Grant Officers (2)

2.       Contract Terms –  Open Ended Contract

3.       Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of the sector portfolio strategies to support its alignment with BRD’s and National objectives.

In addition, the role is responsible for identification of new opportunities, stakeholders’ management, follow up the implementation and post implementation of the sectors’ projects in partnership with relevant stakeholders.

4.       Main Responsibilities of the Job

a) Develop and implement BRD sectoral strategies, policies and procedure to support the achievement of BRD’s strategy, the national strategy and the SDG (Sustainable Development goals).

b) Manage the work of direct reports by assisting in setting work programs, providing guidance, monitoring and development, problem solving and assessing performance at regular intervals.

c) Identify the budget requirements to deliver against the portfolio strategy,

d) Responsible for the development of the sector budget setting and KPIs by setting up unit annual target with their KPIs to ensure th Establish an active pipeline by identification of new opportunities through visiting potential customers and stakeholders, organizing roadshows, marketing our products to grow the Bank’s portfolio;

e) Establish an active pipeline by identification of new opportunities through visiting potential customers and stakeholders, organizing roadshows, marketing our products to grow the Bank’s portfolio.

f) Follow up the bank’s projects in the agricultural sector during the implementation and post implementation phases and proactively advise the bank on the best measures to avoid migration of deteriorating projects.

g) Review the appraisal reports on loans prepared by the Agriculture Unit’s officers to ensure that viable projects are approved for financing to improve financial performance of the Bank.

h) Lead stakeholder management for the sector, ensuring information sharing as appropriate, and engagements in various forums.

i) Prepare regular sector reports (monthly, quarterly, annually) as required by the banks’ internal departments.

j) Collect and analyses the sectors portfolio data to keep abreast of the developments in the sector and tap into available opportunities.

k) Coordinate with Credit risk department to ensure local regulatory, tax and reporting compliance in investment geographies.

l) In consultation with Human Capital, establish talent plans for the unit, ensuring the availability and retention of a highly qualified and motivated team.

m) Carry on any other assignment delegated by the line managers.

5.       Performance indicators

a)      Approved sector strategies, policies and procedures

b)     Active pipeline of investment in the sector

c)      Active database of investment partners

d)     New facility approved vs targets

e)      Proactive identification of credit risks

f)        Number of loans downgraded in his/her portfolio

g)      Portfolio NPL rate

h)      M&E data collection

i)        Turnaround time on clients’ requests and SLA

j)        Customer satisfaction

k)      Performance achievements vs targets

6.       Working relationships

a)      All departments

b)     All BRD stakeholders

c)      Customers

7.       Professional, academic qualifications and experience

a)      Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Business Administration, or related field

8.       Core competencies

a)      Experience with due diligence and analysis of investment opportunities

b)     Computer literacy

c)      Experience building and/or managing investment portfolio monitoring systems.

d)     Familiarity with legal documentation common to debt and equity transactions.

e)     Demonstrated flexibility and success in rapidly changing environments.

f)      Demonstrated ability to design, launch and scale new projects and initiatives

g)      Financial and management reporting skills.

h)      Interpersonal skills.

i)        Analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to work with deadlines and schedules and strong follow through capacity.

j)        Negotiation skills.

k)      Customer care and Communication skills.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 8th June, 2021.