SGR Director Job at Sustainable Harvest Rwanda – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
SGR Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Sustainable Harvest Rwanda

Deadline of this Job:
23 October 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Sustainable Harvest Rwanda Ltd is a locally registered for profit social enterprise that does wholesales coffee sales business, run alongside a retail café, and connects smallholder coffee producers to the broader coffee market. The organization believes in transparency, innovation, inclusion, and most of all, great coffee. The Question Coffee Center is a project of Sustainable Growers Rwanda. SGR created the Question Coffee Center in 2015, as a place where farmers and cooperative managers can learn to taste coffee in the cupping lab, and to see how their product is used by consumers, thereby learning how to meet that consumer demand through quality improvements at the farm and cooperative level. .

The responsibilities are but not limited to
• Oversee the design, planning, and successful execution of programs and activities in Rwanda, DRC & Tanzania;
• Provide program direction, develop and implement a strategic vision for achieving program goals, identify opportunities to innovate and increase impact, and develop appropriate solutions to challenges that arise in the course of the program;
• Ensure the program is implemented with sound managerial, financial, and human resources practices, as per funders standards;
• Participate in recruitment, orientation and supervision and mentorship of direct reports;
• Ensure strong relationships between SGR and all its stakeholders in Rwanda, DRC and Tanzania including but not limited to government, partners, media, funders, and other stakeholders – in keeping with SGR’s policies and procedures;
• Ensure high quality and timely development, delivery and presentation of narrative, financial, and other required and requested reports on program developments, successes, and constraints in all territories and to all stakeholders as required by the program agreement and as requested ad hoc;
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with local and international partners, funders, agencies, development organizations, private sector associations, media and corporations;
• Exercise diplomacy, tact and discretion as a representative of the program and the organization, especially when dealing with politically or culturally sensitive issues;
• Work closely with the M&E team for data recording, reporting and filing to ease Tracking of the activities progress and ensure quality execution of program.
• Contribute to the documentation and sharing of knowledge within the broader SGR community;
• Ensure that all levels of government are familiar with the program and that the program is aligned with government goals;
• Ensure that staff are aware of their own performance against project milestones, sharing lessons-learned and benefiting from each other’s work;
• Collect and compile information related to project milestones and funding requirements through interfacing with staff, partner organizations, and government bodies;
• Collect necessary information and prepare any reports on program structure, impact, and implementation as requested by partners, funders, or associates;
• Maintain organizational databases such as the government tracker, the agronomy training tracker, and partnerships database;
• · Track key metrics to monitor and evaluate the success of the project keeping with grant reporting requirements;
• Conduct periodical regular performance review of direct reports and undertake development initiatives to increase their capacity achieve set targets;
• Degree in Agronomy or related field;
• Minimum 5 to 8 years’ experience designing, directing, and evaluating complex field-based programs and budgets in Rwanda preferably related to workforce development and income generating activities in areas such as smallholder agriculture, community and value chain development, food security;
• Experience leading and managing multi-cultural teams and coordinating programs with partners to achieve project goals and maintain consensus on policies, activities and administrative matters;
• Strong track record of building and maintaining relationships across sectors;
• Proven ability to function in complex, frequently changing political and economic conditions;
• Demonstrated capacity to analyze and resolve a wide range of challenges arising in project/activity implementation; intellectual curiosity; balanced judgment; and the ability to conceptualize – both strategically and programmatically;
• Good working knowledge of economic development, value chains, and entrepreneurship;
• Experience with farmer co-operatives and/or agribusiness development in Rwanda;
• Knowledge of the political, social, and economic characteristics of Rwanda and/or other East African nations is preferred;
• Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spread sheets, and databases);
• Fluency in English, with proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. Kinyarwanda and French language skills required.

Job Skills: Not Specified


• Degree in Agronomy or related field;
• Minimum 5 to 8 years’ experience designing, directing, and evaluating complex field-based programs and budgets in Rwanda preferably related to workforce development and income generating activities in areas such as smallholder agriculture, community and value chain development, food security;
• Experience leading and managing multi-cultural teams and coordinating programs with partners to achieve project goals and maintain consensus on policies, activities and administrative matters;
• Strong track record of building and maintaining relationships across sectors;
• Proven ability to function in complex, frequently changing political and economic conditions;
• Demonstrated capacity to analyze and resolve a wide range of challenges arising in project/activity implementation; intellectual curiosity; balanced judgment; and the ability to conceptualize – both strategically and programmatically;
• Good working knowledge of economic development, value chains, and entrepreneurship;
• Experience with farmer co-operatives and/or agribusiness development in Rwanda;
• Knowledge of the political, social, and economic characteristics of Rwanda and/or other East African nations is preferred;
• Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spread sheets, and databases);
• Fluency in English, with proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. Kinyarwanda and French language skills required.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified


Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified


Work Hours: 8

 

Job application procedure
Interested qualified candidates should send their application file (detailed CV, academic certificates, and cover letter) to [email protected]  not later than 23rd October 2020 The subject line must be: Job application for “title of the position” Only those who strictly meet the criteria should apply for this position Due to the expected high volume of applications, we cannot respond to all applications and will only be contacting shortlisted applicants.

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