Strategic Development Manager Job at Sustainable Harvest Rwanda – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Strategic Development Manager

[ 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

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

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:
• Support design and execution of SGR strategy to grow and become financially sustainable;
• Develop and review SGR fundraising strategy to significantly increase income across a range of funding streams;
• Build diversified revenue stream for SGR,
• Identify, cultivate and secure major funding;
• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major funders (potential and existing);
• Engage with other staff in order to push SGR’s case for support and help generate required reports or documents;
• Co-ordinate the development of highly competitive resource mobilisation proposals and concept notes, and ensure achievement of positive results;
• Conduct regular trends and gap analyses of funding landscapes and keep up to date on opportunities through current and new funders;
• Quality-assure proposals and all reports before submission to funding partners;
• Conceptualise and develop performance frameworks for business development and resource mobilization;
• Refine the vision and communications strategy of SGR as it adapts to changing demands;
• Support communications with strategic partners, and influencers in the global coffee industry;
• Serve as a credible and compelling spokesperson for the organization by representing the organisation at events, meetings and forums where it is required to establish and build relationships with key and potential funders and donors;
• Attract more funders both local and international; and
• Attend relevant funders events or conferences to cultivate donors and prospects

Job Skills: Not Specified

• Master’s degree in International Development, Marketing, Economics, Business, Management, International Relations or any other relevant discipline;
• A minimum of 7 years proven experience in generating funds within the non-profit sector;
• Up-to-date knowledge in international development trends in the Agriculture sector;
• Proven experience and successful track record in Resource Mobilization (different models and approaches including Campaigns, grassroots efforts, etc.), programme design, proposal writing, business development and international donor relationship management ;
• Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written, including great presentation skills;
• Excellent decision-making skills;
• Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills;
• Language English and French and Kinyarwanda or willingness to learn Kinyarwanda

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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