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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Finance Intern at Africa Improved Foods


Africa Improved Foods (AIF), is a Public-Private Partnership focused on addressing malnutrition through the production of nutritious, high-quality fortified foods. It is a joint venture involving a number of international organizations: DSM – the largest nutrition company in the world; the World Bank (IFC); the UK Govt (CDC) the Dutch Govt (FMO). The Government of Rwanda, and the World Food Programme.

Our products are intended to address malnutrition among vulnerable population segments such as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, older infants and young children especially in the first 1,000 days of their life. To this end, we have built a world-class food processing plant in Rwanda – to serve the East Africa region – and are now expanding into Ethiopia.

In as much as we are a commercial, for-profit organization, we also strive to have the maximum social, economic and environmental impact possible on the communities in which we operate. In this respect, we have strong working relationships with reputable NGO’s across the EAC Region.

Our model is to source raw materials from local small-holder farmers, employ, develop and to deploy local talent in the creation and growth of our fortified foods business.

Our Mission is to provide African consumers with high-quality fortified complementary foods that are affordable and available.

Our Vision is to be a trusted Africa-based producer of a range of nutritious foods that are proven to improve health.

Africa Improved Foods is looking for self-motivated, qualified individuals with the right attitude and a passion for innovation to join our young and energetic team in the position of Finance Intern.


General Job information

Job title: Finance Intern

Business Group/Unit: Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd

Department: Finance

Position in the organization

Reports to: Head of Accounting

Job Content

  • Responsible for booking and reconciliation of customer billing
  • Responsible for booking and reconciliation of customer payments
  • Analysis and Clearing of account receivable
  • Analysis of customer balance ageing and accrual proposal
  • monitor customer account details for non-payments delayed payments and other irregularities
  • Sorts documents and posts debits/credits to the proper account. Balances entries and makes necessary corrections
  • follows established procedures for processing receipts, cash management
  • Verifies bank statement items and totals with department records
  • Compiles routine numerical information for report purposes by hand or by running routine recurring reports on internal computer records
  • Manages first level issue with banks
  • Assists the Head of Accounting in the cash flow reconciliation and forecast


Educational level

  • University Degree in Business Administration or Finance & Accounting, Economics (Most preferred).
  • SAP Business One Proficiency will be an added advantage.


Required level of experience

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience working experience in the business and accounting related field/ environment.
  • Good oral presentation, writing, and reporting skills are highly desirable.
  • Very good knowledge and a strong understanding of the Rwandan Laws and Regulations, IFRSs and GAAP is highly desirable. Must have excellent computer skills with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word and Excel.



Competencies

  • Strong in accounting skills
  • Eloquent in speaking English and demonstrates confidence while communicating
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Willingness to take ownership and interest in professional growth and development
  • Should be familiar with the use of Internet
  • Pragmatic and proactive with good self-organization skills.

How to Apply
If you believe you meet the above requirements, please submit your application including an application letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, telephone contact and email address.

The deadline for receiving applications is Friday 3rd August 2018.

Please apply to:

Human Resources Director
Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd.
Kigali - Rwanda
E-mail on: recruitment@africaimprovedfoods.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job at American Embassy Kigali Mission Rwanda


Job Position: Alumni and English Language Coordinator


The Embassy of the United States of America in Kigali is recruiting for the position of Alumni and English Language Coordinator. The position is open to All Interested Candidates /All Sources and available to start immediately.

Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Public Affairs Officer, the incumbent is the local employed (LE) staff specialist responsible for planning, promoting, and administering the English Language learning programs and promoting greater contact and cooperation among former participants of U.S Government-sponsored exchange programs.

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted via Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) by COB (5:30 pm) August 9, 2018.

Full announcement and application procedures are available on https://rw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office on KigaliHRRecruitment@state.gov

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Wash Facilitator at ARC Rwanda


ARC is looking for several qualified, self-driven and committed individuals - for the position of  Wash Facilitator (2 positions) to be based full time in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi District, Gihembe Refugee Camp in Gicumbi District respectively.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the Training of Trainers for the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Program model and lead the rollout of the latter at village level.
  • With a strong and routine partnership with different stakeholders that include refugee communities, health partners, assess, identify and analyze WASH problems, views, feelings and needs of the community to propose/design possible solutions most importantly focusing on community mobilization in solving the problems.
  • Strengthen capacity of hygiene club members (hygiene promoters) to effectively promote the sanitation and hygiene best practices at household level.
  • In collaboration with Hygiene Promoters, support communities to organize themselves for effective implementation of the CBEHPP model.
  • Organize the community to ensure the sustainability of sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions through local ownership.
  • Monitor the implementation of the CBEHPP model and document the promising practices and lessons learnt to inform future WASH programing
  • Promote major cross-cutting themes including environment, gender, and protection, disability to ensure that all refugee communities and families are participating in the hygiene promotion activities at household level.
  • Create networking and partnership with relevant partners to enhance sanitation and hygiene promotion at household level.
  • Engage in the preparation, designing and contextualization of appropriate guidelines, training manuals and standards, educational materials and promotional tools for sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Facilitate WASH committee meetings and stress the need of community mobilization in solving the sanitation and hygiene problems.
  • Carry out assessments related to WASH especially the KAP survey and share results for advocating and leverage the existing resources within the refugee camp to develop WASH sector.
  • Produce weekly/monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Ensures all the activities planned are done within the stipulated time and budget.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager



EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health or Public health from a recognized university.
  • At least 5 years of experience in implementing hygiene promotion activities preferably in the refugee camps and previous experience in Rwanda.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP) approach and the Rwanda Ministry of health protocols and guidelines on WASH especially hygiene promotion.
  • Strong community engagement skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of WASH-related projects,
  • Excellent English writing skills, Kinyarwanda is also required,
  • Excellent Organizational, administrative and management  skills,
  • Strong Oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills,



APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
N.B: Any applicant to this position must have a valid License from Rwanda Engineering council. Any candidate who does not have the valid license will automatically be disqualified.

Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 5th August 2018 at 17:00hrs.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Claims Inspector


Prime Insurance Limited is an insurance company, established in 1995 by Rwandan investors. To harmonize the conduct of insurance market in Rwanda, the Regulator enacted a directive that required insurance companies to separate their general and life insurance businesses.

The Company is seeking to recruit highly skilled, self- motivated and experienced persons to fill the following posts:


2.    Claims inspector

Under the supervision of the Claims Manager, the Claims Inspector ensures effective and efficient management of company tools and compliance with investigation regulations.

Job Title            Claims Inspector

Supervisor         Claims Manager

Duration            Open ended

Salary               Competitive package based on qualification and experience


a)    RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct an efficient proportionate and effective case investigation and case progression process;
Delivers excellent customer service to stakeholders;
Ensure that in his/her activities, he/she follow and respect all investigation procedures
Continually review evidence, allegation and key factors of the case through the investigation process ;
Identify risks and complexity within the case on regular  basis and ensure advice is taken and documented from the appropriate professional
Prepare weekly and monthly report as he/she will be required;
Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.


b)    JOB SPECIFICATION

Qualification
Bachelor Degree in Law.
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Have a professional experience in a related field of five (5) last consecutive years

Age 30-40

Skills:
Computer skills
Ability to follow specified Procedure
Ability to Communicate and Negotiation skills
Ability to work under Pressure
Proficiency in record keeping and Data analysis


3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Only qualified Candidates should submit their application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) with proven work Experience, Copy of academic documents, transcripts and a copy of National Identification to PRIME INSURANCE Ltd mail: hrm@prime.rw

The deadline for submitting applications is on 27th July 2018 at 4 pm local time.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of PRIME INSURANCE Ltd.

Maintenance Technician at MeshPower Rwanda


MeshPower is an exciting new company developing and implementing innovative solutions to the problem of rural electrification. MeshPower develops and operates mini electricity grids in Rwanda. Through these autonomous mini-grids MeshPower offers services such as lighting or cell phone charging to households and businesses, but also productive uses (business, small equipment).

As Maintenance Technician within MeshPower’s Technical/Engineering Team you will be responsible to make repairs to solar systems (mini-grids, customer issues) across 70 sites and installing systems at new sites. You will work alongside the MeshPower operations team with competencies in the field of engineering and electrical installations, receiving instructions/support from the Kigali Head Office.

In summary it is a challenging and rewarding job which requires a combination of technical knowledge and organizational skills.

Key responsibilities
1. System Repair: PV panel systems, batteries, DC distribution (junctions, distribution boxes, base stations).
2. System Installation

Involves travel to remote sites in Bugasera and Ngoma.

Required skillset
Must be self-driven, motivated, high-energy, and professional.
Experience installing and repairing solar installations (Direct Current DC distribution)
Proficient in both verbal and written English
Organized & conscientious
University graduate in Electrical Engineering
Experience submitting written reports/feedback on repairs

Preferred skillset
Driving license (or Moto license)

Remuneration
The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience

How To Apply:
Please fill out this form to apply. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC60AqVA3rzBulI5O2-mBlg_A8dGR9tXfF_w7uWywfLp5XSg/viewform?c=0&w=1 

Cooperative Manager


ON& Associates Ltd, on behalf of its client COPCOM, would like to recruit the Manager who will be responsible for daily management of the Cooperative Operations and the team of COPCOM entire staff.

COPCOM is cooperative organization operating in Gisozi, District Gasabo, City of Kigali. The majority of members are traders of construction materials and equipment. It has been constituted as a resulted of the transformation of the former union of associations known as UAGARWA. It is a legally licensed cooperative under license no 1320 of 06 December 2010 issued by RCA.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, Manager will be responsible for the effective management of the operations of the Cooperative to move the team toward the financial, operational and social objectives of the Cooperative. The manager will responsible for maintaining good relationships with banks as major stakeholders of the Cooperative. He/ She will be responsible for the efficient management of COPCOM Building and maintaining productive relationships with tenants to ensure the achievement of Cooperative Objectives.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing duties and responsibilities to different employees, supervise and taking corrective measures.
  • Preparation of the work sequence
  • With collaboration of board of directors, s/he must prepare the work plan of profitable projects, perform monitoring and their implementation.
  • With collaboration of Accountant of the cooperative, s/he must prepare the cooperative budget (plan) in line with the cooperative pillars as set out by board of directors.
  • Prepare and provision of quarterly report of cooperative activities, and this should be submitted to the board two weeks before the board meeting.
  • Preparation of lease agreements and other leasable properties of the cooperative.
  • Efficiency use and implementation of cooperative budget
  • Approval of cash and cheque payments
  • Efficiency use of cooperative incomes in line with cash inflows with a view to avoid frequent cooperative losses.
  • Daily checking in order to verify the conformity of report content and the cooperative activities.
  • With collaboration of cooperative accountant, s/he must prepare and report the dividends payment plan to cooperative members.
  • S/she must prepare training of cooperative members with collaboration of cooperative training & development department.
  • Preparation of training to cooperative employees with the purpose of improving their skills.
  • Monitoring and Supervision of cooperative employees.
  • Assisting different cooperative level of authority to possess the same vision
  • Executing all cooperative activities
  • Hiring and dismissing casual employees
  • Ensure cooperative good relation with its stakeholders
  • Preparation of cooperative annual budget and should be handled to the board of director at least at the end of September. This budget should be submitted to the board of directors before it is handled to the cooperative general assembly.
  • Approval of all cooperative payments documents
  • Preparation of annual employees leave plan of the cooperative and its implementation in line with Rwandan labor law.


Job Criteria

  • S/he must be having the bachelor’s degree (A0) in Economics, Management, Accounting or Finance
  • S/he must be having at least 30 years
  • S/he must be having working experience of at least 3 years in the similar position
  • S/he must be honest.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications via Email to recruitment@onassociates.rw  comprising Cover letter addressed to the Chairperson of COPCOM, detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates and full address of previous employers (Business name, Email and telephone) not later than 7th August 2018.

School Sales Assistant


Africa Improved Foods (AIF), is a Public-Private Partnership focused on addressing malnutrition through the production of nutritious, high-quality fortified foods. It is a joint venture involving a number of international organizations: DSM – the largest nutrition company in the world; the World Bank (IFC); the UK Govt (CDC) the Dutch Govt (FMO). The Government of Rwanda, and the World Food Programme.

Our products are intended to address malnutrition among vulnerable population segments such as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, older infants and young children especially in the first 1,000 days of their life. To this end, we have built a world-class food processing plant in Rwanda – to serve the East Africa region - and are now expanding into Ethiopia.

In as much as we are a commercial, for-profit organization, we also strive to have the maximum social, economic and environmental impact possible on the communities in which we operate. In this respect, we have strong working relationships with reputable NGO’s across the EAC Region.

Our model is to source raw materials from local small-holder farmers, employ, develop and to deploy local talent in the creation and growth of our fortified foods business.

Our Mission is to provide African consumers with high-quality fortified complementary foods that are affordable and available.

Our Vision is to be a trusted Africa-based producer of a range of nutritious foods that are proven to improve health.

Africa Improved Foods is looking for self-motivated, qualified individuals with the right attitude and a passion for innovation to join our young and energetic team in the position of School Sales Assistant.

General Job information

Job title:                      School Sales Assistant

Business Group/Unit: Africa Improved Foods

Department:               Commercial                 

Purpose of the job

We are looking for a results-driven, autonomous and enthusiastic School Sales Assistant to build lasting relationships with private and public schools susceptible of purchasing AIF’s fortified porridge products, and pre-qualify opportunities for AIF senior team to conclude sales.

Key Responsibilities

The jobholder will be responsible for performing the following duties:

Developing the value proposition and engagement plan for schools;
Understanding the landscape of educational institutions in Rwanda and its sub-segments (e.g. private/government sponsored/public), their needs and requirements for school meals, and sizing the corresponding market potential
Working with the relevant AIF team members to develop a value proposition (product, pricing, commercial pitch) adapted to the identified requirements
Building an engagement, sales & distribution plan for AIF products to schools (initially in the Kigali district, with subsequent expansion to the rest of Rwanda)
Driving and growing sales volumes by building quality relationships with existing and potential customers;

Presenting and promoting AIF products to school management, teachers and students using appropriate material and events (e.g. educational and tasting sessions)
Negotiating sales contracts
Organising product distribution and delivery
Attending local trade shows & exhibitions – working with the Marketing team on new product launches and variety of other market communications initiatives
Monitoring customer preferences to determine the focus of sales efforts
Monitor data around the school program, including sales performance and impact, and ensure constant improvement;

Structuring and updating the database of prospects among private schools and public programs
Building relevant (business and nutritional) KPIs, and actionable dashboards
Reporting to AIF commercial director on performance
Actively proposing adaptations and innovations
Educational level

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Marketing or other relevant fields

Professional experience
1-2 years’ experience in Sales, Commercial Channel Management in FMCG sector
Proven results in Sales, Commercial Planning, Commercial Operations
Experience in successfully developing and rolling out sales and distribution plans
(ideally in institutional sales)

Competencies and skills
Building productive professional relationships
Engaging and autonomous mindset
Excellent negotiating and persuasion skills
Teamwork, excellent business acumen, and independent judgment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to make decisions quickly and efficiently
Ability to follow through and meet deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills


Application Process
If you believe you meet the above requirements, please submit your application including an application letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, telephone contact and email address.

The deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Please apply to:

Human Resources Director
Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd
Kigali - Rwanda

E-mail on: recruitment@africaimprovedfoods.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about Africa Improved Foods, please visit the links below:

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Customer Care Officer


Master steel Ltd is currently recruiting for the position of Customer Care Officer, at the steel factory located at Gahanga Sector-Kicukiro District.

Number of position: One

Department  : Administration

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Answers customer inquiries via phone, email, and in person.
  • Directs customers to online resources.
  • Keep and updates customer records in the system, including notes about interactions.
  • Pitches ideas for improving customer care.
  • Creates and maintains reports about customer interactions.
  • Participates in team-building activities.
  • Develops a rapport with customers.
  • Makes recommendations to management to improve customer experience.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Meet team sales targets.
  • Handle complaints, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution.
  • Assists customers and visitors to service providers.



JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor degree in Business administration or Marketing.
2 years of experience in similar position.
Basic knowledge of office equipments.
IT Skills, including use of Microsoft packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power point and Access.
Nature of contract

Permanent with six months of probation period.

How to apply:

Interested candidate are required to send in their CVs and application letter to info@mastersteel.co or submit a physical application letter with detailed curriculum vitae with three referees at Master Steel Ltd offices located in Gatenga-Kicukiro District, not later than June 10, 2018.

Visa Assistant at U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda


Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda

Announcement Number: Kigali – 2018 – 22

Position Title: Visa Assistant

Opening Period: May 30, 2018 – June 13, 2018

Series/Grade: LE (1415) 7 / FS-07

Salary: RWF 11,041,584 (Annual Gross Salary) USD 36,218 (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

For More Info: E-mail Address: KigaliHRRecruitment@state.gov

Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employeesbefore you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Visa Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (number of hours per week – 40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Performs work pertaining to the full range of passport, citizenship, and visa services.

Serves as the Consular Section’s primary cashier and administrative clerk. Maintains the section’s files related to immigrant visas and U.S. citizen services. Assists with the provision of routine and emergency U.S. citizen, visa, and immigration services. Manages routine correspondence between the section and its customers, including Members of Congress. Liaises with the Government of Rwanda, international organizations, and other embassies.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Minimum of two years university studies in any field is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in an office setting with work involving the application of regulatory material and public contact, or other closely related experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English, Kinyarwanda, and French is required. Level II (limited knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of Swahili is required. (This will be tested.)

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country

Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kigali, Rwanda may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2) AEFM / USEFM

(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re- employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS- 174) which is available on Embassy, Kigali website: https://rw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

DS-174
Degree (not transcript)
DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
List of references
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Senior Market Systems Expert at TechnoServe Rwanda


We’re looking for a Senior Market Systems Expert (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda)

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

A donor is planning a new £50 million – £70 million, 7-year flagship program. The program aims to contribute to the economic transformation needed to create more and better jobs, set countries on a trajectory out of poverty, and create social stability. The program will support increased foreign direct investment (FDI) into manufacturing to boost productivity by introducing new technology and management capabilities, and increase the capabilities of the workforce and diffuse these improvements into the wider economy. Anticipated focus sectors include textiles/apparel, construction, pharma, light vehicle/machinery assembly, logistics and packaging, and agri-processing.

A Transaction Facilitation Services component will identify and support investments with the highest additionality and development impact. A Technical Assistance (TA) component will address constraints faced by specific foreign investors to facilitate new or expand existing investments. It will also support the development of backward linkages to domestic firms and strengthening of firm capacity for participation in the supply chain. TA will be provided to government and private sector/private sector-related organizations in line with market systems principles.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Senior Market Systems for the Poor/Sector/Value Chains Expert will work with the Junior Market Systems Expert to provide TA to government and the private sector to support additional FDI in manufacturing sectors. Using market systems principles and rooted in a strong understanding of political economy issues, they will provide TA to address investment-specific constraints faced by foreign investors, facilitate market linkages to FDI investors (both backward linkages to domestic firms and upstream linkages with new buyers), and strengthen local firms’ capacity to participate in the investor supply chain.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience working in a particular market sector or subsector to develop the sector by identifying barriers, developing value chains (supply based and customer), improving exports and product standards, productivity and skills issues.
  • Must have good knowledge of global trends in the sector.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • Preferred to have experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Preferred to have experience in sectors related to the project (e.g. textiles/apparel, construction, pharma, light vehicle/machinery assembly, logistics and packaging, and agri-processing).
  • Strongly preferred to have experience delivering technical assistance in a way that aligns with market systems principles and is systemic, adaptive, grounded in political economy analysis and aware of incentives.
  • Comfort and experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • An effective decision maker and problem solver, able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action, and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution.
  • Able to analyze and express ideas clearly in business writing.
  • Carries out tasks with integrity and honesty.
  • Preferred to have experience managing staff. Exhibits emotional intelligence, an ability to delegate, strategic thinking, support for the development of staff skills, and experience providing coaching and feedback.


NSTRUCTIONS
All applicants should be informed that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Follow this link (https://technoserve.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=5&id=325) and click “Apply Now” to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter by April 6, 2018. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity at all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

Junior Market Systems Expert at TechnoServe Rwanda


We’re looking for a Junior Market Systems Expert (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda)

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
A donor is planning a new £50 million – £70 million, 7-year flagship program. The program aims to contribute to the economic transformation needed to create more and better jobs, set countries on a trajectory out of poverty, and create social stability. The program will support increased foreign direct investment (FDI) into manufacturing to boost productivity by introducing new technology and management capabilities, and increase the capabilities of the workforce and diffuse these improvements into the wider economy. Anticipated focus sectors include textiles/apparel, construction, pharma, light vehicle/machinery assembly, logistics and packaging, and agri-processing.

A Transaction Facilitation Services component will identify and support investments with the highest additionality and development impact. A Technical Assistance (TA) component will address constraints faced by specific foreign investors to facilitate new or expand existing investments. It will also support the development of backward linkages to domestic firms and strengthening of firm capacity for participation in the supply chain. TA will be provided to government and private sector/private sector-related organizations in line with market systems principles.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Junior Market Systems for the Poor/Sector/Value Chains Expert will work with the Senior Market Systems Expert to provide TA to government and the private sector to support additional FDI in manufacturing sectors. Using market systems principles and rooted in a strong understanding of political economy issues, they will provide TA to address investment-specific constraints faced by foreign investors, facilitate market linkages to FDI investors (both backward linkages to domestic firms and upstream linkages with new buyers), and strengthen local firms’ capacity to participate in the investor supply chain.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience working in a particular market sector or subsector to develop the sector by identifying barriers, developing value chains (supply based and customer), improving exports and product standards, productivity and skills issues.
  • Must have good knowledge of global trends in the sector.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • Preferred to have experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Preferred to have experience in sectors related to the project (e.g. textiles/apparel, construction, pharma, light vehicle/machinery assembly, logistics and packaging, and agri-processing).
  • Strongly preferred to have experience delivering technical assistance in a way that aligns with market systems principles and is systemic, adaptive, grounded in political economy analysis and aware of incentives.
  • Comfort and experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • An effective decision maker and problem solver, able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action, and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution.
  • Able to analyze and express ideas clearly in business writing.
  • Carries out tasks with integrity and honesty.
  • Fluent in English.


NSTRUCTIONS
All applicants should be informed that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Follow this link (https://technoserve.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=5&id=324) and click “Apply Now” to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter by April 6, 2018. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity at all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

District Manager at EarthEnable Rwanda


Job Position: District Manager

Company:                  EarthEnable Rwanda

Reports to:                 Rwanda Country Director

Location:                    Positions available in Bugesera, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Kamonyi, and Ngoma Districts

Compensation:          500K net depending on performance

Timeframe:                Open-ended

Who We Are
At EarthEnable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could come from any part of the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean, dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home.  It means pride and dignity in the place our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and building a better future for rural families.

What We Do
EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many who need it.

EarthEnable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). EarthEnable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished.

About the Role
We are looking for an experienced and organized District Manager who will lead day-to-day operations in and strategize for scaling within a district. The job will involve overseeing office and field operations (in construction and sales), managing the district budget, and providing regular input to the district team as well as senior management to hone and improve EarthEnable’s service delivery within the district. Each district’s day-to-day work is carried out by an Operations Associate, a Sales Coordinator, and a Finance & Administration Assistant. The primary role of the District Manager is to coordinate the work of each of these individuals and their departments, and to build their capacity for even higher achievement.

This District Manager will receive supervision and guidance from the Country Director and the CEO, as well as departmental managers. This is a field-oriented leadership position, with a consistent blend of office and fieldwork. The successful candidate will be willing to get his or her hands dirty and work closely with masons and sales reps, while having an eye for the bigger picture and growth projections of the company. We are looking for someone who is adept at detailed planning, a quick learner, and an entrepreneurial self-starter.

The responsibilities of this role will include, but certainly not be limited to:
Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Work with Country Director to develop scale strategy and set operational, sales, and financial targets for the district
  • Manage execution of strategy in marketing, sales, operations, and ensure strategies are aligned and coordinated across departments to avoid inconsistencies or overlap in work streams within the district
  • Take ownership of all district-specific projects and deliverables
  • Get out to customer sites to ensure adequate communication of messages and efficient operational procedures at least once a week
  • Actively seek the support of department managers for systems development, team capacity building, and problem solving


Financial Management

  • Ultimate profit and loss responsibility for the district: drive revenue to cover operational costs, working closely with the finance department to analyze budgets and actuals across various units
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility in all the district’s budgets and spending, prioritizing cost cutting and cost saving District Oversight
  • Together with the district staff and senior management, set targets for all departments
  • Ensure that the district is reaching those targets
  • Report regularly to the senior management team, including participation in management meetings at the head office
  • Build capacity of the district staff to lead their functions independently through active management, teaching, and support


Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with at least 3-5 years of experience in a management role (general management preferred) – entry level candidates should not apply
  • Experience in at least two different functions (sales and marketing, finance, operations, customer care, etc.)
  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, project management, logistics and operations, or engineering
  • Passionate about EarthEnable’s impact and committed to making a difference in the lives of rural Rwandans
  • Clear communication skills
  • Excellent managerial skills with a strong drive to develop the capacity of others and to motivate them
  • Strong teaching skills and patience as a manager, coach, and teacher, analytical and critical thinker with a strong ability to problem-solve and to coach others to do so
  • Able to make clear reports and presentations both to lower-level staff and senior managers
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) Flexible and adaptable; equally comfortable in a rural village building a floor, at an office training staff, and in the Mayor’s office.
  • Ability to work on and keep track of a variety of tasks at the same time; excellent time management skills
  • Experience with a social enterprise preferred
  • Ability to work highly independently
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Honest and responsible
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English



How to Apply
Apply online by HERE

In your cover letter, please state what excites you most about this role, and what you think will be most challenging about it.

Deadline is on the 11th of April 2018.   

Monday, 5 March 2018

Database Assistant


The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania,) to apply for the following short term position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania .


DATABASE ASSISTANT  (1 Post) (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/07)



Reports to:                            Senior Systems Analyst

Organ/Institution:                East African Community Secretariat

Station:                                  EAC Headquarters – Arusha, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:
To ensure optimum maintenance and updates of database systems at the EAC Secretariat.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintain, upgrade and support all database and application systems based at the EAC Headquarters.
  • Recommend technical specifications for various databases and their hosting environments.
  • Assist users to identify database/information requirements and offer solution to implement any enhancements to meet individual user requirements.
  • Manage and monitor the efficiency of database resources and recommend their replacements/upgrades.
  • Day-to-day administration of existing database including MY-SQL, MS-SQL, Oracle, Postgress, etc as directed and enabled by the ICT management.
  • Offer first line diagnostics, troubleshooting and maintenance services to databases and associated business applications.
  • Implement appropriate ICT safety and security procedures related to EAC databases.
  • Installation, programming and configurations all database systems as guided by ICT management.
  • Prepare and maintain an up-to-date user documentation; train and support users to ensure EAC databases are best utilized
  • Oversee and provide technical help desk support of the databases and end-user applications.




Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from recognized institution in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in database administration, maintenance and user support in reputable institutions.
  • Professional qualification in MS-SQL, Oracle, or similar databases and in-depth knowledge and experience on Active Directory and MS-Exchange is an additional advantage.
  • Skills and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should demonstrate in-depth understanding of IT Systems security; including Anti-viruses, Anti-SPAMs and database various databases and application systems. She/He should also demonstrate, planning, interpersonal, communication, and report writing skills. She/He must be a team player and must be fully conversant with modern database trends and technologies, and the EAC and its goals.


Conditions of employment:
The above positions are tenable for a contract of six months and offer attractive salary and fringe benefits including medical scheme and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 16th March 2018.

Please note:

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P.O.Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int



Job Opportunities at The East African Community


Network Security Assistant


The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania,) to apply for the following short term position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania .

NETWORK SECURITY ASSISTANT  (1 Post) (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/06)

 Reports to:                            Senior Systems Analyst

Organ/Institution:                 East African Community Secretariat

Station:                                  EAC Headquarters – Arusha, Tanzania


Main Overall Purpose of the Job:
To ensure optimum operational and security levels of all EAC Local Area Networks (LANs), Intra and Extra-nets resources; and maintain a dynamic, timely and reliable ICT user Helpdesk services.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and support all LAN and Wide Area Networks based at the EAC Headquarters.
  • Recommend technical specifications for ICT and other network equipment.
  • Assist users to identify information systems requirements and offer solution to implement hardware and software enhancements to meet user requirements.
  • Manage and monitor Internet bandwidth usage.
  • Day to day administration of existing networks systems, including firewalls, anti-viruses, anti-spams, and intrusion prevention, to ensure that ICT is best utilized to support all EAC business operations.
  • Offer first line repairs and maintenance services to network equipment and associated peripherals.
  • Implement ICT safety and security procedures.
  • Installation, programming and maintenance of communication equipment such as routers, switches, PABX’s, voice based systems, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain an up-to-date user documentation; train and support users to ensure that information technology is best utilized
  • Oversee and provide technical help desk support to all ICT network users.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from recognized institution in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in ICT networks security in reputable institutions.
  • Full qualifications and certification in CISCO professional program including CISCO security systems and Knowledge and experience on CISCO Telepresence is an added advantage.
  • Skills and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should demonstrate in-depth understanding of IT Systems security; including Firewalls, Anti-viruses, Anti-SPAMs and systems intrusion prevention skills.
  • She/He should also demonstrate, planning, interpersonal, communication, and report writing skills. She/He must be ateam player and must be fully conversant with modern IT trends andtechnologies, and the EAC and its goals.
  • Conditions of employment:
  • The above positions are tenable for a contract of six months and offer attractive salary and fringe benefits including medical scheme and insurance cover.


Education Qualifications:

  • All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State.
  • This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
  • All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
  • Relevant Working Experience:
  • Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.


Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 16th March 2018.

Please note:
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. O. Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

Procurement Assistant - 2 Posts


The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania,) to apply for the following short term position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania .

PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT  (2 posts) (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/08)

Reports to:                            Procurement Officer

Organ/Institution:                 East African Community Secretariat

Station:                                  EAC Headquarters – Arusha, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:
To provide Procurement Support Services

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Originate tender documents for approval
  • Prepare Local Purchase Order
  • Offer administrative support to Procurement Committee and evaluation Committees and Bid opening Committees
  • Compile monthly procurement reports
  • Draft notification of awards and regret letters
  • Prepare procurement transactions and provide a liaison link between suppliers and user departments
  • Follow-up and expedite deliveries.
  • Update and maintain records of all Procurement Transactions
  • Forward certified invoices to Accounts for payment



Qualifications and Experience:


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement and Supplies or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant practical experience in the field of Procurement for Goods and Services,
  • Diploma in Procurement, Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Skills and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should demonstrate competence in use of standard Computer applications. Good Customer Relations, Negotiation skills, effective Communication and Report writing skills.


Conditions of employment:
The above positions are tenable for a contract of six months and offer attractive salary and fringe benefits including medical scheme and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 16th March 2018.

Please note:


  • You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  • Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  • EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
  • Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.


The Secretary General
East African Community
P.O.Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

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