Access to Finance Specialist job at Kayonza Irrigation And Integrated Watershed Management Project (Kiiwp2)

Vacancy title:
Access to Finance Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Kayonza Irrigation And Integrated Watershed Management Project (Kiiwp2)

Deadline of this Job:
23 March 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kayonza , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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a) About the position profile
Job title : Access to Finance Specialist
Job level : 3.V
Direct Supervisor : KIIWP Operations Manager
Duration : 2 years renewable performance based contract with a 3 months' probation

b) Education and Experience
• Master‘s degree in Banking, Finance, Business Administration and Economy with at least an experience of 3 years in banking, microfinance sector or in a financial services project or Bachelor’s degree with experience of 5 years in banking/microfinance sector or in financial services project; experience in project management, value chain development, and business oriented approach for rural economic development;
• Proven experience working with the private finance sector, especially in loan analysis and loan access;
• Proven experience working with cooperatives and SMEs;
• Proven experience working with an international organization.
• Detailed knowledge of rural finance and banking system in the Rwanda context;
• Excellent writing skills;
• Strong coordination, networking and relationship building skills;
• Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills;
• Organised, punctual and detail oriented;
• Fluent in English or French (reading, writing and speaking) with very good knowledge of the second language (French or English). Fluent in Kinyarwanda;
• Ability to work in team setting, taking initiatives and performing multiple tasks;
• Proficient in use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
• Able to travel to project sites.

c) Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of KIIWP Operations Manager, the Access to Finance Specialist shall perform following responsibilities:
• Prepare the Annual Work plan and Budget (AWPB) for the rural finance activities;
• Negotiate agreements with the participating institutions and partners;
• Conduct required workshops and seminars with other stakeholders in agriculture financing;
• Assist farmers and cooperatives in elaboration of business plans;
• Follow up the implementation of financed business plans;
• Supervise and monitor service providers hired to implement capacity building activities, and provide quality assessment of their assignment;
• Monitor the indicators of participating financial institutions related to volume of activities, portfolio quality and overall performance. This includes the outreach assessment to ensure HUB's mainstreaming, (ii) No of HUBs in portfolio and financed; (iii) volume of credit and saving activities; (iv) penetration rate; (v) repayment, portfolio at risk and arrears rates; (vi) operational self-sufficiency;
• Prepare progress reports on the project rural finance activities and participate in supervision missions.
• Draw up a monthly, Quarter and annually report to the Program/Contract Manager;
• Do other duties as assigned to him/her by his/her superior.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in Economics
5 Years of relevant experience
• Master's in Finance
3 Years of relevant experience
• Master's in Economics
3 Years of relevant experience
• Master’s Degree in Business Administration
3 Years of relevant experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Finance
5 Years of relevant experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
5 Years of relevant experience
• Bachelor degree in Banking
5 Years of relevant experience
• Master's Degree in Banking
3 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills
• Integrity
• Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
• Inclusiveness
• Accountability
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Client/citizen focus
• Professionalism
• Commitment to continuous learning

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 23 March 2023
Duty Station: Kayonza
Posted: 16-03-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 16-03-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 16-03-2056
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