Projects Officer-Refugee Finance Job at Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Projects Officer-Refugee Finance

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Financial Services , Category: Accounting & Finance ]


Jobs at:

Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC)

Deadline of this Job:
02 March 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

UFC Plc wishes to recruit focused, results-oriented and suitably qualified professional to fill the position of “Project Officer/ Refugee Finance”. The Project Officer will coordinate the implementation of those projects and report to the Marketing and Partnership Manager .

Job Responsibilities
Projects’ administration, resource mobilization and reporting
• Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the projects.
• Writing up all projects’ documentation and submitting progress reports to stakeholders (AFR, UNCDF, MINEMA, UNHCR,…) and UFC senior managers.
• Setting the standards and methodology to be used in the projects.
• Taking responsibility of projects through their entire lifecycle.
• Properly scoping refugee projects.
• Managing projects’ budgets and resources in collaboration with the UFC’s Finance Dep.
• Communicating with stakeholders to clarify the desired outcome of refugee projects.
• Ensuring that all relevant processes are followed on projects.
• Write stories in English for all approved refugees’ loan applications for cloud funding
• Mobilize additional resources for the refugee finance projects
• Identifying projects’ risks and mitigating them in collaboration with UFC management.
Support Refugee products marketing and sales activities in the camps and host communities
• Supporting the projects’ Credit and Saving Officers (CSOs), cashiers as well as their related Branch Managers in introducing UFC Twigire Refugee products and services, to a target population
• Technically support branches’ staff and agents involved in Twigire products and service delivery to achieve projects’ objectives.
• Coordinate and technically support trainers involved in Digital and non-digital financial education to achieve projects’ objectives.
• Alerting the sales team to opportunities for further sales within key clients.
• Ensure the establishment and maintenance of the strong rapport with refugees, their host communities and the camps’ administration
• Achieve all projects’ targets within the allocated time
• Foster uptake and usage of all electronic banking products by refugees and their host
• Coordinate in-depth trainings or awareness campaigns to existing and potential clients explaining all Twigire refugee products and services.
• Conducting business reviews to ensure refugees are satisfied with their products and services and handle their complaints.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications
• At least a Bachelor’s degree in management, finance or business administration or social sciences
• At least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position, ideally within the area of Microfinance-related projects management
• Excellent skills in English, with working knowledge in French
• Very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office); good knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint is absolutely necessary.
• Other knowledge, additional competences • Finely tuned organizational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative, in projects’ management
• Able to work under little supervision but at the same time being a real team player • Good conceptual, writing and analytic skills
• Knowledge of Rwanda and the refugee camps in Rwanda is an advantage
• Driving license B category.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


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Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 2nd March 2020 at 5:00 PM, by e-mail to 

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job:  02 March 2020
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 20-02-2020
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-02-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-02-2065
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