2 Position at Private Sector Federation (PSF): (Deadline 31 May 2021)

2 Position at Private Sector Federation (PSF): (Deadline 31 May 2021)

2 Position at Private Sector Federation (PSF): (Deadline 31 May 2021)

Expert for the Business Advisory Service

I.    BACKGROUND 

The Private Sector Federation in Rwanda (PSF) is a professional organization, dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of the Rwandan business community. It was established in December 1999, replacing the former Rwanda Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

PSF’s has 30 branches across the country. PSF is purely a private entity, governed by a Board of Directors elected from the business community at the grassroots level to represent and advocate for members’ interests. The Secretariat drives the operations of the Federation through coordination of 10 professional chambers and 75 professional associations as well as District offices countrywide.

PSF’s mission is to “Advocate effectively and re-inforce members’ businesses” while its vision is to “Strengthen Rwanda’s economy through a private sector led development by representing the Profitable businesses for a prosperous Rwanda”.

PSF has proposed three strategic pillars in its recent strategic planning for five years (2019-2024). The first pillar is focusing on research and advocacy for the members, the second being the governance and member management by streamlined member registration and service management. The aim of the third pillar is building the capability of the private sector. Action points to achieve this will be the introduction of training, mentorship and coaching programmes for the business people.

In view to the above and the ongoing pandemic, GIZ Eco-Emploi has supported PSF in its efforts to help its members to better cope with the operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis by facilitating access to available support schemes. A special focus of the assignment will be put on the economic recovery of SMEs; given that they employ a large share of the country’s workforce.

The business recovery support program of PSF will respond in its immediate measures to the key challenges that have been raised by businesses from different sectors and districts of the country, i.e.:

  1. Repayment of existing loans
  2. Bridging liquidity gaps
  3. Cost of finance
  4. Taxation issues

 II. Objectives and scope of the work

The Expert for the Business Advisory Service will be responsible for supporting the implementation of a Consultancy package done by BEED to address key issues faced by Businesses due to COVID-19 highlighted above. The Expert primary responsibility is to put in place mechanisms that will ensure that the Business advisory services continue even beyond 12 months of the support by the consultants’ team.

III. Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Expert is the key focal person representing PSF on the implementation of the Consultancy package by BEED

The Expert’ responsibility will include the establishment of key partnerships, increasing the capacity in offering services and generating business opportunities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support implementation of Business advisory services provided by the consulting firm BEED
  • Active participation to the co-ordination, implementation and monitoring of the activities under the Business advisory services
  • Representing PSF’s interests during the interventions with key stakeholders and ensures transparency for the partner
  • Representing PSF’s interests and supporting consultants to conduct high level stakeholder meetings with financial institutions, the Bankers’ Association, the Central Bank (BNR) as part of PSF’s advocacy goals for its members
  • In close collaboration with the BEED consultancy, he/she advises and supports PSF with regard to general advocacy work related to business recovery
  • Accompanying the establishment of a new service desk within PSF in charge of Business Transaction and Advisory Services as well as the private sector recovery funds
  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of all economic recovery services for PSF members
  • Ensures a monitoring and evaluation system is in place and supports the impact monitoring system of PSF
  • Document activities and outputs, and regularly reviews the monitoring system to implement improvements together with relevant actors
  • Assures timely reporting and provision of all necessary monitoring results to PSF.
  • Represents the interests of PSF and ensures the coherence and complementarity of all activities with other services delivered by PSF.
  • Ensures that companies selected for support meet the eligibility criteria and that the support is used for the intended purpose
  • Ensures cross-cutting themes are considered adequately during planning and implementation of activities (gender equality, do-no-harm, zero discrimination)
  • Ensure that all mechanisms and financial capacity are in place for the sustainability of the Business advisory services beyond the 12 months support by the team of consultants
  • Reports to the supervisor on the activities and achievement when required.

 IV. Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualifications:  A Master’s degree in the areas of Management, Economics, Business Administration or any other related field;
  • Professional experience: 5 years of proven experience in similar assignments, business and or banking;
  • A successful track record of leading and managing Business advisory services and building partnerships will be an added value;
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, reprioritizing tasks where necessary;
  • Superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English and Kinyarwanda – French is an added advantage;
  • Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines to meet deliverables;
  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Flexibility, intellectually curious and open minded;
  • Confident and comfortable challenging expert opinion;
  • Demonstrates a high degree of interpersonal skills with the ability to manage relationships at all levels both internally and externally;
  • Have substantial experience working with Private Businesses especially in the field of Business advisory services.

V. Duration of the contract

The assignment will run for 15 Months, starting in June 2021.

VI.   Duty station

The Expert for the Business Advisory Service will be based at PSF Headquarters in Kigali-Rwanda.

VII. Compensation and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact
In case of questions regarding the assignment, please contact PSF HR department at [email protected]

VII. Job application procedure

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until May 31st 2021, at 5:00 PM on the above HR Department e-mail.

 

Head of Partnership and Resource Mobilization in the Business Research Center

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OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR FEDERATION OF RWANDA (PSF)

I.    BACKGROUND

The Private Sector Federation in Rwanda (PSF) is a professional organization, dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of the Rwandan business community. It was established in December 1999, replacing the former Rwanda Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

PSF’s has 30 branches across the country. PSF is purely a private entity, governed by a Board of Directors elected from the business community at the grassroots level to represent and advocate for members’ interests. The Secretariat drives the operations of the Federation through coordination of 10 professional chambers and 76 professional associations.

The Rwanda 2050 Vision and its National Strategy for Transformation 2017-2024 (NST1) mandated the private sector of Rwanda to drive the national economic growth. In order to perform that role and be really on the cornerstone of the economic development of the country based on the key drivers identified in the NST1, the RPSF found imperative to revise accordingly its strategic plan in 2020.

The five – year strategic plan of PSF (2019-2024) emphases on three strategic pillars, that are namely the Advocacy and Research, the Governance and Membership, and the Capability development. For the sake of fulfilling its obligations in that development journey, RPSF managed before to put in place the Imanzi Business Institute (IBI) to promote capabilities in its organs and members. At this stage, RPSF is establishing a Business Research Center (BRC) that will fulfill its Business Research Agenda (BRA) to facilitate the evidence based advocacy and promote the public-private dialogue for policy reforms and elaboration.

In accordance with the five – year Strategic Plan (2021-2025) of the BRA for the evidence based advocacy and trade facilitation, PSF intends to recruit four Senior managers to concentrate on its research programs; those are the Executive Director, the Head of Research and Analysis, the Director of Outreach and Communication, and the Head of Partnership and resource mobilization that is our concern at this stage whereby we are elaborating the terms of reference and requirements for the same position.

It is against these considerations that the Private Sector Federation in partnership with the  German Cooperation/GIZ have agreed to recruit a candidate for the position Head of Partnership and resource mobilization, based on the following criteria.

II.    Objectives and scope of the work

In line with the BRA Strategic Plan and under the guidance of the Executive Director of the BRC, the Head of Partnership and Resource Mobilization, will be responsible for identifying and developing strong networks and partnerships with businesses, relevant associations, selected think tanks and research institutions at national, regional and international level.  higher learning institutions, foundations, government institutions, and development partners in order to assist PSF deliver its advocacy mandate

She/he will work closely with the Platforms of Specialized Groups of women and young entrepreneurs for the inclusive growth. She/he will collaborate with the PSF M&E team and advisers to ensure BRC interventions are well monitored and included in the comprehensive achievements of the Private Sector Federation of Rwanda.

The Head of Partnership and Resource Mobilization will collaborate closely with the BRC committee and Council/Board, and report directly to their chairpersons particularly before the recruitment of the Executive Director of the BRC is done.

 III.    Position Summary and Responsibilities

In summary, the Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization is responsible for the following key functions, such as defining resource mobilization, implementing the partnership strategy for the BRC and positioning BRC among other specialized research institutes, and facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Defining of resources mobilization and planning and coordinating of the partnership strategy for the Business Research Centre (BRC),
  • Supporting the implementation of the Action Plan as defined by the BRC’s Strategic Plan
  • Advises and supports BRC Board in regards to Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
  • Positioning BRC among other specialized research institutes
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing with partner institutions
  • Coordinates interventions with key stakeholders and ensures transparency for the partners
  • Advises and supports the PSF with regard to Partnerships and Resource Mobilization for advocacy in general
  • Ensures a monitoring and evaluation system is in place and supports the impact monitoring system of BRC
  • Document activities and outputs, and regularly reviews the monitoring system to implement improvements together with relevant actors
  • Assures timely reporting and provision of all necessary monitoring results to PSF and partners,
  • Ensures the coherence and complementarity of all activities with other services delivered by PSF,
  • Reports to the supervisor on the activities and achievement when required
  • Represents the interests of PSF as and when required

 IV.    REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field,
  • At least five years of relevant experience at the national or international level involving multi-stakeholder projects and partnership development,
  • Sound knowledge of the research ecosystem with at least 3 years professional experience,
  • Proven experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of fundraising proposal projects,
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written in English required French being an added advantage.
  • Professional maturity and sensitivity to working within different cultures.
  • Substantial experience working with Private Businesses especially in the field partnership and research

V.    Duration of the contract

The assignment will run for 12 Months, with possibility for extension

VI.      Duty station

The Head of Partnership and Resource Mobilization will be based in Kigali Rwanda.

VII.    Compensation and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact
In case of questions regarding the assignment, please contact PSF HR department at [email protected]

VIII.    Job application procedure

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until May, 31st  2021 at 5:00 PM on the above HR Department e-mail




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