3 Job Positions at Sustainable Growers Rwanda: (Deadline 30 August 2021)

3 Job Positions at Sustainable Growers Rwanda: (Deadline 30 August 2021)

3 Job Positions at Sustainable Growers Rwanda: (Deadline 30 August 2021)

SGR Director at Sustainable Growers Rwanda: (Deadline 30 August 2021)

 JOB ADVERT

Sustainable Growers Rwanda (SGR) is a non-profit organization that works to create economic opportunities for women coffee farmers to achieve economic independence. SGR supports women coffee farmers and their families to become more professionalized and market- based skilled to increase their family incomes through professional training approach to growing and trading specialty coffee, so they can form direct, productive relationships with coffee processors, importers and roasters.

stablished in 2014, Sustainable Growers has a strong track record for connecting actors along the value chain, to facilitate deep and global partnerships between small holder producers and their customers.

 

POSITION: SGR DIRECTOR

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: HR&Ops., Coord.,MR&QM,TZCoord,,DRCCoord, and M&E Tech

LOCATION: Kigali

STATUS: Fixed Term Contract

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

The SGR Director will manage budgets, oversee monitoring and evaluation, and ensure delivery of results as per agreed-upon milestones and goals, and will directly and indirectly supervise and monitor all operations and activities performed by staff and consultants working for SGR.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities are but not limited t

  • Oversee the design, planning, and successful execution of programs and activities in Rwanda, DRC & Tanzania;
  • Provide program direction, develop and implement a strategic vision for achieving program goals, identify opportunities to innovate and increase impact, and develop appropriate solutions to challenges that arise in the course of the program
  • Ensure the program is implemented with sound managerial, financial, and human resources practices, as per funders standards;
  • Participate in recruitment, orientation and supervision and mentorship of  direct reports;
  • Ensure strong relationships between SGR and all its stakeholders in Rwanda, DRC and Tanzania including but not limited to government, partners, media, funders, and other stakeholders – in keeping with SGR’s policies and procedures;
  • Ensure high quality and timely development, delivery and presentation of narrative, financial, and other required and requested reports on program developments, successes, and constraints in all territories and to all stakeholders as required by the program agreement and as requested ad hoc;
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with local and international partners, funders, agencies, development organizations, private sector associations, media and corporations;
  •  Exercise diplomacy, tact and discretion as a representative of the program and the organization, especially when dealing with politically or culturally sensitive issues;
  •  Work closely with the M&E team for data recording, reporting and filing to ease Tracking of the activities progress and ensure quality execution of program.
  • Contribute to the documentation and sharing of knowledge within the broader SGR  community;
  • Ensure that all levels of government are familiar with the program and that the program is aligned with government goals;
  • Ensure that staff  are aware of their own performance against project milestones, sharing lessons-learned and benefiting from each other’s work;
  •  Collect and compile information related to project milestones and funding requirements through interfacing with staff, partner organizations, and government bodies;
  • Collect necessary information and prepare any reports on program structure, impact, and implementation as requested by partners, funders, or associates;
  • Maintain organizational databases such as the government tracker, the agronomy  training tracker, and partnerships database;
  • Track key metrics to monitor and evaluate the success of the project keeping with grant reporting requirements;
  •   Conduct periodical regular performance review of direct reports and undertake development initiatives to increase their capacity achieve set targets;

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE

Degree in Agronomy or related field;

  • Minimum 5 to 8 years’ experience designing, directing, and evaluating complex field-based programs and budgets in Rwanda preferably related to workforce development and income generating activities in areas such as smallholder agriculture, community and value chain development, food security;
  • Experience leading and managing multi-cultural teams and coordinating programs with partners to achieve project goals and maintain consensus on policies, activities and administrative matters;
  • Strong track record of building and maintaining relationships across sectors;
  • Proven ability to function in complex, frequently changing political and economic conditions;
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze and resolve a wide range of challenges arising in project/activity implementation; intellectual curiosity; balanced judgment; and the ability to conceptualize – both strategically and programmatically;
  • Good working knowledge of economic development, value chains, and entrepreneurship;
  • Experience with farmer co-operatives and/or agribusiness development in Rwanda;
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic characteristics of Rwanda and/or other East African nations is preferred;
  • Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spread sheets, and databases);
  • Fluency in English, with proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. Kinyarwanda and French language skills required.

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • Development of usable plans for projects
  • Implementation of projects according to budget and schedule
  • Control and monitor progress to ensure aligned delivery
  • Complete and close projects

KEY INDICATORS

  • Designed plans
  • Implementation of activities follow up
  • Activity reports
  • M&E reports
  • Close out activities

 How to applyInterested qualified candidates should send their application file (detailed CV, academic certificates, and cover letter) to recruitment@sustainablegrowers.org not later than 30th August 2021

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.

 

International Liason Officer at Sustainable Growers Rwanda: (Deadline 30 August 2021)

JOB ADVERT

Sustainable Growers Rwanda (SGR) is a non-profit organization that works to create economic opportunities for women coffee farmers to achieve economic independence. SGR supports women coffee farmers and their families to become more professionalized and market- based skilled to increase their family incomes through professional training approach to growing and trading specialty coffee, so they can form direct, productive relationships with coffee processors, importers and roasters.

stablished in 2014, Sustainable Growers has a strong track record for connecting actors along the value chain, to facilitate deep and global partnerships between small holder producers and their customers.

 

POSITION: INTERNATIONAL LIASON OFFICER

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: None

LOCATION: Kigali

STATUS: Fixed Term Contract

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, facilitate communications and coordinate activities between SGR its US Founders, the South American partners, funders and other current and prospective out of country stakeholders. You will handle international communications, coordination efforts, knowledge sharing, incident response and conflict resolution under the direction of the Executive Director.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities are but not limited to

  • Create and build South to south  partnership with south America Countries
  • Keep up to date and understand what SGR is aiming to achieve and its relations with the US Founders and the South American partners and other current or future stakeholders and partners.
  • Keep strong connections with out of country partners as well as work on creating new mutually beneficial relations.
  • Increase the level of connection in countries that SGR is already working in or collaborating with:
  • Provide means of knowledge sharing between countries i.e. Rwanda, Tanzania, DRC, US and South America and any other future countries or continents;
  • Monitor, coordinate, and communicate the strategic objectives of SGR as required from time to time.
  • Cooperate and communicate successfully with other all stakeholders to enhance SGRs objectives:
  • Collaborate with the leadership and other staff to clarify SGRs mission and resolve any issues that arise;
  • Develop and foster relationships with the partners, stakeholders, and any other that may become important to SGR’s mission.
  • Gather, examine, and use data and feedback to identify opportunities to improve the relationship between the SGR and its stakeholders.
  • Write reports about particular incidents, events, or updates on important issues for SGR in order to ensure information is readily available.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE

  • Master’s Degree in social science, public administration, law, development studies, international affairs or a bachelor’s with extensive good experience of at least 4 years in a related NGO;
  • Ability to establish and nurture effective professional relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High quality of research and writing skills.
  • Strong ability to manage and successfully conduct negotiations at different levels.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Problem solving skills;
  •  English and Spanish required, French will be a good add on;

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • New collaborations for SGR
  •  Increased level and sustained relationships
  • Shared knowledge between countries

KEY INDICATORS

  •  Number of new collaborations
  • Degree of engagement
  • Reports of Knowledge sharing events

 How to applyInterested qualified candidates should send their application file (detailed CV, academic certificates, and cover letter) to recruitment@sustainablegrowers.org not later than 30th August 2021

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.

 

  Agriculture Finance Market Access Manager at Sustainable Growers Rwanda: (Deadline 30 August 2021)

 JOB ADVERT

Sustainable Growers Rwanda (SGR) is a non-profit organization that works to create economic opportunities for women coffee farmers to achieve economic independence. SGR supports women coffee farmers and their families to become more professionalized and market- based skilled to increase their family incomes through professional training approach to growing and trading specialty coffee, so they can form direct, productive relationships with coffee processors, importers and roasters.

stablished in 2014, Sustainable Growers has a strong track record for connecting actors along the value chain, to facilitate deep and global partnerships between small holder producers and their customers.

 

POSITION: AGRICULTURE FINANCE MARKET ACCESS MANAGER

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: None

LOCATION: Kigali

STATUS: Fixed Term Contract

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

The SGR Director will manage budgets, oversee monitoring and evaluation, and ensure delivery of results as per agreed-upon milestones and goals, and will directly and indirectly supervise and monitor all operations and activities performed by staff and consultants working for SGR.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities are but not limited to;

  • Identify relevant social lenders who can support farmers in their quest to be financially secure.
  • Build a case for the lenders to see the need and value of supporting our farmers.
  • Create long term relationships between farmers and social the social lenders.
  • Organise farmers in the formation of savings groups.
  • Work with farmers to identify viable projects that they can start in order to generate additional income.
  • Facilitate or organise trainings for the farmers to ensure that the identified projects are set up and managed properly.
  • Connect farmers with experts in the selected projects to increase the possibility of success.
  • Unlocking profitability for women we serve by promoting the use of good agricultural practices.
  • Identify and study market developments and trends within the coffee sector and promote internal intelligence and knowledge sharing.
  • Train cooperative to understand how to design their business plan and forecast.
  • Be responsible for follow up of all financials operations of SGR beneficiaries and advise cooperatives were necessary

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE

  • A degree in agriculture, agribusiness, business, economics, international trade, and development or a related field required.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in in the agricultural sector in either business development or marketing.
  • An awareness of challenges in agriculture value chains in the developing world and a commitment to address them.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy are required to make and maintain productive contacts with varying stakeholders.
  • Project management skills and the ability to create and stick to timelines
  • Ability to mobilize farmers to action in setting up projects.

English and French required;

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • Activate social lender
  • Viable projects started by farmers
  • Promotion of good practices

KEY INDICATORS

  •  Number of social lenders or growth in lending
  • Number of Viable projects
  • Number of farmers taking up good practices

 How to applyInterested qualified candidates should send their application file (detailed CV, academic certificates, and cover letter) to recruitment@sustainablegrowers.org not later than 30th August 2021

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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