28 Job Positions at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) (Deadline: 22 July 2019)

28 Job Positions at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) (Deadline: 22 July 2019)

28 Job Positions at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) (Deadline: 22 July 2019)

Background

The Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) is a nationwide platform whose purpose is to change the current perception among the youths vis-a-vis the agriculture sector in Rwanda, while orienting them to seize investment opportunities through awareness creation, skills development, and advocacy support services. The idea is to create a critical mass of change agents to influence transformation of agricultural business landscape with courage, determination and positive attitude.

It is a platform of young entrepreneurs operating in any sub-sectors of agribusiness value chain (crop and/or livestock production, agro-processing, inputs and other agro-services as well as ICT in Agriculture). Officially launched in May 2016 with the aim to rejuvenate the sector here in Rwanda, RYAF strive to change and challenge youth mindset vis-a-vis agribusiness opportunities for food and nutritional security and sustainable job creation. The forum is officially legalized in the official gazette number 50 of 11th December 2017.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

RYAF (through young graduates) under an MoU signed with RAB through Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Food Security Project(SAIP) in order to responsibilize young graduates for providing technical know-how and support in the increase of agriculture productivity specifically in horticulture crops, market access and food security within SHG and Cooperatives as well as supporting Water Users associations in ensuring proper operation and maintenance of irrigation schemes supported by SAIP Project.

The project is being implemented in 8 Districts namely: Gatsibo, Rwamagana and Kayonza in the Eastern Province, Karongi, Rutsiro and Nyabihu in the Western Province, Nyanza in the Southern Province and Rulindo in Northern Province.

It is in this context that RYAF wishes to recruit highly motivated people who will work with the leaders of SHGs, cooperatives and Water Users Associations to rapidly improve technical and managerial aspects, increase of productivity, access to market and ensuring proper operations and maintenance of infrastructure. Below is the list of positions under recruitment.

1.Cooperative Officers (16)

2.Water Users Association(7)

3. Horticulturalist (5)

The positions to apply are specified below

1.Job Title: Cooperatives Support officers

1.1. Duties and Responsibilities of Cooperative Support officer include:

  • Support the cooperative to get all required books and fill in properly
  • Support cooperatives in complying with by-laws (procedures, internal rules and regulations);
  • Support to speed up the payment of cooperative membership fees
  • Coaching and mentoring at least two cooperative members as cooperative support assistants
  • Mobilization of cooperative members to get inputs through Smart Nkunganire system
  • To ensure and monitor the implementation of ToTs training sessions in line, to sustain cooperative’s organization
  • In collaboration with the cooperative’s management committee, prepare the annual work plan, budget and reports;

1.2.SELECTION CRITERIA

To qualify for this offer, these will be the key requirements:

  1. Diploma A2 in any of these fields: Accounting, Management.
  2. Experience and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  3. Strong verbal and written, listening and communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated attention to detail.
  5. Languages Skills in Kinyarwanda, English or French, knowledge of all is an advantage
  6. Being a resident in that District will be an added advantage

2. Job Title: Horticulturalist

2.1. Duties and responsibilities of Horticulturalist include to:

  • Mobilize and organize farmers into groups for horticulture production
  • Support farmers to plan and produce the selected horticulture crops based on the market demand and analysis (locally, regional and export market)
  • Facilitate access to inputs (seeds, fertilizers and pesticides)
  • Attend farmers seasonal meeting to facilitate them to get information about available market to grow for localized market
  • Support & assist farmer organizations/ Actors in agribusiness roadmap preparation based on the market analysis
  • Coaching farmers/ actors in record keeping of their produce
  • Coaching and supporting farmer groups & actors in standardizing their produce to meet food safety at domestic, regional and international market
  • Strengthening and linking to markets youth & women entrepreneurs or groups that invested in agriculture value chains;
  • Coaching all activities of post-harvest, handling and storage in order to minimize losses to the farmer’/s production;
  • Ensure farmers are actively participating in operation and maintenance of the postharvest facilities including dryers, warehouses, pack houses, cold rooms…and their respective equipment and tools

2.2.SELECTION CRITERIA

To qualify for this offer, these will be the key requirements:

  1. Bachelor Degree in any of these fields: Crop production and Horticulture.
  2. Experience and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and openness to learning.
  3. Strong verbal and written, listening and communication skills.
  4. Languages Skills in Kinyarwanda, English or French, knowledge of all is an a to
  5. Demonstrated attention to details
  6. Management and analytical skills.
  7. Being a resident in that District will be an added advantage

3. Water Users Association(WUA)Technicians (7 staff)

3.1.Duties and Responsibilities of Water Users Associations technician include to:

  • Support and follow up seasonal water sharing schedule and revision according to urgency
  • Support QUA in the preparation and implementation of the Annual Work plan and Budget.
  • Support WUA in preparation of seasonal maintenance plans and cleaning schedule. Provide support to WUA in preparation of staff remuneration.
  • Follow up water fee payment and usage per season
  • Follow up operation and maintenance activities on a weekly and monthly basis

3.2. SELECTION CRITERIA

To qualify for this offer, these will be the key requirements:

    1. Diploma A2 in any of these fields: Agronomy science, plumbing or any of related Field
    2. Experience and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and openness to learning and working with new technology.
    3. Strong verbal and written, listening and communication skills.
    4. Languages Skills in Kinyarwanda, English or French, knowledge of all is an advantage
    5. Demonstrated attention to detail.
    6. Being a resident in that District will be an added advantage.

Application procedures

The following are the key guidelines to apply for the above RYAF job offer:

  1. Application letter addressed to the RYAF Chairman, specifying the District you wish to work in.
  2. Curriculum Vitae with at least 3 professional references,
  3. National ID,
  4. Latest employment completion certificate,
  5. Copies of Academic certificates

 

Hard copies must be submitted at RYAF Head Office located at MINAGRI Building/Kacyiru, not later than July 22, 2019 at 4 pm. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage of selection processes

 

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