4 JOB POSITIONS at VisionFund Rwanda. Deadline : March 12, 2020

4 JOB POSITIONS at VisionFund Rwanda. Deadline : March 12, 2020

 

People and Culture (HR) Manager at VisionFund Rwanda. Deadline : March 12, 2020

People & Culture (HR) Manager, VisionFund Rwanda

VisionFund Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of People and Culture (HR) Manager. The successful candidate will be based in Kigali and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The People, Culture and Administration Manager is responsible for all aspects of the human resource function within the VisionFund Rwanda Office. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the position is responsible primarily for staffing, recruiting, retention, performance management, employee relations, compensation, compliance, individual development, and succession planning. The incumbent ensures that HR initiatives are aligned with VFM’s mission, values, and long-term business strategy and that they support the evolving HR needs of the business. The overall objective of the position is to support the development and retention of a high-performance work force and a learning culture. The position holder is also responsible for overseeing administration functions such as procurement, fleet management, logistics, etc.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Formulation, implementation, and review of P&C policies and Procedures:

  • Maintain the People and Culture policy, researching, recommending changes additions, deletions as appropriate in light with changing organization needs and legal requirements.
  • Develop, communicate and implement standard operating procedures to promote efficiency and consistency in handling day to day People & Culture needs by Line Managers and staff.
  • Advising leadership and staff on the interpretation and application of specific policies and procedures to individual employee situations.
  • Contributes in senior management strategic planning, with responsibility for People & Culture policies and procedures and administration.
  • Prepare monthly management report pertaining to People & Culture and administration issues.

Effective resourcing of staff:

  • Develop processes and tools to efficiently and effectively meet VisionFund staffing needs on a timely basis i.e. assessment, recruitment, candidate screening, selection, hiring and orientation.
  • Work with hiring managers in planning and coordinating the hiring and termination processes.
  • Develop and Lead hire orientation program.
  • Timely renewal of employee contracts.
  • Lead senior management in succession planning.

Effective management of Employee Relations function:

  • Support VisionFund with disciplinary processes conducted, ensuring compliance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and procedures.
  • Competent representation of the Company in all disputes referred to the Labor court.
  • Ensure accurate and timely employee communication and communication structures.

Compensation:

  • Work closely with the CEO in developing and administering pay and benefit programs that attract, retain and motivate staff and are externally competitive.
  • Periodically research and recommend the cost of living adjustments.
  • Coordinate with finance to ensure timely process of payroll Maintain and Administer employee insurance, pension, accident cover and ensure timely renewal of vendor contract.
  • To ensure that staff welfare is provided as anchorage for employee motivation.
  • To ensure that Health insurance policy for all employees.

Procurement:

  • Analyze the purchase request from the user departments and determine the appropriate method of procurement.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the procurement committee.
  • Procurement to be in line with the procurement policy.

Effective management of training, development succession, talent and performance management:

  • Administer the monthly, quarterly and annual performance evaluation process as required by the policy.
  • Recommend employee recognition activities to honor individual milestones and achievements.
  • In consultation with the senior management, develops performance indicators and standards in promoting staff to higher post.
  • Coordinating staff training requirements.
  • Create an induction program for new staff orientation including content and schedule.
  • Implement strategies and activities that instill a performance management culture in the organization.
  • Reviews and upgrades the performance appraisal instrument, at least yearly to determine effectiveness and applicability; Conducts consultations with department heads to determine performance indicators and benchmarks per position.

Security Management:

  • Handle all security alerts to both staff members and visitors.
  • Facilitate training on security to the staff members.

Administration:

  • Fleet management.
  • Property management.
  • Stores management.
  • Life insurance management and timely payment of the pension to an insurance company.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s and a preferably advanced degree in Human Resource Management, organization development, organizational psychology or similar.
  • 5 years’ experience in human resource management in progressively responsible roles, with sound cross-functional experience.
  • Managing people professionally.
  • Leading People.
  • Managing Conflict.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Delivering Objectives.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Basic financial skills.
  • 5 years’ experience in human resource management in progressively responsible roles, with sound cross-functional experience.
  • English & Kinyarwanda.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Expertise in national labor law, employment legislation & employment practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, customer service, consulting, coaching and organizational skills, with a track record of driving change and innovation.
  • Strong problem solver with strong business skills and strategic acumen, analytical skills, and excellent team-building skills.
  • Both strategic and tactical: able to lead in a ‘roll up your sleeves’ manner that is perceived to be people-centric and effective.
  • Culturally astute, respectful and tolerant, able to promote and support diversity in the workplace, and able to gain the trust and respect of peers.
  • Willingness to travel to branch offices.
  • Experience in reporting to the Board using Microsoft applications such as word and PowerPoint.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

The closing date for submission of applications is 12th March 2020; no late applications will be accepted

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

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Chief Operations Officer (COO) at VisionFund Rwanda. Deadline : March 12, 2020

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

VisionFund Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO). The successful candidate will be based in Kigali and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for ensuring proper implementation and execution of operational plans, including market development and product disbursement plan, creation of budget and cash flow projections for all branch offices, as well as internal controls, policies and procedures in all branches in support of reducing Vision Fund Rwanda’s risk exposures, especially operational and credit risks. The COO reviews credit methodology and new product development motivate branch teams, helps support social impact and social performance plans and alignment with World Vision Rwanda in the field. He/she creates a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, processes,

systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks. The incumbent leads the MFI operations, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Rwanda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Heads the Operations Team comprising of Branch Managers, Team Leaders and Loan Officers.
  • Offers Leadership in Integration and continued effective relation with World Vision and other social programs.
  • Offers day to day strategic planning in operations.
  • Supervises the day to day branch operations through the Branch Managers to ensure that targets set & agreed upon are met.
  • Principal advisor to the CEO on all matters relating to operations and the entire business field business.
  • Exchanges information with the CEO and other departments and secures an adequate information flow within the Branch Operations Department.

 Portfolio Quality Management:

  • Plans and ensures the implementation of an adequate and timely reporting system with a focus on each branch’s asset quality, liquidity, capital adequacy & provisioning.
  • Champions the efforts in managing loan delinquency by closely monitoring the Branches and ensuring strict compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Actively leads organizational response to branches with non-standard portfolio quality.

 Portfolio Growth:

  • Champions the efforts in mobilizing savings from the public.
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied consistently & uniformly across all branches.

Coordination:

  • Coordinates with other departments to make sure that there is appropriate branch liquidity Management.
  • Coordinates with the P&C Department in planning staff capacity of the branches.
  • Coordinates with IT Department any monitoring or reporting related issues, and resolves the issues at the soonest time possible.

 Planning:

  • Takes lead in developing Vision Fund Rwanda’s long-term operations strategy in line with Vision Fund International’s strategy.
  • Continually gathers information and analyses the strategic position of Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR) as compares to the industry.
  • Reviews and approves Branch Managers’ / Project Managers’ operating targets and objectives for all products and services, feeding into the monthly, quarterly and annual operating plans.
  • Conducts new and enhancement Product and Service process inclusive of pilot tests, evaluations, rollouts with appropriate approvals.

 Marketing:





  • Develops proposals for further improvement of operations, including concepts for new products and services.
  • Supervises the creation and implementation of plans and methods to create awareness of all products and services offered by the Micro Finance Institution (MFI).
  • Interacts with World Vision, the local community, business organizations, and industry networks to promote goodwill and generate new business (integration opportunities).

 Operational Policy Formulation & Procedures:

  • Proposes to the CEO any changes or enhancements to the branch operations manual.
  • Ensures compliance to all existing regulations.
  • Oversees the implementation of the internal control systems, ensuring the smooth running of the business and safeguarding the institution’s assets; Follows-up with the concerned branch manager(s) any actions required from the branches as
  • recommended by the audit findings.
  • Decides on all operational issues within the framework of existing regulations and management decisions.
  • Decides on all operational issues within the framework of existing regulations and management decisions.
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied consistently and uniformly across all branches.

 Staff Performance Management and Capacity Building:

  • Ensures that the operations staff receive adequate training; Participates in development/ reviews of a curriculum for the training of the Loan Officers; Collaborates closely with P&C in matters of training new and in-service operations staff.
  • Coordinates with the P&C department in planning staff capacity building of the branches.
  • Ensures the annual performance management Cycle (agreeing on annual and learning and development objectives, mid-term reviews and end of year reviews) is implemented for Operations managers.

Social Performance and Integration:

  • Champions integration with World Vision.
  • Ensures that the MFI reaches its target clients.
  • Ensures that clients and their children are protected and treated with respect in the provision of financial services through the implementation of the client protection policies.
  • Ensures that branch managers and staff are trained in and apply strong social performance practices.
  • Includes social goals and indicators into business planning, receives regular reporting to track progress and make operational decisions (new products, delivery methods) to reach those goals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University Degree in Economics, Banking, and Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Experience in credit and deposit operations.
  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.
  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility and a highly developed sense of rectitude.
  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization’s Ideals and Core Values.
  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.
  • Very good communication and marketing skills.
  • Good knowledge of economic and financial topics.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

 Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office-based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office-based).
  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% of international travel is desired.
  • On-call: Yes, in the after normal working hours.
  • Must get a Work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

The closing date for submission of applications is 5th March 2020; no late applications will be accepted

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

 

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) VisionFund Rwanda. Deadline : March 12, 2020

Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

VisionFund Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Chief Finance Officer (CFO). The successful candidate will be based in Kigali and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Lead the MFI Finance department, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Rwanda.
  • Manages the Institution’s treasury to ensure profitable operations and compliance with existing regulations.
  • Creates a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, processes, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.
  • Work closely with WV to obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES.

Member of Leadership Team:

  • Advisor to the CEO and Senior Management Team on all matters relating to finance including treasury, accounting, and administration.
  • Submit timely financial returns to the Board, senior management, regulators and other stakeholders.
  • Prepare business and financial reports for the Board of Directors.

Leads the development of an overall Business Plan for VisionFund Rwanda that includes, among other things, the Branch Targets and Projections:

  • Continuous monitoring of the financial performance of the organization with an emphasis on analyzing the latter’s performance as against its operational and business plans.
  • Provides support to the Head Office and Branches in preparation for the finance business plan and preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plans and budgets.
  • Ensures that branch plans are incorporated into an overall business plan and finance projections model.

Establishes and maintains all Policies relating to Financial Management, Financial Controls, and Risk:

  • Establishes, reviews, and updates financial policies and procedures that are relevant and cost-effective to the organization.
  • Maintains the finance management manuals, including treasury, accounting, and administration manuals. and ensures that all changes related to policies and procedures would be incorporated in the manual.
  • Acts as a member of the procurement committee or its equivalent and furnishes the committee with the necessary information for them to make ‘sound’ viable decisions.
  • Performs functions specified by the Board, procurement committee and Asset Management in relation to establishing broad guidelines for the institution’s tolerance for risk and expectations from investment.
  • Introduces measures to enhance the credibility and objectivity of financial statements and reports prepared with reference to the affairs of VisionFund Rwanda.

Manages Liquidity and the appropriate Levels of Assets and Liabilities:

  • Measures and controls the institution’s funding requirements.
  • Manage access to funds: Makes periodic assessment of liabilities and liability holders, explore borrowing arrangements.
  • Ensures that there is adequate control of cash and other assets (budgetary management and control) according to laid down policies and the Central Bank regulations.
  • Develops contingency plans for VisionFund Rwanda to withstand liquidity crises, and updates the contingency plans, as the need arises.
  • Recommends policies or changes on policies on liquidity and funds management, and ensures timeliness, applicability, and practicality of these policies.

Supervises the Accounting System and Process:

  • Provides technical oversight to the branch accountants in formulating and implementing the branch accounting system.
  • Ensures that VisionFund Rwanda maintains adequate and accurate records including balance sheet and periodic statements of income and expense.
  • General oversight to ensure payroll is accurate, prompt, complete and reliable.
  • Provides the finance department staff with the necessary training and other support to enable them to fulfill their duties accordingly.
  • Supervises, monitors, and evaluates the work of the finance staff and provides input to the annual staff appraisal exercise.

Ensures Compliance to Regulators, Audits, and VFI:

  • Ensures absolute compliance to regulations on liquidity, capital, adequacy, and provisioning as well as to reporting requirements set by the Central Bank and other regulators.
  • Attends to inquiries, on-site or off-site, from the Central Bank, other regulators, and external auditors, and provides due assistance to the regulators and external auditors during an inspection.

Supervises the effective Financial Provision of Administrative Services:

  • Liaises with tax authorities/consultants whenever necessary.
  • Maintains insurance portfolio and ensures that all claims are settled without undue losses to the organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • ACCA or CIMA a must.
  • MBA is Required.
  • Must have at least ten years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business,
  • agricultural economics/development, or economic and business development institutions.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the microfinance industry and technology.
  • Must have working experience in the regulatory environment and better with an institution that intermediate savings.
  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.
  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.
  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization’s Ideals and Core Values.
  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.
  • Very good communication and marketing skills.
  • Very good knowledge of economic and financial topics.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office-based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office-based).
  • 10% of international travel is desired.
  • On-call: Yes, in the after normal working hours.
  • Must get a Work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

The closing date for submission of applications is 5th March 2020; no late applications will be accepted

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

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Programme Funding Manager at VisionFund Rwanda. Deadline : March 12, 2020

Programme Funding Manager

VisionFund International seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Programme Funding Manager. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa. Locations to be determined by home country of successful candidates within Central, East and West Africa where VF/WVI is registered to operate.

 PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • The VisionFund International (VFI) Programme Funding Manager will develop and manage funding opportunities in select 4 Countries in either Central, East or West Africa primarily, through grants from Bilateral, Corporates, Multilateral, Philanthropists, and Partnerships through World Vision National Offices and /or other NGO’s and partners aligned to VFI’s Strategic focus in the network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in keeping with strategy and funding priorities.
  • This position will be responsible for ensuring donor and partnership retention through effective and efficient compliance and management of third party grants and major donor acquisitions. Reporting to the Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa; the role may support some French-speaking Countries; therefore a candidate displaying proficiency in both English and French would be an added advantage. The role will manage grant and donor funding opportunity pipeline and provide fundraising technical support, capacity building, project monitoring, and donor impact reporting to the Country MFI’s. This role will additionally focus on building, maintaining and strengthening relationships with relevant and
  • key stakeholders such as World Vision Support and National offices and other identified Organisations. The role will lead proposal writing, grant implementation for donor compliance, and maintaining close relationships with MFI project staff in accordance with the Organisations norms and acceptable practices.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Funding Acquisition:

  • Research and assess funding institutions and develop an opportunity pipeline aligned with MFI strategic funding priorities.
  • Manage all components of the Request For Proposals (RFP) and ensure application alignment with MFI funding priorities; vet with senior leadership and obtain approval.
  • Set up and support proposal development teams; create a project work plan and ensure proposals and supporting documents are prepared to technical specifications and submitted on time.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to field staff, Support Office staff and other members of the Fundraising team on proposal development, monitoring, reporting, and project management.
  • Support Senior Programme Funding Manager for Africa in identifying and achieving annual funding targets.
  • Within the strategy, develop and manage key regional funder relationships with new and existing funders and World Vision Offices to achieve long-lasting global fundraising support.

Project Monitoring, and Management:

  • Monitor project compliance and implementation to ensure projects are delivered to specifications.
  • Support MFIs and ensure project impact reports are of high quality and submitted on time.
  • Build the capacity of MFIs for managing projects.
  • Ensure contracts are reviewed and risks managed and funds flow effectively to MFIs.

Relationship Development and Networking:

  • Network with major regional funders to establish collaborative relationships, learn of opportunities, and enhance VFI’s ability to gain donor funding and enhance VFI’s reputation in the marketplace.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key World Vision support and national office funding staff ensuring that the microfinance project model is understood and fundraising opportunities are maximized.
  • Attend sector seminars, training, communities of practice and forums where industry staff and/or funders meet with the objective of leveraging funding and partnerships for the VFI network.
  • Maintain knowledge of microfinance industry and trends including the focus of targeted donors.

Impact & Project Management Initiatives:

  • Ensure outcomes of projects are high-quality and high-impact through ongoing monitoring and the execution of mid-term and final evaluations, operations research, etc.
  • Review field reports and findings/recommendations to determine and replicate best practices and apply lessons learned.
  • Contribute to the Fundraising team in developing innovative and emerging fundraising systems, processes and tools.
  • Contribute to streamlining Funding policies in the MFI’s.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in either International development, International Relations, International Management, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field
  • 5-8 years experience in Bilateral, Corporate, Multilateral, Philanthropy Fundraising/Business development /Grantmaking in a Corporate or Non-Governmental Organisation.
  • High Proficiency (oral and written) in the English language.
  • The ability to write and speak both English and French is an added advantage.
  • This role requires 5-8 years in Grants, major donor fundraising and corporate management setting dealing with senior management. Experience in microfinance or financial institutions, humanitarian, international development. Able to work in complex corporate culture and financial systems and ensure procedures internally and with third parties are well documented, monitored and executed. Creative and helpful at problem-solving for both VFI and MFI’s. Able to work well with granting agencies, Support Offices, MFIs, and other VFI groups.
  • Candidate must have the permit/authority to work in the Country of residence in the case of foreign nationals requesting to be recruited in the placement Country.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent management, communication, and relationship-building skills; must lead through influence and establish effective working relationships within MFIs in the region, external partners, Agencies and Leaders in the Microenterprise development field.
  • International Management/Relations experience is an important asset, particularly in emerging/developing countries.
  • Knowledge of the microfinance sector and rural micro-financing is key.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and cultural sensitivity.
  • Creates processes with greater efficiency in mind, eliminating bureaucracy wherever possible.
  • Able to travel to remote areas where MFI’s work and internationally.
  • Effective coach, able to train people in VisionFund policies and procedures formally and informally.
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects; ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships effectively.
  • Team player’s characteristics and flexibility in working hours to connect with people within wide time-zone differences is required.
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) with rural operational programs in Sub-Sahara Africa.
  • Hands-on experience in project management, business development, fundraising and/or Resource Acquisition for either NGOs, businesses and Strong situational analytical skills will be desirable. Experience taking part in project designs, baseline, and end-line evaluations.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% or more of the time.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/senegal/field-operations/regional-programme-funding-manager-visionfund/12709

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

The closing date for submission of applications is 6th March 2020; no late applications will be accepted

As a child-focused organization, VisionFund is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

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