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Job at IMBARAGA: 42 Positions available (Deadline: 17 October 2017)

Job at IMBARAGA: 42 Positions available  (Deadline: 17 October 2017)

Job at IMBARAGA: 42 Positions available (Deadline: 17 October 2017)

IMBARAGA is a national non-governmental Organization with the mission of promoting the socio- economic and political interests of its farmer members. IMBARAGA in partnership withCultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is implementing a project titled “FEED THE FUTURE RWANDA HINGA WEZE” that aims to promote sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems and
climate-smart agricultural production in Western and Southern Province of Rwanda.

 

IMBARAGA is seeking for dynamic and motivated Rwandan Citizens to fill the following positions as follows:

 

  1. Job Title: District Productivity Officer (06)

 

Location: At District level

 

Reporting toDistrict Manager& Agriculture Productivity Advisor
Position Description:

 

Reporting to the District Manager, the District Productivity Officer will implement and
monitor all agriculture productivity activities of Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga
Weze. All the District officers will be based respectively in Karongi, Rutsiro,
Ngororero, Nyabihu and Nyamasheke Districts in western province and southern
province (Nyamagabe) on the basis of one officer per District.
Duties and Responsibilities:

 

– Responsible for ensuring the completion of District-level productivity activities in adherence to the proposed work plan;

 

– Collaborate with agriculture productivity unit to ensure smooth implementation of
agriculture productivity activities;

 

– Strengthen the Twigire Muhinzi model through training of farmer promoters, Farmer field school facilitators on sustainable high yielding technologies including but not
limited to Integrated Soil fertility management (ISFM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) + climate smart agriculture (CSA);

 

– Train farmer promoters, farmer field school facilitators, farmer groups/cooperatives on demonstrations establishment: plots layout with required plot size and ensure that all required inputs are correctly applied, at the right rates and at the right time as stipulated in the protocol

 

– Collect soil samples before the establishment of demonstrations and at the end of the demonstration if needed;

 

– Identify agro-forestry trees and fodder grasses suitable for rehabilitated and constructed terraces as well as for other farms/lands where they are needed;

 




– Train and assist farmer groups/cooperatives to establish nurseries for agro-forestry and fruit trees;

 

– Identify, select and prepare a list of sites suitable for field days and collaborate with District outreach officer to mobilize farmers and other stakeholders to attend field days;

 

– Conduct a review with the farmers participating in Hinga Weze agriculture productivity activities and others to further highlight the impact of the innovative technologies;

 

– Support input supply/distribution in the assigned District and support the agro-dealers’ capacity building program;

 

– Organize coaching sessions to agro-dealers to apply skills acquired during trainings

 

– Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports and other reports as needed;

 

– Undertake other assignments and tasks at the request of District Manager.

 

Qualifications:

 

– A Rwandan citizen with at least a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Soil Sciences, crop
production, Agriculture development or related field;

 

– 2-5 years of experience of agricultural extension, agricultural production, integrated soil fertility management, integrated pest management, and input supply;

 

– Experience in the use of climate smart inputs;

 

– Experience in agricultural extension and integration of nutrition-sensitive agriculture;

 

– Experience in working with farmer groups and cooperatives;

 

– Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing;

 

– Effective collaboration; willingness to innovate and ability to think systematically;

 

– Possessing a motorcycle driving license would be a proven advantage;

 

– Fluent in Kinyarwanda, advanced level of English, and French.

 

  1. Position Title: District Business, Market and Finance Development Officer (06)

 

Location: At District level

 

Reporting to: District Manager & Business, Market and Finance Development Unit
Position Description:

 

The District Business, Market, and Finance Development officers are responsible for
the implementation of business, market and finance development interventions at
the district level and coordinating with other district level staff. They will be based in Karongi, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyabihu and Nyamasheke Districts in western province and southern province (Nyamagabe) on the basis of one officer per District.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The main duties of the District Business, Market, and Finance Development (BMFD)
officer include, but are not limited to:

 

– Responsible for the implementation, oversight, and reporting of district interventions related to business development, financial services and farmers’ access to markets;

 

– Collaborate with local partners and conduct regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other district technical team members to increase impact of program interventions;

 

– Ensure the smooth implementation of all market and financial development activities to promote productivity and sales and improve household-level consumption of nutritious foods and collaboratively plan activities to ensure interventions stimulate and support results;

 

– Coordinate with the District Agriculture Productivity Officer to develop strategies that promote smallholder uptake of improved inputs, practices, and post-harvest technologies that increase market competitiveness and reduce labor and costs;

 

– Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the Deputy Chief of Party or BMFD director.

 

Qualifications:

 

– Rwandan Citizen with university degree in business studies, agribusiness, economics or relevant qualification

 

– At least three (3) years progressively responsible work experience in managing district-level interventions related to agricultural finance, value chain development, agricultural investment, private sector investment management and/or access to finance;

 

– Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing;

 

– Demonstrated ability to collaborate, willingness to innovate and ability to think systematically;

 

– Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining quality of deliverables within deadlines;

 

– Advanced oral and written communication skills in English required; Kinyarwanda and French also preferred.

 

– Willing to be able to travel within district area.

 

  1. Position Title: District Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (06)

 

Location: At District level

 

Reporting to: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Unit
Position Description

 

Responsible for data collection and aggregation at the district level and transmitting it
to the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit. Responsible for implementing MEL activities at the district level. They will be based in Karongi, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyabihu and Nyamasheke Districts in western province and southern province (Nyamagabe) on the basis of one officer per District.
Responsibilities:
Program Management

 

– Working with the MEL Unit to assist in producing resource materials, deliver training, make presentations and organize events/other activities to ensure development and maintenance of sound monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.

 

– Undertake regular visits to programs to support monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment processes and accountability processes.

 

– Monitor and document the progress of program activities against agreed indicators including Real Time Evaluation in area of jurisdiction.

 

– Work with the MEL Unit to monitor and document the impact of programs to inform overall program strategy.

 

– Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the MEL Unit
Information Management

 




– Ensure district Team staff and Partners are assisted and equipped to consistently and regularly monitor their work collecting quantitative and qualitative data on programming activities.

 

– Manage data collation of accurate and timely data of program activities and consolidate to feed into central data base.

 

– Facilitate District team M&E meetings, share M&E guidance and deliver training with district teams. Link with central M&E team at head office.

 

– Work with District Outreach Officers, District Nutrition & Gender Officers and District BMFD officers and Partners to ensure learning within Hinga Weze at district level.
Accountability

 

– Prepare and submit reports as required on the programming activities within district area for internal, donor and beneficiary community reporting.

 

– Work with District Team staff (District Outreach Officers, District Nutrition & Gender Officers and District BMFD officers) to ensure accountability systems are in place that engage beneficiaries (especially women and youth), in evaluations, impact assessments and research in accordance with USAID and other relevant frameworks.·
Communications

 

– Ensure that project related information is availed to the district teams.

 

– Work with district teams to ensure information relating to Hinga Weze activities is shared widely within communities in which we are working and provide for their participation and feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks.

 

– Prepare communication materials to partners within area of jurisdiction.

 

Qualifications:

 

– Rwandan Citizen with university degree in business studies, agribusiness, economics or relevant qualification

 

– Experience and knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment methods and systems

 

– Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure

 

– Strong interpersonal and community development skills

 

– Excellent verbal and written skills in Kinyarwanda local language and good written and spoken English

 

– Strong computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word.

 

– Willing to be able to travel within district area.

 

  1. Position Title: Nutrition and Gender Officer (06)

 

Location: At District level

 

Reporting to: District Manager & Nutrition Specialist
Position Description:

 

Based at the district level, the Gender and Nutrition Officers work with the Senior Nutrition Specialist and District Outreach Officers to scale nutrition and gender programming at the district and community level to improve nutritional outcomes for women and children. The position will build the capacity of trainers/facilitators and mobilize support from CHWs and care groups to disseminate nutrition and gender messages in line with the project design. S/he will integrate nutrition and gender themes into agriculture trainings and ensure that behavioral change communication is effective in promoting key nutrition and gender messages. The position will coordinate district meetings related to nutrition, and liaise with government stakeholders to ensure district-level collaboration and buy-in. S/he will also support the monitoring,
evaluation and data analysis of the nutrition component of the project making adjustments to content and activities as appropriate. They will be based in Karongi, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyabihu and Nyamasheke Districts in western province and southern province (Nyamagabe) on the basis of one officer per District.
Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The main duties of the Nutrition and Gender Officer are:

 

– Motivate and train implementing partners to promote key nutrition and gender approaches throughout the lifetime of the project.

 

– Coordinate with district officials to update and implement the District Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEMs).

 

– Provide training and supportive supervision around key nutrition topics to health center staff, CHWs, Sanitation and Hygiene officers, and Environmental Health Officers.

 

– Disseminate nutritional information and messages to key district stakeholders.

 

– Support the development of behavioral change communications, social mobilization and events to promote improved nutrition, food safety and gender messages.

 

– Identify opportunities to engage boys and men in nutrition activities and build the confidence and capacity of girls and women as leaders.

 

– Identify and train key community stakeholders (including school administrators, teacher mentors, managers of community centers) who work with youth to promote
nutrition and hygiene practices.

 

– Promote diverse diets by supporting kitchen gardens and cooking practices.

 

– Represent Hinga Weze at nutrition meetings organized at the district level, and strengthen relationships with government officials to maximize collaboration.

 

– Evaluate and analyze nutrition and gender data to inform decisions and program adjustments as appropriate.

 

– Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the Senior Nutrition Specialist.

 

Qualifications:

 

– Rwandan Citizen with university degree in human nutrition or relevant field with a strong nutrition component.

 

– Minimum of five (5) years of experience in health/nutrition sector and gender mainstreaming.

 

– Demonstrated training capacity using adult based learning techniques.

 

– Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing successful capacity building, mentoring, and supervisory systems and tools.

 

– Strong familiarity and understanding of nutrition and food security in the Rwandan context.

 

– Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment, report writing and presentation skills.

 

– Familiarity with USAID funded programs and working for an International NGO would be an asset.

 

– Fluent in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda

 

– Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

 

– Excellent communication and writing skills.

 

  1. Position Title: District Outreach Officers (18)

 

Location: District based

 

Reporting to: District Manager &Extension Officer
Position Description:

 

The purpose of the District outreach officer is to increase better understanding of Hinga Weze Activity, goals and objectives, foster ownership of Hinga Weze Activity to
Districts and farmers, mindset change as well as adoption. The program will be implemented in the districts of Western Province (Karongi, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyabihu and Nyamasheke), and Southern Province (Nyamagabe) on the basis of 3 outreach officers per District.

 

Specifically, the district outreach officers will:

 

– Participate and assist in organizing extension and other community mobilization campaigns in all Hinga Weze Activities

 

– Emphasize on the mobilization of unorganized smallholder farmers, women’s and youth groups, and key actors in the health system, such as community health workers (CHWs) who support kitchen gardens and improved nutrition at household levels

 

– Assist develop and disseminate of agricultural information and other Hinga Weze Activity’s related key information to stakeholders such as on grants manual & procedures, Nutrition sensitive agriculture, Climate Smart Agriculture, Gender, Twigire Muhinzi, etc.

 

– Organize training calendar, materials and logistics for all trainings in HingaWeze Activity at the District while targeting cooperatives and farmer groups (Twigire and FFS groups).

 

– In close collaboration with Hinga Weze District team members, train on agroforestry, liming, soil and water conservation, and a wide range of climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive inputs and best practices

 

– In close collaboration with Hinga Weze District team members, assist in training on Good Agricultural Practices along (1) food security and income generation crops: Maize and Irish Potato; (2) nutrition nutrient-rich value chain crops: iron beans, orange-fleshed sweet potato and horticulture crops ;

 

– Engage private-sector providers of extension services such as inputs dealers, relevant NGOs and CSOs, and CHWs in trainings and other HW activities ;

 

– Coordinate with the Nutrition and SBCC Unity and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit to ensure that nutrition and gender mainstreaming efforts are a component of all extension activities.

 

Qualifications:

 

– Rwandan citizen with a Bachelor’sdegree in Agricultural Extension, Community Development, Rural Development,Development Studies, or related study or equivalent work experience ;

 

– At least two (2) years of work experience ;

 

– Advanced oral and written communication skills in English required; Kinyarwanda and French also preferred.

 

How To Apply

 

Application files should be submitted no later than 17/10/2017, at 05:00pm at IMBARAGA Head Office, located at Rubirizi, Kanombe Sector, Kicukiro District.

 

 

 

NB: For all these positions above, the applicant who is interested should send CV and motivation letter to the Legal Representative of IMBARAGA, Tel.: +250 788843303/0788423047/0783840330.







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