JOB AT Initiative Pour la Promotion de la Famille et du Genre (IPFG) : Field Officer : ( Deadline : 29 July 2019 )
IPFG – Job Description for Citizens participation Field Officer
Background of the organization
IPFG is a Local Organisation created in 1998 with the aim of improving the socio-economic conditions for women by supporting agricultural, small business and livestock activities in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts. From this period up to now, the organization is trying to assist small farmers especially women in combating poverty notably with farming and breeding.
All of its members are anxious about the welfare and the complete development of the family based on the gender equality and the participation of the man and the woman in all programs which aim to reinforce fairness and democracy.
Background and scope of the Field Officer role
The organisation (IPFG ) has secured funding for the implementation of a project title ‘’Enhancing the capacity and participation of small scale farmers and civil society organisations in decision making and governance processes related to sustainable agriculture and food security in Rwanda’’, focusing on the formulation, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of policies, programmes and budgets related to the agriculture sector. The project will be implemented over three years from 1st August 2018 in 3 districts (Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, and Nyagatare). IPFG will implement the project in Nyamagabe District.
The Field Officer will lead on the implementation of the project activities and budget execution. The Field Officer will report Programme Manager and interact closely with the rest of the organization, including the finance department. The role will work closely with Trócaire’s programme staff working on the project and will keep working relationships with other organizations implementing the same project (CCOAIB, Caritas Gikongoro, IPFG) in other districts to deliver on anticipated results.
Qualifications and experience
At least a Graduate degree in agriculture, development, project management, political science, or any other related field;
At least 3 years’ experience in policy analysis, policy monitoring, enhancing citizen participation in decision making, and/or policy development projects in Rwanda;
Understanding of Technology for development in particular use of ICTs in social accountability/citizen participation.
Must have a clean professional driving license A
Knowledge and understanding of agricultural policies and programmes in Rwanda;
Experience of managing institutional donor-funded programs with proof of in-depth knowledge of EC grant management guidelines;
Experience of working in partnership organizations; and
Experience of working together with Local Leaders and /Or Local Authorities, Civil Society Organisations, Local NGO’s and/or farmer cooperatives.
You will be a team player with excellent communication skills (oral and written) with fluency in Kinyarwanda and minimum capacity to work in English and French; excellent report writing and presentation skills; demonstrated analytical skills; understanding of IT applications including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
You will be based in Nyamagabe District and should have the ability and willingness to travel in the field frequently, and outside the project area as required, sometimes within a short notice.
Salary and benefits
Salary and benefits will depend on qualifications and experience. The salary will be based on the organizational salary scale.
Interested candidates should submit their copy of degree, curriculum vitae, with names and contact details of three referees, Copy of Identity Card, Copy of Driving Licence, Other related Certificates and Certificate of last employer together with a cover letter explaining why they are interested in the post and summarising the particular personal attributes which make them ideally suited for the role.
Successful candidates will be expected to comply with country labour law and various organizational policies, including those that the organization has signed up to according to the donor guidelines, such as Safeguarding Programme Participants, and Child Protection Policy(IPFG) is committed to gender equality and suitably qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] the email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject or delivered to sealed envelope at the reception desk of IPFG Office located in Gasaka Sector, Nyamagabe District, Opposite of BPR Nyamagabe Branch). If you do not hear from us by 07th August 2019, consider your application unsuccessful. Only qualified candidates as outlined above will be considered.
Closing date for applications: 29th July 2019 at 3:00 pm
Done at Nyamagabe, on 15th July 2019
Chairperson and Legal Representative of IPFG