Project Coordinator for Coffee Innovation Fund in Rwanda at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 18 August 2020)

Project Coordinator for Coffee Innovation Fund in Rwanda at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 18 August 2020)
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Project Coordinator for Coffee Innovation Fund in Rwanda at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 18 August 2020)

Project Coordinator for Coffee Innovation Fund in Rwanda

 The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

 As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

The programme for sustainable agricultural supply chains and standards works on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The aim of the program is to improve the conditions for sustainability in global agricultural supply chains. It promotes the development of sustainable growing regions, transparency in global supply chains, and the further development of sustainability standards. Together with other GIZ projects the programme is implementing the Coffee Innovation Fund to pilot innovative ideas to increase farmer incomes and create market access. The Fund is about to begin its second round, focusing on East African countries. The goal of the fund is to pilot innovative approaches in the coffee sector/supply chain in-country. GIZ is supporting by providing materials and services.

Location: Kigali

Fixed-term: 31.10.2021

A.    Responsibilities of the Project Coordinator for the Coffee Innovation Fund in Rwanda

  • Responsible for the project implementation under the guidance of the head of project in Germany and under the supervision of the hosting programme in Rwanda
  • Implementation of the activities of the Coffee Innovation Fund in Rwanda and monitoring of all activities in accordance with best practices in the professional field and in development cooperation.
  • Ensuring that the activities are closely coordinated with other GIZ programmes in Rwanda, Germany and worldwide
  • Identifying synergies with other development partners in the coffee sector and agricultural innovation in Rwanda
  • Contribute actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, requests from GIZ HQ, and other related tasks to reporting and communication.

The Project Coordinator performs the following tasks:

B.     Tasks

  • Conducting network analysis of the coffee sector in Rwanda, identifying relevant actors, and actively build a network within the coffee sector.
  • Organize events for network partners to inform about the Coffee Innovation Fund
  • Screen and assess applications for the Coffee Innovation Fund
  • Work with partner companies to develop project concept notes and budgets as well as monitor project progress
  • Take actively part in meetings, workshops, etc. on own initiative and on-demand
  • Conduct procurement of services and materials in accordance with GIZ requirements
  • Document the project in cooperation with the partner companies (factsheets, articles, etc.)
  • Cooperate closely with the other Coffee Innovation Fund country teams as well as GIZ headquarter
  • Take actively part in meetings, workshops, etc. on own initiative and on-demand
  • Be actively involved in transversal tasks/cross-cutting issues (gender, conflict sensitivity, etc.)
  • Contribute actively to any mainstreaming tasks of the Country Office team in Rwanda
  • Support and execution of any other tasks assigned to by the management in HQ and the hosting programme in Rwanda

C.    Required qualifications

 Qualifications and Professional experience

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, international development, economics, business administration or related field;
  • At least five years of professional experience in project management preferably in agricultural value chains, development cooperation or sustainability, preferably with experience in the private sector or an international organization;
  • Good understanding of sustainability challenges in agriculture and global supply chains;
  • Proven track record in understanding the role of innovations in the agricultural sector
  • Knowledge of coffee or other agricultural commodities and markets is considered a strong asset;
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience in networking with the private sector and associations;
  • Experience in organizing events and exchange formats;
  • Professionalism: Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results with accountability;

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Finely tuned organizational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative, in project management but also at the conceptional level
  • Able to work under little supervision but at the same time being a real team player
  • Persistent and focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open-minded
  • Excellent communication skills; experienced in communication on different levels and with different target groups
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Excellent knowledge of English, orally and written; being able to prepare documents with perfect grammar, professional style and without spelling mistakes; fluent in Kinyarwanda
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed

 Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 18th August, 2020 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to [email protected] The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

 GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please, let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

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