Project Coordinator at Action for Environment Protection and Agriculture Sectors Promotion «APEFA»: (Deadline 13 May 2022)

Project Coordinator at Action for Environment Protection and Agriculture Sectors Promotion «APEFA»: (Deadline 13 May 2022)

Project Coordinator at Action for Environment Protection and Agriculture Sectors Promotion «APEFA»: (Deadline 13 May 2022)

RECRUTMENT OF A PROJECT COORDINATOR

BACKGROUND 

“Action pour la Protection de l’Environnement et la Promotion des Filières Agricoles” (APEFA) received a grant from GIZ for the implementation of the Resilience to Climate Change for vulnerable Community in Bugesera District Project and intends to use portion of this fund for the recruitment of a project coordinator to support in the implementation of this project.

APEFA is a National Non-Government Organization founded by people concerned by environment degradation and food security in Rwanda. It aims at supporting the country to create resilient agricultural ecosystems and sustainable food security through driving climate-smart practices, implementing sustainable solutions to improve nutrition and food security outcomes and improving watershed management.

APEFA works to give vulnerable communities the opportunity to lift themselves out of food insecurity and malnutrition. By equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to feed themselves.

Our strategies seek to build people’s capacities, leadership, and confidence. We train women and men, equipping them with the skills, methods and knowledge needed to take self-reliant actions to improve their lives and conditions in their communities. We use also the ‘Twigire’ extension model which is a national strategy that decentralizes extension services to the village level (Umudugudu), to empower the agricultural promoters living daily with farmers.

TASKS

support vulnerable small farmers in solar-powered small-scale irrigation scheme and energy saving cooking system which are critical in building resilience to increased climate variability. This is alined with the main project objective to contribute to the reduction of GHG Emission through introduction of a new climate resilience smart agriculture practices for the vulnerable small farmers communities in Bugesera District.

NEEDED COMPETENCES, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Position

Competence

Experience

Qualifications

Coordinator

Previous Experience working in

Community based and support livelihood project management, environmental planning and management, ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, green and renewable energy, and biodiversity conservation.

  • Previous experience in results- based management,
  • Previous experience in National Strategy implementation;
  • Previous experience in livelihoods projects development and implementation;
  • Strong IT skills (experience in using excel, word and handling databases in an asset)
  • Previous experience in works in rural areas.

10 years

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, Environment Studies, Natural hazards and risks management, Geography and rural development or related fields.
  • Having First Degree with experience between 12-15 year in above mentioned subjects;
  • Strong leadership, managerial and coordination skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate the implementation of large multi-stakeholder projects, including financial and technical aspects.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders across various sectors and at all levels, to develop sustainable partnerships with collaborating agencies.
  • Strong negotiation skills, able to understand other partners and stakeholders’ interests.
  • Ability to administer budgets, train and work effectively with counterpart staff at all levels and with all groups involved in the project.
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise Project Implementation of technical activities in

Partnership with a variety of sub national stakeholder groups, including community and Government.

  • Strong drafting, budgeting, presentation, planning and reporting skills.
  • Strong communication skills, especially in timely and accurate responses to emails.
  • Excellent command of English and local language – Kinyarwanda. Operation in French will be an added advantage.

Possess a driving license.

Location

The coordinator will be based at APEFA Rwanda HQ and will have to do field work in accordance with the project implementation.

Application Process

Application should include an application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, copy of academic qualifications, three professional references (One or more references must be from a current or former Supervisor), their Telephone Contact and Email Addresses, by May 13th, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

Please apply to:

Executive Director, APEFA, Rwanda

E-mail your application on: apefarwanda@gmail.com cc: info@apefarwanda.org and mention “Name of Position you applied for” as subject of your email. Only complete applications will be vetted, and short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted in relation to the subject.

Done at Kigali, 9th May 2022

Executive Director 

APEFA Rwanda 

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