Project Coordinator at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 3 December 2021)

Project Coordinator at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 3 December 2021)

Project Coordinator at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 3 December 2021)

 Internal Vacancy Announcement

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 third 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: 31.03.2023

Position: one (1)

A. Responsibilities

  • 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.Responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Alliance (STA) with Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) – “Decent livelihoods for tea workers and farmers” (develoPPP for jobs)
  • Coordinating the Macadamia Project – Growing and processing macadamia nuts to enhance employment and to increase income in Rwanda” with Glaskiste / fairfood (develoPPP for jobs)

B.Tasks

1.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 and in close coordination with the GIZ contract and finance staff
  • Document the project in cooperation with the partner companies (factsheets, articles, etc.)
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of project results
  • 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

 2. Strategic Alliance with Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP develoPPP)

  •  Local coordination of the cooperation with ETP and private partners
  • Implement independently tasks assigned to GIZ (trainings, etc.) in the framework of the cooperation agreement with ETP
  •  Monitor general advancement of the DPPs and the contributions of the private partners (as far as this is possible)
  •  Review progress reports
  • Advise the develoPPP Project Manager in regards to the Rwandan context
  •  Liaise with the private partners and facilitate the exchange with relevant public institutions (in particular NAEB)

3. Macadamia Project – Growing and processing macadamia nuts to enhance employment and to increase income in Rwanda” with Glaskiste / fairfood (develoPPP for jobs)

  • Work with partners on the implementation of activities and reporting
  • Support the steering of the project by attending regular meetings of the steering committee as a mediator if required
  •  Ensure compliance to GIZ administrative procedures
  • Support the project by checking purchase contracts with gorilla nuts and with farmers
  •  Liaise with the private partners and facilitate the exchange with relevant public institutions Assist monitoring and evaluation of the project

C. Required qualifications

 Qualifications and Professional experience

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, international development, economics, business administration, or related field;
  • At least five years professional experience in project management preferably in agricultural value chains, development cooperation, or sustainability, preferably with experience in the private sector or an international organisation;
  • 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 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 organisational 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 3rd December 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de 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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P.O. Box 59, Kigali,Rwanda

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