Saturday, August 6, 2016

Traidlinks,Project Manager Jobs in Rwanda

Our client, Traidlinks, has a vision to diminish poverty in developing countries by inspiring, supporting and promoting enterprise and contributing sustainably and equitably to local and world trade. Traidlinks provides Burundian companies with business improvement mentoring and hands on support to help company’s access new EAC markets. Traidlinks is an Irish not for profit organization working on business development in Burundi. To support their operations Traidlinks wishes to engage a Project Manager.

Project Manager – Traidlinks Burundi
The Project Manager is responsible for the successful implementation of Traidlinks’ Market Linked programme in Burundi, ensuring all project objectives and outcomes are successfully achieved, including gaining an insight and understanding of the challenges faced by Women in cross border trade.
The holder of this position is Traidlinks representative in Burundi responsible for establishing working relationship with client companies; appropriate business networks, TMEA representatives, peer organisations, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. The key responsibilities are:
Market Linked Activities:
  • Initially screen & assess companies for export potential
  • Undertake Export Capacity Audits
  • Contract final selected companies into the Market Linked programme
  • Identify capacity gaps and mentor client companies to reach their export potential and work in collaboration with client companies and service providers to address the operational gaps
  • In collaboration with Market Research & Sales Co-coordinator prepare client companies to participate on appropriate sales missions
  • Attend Sale mission and support client companies to develop Export Action Plan, with clear targets and time frames
Management oversight:
  • Responsibility for establishing and management of Traidlinks reputation and business networks in Burundi
  • Accountable for internal Burundi office management & financial management function
  • Overall accountability for Traidlinks Burundi purchase & payment process, petty cash, office accounts, reconciliations & monthly management accounts etc.
  • Monthly reporting including donor reporting and proposal development
  • Contribute to strategic thinking on how to develop, improve & streamline Traidlinks activities and systems to achieve its mission, enhance financial accountability & ensure value for money.
  • Be responsive to market demand and changes to national / regional export regulatory environment and geo-political events
  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager, establish and maintain an effective database of on client companies, importer and distributions and business contacts for Burundi
  • Undertake regular monitoring and data review of project progress
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience at management level in an INGO
  • A University degree in a relevant field
  • Solid knowledge of the regional business environment
  • High level programme management skills with the ability to manage relationships with donors, INGO’s,  private sector partners and government institutions
  • Must be fluent in French and preferably Kirundi or Kinyarwanda
  • Working language within Traidlinks is English
How to apply: 
To apply please e-mail your CV and cover letter to the address below. Attachments must not fill more than 2 MB. Clearly mark in subject field: “TraidlinksBurundi – Project Manager”.
Deadline for applying is 19th of August 2016
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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