Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR),Financial Planning Expert Jobs in Rwanda

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 Job Opportunity:
FinancialPlanning Expert
The Association of Microfinance Institutions in
Rwanda (AMIR) is the only roof organization of microfinance institutions in Rwanda.
Among other activities, AMIR works in close partnership with the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), a German NGO operating in Rwanda since 2009; the Government of Rwanda/ Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN); and other partners from the public and private sector in a joint program: The professionalization of the SACCO sector in Rwanda.
This program focuses on the computerization of Umurenge SACCOs, the consolidation of Umurenge SACCOs on District level, and the subsequent establishment of a Cooperative Bank. The joint role of AMIR and SBFIC in this program is, among others, to develop Strategic and Business Plansfor the new District SACCOs. After approval of these plans by the General Assemblies the establishment of the new District SACCOs needs to be prepared. For this programcomponent AMIR is looking at deploying 1Financial Planning Expert. The contract duration is 5 months.
Job responsibilities:
N.b: All activities/ responsibilities listed in this paragraph will be carried out in a joint AMIR/SBFIC Team. The detailed allocation of responsibilities and tasks is subject to the individual organization of the team and stipulations made by the superiors.
  • Elaboration of the financial plans (financial data and interpretations) under consideration of underlying assumptions, stakeholder workshop results, marketing plans and action plans of the District SACCOs, and other sources
  • Production of Financial Plans for the District SACCOs in an iterative process of development stages and evaluation steps
  • Elaboration of details on equity, soundness and viability for the District SACCOs
  • Strict abidance by the legal framework, internal rules & regulations, the given project structure, the already approved methodologies and formates, and any other framework conditions set by the superiors
  • Development of new/ additional structures, formates or alike, as per request of the superiors
Expected Deliverables
  1. Financial Plans for 30District SACCOsare produced and approved by the General Assembly, mandated representatives respectively.
  2. Support the transition roadmap for all Umurenge SACCOs of each of the 30 Districts to transfer all assets, liabilities, shares and other equity, etc. into the new District SACCO is produced and approved by the board of the respective District SACCO.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Management, or a related subject
  • Profound knowledge of the Rwandan microfinance industry
  • Profound experience in financial forecasting for financial institutions, including Microfinance Institutions and SACCOs
  • Strong experience as consultantfor the financial industry
  • Professional experience in microfinance institutions as a practitioner in responsible positions is an advantage
Core competences and attitudes:
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills, particularly in terms of financial analysis
  • Excellent mastery of the MICROFIN software
  • Excellent MS Office Suite mastery
  • Very good communication skills
  • Team player,with a high level of empathy
  • Very good presentation skills
  • Very good organizational skills and talent to work in a self-responsible and well-structured manner
  • Dynamic and fast moving in implementing activities
  • Mature, with high integrity, and self-disciplined
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda (spoken and written). French is an asset
Reports to:
Executive Director of AMIR; lateral reporting to theCountry Director of SBFIC
Documents to submit (softcopies only):
  1. Application letter stating your motivation and qualification for this position, and your top-3 preferences with regard to your deployment location
  2. Detailed CV
  3. Copy of degrees, transcript of records, and other relevant documents (certifications, recommendation letters etc.)
Deadline and address for submission:
Kindly e-mail your complete application documents via softcopy aggregated in onepdf file to:
Application.EastAfrica@sbfic.de and please copy info@amir.org.rw.
Hardcopies, e-mails with more than one attached file, or incomplete documents (see above) will not be accepted.
Deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.
N.b.: Only candidates selected for the Assessment Center will be contacted.
Done at Kigali, October17th, 2016
Executive Director
Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)

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