Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR),Microfinance Business Development Experts Jobs in Rwanda



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Job Opportunity:
Microfinance Business Development Expert
Background:
The Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwan
da (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 30Microfinance Business Development Experts. The contract duration is 3 months. The principals of the experts (AMIR, SBFIC) are free to deploy them in any region in Rwanda.
Job responsibilities:
Strategic and Business Planning
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 each team and stipulations made by the superiors.
  • Desk research for the macro-environmental analysis, SWOT analysis, marketing plan, and for any other aspects of the strategic and business planning
  • Preparation and conduction of field missions (stakeholder workshops) on District level
  • Production of Strategy and Business Plans for the District SACCOs
  • Presentation of Strategy and Business Plans for the District SACCOs to the General Assembly, mandated representatives respectively. Rework Strategy and Business Plan, if necessary.
  • Development of by-laws, internal policies, procedures and systems for the District SACCOs
  • Support the elaborationof details on equity, soundness and viability for the District SACCOs, conjointly with the AMIR/SBFIC Financial Experts Team
  • Identification of capacity development needs of the staff of 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
Support the Set-up of District SACCOs
  • Support the legal foundation
  • Organize and conduct member meetings (communication sessions, General Assemblies, etc.)
  • Organize and conduct elections of organs
  • Support the licensing process
  • Prepare and provide all necessary documentation in accordance with prudential laws and regulations
Expected Deliverables
N.b.:The deliverables described below mention the average quantity for one expert. The experts may be working either alone (hence each expert needs to deliver the outcomes described below for one District SACCO each), or they may be working in bigger teams for a number of District SACCOs. In this case, the quantity of deliverables increases according to the number of experts working in each team.
  1. Strategy & Business Plan for oneDistrict SACCO is produced and approved by the General Assembly, mandated representatives respectively.
  2. Organizational Manuals, bylaws and other documents as per requirement of the principal for one District SACCO are produced and approved by the board of the respective District SACCO.
  3. One District SACCO has been set up successfully, i.e. the SACCO is legally founded and holds a BNR license
  4. The transition roadmap for all Umurenge SACCOs of the District to transfer all assets, liabilities, shares and other equity, members, staff, 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, the role of key institutions in the sector and in the field of inclusive finance
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in microfinance institutions as a practitioner in responsible positions
  • Additional experience as consultantfor the financial industry is an advantage
Core competences and attitudes:
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Capacity to build a strong network with stakeholders combined with a high level of empathy, team player
  • Very good change management skills
  • 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
  • Excellent MS Office Suite mastery
  • Willing to take over a permanent full-time assignment in any region of the country after the contract expires
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
Peter RWEMA
Executive Director
Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)

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