Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)Climate-Smart Agriculture Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

This position is contingent upon award and candidate approval by the donor.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of
creed, ethnicity or nationality. The primary goal of CRS/Rwanda programming is to ensure that vulnerable households in Rwanda achieve full, integral human development.
CRS seeks qualified Rwandan candidates for the following  five positions for an anticipated Hinga Weze program aimed to improve access to and utilization of nutrition-sensitive production and processing technologies, improve the capacity of smallholder farmers to manage natural resources and adapt to climate change, and increase general nutrition knowledge and adoption of appropriate nutrition practices. All positions are based in Kigali with field travel.
  1. Climate-Smart Agriculture Specialist
The Climate-smart Agriculture Specialistplays a key role in providing technical guidance and oversight to sub-contractors who will deliver climate-smart agriculture (CSA) training for up to 300,000 farmers, leading to increased sustainable agricultural productivity in maize, beans and other value chains.  The Climate-smart Agriculture Specialist is responsible for developing strategic and operational plans, coordinating, implementingand providing technical oversight and assistance on Hinga Weze programming, and reporting on results.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, or related field with a minimum of five years professional experience in Agriculture.
  • Deep knowledge of sustainable agriculture and CSA practices for increased, sustainable agricultural production with products of higher quality, contributing to food security and generating income through access to markets for producers and their families.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively promoting Climate-smart Agriculture practicesto a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to stakeholders with a variety of educational backgrounds and interests through both formal and informal training.
  • Previous experience working with local civil society organizations on CSA programming.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender-responsive programming.
  • Strong leadership skills with independence and good self-initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams, to engage and motivate staff and solve challenges in an innovative manner.
  • Fluency in English orFrench, and Kinyarwanda, written and spoken, required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work well with people, good judgment and commitment to CRS’ mission.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to rural field sites for monitoring and training.
  • Advanced computer skills – MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Rwandan nationality
Electronic applications-including a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at CRS_RW@global.crs.org and copy jeanpierre.tanga@crs.orgon or before Friday October 28, 2016at 5:00pm. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will get feedback.
Kigali October 17, 2016
Charlotte Batanage
Acting Country Representative

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