Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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

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 Job Opportunity:
Junior Microfinance Business Development 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 3Junior Microfinance Business Development Experts. 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 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
  • Prepare and support the conduction of field missions (stakeholder workshops) on District level
  • Support the production of Strategy and Business Plans for the District SACCOs
  • Support the presentation of Strategy and Business Plans for the District SACCOs to the General Assembly, mandated representatives respectively. Rework Strategy and Business Plan, if necessary.
  • Support the 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
  • Support the 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
  • Support the development of new/ additional structures, formates or alike, as per request of the superiors
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 Plans for tenDistrict SACCOsare produced and approved by the General Assembly, mandated representatives respectively.
  2. Organizational Manuals, bylaws and other documents as per requirement of the principal for ten District SACCOs are produced and approved by the board of the respective District SACCO.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Management, or a related subject
  • Advanced knowledge of the Rwandan microfinance industry, the role of key institutions in the sector and in the field of inclusive finance
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in microfinance institutions as a practitioner
  • Additional working experience in fields related to the financial industry is an advantage
Core competences and attitudes:
  • Very goodanalytical and conceptual skills
  • Very good communication and negotiation 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
  • Excellent MS Office Suite mastery
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 one pdf 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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