Sunday, February 26, 2017

SAFE,Various Jobs vacancies in Rwanda



CLOSE: 28/02/2017
Background

SAFE (Sustainable Agriculture for Food security and Economic development) was established in 2002 as a multisectoral think tank which has a vision to change lives through inclusive growth and sustainable development. Its purpose is to provide a range of technical management services
to various stakeholders that includes development, private sector (including farmers organizations) and government, in the areas of sustainable agriculture, inclusive market development, environment & climate change all centered to Women and youth.

SAFE is looking for4 motivated internsin the field of Gender in Agriculture, Climate smart Agriculture and inclusive Agribusinessfor a period of 3 months starting from 6 March 2017.

1. Position:               Programme Intern,Climate smart Agriculture

No. Of position: 1

Duty location:            Rwanda

Reports to:                Senior Programme Officer

Matrix Manager:    Executive Director

Supervises:                N/A

Hours of work:         40 hrs/week

Contract type:  Fixed term (3 months renewable)





Primary accountabilities:

This position is responsible for leading the quality of technical areas of the SAFE core Programmes by advising, facilitating and operationalising the activity delivery in a manner that ensures the achievement of the objectives set out in the SAFE’s strategic Plan and adhering to its principles and standards.

Key Accountabilities:

The post holder shall provide support to the programme staff by:

1.       Work with the Senior Management to provide technical support in the implementation and monitoring of Agriculture related specific work packages components in a manner that is responsible, professional, and financially sound, in accordance with organization policies and procedures.

2.       Lead the strategic thinking and performance of the Climate smart agricultural development, Innovative agricultural practices (such as organic production and post-harvest handling systems), which include responding to requests for technical information, advice and hand-on support.

3.       Builds and maintains healthy partnership with strategic stakeholders including RAB, RSB, RALIS and line Ministries, donors/partners (as well as alliance and coalitions that SAFE is a member of).

4.       Responsible for the development of Scaling Up Sustainable Agriculture Network “SUSAN”, and work closely with SAFE senior management team to achieve this.

5.       Assisting with the provision of wide ranging technical support and advice on sustainable agriculture and certification of agricultural related components and in support for the work of SAFE.

6.       Assist the senior management with the contracting needs of other third parties/service providers. Ensures the complete process is undertaken from drawing up Terms of Reference to contract completion and shared logging.

7.       Mobilize resources through drafting project proposals that complies to donor needs and maintaining required programme quality, identifying opportunities for scale up and communicating significant changes to SAFE audiences and by involvement in SAFE Income Generating Assignments.

8.       Contributes to the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework of SAFE, to effectively capture and communicate results and successes of interventions.

9.       Convening national workshops to share experience/information on agriculture development and Climate Change, with a focus on Climate Smart agriculture development.

10.    Supports colleagues in delivering the SAFE objectives, including assisting in events and initiatives that fall outside the direct responsibilities of this post.

11.    Performs any other reasonable duties and tasks as requested by SAFE.



Personal qualifications, Skills and Competences


  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to programme development, Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture,

  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.


·         Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (with options in Soil and environmental management or Crop Production), Project management, or any related fields.

·         Having strong analytic and strategic thinking within the development sphere;

·         Good report writing skills.

·         Advanced computer skills, particularly MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Power Point)

·         Well-organized, resourceful with good planning and problem-solving abilities

·         A team player, flexible, quick thinking and able to work well under pressure;



2. Position:               Programme Intern, Gender in Agriculture

No. Of position: 1

Duty location:            Rwanda

Reports to:                Senior Programme Officer

Matrix Manager:    Executive Director

Supervises:                N/A

Hours of work:         40 hrs/week

Contract type:  Fixed term (3 months renewable)





Primary accountabilities:

This position is responsible for leading the quality of technical areas of the SAFE core Programmes by advising, facilitating and operationalising the activity delivery in a manner that ensures the achievement of the objectives set out in the SAFE’s strategic Plan and adhering to its principles and standards.

Key Accountabilities:

The post holder shall provide support to the programme staff by:

12.    Work with the Senior Programme Officer to provide technical support in the implementation and monitoring of work packages in a manner that is responsible, professional, financially sound, participatory, and sensitive to Rwanda’s Agriculture sector needs, in accordance with organization policies and procedures.

13.    Lead the strategic thinking and the performance of Gender in Agriculture, its promotion, and other SAFE initiatives related to gender issues.

14.    Builds and maintains healthy partnership with strategic stakeholders including RAB, GMO and line Ministries, donors/partners (as well as alliance and coalitions that SAFE is a member of).

15.    Responsible for the scale up and the performance of Partnership for Enhanced Accountability for Women Empowerment in Agriculture and Livestock “PA WEAL” platform with its core work (product development, marketing and its implementation framework)  and work closely with SAFE team to implement its activities.

16.    Assisting with the provision of wide ranging technical support and advice on gender related issues in smart livestock and agriculture value chains (including marketing).

17.    Assist the senior management with the contracting needs of other third parties/service providers. Ensures the complete process is undertaken from drawing up Terms of Reference to contract completion and shared logging.

18.    Mobilize resources through drafting project proposals that complies to donor needs and maintaining required programme quality, identifying opportunities for scale up and communicating significant changes to SAFE audiences and by involvement in SAFE Income Generating Assignments.

19.    Contributes to the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework of SAFE, to effectively capture and communicate results and successes of interventions.

20.    Convening national workshops to share experience/information on gender advocacy, with a focus on its inclusion in agriculture and livestock programmes.

21.    Supports colleagues in delivering the SAFE objectives, including assisting in events and initiatives that fall outside the direct responsibilities of this post.

22.    Performs any other reasonable duties and tasks as requested by SAFE. 

Personal qualifications, Skills and Competences


  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to Agicultureprogramme development and Gender,

  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.


·         Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (with options in Livestock, crop production rural development), Project management, or any related fields.

·         Having strong analytic and strategic thinking within gender development roles;

·         Good report writing skills.

·         Advanced computer skills, particularly MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Power Point)

·         Well-organized, resourceful with good planning and problem-solving abilities

·         A team player, flexible, quick thinking and able to work well under pressure;

·         Able to work on performance objectives



3. Positions:              Programme Intern, inclusive Agribusiness

No. of positions:         2

Duty location:            Rwanda

Reports to:                Senior Programs Officer

Matrix Manager:    Executive Director

Supervises:                N/A

Hours of work:         40 hrs/week

Contract type:  Fixed term (3 months renewable)





Primary accountabilities:

This position is responsible for leading the quality of technical areas of the SAFE core Programmes by advising, facilitating and operationalising the activity delivery in a manner that ensures the achievement of the objectives set out in the SAFE’s strategic Plan and adhering to its principles and standards.



Key Accountabilities:

The post holder shall provide support to the programme staff by:

23.    Work with the Senior Management to provide technical support in the implementation and monitoring of Agribusiness related specific work packages components in a manner that is responsible, professional, and financially sound, in accordance with organization policies and procedures.

24.    Lead the strategic thinking and performance of the Inclusive agricultural market development, value chains development, Innovative Cooperative Development Support, which include responding to requests for technical information, advice and hand-on support.

25.    Builds and maintains healthy partnership with strategic stakeholders including RCA, RICEM, NCCR and line Ministries, donors/partners (as well as alliance and coalitions that SAFE is a member of).

26.    Responsible for the scale up and the performance of Cooperative Advisory Academy with its core work (SEAT cycle framework), and work closely with SAFE Business Units such as CAA .

27.    Assisting with the provision of wide ranging technical support and advice on inclusive  agricultural markets and agrifood business management and in support for the work of SAFE.

28.    Assist the senior management with the contracting needs of other third parties/service providers. Ensures the complete process is undertaken from drawing up Terms of Reference to contract completion and shared logging.

29.    Mobilise resources through drafting project proposals that complies to donor needs and maintaining required programme quality, identifying opportunities for scale up and communicating significant changes to SAFE audiences and by involvement in SAFE Income Generating Assignments.

30.    Contributes to the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework of SAFE, to effectively capture and communicate results and successes of interventions.

31.    Convening national workshops to share experience/information on agriculture development and food security, with a focus on Agribusiness development

32.    Supports colleagues in delivering the SAFE objectives, including assisting in events and initiatives that fall outside the direct responsibilities of this post.

33.    Performs any other reasonable duties and tasks as requested by SAFE.



Personal qualifications, Skills and Competences


  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to Agribusiness,

  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.


·         Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (with options in Agricultural Economics and/or Agribusiness), Project management, Cooperative development or any related fields.

·         Must have initiative, adaptability and Positive attitude to learn

·         Good report writing skills.

·         Advanced computer skills, particularly MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Power Point)

·         Well-organized, resourceful with good planning and problem-solving abilities

·         A team player, flexible, quick thinking and able to work well under pressure;

·         Able to work on performance objectives



How To Apply

Interested candidates should write a short motivation letter, attach CV& degree to Senior Programme Officer via mndatsikira@safedevelopment.org, not later than 28 February 2017 at 4:30 PM.

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