Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Banyan Global,Senior Technical Specialist Jobs in Rwanda



Banyan Global, an international development consulting firm, is recruiting a Senior Technical Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded economic strengthening project in Rwanda. The project aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at higher wages for Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence a
griculture and other marginal economic activities.
Tasks and responsibilities of the position will include:
  • Providing overall management and leadership to ensure the project meets and exceeds all targets;
  • Managing key relationships, with USAID as well as with other stakeholders and partners;
  • Overseeing project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications;
  • Providing technical direction and leadership in the areas of access to finance, micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) development, business and entrepreneurship development services, and investment facilitation.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in economics, business, finance, international development, or other relevant field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in economic growth, enterprise development, access to finance, or other related discipline;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business needs of small and medium-sized businesses in Rwanda;
  • Familiarity with constraints and opportunities related to rural enterprises and livelihoods;
  • Knowledge of business development services, including training, counseling, and business networking;
  • Excellent project management, communication, writing, and computer skills;
  • Ability to negotiate, manage and build partnerships;
  • Knowledge and experience with the policy and regulatory environment as relates to MSMEs in Rwanda;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Previous experience working on USAID projects is a plus.

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