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About ICCO Cooperation (Rwanda)

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 and implementing programs with partners in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa since the 1980s. Our programmes focus on access to finance for smallholder farmers, climate-resilient agriculture, innovative technologies, youth employment and emergency response. Our vision is a just world without poverty. A world where people claim and assume their rights in a sustainable civil society.

Since January 2021, ICCO Cooperation and Cordaid joined forces and will soon be addressed under the name “**CORDAID”**.

ICCO Cooperation/Cordaid is implementing different programs in Rwanda and is recruiting a Junior Programme Officer who will oversee all the projects.

Job Summary: The Junior Programme Officer is responsible for implementation of access to finance projects, acquisition and business development.

He/She will spend 90% of time on implementation responsibility for one project in Rwanda (tbd) and 10% of time on acquisition and business development for Rwanda in collaboration with other business developers in the cluster and in ICCO/Cordaid.

Reporting: The Country Manager/Program Manager

Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda

Position type: National

Contract type: Fixed term contract

Proposed start of contract: November, 2021

Salary Grade: Grade IV – Rwandan Scale

Number of Positions: 3

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fund mobilization/BS develop

Contribute and support the development and writing of successful funding proposals. Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly argument the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the programme(s) in Rwanda. This includes increasing revenues, growth in terms of business expansion, increasing profitability by building strategic partnerships and making strategic business decisions

  • Bid management

Support bid manager on calls for proposals and tenders related to the assigned specific donor portfolio. Support negotiations for specific assigned bids, especially Value chain development. The bid team provides donor specific advice on rules, regulations, and policy. Uses donor contacts to ensure the winning outcome of calls and proposals. Oversees (parts of) the role division, planning and communication with donors and a consortium in order to achieve a positive outcome for Cordaid

  • Project planning

Translates the Cordaid project results into specific results in designated project areas and formulates an operational project plan within a country/region. Remains within budget propositions and infrastructural possibilities

  • Project management

Assist program managers with respect to risks, stakeholders’ issues and the project team. Support in Agrees with all contributors to project success deliverables, with a large amount of intercultural sensitivity. Understands partners and matches desired results and contextual factors. Stimulates progress and makes necessary adjustments to realize the project within given boundary conditions: scope, time, budget and quality

  • Financial management

Assist program managers in managing the project budget ensuring expenditures are in line with what has been planned for. Reports regularly on budget realization and acts proactively to comply with the budget

  • Field & Partner visits

Support program teams to monitor project achievements, conduct field visits with partners, review field reports, analyze field data and formulate conclusions, discussion points and recommendations for all stakeholders

  • Partners organisations’ support

Support program managers to Identify the need for support with partner organizations and translate this into (customised) forms of support, taking into account (large differences in) the background and circumstances of (individuals in) partner organisations

  • Network representation/Communication

Support to Identify and establish contacts with organizations and explore representation for potential areas for collaboration, taking into account the mission statement of Cordaid and the possibilities within existing projects. Ensure the communication to both internal and external partners

  • Project reporting

Collects information within the project and reports about the results, specifics, budget and expenditures and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MERL)

Work closely with the monitoring evaluation team to identify project learning opportunities, research and publications and implementation of MEL policy. Facilitates the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned. In collaboration with the MERL team, Ensure integration of innovations and best practices

  • Integrity

Adheres to the code of conduct and integrity policies, reports concerns and follows regular integrity training. This is a medium-risk position, with direct contact with vulnerable communities and regular travels

  • Other. Any other duties assigned by the manager

Key Result Areas

Access to finance

  • ​Capacity Building
  • Financial education
  • Product Development
  • Digitalization
  • Linkage of Financial Institutions
  • Communication

Value chain development

  • Develop non-financial services
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of value chain activities
  • Linkage of value chain actors
  • Partner Selection
  • Capacity building
  • Communication

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in rural development, agribusiness, agriculture economics, business administration or other related subject with good academic results. Postgraduate degree will be of added advantage
  • 0 – 5 years of experience working in supporting Producer Organisations (POs) in value chain development and experience of 0-5 years in access to finance
  • Experience working and managing different organization partners
  • Experience of access to finance/ agribusiness / market linkages / value chain development
  • Experience with rural areas and understanding of the ability and constraints of rural smallholder farmers
  • Good understanding of agribusiness in Rwanda
  • Knowledge of the project field of expertise for example agriculture/health/economy or other relevant subject on an academic level and able to provide technical solutions
  • Social skills to agree on deliverables, ensure progress with staff and to support partners
  • Behavioral values and skills: trust, accountability, problem solving, cooperation, teambuilding, negotiation, conflict management, collaboration, flexibility, creativity
  • Writing skills to clearly formulate project proposals, project plan and project reports
  • Knowledge of the legal framework that governs Cordaid’s operations, as required by local and national government and by major donors (EU, UN, US, Bilateral Donors)
  • Knowledge of the mission statement and goals of the Cordaid project and the security policy

Core Competencies

  • Quality orientation
  • Organisational awareness including planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Dealing with details
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Social awareness
  • Intercultural orientation
  • Managing conflict
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive and result-driven
  • Reliable and dependable personality
  • High standard of integrity and morale

OTHERS/EXTRA DETAILS

Terms of employment

  • The Cordaid-ICCO Country office HR manual and terms of employment are applicable regarding the terms of employment

Working conditions

  • 40 hours a week

NOTE: ICCO Cooperation**/**Cordaid has integrated background checks in the recruitment procedures. As a member of the Dutch Relief Alliance and having implemented a broad integrity framework, we apply an interagency scheme to prevent misconduct and will ask for written references in the final stages of the recruitment procedure.

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ICCO Cooperation is a global, non-governmental organization. We work towards a world  in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice.

The number of people living under the absolute poverty line of 1, 25 dollar per day is decreasing. That is the good news. But almost 1 billion people live still in extreme poverty and hunger. 2 billion people experience malnutrition. Moreover the gap between rich and poor is growing. Many people, and young people not in the least, are excluded from economic and social opportunities. Their basic human rights are denied.We believe a world with less poverty is possible. To achieve this we embrace two core principles:securing sustainable livelihoods and justice and dignity for all.These principles are interrelated and explained in our strategy paper 'Towards a Just and Dignified World'. A livelihood without rights is not sustainable and dignity comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected.  The core values of ICCO are compassion, justice and stewardship, expressions of our Christian roots.

ICCO Cooperation is a global cooperation with roots that go back to 1964. The mission of the organization is to work towards a sustainable society in which poverty, inequality and injustice have been eradicated, and men, women and children can live in dignity and security. The members of the ICCO Cooperation are Edukans, the Protestant Church of the Netherlands (Kerk in Actie) and the association co-Prisma. With approximately 300 employees (60% non-Dutch) and a budget of some 100 million euros, ICCO Cooperation offers worldwide financial support, lobby and brokerage services within a coherent, joint programmatic framework. ICCO Cooperation works with local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, churches and networks that work towards creating sustainable economic development, democracy and peace, access to basic services, food & nutrition security and climate mitigation. ICCO’s operations consist of a Global Office in The Netherlands (Utrecht) and 7 Regional Offices around the globe.

 
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About ICCO Cooperation (Rwanda)

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 and implementing programs with partners in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa since the 1980s. Our programmes focus on access to finance for smallholder farmers, climate-resilient agriculture, innovative technologies, youth employment and emergency response. Our vision is a just world without poverty. A world where people claim and assume their rights in a sustainable civil society.

Since January 2021, ICCO Cooperation and Cordaid joined forces and will soon be addressed under the name "**CORDAID"**.

ICCO Cooperation/Cordaid is implementing different programs in Rwanda and is recruiting a Junior Programme Officer who will oversee all the projects.

Job Summary: The Junior Programme Officer is responsible for implementation of access to finance projects, acquisition and business development.

He/She will spend 90% of time on implementation responsibility for one project in Rwanda (tbd) and 10% of time on acquisition and business development for Rwanda in collaboration with other business developers in the cluster and in ICCO/Cordaid.

Reporting: The Country Manager/Program Manager

Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda

Position type: National

Contract type: Fixed term contract

Proposed start of contract: November, 2021

Salary Grade: Grade IV - Rwandan Scale

Number of Positions: 3

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fund mobilization/BS develop

Contribute and support the development and writing of successful funding proposals. Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly argument the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the programme(s) in Rwanda. This includes increasing revenues, growth in terms of business expansion, increasing profitability by building strategic partnerships and making strategic business decisions

  • Bid management

Support bid manager on calls for proposals and tenders related to the assigned specific donor portfolio. Support negotiations for specific assigned bids, especially Value chain development. The bid team provides donor specific advice on rules, regulations, and policy. Uses donor contacts to ensure the winning outcome of calls and proposals. Oversees (parts of) the role division, planning and communication with donors and a consortium in order to achieve a positive outcome for Cordaid

  • Project planning

Translates the Cordaid project results into specific results in designated project areas and formulates an operational project plan within a country/region. Remains within budget propositions and infrastructural possibilities

  • Project management

Assist program managers with respect to risks, stakeholders’ issues and the project team. Support in Agrees with all contributors to project success deliverables, with a large amount of intercultural sensitivity. Understands partners and matches desired results and contextual factors. Stimulates progress and makes necessary adjustments to realize the project within given boundary conditions: scope, time, budget and quality

  • Financial management

Assist program managers in managing the project budget ensuring expenditures are in line with what has been planned for. Reports regularly on budget realization and acts proactively to comply with the budget

  • Field & Partner visits

Support program teams to monitor project achievements, conduct field visits with partners, review field reports, analyze field data and formulate conclusions, discussion points and recommendations for all stakeholders

  • Partners organisations' support

Support program managers to Identify the need for support with partner organizations and translate this into (customised) forms of support, taking into account (large differences in) the background and circumstances of (individuals in) partner organisations

  • Network representation/Communication

Support to Identify and establish contacts with organizations and explore representation for potential areas for collaboration, taking into account the mission statement of Cordaid and the possibilities within existing projects. Ensure the communication to both internal and external partners

  • Project reporting

Collects information within the project and reports about the results, specifics, budget and expenditures and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MERL)

Work closely with the monitoring evaluation team to identify project learning opportunities, research and publications and implementation of MEL policy. Facilitates the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned. In collaboration with the MERL team, Ensure integration of innovations and best practices

  • Integrity

Adheres to the code of conduct and integrity policies, reports concerns and follows regular integrity training. This is a medium-risk position, with direct contact with vulnerable communities and regular travels

  • Other. Any other duties assigned by the manager

Key Result Areas

Access to finance

  • ​Capacity Building
  • Financial education
  • Product Development
  • Digitalization
  • Linkage of Financial Institutions
  • Communication

Value chain development

  • Develop non-financial services
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of value chain activities
  • Linkage of value chain actors
  • Partner Selection
  • Capacity building
  • Communication

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in rural development, agribusiness, agriculture economics, business administration or other related subject with good academic results. Postgraduate degree will be of added advantage
  • 0 - 5 years of experience working in supporting Producer Organisations (POs) in value chain development and experience of 0-5 years in access to finance
  • Experience working and managing different organization partners
  • Experience of access to finance/ agribusiness / market linkages / value chain development
  • Experience with rural areas and understanding of the ability and constraints of rural smallholder farmers
  • Good understanding of agribusiness in Rwanda
  • Knowledge of the project field of expertise for example agriculture/health/economy or other relevant subject on an academic level and able to provide technical solutions
  • Social skills to agree on deliverables, ensure progress with staff and to support partners
  • Behavioral values and skills: trust, accountability, problem solving, cooperation, teambuilding, negotiation, conflict management, collaboration, flexibility, creativity
  • Writing skills to clearly formulate project proposals, project plan and project reports
  • Knowledge of the legal framework that governs Cordaid’s operations, as required by local and national government and by major donors (EU, UN, US, Bilateral Donors)
  • Knowledge of the mission statement and goals of the Cordaid project and the security policy

Core Competencies

  • Quality orientation
  • Organisational awareness including planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Dealing with details
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Social awareness
  • Intercultural orientation
  • Managing conflict
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive and result-driven
  • Reliable and dependable personality
  • High standard of integrity and morale

OTHERS/EXTRA DETAILS

Terms of employment

  • The Cordaid-ICCO Country office HR manual and terms of employment are applicable regarding the terms of employment

Working conditions

  • 40 hours a week

NOTE: ICCO Cooperation**/**Cordaid has integrated background checks in the recruitment procedures. As a member of the Dutch Relief Alliance and having implemented a broad integrity framework, we apply an interagency scheme to prevent misconduct and will ask for written references in the final stages of the recruitment procedure.

2021-10-30

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