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Chief Financial Officer in Rwanda , Rwanda

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting and payroll, finance, budgeting and forecasting, governance and risk management, legal and fiscal reporting, taxation, treasury. In addition, the CFO will be a key contributor to the strategic planning, deal analysis and negotiations, working in close collaboration with the M&A team.

The CFO will have demonstrated the skillsets resting on the following four fundamental pillars:
● Leadership, where the CFO will exercise strong communication skills and leadership in stirring the company towards its ambitious growth targets.
● Operations, where the CFO possesses a keen understanding of the company’s business model and industry such that the candidate provides independent perspectives and constructive challenges to the commercial and operational teams, ensuring that business decisions are grounded in solid financial criteria.
● Governance and risk management, where the candidate ensures the adequate assessment and mitigation of risk as well as financial compliance with applicable regulatory or legal requirements.
● Strategy support, where the CFO plays an active role in supporting the elaboration and implementation of a strategic roadmap through predictive modeling and the pairing of financial and non-financial information.

The CFO’s place of work will be EAP’s Headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda. Considering the current global pandemic, the timing of the relocation to Rwanda will be mutually agreed with the selected candidate.
EAP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to women’s empowerment in the energy sector. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. As a company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, priority will be given to African candidates.

Specific Responsibilities:
● Provides leadership in enhancing the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
● Continuous enhancements supporting effective decision-making by managers and executives through providing timely and relevant financial information.
● Direct and oversight of all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization, including the transactional operations (invoicing and account receivables)
● Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
● Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
● Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business decisions and activities.
● Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company
● Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
● Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
● Implement internal controls, policies, guidelines and processes and ensuring that they are effectively applied across all regions, including the planning and execution of audits, both internals and externals.
● Post-closing integration of the financial operations and reporting of acquisitions.

Major Challenges
● New role during active period of mergers and acquisitions in the group of companies (holdco, project opco, devco and special projects vehicles)
● Learning the business in a short timeframe
● Effectively managing change
● Multi-site and multi-jurisdiction responsibilities

Major Job Accountabilities
● Management and driving success for CIO & CAO responsibilities
● Standard accounting functions
● Quarterly Budget Management
● Management Reporting Systems (MRS), with timely and leading indicators
● Financial transaction and control processes and policies
● Internal and external audits
● Tax planning and reporting
● Integration of finance functions in acquisitions

Success Measures
● Successful implementation of controls, policies, guidelines, tools and processes
● Improved budget processes, cash flow forecasting and spending management
● Successful integration of finance functions
● Adding value with supporting on negotiations for various contracts

KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Attitudes)
● Fast learner
● Hands-on approach - active coaching of staffs (capacity building)
● Strong ability to influence others at all levels
● Strong ability to organize and prioritize
● Strong analytical and critical thinking skills/outside the box thinking
● Proficiency in English is required, knowledge of French and/or Swahili are considered assets
● High degree of communication skills

Requirements and Qualifications
● University degree, professional designation of CPA or ACCA or equivalent (registered with an international recognized professional body - up to date with CPE learning)
● 10 plus years of managerial accounting and financial management experience
● Solid international, multi-sites and multi-currency experience
● Basic transfer pricing knowledge
● Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written)

Applications close at 11:59 pm on February 7th, 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within the second week of February.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Financial Officer in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Feb 07, 2021
Project Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Job title: Project Manager
Reports to: Director of Partnerships
Strat Date: February 1st 2021

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University Africa is seeking a passionate and experienced professional to serve as Project Manager, overseeing and leading a wide range of high value projects for the university.

About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a leading U.S. university, particularly known for research and graduate education in engineering and computer science. In 2011, CMU opened a global location of its College of Engineering in Rwanda, known as Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda (CMU-Africa). CMU-Africa currently offers two renowned master’s degrees to facilitate the provision of fourth industrial revolution skills to students from across the African continent:
1. Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
2. Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

We are a fast-growing campus with 130 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next four years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students. We recruit arguably the brightest young computer scientists and engineers on the continent to become our students. Motivated, creative and determined, our students’ transformative experience at CMU-Africa sets them on the path to becoming the future tech leaders of Africa.

Rwanda, affectionately known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, is located in the highlands of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. Its highly elevated geography is dominated by scenic mountains in the west, with numerous lakes scattered throughout the country. There are four national parks comprising extinct volcanoes, savannah, wetlands, and one of the oldest rainforests in Africa. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. The temperature is stable with an average high temperature of between 26°C and 30°C all year round.

The capital city, Kigali, is well known for cleanliness and security. It is fast becoming a metropolitan city with a thriving expatriate community and residents from most parts of the world making this their home in recent years. Public infrastructure is well-maintained, with a good traffic network, fast and reliable internet services, and a sound health system. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes catering to intercontinental and varied customer needs.

The role
As CMU-Africa’s Project Manager (PM) you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects, ensuring they are on time, on budget and within scope. You will be expected to keep knowledge and information flowing seamlessly between CMU-Africa and all project stakeholders, playing the lead role in presenting project status and plans to the sponsors and closing activities throughout the project. A key requirement will be the development of your own technical understanding to win team members’ respect.

This is a senior role within the university requiring interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders at various levels, throughout the project stages - from ideation through to completion - to manage several moving project parts simultaneously. While specific responsibilities will vary depending on the nature of the project, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

1. Oversee entire project to ensure delivery within scope, time, and budget
2. Design highly-specified schedule of activities with milestones and deliverables based on the project plan
3. Work with CMU-Africa administration to facilitate timely onboarding of consultants, legal contracting and payment mechanisms
4. Monitor progress and hold all participants accountable for undertaking their activities
5. Iterate on and refine the schedule of activities depending on availability of data, cooperation with project partners, and any changes that may come up
6. Organize and motivate the project team
7. Utilize an online project management tool such as Trello to control time management
8. Take charge of developing data sharing agreements between CMU-Africa and other partners as needed
9. Analyze and manage project risk using a SWOT analysis and scenario planning, and
10. Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.


The Person:
§ Passionate about education and developing technology leadership capacity in Africa
§ Analytical thinker with the ability to synthesize data to make informed, strategic decisions
§ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect easily with people from various cultures and backgrounds
§ Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving and diverse business environment
§ Dynamic self-starter with the ability to think independently and develop innovative approaches to solve problems
§ Proven ability to solve problems creatively

§ Project Management Professional certification (PMP) essential
§ Bachelor's degree in business administration, education or another relevant field. Master’s degree preferred
§ 5+ years of experience in project or program management required
§ Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
§ Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
§ Excellent oral/written communication skills required
§ Fluency in English is required
§ Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)
§ Advanced knowledge of Excel

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 31, 2021
Potato Seed Venture Lead in Rwanda , Rwanda

About the role:
We're looking for a passionate, dynamic, seed entrepreneur to lead our entry into the potato seed market in Rwanda. After two years of success in supporting the development of the hybrid maize seed market now serving over 30% of national demand and over 460,000 farmers - One Acre Fund is now excited to begin diversifying our seed product offering to potato seed. We require a candidate who is willing to make it their life's mission for the next two years to grow the best quality seed for Rwandan farmers and to navigate any challenge this process throws at them with patience, positivity and passion. This project aims to bring the highest quality potato seed to tens of thousands of Rwandan farmers. This work will create hundreds of thousands of dollars of impact by increased harvest and nutrition for farm households within the next two years.


Reporting to the Seed Department Manager you will:
• Lead the development and introduction of our potato seed portfolio
• Bring over 1000 MT of certified seed to market in our first year enough for an estimated 10,000 farmers
• Develop relationships with local and international providers of germplasm and existing mini-tuber suppliers to guarantee a supply of pre-basic seed
• Select varieties to produce suitable for our market - high yield, disease resistance and ware potato characteristics
• Develop flagship pre-basic, basic and certified seed production farm(s)
• Develop our existing partners and new partners into quality early generation potato seed producers
• Where beneficial/necessary build partnerships with government organizations, regulatory bodies, farm cooperatives, seed companies and other partners to ensure the success of the program
• Work with the local authorities to ensure all seed meets the required standards:
• Develop a lab suitable for phytosanitary testing (ELISA, PCR and seed quality testing)
• Review current seed testing practices and capacity build where necessary to ensure the Rwandan market meets international standards
• Work with in-country potato centres which are already working to support quality seed production with seed producers
• Provide support on developing the technical elements on funding applications with our Business Development Team and Business Operations Lead
• Develop the required infrastructure and systems for long-term success for seed potato
• Build small-medium size cold storage units for pre-basic and basic seed storage
• Rent or build warehousing spaces suitable for certified seed dormancy breaking
• Develop strategy for infrastructure and investments required for long-term success of potato seed in Rwanda
• Solve systematic potato supply chain challenges in Rwanda to grow a viable, profitable, high-quality seed business

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for( For this role specifically, you will have:
• Obsession/passion for getting quality seed to farmers (this role will be a lot of work and we need someone intrinsically motivated to make it successful)
• Minimum Master's or 5+ years experience in Seed Breeding or related field - strong preference for potato or horticultural crop breeding
• Entrepreneurial mindset (this is relatively new territory for OAF)
• Operations and project planning experience
• Experience or ability to smoothly work with external partners
• Model business scenarios (can create/maintain complex spreadsheets)
• Experience working with seed potato would be very highly regarded

Preferred Start Date
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19( and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location
Kigali, Rwanda

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; African Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Are you interested in becoming a Potato Seed Venture Lead in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 22, 2021
Executive Director of CMU Africa , Rwanda

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa.

CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Our mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are seeking an Executive Director of CMU-Africa to provide strategic and senior operational leadership to our programs in Kigali, Rwanda. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the coming transformation of Rwanda and Africa, and want to be a driving force in that transformation. The scope of the role includes:

Overall operational oversight of CMU-Africa, ensuring the organization is effectively and efficiently delivering on the defined strategies, goals and objectives of CMU-Africa and its partner organizations
Growing CMU-Africa’s ability to attract significant new resources from governments, foundations, associations, individuals and corporations in Africa and around the world. This will include managing and nurturing relationships involving partner organizations that have the interest in and capacity to make groundbreaking commitments
Managing, together with our Director, commitments to all partner organizations, which includes regularly communicating with the Government of Rwanda and the MasterCard Foundation, currently two of the strongest partners to CMU-Africa
Building upon CMU’s world-class reputation and driving a marketing and communications strategy for CMU-Africa to engage key audiences
Along with the Director, you will be a key leader of CMU-Africa, and will help develop short-, medium- and long-term plans that will position the organization to operationally fulfill its mission, and spur the future engagement and investment needed. Reporting jointly to our College of Engineering Dean and CMU-Africa Director, you will balance high-level oversight and direction of multiple administrative areas including business operations, partnership relations, student affairs and student services. You will employ multiple strategies to emphasize direct relationship building with faculty, staff and students at CMU-Africa and with other colleges and university leadership.

Externally, responsibilities will also involve initiating conversations and interactions that can lead to transformational gifts enabling outstanding advances in Engineering-related teaching, learning and discovery. In addition, you will continue to find opportunities and initiatives and, in consultation with the Dean, Associate Dean/s and Director of CMU-Africa, develop new strategies and tactics sought at attracting more resources for CMU-Africa’s critical work. As part of the position’s development responsibilities, you will collaborate regularly with the college and university advancement team and external university partners. In this context, you will have familiarity with the college’s overall campaign priorities, as well as the individual strategies and key initiatives planned and launched to achieve those goals. In addition, you will develop alternative approaches that allow the college to build upon existing partnerships to attract major commitments needed to realize shared goals.

Core responsibilities will include:

Serving as the most senior staff member of CMU-Africa; executing operational oversight to ensure CMU-Africa is fulfilling on its strategies, goals, and objectives towards its mission
Working in partnership with the director, dean, and associate dean/s to develop and implement strategies to grow CMU-Africa’s brand and reputation on the continent. Managing relationships that are local, regional, national, and international in scope
Collaborating with our college and university’s development offices, to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for fundraising. This work will include planning, oversight, management, and performance measurement and solicitation strategies
Providing leadership to and managing all critical initiatives to ensure CMU-Africa is delivering on its goals and objectives
Directly supervising professional staff


8 or more years of progressive professional international experience in a related field required. At least 5 years’ experience at an academic or non-profit organization and a corresponding record of accomplishments in fundraising and operational management preferred
A strong global network with connections in Africa and across the global, who align with CMU-Africa’s strategic priorities. Work experience in Africa is strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree required.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CMU. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high standard of integrity. We are looking for someone who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

You should demonstrate:

Ability to drive and execute a high-level strategic plan and engage the organization behind it.
High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Demonstrated ability to work in a partnership culture
Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers both face to face and across time zones.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Occasional nights and weekend hours maybe required. Regular international travel required.

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply at

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of our employee benefits is available at:

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Expiring: Nov 02, 2020
Social Scientist in Rwanda , Rwanda

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in the Great Lakes region, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the region through peace-building measures.

To support the Justice and Peace Commissions of the Dioceses of Cyangugu and Butare (CDJP - Commissions Diocésaines Justice et Paix), we are seeking a Social Scientist, Social Pedagogue, Psychologist for Church-Related Peace Work (m/f/d), Cyangugu, Rwanda

Your new role

For decades, everyday life in the African Great Lakes region has been marked by political instability, armed conflicts and resource conflicts. In this environment, the local catholic church is courageously committed to strengthening civil-society engagement and peacefully resolving conflicts. Its aim is to contribute to the promotion of justice, peace and reconciliation in accordance with Catholic social teaching and to the observance of human rights. Through their Justice and Peace Commissions, the dioceses of Cyangugu and Butare contribute to a peaceful coexistence of the various population groups. You will be directly integrated into the team of the Justice and Peace Commission of the diocese of Cyangugu, but will accompany both dioceses in their activities and peace work as required. The Justice and Peace Commissions run various programs in the fields of conflict prevention and non-violent conflict transformation, reconciliation and social cohesion. An important aspect involves work with the population at grassroots level and the reconciliation work between those affected by and those (accused of) having committed acts of violence. CDJP Cyangugu has seven and the CDJP Butare four full-time staff members and numerous volunteers at parish level. The projects and programs have a strong cross-border orientation; cooperation with the neighboring dioceses in Rwanda, Eastern Congo and Burundi is to be strengthened.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
· You will support both diocesan commissions in the further development and design of local and cross-border programs for reconciliation, coming to terms with the past and a peaceful coexistence.
· You will conduct training workshops for full-time and voluntary staff and community multipliers on topics such as dealing with the past, psychosocial support, restorative justice, accompanying and reconciling victims and perpetrators.
· You will accompany the staff of both commissions in the monitoring and evaluation of their work in the communities and strengthen their methodological competence.
· You will support CDJP Butare in setting up a conflict database for documenting conflicts and follow up activities for their resolution within the Diocese of Butare.
· You are responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the sponsor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will work in close collaboration with the commissions.

Your profile
· You have a university degree, e.g. in psychology, education, social work, educational science and have professional experience outside of Europe - preferably in Africa.
· You would like to pass on your theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of conflict management, as well as peace and reconciliation work to a multidisciplinary team.
· You have experience developing new approaches to conflict resolution and peace work.
· You are familiar with the requirements of results-oriented project management and have sound knowledge of program management.
· You are fluent in French, verbally and in writing, and have a good command of English.
· As a member of a Catholic church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
· You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your complete online application by no later than 29/09/2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Social Scientist in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 29, 2020
Director of Development in Rwanda , Rwanda

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a seasoned development professional to coordinate fundraising strategies and initiatives, and cultivate and steward individual, corporate, and foundation philanthropy to CMU-Africa. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, familiar with fundraising in Africa, has a proven record of fundraising success, and has an extensive international network.

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a top-ranked U.S. university, particularly known for research and graduate education in engineering and computer science. In 2011, CMU signed an agreement with the Government of Rwanda to open a branch of its College of Engineering in Kigali known as Carnegie Mellon University-Africa in Rwanda (CMU-Africa). CMU-Africa currently offers two master’s degrees, educating fourth industrial revolution skills for students from across the African continent the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS ECE).

The Director of Development is responsible for the coordination of all development efforts in support of CMU-Africa, including frontline fundraising, with a primary goal of raising funds for student support scholarships. The overarching goal of this position is to define, develop, and drive the execution and measurement of a forward-thinking integrated plan for fundraising, global engagement, alumni, foundation, and corporate relations, and annual giving across a broad range of constituencies: foundations, corporations, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and “friends.” The Director of Development will be responsible for developing a compelling case for support by involving alumni and student volunteers, faculty, staff and other groups in order to communicate the vision of the program and the rationale for supporting CMU-Africa’s fundraising goals. To be successful in this position, the Director of Development will work closely with university colleagues in Kigali and the Carnegie Mellon University main campus in Pittsburgh to identify and cultivate sources of funding for projects that leverage the unique opportunities for innovation and research in Africa.

The Director of Development will serve as the lead College of Engineering advancement staff member for fundraising pipeline-building activities for CMU-Africa priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying and cultivating annual and consistent individual donors, identifying potential major gift donors (including foundations and corporations) and coordinating with appropriate advancement team members on moves management for those donors, and managing special fundraising projects (such as annual giving opportunities) that have applicable potential benefit to CMU-Africa and/or the overall fundraising program for the College. He/She utilizes data, research, reports, and other resources and tools to help prioritize and optimize prospect qualification,cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities and manages and completes a variety of special projects requiring skills in data analysis, writing/editing, and collaborative problem solving.

The Director of Development should be knowledgeable of College of Engineering fundraising priorities, in line with the vision, processes, and campaign initiatives of Carnegie Mellon University and the College of Engineering. They will work closely with and report to the the Director of CMU-Africa on fundraising strategy, with a dotted line to the College of Engineering Associate Dean for Advancement, to develop and drive the strategy for fundraising for the CMU-Africa location. He/She will be the focal point for managing all philanthropic partnerships for CMU-Africa. It is essential that this work be conducted in very close collaboration with colleagues in the College of Engineering, at CMU-Africa, University Advancement foundation relations, and institutional partnerships, to accomplish fundraising goals.


Master’s degree in Development Studies, Business, Economics, International Relations, Marketing or related fields.

• A minimum of 8 years of experience in fundraising or related fields.
• Demonstrable experience of developing international educational partnerships and fundraising campaigns with proven fundraising results.
• Experience with tools for donor relationship management and digital marketing is strongly desired.

• Broad knowledge of the principles of foundation, individual, and corporate fundraising,
• Ability to understand the needs and interests of major gift prospects and donors in order to develop relationships between them and the university.
• Ability to articulate the case for support in order to solicit, cultivate, and steward gifts.
• Understanding of the most effective ways to segment and analyze prospective donors, identify indicators of gift potential, management of prospect information, and the development of solicitation materials.
• Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, follow through and evaluate individual strategy plans for qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects.
• Knowledge of African philanthropic landscape is strongly desired.
• Familiarity with legal and ethical practices related to donor management, record maintenance, and gift accounting.
• This position requires the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
o To initiate contact with prospects.
o To develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers.
o To move prospects in an appropriate and timely fashion towards solicitation and closure.
o To make solicitations when appropriate, utilizing leadership as appropriate.
o To maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
o To keep leadership and colleagues informed of progress during all stages of the gift cycle
• Broad knowledge of the university infrastructure with the commitment to coordinate fundraising activities with University Advancement.
• Interpersonal skills requirements include: exceptional commitment and demonstration of collaboration and teamwork, exceptional ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, poise and professionalism when interacting with all constituents, flexibility, creativity, respect, and understanding for working with confidential information and embargoed information, and a proven ability to operate independently, effectively, with little supervision.
• The strategic role of this position requires strong planning skills and an aptitude for identifying and cultivating potential financial supporters.
• The implementation role of this position requires basic understanding of Carnegie Mellon University’s and CMU-Africa’s design/branding principles as well as strong interactive experience in the arenas of digital communications, social media, and online marketing.
• This position requires an individual with sound judgment with adherence to the highest ethical standards, who can make decisions based on varying, limited input. In effect, this person will manage relationships between CMU-Africa and financial supporters and collaborators, and must be an objective, creative, strategic thinker.
• Strong oral and written communications skills in English. Knowledge of French is a plus.
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment, within the College’s Advancement team, University Advancement, and the College of Engineering’s departments.
• Must be able to perform work under pressure with tight deadlines. The ability to quickly prioritize and resolve competing projects with an optimal outcome will be an everyday occurrence.

The work location is preferably Rwanda, with high mobility within and outside Africa.


Manages and coordinates CMU-Africa’s major and annual giving and pipeline-building efforts, and coordinates, implements, and evaluates strategies in close coordination with the College of Engineering and University Advancement staff. Helps College of Engineering and University Advancement frontline fundraisers and colleagues understand and advocate for CMU’ Africa. Focus’ on strategies for building the pipeline of major gift prospects for CMU-Africa by analyzing and evaluating donor giving and potential giving, and working in close collaboration with the College of Engineering Associate Dean for Advancement to create and implement strategies to move potential donors to donors. Writes annual and major giving solicitations, and develops and implements a plan for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors.

Manages a focused portfolio of 50-75 donor prospects (including foundations and corporations) for the College of Engineering, with a particular focus on CMU-Africa, focusing on identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Collaborates with partners and constituents across both the main campus in Pittsburgh, and the Rwanda location, to coordinate activities and ensure goal alignement, including the Advancement office of College of Engineering, the office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Development, the office of Assistant Vice President of Foundation Relations, and the CMU Business Engagement Office.

Other duties as assigned.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Development in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 27, 2020
Project Manager e-Agriculture in Rwanda , Rwanda

Terms of Reference:

Recruitment of a Consultant - Project Manager to assist the Smart Africa Secretariat on the e-Agriculture and Agritech initiative

1. About Smart Africa
Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.
The Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th-31st October 2013 culminated in the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto document by seven (7) African Heads of States (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Gabon, Burkina Faso) in which they committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-economic development through ICT’s.

On 30th-31st January 2014, The Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa. This development places the Manifesto at the heart
of the ICT agenda in Africa beyond just the 7 original signatories at the Summit to all the African countries.

The Smart Africa Alliance has since grown to include 30 African countries that represent 750+ million people.

The Smart Africa Manifesto aims to put ICT at the Center of National Socio-economic development agenda of member countries; improve access to ICT especially Broadband; to improve accountability, efficiency and openness through ICT promoting the introduction of advanced technologies in telecommunication; to put Private Sector first; and to leverage ICT to promote sustainable development.

2. Background of the e-Agriculture and Agritech initiative
Smart Africa recognizes the impact of agriculture goes well beyond its immediate economic contribution. Smart Africa seeks to positively impact the agricultural sector in Africa, to help countries realize the gains in production and efficiency that will stave off hunger and malnutrition and decrease the food trade deficit. These gains can be achieved partly, but significantly, through digital solutions which will in turn catalyse additional investment in the sector, further empowering the continent’s population.

In this context, various Member States of the SMART Africa initiative have adopted flagship projects in relation with e-Agriculture and Agritech and will be working on sharing best practices to promote a framework for a sustainable and innovative agriculture in the continent.

Besides the interest of Member States, the SMART Africa Secretariat has also partnered with innovative actors from the private sector to collaborate in the development of a concept paper and the implementation of concept for a cross-cutting platform that integrates the financial ecosystem with the livestock value chain, contributing in addressing financial inclusion.

Smart Africa will work with Member States, the private sector and other relevant partners to identify streams of interest, conduct desk research on the African agricultural contexts, e-Agriculture and Agritech strategies, and other Key Informant Interviews. This research exercise will help better understand digital agriculture transformation challenges and ways to address them and will underpin the implementation strategy.

3. Responsibilities
The Smart Africa Secretariat would like to recruit a Project Manager (hereinafter referred to as the “PM”) to assist the Smart Africa Secretariat with responsibility for management of various strategic projects in relation to e-Agriculture and Agri-tech, in close consultation with stakeholders and partners.

The PM will provide required technical and administrative support to coordinate and implement project activities across Smart Africa Member States while ensuring effective linkages to the Smart Africa core objectives and activities.

The PM will support activities between Smart Africa, countries and relevant partners with three main objectives:
• Establish partnerships between organizations amplifying a shared vision for supporting countries in Africa on their journey to achieve a development plan for digital agriculture;
• Research challenges in the varied African agricultural contexts and needs of governments in defining their digital agriculture transformation strategy, e-Agriculture and Agritech strategies and implementing cross-sectoral and whole-of-government initiatives to improve the whole agricultural value chain and integrating it more closely into a country’s digital economy;
• Define an implementation roadmap for e-Agriculture and Agritech schemes in different African regions, including milestones, key deliverables and the necessary resources to ensure sustainability;
• Host learning events to share best practices and insights from research.

The other general duties of the Project Manager will include:
• Support the e-Agriculture and Agri-tech flagship projects’ global annual performance;
• Design and document our evolving strategy, including produce relevant slides, presentations, and key messaging;
• Review and prepare analysis and research on the sector, using regional and global resources including academia and industry;
• Help us bring new allies and strengthen the commitment of existing partners;
• Establish close collaboration and working arrangements with an interdisciplinary team composed of experts from Governments, Private sector, Non-Government organisations and other professional associations, to ensure good coordination, collaboration and timely conduct of Smart Africa activities;
• Follow through mobilization of funds /resources from other development partners and institutions to complete the financing of the Smart Africa projects;
• Provide periodical reports on the progress of project activities and issues arising;
• Participate in regional project meetings and workshops and other activities as required.

Other responsibilities will include:
• Prepare the terms of reference and identify consultants/institutions to undertake assignments in accordance with the approved annual Work Plan;
• Monitor and supervise the work of consultants, institutions, government staff and other partners, facilitate meetings and, as far as possible, ensure the timely and responsive delivery of outputs and reports;
• Provide to institutions/consultants visiting or engaged in assignments, including preparing itineraries, appointments and assisting with travel and other logistical arrangements;
• Any other assignments which will be assigned from time to time by the leadership of Smart Africa.

4. Key qualifications
• A minimum of graduate qualifications (Master’s degree) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Social Sciences, economics, Agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, or development studies)
• At least 5 years of relevant experience particularly working with country governments in developing ICT policy and/or implementing ICT strategies in order to empower rural communities, improve rural livelihoods, and build sustainable agriculture and food security
• Familiarity with different aspects of sustainable agriculture, rural development and related literature
• Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
• Excellent project management and team management skills
• Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work effectively with all partners in order to act as an effective catalyst
• Ability to communicate knowledge effectively through various mediums including data visualization and reports, learning activities, and other methods
• Problem-solving skills, including ability to draw meaning and trends from data and recommend actions to address issues
• Strong technical skills in standard software programs (such as MS Office), web-based applications (such as Google suite and Microsoft Teams)
• Highly organized; demonstrates grace under pressure; and delivers results in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to interact with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds
• A willingness to travel, domestically and internationally
• Ability to work in Kigali, Rwanda

• Excellent Knowledge and Fluency in both French and English (reading and writing).
• The good working knowledge of another language such as Portuguese or Arabic will be an advantage.

5. Duration of the assignment
The duration of the contract is 1 year. The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda.

6. Reporting requirements
The PM will report directly to the Head of the Digital Transformation Division under the Director of Technology and Innovation.

7. Application Procedure
• A one-page cover letter with a motivation statement in relation to the ToR;
• A CV with 2 contact information of referees;

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager e-Agriculture in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: May 05, 2020
Rwanda Country Director , Rwanda

Position: Rwanda Country Director
Reports to: Regional Director – Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Country Program/Sector: Rwanda, Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Region
Start date: 15 May 2020
Position Type: Full-Time
Application deadline: 15 March 2020
Internal liaison: WCS Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director; Africa Program Executive Director; Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Business Manager; Africa Program Director of Program Operations.
Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to the US if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible.

Organization Background:

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Rwanda Program Overview:

The primary focus of the Country Program is to work in partnership with the Rwanda Government to protect globally significant biodiversity and the critical natural resource base within and outside of protected areas. This includes a diverse set of actions that aid the Rwanda government accomplish its goal of achieving green, sustainable development by 2050, as well as the development of a major new project helping advance climate resilience and connectivity among national parks along the Congo Nile Divide with financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Country Director must be able to lead and manage a team of highly motivated staff, be the primary focal point for liaison with the Government of Rwanda and other partners, as well as sustain the fundraising needed to support the program.
WCS Africa Program is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to lead this program.

Core Responsibilities:

• Lead the WCS Rwanda country program in consultation with the Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in Rwanda, working with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Act as political representative of WCS in Rwanda with all government partners including the Rwanda government (particularly the Rwanda Development Board and the Ministry of the Environment), and bilateral donors/agencies (e.g., GCF, USAID, UNDP, AFD).
• Represent the WCS Rwanda Program to donors, the press, the Government of Rwanda, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop and manage the WCS Rwanda Country Program budget.
• Prepare and implement annual WCS Rwanda Country Program workplans and associated budgets, and approve related project workplans and budgets.
• Fundraise from public and private sources for the Rwanda Program in collaboration with other WCS fundraising teams (e.g., Africa Program, Program Development, Global Resources).
• Prepare annual country reports and oversee preparation of reports on projects and for donors, and evaluate on a regular basis progress against strategies and workplans.
• Collaborate with other WCS initiatives including but not limited to the WCS Species Program and Conservation Solutions team.

Required Qualifications:

• Extensive experience leading and managing teams required.
• Successful experience developing, managing, and overseeing the implementation of conservation programs, preferably in Africa.
• Experience in developing and implementing community development projects in Africa.
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources, preferably in Africa.
• Demonstrated capacity in financial planning and management.
• A track-record of success in conservation strategy, implementation, and fundraising.
• Graduate degree in conservation, ecology, or related discipline preferred.
• Commitment to WCS’s mission.
• English language proficiency required, French language preferred.

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: by March 15, 2020. Please include “Rwanda Country Director” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at:

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
WCS provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. WCS does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Rwanda Country Director? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Apr 06, 2020

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