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PURPOSE OF POSITION
To provide guidance, mentorship and direction to civil society organizations and producer groups within the project area to increase their incomes by assisting producers to meet buyers’ requirements and gain access to more lucrative and sustainable markets. Key duties will include; working with producers to understand the opportunities for local production and marketing, conducting participatory value chain analysis, identifying key market players, opportunities and constraints, formulating innovative market hypothetical’s, generating real market orders and coaching/mentoring of producers in producer groups.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION & SUPPORT
Lead the Situation Analysis of Local Producers and Market Opportunities exercise through meeting with local economic stakeholders, identification of products, quality and quantity from local producers, identification of key market players & market opportunities and constraints and documenting and report market assessment findings.
Facilitate formation of producer groups and conduct training and to build capacity in the ADP focusing on training producer groups in key skills such as group management, financial literacy, basic market, innovation, Natural Resources Management, production skills as well as conducting ongoing training of producers in selected technical areas, basing on the needs.
Take lead in carrying participatory Value Chain Analysis with producers in order to improve producers access to markets and/or income and prepare report for sharing with producers and stakeholders in the ADP/cluster
Link suppliers with buyers by working with producer groups to facilitate the direct contact, placement and supply of orders between buyers and producers
Travel to potential markets and identify actual potential for definite orders, understand buyers quantity, quality, packaging, logistical and timing requirements, gain tentative agreements to supply and research potential challenges to meeting buyers requirements and identify practical solutions
PLANNING, MONITORING AND REPORTING
Planning and Implementing Interventions through facilitate producers in developing implementing intervention plans following the participatory value chain analysis and also facilitate Value Chain Stakeholder Network with local economic stakeholders to plan and implement chain-wide interventions
Collect and record initial baseline data in an organized fashion to enable evaluation of project impacts, conduct appraisals of impacts against baseline data for chosen market initiatives, record networks and contacts in a way that can be readily backed up, transferred and accessed.
Provide mentoring and coaching to producers and producer groups to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with markets
Ensure Donor visibility plan is developed and implemented in line with donor requirements
High contribution to project reporting is developed to a high quality standard and is engaging for donor audiences
Supports, as required, to develop the grant project proposal & design
NETWORKING AND COORDINATION
Identifies new partners within and outside the community and identifies how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for improving households’ livelihood
Creates and maintains effective working relationships with the Integrated Programming, and all sectors and department/units to enhance project team effectiveness.
Builds and maintains relationships with other Non-Government organizations, Civil Society Organizations, local government officials, and community leaders
Ensures project priorities and approaches are aligned with community, partners & donor’s requirement and standards
Involves donors & partners in key events/ milestones of the project
Contribute to the common goal and aspirations of the WVI Mongolia, be active member of the team
Attends devotions and weekly chapel services and support spiritual development of his/her team.
Ensures staff and partners understand WV safeguarding & anti-corruption policies
Ensures project supports awareness raising for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents occurs across the project area
Perform any other tasks assigned by Project lead and Grant manager
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor degree in Business, Economics, Commerce or related fields from recognized or accredited University with at least 1 year working experience in related field.
Strong understanding of the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ (M4P) approach
Demonstrated experience in market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related role such as in simple data analysis.
Knowledge of primary production and agriculture
Understanding of market development projects and methods
Strong facilitation skills
Proven operational planning skills
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donor
Ability to work unsupervised and on their own steam
Strong training, coaching and editing/writing skills
Has the ability to analyze, problem solve, persuade, network and negotiate
Proven capacity to organize complex operations
Able to work with various cultures and environments
Familiarity with the principles and the practice of the value chain development
Experience in working with community based organizations/experience with previous development projects
License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:
Excellent command of English both written and spoken.
Excellent written and verbal skills, with strong technical skills in writing, interviewing
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Strong understanding of commercial market operations and systems
Strong knowledge of value chain development and effects on poor producers
Strong interpersonal, networking and organizational skills Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural and communication skills.
High passion and dedication to human beings, especially vulnerable people.
Willingness to work as a team and get along well with other people.
Strong organizational and management skills, with a proven track record of managing a team
Strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to demonstrate servant leadership and foster a team oriented atmosphere
Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community
Able to make quick decisions as needed
Understanding of and commitment to World Vision Core Values
Proven experience in crisis/risk communication
Proven experience in writing project proposals
Proven commitment to Christian values
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time to rural areas and project fields
*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Provides Leadership, execution and management of the World Vision Rwanda resource diversification strategy. Strengthens donor and partner engagement, networking and resource acquisition capabilities for World Vision Rwanda. The job holder also leads in the implementation and coordination of Grant Acquisition & Management (GAM) processes including consortium establishment, design workshops and proposal formulation to deliver high quality sustainable funding for improving lives of the most vulnerable children.
Lead in the growth and diversification of high quality sustainable funding for the National Office (NO) strategy by developing and reviewing concept papers and proposals for various projects and programs.
Looking outward to engage externally and build relationships with key stakeholders in the Government of Rwanda, Public donor agencies, UN agencies, INGOs, Support Offices, and East Africa Regional Office.
Develop and review a Grant Acquisition and Management Strategy to ensure that the National Office (NO) has an up to date GAM Business Plan to guide the in its resource mobilization efforts.
Building the capacity of NO staff in grant acquisition, management and compliance.
Providing leadership and daily supervision to the GAM team members.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Master’s Degree in Social Science, International Development, Rural Development, Writing or any related field.
Excellent knowledge and experience of project design and management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors.
Strong organization and delegation abilities; high performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork.
Track record of successfuly winning public, multilateral and private grants.
Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising grant staff.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Lotus Notes (or another email system such as Microsoft Outlook).
Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
At least 5 years performing the same role and team management experience, preferably within a country office setting.
Considerable experience in networking.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Ability to maintain and track funding trends and grant opportunities in the humanitarian sector.
Knowledge and experience in Private Sector Engagement.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.