World Vision International

Market Facilitator - Thrive

Job Description

Job Opportunity

Market Facilitator

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position ofMarket Facilitator. This position will be based at one Cluster Office,and reporting to theEconomic Development Coordinator

Purpose of the position:

The Market Facilitator will facilitate the implementation of the THRIVE Program activities within the selected Area Programs in collaboration with partners and to ensure the Smallholder Farmers and Entrepreneurs achieve results according to the requirements of the Program.

Communicate World Visions Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

The major responsibilities:

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to producers and producer groups to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with markets; Participate in regular market research, market monitoring, market trends and market information feedback for various commodities

  • Design and supervise implementation marketing strategies for various market segments, countries and selected agricultural products; Plan, organize, participate and facilitate market and trade meetings in the country

  • Prepare trade / private sector partnership agreements, Establish market partnerships with various levels of markets ranging from traditional markets, medium and large scale agri-processing companies;

  • Facilitate the formation of Commercial Villages

  • Ensure quality in the roll out of the Savings group (VSLA) model and oversee, guide and provide technical support to VSLA Field Officers/Village Agents

  • Ensure tracking of VSLA group performance through the SAVIX MIS system in collaboration with the national office MIS officer/Administrator

  • Mobilization of producers into groups and conducting trainings to build their capacities on group management, financial literacy, basic market skills, value chain innovation and facilitate smallholder farmers to access VFR financial services

  • Working with relevant partners, develop/create market information systems and sensitize producer groups on how to utilize information to facilitate marketing as well as leveraging ICT4 Agriculture (ICT4 Ag)

  • Effectively document all information related to project successes and best practices, create a bank of pictures, videos, and most significant change stories on the project in the selected AP, and document and report initial market assessment findings.

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation as well as ensure that THRIVE Program activities are integrated or synchronized with ongoing AP interventions so as to ensure sustainability and avoid duplication.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification required:

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Agribusiness, Social Work, Agriculture or Animal Science

Experience:

  • At least three yearsexperience in market led agriculture, agri-business, value chain development project or marketing.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong experience of Value Chain Development, Microfinance and VSLA.

  • Preferred Knowledge of life skills development for youth.

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda & English.

  • Demonstrated experience in market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related role.

  • Previous experience in research design and implementation experience.

  • Strong experience in networking, community mobilization and facilitation.

  • Report writing experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of market development projects.

  • Commitment to implementing WVs vision and mission at all levels and in all aspects of the project.

  • Relevant teamwork experience and good interpersonal skills.

  • Mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

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All applicants must apply using our online application system,CVs received via email will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is May 4, 2017; no later applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks