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Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) was established in 2010 as a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), with the main objective of facilitating an inclusive financial sector that benefits the livelihood of low income people in Rwanda. Access to Finance Rwanda is part of the Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network in Africa. Existing Funders of AFR include DFID, the MasterCard Foundation, Sweden and USAID.
AFR’s strategic objective is to reduce relative and absolute poverty in Rwanda. To do this, it stimulates financial sector development by partnering with financial institutions and other stakeholders to increase access to and use of financial services. We identify and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population, and promote innovations and learning that result in sustainable change in the financial sector. Improving access and usage of financial services for the rural poor, women, disadvantaged, youth, and refugees is a particular focus.
The Individual Consultant will work closely with the AFR team to identify constraints which real sectors in the economy face and prioritize actions on those which the financial sector can actually affect thus embedding a clearer view of how the financial sector engages the real economy. This will be deeply grounded in the evolving market systems approach, which recognises the role of different players such as public and private institutions as well as civil society in shaping financial market institutions and outcomes. Innovative financing mechanisms will be proposed that can ultimately lead to inclusive growth.
The Individual Consultant will ensure that a comprehensive portfolio of impactful projects are developed and implemented to high standards. This includes leading the development of Leasing, Export Finance, SME and Agribusiness financing strategies as well as capital markets development.
Reporting line: The position reports to the Director of Programs.
Scope of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Consultant will be responsible for the following key tasks:
Education and Qualifications
Relevant Skills and Professional Experience
Period of engagement and place of work
The Individual Consultant will be based in Kigali, Rwanda for a period of nine (9) months renewable based on performance and funding availability.
How to Apply
All qualified applicants should submit their applications through Job in Rwanda using the following link;
https://www.jobinrwanda.com/job/recruitment_individual_consultant_strategic_support_%C2%A0finance_growth_and_projects_management%C2%A0 by the 14th February 2020 at 5.00pm Central African Time (CAT) clearly indicating in the Subject line: Application for Individual Consultancy for Strategic Support to Finance for Growth and Projects Management.
The application should contain a CV with e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.
All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For any questions regarding the application process please contact AFR at firstname.lastname@example.org during working hours only from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
This consultancy is open to any individuals with relevant experience and qualifications only.