ABOUT ACCESS TO FINANCE RWANDA:
Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan Not for Profit Organization, established in March 2010 by the governments of Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK) and is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), USAID, Sweden, and the MasterCard Foundation.
Guided by the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, AFR’s strategic focus is to stimulate financial sector development and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population. For more details visit our website: www.afr.rw
Access to Finance Rwanda seeks to recruit a qualified and competent individual to fill the full-time staff position of a Project Manager for its upcoming project "Accelerating growth of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) through expanding the e-commerce sector in Rwanda" . The purpose of the position is to provide leadership, support, organize, and supervise the project team to achieve project objectives.
The role is responsible for ensuring excellent relationships with, and service delivery to, implementing partners, and ensuring that the project delivers against the goals and targets laid out in the results management framework.
The Project Manager reports to the Head of Digital Financial Solutions (DFS) at AFR.
This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and is contingent upon project award to AFR.
The "Accelerating growth of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) through expanding the e-commerce sector in Rwanda" is a project implemented by Access to Finance Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda’s ICT Chambers and BFA Global.
The project aims to spur the growth of livelihoods and employment opportunities through digital commerce, which works together to address the barriers and promote an enabling market system for e-commerce with onboarding MSEs into the digital economy at the core.
The main program elements are:
Working through an ecosystem approach the project will seek to address systemic solutions to draw the underserved groups of the MSME sector into the digital economy to derive its benefits: the informal microenterprises, the young men and women in informal employment, to unlock their potential and for them to strive for decent and meaningful work. This pilot program seeks to reach up to 1,500 MSEs and 2,000 young women and men workers directly through digital onboarding. It also seeks to spur the e-commerce system to engender wider, more inclusive adoption and crowd more investment and actors into the market system afterward.
1. The Project Manager will carry out standard project management duties and overall coordination of implementing partners and industry resources for the implementation of the project. This will entail the following:
2. Participate in conducting Partner training needs analysis to determine, design and deliver appropriate capacity building interventions
3. Contribute towards the implementation of projects, ensuring that the desired results, and final impact, are achieved on time and to standard;
4. Champion Communications and Advocacy objectives of the project
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:
One year contract with possible extension based on performance and availability of funds.
HOW TO APPLY: