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The Government of Rwanda recognizes the need to increase access to and usage of financial services as a key poverty reduction strategy. It is in this regard that it has championed different initiatives to promote financial inclusion including encouraging different common interest groups to form their own SACCOs. It is important to note that despite their invaluable contribution to financial inclusion, some of the SACCOs still operate manually and face capacity gaps that need to be addressed in order to sustain their profitability and relevance to their members.
Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) has secured funding to build the capacity of financial institutions for a period of one year. This support should result into increased level of efficiency, revamped policies, procedures, processes and tools as well as a better risk management framework to propel the desired institutional growth.
In addition, AFR will support the automation of the MFIs operations through procuring a core banking system (CBS) and installing it in a form of a shared IT platform where all the institutions to be automated will use the same solutions.
The shared IT platform will facilitate the integration with the national e-payment ecosystem such as mobile money services, mobile banking, POS, cards, etc. Hence facilitating the usage of formal financial services by low income people thus, increasing the financial inclusion in the country.
It is in this regard, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) in partnership with Nine Microfinance institutions and other stakeholders are looking for a “Project management consultant” who will support in fast-tracking the implementation of the project
AFR is sourcing for a project management consultant who will form part of project management unit for this initiative. The consultant will carry out project management duties and overall coordination of the project in consultation with AFR and MFIs and it will entail the following;
The points outlined below are designed to act as guide to the consultant, however, it is expected that the consultant will know/ have knowledge on the successful implementation of the capacity building and automation of Financial Institutions.
The consultant will coordinate and supervise the implementation of the agreed project activities including:
The consultant must meet the following requirements:
The assignment will be for initial period of one year
The consultant will report directly to AFR Project management unit and partner MFIs.