Different job positions at Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR)

  1. Gender Specialist

Kigali, Rwanda

ABOUT AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not for profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation and USAID.
 
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programmes in Africa that seek to improve livelihoods of low income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
 
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances and capital market development.  

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Gender and Inclusion Specialist is AFR’s in-house advisor on Gender & Inclusion.  There are two major components to the role:

  1. Developing capacity building approaches and tools that will support AFR’s staff, Implementing Partners (IPs), and stakeholders to deliver best practice in Gender & Inclusion; providing expert advice and guidance, cross-cutting all projects. This includes the development of communications and knowledge management strategies that will position AFR as a centre of excellence in Gender & Inclusion.
  2. Acting as an intervention manager: managing a portfolio of projects, and interventions within pillars that are led by colleagues, that will have a beneficial impact on Gender and Inclusion. Participate in networking and advocacy activities when called for by AFR’s communication plan.

The Specialist is an accomplished project manager and ensures that the portfolio of Gender & Inclusion projects deliver against the goals and targets laid out in the work plan and results management framework.

Reporting line: The position reports to the Senior Project Portfolio Manager.  

Supervises: Relevant technical consultants

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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Gender Specialist will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  1. Act as AFR’s advisor in Gender & Inclusion and support AFR’s staff, Implementing Partners, and stakeholders understand and adopt best practice
  2. Participate in the development of the whole country strategy, pillar strategies and plans, contributing insights on Gender & Inclusion and helping to design impactful programmes
  3. Coordinate the roll-out of projects so that results are achieved, risks are managed and that quality projects are delivered; ensuring that learning from projects is fully utilised to maximise impact and innovation
  4. Actively participate in the development, implementation, and results-measurement of an innovative Communications & Influencing plan for AFR; collaborate with the Communications Manager to achieve priority influencing and communications goals for Gender & Inclusion
  5. Manage the resources associated with Gender & Inclusion projects, aiming to maximise the efficiency achieved with the available resources, and ensuring compliance with AFR and donor policies  
  6. And other duties as requested by the Senior Project Portfolio Manager

 EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Additional professional qualification, post graduate degree in Gender studies and relevant accreditations are an advantage
  • Certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP/ PRINCE2) preferred

 JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
 
Essential

  1. At least 5 years proven experience in the Gender and Inclusion space
  2. Demonstrated track record of providing advisory services and capacity building in the Gender and Inclusion emerging evidence of thought leadership (e.g. by publication/production of knowledge materials)
  3. Evidence of concrete achievement in the Gender mainstreaming – hands on delivery of projects, outcome, impact
  4. Ability to think conceptually and systemically; familiarity with market development approaches (M4P)
  5. Proven ability to develop practical interventions and tools and to facilitate the capacity of others to operate in accordance with good practice
  6. Track record of managing relationships and influencing key stakeholders; able to engage effectively at EXCO level
  7. Excellent written and spoken English

 Desirable

  1. Familiarity with major players in financial sector development in Rwanda
  2. Languages: French, Kinyarwanda

 HOW TO APPLY
 
All candidates should submit their applications by clicking in the “Apply button” on this page and fill in their details by 16 June 2021 at 5:00pm CAT
 
The application should contain a Resume 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 us at: recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com (DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION ON THIS EMAIL)

Qualified Rwandans candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

2. Head of Research and Information

 

AFR began its operations in 2010 with the core objective of stimulating the development of the financial sector in Rwanda.

Head of Research and Information

Kigali, Rwanda

About AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.
 
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to improve the livelihoods of low-income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
 
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth, and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.  

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Head of Research and Information (R&I) has two key themes of responsibility:

  1. Lead program development and implementation for the Research and Information Pillar; this includes analysis of the ecosystem within which the Pillar operates, and understanding how supply, demand, and enabling environment interact to support or hamper the growth and inclusiveness of Rwanda’s financial markets. 
  2. The Head of R&I will continuously monitor the desirability and feasibility of the different routes by which beneficial change can be stimulated, e.g. new investments, instruments, partnerships, and communications
  3. Directing the cross-cutting research and information service that supports the whole organization and informs the development of all interventions.  This involves providing expert advice on the design, measurement, and adaptive management of impactful interventions. It also involves leading the functions that contribute to AFR’s position as a thought leader and knowledge hub; including research, knowledge management, and communication, and ensuring that knowledge is curated and communicated in a way that is accessible and relevant to all stakeholders
  4. The Head of R&I will be expected to initiate and take responsibility for nurturing key business relationships (e.g. with regulators and policymakers, trade associations, private sector entities, technical or funding partners); providing thought leadership, and utilizing influencing strategies to support the achievement of AFR’s strategic goals.

Reporting line; The position reports to the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).

Supervises; Research Manager and any Data Analytics Specialist.
 
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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of Research and Information will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  1. Lead the development of an innovative research agenda and strategy; ensure the provision of insights on how to optimize AFR’s impact on the sustainable development of Rwanda’s financial sector, and develop our understanding of how to make markets work for the poor.
  2. Take an active role in the development of the whole country strategy, encouraging the team to incorporate insights gained from research, knowledge management, and learning into the design of strategies and interventions; lead the development of strategy and annual work plans for the Research & Information Pillar.   
  3. Coordinate the roll-out of projects so that results are achieved, risks are managed and that quality projects are delivered; ensuring that learning from projects is fully utilized to maximize impact and innovation.  
  4. Support the development, and implementation of organization-wide systems that embed a learning culture, drive innovation, provide accountability for results, and effectively manage AFR’s institutional knowledge derived from research and analysis.  
  5. Support organization-wide innovation, including the incubation of new interventions based on research and analyses, and support market players to have Research and Development capacity for sustainability.
  6. Oversee the development and implementation of AFR’s Communication and Influencing Strategy, aiming to enhance AFR’s impact through effective (wide-reaching and impactful) communication.  
  7. Manage the finances associated with the R&I pillar, aiming to maximize the efficiency achieved with the available resources, manage risks arising from the work in the pillar, and ensuring compliance with AFR and donor policies.
  8. Lead the R&I team of staff and consultants in a manner that empowers them to add value to AFR and deliver high standards of performance.
  9. And other duties as requested by the CPO.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  2. Post Graduate Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Development Economics, Research, or other related fields.
  3. Professional qualification in monitoring and statistical techniques preferred.
  4. Certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP/ PRINCE2) is an added advantage.

JOB RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  1. 10+ years’ post-graduation experience in development economics; ideally involving strategic leadership of research and market information management
  2. Strong technical understanding in research, strategy development, business planning and program development; knowledge of data science and cutting-edge technologies in the field
  3. Proven experience in strategic oversight of knowledge management systems and the effective provision of necessary management information
  4. Proven experience in managing and engaging teams for delivery of results
  5. Strategic thinker with the ability to facilitate program design at both strategic and operational levels
  6. Excellent knowledge of data and information quality management techniques
  7. Proven track record of working with a range of different actors to nudge and incentivize institutional change; cross culturally if coming from outside Rwanda
  8. Excellent written and spoken English 
  9. Desirable Languages: French, Kinyarwanda

HOW TO APPLY

All candidates should submit their applications by clicking on the “Apply button” on this page and fill their details by 21 June 2021 at 5.00pm (CAT)
 
The application should contain a Resume 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 us at, recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com (DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION ON THIS EMAIL)

Qualified Rwandans candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

3. Head of Digital Financial Services and Market Infrastructure

Kigali, Rwanda

ABOUT AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.
 
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to improve the livelihoods of low-income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
 
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.  

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Head of Digital Financial Services & Market Infrastructure (DFSMI) bears the prime responsibility for leading program development and implementation for AFR’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) and Market Infrastructure Pillar; ensuring that a comprehensive portfolio of impactful projects is developed and implemented to high standards. This includes leading the development of applying DFS and market infrastructure to supporting both financial inclusion, resilience, growth, and jobs, as well as and related risk management.  As such DFSMI is a cross-cutting pillar.

The Head of DFSMI will lead analysis of the ecosystem within which the Pillar operates, understanding how supply, demand, and enabling environment, interact to support or hamper the development of Rwanda’s financial markets, and the effect they have on promoting both inclusion, resilience, growth and job creation. S/he will constantly monitor the desirability and feasibility of the different routes by which beneficial change can be stimulated, e.g. new investments, instruments, partnerships, communications, etc. The Head of DFSMI will be expected to initiate and take responsibility for nurturing key business relationships (e.g. with regulators and policymakers, trade associations, private sector entities, stock exchanges, technical or funding partners); providing thought leadership and utilizing influencing strategies to support the achievement of AFR’s strategic goals.

Reporting line; The position reports to the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).

Supervises;  Intervention Managers.
 
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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of Digital Financial Services & Market Infrastructure (DFSMI) will be responsible for the following key tasks:
 
  1. Provide thought leadership to the team and community on how DFS and market infrastructure can help drive financial market development and inclusiveness, economic growth and jobs; participate in the development of the whole country strategy and lead the development of strategy and  annual work plans and budgets for the DFSMI pillar.
  2.  Lead the review and continuous development of the project pipeline to ensure utilization of funds and achievement of output, outcome, and impact targets; ensure a potentially high impact portfolio of interventions are submitted and approved.
  3. Coordinate the roll-out of projects so that results are achieved, risks are managed and that quality projects are delivered; ensuring that learning from projects is fully utilised to maximise impact and innovation.  
  4. Clarify the ways in which achievement of AFR’s objectives depends upon influencing the mind-set or behaviour of others (e.g. Implementing Partners, policymakers, end-users & other stakeholders); lead the development, implementation, and results-measurement of an innovative Communications & Influencing plan for the pillar.   
  5. Manage the finances associated with the DFSMI pillar, aiming to maximise the efficiency achieved with the available resources; manage risks arising from the work in the pillar and ensure compliance with AFR and donor policies. 
  6. Lead the DFSMI team of staff and consultants in a manner that empowers them to add value to AFR and deliver high standards of performance.   
  7. And other duties as requested by the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  2. Additional professional qualification and relevant accreditations are an advantage (e.g. Digital Finance Practitioner, etc.)    
  3. Certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP/ PRINCE2) preferred
 
JOB RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
 
Essential
  1. Minimum 8 years working experience, including at a senior level, in DFS and market infrastructure environment (e.g. a Mobile Network Operator, Financial Service Provider with DFS focus, or a Fintech)
  2. Experience of business leadership, resulting in an ability to empathize with the challenges of corporate financial management (this could include entrepreneurial business activities, volunteering, or employment in the DFS and market infrastructure sectors)
  3. Knowledge of global regulation in financial markets; specifically in DFS and market infrastructure, ability to understand the financial policy, laws, and regulations in Rwanda.
  4. Good general knowledge of financial management practice and high ethical & financial standards for managing funds
  5. Clear understanding of the role of DFS and market infrastructure contributing  in particular to the development of high growth sectors and those with jobs creation potential
  6. Understanding of the monitoring and results measurement concepts and processes
  7. Track record of managing relationships and influencing key stakeholders at a national level and across cultures if coming from outside Rwanda
  8. Excellent written and spoken English.

Desirable:
  1. Familiarity with major players in financial sector development in Rwanda
  2. Languages: French, Kinyarwanda

HOW TO APPLY

All candidates should submit their applications by clicking in the “Apply” button on this page and fill their details by 21 June 2021 at 5.00pm (CAT)
 
The application should contain a Resume 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 us at, recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com

Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

4. Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs

Kigali, Rwanda



About AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.
 
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to improve the livelihoods of low-income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
 
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth, and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.  

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs bears the prime responsibility for leading program development and implementation for AFR’s Finance for Growth & Jobs Pillar; ensuring that a comprehensive portfolio of impactful projects is developed and implemented to high standards.  This includes leading the development of SME and Agribusiness financing strategies, as well as capital markets development.

The Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs will lead analysis of the ecosystem within which the Pillar operates, understanding how supply, demand, and enabling environment, interact to support or hamper the growth and inclusiveness of Rwanda’s financial markets, and the effect they have on promoting growth and job creation. S/he will constantly monitor the desirability and feasibility of the different routes by which beneficial change can be stimulated, e.g. new investments, instruments, partnerships, communications, etc.  The Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs will be expected to initiate and take responsibility for nurturing key business relationships (e.g. with regulators and policymakers, trade associations, private sector entities, stock exchanges, technical or funding partners); providing thought leadership and utilizing influencing strategies to support the achievement of AFR’s strategic goals.

Reporting line; The position reports to the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).

Supervises; Intervention Managers.
 
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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs will be responsible for the following key tasks:
  1. Provide thought leadership to the team and community on how to drive financial market development and inclusiveness; participate in the development of the whole country strategy and lead the development of strategy and annual work plans & budgets for the Finance for Growth & Jobs pillar.
  2.  Lead the review and continuous development of the project pipeline to ensure utilization of funds and achievement of output, outcome, and impact targets; ensure a potentially high impact portfolio of interventions are submitted and approved.
  3. Coordinate the roll-out of projects so that results are achieved, risks are managed and that quality projects are delivered; ensuring that learning from projects is fully utilized to maximize impact and innovation.
  4. Clarify the ways in which achievement of AFR’s objectives depends upon influencing the mindset or behavior of others,  (e.g. Implementing Partners, policymakers, end-users & other stakeholders); lead the development, implementation, and results-measurement of an innovative Communications & Influencing plan for the pillar.
  5. Manage the finances associated with the  Finance for Growth and Jobs pillar, aiming to maximize the efficiency achieved with the available resources; manage risks arising from the work in the pillar and ensure compliance with AFR and donor policies.
  6. Lead the Finance for Growth & Jobs team of staff and consultants in a manner that empowers them to add value to AFR and deliver high standards of performance.
  7. And other duties as requested by the CPO.
Education and Qualifications
  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  2. Additional professional qualification and relevant accreditations are an advantage (e.g. CFA, SME Finance)    
  3. Certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP/ PRINCE2) preferred.
 
JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential:
  1. Minimum 8 years working experience, including at a senior level, in an SME finance environment (e.g. an SME-orientated bank, DevCap institution).
  2. Experience in business leadership, resulting in an ability to empathize with the challenges of corporate financial management (this could include entrepreneurial business activities, volunteering, or employment in the SME sector).
  3. Knowledge of global regulation in financial markets; capital markets development, ability to understand the financial policy, laws, and regulations in Rwanda.
  4. Good general knowledge of financial management practice and high ethical & financial standards for managing funds.
  5. A clear understanding of SME finance especially for high-growth sectors and those with job creation potential.
  6. Understanding of the monitoring and results measurement concepts and processes.
  7. Track record of managing relationships and influencing key stakeholders at a national level and across cultures if coming from outside Rwanda.
  8. Excellent written and spoken English.
 
 
Desirable:
  1. Familiarity with major players in financial sector development in Rwanda.
  2. Languages: French, Kinyarwanda
 
HOW TO APPLY

All candidates should submit their applications by clicking on the “Apply” button on this page and fill in their details by 21 June 2021 at 5.00 pm (CAT).
 
The application should contain a Resume with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing 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 us at, recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com

Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

5. Head of Monitoring, Results Measurement, Learning & Communication (MRMLC)

Kigali, Rwanda



ABOUT AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.
 
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to improve the livelihoods of low-income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
 
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth, and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.
 
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Head of Monitoring, Results Measurement, Learning & Communication (MRMLC) is responsible for supporting the effective design, measurement, and adaptive management of impactful interventions. The role holder shall play an integral support role to program teams in identifying interventions that have the potential for a beneficial impact on Rwanda’s financial systems and on the beneficiaries who we serve.

This involves leading the functions that contribute to AFR’s position as a thought leader and knowledge hub; including learning, knowledge management, and communication, ensuring that knowledge is curated and communicated in a way that is accessible and relevant to all stakeholders. She/he is responsible for managing the systematic monitoring, evaluation, and review of learning from AFR’s programs and accountability reporting in accordance with DCED standards.  The Head of MRMLC also oversees AFR’s Communication and Knowledge Management activities; seeking to ensure that impactful approaches are publicized widely, in an influential manner, so as to stimulate the critical mass of utilization necessary for systemic change (‘crowding in’).

Reporting line; The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Supervises; MRM Manager, Communications Manager, and Knowledge Management Specialist.  
 
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SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The MRMLC will be responsible for the following key tasks:
  1. Lead the MRMLC Team (MRM, Knowledge Management, Learning, and Communications) to contribute to the development of innovative strategies for enhancing the growth and inclusiveness of Rwanda’s financial sector and, through that, support targeted areas of the real economy.
  2.  Lead the development and implementation of AFR’s Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Systems, and Resources; ensuring that they support the efficient collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and information.
  3. Manage and coordinate the entire program of reviews and visits that will enable AFR to adaptively manage the performance of projects and achieve targeted outcomes and impact.
  4. Ensure that AFR staff and stakeholders are provided with technical advice and support, enabling them to carry out Communications, MRM, and Learning activities according to best practice.
  5. Oversee the development and implementation of AFR’s Communication and Influencing Strategy; aiming to enhance AFR’s impact through effective (wide-reaching and impactful) communication and to ensure that DCED standards for reporting are met.
  6. Lead the team of staff and consultants in a manner that empowers them to add value to AFR and deliver high standards of performance. 
  7. And other duties as requested by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  2. Post Graduate Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Development Economics, Research, or other related fields
  3. Professional qualification in monitoring and statistical techniques preferred
  4. Certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP/ PRINCE2) is an added advantage  
JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
  1. Minimum of 7 years post-graduation experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded programs.  
  2. Excellent knowledge and conceptual understanding of MRM & application to international development & financial market systems development      
  3. Demonstrated commitment to academic integrity and a track record of analyzing both successes and failures for opportunities to improve; experience of Quality Management Systems or approaches an advantage
  4. Track record of developing and operating a MEL system in practice; including data collection tools development    
  5. Knowledge of research methods and techniques, with strong data analysis skills
  6. Proven experience in conducting and managing baselines and evaluations
  7. Demonstrable experience in the application of Knowledge Management techniques in both managing and disseminating information
  8. Very good written and spoken English; fluency in Kinyarwanda and French are also desirable
  9. Expert use of MS Office (Advanced Excel)
 
 HOW TO APPLY

All candidates should submit their applications by clicking on the “Apply” button on this page and fill their details by 16 June 2021 at 5.00 pm (CAT)
 
The application should contain a Resume with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing 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 us at, recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com

Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

6. Chief Programs Officer ( CPO)

Kigali, Rwanda


 
ABOUT AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.
 
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to improve the livelihoods of low-income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
 
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth, and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.  

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) as a member of the Executive Team, S/he will be accountable to the AFR’s Management and Board of Directors for developing and implementing strategies that will have a lasting, beneficial impact on the development and inclusiveness of Rwanda’s financial markets and provide measurable support to targeted areas of the real economy.  S/he is responsible for the development and implementation of annual work plans for the Programmes Department; ensuring that a comprehensive portfolio of impactful projects is developed and implemented to high standards. 

The Chief Programs Officer (CPO) will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure comprehensive analysis of the ecosystems within which AFR operates, understanding how supply, demand, and enabling environment, interact to support or hamper the growth and inclusiveness of Rwanda’s financial markets. S/he then leads the programs team in developing and implementing a comprehensive portfolio of potentially impactful interventions.  The CPO will be expected to lead the team in nurturing key business relationships (e.g. with regulators and policymakers, trade associations, private sector entities, stock exchanges, technical or funding partners); providing thought leadership, and utilizing influencing strategies to support the achievement of AFR’s strategic goals.

Reporting line; The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Supervises; Head of Finance for Growth & Jobs; Head of Financial Inclusion and Resilience; Head of Digital Financial Services and Market Infrastructure; Head of Research and Information and Senior Project Portfolio Manager.

Download the technical job description.
                     
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The CPO will be responsible for the following key tasks:
  1. Lead the team in developing a deep and ever-growing understanding of how to drive financial market development and inclusiveness; play a leading role in the development of the whole country strategy and guide the programs team to develop pillar strategies and annual work plans that will support targeted areas of the real economy.
  2. Lead the review and continuous development of the project pipeline to ensure utilization of funds and achievement of output, outcome, and impact targets; ensure a potentially high impact portfolio of interventions are submitted and approved across all pillars.
  3. Oversee the implementation of work plans so that results are achieved, risks are managed and that quality projects are delivered; ensuring that learning from projects is fully utilized to prove and improve impact and innovation.
  4. Actively participate in the development, implementation, and results-measurement of an innovative Communications & Influencing plan for AFR as a whole and for each pillar; ensure that the plan will result in key program stakeholders being influenced effectively.
  5. Manage the finances associated with the Programme department aiming to maximize the efficiency achieved with the available resources, and ensuring compliance with AFR and donor policies.
  6. Lead the AFR Programmes team of staff and consultants in a manner that empowers them to add value to AFR and deliver high standards of performance.
  7. Any other duties as requested by the CEO.
 
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  2. Post Graduate Degree in Development Economics, Business Administration, or other related fields
  3. Additional professional qualification and relevant accreditations are an advantage (e.g. CFA, SME Finance)
  4.  Certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP/ PRINCE2) is an added advantage.
JOB EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
  1. 10+ years’ post-graduation experience in Portfolio Management &/or Pipeline Development & Management; ideally culminating in a strategic leadership role
  2. Deep experience of working in financial inclusion and in financial markets development; demonstrating thought leadership at the cutting edge; driving change, and creating opportunities for growth
  3. Proven experience in managing and engaging teams for the delivery of results
  4. Strong technical understanding in strategy development, business planning, and program development
  5. Deep understanding of and commitment to the Market System Development or Marking Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach; with a proven capacity for systems-thinking, analysis, and management of complexity
  6. Extensive Knowledge and understanding of Development Finance Management 
  7. Proven track record of working with a range of different actors to incentivize institutional change; cross-culturally if coming from outside Rwanda
  8. Excellent written and spoken English.
Desirable
  1. Familiarity with major players in financial sector development in Rwanda.
  2. Languages: French, Kinyarwanda.
HOW TO APPLY

All candidates should submit their applications by clicking on the “Apply” button on this page and fill their details by 16 June 2021 at 5.00 pm (CAT)
 
The application should contain a Resume with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, and names and addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing 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 us at: recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com

Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.
 

7. Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Kigali, Rwanda

ABOUT AFR

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.

AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to improve the livelihoods of low-income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.

AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth, and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.  

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for ensuring that all of AFR’s resources are managed and utilized in a cost-effective and efficient manner with a secure system of controls and safeguards. The COO advises the Board and Senior Management in three main areas:

  1. Financial Management – ensuring the financial sustainability of AFR as an institution (managing liquidity and cash flow).
  2. Audit – the effective management of risk (operational and financial).
  3. Investment – managing both incoming and outgoing investments to optimize development impact.  In addition, s/he is responsible for developing and updating the operational manuals and policies and implementing new systems and technologies across all support sections, aiming to manage the efficient and effective use of funding and to support the other sections of AFR in achieving their operational targets.

Reporting line; The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Supervises; Finance Manager, Grants and Contracts Manager, Procurement Manager, ICT Manager, HR & Administration Manager.

Download the technical Job Description

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The COO will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  1. As a member of the Senior Management Team, support the organization in strategic and operational planning and budgeting; facilitate decision making to optimize value-for-money in the deployment of resources.   
  2. Ensure the sound use and management of organizational finances, following generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the laws of Rwanda; provide expert financial advice to AFR’s board, management, staff, and stakeholders.
  3. Liaise closely with the ICT and other departmental Managers to develop, and ensure the implementation of, a forward-looking technology strategy for the organization; identifying opportunities for ICT to enhance effectiveness and impact.
  4. Lead the organization in the effective and efficient management of resources, seeking to maximize the impact of AFR’s deployment of resources.
  5. Working in collaboration with the Board Audit and Risk Committee, oversee the management of risk across all of AFR’s activities, ensuring that a comprehensive understanding of AFR’s risks has been developed and that strategies are in place and implemented for effective risk management.
  6. Lead the Finance & Administration team in a manner that empowers them to deliver excellent support services and maximizes value for money on investment from AFR’s resources.
  7. Any other duties as requested by the CEO.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor or Master’s Degree in business administration or relevant field
  2. ACCA/CPA fully qualified
  3. Qualification in HR Management (added advantage)

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

  1. At least 10 years progressive experience in financial management in medium to large size organizations of similar complexity to AFR
  2. Proven expertise in developing and implementing financial controls and processes
  3. Demonstrable experience in managing grants and knowledge of donor funding rules and regulations
  4. Extensive knowledge of international financial reporting standards and other accounting best practices.
  5. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in budgeting and forecasting for business operations
  6. Experience in Managing Human Resources function in medium/ large organization
  7. Demonstrated experience in project management
  8. Excellent written and spoken English

 HOW TO APPLY

All candidates should submit their applications by clicking the “Apply” button on this page fill in their details by 16th June 2021 at 5.00 pm (CAT).

The application should contain a Resume with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, names and addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing 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 us at, recruitment@cedarafricagroup.com 

Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Note: This position is open to local, regional, and international candidates with relevant experience and qualified

MARKING GUIDES OF PAST PAPER NATIONAL EXAMINATION P-LEVEL, O-LEVEL AND A-LEVEL2005-2019:

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