Swisscontact Kigali,Project Officer Jobs in Rwanda (a day to go)

the position
Swisscontact is seeking to recruit a
dynamic and creative project officer for the Microleasing project commencing
July 2

015. The project officer will be based in Kigali with frequent travel to
the field up to 50% of the time. The project officer will assist the regional
program manager- financial services in planning, implementation and monitoring
of the microleasing project activities in Rwanda. Based in Rwanda, the officer
will take overall responsibility of all technical-related aspects of the
microleasing Project in Rwanda and will report to the Regional Program Manager
Financial services- (content wise) and Country Director Rwanda ( functional and

About Microleasing Project
Swisscontact promotes the concept of microleasing
for the acquisition of productive assets for rural smallholder farmers in
support of economic development. Microleasing is the leasing of assets of small
value which generate additional income for low income people.  Since 2006
Swisscontact have been implementing a project
to develop a sustainable leasing mechanism to enable low-income people
to acquire income-generating assets; and to test
asset financing among rural SMEs and small holder farmers. The aim of this
partnership is to enable rural smallholder farmers to access productive assets
based on their cash-flows and revenues plus on their (in) ability to provide
collateral. The goal of this project is to improve the access to appropriate
financial services, by low-income people in rural areas, through the
introduction of microleasing as a financial product implemented through a
viable distribution channel.  For More information please visit
The person
Project quality and management:
  • Responsible
    for overall management of the microleasing project-Rwanda in line with
    approved project proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
  • In
    conjunction with program manager, develop designs, cost estimates and
    other related documents for Microleasing project Tanzania
  • Maintain
    effective relationships with implementing/operational partners and other
    stakeholders to ensure projects run smoothly
  • Monitor
    the progress of microleasing project activities as per work plan and
    ensure compliance with project design and adherence to schedules
  • Ensure
    resources are used appropriately and efficiently
  • Ensure
    project monitoring systems are adhered to and timely preparation and
    submission of project status reports as may be required by the Program
Representation and coordination
  • Maintain
    effective working relationships with partners, local leaders and
  • Represent
    Swisscontact on all appropriate forums within the project area, including
    all related stakeholders groups 
  • Responsible
    for reviewing project budgets needs in line with the agreed project plans,
    in collaboration with the Regional program Manager, Country Director and
    Program Accountant (s)
  • Ensure
    that the project expenditures are in line with the agreed budgets and with
    donor requirements
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum
    of Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Microfinance, Finance or any
    related training.
  • At
    least 3 years’ experience in managing development projects in non for
    profit organization targeting rural farmers, marginalized groups and micro
  • Experience
    in projects related to financial inclusion advantage
  • Good
    command for English and Swahili languages
  • Personally
    efficient and organized with excellent multitasking skills
  • Good
    attention to detail with wide general knowledge
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and people management skills
  • Able
    to work unusual hours under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong
    sense of the essential order of action priorities
  • Excellent
    computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and network
  • Preferably
    Rwandese national
To apply please send you CV, Cover
letter and expected salary to 
by June 2, 2015. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
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