Director of Finance and Operations

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Job Description

Position Title: Director of Finance and Operations

Reporting to: Chief of Party

Position Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Project Name: Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity

CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries.

 Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Director of Finance and Operations to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal-source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Finance and Operations will support the day-to-day management of financial and operational processes, including accounts management, financial reporting, grants management, and budget forecasting.

Key Qualification:

  • At least eight (8) years of experience in the financial and operations processes of donor-funded projects with progressively increasing levels of responsibilities, is required;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement and enforce USAID rules and regulations is required;
  • Experience in the application of a competitive procurement process, especially regarding consultants and service providers, is required;
  • Experience managing grants, or providing administrative oversight of grants, is required;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, collaboration, and work ethic are required;
  • Experience building the capacity of staff in a broad range of areas related to finance and operations is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with Rwanda’s agribusiness, finance, and investment sector is a plus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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