Director of Business Development and Investment Services

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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.

Director of Business Development and Investment Services – Rwanda Nguriza Nshore

About CNFA:

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.

Brief Project Overview:

The Rwanda Nguriza Nshore activity seeks to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate more and higher wage employment for the broad majority of Rwandans who are currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The activity’s goal is to encourage the creation and growth of productive off-farm businesses that can generate productive off-farm employment for rural populations in order to reduce poverty. It will achieve this by alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship, in particular but not exclusively, constraints to finance.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants foraDirector of Business Development and Investment.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience leading business development and/or investment promotion activities is required;
  • Firm-level capacity-building of investment institutions and/or businesses is preferred;
  • Experience working with private investors, including angel investors, private equity firms, and venture capital firms, is preferred;
  • Experience working with investment promotion or entrepreneurship support agencies in Rwanda is preferred;
  • Demonstrated success improving lenders’ ability to assess risks/returns of new investments is a distinct asset;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred, regional experience also an asset;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English are required; Knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or French is an asset.

Please apply online at https://www.cnfa.org/job/director-of-business-development-and-investment-services-rwanda-nguriza-nshore/. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 1,179 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Business, Other
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Executive (SVP, EVP, VP, etc)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
04-11-2017
Number of positions:
1

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