Director of Finance and Operations

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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 Finance and Operations – 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 for a Director of Finance and Operations.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in the day-to-day management of financial and operations processes, including accounts payable, payroll, general ledger and financial reporting, as well as general financial administration, grants and cash management, and budgets is required;
  • 5+ years of experience working on donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience is strongly preferred;
  • 2+ years of experience in managing the personnel recruitment cycle, employee handbooks, personnel files, and strengthening moral of employees is required;
  • 2+ years of relevant supervisory experience is required;
  • Familiarity of USAID operations rules and regulations is a plus;
  • Familiarity with Rwanda's economic sector is preferred;
  • A track record in grants management; a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures is required;
  • A track record of working closely and transparently with external partners including third-party vendors and consultants is required;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the CNFA and USAID missions;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English is required, knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda is strongly preferred.

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

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 1,167 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Business, Finance and investment, Other
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
04-11-2017
Number of positions:
1

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