Liaison Manager


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About SNV

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. We have built a long-term, local presence in 38 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, providing innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy. SNV has been working in Rwanda for more than 35 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organisations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors above mentioned.



Are you interested in joining an Organisation with a long term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop an international career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?

SNV Rwanda /Wageningen University & Research is looking for a Liaison Manager
Based in Kigali, Rwanda
National Contract


The liaison manager is a local representative of a partnership between SNV and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the HortInvest programme, with a background in horticulture and value chain development.

The selected candidate has a good understanding of the horticulture sector and value chains in Rwanda and has a well-developed network within the sector. S/he will represent WUR in the HortInvest programme and will work closely with the local HortInvest team. S/he will take care of the daily project implementation and coordination of activities, providing support to the HortInvest programme’s enabling environment component, in particular with regards to institutional development, capacity building, technical assistance and facilitation of public-private collaboration and consultation.


  • Lead the daily development, planning, implementation and coordination of the WUR assigned activities, and report on a periodic basis to the WUR coordinator;
  • Represent the WUR coordinator in the HortInvest management team led by the HortInvest project manager;
  • Represent WUR in relevant local and national meetings and platforms;
  • Actively engage with public and private stakeholders and facilitate the processes required for developing and consolidating institutions and stakeholders that enable a competitive and sustainable horticultural sector;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the planning and implementation of WUR experts’ interventions in close collaboration with the local HortInvest team;  
  • Undertake additional HortInvest assignments as requested by the WUR coordinator or additional minor tasks as requested by the HortInvest Project Manager.

Candidate profile:

  • MSc or PhD degree in horticulture, agriculture and/or agricultural development economics, or any equivalent;
  • At least 10 years professional working experience in fields relevant and related to the scope of work described;
  • Proven experience in private sector engagement and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes with different stakeholder groups;
  • Proven extensive network in the food domain in general and in particular in the horticulture sector in Rwanda and the region;
  • A good networker with the ability to engage in the dynamic environment of business-, government-, civil society-, and academic worlds;
  • Experience in project implementation and project management in projects funded by international donors;
  • Ability to conduct short action oriented assessments and studies, to systemize data on production systems and value chains, and to conduct a first meta-analysis regarding the relevance of data;
  • Result oriented and self-motivated team player;
  •  Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
  •  Good communication and facilitation skills;
  • Ability and flexibility to work in multi-disciplinary, international teams;
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the project implementation region;
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda.

How to apply?
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to directly summit your motivation letter and CV (both in English) to the Country Director of SNV Rwanda by email to by the 26th January, 2018. Please send your application letter and CV that contains three referees as you apply with position title as subject.

Contract duration
1 year– with possibility of extension

Expected start date

As soon as possible

PS: Qualified and interested candidates are invited to ask full detailed job description by submitting their request in writing to

About SNV:
SNV is an international not-for-profit development organization working in over 38 developing countries for more than 50 years.  Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

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