Grants Officer - Rwanda

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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.


Job Description

Position Title: Grants Officer - Rwanda

Reporting to: Finance and Operations Manager

Position Location: Rwanda

Project Name: Rwanda Orora Wihaze Activity

Position Summary:

 CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Grants Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The following Grants Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Support the overall grant management for the Orora Wihaze program;
  • Maintaining a database of all program grants and their duration, and monitor timely submission of periodic and final reports;
  • Coordinate with the MEL Unit to ensure data (contributing to indicators) for donor reporting is readily available;
  • Maintain close collaboration with the program teams on all aspects related to grants including management and compliance;
  • Support systems to manage and track sub grantees including providing guidance on grantee applications and development of Letters of Awards (LOA’s);
  • Build the capacity of grantees on USAID grant policies, grants development, and business management;
  • Ensure full compliance with contract obligations (LOA’s) as signed by grantees;
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the Grants Manager that enhance Orora Wihaze’s mission and objectives.

Key Qualification:

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required in Finance, Accounting, or related field of study;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in grants implementation, management of grantees, accounting, project accounting, or finance;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; speaker of English and Kinyarwanda.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities

Interested applicants shall apply though the following link: