Strategic Advisor to the Financial Sector Development Directorate-MINECOFIN

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Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan Not for Profit Organization, established in March 2010 by the governments of Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK) and is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), MasterCard Foundation, USAID and Sweden. Guided by the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, AFR’s strategic focus is to stimulate financial sector development and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population.

Job Advert for Financial Sector Development Directorate (FSDD)

Position:  Strategic Advisor

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) would like to recruit a highly qualified, competent and experienced Strategic Advisor to the Financial Sector Development Directorate under the Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN). 

Key Responsibilities

The Strategic Adviser will support the Director General (DG)-Financial Sector Development Directorate (FSDD) to drive the design and implementation of policies, strategies and other reforms required to deepen, widen, strengthen the financial sector in order to support real economy sectors to achieve desired economic growth and enhanced the well-being of Rwandans.

The successful candidate will provide advice and practical assistance to the FSDD senior leadership team on how to strengthen the policy design and implementation to become more efficient and effective. The Adviser will be expected to support and participate in the shaping of the Financial Sector Development Strategy III and coordinate the financial sector stakeholders during implementation to ensure maximum impact is achieved.

The adviser will also be expected to liaise with the private sector and work alongside Senior Government Officials, Development Partners and AFR to drive a shared vision of developing the Rwandan Financial Sector. The adviser will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for the delivery of short-term Technical Assistance to support the implementation of the overarching reform plan of the FSDD.

Duration of the contract

One (1) year role with the opportunity for renewal, with MINECOFIN and AFR reserving the right in exceptional circumstances to review, and potentially cancel, the role at the end of year one.


The successful candidate will be based at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning under the Financial Sector Development Directorate in Kigali, Rwanda (with possible travel to other regions of Rwanda).

How to Apply

All qualified applicants should submit their applications through Job in Rwanda application portal using the “Apply for this job” button below before the 24th September 2019.

The application should contain a CV with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, present position and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.

All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For any questions regarding the application process please contact Job in Rwanda.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


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