Rwanda: Access to Finance Manager – Rwanda

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 May 2017

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium brings more than 50 years of experience applying rigorous, evidence-led methodologies to international development. Our work covers economic growth, workforce development, education, health, governance, environmental issues, informatics, and monitoring and evaluation, offering innovative approaches that support the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of development programs. Our presence extends across more than 90 countries, creating positive impact over 100 projects through the dedication of 2,000+ project and home office staff.

Palladium seeks an Access to Finance Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded project in Rwanda. The purpose of the project will be to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate more and higher wage employment for the broad majority of Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The activity will achieve this by alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship, in particular but not exclusively, constraints to finance.

  • Responsible for facilitating access to finance related interventions to support emergence of off-farm activities
  • Liaisons with banks and financial institutions
  • Oversees technical performance and operation of field offices
  • Manages and oversees field staff

  • Master’s degree in economics, international development, business or related field

  • At least five to seven years of experience in rural finance, SME finance, value chain finance, access to finance and enterprise development

  • Experience in financial institution and enterprise level technical assistance, training and training curriculum development

  • Experience in business development services and business strengthening

  • Experience working with USAID and other donors

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English; French is desirable

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