District Consultants

The Private Sector Federation is a professional organization, dedicated to promote and represent the interests of the Rwandan Business Community. It is the umbrella organization and voice of the private sector.

The Private Sector Federation is a key role player in enabling the Private Sector to respond to Rwanda’s vision for its future.

Over the years, the Federation has rolled out a number of exciting private sectors in the fields of capacity building, entrepreneurship and business growth, trade promotion etc.

Offering an excellent career growth, we are looking for 30 qualified individuals to join an exciting team at PSF to work as District Consultants for Linking Farmers to market project (LIFAM).

Job Title: District Consultants
Reporting to: Head of Entrepreneurship Development & Collective Investments
Duty Station: Districts and Provinces

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Among other duties, they will perform the following:

- Conduct and implement LIFAM - Agro business launching activities in districts.
- Classify the LIFAM businesses/Companies in order to provide a "Business Health Checks".
- Represent Farmers’ chamber in the districts (in absence of the chamber Chairman/District) and build appropriate networks.
- Provide technical assistance to LIFAM - Agro business winners such as; Marketing, Human resource, business plan, customer care, Accounting, Access to finance, Access to information, Facilitating businesses to access to other needed technical assistance, etc.
- Organize study tours for association members.
- Provide other business advisory within districts.
- Organize and provides different trainings based on identified skills gaps.
- Provide regular and updated business information that should benefit to the development of businesses in the districts.
- Collect information on existing and potential investment ideas in the districts (Mini-RIGs, etc).
- Promote investment and create entrepreneurship culture within the districts.
- Maintain good relations with stakeholders and strategic partners and build synergies among other development agencies within the districts.
- Provide necessary advocacy for the raised issues and work towards the promotion of Private Sector Federation core values within the districts.
- Keep all stakeholders updated on the current situation and environmental context.
- Write regular reports on the progress of the activities, including constructive feedback on issues arising and workable ideas for improvement.
- Maintain continuous communication and manage communication flow among the stakeholders, partners and other actors in the districts.

Interested candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

- At least a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, Economics or Agriculture, from a reputable university;
- Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.
- Experience working in a private organization
- Must have good report writing and communication skills
- Ability to work independently, remain focused and maintain highest integrity and objectivity.
- Computer skills
- Stress management skills
- Time management skills
- Be honest and trustworthy

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates are invited to apply for the above mentioned position and submit complete applications (only hard copies) made of a CV, a motivation letter, notarized copies of diploma/degree, a copy of identity card, and three persons of reference with their phone numbers to the following address not later than 28th January 2013:
To the attention of:

The Head of Human Resources
Private Sector Federation
P.O. Box 319 Kigali, located in GIKONDO
hr@psf.org.rw

Note: Only candidates qualifying for selection will be contacted for interviews.

The Management