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24 Nov 2023

Program Manager – Ifad Funded Projects at Cordaid

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Program Manager – IFAD Funded projects

Job Ref No 004 | Published on Nov 22, 2023 08:00 AM

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Cordaid Rwanda Salary Scale Grade 10


Kigali, RW




Not Specified

DEADLINE: Dec 04, 2023 11:55 PM


AGE LIMIT: Not Specified


Job Title: Program Manager – IFAD Funded projects

Organizational Unit: Rwanda Country Office

Job’s aim: Is responsible for the project results, and business development.

Job Specification: Spends 90% of time of program management and implementation responsibility for IFAD Funded projects and 10% of time on acquisition and business development for Rwanda in collaboration with other business developers in the cluster and Cordaid.

Aim of the Organizational Unit: Is responsible for realization of Program targets

Supervisor: Rwanda Country Manager

Job category/Grade: Grade RW 10

Supervisor: Rwanda Country Manager

Supervises: Staff in the program: Project Coordinators, Project Officers, MEL Advisor, Business development Advisor.


Result Areas Description

Fund mobilization/BS develop: Contribute and support on the development and writing of successful funding proposals. Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly argument the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the programme(s) in Rwanda. This includes increasing revenues, growth in terms of business expansion, increasing profitability by building strategic partnerships and making strategic business decisions

Bid management: Support bid manager on calls for proposals and tenders related to the assigned specific donor portfolio. Support negotiations for specific assigned bids, especially Value chain development. The bid team provides donor specific advice on rules, regulations, and policy. Uses donor contacts to ensure the winning outcome of calls and proposals. Oversees (parts of) the role division, planning and communication with donors and a consortium in order to achieve a positive outcome for Cordaid

Project planning: Translates the Cordaid project results into specific results in designated project areas and formulates an operational project plan within a country/region. Remains within budget propositions and infrastructural possibilities

Project management: Assist program managers with respect to risks, stakeholders’ issues and the project team. Support in Agrees with all contributors to project success deliverables, with a large amount of intercultural sensitivity. Understands partners and matches desired results and contextual factors. Stimulates progress and makes necessary adjustments to realize the project within given boundary conditions: scope, time, budget and quality

Financial management: Assist program managers in managing the project budget ensuring expenditures are in line with what has been planned for. Reports regularly on budget realization and acts proactively to comply with the budget

Field & Partner visits: Support program teams to monitor project achievements, conduct field visits with partners, review field reports, analyze field data and formulate conclusions, discussion points and recommendations for all stakeholders

Supported partners: Support program managers to Identify the need for support with partner organizations and translate this into (customised) forms of support, taking into account (large differences in) the background and circumstances of (individuals in) partner organizations.

Network representation: Support to Identify and establish contacts with organizations and explore representation for potential areas for collaboration, taking into account the mission statement of Cordaid and the possibilities within existing projects

Project reports: Collects information within the project and reports about the results, specifics, budget and expenditures and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MERL): Work closely with the monitoring evaluation team to identify project learning opportunities, research and publications and implementation of MEL policy. Facilitates the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned. In collaboration with the MERL team, Ensure integration of innovations and best practices

Personnel management: Leads and coaches the multidisciplinary, intercultural, and inter-gender project team on a day-to-day basis in accordance with the management style of Cordaid, focused on productivity, the professional development of staff and employee satisfaction. Coaches staff and leaves room for professional freedom to determine how to execute the work. Builds on the strengths and talents of staff members to improve team performance. Emphasis teamwork, project-based working, and commitment. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work

Integrity: Adheres to the code of conduct and integrity policies, reports concerns and follows regular integrity training. This tris a medium-risk position, with direct contact with vulnerable communities and regular travels.

Other: Any other duties assigned by the manager


Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences

Master’s Degree + 5 years’ experience in project management preferred -Bachelor’s Degree + 7 years’ experience required in the fields of Economics, Statistics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting or related fields.
Knowledge of management and coaching styles, project management, international cooperation with local partners, country/region of the Country Office, techniques, reporting standards and languages.
At least 4 years of experience in managing professional projects and/or (sub-)offices of international organizations or companies.
Knowledge of the project field of expertise for example agriculture/health/economy or other relevant subject on an academic level and able to provide technical solutions
Social skills to agree on deliverables, ensure progress with staff and to support partners
Behavioral values and skills: trust, accountability, problem solving, cooperation, teambuilding, negotiation, conflict management, collaboration, flexibility, creativity
Writing skills to clearly formulate project proposals, project plan and project reports
Knowledge of the legal framework that governs Cordaid’s operations, as required by local and national government and by major donors (EU, UN, US, Bilateral Donors)
Knowledge of the mission statement and goals of the Cordaid project and the security policy

Core Competencies

Quality orientation
Organizational awareness including planning
Negotiation skills
Dealing with details
Problem analysis
Conceptual thinking
Social awareness
Intercultural orientation
Managing conflict

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30th November, 2023.

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