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24 Nov 2023

Project Coordinator – Value Chain Development at Cordaid

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Project Coordinator – Value Chain Development

Job Ref No 003 | Published on Nov 22, 2023 08:00 AM


 Rwanda salary scale, Grade 8


 Kigali, RW




 Not Specified


 Dec 04, 2023 11:55 PM




 Not Specified


Job Title: Project Coordinator – Value Chain Development

Organizational Unit: Rwanda Country Office

Job’s Aim: Responsible for implementation of access to value chain development projects, acquisition and business development

Job Specification: Spends 30% of time on program management, with special focus on the value chain development project implementation PMO, 50% of time implementation responsibility for one project in Rwanda (tbd) and 20% of time on acquisition and business development for Rwanda in collaboration with other business developers in the cluster and in Cordaid

Aim of the Organizational Unit: Responsible for project implementation in country Office

Job category/Grade: Rwanda salary scale, Grade 8

Supervisor: Program Manager

Supervises: Staffs in the project: value chain development advisors, junior value chain development advisors, program advisors


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

  • Management knowledge and coaching styles, project management, international cooperation with local partners, country/region of the Country Office, techniques, reporting standards and languages
  • 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.
  • At least 5 years’ Experience in value chain development programmes, Coordinating   value chain activities.
  • Broad understanding of value chain development activities, fund mobilizations and capacity building for value chain actors with practical experience value chain needs assessment and market development,
  • Extensive experience working with international and national partners including government entities, consultants, and value chain stakeholders,
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops or events with high level audience,
  • Experience in partner identification, developing and managing their relationships
  • Experience in providing leadership in the design, development and implementation of activities related to and value chains development
  • Vast experience in capacity development activities in the areas of organizational development, agribusiness, value chain and producer organizations
  • Experience in designing and developing inclusive business model for smallholders, private sector, and other value chain stakeholders
  • Experience in facilitation of market and financial institutions linkages for farmer groups, in collaboration with various stakeholders, including Government and private sector actors
  • Provide technical support for the formation of producer groups/cooperatives and other associations along the key value chains
  • Strengthen market linkages (local and international) through concerted value chain and market analysis/review of producer and marketing organizations
  • 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 policies


Core Competencies

  • Quality orientation
  • Organisational awareness including planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Inclusion
  • Dealing with details
  • Problem analysis
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Social awareness
  • Intercultural orientation
  • Managing conflict
  • Coaching

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30th November, 2023.

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