The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Rwanda has recently concluded the selection of grantees for its first and second call for proposals with 10 companies selected to receive investment grants for the implementation of several agricultural value addition projects including meat processing, flour blends and processing, egg production and Tilapia fish cage farming and physallis (gooseberry) production. The Marketplace project is now calling for applications from qualified companies or Individuals within meat processing to be provided with two day training. A maximum of 25 companies producing meat products will be selected by GAIN.
GAIN has hired a consultant to provide training to 25 selected meat processing companies. GAIN thereby wishes to invite eligible and interested meat processing companies in Rwanda to apply for this two training opportunity.
Outcome of the training
Company delegates will be trained on:
- How to p... Read more
Deadline: 12 March 2017
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 45,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.
Here’s where you come in:
As National Director – Rwanda, you will oversee the development and strategy of all country operations. World Vision Rwanda was founded in 1994 and serves more than 600,000 children, their families and their communities across 29 programme areas. Currently the office has a team of 320 staff with 87,000 registered children through the World Vision sponsorship programme. The office has a budget of $ 39 USD million made up of Sponsorship and Grants.
You are a highly accomplished visionary leader who combines prov... Read more
The requested services are aimed at assisting the recently formed agri BDS network to have a legal set up in terms of services provision functions and profits sharing scheme with its members. The assignment should also assist the network to acquire adapted managerial and administrative instruments which shall guide it to operate in a transparent manner, attract new membership and retain the existing ones with an insured loyalty. Advisory and guidance should cover practices related to Organizational Structure, services provision, relations with Partners, operational roles and responsibilities for its members and board committees, recruitment procedures, Purchasing management, capital management and much more. This advice should be legally, practical and be carried by the develop... Read more
Deadline: 28 February 2017
SPARK is recruiting a qualified and experienced firm or independent associate consultants to make a final evaluation of the Cooperative Support Program (CSP) Implemented by SPARK – Rwanda.
Deadline: 13 February 2017
SPARK is seeking the services of consultant (s) to document the project’s achievements through case studies, photography and e- videos compiled into a series of web articles and /or CSP e-booklet to capitalize lessons.
The main objective of this assignment is to analyse, document, capitalize and share the knowledge gained in the Cooperative Support Programme in Rwanda... Read more
From: Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG)
Issuance Date: December 16,2016
Closing Date: September 30,2017
1.Overview of Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project
The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth (PSDAG) project is a 5-Year project funded by USAID Rwanda that started in August, 2014. The project is implemented by IRG, an Engility Company. The goal of PSDAG is to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by promoting private sector investments that contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR’s) Vision 2020 aim of “transforming agriculture into a market-oriented, competitive, and high-value sector.” PSDAG has two main objectives: 1) Assist the GOR to Increase Private Sector Investment; and 2) Facilitate Increased Private Sector Investment in Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains. The project’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy is based on a fa... Read more
The Value Chain Project is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to improve market engagement for market-oriented farmers, strengthen household resilience, and increase availability of agricultural services for farmers and businesses in select value chains, which are of strategic importance to both the Government of Rwanda and EKN. Working in select districts of Rwanda, the project will help rural smallholders move from subsistence farming to commercial farming and supply agricultural products for local, national, regional and international markets. The project will partner with national and multinational agro-food companies as drivers to increase productivity and to improve efficiency and sustainability of supported value chains. The project is anticipated to run between 4 and 5 years, with a total budget of about Euros... Read more
AgriProFocus Zambia is looking for an intern. The intern will assist with implementing AgriProfocus Zambia network activities. Specifically the intern will assist in updating and maintaining the AgriProfocus website and social media accounts, marketing, event organizing, and reporting.
The intern will be tasked to:
For the full job description, click here.
Deadline for application is January 18th.
Applicants should send their CVs and cover letters to email@example.com and should copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a bold, proactive go-getter, quick learner, open minded, focused, self-motivated team player? Are you willing to grow your career and grab available career growth opportunities based on key performance indicators in a fast growing African company?
The Hive Rwanda Ltd, a subsidiary of The Hive Group, is looking for a unique Individual to serve as its PROJECTS OFFICER to provide leadership and direction to its projects’ initiative in Rwanda! This unique individual should meet the following requirements, although ATTITUDE is everything!
« A beekeeping/agriculture/agribusiness related degree with a solid experience of working in Rwanda’s beekeeping/honey/agribusiness sector. Additional qualifications and experience in project management will be an added advantage.
« A solid experience as a salesperson handling individuals, organizations (public, private sector and NGOS) farmer cooperatives and groups etc.
« A solid experience in handling or takin... Read more
POSTING AND CLOSING DATES
Posting Date: 17 November 2016
Closing Date: 23 November 2016
To deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
2. Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
3. Support processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
4. Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documenta
Deadline: 07 October 2016
SPARK is looking for qualified and competent consultants to evaluate the pilot phase of an Agri BDS capacity building trajectory implemented jointly with RICEM (Rwanda Institute of Cooperative Entrepreneurship & Microfinance Management).
For more information, find the ToRs attached herewith
CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries.
CNFA is currently seeking applicants for different positions:
a) Value Chain and Marketing Specialist (Deadline for submission is September 30, 2016)
b) Water Harvesting and Management Expert (Deadline for submission is September 30, 2016)
c) Post... Read more
Smallholder platform at IFC/MAS is looking for consultant(s) to conduct the analysis of ICT solutions available on the market that would address the following core challenges for integrating smallholder farmers in value chain:
Supply chain data and traceability;
Extension, field staff training and management;
Supplier aggregation and benchmarking;
GIS and precision farming.
Ideally, we are looking for one person for the entire assignment however GIS part can be performed separately. We are primarily looking for candidates with the experience in working with smallholder farmers as well as ICT4D knowledge.
Whoever interested, please, send your CV to email@example.com before Oct 3rd, 9 am.
Detailed TOR will be provided to shortlisted candidates.
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deuscher Akademischer Austauschdienst -DAAD) offers scholarships in many disciplines related to sustainable development including agricultural and environmental sciences, land management and landscape ecology. Topic to study include: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Land management; Land degradation and restoration; Poverty reduction/Development. This programme targets students willing to pursue their master's or PhD degrees in Germany in the fields related to development studies and listed in the "List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines".
Application date:Depending on chosen study programme; Exception is Cameroon: July 31, 2016
Deadline: 30 July 2016
Help a Child (HaC) is a Christian international NGO specialized in community development with its headquarters in the Netherlands and operating in Rwanda since 2008. Founded in 1968, HaC’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of children through supportive communities. Main sources of income are child & family sponsorship, foundations and institutional donors. Main activities are early childhood development and education, vocational training, work and income, with special attention for the position of girls and women, and child’s rights. HaC’s strategy is to empower marginalized children, youth, parents and the broader community, and other stakeholders to grow out of poverty. This is also reflected in the anticipated changes:
A. Children are able to overcome barriers to participate successfully in life;
B. Parents are able to take care of themselves and... Read more
Seed Cooperative Alliance “SCA”
Communication in Cooperatives: Strengthening communication channels & networks in SCA Cooperatives
Scope of Work
Date: June 22, 2016
Subject: SCA - Land O’Lakes is seeking experienced individual consultant to design and facilitate workshops aimed at promoting discussion on communication and trust among members of its supported maize growers cooperatives
Assignment Title: Communication in Cooperatives: Strengthening communication channels & networks in SCA Cooperatives
Assignment Dates: August 2016
Level of effort: TBD: 8-12 days
Assignment location: Rwanda
Assignment Manager: Willy Nyirigira
Scope of Work
I. Project Overview
Land O’Lakes is currently in the third year of implementing a USAID funded program called the Seed Cooperative Alliance. The proje... Read more
Deadline: 14 July 2016
ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for Value Chain Analysis consultancy in the framework of the STARS program “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders” implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).
In Rwanda we have selected two specific value chains: rice and maize, clustered in 10 sub-value chains (according to their market channels and geographical area) as follows:
6 maize sub-value chains:
- Nyagatare - Gatsibo ( 2 cooperatives)
- Ngoma - Kirehe ( 2 cooperatives)
- Burera (1 coop)
- Muhanga-Ruhango (4 cooperatives)
- Nyanza-Huye (3 cooperatives)
- Karongi - Rutsiro : (3 cooperatives)
6 rice sub-value chains:
- Nyamasheke (2 cooperatives)
- Bugesera ( 3 coop... Read more
Deadline: 1st July 2016
The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods (“The Marketplace”) fosters innovation and drives investment in the production, marketing, and consumption of nutritious foods made from locally produced agricultural products. The Marketplace provides access to knowledge, networks, and technical and financial assistance to help businesses in poor countries use local agriculture to contribute to the fight against malnutrition.
“The Marketplace” will provide business planning, technical, and financial assistance to companies in
Rwanda that have innovative ideas for transforming Rwanda’s agricultural potential into nutritious foods
available to low-income consumers across the country.
For more information on eligibiliy requirements, CLICK HERE
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The Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab (LSIL) is based at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida and it works in partnership with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The LSIL is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a five-year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement Award No. AID-OAA-L-15-00003.
The aim of LSIL is to improve the nutrition, health and incomes of the poor by sustainably increasing livestock productivity and marketing and consumption of animal-source foods. This aim will be achieved using by introducing new location-appropriate technologies, by improving management practices, skills, knowledge, capacity and access to and quality of inputs across livestock value chains, and by supporting the development of a policy environment that fosters sustainable intensification and increased p... Read more
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CDP project is implemented by Land O'Lakes International Development and is designed to increase access to self-reliant cooperative enterprises that meet the needs of their members and contribute to improved quality of life for members.
The CDP project is testing the development hypothesis that dairy cooperatives which achieve and leverage economies of scale through horizontal and/or vertical integration increase their commercial viability and competitiveness, and provide greater socio-economic returns to farmer- members.
Among the activities in support of the cooperatives, is the implementation of innovative solutions that will spur higher levels of profitability that will stabilize or increase farmer prices and/or reduce cost of production at the farmer level thus increasing farmer income and... Read more