Food Security and Nutritional Expert, Technical Assistance to Agriculture Sector, Rwanda


General call for Food Security and nutritional experts, Technical Assistance to enhance the Government of Rwanda's capacities in the agriculture sector for the sustainable use of land and water resources, value creation and nutrition security

Outline of the Programme:

The general objective of this contract is “To support the government in implementing the agriculture sector strategy, and in particular its contribution to the national development targets by enhancing food and nutrition security, the sustainable and efficient use of land and water resources, the development of agricultural high-value chains and the strengthening of Public Financial Management (PFM) capacities in the agriculture sector.”

Project Location: Rwanda

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in food security, nutrition, agronomy or related fields. 10 years extra experience can be substituted in the case of a degree classified as non-relevant to this programme
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (fluent);
  • Strong facilitation, leadership and communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Good knowledge of standard software (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Proven skills at delivering methodological knowledge at different levels will be an important asset.

General Professional Experience:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in developing countries with increasing level of responsibilities (longer experience is considered an added advantage);
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa;

Specific Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing and co-ordinating food security, nutrition, land or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes in the field.
  • Experience in developing national nutrition programmes incorporating nutrition specific and sensitive actions in collaboration with Governments and other stakeholders
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience working in the agricultural sector in development context required.
  • Previous experience in the development of national policies relating to land, food security and WASH policies.
  • Proven experience developing and managing networks of local organisations from the public, private and other sectors
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Experience on EU-funded projects is an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate in K inyarwanda.

Closing date for applicants: 30th November

*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and subject to change once the ToR is made available. *

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DAI - interational development company
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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