Position Details: Economic Development Coordinator
The Economic Development Program Coordinator will bear overall coordination and technical support responsibilities related to Economic Development programming, specifically Agriculture for Life and Savings programs. He/she will ensure the field staff are properly and technically trained to implement savings and agriculture activities as per methodology and guidelines from technical units at World Relief HO, as well as GOR guidelines. This person will also support reporting to donors and other stakeholders
Reports to: Director of Program Impact and Quality
Status Category: Full Time
- Represent WRR in
technical working groups in matters related to economic development (Agriculture
and Savings )
- Support field staff to advocate for
agriculture and Savings programs
support to field staff
- Give technical
support for implementation of AFL and SFL programs at field level
- Organize and
conduct trainings on SFL and Agriculture for Life (AFL) methodologies for field staff
- Support in the
process of producing and adapting
tools related to ED
- Liaise with the
program Technical Units to advise on possible
integration of new interventions in AFL and SFL methodologies
- Ensures that ED
program targets and deliverables are on track to be achieved in identified deadlines
- Advise the
organization on government requirements and suggest how to adapt requirements
in implementation strategy
- Supervise and
monitor the overall development and growth of Farmer Field Life Schools (FFLS) and
saving groups in Church Empowerment Zones (CEZ), and provide needed technical guidance.
- Work with Field teams to produce regular,
accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the savings
and agriculture programs for WR and external stakeholders
- Facilitate the evaluation of program performance and impact
- Participate in
the development of budgets related to direct implementation, and provide key
information for technical proposal writing in areas of agriculture and savings
use of resources (financial and materials ) and ensure that there is a high
level of resource stewardship
- Work alongside
the CEZ coordinators to help integrate and scale the AFL and SFL programs into
other programs within the CEZ and ensure proper program phasing within CEZ DIGs
(Detailed Implementation Guides).
- Advise and get actively
involved with local churches to be engaged with agriculture and savings, which
can further the overall strategy of WR to empower local churches to serve the
- Uphold and
demonstrate the values of World Relief and a commitment to Christ.
- Participate in
staff spiritual development activities
- Assist with other
duties as assigned and agreed upon with the supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL TRAITS
- Degree or
equivalent in the field of agriculture, rural development, economic/community
development, or a related field.
- At least 2
years of working experience at community level in Agriculture or Agri- business
- 3+ years of
experience in program implementation with a local or international NGO.
providing technical support to Economic Development projects, showing mastery
of EC methodologies in Agriculture, Microfinance or Savings and Credit
working with a diverse set of stakeholders including local government, donors,
and people of different cultures.
- Experience in
working with integrated interventions
- Experience in
implementing community development projects with the local church.
to travel frequently to the field
- Able to model
exemplary professional behaviors through own actions
well organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple complex tasks
- Ability to work
with minimal supervision, self-starter, proactive, and a good communicator.
organizational, and report preparation skills.
- Fluency in speaking
and writing skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
French is beneficial but not required.
- Computer skills
in word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic communications.