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Position Details: Economic Development Coordinator

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Openings: 1


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


Representation and advocacy

  • 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

Technical 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

 Administrative responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of budgets related to direct implementation, and provide key information for technical proposal writing in areas of agriculture and savings groups.
  • Track use of resources (financial and materials ) and ensure that there is a high level of resource stewardship

 Church Empowerment

  • 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 most vulnerable. 

 Other Duties

  • 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.


Desired Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Experience providing technical support to Economic Development projects, showing mastery of EC methodologies in Agriculture, Microfinance or Savings and Credit Associations/groups.
  • Experience 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.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to the field

 Other professional Skills 

  • Able to model exemplary professional behaviors through own actions
  • Conscientious, well organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple complex tasks at once.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-starter, proactive, and a good communicator.
  • Planning, 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.



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