Credit Risk Manager - UNGUKA Bank Ltd


RECRUITMENT NOTICE
UNGUKA BANK Ltd, BP 6417 KIGALI, Code: 100500249 having its registered office in Kigali, Nyarugenge District, DORONA HOUSE; would like to recruitcompetent and qualified staff for Credit Risk ManagerPosition
Under the administrative supervision of the Head of Credit Department, the Credit Risk Manageris responsible for the following duties:
    Analyze credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money;
    Ensure compliance on policy and procedures;
    Monitor of credit risk in all branches;
    Propose adjustment of policies and procedures;
    Prepare reports that include the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money;
    Evaluate customer records and recommend payment plans based on earnings, savings data, payment history, and purchase activity;
    Confer with credit association and other business representatives to exchange credit information;
    Complete loan applications, including credit analyses and summaries of loan requests, and submit to loan committees for approval;
    Generate financial ratios, using computer programs, to evaluate customers' financial status;
    Review individual or commercial customer files to identify and select delinquent accounts for collection;
    Compare liquidity, profitability, and credit histories of establishments being evaluated with those of similar establishments in the same industries and geographic locations;
    Consult with customers to resolve complaints and verify financial and credit transactions
    Provide leadership to the team under his/her supervision ;
    Provide coaching and training to the branch in loan analysis
    Ensure TAT is respected both at  branch and Head Officer level in credit process ;
    Any other duties related to credit risk management that can be assigned.
Qualifications and other requirements
The candidates must:
    Be  of Rwandan Nationality;
    Have  at least a university degree Economics, Management,  Finance  and Banking ;
    Proven experience of at least 2years in credit risk management ;
    Fluent in English ;
    Team player;
    Have organizational skills ;
    Demonstrate a high level of integrity;
    Be immediately available to start work.
Application
Interested applicants should send to recruitment@ungukabank.com an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae, not later than 30thSeptember, 2016 at 4:00 pm.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to pass the selection test.
Done at Kigali, September 14td, 2016
James ASIBA
Acting Chief Executive Officer

PU Accountant


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN PLAN INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International has been working in Rwanda since 2007 with a major focus on four country programs:  Right to Access Quality and Inclusive Education, Right to Early Childhood Care and Development through United Communities, Right to Youth Economic Security through Active Citizenship and Right to Protection. Plan currently operates in Gatsibo, Kayonza, Rwamagana, Bugesera and Nyaruguru. Plan International Rwanda has entered into partnership with UNHCR and other partners to implement Sexual & Gender Based Violence Responses and Child protection in all Refugees Camps across the country.
"Plan International, Rwanda is deeply committed to realizing children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and National Integrated Child Rights Policy– including their rights to protection and freedom from abuse and exploitation. We therefore have an unequivocal child protection policy and zero tolerance to any form of child abuse and exploitation. All who work for us, represent us and visit with us, are expected to abide by our child protection policy and related procedures during their engagement with us. Help us maintain a child safe environment".
To facilitate the implementation of its activities, Plan International Rwanda is inviting applicants fromsuitably qualified locally based Internationals and/or Rwandan nationals with international experience to fill the following vacant position:
Position: PU Accountant (2 positions)   
Grade: Level D1
Type of appointment: Full time contract  
Duty Station: Bugesera Program Unit; Nyaruguru Program Unit
Deadline for applications: 3rd October 2016
Job summary:
The Program Unit (PU) Accountant will be responsible for all Program Unit’s financial planning, management, controlling and timely reporting. The job holder is expected to be accountable for all financial matters at PU while ensuring dissemination of financial information to, orientation of and adherence to financial policies and procedures by all staff at the PU.
Dimensions of Role:
Based at Bugesera/Nyaruguru Program Unit; the post holder will report to the Country Finance Manager of Plan International Rwanda with dotted line supervision of the Program Unit Manager. He/she plays Finance advocacy role in the PU Management team and is responsible for PU cash and budget management, Financial reporting as well as Internal Financial Controls enhancement.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success
  • Ensure thorough review of all purchase requisitions at PU for reasonableness and accuracy in adherence to budget as per approved projects, WBSs and projects budget v/s actual in SAP
  • Ensure review for correctness, reasonableness and accuracy for all Contracts, Collaborative Agreements and Memorandums that are raised at PU level to ensure Plan is safeguarded from any risk.
  • Reviews all Local Purchase Orders (LPO), payment requisitions.
  • Reviews system generated cash disbursement or payment vouchers to ensure the completeness of payment batch by account codes, budget and all attachments
  • Signs on system generated document (vouchers or journals) as VOID and voids transactions in the SAP.
  • Performs posting of all invoices, payment vouchers and Journals in the SAP immediately after approval of payment request.
  • Reviews all travel advance forms for acknowledgement of clearance of previous advance and reviews all liquidation reports ensuring correct attachment is done and appropriate justifications are made.
  • Approves all petty cash vouchers and ensures petty cash replenishment is done timely as per Plan International Rwanda’s petty cash policy.
  • Initiates all PU Bank reconciliations and other printed monthly financial statements on a monthly basis and ensures timely preparation and submission of such to Country Accountant for review and Country Finance Manager for approval 3 days immediately after period end.
  • Reviews department heads cash forecast for the next month prior to sending to CO for consolidation.
  • Responsible for budget modification for PU Admin/operations PO s and also performs technical reviews (finance) for all other PO s raised at PU.
  • Prepare and distribute the relevant monthly grant financial reports to CMT, Grants Point persons and all others concerned.
  • Ensure timely PU Budget Monitoring.
  • Ensure communication of NRGRANT postings on a monthly basis and giving support to ensure correction and minimization of such errors.
  • Reviews the Monthly Indicative Grants Funding and ensures it is in line with details of grants implemented in the PU.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned to him by PUM or CFM.
Dealing with Problems:
Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
The PU Accountant must have a thorough knowledge of the organization’s systems, processes and procedures and can develop new procedures to meet specialized needs.
The PU Accountant deals with problems related to fraud fighting, accuracy and certainty   of financial statements, cost savings, etc. He/she provides appropriate financial capabilities to ensure the PU meet their accountability for financial operations and also provides financial information and analysis that supports the PU to meet agreed objectives. 
Communications and Working Relationships:
Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
The post holder will be required to extend relations with the Country Finance team, PU managerial team as well as external stakeholders and functional networks.  He/she will be required to communicate in a style that inspires confidence and professionalism and builds credibility with line management. Be flexible and committed to customer service, strong team working skill and external relations. 
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Gained through education, training, & experience
Educational Qualification and Experience
  • University degree in Accounting or Equivalent
  • At least 4 years working experience in a computerized accounts office
  • Experience in Finance & accounting is an advantage
  • Good budgetary and financial skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and spreadsheets
Skills Specific to the Post
  • Strong management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills, appropriate to the audience
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages
Level of Contact with Children:
Low contact:     No contact or very low frequency of interaction
HOW TO APPLY
  • Please do apply online by filling the form on this Link
Your application should include (in one file document):
  • A covering letter (ii) A comprehensive CV (iii) Details of 3 referees, one of whom should be your current Employer.
  • Deadline for applications is Monday 3rd October 2016 @ 5pm.
Please note that applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after the closing date will be rejected. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. All application materials will not be returned.
PLAN IS COMMITTED TO AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM ANY KIND OF CHILD ABUSE.

Value Chain Agribusiness Specialist


SCOPE OF WORK
Position Title : Value Chain Agribusiness Specialist
Estimated LOE : 1 year
Estimated Dates of Service   : October 2016
Location of Service   : Kigali with travel to the field
Background
Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) is a five-year feed the Future project funded by USAID and implemented by ENGILITY Corporation/IRG. The project was created in line with Government of Rwanda (GoR) targets and aims to develop a strategic partnership between the Rwandan public and private sectors to improve the conditions for investment mobilization and to create more economic opportunity for smallholder farmers through increased value chain market integration.  The project’s principle objectives include:
  • Objective 1: Assisting the Government of Rwandan (GoR) to attract and increase Private Sector Investment; and
  • Objective 2: Facilitating increased private Sector Investment by Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains.
As a market facilitation project, PSDAG aims to improve the functioning of a system and to catalyze systemic change without taking a direct role in the system. PSDAG identifiesbuyers, suppliers and other stakeholders relevant to a market opportunity and develops partnerships with these stakeholders. Under its Annual Program Statement (APS) PSDAG solicits a wide range of partnerships with the private sector, with a focus on four core value chains: horticulture, maize, beans and Irish potato. PSDAG leverages its Value Chain Competitiveness Grant Fund to demonstrate value-enhancing innovations and reduce risk for its partners and also provides technical assistance under other types of partnerships outside of this grants fund. In this way, the project will ensure that project funds are used to increase private sector investment in inclusive agriculture that improves incomes of small holder farmers by linking them to tangible, quantifiable business opportunism. The PSDAG value chain Specialist willassist the project technical staff with the selection of partners, evaluation and implementation of the partnerships and reporting.
  • as a member of the PSDAG Objective 2 technical team:
  • Creating and disseminating Requests for Applications, Requests for Expressions of Interests, and Requests for Proposals as required;
  • Executing VCCF applicant conferences;
  • Conducting pre-award surveys and initial environmental evaluations as required;
  • Providing technical management and follow up of all aspects of assigned partnership portfolio;
  • Updating associated partnership and grant trackers;
  • Providing monthly technical progress reports to inform PSDAG performance reporting;
  • Identifying success/impact stories for reporting and documentation;
  • Contributing to the creation of the PSDAG annual work plan and Annual Program Statement with new ideas for activities and partnerships.
  • Other tasksassigned by the Chief of Party, Sr. Value Chain Specialist or Sr. Technical Advisor.
  • Work Hours: This is a full-time position for a five day workweek. Additional hours are occasionally required. Work generally occurs Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  
  • Assistants will based at PSDAG headquarters in Kigali, with frequent travel to the field as required. All travel costs will be covered by the PSDAG project.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, Business Administration or a related field, supplemented by one year of experience performing related duties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Must be a team player with outstanding interpersonal skills, organizational skills, research skills, management skills, and knowledge of the grant process.
  • Must be able to work well with employees at all levels of the organization and possess the ability to handle all situations with tact, diplomacy and a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, Email, and Internet is required.
  • Prior experience working with USAID projects and/or grant funds preferred.
  • The Value Chain Specialist will report to the Objective 2 Team Lead, Senior Value Chain Specialist.
Application Procedure
Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications supported by a cover letter and detailed CVs to: psdagrecruitment@psdag.organd indicate on the subject line: “Application; Value Chain Specialist”not later than Friday October 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm Kigali time. Hard copies will not be accepted.
Note: Women and Persons with Disability are strongly encouraged to apply

Deputy Chief of Party


Position title: Deputy Chief of Party
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Background
The Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) project is a five-year (August 2014- August 2019) USAID-funded initiative implemented by International Resources Group (IRG), an Engility Company, with the aim of increasing smallholder incomes by promoting private sector investment. PSDAG has two primary complementary objectives are: (1) To assist the Government of Rwandan (GoR) to increase private sector investment, and (2) To facilitate increased private sector investment by upgrading agricultural value chains.
Mission
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) works under the supervision of the Chief of Party(COP) and is in charge of managing the implementation of PSDAG Component 2 Activities related to facilitating private sector investment in agriculture in Rwanda and overseeing the grants team in charge of the $5 million Value Chain Competitiveness Fund (VCCF), a key tool for leveraging investment and supporting project partners under both Component 1 and Component 2.The DCOP is responsible for technical leadership of PSDAG’s portfolio of private sector partnerships, ensuring that PSDAG is providing quality technical assistance to, and effective co-investment in, partners who are investing in catalytic agricultural value chain upgrades. The DCOP is also responsible for ensuring that the project is increasing access to financial services for producers and agribusinesses to ensure that PDSAG’s investments are leveraging private sector resources and are sustainable and scalable in the long term.
The DCOP is not directly responsible for overseeing Component 1, Assisting the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to Increase Private Sector Investment; however, the DCOP will provide technical support under Component 1 activities related to investment support for private sector companies who are relevant to the GoR Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or Privatization efforts, and activities related to building the capacity of private sector associations who may be eligible for support under the VCCF.
The DCOP will also assist the COP in supervising the finance and administration of the project, acting as COP during the COP’s absence from the country. They will support IRG in managing subcontracts work under Component 2. In this regard, the DCOP must be familiar with USAID rules and regulations as they relate to contract implementation, recruitment, and procurement and sub awards.
Key duties and responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership of PSDAG’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy; advise COP and lead the development of activities that facilitate investment in private sector investment in agriculture.
  • Oversee Component 2 activities related to facilitating private sector investment in agriculture; supervise the Sr. Value Chain Specialist (Component 2 Team Lead); review reports, assessments and training materials to ensure timely delivery and quality control; travel to the field to meet with project partners for due diligence, monitoring of VCCF activities and PSDAG communications and learning.
  • Oversee implementation of the VCCF and supervise the Grants Manager; ensure that grants processes from competition to grant completion are implemented efficiently and in compliance with USAID rules and regulations and approved PSDAG grants manual; review Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Annual Program Statement (APS).
  • Provide technical support to Component 1, collaborating with the COP and Component 1 Team Lead on GoR PPPs and Privatization activities; assist with the design of grant programs that leverage VCCF funds to support Component 1 partners.
  • Review Scopes of Work for consultants and Request for Proposals for subcontracts.
  • Ensure that information on Component 2 technical activities and results are provided to the Communications Team in the required format and on a timely basis in order to promote project visibility though success stories, press releases, social media, USAID site visits and videos.
  • Promote a collaborative work environment and team spirit; oversee communications between technical teams and the grants team and provide direction on clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide training and ongoing coaching to project staff to build capacity and ensure staff has the tools and resources they require to complete their job effectively.
  • Facilitate effective orientation of new technical staff on the work plan, operations and IRG policies.
  • Complete any other duties/activities as directed by the COP in line with the Project’s objectives and the Employee’s abilities.
  • Provide interim leadership as Acting COP when the COP is outside Rwanda.
Supervision
The Deputy Chief of Party works under the supervision of the Chief of Party. 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics, food science or related field of study is required.
  • Ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted international Agriculture and Agribusiness development programs, preferably in East Africa, is highly desirable.
  • Ten (10) years or more of progressive engagement with host governments on private sector development in agriculture related value chain development, enabling environment issues, institutional and policy reforms, and private sector development is desirable.
  • Substantial management experience and knowledge of project management work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff; and working in a multi-cultural environment is desirable.
  • Experience of working with wide range of key agriculture sector stakeholders including government entities and the donor community, as well as civil society(farmers organizations and cooperatives, NGOs, CBOs, etc.) and the private sector is desirable.
  • Oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French, as well as in depth knowledge of the local operating environment in Rwanda, is desirable.
  • Prior experience working with Grants and Procurement USAID Rules and Regulations is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit CVs and motivation letters electronically to the following email address:psdagrecruitment@psdag.org, indicating in subject line the position for which the candidate applies, not later than Friday September 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm Kigali time. Hard copies will not be accepted. 

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