Technical Lead for USAID Orora Wihaze – Rwanda

Worldwide | Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 17 August 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 12 July 2018

Job Description

CNFA is seeking the services of a Technical Lead for a short- to medium-term assignment to support the development of a proposal in response to the RFP for the USAID Rwanda Orora Wihaze opportunity. The selected consultant will work closely with CNFA staff and will be responsible for providing technical input to CNFA’s proposal.

Tasks & Deliverables

  • Read the RFP for the Orora Wihaze Activity and review existing capture research on this opportunity.
  • Support the proposal team in the development of the strategic approach, including win themes, results framework, objectives, and activities.
  • Provide written technical input into the development of the proposal, including conducting research and working collaboratively with the Lead Writer and CNFA staff to develop the technical sections of the proposal.
  • Conduct a capture trip, as decided upon with the proposal team.
  • Identify and recommend potential local partners, organizations, and personnel that the proposal team should meet for gathering contextual information, discussing opportunities for collaboration, and obtaining buy-in to the CNFA proposal and bidding strategy.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in agricultural development, livestock productivity, market systems development, and nutrition required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and a minimum of 5 years providing technical oversight and leadership on development projects required, experience with USAID projects preferred.
  • Experience working in Rwanda preferred.
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with CNFA’s technical and geographic program areas preferred.

About the Organization

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages a portfolio of nearly $300 million in 18 countries. CNFA applies market-system approaches that engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholder farmers and agribusinesses. CNFA programs strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and associations (including women’s and youth groups) to support farmers and promote the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity and natural resource management. We improve business and management practices of farmers and agribusiness and increase their access to affordable financial services. We also facilitate strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets.

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