8 Job Positions at Initiative Pour la Promotion de la Famille et du Genre (IPFG): (Deadline 29 December 2023)

7 Job Positions of Field Officers at Initiative Pour la Promotion de la Famille et du Genre (IPFG): (Deadline 29 December 2023)

Terms of references for recruiting project staff in the Nyungwe Agroforestry project

1. Background

Initiative pour la Promotion de la Famille et du Genre (IPFG) is a women led organization established in 2002 and legally registered by the ministerial Order N0 17/11 of 31 January 2006 which was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda O.G N0 10 bis of 15 May 2006. It is based in Gasaka Sector-Nyamagabe District- Southern Province. IPFG has a vision is to aspire a democratic society where both women and men are aware of their problems, complement one another and actively participate in the actions of the entire development. The mission of IPFG is to promote and reinforce complementarity between man and woman as well as their participation in the actions which aim to achieve social and economic development based on fairness. To achieve this mission, IPFG focuses its interventions across 3 main areas: i) agricultural production chains, climate change adaptation and mitigations; ii) youth and women empowerment (economic and leadership); and iii) citizen participation.

2. Context

From January 2024, IPFG in partnership with Livelihoods funds is starting to implement “The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project”, a 20 years’ project aiming to make a positive impact on 13,000 hectares of farmland, involving 23,000 smallholder farmers across the eastern border of the Nyungwe National Park in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts. The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project wants to improve the resilience of the farmers through rehabilitation of ecosystem services and increasing their adaptation capacities to climate change. Specifically, the project will help implementing communities:

From January 2024, IPFG in partnership with Livelihoods funds is starting to implement “The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project”, a 20 years’ project aiming to make a positive impact on 13,000 hectares of farmland, involving 23,000 smallholder farmers across the eastern border of the Nyungwe National Park in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts. The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project wants to improve the resilience of the farmers through rehabilitation of ecosystem services and increasing their adaptation capacities to climate change. Specifically, the project will help implementing communities: To grow agroforestry trees for various advantage, promote and improve good agricultural practices (GAP), reduce soil erosion, avail forest products such as timber and fuelwood at farm level, to improve soil fertility; and to increase income opportunities within implementing communities.

In this regard, IPFG is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

2.1. Field officers (7)

Position Overview:

We are seeking dynamic and dedicated individuals to join our team as Field Officers. As a Field Officer, you will play a pivotal role in working directly with farmers, serving as the primary contact point to ensure the successful implementation of projects aimed at establishing long-term community resilience against climate change and enhancing farmers’ livelihoods. Operating on motorbikes, you will be at the forefront of community engagement, recruitment, and project execution.

Task and responsibilities

  • To recruit farmers and mobilize farmer groups:

Actively recruit farmers and mobilize them into cohesive groups in villages and foster community engagement and cultivate strong relationships with farmers.

  • Responsible for Training farmers:

Conduct comprehensive training sessions for farmers on agroforestry tree husbandry, sustainable agricultural practices and climate-resilient techniques and collaborate with tea agronomists to ensure farmers receive specialized training in tea cultivation.

  • Tree Distribution:

Oversee the distribution of trees to farmers, ensuring proper documentation and adherence to project guidelines and provide guidance on proper tree planting and maintenance techniques according to prescribe training

  • Implementation Oversight:

Collaborate with Lead farmers and individual farmers to ensure the effective implementation of project activities and conduct regular checks and verifications to ensure compliance with project objectives.

  • Data collection and Management:

Systematically fill and manage farmers’ data in the Management Information System (MIS) and ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data collected during project activities.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Implement a robust monitoring system to track project activities and assess their impact on the community and provide timely reports on project progress, challenges, and successes.

  • Community Coordination

Coordinate participatory approaches through Environmental and Water Committees, fostering community involvement in decision-making processes.

  • Reporting

Provide regular reports to supervisors (the Project Manager and the management team) on the implementation of project activities in due periods and formats.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in either agroforestry, forestry, development studies, Agriculture, natural resource management, horticulture or closely related fields.
  • At least 3 years hands-on field experience in implementing agroforestry or forestry projects with data gathering requirements
  • Excellent community mobilization skills and on field training experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work under pressure and within tight schedules to meet ambitious tree planting targets
  • Flexibility and willingness to work and stay for long period within rural areas around Nyungwe National Park (NNP), in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru districts
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Having a driving license, cat A
  1. Submission of documents

The interested candidates who fulfill the above requirements should submit/send their application documents which must include the following information:

  • Motivation letter of your interest in the above posts
  • Updated CV/resume
  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of Driving license where requested
  • Certificates or any other documents that proves your experience
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • Copy of academic documents

Successful candidates will be expected to comply with country labor law and various organizational policies. IPFG is committed to gender equality and suitably qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit above mentioned documents in English to the following email: ipfg.recr.proc@ipfg-rwanda.com (the email attachment should have the maximum size of 2 MB and should be a PDF file. Please quote the Job title in the subject. Candidates should submit their documents not later than the 29th December 2023, at 5.00 pm.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for exams

Done at Nyamagabe on 18/12/2023

UWIZEYE Therese

Chairperson and Legal Representative /IPFG

Accountant at Initiative Pour la Promotion de la Famille et du Genre (IPFG): (Deadline 29 December 2023)

Terms of references for recruiting project staff in the Nyungwe Agroforestry project

1. Background

Initiative pour la Promotion de la Famille et du Genre (IPFG) is a women led organization established in 2002 and legally registered by the ministerial Order N0 17/11 of 31 January 2006 which was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda O.G N0 10 bis of 15 May 2006. It is based in Gasaka Sector-Nyamagabe District- Southern Province. IPFG has a vision is to aspire a democratic society where both women and men are aware of their problems, complement one another and actively participate in the actions of the entire development. The mission of IPFG is to promote and reinforce complementarity between man and woman as well as their participation in the actions which aim to achieve social and economic development based on fairness. To achieve this mission, IPFG focuses its interventions across 3 main areas: i) agricultural production chains, climate change adaptation and mitigations; ii) youth and women empowerment (economic and leadership); and iii) citizen participation.

2. Context

From January 2024, IPFG in partnership with Livelihoods funds is starting to implement “The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project”, a 20 years’ project aiming to make a positive impact on 13,000 hectares of farmland, involving 23,000 smallholder farmers across the eastern border of the Nyungwe National Park in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts. The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project wants to improve the resilience of the farmers through rehabilitation of ecosystem services and increasing their adaptation capacities to climate change. Specifically, the project will help implementing communities:

From January 2024, IPFG in partnership with Livelihoods funds is starting to implement “The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project”, a 20 years’ project aiming to make a positive impact on 13,000 hectares of farmland, involving 23,000 smallholder farmers across the eastern border of the Nyungwe National Park in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts. The Nyungwe Agroforestry Project wants to improve the resilience of the farmers through rehabilitation of ecosystem services and increasing their adaptation capacities to climate change. Specifically, the project will help implementing communities: To grow agroforestry trees for various advantage, promote and improve good agricultural practices (GAP), reduce soil erosion, avail forest products such as timber and fuelwood at farm level, to improve soil fertility; and to increase income opportunities within implementing communities.

In this regard, IPFG is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

2.1. Accountant (1)

Task and responsibilities

  • To Prepare budget forecasts and manage all project accounting transactions
  • To track payments to internal and external stakeholders
  • To Ensure all transactions are in line with the project activities
  • To review supplier invoices for the project in charge and prepare the payments for the approved invoices
  • To prepare the project financial reports
  • To compile information for internal and external auditors, as required
  • To ensure all transactions are supported by adequate documentation, and approval and that documentation is filed and retained in a suitable way
  • To make sure project taxes return are adequately monitored and paid in due time (Declaration and payment of PAYE, WHT, RSSB)
  • To ensure project Assets inventory and register in project asset register and inventory documents
  • To Keep daily correctly the cash book and check if all signatories have affixed their signature on the documents authorizing the outflow of funds
  • To manage petty cash for project related transactions

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a closely related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in accountancy within an NGO
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, such as “sage 100” and “Manager Accounting Software”
  • Experience in communicating financial information to a non-financial audience
  • Strong accounting technical skills, including knowledge of International/national Financial Reporting Standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, specifically MS Excel and has ability to navigate within accounting systems and other databases
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  1. Submission of documents

The interested candidates who fulfill the above requirements should submit/send their application documents which must include the following information:

  • Motivation letter of your interest in the above posts
  • Updated CV/resume
  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of Driving license where requested
  • Certificates or any other documents that proves your experience
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • Copy of academic documents

Successful candidates will be expected to comply with country labor law and various organizational policies. IPFG is committed to gender equality and suitably qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit above mentioned documents in English to the following email: ipfg.recr.proc@ipfg-rwanda.com (the email attachment should have the maximum size of 2 MB and should be a PDF file. Please quote the Job title in the subject. Candidates should submit their documents not later than the 29th December 2023, at 5.00 pm.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for exams

Done at Nyamagabe on 18/12/2023

UWIZEYE Therese

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