The project aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other low income economic activities.
Provide overall management and leadership in working with equity investors, including Rwandan individuals and firms, and those based outside of Rwanda;
Oversee research initiatives and assessments to strengthen project understanding of the challenges and opportunities for equity investment in agribusiness in Rwanda;
Work with the Government of Rwanda to strengthen the policy and regulatory environment regarding equity investment, with a focus on agribusiness;
Work with other aspects of the project to identify investment-ready firms, and facilitate introductions between those firms and appropriate investors that lead to substantial investments;
Participate in project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications;
Participate in monitoring and evaluation as it relates to equity investment, ensuring that all equity investment targets are met.
Advanced degree in finance, business administration, economics, or other relevant field;
A minimum of 7 years of experience in equity investment, investment banking, finance, economic growth, or other related discipline;
Knowledge and understanding of both investors as well as small and medium-sized businesses in Rwanda;
Excellent project management, communication, writing, and computer skills;
Ability to negotiate, manage and build partnerships;
Knowledge and experience with the policy and regulatory environment as relates to equity investment in Rwanda;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
Previous experience working on USAID projects is a plus;