TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF AN AGRONOMIST

YWCA Rwanda in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is implementing the USAID-funded Gikuriro program in Ngoma District. Gikuriro Program is a 5 year USAID-funded program aiming at eliminating malnutrition and stunting through the promotion food security and nutrition and WASH. Gikuriro program works closely with decentralized Government of Rwanda (GoR) systems and structures.
It is in this framework that YWCA Rwanda would like to recruit a qualified and passionate agronomist for agriculture component of Gikuriro Program in Ngoma district.
Agronomist (1)
Required qualifications and skills
• A Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture ;crop production , and others related fields
• At least 4 years of experience in Farmer Field Schools (FFS) approach, Bio-intensive agricultural techniques and kitchen gardens;
• Knowledge and experience on Community based Food security and nutrition program (CBF&NP) and its implementation at the grassroots level;
• Experience with saving groups at the grassroots level;
• Excellent communication skills with a good command of English and Kinyarwanda, knowledge of French is an added advantage;
• Use of Microsoft word, excel and Power Point;
• Experience working with USAID funded programs is an added advantage
• Capable to work under pressure.
• Having a driving license will be an asset
Main Responsibilities
• Creation and monitoring of Famer Field and Learning Schools (FFLS) in all villages of Ngoma district;
• Planning all agriculture related activities and ensure timely delivery;
• Collection of data for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;
• To build capacity of local leaders and stakeholders on FFLS methodology
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including soft copies of signed motivation letter, degree, certificates and CVs at info@ywcaofrwanda.org with a copy to ywcarwa@yahoo.fr and indicate in the subject line: Application for Gikuriro program agronomist in Ngoma district.
Deadline: 29st August, 2017

Signed by:
KALIGIRWA Ernestine
President and Legal Representative
YWCA Rwanda