ACDI/VOCA Financial Services Lead Jobs in Rwanda

ACDI/VOCA Financial Services Lead Jobs in Rwanda


  • Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Financial Services Lead for an upcoming The Feed the Future Facilitate Investment Required for the Sustainable Export (FTF FIRST) funded by USAID in Rwanda.

  • The new FTF FIRST Activity will support the acceleration of Rwanda’s progress toward self-reliance through increased agricultural productivity, sales, and exports, facilitate inclusive and sustainable private sector-driven growth, and promote increased employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in Rwanda.

  • The Financial Services Lead will be responsible for the design and implementation of innovative interventions to promote and enhance inclusive financial services. S/He will work closely with project staff, government, civil society, private sector counterparts, and beneficiaries to successfully implement activities and achieve desired results. This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.


    • Form strategic partnerships with innovative financial service providers including, banks, microfinance institutions, and private sector investors, to expand the outreach of finance and investment opportunities to SMEs and anchor firms.

    • Lead and design innovative financial solutions to increase private sector investment, including but not limited to financial products, public-private partnerships, risk-sharing instruments, and blended finance and/or other investment vehicles.

    • Develop relationships with potential co-investors and industry partners; grow relationships into co-financing opportunities or additional capital to firms.

    • Work closely with the private sector engagement lead to link firms to appropriate financial services to increase private investment in the agriculture
    products export sector.

    • Support the increase of operational efficiency of financial institutions to offer tailored financial products to targeted SMEs and firms.

    • In collaboration with the private sector engagement lead, advise SMEs and firms on available and appropriate financial products and services.

    • Support and monitor pre-investment and post-investment technical assistance and monitor impact; identity, design, and recommend technical assistance to investees.

    • Lead or support technical design and strategy to build financial institution's ability to increase financial inclusion.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Finance, Economics, or Business Administration; MBA degree preferred.

    • Minimum of 6 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries, preferably in the area of access to finance, and trade and investment.

    • Min. three (3) years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs.

    • Highly entrepreneurial, collaborative, strong leader.

    • Ability to develop innovative and creative financing solutions to catalyze private capital.

    • Experience providing advisory, mentoring, and capacity building services to financial institutions or financial intermediaries. Experience working directly with financial institutions or private sector investors in Rwanda is a plus.

    • Expertise in working with financial institutions and creating and/or improving financial services and products for SMEs and disadvantaged segments of society.

    • Proven awareness and consideration of youth, and marginalized populations, including women and girls, in financial planning and programming.

    • Committed to increasing financing to un(der)served populations

    • Excellent communication skills for a wide audience of stakeholders.

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ACDI/VOCA Financial Services Lead Jobs in Rwanda

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