Economic Development Specialist At World Vision International Rwanda, Kigali-Rwanda - CLOSE: 21/07/2021
Posted July 8, 2021 at 00:24 by Tohoza INFO

Economic Development Specialist At World Vision International Rwanda, Kigali-Rwanda – CLOSE: 21/07/2021

Economic Development Specialist

World Vision International Rwanda


 Economic Development Specialist

 World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 29 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Economic Development SpecialistThe position will be based at Huye District–Ishema Cluster, reporting to the Economic Development Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The Economic Development Specialist is responsible for quality assurance in the implementation of World Vision economic development models through planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of economic development projects. He/she is in charge of building the capacity of implementing staff and partners on approved economic development models, harmonize implementation and monitoring tools for each approved model, and consolidating economic development projects monitoring information for the management use on time.

The major responsibilities include:


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End Results


  I. Economic Development Business Planning

  • Lead the Resilience and Livelihood teams in assessing community empowerment needs and developing appropriate plans in alignment with approved models.
  • Lead Resilience and Livelihood teams in preparing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) for big activities such as value chains, market assessments, terracing, or empowerment activities that have big targets in limited timeframes.
  •  Advise on financial linkage with MFI especially Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR) through working with loan officers, Market Facilitators and Sector Leads in the assessment of new financial needs, products and design appropriate concept notes and action plans.

Economic development plans and budgets are addressing community empowerment needs using approved models


  II. Capacity Building:

  • Ensuring that Resilience and Livelihood staff understand approved models and their implementation processes.
  • Building the capacity of implementation teams to design and/or use tools and resources that help them deliver quality services to beneficiaries and reports to relevant audiences.
  • Coordinate resilience and Livelihood teams in designing appropriate training modules for specific models’ participants (ToT, volunteers, and beneficiaries) and ensure that they are getting the right and harmonized messages through well-designed methodologies.

Economic development staff and volunteers understand and implement well WV economic development approaches and models


 III. Quality Assurance in Implementation

  •  Ensure harmonization of implementation of economic development models in clusters and grants through the use of relevant Design and Implementation Quality Assurance (DIQA) tools to keep plans, budgets, and implementation aligned with approved models.
  • Lead the development of training materials on relevant themes to economic development Core Project Model such as Empowered World View (EWV), Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI), etc.

Implementing teams are not deviating from approved Economic Development approved models.


  IV. Design Monitoring and Evaluation

  •  Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and clusters’ Design Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to conduct surveys and focus group discussions to monitor the impact of the programme and client satisfaction,
  •  Ensure that implementers feed monitoring systems such as (Horizon, Last Mile Mobile Solution (LMMS), and Management Information System (MIS)) with accurate monitoring data on time.

Well analyzed and summarized data to update the leadership on the progress of economic development projects.


V. Communication

  • Develop promotional materials, e.g. brochures, leaflets, and fliers to help various stakeholders understand World Vision’s Economic Development projects, approaches, and models.
  • Document lessons learned and better practices on Economic Development projects and support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.
  • Organize learning events to share best practices and lesson learned at the cluster and national level

Lesson learned impact and success stories are documented and shared along with the implementation

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Agribusiness, Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or any other related field.
  • Holding a master’s degree in the disciplines that are mentioned above is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in designing and implementation of economic development projects in Non-Government Organizations.
  • Must be familiar with economic development models e.g. Saving Groups, Local Value Chain Development (LVCD), Business Facilitation, (BF), Microfinance, Climate Start Agriculture (CSA), Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NSA), Farmer Managed Natural Resources (FMNR), Citizen Voice and Action (CVA), Cash/Food Programming, and CBDRM.
  • A good understanding of the Rwanda multi-sectoral approach to graduate people out of poverty.
  • Sound knowledge of the Rwanda Resilience and Livelihood programming context
  • Demonstrated ability to work in Resilience and Livelihood programs across Rwanda
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong capacity building skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Belief in World Vision’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

            Having a driving license, class A and B


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 21st July 2021; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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