External advert for Regional Enterprise Development and Innovation Coordinator – to be advertised until 16th July (5pm UK time)
Regional Enterprise Development and Innovation Coordinator
Location: Kigali (Rwanda)
Full-time (40hrs per week)
Send a Cow is a growing and dynamic international development charity providing training and ongoing support to smallholder farmers in six African countries. We give poor families and communities the hope and the means to secure their own futures from the land, in line with our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa.
We are looking for a passionate and experienced Regional Enterprise Development and Innovation Coordinator. The role reports to the Head of Thematic Support and Capacity Building.
The main purpose of the role is to help deliver SAC’s 10 year vision through enterprise development (including social enterprise) and encourage appropriate innovation. Specifically, the Regional Enterprise Development and Innovation Coordinator will develop and deliver SAC’s Enterprise Development strategic plan; ensure that SAC country teams and local delivery partners have the capacity, confidence and tools to design effective enterprise development programmes and support innovation in our programmes. The role also leads SAC Social Enterprise initiative. The role directly line manages the Enterprise Development Officer.
We are looking for someone with significant practical experience in Enterprise Development, market linkages and value chain development as part of integrated community development in Africa. You will also bring a strong understanding of social enterprise and social finance/impact investment. You will have experience driving innovation and use of modern technologies (such as mobile phones) to improve impact. You will demonstrate strong entrepreneurial and creative acumen, strong strategic and coordination skills and bring practical experience in building the capacities of country teams and local partner organisations.
We strongly encourage applications from women, people with a disability and people from other sections of society facing exclusion.
Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please go to our website Send a Cow | Regional Enterprise Development and Innovation… and complete our application form. CVs will not be accepted. Applications close at 5pm (UK time) on 16th July.
We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
APPLICANTS WILL NEED A PRIOR LEGAL RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN RWANDA