Thematic Lead – Rwanda
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.
Reporting to the Rwanda Country Manager, the post holder will be expected to lead the development of our contribution to the organizational thematic/change ambitions, ensuring national / contextual relevance, develop and nurture strategic relationships with external decision-makers in government, the private sector and donors/clients in support of our change ambitions and lead proposal development processes, ensuring that we deliver high quality proposals that bring out the best of our offer, meet donor/client requirements and cover costs.
The Thematic Lead will coordinate closely with other Thematic Leads in the Region and with finance and HR in both Kenya and Rwanda during proposal development. Equally, s/he will work with the business development team in the region, business leads in the UK and potentially in other countries.
An experienced professional, you will have proven experience of leading the development of high quality, competitive proposals and a strong understanding of the requirements of key donors, such as FCDO and USAID as well as corporate and foundation donors and a strong background in either energy or agriculture. At least ten years of relevant work experience in development work and/or managing business development coupled with high level analytical skills with the ability to interpret trends and identify potential implications for strategy is essential. Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning strategies and existing strong relationships and networks within the energy sector is desirable.
HOW TO APPLY
A detailed Job Profile can be accessed from the download section.
If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please forward the application letter and updated CV by email to: email@example.com with the title ‘Thematic Lead – Rwanda’ not later than 14th July 2021.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Rwanda.
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