Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
Banyan Global is a small, women-owned development consulting firm, founded on the principle that integrating expertise and experience from the development community and private sector will achieve a broad and lasting impact. Through market-driven, business approaches, Banyan Global works with the private sector, civil society, and government to improve livelihoods, build markets, and promote efficient resource allocation in developing and transitional economies. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within four practice areas: health sector development, microfinance, enterprise development, and financial sector development. Gender is a cross-cutting area of expertise. Banyan Global brings together a unique team of professionals with experience in international development and the private sector. Banyan Global provides advisory, policy, and regulatory services; program management; technical assistance and training; and research and evaluation.
Banyan Global also provides niche expertise in gender and post-conflict. Banyan Global's clients include leading bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, regional development banks, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, business, and industry. Banyan Global holds a significant portfolio of subcontracts for USAID-funded work and has worked in more than 38 countries, serving clients in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Banyan Global, an international development consulting firm with extensive experience managing successful economic development projects on the African continent and around the world, is recruiting a Business Development Support Director for an anticipated USAID-funded economic strengthening project in Rwanda. The project aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other low income economic activities. Responsibilities
Provide overall management and leadership in providing technical assistance to business development services (BDS) providers, banks, and other organizations working with small and medium enterprises.
Lead the identification and cultivation of effective BDS providers, including traditional and non-traditional entities that are positioned to support emerging enterprises.
Assist BDS providers with the development of programs and policies for supporting emerging enterprises, including training, coaching, and other forms of assistance.
Develop and implement effective approaches to BDS staff training and capacity building.
Participate in project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation as it relates to business development support, ensuring that all targets are met.
Advanced degree in business administration, finance, economics, or other relevant field
A minimum of 7 years of experience in business consulting, enterprise development, economic growth, banking and finance, or other related discipline
Knowledge and understanding of the business needs of small and medium-sized businesses in Rwanda
Familiarity with constraints and opportunities related to rural enterprises and livelihoods
Excellent project management, communication, writing and computer skills
Ability to negotiate, manage and build partnerships
Knowledge and experience with the policy and regulatory environment as relates to small and medium-sized businesses in Rwanda
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Previous experience working on USAID projects is a plus
Fluency in written and spoken English required
Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply to the position through our website, https://banyanglobal.com/careers/, and include a cover letter and résumé in your submission. Please no phone calls.