Call for Experts – Climate-smart and inclusive agriculture

  • Contract
  • Kigali Rwanda
  • Closing date: 15 May 2022


The opportunity
Palladium is seeking Agriculture and Climate-Change Adaptation Experts for a coming opportunity in Rwanda.

The Experts will provide Technical Assistance in support and support a programme that will aim to consolidate the transition, to socially and environmentally inclusive agri-food systems, including the improvement of inclusive agriculture value chains targeting local, regional and international markets. In line with Rwanda’s economic development, emissions profile and climate vulnerability, climate adaptation measures in the agricultural sector will be promoted, whilst enhancing climate and biodiversity benefits.

The programme will focus on three main strands:
• Agricultural transformation
• Climate adaptation
• Food value chains development

This technical assistance contract will form an integral part of the aforementioned programme. Under this project, technical assistance will support MINECOFIN, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Ministry of Environment and related agencies in the policy design, monitoring, implementation and coordination, in the areas of agriculture and climate adaptation. This technical assistance will contribute to reinforcing capacities (particularly as regards PFM, NDC implementation and reporting capacities, gender mainstreaming) at both local and central levels. The TA will also support the operationalisation process and management of the Kigali Wholesale Market.

Essential competencies Required: • A strong qualification in agriculture, natural sciences, climate sciences, economics, or other specialisation relevant to the assignment.
• Extensive professional experience providing Technical Assistance and capacity building in support of agriculture or climate policy design, monitoring and implementation.
• Proven technical expertise in supporting design, monitoring, implementation and coordination of agriculture or climate sector policies.
• Extensive project-based experience in supporting agriculture and/or climate policy dialogue, ideally in the framework of EU technical assistance.
• Hands-on experience supporting Implementing Partners with the management of EU Budget Support programmes in the agriculture or climate sector.
• Proven project/programme leadership skills, demonstrated in the scope of Team Leadership experience on long-term international donor-funded technical assistance projects (ideally EU funded).
• Excellent written and oral communication in English

Desirable competencies: • Working knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda
• Experience with agriculture sector PFM.
• Relevant experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Relevant experience in sub-Saharan Africa.

How to apply

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