Project Accountant at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 6 August 2022)
The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.
To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.
- Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance, and customer services.
- Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
- Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.
BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates to fill the following position:
PROJECT ACCOUNTANT (1)
|Job Title: Project Accountant||Job Grade: JG6|
|Department/Unit: Finance and Accounting|
|Reports to: Project Coordinator of Enabel Grant Facility & Financial Controller of BRD|
|Duo Reports: Functionally to the Manager – Financial Control and Administratively to the Project Coordinator of Enabel Grant Facility||Indirect Reports: N/A|
|Contract terms: Project Accountant will be hired for a period of 17months. The Project Accountant is expected to work full-time based in Kigali, Rwanda.|
|Purpose of the Job|
|The Development Bank of Rwanda plc. (BRD) Grant Facility is a project funded by Enabel under the framework of RWA 19006-10021 Agriculture Program Prism signed between Enabel and BRD on 24th December 2021. The project’s envelop is € 2,000,000 in agricultural value chains: animal feed, pork and poultry. Besides, Enabel has also signed agreement with BRD on 24th December 2021 aiming at supporting construction Program under UEDi, Enabel Grant Facility with the project’s envelop of € 621,144(RWA 19011-10045). This second project will unlock the financial constraint of the actors processing the value chains of stones and clays.
The project was established to strategically facilitate the access to finance in those sectors by reducing the high interest rates (up to 21%) applied by some of the banks, and enable the actors active in the piggery, poultry, clays, stone, and animal feeds sectors to access cheaper working capital and investment loans enabling them to run their businesses successfully.
To alleviate access to finance activities under Enabel Prism, and Enabel UEDi program, BRD has been identified as the implementing agency to facilitate the disbursement of the grant facility to beneficiaries directly or through commercial banks, Microfinance as well as SACCOs to lower the cost of credit requested by the actors working in the five value chains mentioned above.
In addition, Enabel Grant Facility Project’s provides for technical assistance and capacity building funds for the project beneficiaries and participating financial institutions to improve the sectors efficiency through improvement of financial analysis, financial management, technical and business skills of the actors processing the value chains of pork, poultry, stone, clays, and animal feeds.
|Main Responsibilities of the Job|
|The Project Accountant will be under contract with BRD but financed by the Enabel Grant Facility Project funded by the Belgian Government. Under the supervision of the Enabel Grant Facility Management team and in accordance with the descriptive elements specified in the project formulation report, he/she will be based at Kigali at the BRD headquarter and is responsible for a variety of finance and accounting -related tasks including, but not limited to the ones listed below.
Main Responsibilities of the Job:
Banking & cheque and cash management
Financial activity reporting
Budgeting and financial planning
|Professional, academic qualifications and experience|
Interested candidate should apply online (https://www.brd.rw/careers/ ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.
Only online applications shall be considered.
Email only for inquiries (not application): firstname.lastname@example.org
Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital, and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.
Deadline for application: 6th August 2022
The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.
Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Done in Kigali, 21st July 2022