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Imbabazi is dedicated to the continuation of the work and the preservation of the legacy of Rosamond Carr (1912-2006) by providing education, skills training and income generating opportunities to ...


Rural North West Rwanda, Rwanda

29 Jun 2013

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Executive Director

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic rural development professional to lead a small Rwandan NGO in a time of transformation. Imbabazi is striving to become a hub for rural innovation through programs of agriculture, tourism and education.

Rural North West Rwanda, Rwanda

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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The Executive Director position for IMBABAZI is an outstanding opportunity for a resourceful and self motivated leader to continue to shape the future and broaden the impact of IMBABAZI.

The focus of the role is to manage the organization through a period of transition from primarily an orphanage offering residential care to a local hub for rural innovation through programs of agriculture, tourism and education.  

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Imbabazi. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and management, the Executive Director will:

 Specific responsibilities:
  1. Work with the Board of Directors to develop the organizations long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and assure consistent and timely progress is made in its implementation.
  2. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  3. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with Rwandan regulations.
  4. Maintain a working knowledge of Rwanda’s national development priorities.

In communications, the Executive Director will:
  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team is in place to meet the emerging strategic changes 
  4. Maintain a convivial and respectful climate of work which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of people committed to the Imbabazi mission.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
  1. Be responsible for maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
Qualifications and skills required
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 2 years experience in rural development and be willing to make a medium term commitment to being in Rwanda.

Core competencies include demonstrated leadership abilities, strong management skills, organization and analytical skills, flexibility and a natural communicator.

Preferable competencies: knowledge of tropical agriculture, small business experience and/or financial/accounting skills.

Core values:
high level of motivation and integrity.
A bachelor’s degree, English language fluency and a willingness to work in a remote environment is required.

Job type: Fulltime/open
Starting date: 1st September 2013 approx.
Salary range: stipend $2000 per month, accommodation, food, local and international transport to place of work
Deadline: Position open until filled

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