RWANDA : Agriculture Policy Advisor

Détail de la mission

CA 17 International is looking for an Agriculture Policy Advisor for an EU Project on “Policy implementation in the areas of agriculture and climate action in the framework of the Sector Reform Contract “Transformational Climate-Smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda””. The Agriculture Policy Advisor will be embedded at MINAGRI. He will report to the ministry senior management and will be involved in collaboration with all the different bodies in the implementation of the overall Kigali Wholesale Project.

He will provide regular policy analysis in the areas of agriculture and climate action in agriculture, as well as in the areas of climate-smart agriculture and regenerative agriculture. He will supervise thematic studies from short-term experts.

The specific objectives of this project are to:
- Support the sector policies design, implementation, monitoring and coordination in the areas of agriculture and climate action in agriculture;
- Contribute to effective implementation of the sector reform contract.
The outputs expected include:
- Improved institutional capacities of MINAGRI, MOE and related implementing agencies in policy analysis, designing, effective implementation and monitoring; strategic resources mobilisation and legislative development, following a gender sensitive approach;
- Effective implementation of Rwandan monitoring, reporting and verification mechanisms in the context of UNFCCC and Paris Agreement, in particular in the area of climate adaptation in agriculture, following a gender-sensitive approach;
- Enhanced coordination at sector level in the areas of climate action in agriculture;
- Enhanced outreach of research findings and innovative experiences in Rwanda in the area of climate action in agriculture;
- Enhanced quality and inclusiveness of policy dialogue between the EU Delegation and Government of Rwanda in the framework of the sector reform contract “Transformational climate-smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda”;
- Enhanced public service delivery and public accountability in the areas of agriculture and climate adaptation in agriculture in Rwanda.
In this context, the Agriculture Policy Advisor’s profile should meet the following requirements:
• Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture economics, Agriculture engineering or equivalent professional experience of at least 10 years;
• Proven knowledge of policy analysis and communication tools (briefings, concept-notes, study analysis, etc) in the area of agriculture and climate action in agriculture. Ability to analyse information, evidence-based and to translate into policy recommendation.
• Proven knowledge in agri-food systems, value-chains and nutrition;
• Excellent English communication skills both orally and in writing; at least C-1 level proficiency in English;
• Good communication and networking skills;
• At least B-2 level proficiency in French
• Knowledge of the Rwandan Government structure, current agricultural policy (PSTA4) and trading position;
• Knowledge in Kinyarwanda.


General professional experience:

A minimum of 6 years of experience is required.
• At least 4 years of working experience as an advisor to a Ministry; National agency or a public institution;
• At least 2 years of experience in a research program in agriculture or relative to climate action in agriculture;
• Experience (s) with agriculture sector budget support programs;
• Experiences in African countries.

Specific professional experience
• At least 2 professional working experiences embedded in technical ministries or national implementing agencies;
• Working experience in consolidating collaboration and dialogue between technical ministries;
• At least 2 years of working experience analysing or supporting agriculture value-chains;
• Working experience in access to markets specifically through wholesale markets;
• Experiences in the fields of innovation, conservation agriculture, food safety and/or aquaculture.
• Professional working experiences in gender mainstreaming and gender sensitive actions in the areas of climate action and agriculture including proven experiences in gender action plans;
• Development of best practices sharing with others countries;
• Experience in coordinating donors and partners in the agriculture sector.

Deadline for submission: 30th November 2022

Informations clés

  • Pays / Région

    Rwanda

  • Durée

    48 months / 880 working days

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