Field Officers at BENISHYAKA (A Non-Organization)


BENISHYAKA is Non -Governmental Organization established in July 1995 and from this time, we have successfully implemented numerous development programs and projects in areas of sustainable agriculture, climate change, gender equity and equality, health, education and nutrition. The NGO is rolling out a five-year strategic plan focusing the aforementioned development programs and has equally put in place solid management policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness way of managing its resources including financial and human resources.

Our vision: “A cohesive Rwandan society with empowered vulnerable groups gainfully accessing equal rights, livelihood opportunities and participating in national development”

Our Mission: “A leading community development organization, actively empowering and transforming the livelihoods of vulnerable communities to access knowledge, skills and capital for sustainable development”.

BENISHYAKA in partnership with CARE International -Rwanda and our Umbrella organization Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe(PFTH), are implementing a five-year project named Gender Equality And Resilience (GEAR) Project in Districts of Kayonza and Gatsibo in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. The GEAR project contributes to reducing drivers of risk and vulnerability, in particular gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV). Whilst it is not a stand-alone GBV prevention or response intervention, GEAR includes GBV and sexual and reproductive health issues in the gender and social norms content. Whilst it is not directly a climate adaptation or climate-resilience activity, climate smart thinking is mainstreamed throughout resilient and green livelihoods content.

In view of the above-mentioned project, BENISHYAKA seeks to recruit competent and qualified Two(2) field officers:

  1. Position: Field Officers (2).

Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Field Officer will oversee all project interventions in the assigned district.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mobilize communities and households to positively shift critical gender norms and advancing gender equality to achieve project outcomes.
  • Ensure day-to-day supervision and proximity coaching of the project beneficiaries.
  • Participate in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the project activities;
  • Participate in workshops, meetings of exchanges, training organized by BENISHYAKA, Care -Rwanda and Pro-Femme/ Twese Hamwe.
  • Facilitate the establishment and operationalization of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) groups and Voluntary Savings and Lending Groups (VSLA).
  • In collaboration with trained facilitators, co-facilitate the day-to-day coaching of the FFS groups and Voluntary Savings and Lending Association (VSLA);
  • Contribute to the development of training modules and tools related to the management of the project;
  • Coordinate the roll-out of the finance, business planning, property laws trainings by the Trainers of Trainees;
  • Sensitize and promote saving culture among the community members to contribute to payments of household needs including prioritization for income generating activities, health and nutrition;
  • Conduct baseline data collection and post-training assessment in the project area.
  • Facilitate coaching and training for target groups on the development of small income-generating projects, planning, accounting and financial management, property law, gender equality promotion and equity.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with different stakeholders in gender equality and women’s empowerment, social movements/networks.
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that include deliverables updates.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.


At least a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, Development Studies, agriculture, Gender Studies, Community Development, Social Sciences, or other related fields.

  • Having at least 2 years of experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Having the ability to collaborate with local government officials on agriculture project implementation
  • At least 2 years’ progressive experience in field supervision and projects management specifically in Gender Equality and women empowerment related programs;
  • Experience in community mobilization and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent knowledge on gender equality and women empowerment
  • Effective collaboration; willingness to innovate and ability to think systematically;
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining the quality of deliverables within deadlines;
  • Capable to work under pressure and ability to work under tight schedules and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with a good command of English and Kinyarwanda, Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
  • Having knowledge of mobile-based data collection tools like ODK, Kobo toolbox.
  • Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Having driving license Category A is an added value

Application Procedures 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications files enclosing in Cover Application letter, CVs and academic papers addressed to Executive Secretary at BENISHYAKA office KG 206 House number 131 Gasabo District Kimironko Sector not later than 4th June 2024. Benishyaka is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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