Project Coordinator at Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)

Title: Project Coordinator

Terms of Reference for Project Coordinator

Location: Kigali- Rwanda with frequent travels to implementing District

Reporting: The Project Coordinator will report to the Snr Programs Manager. 

Project name: MSME Financing Program


The Project Coordinator oversees all aspects of the “MSME Financing program” including planning, budgeting, funding, implementation, project organization, staffing, team leading, controlling, and reporting.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of MSME Financing Program in line with the targets and milestones. He/she will ensure that project activities are implemented within the policies and procedures of the organization, in consideration of AMIR’s mission, regarding Government policies, and comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards.

The project coordination will be done in project implementation Districts in the country.


Project Coordination

  • To plan, implement, organize, operate, and control AMIR program activities
  • To staff and supervise the program teams
  • To monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures
  • To ensure that the program operates within the approved budget
  • To identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action
  • To report about the program’s progress to the Executive Director and funders

MSME Financing Project Management

  • Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment and information
  • To break projects into doable actions and set timeframes
  • Liaise with clients to identify and define requirements, scope, and objectives
  • Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management
  • Make sure that clients’ needs are met as projects evolve
  • Help prepare budgets and coordinate budget reviews
  • Analyze risks and opportunities
  • Oversee project procurement management
  • Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants
  • Work with the Project team to eliminate blockers
  • Use tools to monitor working hours, plans and expenditures
  • Issue all appropriate legal paperwork (e.g. contracts and terms of agreement)
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests

Required Qualifications, Experiences, and Skills:

  • Hold a master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Agri-business, Business Management, and Project management, or other related field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience with non-governmental organizations, including the coordination of inter-organizational networks.
  • More than 5 years of work experience in planning, management, and implementation of agriculture and/or food security projects.
  • Proven experience in Strategy planning, project planning, and project management skills
  • Having experience in agriculture financing and working with smallholder farmers.
  • Experience in citizens’ engagement and participation is an added advantage
  • Fluent in English or French, and Kinyarwanda as well as written skills.
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentation
  • Professional knowledge about (micro-) finance and related market regulation
  • Professional skills in public relations
  • Professional skills in project and project portfolio management
  • Excellent network to key players in the finance and public sector
  • Excellent self-organization, punctuality and reliability

How to apply 

Interested and eligible applicants should submit the following documents to not later than 21st April 2024 at 5:00 pm.

Send the documents as one folder and in the subject line, fill in the position of Project Coordinator;

  • Motivation letter explaining your suitability for the position,
  • Curriculum vitae with 3 referee names, National ID.
  • A criminal record.
  • Copies of the Academic documents.

Only Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for the interview.

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