Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) Finance Specialist at Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)

Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) Finance Specialist

Terms of Reference Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) Finance Specialist

Title: Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) Finance Specialist

Location: Kigali- Rwanda with frequent travels to implementing Districts.

Reporting: The Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) Finance Specialist will report to Project Coordinator

Project name: “MSME Financing Program” Description:

The Role and Scope of Responsibilities

The Tourism and Hospitality Specialist will be Responsible for the day-to-day activities of the component of the project focusing on MSMEs in T&H sector. She /He will ensure support that catalyzes innovation, MFIs, and SACCOs’ growth, resilience, and dignified and fulfilling job creation within the Tourism and Hospitality Sector.

  • Providing technical guidance and assistance to the project in terms of strengthening the ecosystem for the MSMEs in Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) and adjacent sectors in line with the Facility’s objectives.

Plan, organize, and facilitate the design, development, and testing of financial products concerning T&H sector.

  • Facilitate development of new products/services, and spur diversification within the T&H MSMEs ecosystem. Key clusters of interest will include Arts and creative industry, events management, adventure, and religious tourism.
  • Support to develop detailed implementation plan and other planning documents, that will achieve fund utilization targets in T&H sector to ensure creation of dignified and fulfilling jobs for the youth.
  • Support to strengthen the capacity of MFIs and Business Development Services
  • Providers to innovate and better serve MSMEs in T&H sector.
  • Coordinate the project’s reviews, visits, and research as necessary to adaptively manage the performance of projects and achieve targeted outcomes and impact within the T&H component.
  • Contribute to the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and knowledge management materials.
  • Building relationships with key actors in the Tourism and Hospitality space
  • Ensuring that the project focuses on young women and young men and other disadvantaged youth (persons with disabilities, refugees, and youth in rural areas) is evident at each stage of the project.

Educational Qualifications, Experience, and Technical Skills

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in tourism, hospitality, or a related field applicable to this position.
  • Additional professional qualifications and relevant accreditations are an advantage. A minimum of 4 years of working experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, including experience supporting MSMEs. This may include experience in tourism industry development, MSME Business Development Support, tourism experiences and products development, project management within T&H sector development, etc.

Experience working and supporting MFIs

  • Exposure to product /service development within T&H industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the tourism industry in Rwanda, including the latest trends, best practices, and standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and prepare reports and presentations.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Attitude/ competences

  • Strong drive for results and a strong sense of engagement and responsibility
  • Strong drive for results and a strong sense of engagement and responsibility Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Of a dynamic nature and initiates and maintains positive relationships with others.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Learning and resourcefulness
  • Team-oriented, collaborative, flexible, and can adapt to a changing environment.

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 Tourism and Hospitality (T&H) Finance Specialist:

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

Only Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for the interview.

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