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Horticulture Production Specialist

About CNFA:
CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries.
Brief Project Overview:
The USAID/Rwanda Feed the Future Sustainable Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition (SFAN) Activity, will link agriculture productivity with sustainable management of natural resources through integrated soil fertility and water management to improve the nutrition outcome of agriculture investments. The activity will be implemented through the integrated approach of climate smart agriculture (CSA) to improve the resilience of the national farming and food systems. Moreover, as the majority of the agricultural population is made of women, and women are among the most vulnerable groups, this activity is being designed with an emphasis on ensuring women have access to and control over agricultural resources and that proposed interventions take into considerations issues raised in the gender analysis.   
CNFA is currently seeking applicants’ fora Horticulture Production Specialist.
The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:
  • 5+ years of experience in rural agriculture production is required, experience in private sector work is preferred;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working in Rwanda is highly preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and French are required;Knowledge of Kinyarwanda is an asset.
Women and Rwandan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must send their CV and cover letter to jobs@cnfa.org with “Rwanda FTF SFAN- Horticulture Production Specialist” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
 Deadline for submission is September 30, 2016.
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