Working for Connexus

With a wide range of projects around the world, Connexus is always searching for talented individuals to join our growing team of employees and consultants. We offer competitive pay and benefits and are committed to the professional growth of our employees. Please see below for current home office and consulting opportunities.

If you are a consultant and would like to simply submit your CV, please email a current copy to careers@connexus.email.

Current Opportunities

Chief of Party - USAID/Rwanda Nguriza Nshore

Position: Chief of Party

Opportunity Type: Full-Time Job

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Chief of Party for Nguriza Nshore, an anticipated USAID-funded projects, which aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for the broad majority of Rwandans who are currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall management of the project, ensuring quality control and appropriateness of activities to pursuing the following objectives: 1) expand capacity of the financial sector to accurately assess risk and return; 2) increase the reach of entrepreneurship support organizations; 3) increase the capacity of firms to attract and use finance; 4) reduce barriers to entry for new financial institutions and investment flows.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership of the project, including technical activity oversight, staff supervision, partner relationship management, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Act as liaison between USAID/Rwanda, government counterparts, project staff, home office management, and project stakeholders.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with other ongoing projects in Rwanda.
  • Ensure adherence to subcontracting and overall contract compliance, reporting, security policies, and program results.
  • Oversee participatory planning process to produce project deliverables and develop annual work plans, quarterly reviews, and updates to achieve targets and objectives;
  • Direct overall technical strategy for integrating the project’s technical components and ensuring that all work plan benchmarks are met.
  • Oversee implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and provide timely reporting to USAID.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, economics, or related field.
  • At least ten years of relevant experience, at least five working in developing countries, especially Rwanda,
  • Experience in implementing programs related to off-farm activities, and especially aimed at increasing access to finance.
  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party or significant management responsibilities for a program of comparable complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders, including the national government.
  • Demonstrated success in managing and implementing USAID projects, and understanding of USAID requirements, including for M&E, knowledge management, branding and reporting.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality project reports required..
  • Additional language skills, such as French or Kinyarwanda, a plus.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “Chief of Party – Nguriza Nshore” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - USAID/Rwanda Nguriza Nshore

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Opportunity Type: Full-Time Job

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for Nguriza Nshore, an anticipated USAID-funded project, which aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for the broad majority of Rwandans who are currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The M&E Specialist will be responsible for leading the monitoring and evaluation of Nguriza Nshore programming using the specified framework to ensure quality information and report results to partners and donors, as well as feedback into country programming. The M&E Specialist will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Set up monitoring and evaluation systems of Nguriza Nshore activities, coordinating with implementing partners to ensure that all M&E activities are designed and implemented within Nguriza Nshore framework, and that they allow the project to gather all necessary data and information.
  • Analyze effectiveness of Connexus’ approach, specifically to 1) expand capacity of the financial sector to accurately assess risk and return; 2) increase the reach of entrepreneurship support organizations; 3) increase the capacity of firms to attract and use finance; 4) reduce barriers to entry for new financial institutions and investment flows.
  • Draft impact reports to share results with partners and donors
  • Coordinate and participate in any independent evaluations by external auditors
  • Share relevant M&E topics and Nguriza Nshore results

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in economics, development economics, business administration, or related field (specialized training in M&E required).
  • Experience designing and overseeing M&E data collection and reporting for USAID-funded projects
  • Proven research design and analytical skills with 5 years of development economics research or monitoring and evaluation experience in a development setting in Africa. USAID or other international donor experience preferred;
  • Proven ability to implement, operationalize, and manage information collection and assessment systems;
  • Proven ability to create and manage information data bases using appropriate software applications;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders, including the national government
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality project reports required..
  • Additional language skills, such as French or Kinyarwanda, a plus.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “M&E Specialist – Nguriza Nshore” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Local Business Development Services (BDS) Specialist - USAID/Rwanda Nguriza Nshore

Position: Local Business Development Services (BDS) Specialist

Opportunity Type: Full-Time Job

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Business Development Services (BDS) Specialist for Nguriza Nshore, an anticipated USAID-funded projects, which aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for the broad majority of Rwandans who are currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The BDS Specialist will oversee the implementation of activities aimed at building the capacity of business development services providers in Rwanda. Specifically, the BDS Specialist will work to ensure quality control and appropriateness of these activities pursuing the following objectives: 1) expand capacity of business advisors to accurately assess risk and return; 2) increase the reach of entrepreneurship support organizations; 3) increase the capacity of firms to attract and use finance; 4) reduce barriers to entry for new financial institutions and investment flows.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and management support to the implementation of business development services capacity building components of Nguriza Nshore
  • Conduct assessments of current business development services, identify current market realities and services delivery gaps
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party to develop strategic approaches and work plans that address the needs of the business development service delivery market
  • Coordinate training local BDS providers in feasibility studies, business plan development, business modeling, fund management, report systems and processes, as well as other identified needs
  • Develop a network of BDS providers that can help to facilitate finance for off-farm, rural micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Oversee activities that improve the availability and accessibility of effective and efficient business development services, to ensure quality

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, economics, or related field, and 5-7 year relevant experience.
  • Experience in programs related to off-farm activities, and especially aimed at strengthening MSMEs
  • Experience implementing entrepreneurship and enterprise development programs in Rwanda, preferably including for USAID
  • Prior experience in senior management positions, preferably for a program of comparable complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders, including the national government.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality project reports.
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda required, French desired.
  • Must be authorized to work in Rwanda

Deadline: June 30, 2017

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “Local BDS Specialist– Nguriza Nshore” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Deputy Chief of Party - USAID/Pakistan Capacity Development Services

Position: Deputy Chief of Party

Opportunity Type: Full-Time Job

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Pakistan Capacity Development Services (PCDS), an anticipated USAID-funded project that aims to address adequate fiduciary accountability and systems strengthening in relation to USAID projects and activities in Pakistan. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in managing the following project activities: 1) expand capacity of governmental and non-governmental organizations in adequate accounting systems; 2) assist governmental and non-governmental organizations in development and implementation of sound management practices.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical direction to the project in the area of accounting, specifically regarding audits, financial system design, budget formulation and execution, internal controls and cash management
  • Identify technical assistance, training, equipment and other support needs during evaluation for improving client organizational capacity.
  • Assist in improving client organizational development by providing training and technical assistance as required in the achievement of project results.
  • Support the Chief of Party in programmatic and technical oversight, administrative and office functions, and monitoring and evaluation
  • In the absence of the Chief of Party, act as liaison between USAID/Pakistan, government counterparts, project staff, home office management, project stakeholders, and other ongoing projects.
  • Support the annual work plan development process and monitor deliverables according to that plan and scopes of work, and prepare quarterly reports
  • Support monitoring of adherence to subcontracting and overall contract compliance, reporting, security policies, and program results.
  • Support implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and provide timely reporting to USAID.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 7-10 years experience as a Chartered Accountant in Pakistan
  • Experience in managing audits
  • Demonstrated understanding of Government of Pakistan accounting, audit, and related systems.
  • Prior experience in management positions, preferably for a program of comparable complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders, including the national government.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality project reports.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu.

Deadline: July 14, 2017

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “Deputy Chief of Party – PCDS” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Capacity Building Specialist - USAID/Pakistan Capacity Development Services

Position: Capacity Building Specialist

Opportunity Type: Full-Time Job

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Capacity Building Specialist for Pakistan Capacity Development Services (PCDS), an anticipated USAID-funded project that aims to address adequate fiduciary accountability and systems strengthening in relation to USAID projects and activities in Pakistan. The Specialist will support the Chief of Party in building the capacity of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the following areas: budget formulation and execution; project and information management systems; personnel management systems; procurement and logistics systems; monitoring and evaluation systems; human resources systems; information and communication technology systems.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party in programmatic and technical oversight and monitoring and evaluation
  • Support the annual work plan development process and monitor deliverables according to that plan and scopes of work
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and consultants in needs analysis of governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Develop training plans and materials in the areas listed above
  • Work collaboratively with short-term consultants with specialization in areas required by the project
  • Conduct classroom and one-on-one coaching of governmental and NGO staff
  • Compile quarterly, annual, and special reports with the input and assistance of all team members

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in finance, procurement, administration, human resources, or project management
  • 5-7 years of experience in designing and implementing programs in these areas
  • Experienced and effective trainer
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality project reports and training materials using Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu.

Deadline: July 14, 2017

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “Capacity Building Specialist – PCDS” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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