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YEP POSITION - Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda - Associate Policy Advisor Food & Nutrition Security (Kigali, Rwanda)


Duration: 1 year


Associate Policy Advisor Food & Nutrition Security

EKN Kigali is implementing the Aid, Trade and Investment policy letter of November 2014, in which the food security and nutrition policy spearhead features, in a balanced way.

Aid projects are underway, starting or in formulation in the different result areas: nutrition, agricultural productivity, ecological sustainable production systems and the enabling environment. There is a close cooperation with the EKN water program which has an important IWRM project underway.

Project managing and implementing partners are UNICEF, GoR MINAGRI, World Bank, GoR MININFRA, SNV/Agriterra/CDI-WUR/IDH/HollandGreentech, MottMcDonald (TA –IWRM).

There is close cooperation with the Agricultural Office of the EKN Kigali (Agricultural Council) to identify and facilitate opportunities to introduce Dutch technology and innovation in the food security, nutrition and agribusiness sector of Rwanda.

The expenditures of the EKN Kigali FNS program in 2017 amounted € 31 million.


EKN Kigali has a substantial and complex ongoing FNS program that requires proper management and accompaniment. The FNS sector in Rwanda is further full in development with new government strategies and development partner programs (WB, WFP). The young professional will assist the senior policy advisor FNS in managing this program with hands-on support and bringing in new ideas in guiding the programs. The added value of the young expert will be that the EKN will be in a better position to administer and monitor the FNS projects and make time available for FNS strategizing and agribusiness development facilitation. A long-term young expert will be of more added value then a short termer, as there is time available to get acquainted with the different FNS programs, their context and the country itself.


-Assists in managing and monitoring & evaluation of EKN’s FNS projects, with focus on the Congo-Nile Ridge area (CNR) in North-West Rwanda which is a concentration zone for EKN support (FNS and IWRM).

-Takes management responsibility for monitoring the market-led horticulture value chain project (HortInvest) in CNR, with special attention for its collaboration with other EKN funded projects in that area.

-Provides basic technical information and develops ideas – based on knowledge and field observations - to advise on the FNS projects implementation.

-Designs supportive monitoring & evaluation research and assists in assembling information for the annual result reporting

-Compiles best practices news and information, shares these on social media and organizes other knowledge sharing events.

-Maintains relationships with key implementing and development partners in the assigned projects.

-Develops and shares knowledge in the area of trade and investment and facilitates application of RVO instruments with a focus on FNS.

-Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


We are looking for an individual who is energetic, organized and who demonstrates creativity and a passion for the work the EKN Kigali is financing in the field of Food Security and related themes.


-University degree in international development, agronomy or related field.

-Experience in the agro food sector, food security, agribusiness and development issues.

-Strong analytical and administrative skills and attention to detail.

-Able to work independently and as part of a team.

-Organizational and communication skills.

-Willingness to work and live in Rwanda with frequent field travel.

-Good oral and written proficiency in Dutch and English.

-Proficiency in French is an advantage

-Working experience in a developing country (cq in Africa) is an advantage.


YEP Programma Bureau +31 70 304 3704

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Job type: Vast / Tijdelijk
Job ID #124
Date posted: 17-12-2017

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