Imyanya isaga 14 yose y'akazi ka Youth Recruitment Agents (YORE) muri Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum | Kigali :Deadline: 10-05-2024

May 4, 2024 - 09:28
Imyanya isaga 14 yose y'akazi ka Youth Recruitment Agents (YORE) muri Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum | Kigali :Deadline: 10-05-2024

Imyanya isaga 14 yose y'akazi ka Youth Recruitment Agents (YORE) muri Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum | Kigali :Deadline: 10-05-2024

May 4, 2024 - 09:28

JOB ADVERTISEMENT Background The Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) is a nationwide platform whose purpose is to change the current perception among the youths vis-à-vis the agriculture sector in Rwanda, while orienting them to seize investment opportunities through awareness creation, skills development, and advocacy support services. The idea is to create a critical mass of change agents to influence transformation of agricultural business landscape with courage, determination and positive attitude.


Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) has signed a framework contract with AGRA for the implementation of a Project Entitled “Unlocking Youth Employment Opportunities through Agri-food Systems in the Eastern Province of Rwanda Project” and the project will be implemented in Consortia framework with other partners. The project intends to enhance the creation of dignified and fulfilling work opportunities for young men and women through capacity strengthening and linking to sustainable job pathways in agriculture by 2027.

The role of RYAF will be to undertake the Mobilization of the youth and ensure 300,000 (70% are women) youth are mobilized and participate in the program and also ensure 300 Ha of land are advocated from the government, cooperative or private farmers and be leased to youth under the program for Agriculture production.

The YORE Agents will serve as key focal points for the implementation of the “Unlocking Youth Employment Opportunities through Agri-food Systems in the Eastern Province of Rwanda Project” on the ground. These individuals will be responsible for coordinating mobilization efforts, guiding youth in the registration process, and facilitating the identification and advocacy of land for agriculture production by youth beneficiaries within their respective districts, and sectors.


Key Responsibilities:

Mobilization and Engagement:

  • Coordinate and facilitate mobilization activities to engage youth within the district in the project.
  • Conduct outreach and awareness campaigns to inform youth about the project objectives, benefits, and opportunities for participation.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local youth groups, community leaders, and other stakeholders to support project engagement and participation.
  • Mobilization of the youth and ensure the beneficiaries 70% are women between 18 to 35 ans.
  • Ensure youth are interested and/or actively engaged in horticulture and poultry activities by project guidelines and requirements.

Registration Process Guidance:

  • Guide youth beneficiaries through the registration process in the AGRA Beneficiaries Registration System, ensuring completeness and accuracy of the information provided.
  • Assist youth in understanding the requirements and documentation needed for registration, and provide support in gathering and submitting necessary materials.
  • Provide ongoing assistance and follow-up to ensure that registered youth beneficiaries remain informed and engaged throughout the project.

Land Advocacy and Assessment:

  • Identify, advocate, and assess available land resources within the district that could be suitable for agriculture production by youth
  • Collaborate with local authorities, landowners, and community members to advocate for the allocation of land for use by youth under the project.
  • Conduct site visits and evaluations to assess the suitability and accessibility of identified land parcels for agriculture activities.

Coordination and Reporting:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact and coordination for project activities and initiatives within the district.
  • Collaborate with other project stakeholders, including RYAF, government agencies, and partner organizations, to ensure alignment and synergy of efforts.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and updates on mobilization, registration progress, and land advocacy activities for submission to project management and stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A2 with 3 experience or Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural Development, Community Development, or a related field with proven 2 experience of working with youth organizations, and having worked with Local Government authority is an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in community mobilization, youth engagement, or rural development initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of the socio-economic context and dynamics of rural communities in Rwanda, particularly as they relate to youth employment and agriculture.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, especially local government authority.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team, with a high level of initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with agricultural land assessment and advocacy processes is desirable.
  • Proficiency in both English and Kinyarwanda languages, with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and motivate youth participants.
  • Self-motivated young women are highly encouraged to apply.

Duration and Reporting:

  • The position is two years for the duration of the project.
  • The YORE Agents will report directly to the Project Manager and collaborate closely with project teams, AGRA Consortia Members, partners at district and sectors, and stakeholders on implementation activities within their respective districts.

Application Modalities

The following are the key guidelines to apply for the above job offer:

  1. Application letter addressed to the RYAF Chief Executive Officer.
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae of not more than 2 pages with at least 3 professional references,
  3. National ID,
  4. Latest employment completion certificate,
  5. Degrees and certificates copies,

Soft copies must be submitted on the email: not later than 10th May 2024. Application will be sent in a single PDF file, separate documents will not be considered, mention the position name in the email subject. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.Done at Kigali, on 03/05/2024

Jean Marie Vianney RWIRIRIZA

RYAF Chief executive officer

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