Finance Manager at Benimpuhwe

1 Finance Manager at Benimpuhwe
Finance Manager

Benimpuhwe | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-28 | Deadline: 2024-06-10



BENIMPUHWE is a local non-profit organization legally recognized in 1995. It is implementing various projects in 11 districts of Rwanda. The organization provides assistance to the vulnerable women, orphans and other vulnerable children and youth so as to improve their livelihood and sustain adequate living conditions.

BENIMPUHWE ORGANIZATION is implementing Rungano-Ndota project among others.

Project overview

This project was created by a Founding Team of 15 young leaders from Ruhango District. Our vision and effort catalyzed a new initiative that helps vulnerable youth develop as leaders and entrepreneurs, using an innovative experiential, community-building approach. In 2017 Rungano-Ndota Initiative started working officially in the District. Some of the Founding Team now serve as staff. 

Since then the program has improved the livelihoods of 340 vulnerable youth in the district. We designed Rungano-Ndota to build a truly empowering path for vulnerable youth so they can develop not only as leaders and entrepreneurs but also develop entrepreneurial mindset in all their life. The goal of the program is to empower a community of vulnerable youth as holistic leaders who are able to secure their livelihoods for future and help others at the same time.

RNI’s program in a district is operated by a staff with a volunteer Leadership Team that comes from the community. Our approach starts with mentoring to guide youth’s choices regarding their wellness and their livelihood. Monthly program days bring the entire group together to practice leadership skills and develop entrepreneurial abilities, all in an active, experiential style that unlocks their potential. From that foundation, youth develop pathways for their livelihoods – including vocational training, individual entrepreneurship, and cooperative businesses with their peers. We keep coaching and helping them operate and sustain their businesses over a period of three years. After graduation, youth continue to be involved through alumni activities.

We have developed RNI in collaboration with Rwanda Youth Partnership, our partners in the USA. Through this partnership we interact with supporters and mentors from the USA and other countries who support our mission. Together we are planning to scale up the program in other districts of the country.


About the Finance Manager position

RNI seeks to hire a leader with the skills and experience to design and implement financial systems. The project (RNI) will soon shift from operating as a program of an NGO (Benimpuhwe) to operating as an independent NGO, so we need to establish standard operating systems for a well-run organization. We also have built an innovative loan fund that lends to vulnerable youth, and need financial systems to track and increase their access to finance. This new Manager will design and implement systems to establish our innovative organization and empower our talented staff as we increase our activity and impact.

Job Description:

Position Title: Finance Manager

General responsibilities for all Rungano-Ndota staff:

  • Cultivate constructive engagement within the Rungano-Ndota (RNI) community, fostering positive relationships with youth participants.
  • Contribute to the execution of Rungano Program Days, Alumni Forums, and virtual events in collaboration with Rwanda Youth Partnership, ensuring seamless coordination and facilitation.
  • Actively engage in Monitoring and Evaluation processes, providing valuable insights and feedback to enhance program effectiveness.
  • Contribute to the successful implementation and facilitation of RNI Business Bootcamp, Business Idea Generation Day, and personal business ventures, fostering entrepreneurial skills among program participants.
  • Participate in Staff Development Retreats and be available for weekend or overnight commitments away from home during the Annual RYP Delegation, as required.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, offering support through constructive feedback and mutual assistance in fulfilling individual responsibilities

Responsibilities for this particular job:

  • Collaborate with the senior management team to develop and implement financial strategies that support the organization's goals.
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of robust financial systems to ensure all financial transactions and reports are accurate and up-to-date
  • Create and maintain budgeting systems to facilitate the development, maintenance, and analysis of organizational budgets.
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals, ensuring alignment with organizational financial strategies.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial policies and procedures in compliance with local laws and regulations
  • Develop systems for preparing financial reports and presentations for the Board of Directors and other stakeholders as required
  • Design and manage systems for monitoring cash flow and managing banking relationships, including reconciliations and cash disbursements
  • Develop systems to oversee human resources payroll and benefits processes, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Create and manage procurement and logistics systems, including sourcing of goods and services, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships with vendors.
  • Develop and maintain a system for inventory of assets, including asset description, value, and location
  • Ensure smooth financial management of programs with external stakeholders, such as visiting delegations from Rwanda Youth Partnership
  • Design and implement training programs for staff in areas such as accounting and record-keeping to enhance their work with youth businesses.
  • Manage and maintain loan fund software systems to ensure efficiency and accuracy in loan fund operations

Finance manager will be based in Ruhango District and will work under the supervision of Rungano-Ndota Program Manager

Essential Qualifications and Required Skills:

All Rungano-Ndota staff:

  • Possess reliable, clear teamwork communication style, with colleagues, youth, and external partners
  • Possess deep understanding of the barriers faced by youth who are not in formal education and employment – coupled with equal belief in their potential for success
  • Demonstrate ability to build positive, empowering relationships with vulnerable youth
  • Have high integrity and ethical behavior in all they do
  • Are Rwandan by nationality and thoroughly understand the context of the country
  • Have mid to high level skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Are fluent in spoken and written Kinyarwanda and English

For this particular job, the candidate should possess:

  • At least A0 in finance, accounting or related field
  • A minimum of not less than 3 years related professional experience, preferably having worked in NGOs, public entities or reputable private sector organizations
  • Ability to work with various financial management software as an added advantage
  • Methodical and strategic thinking.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application through and copy to Include a cover letter and CV. In your cover letter, you are welcome to explain any parts of your professional, academic, or personal life experience that truly motivate you to pursue this job.

Deadline: June 10th2024 at 5:00 pm.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test!

BENIMPUHWE is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, religion, gender, physical disability, or any other basis protected by Rwandan law


  • In compensation for service rendered, BENIMPUHWE will offer a monthly salary, health & maternity insurance and pension savings insurance;
  • All staff benefit from different training organized by the project
  • All staff also benefit from collaboration and coaching discussions with international colleagues whom we meet through our US-based partners