Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Rwanda aspires to become an upper-middle income country by 2035, and a high-income country by 2050. Guided by Vision 2050, the agriculture sector will be totally transformed with professional farmers and commercialized value chains. This will require modern market-oriented and climate resilient agriculture, with scaled up use of modern technologies to maximize productivity (Vision 2050).

Agriculture mechanization lags behind with regards to Rwanda’s agriculture transformation and modernization goals. Out of the 1.4 million hectares of arable land of the country, only 70,740 ha of farmed land are mechanized, i.e. 5%. The National Agriculture Policy emphasizes importance of mechanization for increasing labor and land productivity, in a context-specific framework that responds to the specific needs of the country, and outlines following policy actions:

  • Establish a mechanization center to prototype and test mechanization technologies;
  • Promote mechanization at the farm-level and across the value chains by linking farmers to sellers of technologies;
  • Create mechanization service centers to support operation and maintenance of the equipment;
  • Foster labor-saving technologies, especially to reduce women’s workload and allow them to allocate more time to other productive activities and child feeding and care.

Volkswagen Mobility Solution Rwanda Ltd established the project titled “GenFarm Project”, in which electric tractors, electric scooters and other electric agriculture mechanization technologies will be tested and used in farming operations. Electric tractors and electric scooters offer a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to conventional diesel tractors and motorcycles.

The objective of GenFarm Project is to make a positive sustainable socio-economic and environmental impact on the community in which the project operates by creating a carbon neutral business ecosystem centered on electric tractors and e-scooters while increasing agricultural production and making rural mobility possible and easy. The project is intended as pilot project for the duration of 3 years to demonstrate the technical and financial viability of the GenFarm project.

To this end, VWMSR wishes to recruit a Finance Manager to word under the above mentioned project as per below role and responsibilities.

Position: Finance Manager 


  • Analyze and present accurate and timely financial reports, including quarterly and annual statements.
  • Oversee financial reporting for all segments and project/program accounting.
  • Lead the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors.
  • Manage the annual budgeting and planning process, collaborating with the Operations lead.
  • Administer and review financial plans and budgets, monitoring progress and changes.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Handle taxation aspects effectively.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system.
  • Ensure contract billing and collection schedules are adhered to, maintaining steady financial data and cash flow.
  • Update and implement necessary business policies and accounting practices.
  • Effectively communicate critical financial matters to the supervisor.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial information to funders.
  • Provide strong leadership to guide financial decisions and initiatives.
  • Align financial decisions with the overall strategic direction of the company.
  • Provide strong leadership to guide financial decisions and initiatives.
  • Align financial decisions with the overall strategic direction of the company.
  • Collaborate with HR and Operations teams to create/update HR policies and procedures.
  • Assist in employee recruitment and onboarding processes.
  • Support HR in training, performance evaluation, and off-boarding activities.
  • Handle basic employee relations and conflict resolution, fostering a positive company culture.
  • Oversee daily administrative tasks and operations for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Supervise activities related to office management, including facility maintenance, supplies, security, logistics, and equipment.
  • Implement quality control measures to maintain service standards and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure seamless coordination and communication.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field. A relevant Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Professional Qualification: CPA, ACCA, CIFA, CFA, or equivalent.
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years of overall experience, including 5 years in financial, audit, and operational management. At least 5 years in a senior role. 

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinking and innovation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and management abilities.
  • Expertise in finance and accounting.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with financial software (e.g., QuickBooks).
  • Data-driven decision-making skills.
  • Detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Integrity, credibility, and dedication to the organization’s mission.
  • High ethical standards. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their both combined cover letter and well-detailed CV no later than 25th October 2023 at 11:59 pm via the apply button below. 

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