6 Job Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 16 January 2023)

National Software Developer at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 16 January 2023)

Vacancy Announcement

National Software Developer for

GIZ Social Protection Project Rwanda

Part of the Global Project Social Protection Innovation and Learning

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development.

The global Programme ‘Social Protection Innovation and Learning’ (SPIL) supports partner countries in enhancing the capacities of their social protection systems to prepare for and respond to shocks, commonly known as adaptive social protection (ASP). Within the framework of the global programme, the country component Rwanda is a fully-fledged TA project with a focus on strengthening dynamic, inclusive and responsive aspects of the Rwandan social protection system. Amongst others it works on strengthening the dynamic elements of the social registry and its integration into the wider digital architecture.

It is within this framework that GIZ, in cooperation with MINALOC, is recruiting a National software developer to support the MINALOC digital office in the further development and maintenance of the social registry and other related systems.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: until 31/08/2023, planned renewal up to mid 2025

Position: 1

National software developer performs the following responsibilities and tasks:

  1. Responsibilities:

The National Software Developer will be responsible for:

  • The further development, improvement and maintenance of the dynamic social registry and other related systems. This includes:
  • Design, develop and document system functionalities.
  • Implement new software solutions or modification and upgrade of the existing ones to current architecture standards to support the systems and services used by the institution.
  • Lead other developers to ensure the application of best practices and professional software development methodologies, relevant tool suites and technologies, creativity, and innovation in all software development projects of the sector.
  • Write and test the quality of the system development code.
  • Develop unit and system testing cases and scripts, test, and report test results.
  • Ensure that the testing and handover of implemented solutions are conducted as per organizational standards, therefore reducing the risk and adverse impact of change.
  • Review codes developed by other developers and provided feedback quality of codes to ensure best practices (Accuracy, Testability, Efficiency, Reuse).
  • Work closely with system developers on various design, development, documentation, and testing activities.
  • Triage system issues and debug / track / resolve by analysing the sources of issues and the impact on hardware, network or service operations and quality.
  • Ensure security policy appliance in software development lifecycle.
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure System integrity and security.
  • Working closely with Business team, database programmers and developers.
  • Analyse and develop statutory and analytical reports for various system modules.
  • Contributing in all phases of the software development lifecycle from the design, development, testing, deployment and delivery of the solution.
  • Contributing to the elaboration and documentation of concept notes, ToR, requirements, and other software specifications documents.
  • Creating wireframes and system prototypes to decide on layout and workflows.
  • Writing and implementing efficient codes (clean, well designed, testable, and well documented).
  • Implementing required system Integrations for interoperability.
  • Perform required systems upgrades.
  • Reviewing code work and code segments from other developers for accuracy and functionality.
  • Ensuring code ownership and secured code repository of the sector’s software projects.
  • Ensuring proper version control and releases management.
  • Performing quality assurance and testing (create test plans and perform tests).
  • Ensuring software performance optimization.
  • Ensuring the sector’s data integrity and security.
  • Identifying areas for modification and enhancement in existing systems and subsequently developing required modifications.
  • Resolve existing systems defects and bugs.
  • Researching and developing proof of concepts on new alternatives and new technologies for continuous improvement of software development.
  • Customizing open-source solutions to address specific sector needs.
  • Deploying developed solutions to production environment.
  • Participate in the training of the system users.
  • Ensure maintenance and support of the sector’s systems.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  1. Qualifications and professional experience
  • University degree (bachelor’s/master’s) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information and Communication Technology
  • Experience of at least three years as a senior software engineer, senior software developer or similar (e.g. Java J2ee, and Struts framework), with advanced skills in software development.
  • Experience of at least three years in a technical leadership role
  • Experience in developing robust and national level Systems and solutions.
  • Experience using PostgreSQL, MS-SQL database, and JAVA, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, XML, UNIX, Spring boot and Angular Frameworks.
  • Adequate and Practical knowledge of Relational Database Technologies through additional Professional Training in Advanced Database Systems (ORACLE, DB 2, Informix, Postgres, SQL Server) and practical experience.
  1. Further specific professional experience
  • Experience with: Software development, data structures/algorithms, testing, maintaining, or launching software products and software design & architecture.
  • Experience with: PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS-SQL database and JAVA, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, XML, UNIX, React, Spring boot and Angular Frameworks.
  • Adequate and Practical knowledge of Relational Database Technologies through additional Professional Training in Advanced Database Systems (ORACLE, DB 2, Web 2.0. technologies, Informix, Postgres, SQL Server) and practical experience.
  • Good understanding of web services protocols (REST, SOAP, API, Micro Services)
  • Excellent coding skills with mastery of at least two popular frameworks.
  • Experience in server-side programming.
  • Having a good grasp of Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Adequate and Practical knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies through additional Professional Training and practical experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and Object Relational Mapping.
  • Experience in developing web applications using popular frameworks.
  • Prior experience in the successful development of application build, testing, implementation and quality assurance activities of Social Protection and Human Capital Development management systems will be an advantage.
  • Development best practices and DevOps.
  • Experience with test driven development.
  • Mastery in software engineering tools.
  • Solid understanding of security practices.
  • Understanding of Software as a Service model.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Experience with release processes and version control.
  • Ability to document requirements and specifications.
  1. Other knowledge and additional competences
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Interpersonal and team building skills: must be able to work effectively with other developers, business analysts, designers, managers, for a common goal.
  • Highly analytical mind and great problem-solving skills with high attention to details.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication.
  • Strong Leadership Skills.
  • Good presentation Skills.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references); until 16th January 2023 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

GIZ reserves all rights!

Technical Advisor for project management and stakeholder engagement at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 16 January 2023)

Implemented by

Vacancy Announcement

Technical Advisor for project management and stakeholder engagement for

“Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives of cooperation between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the following five areas: Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs; Peaceful and Inclusive Societies; Responsibility for our Planet – Climate and Energy; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and Regional Programmes.

The GIZ project “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” aims to strengthen the organizational and the technical capacities of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Rwanda to coordinate the implementation of the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions on climate change (NDCs). It further supports designated public institutions to integrate and implement the NDC objectives into selected policies, strategies and plans, and helps to improve the access of private enterprises and financial intermediaries to funding measures for the implementation of Rwanda’s NDC. The project was initiated following the signature of the new Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership in March 2022 between the Rwandan and German governments. It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment (MoE).

GIZ would like to recruit a candidate for the position of Technical Advisor for project management and stakeholder engagement for the “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (with the possibility of renewal)

Position: One (1)

The Technical Advisor for project management and stakeholder engagement performs the following responsibilities:

  1. Responsibilities
  • Support the overall management, coordination and operationalization of the project,
  • Support the project coordination and implementation with the Ministry of Environment of Rwanda (MoE) as well as with other relevant stakeholders (private sector, etc.),
  • Develop and implement with the entire project team a Results-based Evaluation and Monitoring (RBEM) system to monitor the implementation of all project activities,
  • Support the planning and organization of project meetings, events, workshops, etc.,
  • Develop Terms of reference (ToR), contracts, agreements, MoUs, and other important documentation for the project and the recruitment of external consultants,
  • Support the preparation of reporting and communication-related documentation for the project such as annual reports, newsletters, factsheets, policy briefs, minutes, etc.,
  • Contribute to planning and coordination of the communication between the project and other relevant stakeholders such as the MoE, ministries, private sector, civil society,
  • Contribute to data collection and information sharing about the project activities,
  • Maintain ways to ensure and enhance a client-oriented approach by the project,
  • Support administration, travels, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) as well as reporting in coordination with the project team and Director.
  1. Tasks

The Technical Advisor for project management and stakeholder engagement performs the following tasks:

  1. Project management
  • Contribute to the day-to-day management, planning, coordination, operationalization and monitoring and evaluation of the project in close coordination with the Director,
  • Provide administrative and financial support to the project implementation and team,
  • Support with the coordination and management of the project against its objectives and outputs to ensure a smooth implementation of the project including reporting,
  • Foster synergies among the project team members and between the project and the external stakeholders (project partners, BMZ, other GIZ projects in Rwanda, etc.),
  • Develop and apply the Results-based Evaluation and Monitoring (RBEM) system,
  • Promote the use of planning and organizational tools by the project team,
  • Support the recruitment requests, human resources, and personnel development.
  1. Stakeholder engagement and coordination
  • Support the identification of the project partners’ needs and formulate approaches to address them in line with the project’s objectives and the NDC implementation plan,
  • Contribute to the definition, preparation, implementation and follow-up of relevant platforms, tools and approaches for better coordination with the project stakeholders
  • Assist the project team with the coordination, mobilization and involvement of project, stakeholders in the planned activities, project implementation and MEL & reporting,
  • Contribute to the coordination and exchange with all the project stakeholders to foster knowledge management and experience sharing on the project implementation.
  1. Communication and cooperation
  • Support cooperation, regular dialogue, exchange and networking opportunities with the project stakeholders and within the project team in coordination with the Director,
  • Maintain a good flow of communication and information sharing within the project team and with all the relevant project partners (MoE, private sector, line ministries, etc.),
  • Support the planning and production of communication-related documentation for the project such as newsletters, factsheets, policy briefs, reports, meeting minutes, etc.,
  • Support the planning and organization of internal and external project communications.
  1. Knowledge management and reporting
  • Report on the implementation of project activities and measures on a regular basis,
  • Contribute to project reports, meeting minutes, policy briefs, project presentations,
  • Support research activities, information gathering and innovative ideas on key topics,
  • Contribute to the capitalisation of knowledge and the design of communication tools,
  • Support knowledge management, MEL, reporting activities and knowledge transfer.
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • Support the coordination and implementation of the project activities in accordance with objectives, GIZ procedures, rules, quality standards, and existing agreements,
  • Support the operationalization of the project and participate in formulating project-related action plans, monitoring the budgeting and financial flows of project expenses,
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks for the project as requested by the Project Director.
  1. Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications and professional experience

  • University degree (Master’s) in a relevant field: project management, administration, financial management, stakeholder coordination, social sciences, humanities, etc.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a comparable position,
  • Experience using project management and stakeholder engagement tools and Apps,
  • Experience in coordinating and implementing projects in the context of climate change.

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Good communication and excellent self-management and coordination skills,
  • Excellent ability to share knowledge / experience and demonstrated ability to work and deliver high quality work sometimes under time pressure and within tight deadlines,
  • Good team player able to work in multicultural teams and in multicultural environments,
  • Excellent command of English is required (oral and written). French would be an asset,
  • Good knowledge of the use of ICT applications (MS Office, Outlook, MS Teams, etc.),
  • Willingness to develop new skills and competencies as required by the job and tasks,
  • Ability and availability to travel outside of the place of employment as required.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 13th January 2023 at 4:00 PM by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

GIZ reserves all rights!

Technical Advisor for capacity development for NDC implementation at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 16 January 2023)

Vacancy Announcement

Technical Advisor for capacity development for NDC implementation  for

“Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives of cooperation between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the following five areas: Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs; Peaceful and Inclusive Societies; Responsibility for our Planet – Climate and Energy; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and Regional Programmes.

The GIZ project “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” aims to strengthen the organizational and the technical capacities of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Rwanda to coordinate the implementation of the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions on climate change (NDCs). It further supports designated public institutions to integrate and implement the NDC objectives into selected policies, strategies and plans, and helps to improve the access of private enterprises and financial intermediaries to funding measures for the implementation of Rwanda’s NDC. The project was initiated following the signature of the new Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership in March 2022 between the Rwandan and German governments. It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment (MoE)

GIZ would like to recruit a candidate for the position of Technical Advisor for capacity development for NDC implementation for the “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (with the possibility of renewal)

Position: One (1)

The Technical Advisor for capacity development for NDC implementation performs the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall achievement of the objectives and outputs of the NDC project,
  • Advise the Ministry of Environment of Rwanda (MoE) and other institutions to develop and strengthen their organizational and technical capacities on NDC implementation,
  • Provide technical and policy advice to the MoE on the NDC interim evaluation, on recommendations to mainstream the NDC implementation into the Second National Strategy for Transformation (NST 2) and in monitoring the NDC implementation,
  • Provide technical, policy and process-related advice to MoE regarding Rwanda’s role in regional (Africa) as well as international climate change negotiations and initiatives,
  • Support the involvement and networking of academic institutions in the project to improve data for the NDC’s Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system,
  • Support the MoE with regional sharing of experiences on the NDC implementation and contribute to organizing and implementing awareness-raising activities/ measures,
  • Facilitate communication with the MoE and key stakeholders on NDC implementation,
  • Support knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL) & reporting.

Tasks

The Technical Advisor for capacity development for NDC implementation performs the following tasks:

  1. Technical and policy advice
  • Provide technical / policy advice to the MoE and other institutions on the identification, development and implementation of activities and measures to strengthen their organizational and technical capacities to coordinate the NDC implementation plan,
  • Advise on the achievement of the project’s objectives and outputs and other relevant areas of collaboration with the MoE and other relevant stakeholders,
  • Support the MoE with technical, policy and process-related advice on the improvement of the monitoring system of NDC implementation and on process-related to enhance Rwanda’s role in the regional and international climate negotiations and initiatives,
  • Support the involvement of Rwandan academic institutions in the project to enable their contributions to improve data and information for the NDC’s MRV system.
  1. Capacity development and partners’ support
  • Support the identification of the project partners’ needs and formulate approaches to address them in line with the project’s objectives and the NDC implementation plan,
  • Contribute to the preparation, content design, implementation and follow-up of capacity development activities and measures in coordination and contribution from the MoE,
  • Assist the MoE with the coordination, preparation and implementation of project activities that contribute to capacity development for NDC implementation such as trainings, workshops, forums, field trips, local campaigns, and other relevant initiatives,
  • Support the organization and implementation of awareness-raising activities and measures to foster experience sharing and promote the NDC implementation.
  1. Communication and cooperation
  • Support cooperation, regular dialogue, exchange and networking opportunities with all the project stakeholders and within the project team,
  • Maintain a good flow of communication and information sharing within the project team and all the relevant project partners (MoE, line ministries, private sector, etc.).
  1. Knowledge management and reporting
  • Report on the implementation of project activities and measures on a regular basis,
  • Contribute to project reports, meeting minutes, policy briefs, project presentations,
  • Support research activities, information gathering and innovative ideas on key topics,
  • Contribute to the capitalisation of knowledge and the design of communication tools,
  • Support knowledge management, MEL, reporting activities and knowledge transfer.
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • Support the coordination and implementation of the project activities in accordance with objectives, GIZ procedures, rules, quality standards, and existing agreements,
  • Support the operationalization of the project and participate in formulating project-related action plans, monitoring the budgeting and financial flows of project expenses,
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks for the project as requested by the Project Director.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications and professional experience

  • University degree (Master’s) in a relevant field: climate change, environmental sciences, natural resources management, environmental policy, political sciences, etc.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a comparable position,
  • Good knowledge of Rwanda’s climate change policies, strategies, legislation, institutional landscape, implementation structures / actors, planning processes, etc.,
  • Good knowledge of the Paris Agreement, international climate policy and negotiations,
  • Experience or expertise in MRV system and GHG inventory development is an asset,
  • Experience in advising or providing technical and policy advice to governmental and/or private sector in the context of climate change, including with managing consultants.

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Good communication and excellent self-management and coordination skills,
  • Excellent ability to share knowledge / experience and demonstrated ability to work and deliver high quality work sometimes under time pressure and within tight deadlines,
  • Good team player able to work in multicultural teams and in multicultural environments,
  • Excellent command of English is required (oral and written). French would be an asset,
  • Good knowledge of the use of ICT applications (MS Office, Outlook, MS Teams, etc.),
  • Willingness to develop new skills and competencies as required by the job and tasks,
  • Ability and availability to travel outside of the place of employment as required.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 13th January 2023 at 4:00 PM at 5 PM by e-mail trecruitment-rw@giz.de. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

GIZ reserves all rights!

Technical Advisor for climate policy and planning at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 16 January 2023)

Vacancy Announcement

Technical Advisor for climate policy and planning for

“Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives of cooperation between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the following five areas: Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs; Peaceful and Inclusive Societies; Responsibility for our Planet – Climate and Energy; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and Regional Programmes.

The GIZ project “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” aims to strengthen the organizational and the technical capacities of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Rwanda to coordinate the implementation of the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions on climate change (NDCs). It further supports designated public institutions to integrate and implement the NDC objectives into selected policies, strategies and plans, and helps to improve the access of private enterprises and financial intermediaries to funding measures for the implementation of Rwanda’s NDC. The project was initiated following the signature of the new Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership in March 2022 between the Rwandan and German governments. It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment (MoE).

GIZ would like to recruit a candidate for the position of Technical Advisor for climate policy and planning for the “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (with the possibility of renewal)

Position: One (1)

The Technical Advisor for climate policy and planning performs the following responsibilities:

  1. Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the overall achievement of the objectives and outputs of the NDC project,
  • Advise the Ministry of Environment of Rwanda (MoE) on the selection / coordination of sectors for integrating the NDC objectives into their policies, strategies and plans,
  • Provide technical and policy advice to the MoE on the integration of NDC objectives into selected sectors, strategies, policies and plans of designated public institutions,
  • Provide technical, policy and process-related advice to MoE regarding Rwanda’s role in regional (Africa) as well as international climate change negotiations and initiatives,
  • Support the organization and implementation of activities, training and measures to strengthen and develop organizational and technical capacities of designated sectors,
  • Support the MoE with regional sharing of experiences on the NDC implementation and assist in generating data regarding NDC implementation across designated sectors,
  • Facilitate communication with the MoE and key stakeholders on NDC implementation,
  • Support knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL) & reporting.

Tasks

The Technical Advisor for climate policy and planning performs the following tasks:

  1. Technical and policy advice
  • Support the development of a roadmap for the MoE and the selected sectors and affiliated institutions towards strengthening their climate rationale and the planning to integrate the NDC objectives into their existing policies, strategies and plans,
  • Provide technical / policy advice to the MoE on the identification, onboarding as well as coordination of the designated sectors with regard to designing and implementing activities and measures to strengthen their organizational and technical capacities,
  • Provide technical / policy advice to the MoE on the integration of NDC objectives into the selected strategies, policies and plans of the designated sectors and institutions,
  • Support the MoE and the selected sectors to engage in regional (Africa) as well as international experience sharing on NDC implementation through the mainstreaming of the NDC objectives across the selected policies, strategies and plans.
  1. Capacity development and partners’ support
  • Support the identification of the project partners’ needs and formulate approaches to address them in line with the project’s objectives and the NDC implementation plan,
  • Contribute to the preparation, implementation and follow-up of capacity development activities and measures for the selected sectors in close coordination with the MoE,
  • Assist the MoE with the coordination, preparation and implementation of activities that contribute to the capacity development of the selected sectors for NDC implementation such as trainings, workshops, forums, field trips, research and other relevant initiatives,
  • Contribute to the coordination and exchange with all selected sectors and stakeholders to foster knowledge and experience sharing on the NDC mainstreaming in the sectors.
  1. Communication and cooperation
  • Support cooperation, regular dialogue, exchange and networking opportunities with all the project stakeholders and within the project team,
  • Maintain a good flow of communication and information sharing within the project team and all the relevant project partners (MoE, line ministries, private sector, etc.).
  1. Knowledge management and reporting
  • Report on the implementation of project activities and measures on a regular basis,
  • Contribute to project reports, meeting minutes, policy briefs, project presentations,
  • Support research activities, information gathering and innovative ideas on key topics,
  • Contribute to the capitalisation of knowledge and the design of communication tools,
  • Support knowledge management, MEL, reporting activities and knowledge transfer.
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • Support the coordination and implementation of the project activities in accordance with objectives, GIZ procedures, rules, quality standards, and existing agreements,
  • Support the operationalization of the project and participate in formulating project-related action plans, monitoring the budgeting and financial flows of project expenses,
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks for the project as requested by the Project Director.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications and professional experience

  • University degree (Master’s) in a relevant field: climate change, environmental sciences, natural resources, policy development and planning, political sciences, etc.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a comparable position,
  • Good knowledge of Rwanda’s climate change policies, strategies, sectors, legislation, institutional landscape, implementation structures / actors, planning processes, etc.,
  • Good knowledge of the Paris Agreement, international climate policy and negotiations,
  • Experience / expertise in policy development, policy planning or budgeting is an asset,
  • Experience in advising or providing technical and policy advice to governmental and/or private sector in the context of climate change, including with managing consultants.

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Good communication and excellent self-management and coordination skills,
  • Excellent ability to share knowledge / experience and demonstrated ability to work and deliver high quality work sometimes under time pressure and within tight deadlines,
  • Good team player able to work in multicultural teams and in multicultural environments,
  • Excellent command of English is required (oral and written). French would be an asset,
  • Good knowledge of the use of ICT applications (MS Office, Outlook, MS Teams, etc.),
  • Willingness to develop new skills and competencies as required by the job and tasks,
  • Ability and availability to travel outside of the place of employment as required.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 13th January 2023 at 4:00 PM at 5 PM by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

GIZ reserves all rights!

Technical Advisor for climate finance and the private sector at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 16 January 2023)

Vacancy Announcement

Technical Advisor for climate finance and the private sector for

“Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives of cooperation between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the following five areas: Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs; Peaceful and Inclusive Societies; Responsibility for our Planet – Climate and Energy; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and Regional Programmes.

The GIZ project “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” aims to strengthen the organizational and the technical capacities of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Rwanda to coordinate the implementation of the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions on climate change (NDCs). It further supports designated public institutions to integrate and implement the NDC objectives into selected policies, strategies and plans, and helps to improve the access of private enterprises and financial intermediaries to funding measures for the implementation of Rwanda’s NDC. The project was initiated following the signature of the new Rwandan-German Climate and Development Partnership in March 2022 between the Rwandan and German governments. It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment (MoE).

GIZ would like to recruit a candidate for the position of Technical Advisor for climate finance and the private sector for the “Capacity Development for the Implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” Project.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (with the possibility of renewal)

Position: One (1)

The Technical Advisor for climate finance and the private sector performs the following responsibilities:

  1. Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the overall achievement of the objectives and outputs of the NDC project,
  • Advise the Ministry of Environment of Rwanda (MoE) on capacity development measures to improve private enterprises access to funding for NDC implementation,
  • Provide technical and policy advice to the MoE and private sector institutions on the development of bankable business models that contribute to NDC implementation,
  • Promote female and young business owners’ access to training measures on financing instruments and alternative climate-friendly technologies that contribute to the NDC,
  • Support the project coordination with key institutions (FONERWA, PSF, Taskforce on Access to Climate Finance, BRD, RGIF, etc.) around the NDC implementation plan,
  • Support the organization and implementation of activities, training and measures to strengthen and develop organizational and technical capacities of the private sector,
  • Facilitate dialogue and exchange between the MoE and private sector stakeholders,
  • Support knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL) & reporting.

Tasks

The Technical Advisor for climate policy and planning performs the following tasks:

  1. Technical and policy advice
  • Provide technical and policy advice to the MoE and relevant private sector institutions on approaches to improve the access of private enterprises to funding for NDC implementation measures as well as to training and capacity development measures,
  • Provide technical, policy and expert advice to selected financial intermediaries – including those led by female and young business owners – for the development of financial products that are adapted to the needs of private enterprises as part of a climate fund dedicated to finance private sector for the implementation of the NDC,
  • Promote climate finance and the access to climate finance among the private sector in Rwanda, including UN climate funds, multilateral development banks (MDBs), etc.,
  • Support regional and international sharing of experiences on NDC implementation for the private sector in Rwanda and the involvement of private actors in the project.
  1. Capacity development and partners’ support
  • Support the identification of the project partners’ needs and formulate approaches to address them in line with the project’s objectives and the NDC implementation plan,
  • Contribute to the preparation, implementation and follow-up of capacity development activities and measures for the private sector in close coordination with the MoE,
  • Assist the MoE with the coordination, preparation and implementation of activities that contribute to capacity development of private enterprises and financial intermediaries for NDC implementation such as trainings, workshops, research, fairs, trips, etc.,
  • Contribute to the coordination and exchange with all selected sectors and stakeholders to foster knowledge and experience sharing on the NDC mainstreaming in the sectors.
  1. Communication and cooperation
  • Support cooperation, regular dialogue, exchange and networking opportunities with all the project stakeholders (especially the private sector) and within the project team,
  • Maintain a good flow of communication and information sharing within the project team and with all the relevant project partners (MoE, private sector, line ministries, etc.).
  1. Knowledge management and reporting
  • Report on the implementation of project activities and measures on a regular basis,
  • Contribute to project reports, meeting minutes, policy briefs, project presentations,
  • Support research activities, information gathering and innovative ideas on key topics,
  • Contribute to the capitalisation of knowledge and the design of communication tools,
  • Support knowledge management, MEL, reporting activities and knowledge transfer.
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • Support the coordination and implementation of the project activities in accordance with objectives, GIZ procedures, rules, quality standards, and existing agreements,
  • Support the operationalization of the project and participate in formulating project-related action plans, monitoring the budgeting and financial flows of project expenses,
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks for the project as requested by the Project Director.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications and professional experience

  • University degree (Master’s) in a relevant field: economics, development economics, climate finance, sustainable finance, environmental sciences, climate change, etc.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a comparable position,
  • Good knowledge of Rwanda’s climate change policies, strategies, legislation, private sector, institutional landscape, implementation structures, planning processes, etc.,
  • Good knowledge of the Paris Agreement and international climate finance architecture,
  • Experience / expertise in private sector development and public private partnerships,
  • Experience in advising or providing technical and policy advice to the private sector and the government in the context of climate change, including managing consultants.

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Good communication and excellent self-management and coordination skills,
  • Excellent ability to share knowledge / experience and demonstrated ability to work and deliver high quality work sometimes under time pressure and within tight deadlines,
  • Good team player able to work in multicultural teams and in multicultural environments,
  • Excellent command of English is required (oral and written). French would be an asset,
  • Good knowledge of the use of ICT applications (MS Office, Outlook, MS Teams, etc.),
  • Willingness to develop new skills and competencies as required by the job and tasks,
  • Ability and availability to travel outside of the place of employment as required.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 13th January 2023 at 4:00 PM at 5 PM by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

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