Become a Wetland and Landscape restoration Specialist Under Statute at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 27 October 2022)

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The Wetland and Landscape restoration Specialist Under Statute at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 27 October 2022)

Job description

• Oversee and manage the implementation of the project, monitor work progress, and ensure delivery of outputs according to the Project Documents and the provisions of the Project Cooperation Agreement and guidance of the Project Steering Committee;
• Oversee the outsourcing by competitive tender, monitor the procurement of works, goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines in conformity with the procurement procedures. Coordinate and manage all procurement requirements (Terms of reference, contracts and consultancies in the project, including reviewing consultancy reports) Provide guidance to contractors and consultants engaged by the project
• Advise REMA, Nordic Development Fund(NDF) and the National Steering Committee on quality and appropriate follow-up actions and manage the disbursement of funds in conformity with the administrative and financial procedures of the GoR and development partners
• Report project progress and milestones to SPIU coordinator, Project Steering Committee, MINECOFIN and Nordic Development Fund(NDF) through Ministry of Infrastructure
• Assist REMA in meeting its reporting requirements to Nordic Development Fund(NDF) in rigorous and timely manner


• Coordinate development and implementation of a monitoring and reporting system, with the support of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist;
• Coordinate development activity-based budgets, work plans, and procurement plans for the approval of the Project Steering Committee;
• Mobilize goods and services to conduct project activities, including drafting of terms of references and work specifications;
• Manage and oversee project personnel, consultants, and contractors to ensure good performance;
• Supervise, coordinate, and manage the work of the Project Management Unit;
• Supervise the development of performance and financial reports as required by MoE, REMA, MINECOFIN and Nordic Development Fund(NDF);
• Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
• Manage disbursements and expenditures according to targets and budgets, prepare cash advance requests, and prepare the expenditure statements;
• Manage and monitor the project risks, including environmental and social risks, initially identified, submit new risks to the Project Steering Committee for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risks Log, and propose measures for addressing risks;


• Inform the SPIU Coordinator, Project Steering Committee, and Nordic Development Fund(NDF) of any risks that may jeopardize the success of the project without delay;
• Develop management and technical reports and other documents as described in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and the Project Cooperation Agreement. The reports should contain detailed assessments of progress in implementing activities, including reasons for delays, budget shortfalls, required changes in delivery of outputs if any, and recommendations on necessary improvements.
• Liaise with different project stakeholders and support their participation in the project;
• Support Environment and Social management plan, gender sensitization and gender equality in implementing project activities;
• Lead communications and engagement of different sectors, development partners, beneficiary communities, and users of climate information products and services; and liaise and coordinate with the NDF on a regular basis


• Organise and actively participate in report validation meetings, project Steering Committee meetings, prepare minutes and implement the recommendations;
• Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports to, REMA and CI focused on capturing results, learning lessons and documenting best practices in order to improve project performances;
• Ensure that audits are organized on time and resulting recommendations are acted upon.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s in Civil Engineering

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s in Urban Environment and Management

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s in Urban planning and design

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s in Limnology and wetland management

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture

3 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • N/A
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Ability to engage in or analyze engineering feasibility studies and detailed engineering design process
  • Knowledge in international standards of environmental regulation
  • Knowledge in hydraulic engineering (e.g. for water storage and flood defense)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of potential environmental and social risks related to the project, including but not limited to
  • Demonstrated knowledge of potential environmental and social risks related to the project
  • Environmental and Impact Assessment (EIA) Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent command of the procedures involved in the analysis and granting of Environmental impact assessments and certificati
  • Attention to detail to ensure thorough compliance of projects with environmental regulations
  • Understanding of Civil engineering and physical designs
  • Extensive Knowledge in Environmental Issues
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an advantage
  • GIS software (ArcGIS & ArchView), remote sensing and integrated land & water information system (ILWIS)
  • Computer-aided design and drafting applications (Latest applicable versions of AutoCAD & ArchiCAD)& water information system (ILWIS)
  • Experience in field surveys, construction compliance monitoring and elaboration of wetland restoration designs and planning
  • Experience in contract management of infrastructure project works and consultancy services, as well as skills in negotiating contracts
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic wetland restoration techniques, flood plain management and land use planning.

  • Adhere to results focus, teamwork, integrity, accountability, transparency, responsibility, commitment, building effective relationships, knowledge sharing, continuous improvement, inclusiveness and client/citizen focus.

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