THESE ARE 4 Job Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 30 November 2022)

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4 Job Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 30 November 2022)

Advisor as Communication Specialist for the Digital Transformation Center at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 30 November 2022)

Vacancy announcement Advisor as Communication Specialist for The Digital Transformation CenterThe 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. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).The Digital Transformation Center Rwanda (DigiCenter) promotes digital transformation in Rwanda and is an important bridge between the public and the private sector, academia and civil society. The center is funded and run by GIZ’ Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development (DSSD) Program.The Digital Transformation Center supports MINICT and the implementing organization RISA in building capacity to promote digital transformation in Rwanda. At the same time, the DigiCenter endorses its partners in developing and implementing digital solutions which address social challenges. From 2019 to 2022 alone, 22 digital solutions were developed and over 1900 people received training on topics such as internet of things, machine learning and project management. More than 150 community events took place with roughly 6,000 participants.GIZ Rwanda is currently looking for a Communication Specialist integrated at the Digital Transformation Center and the Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD).The Communication Specialist performs the following responsibilities and tasks:A.   ResponsibilitiesDeveloping and updating the vision for the communication strategy of the DigiCenter to make it an established player of digital transformation strategiesDriving marketing and communication strategies for the DigiCenter from concept through to executionBuilding and sustaining strong ties between the DigiCenter and its partners within the local innovation ecosystemDeveloping and delivering creative marketing and communication campaigns, plans and approaches for the projects supported and hosted by the DigiCenter.Handling PR work of the DigiCenter and the DSSD program.B.   TasksDeveloping a communication and marketing plan for the DigiCenter and the DSSD program, promoting events for the tech-ecosystem, ongoing activities and digital solutions.Support community and events advisor in the design and implementation of workshops, seminars and other public events.Support the production of promotional material and content for both the DigiCenter and the DSSD program.Create and manage social media content and accounts, respectively.Identifying and communicating on local interests and efforts towards digital transformation and enhance learning and dialogue within the community for the benefit of the DSSD program and its partners.Plan and implement direct marketing approaches including targeting, personalisation of messages and measurability, data analysis, customer profiling and segmentation.Developing ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures, in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation of DSSD goals and indicators.C.   Required Qualifications, Competences and ExperienceQualificationsMasters/MSc or BSc in Marketing and Communications, ICT or other related to the DSSD programme objectives, with a focus on institutional development, ICT and community/brand building.Professional experienceAt least 3-5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position.Excellent knowledge of the local innovation ecosystem, experience with local and/or continental innovation hubs and ICT start-ups.Experience in working with technology developers and user communities.Use of innovative technologies for communication and marketing purposes.Interest and understanding of sustainable development and SDG’s.Other knowledge, additional competencesVery good communication, presentation and networking skills.Proactive and innovative in the development and implementation of ideas and proposals.Good knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda. French or German would be an asset.Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, resume (not more than 2 pages), references, certificates, previous design work); until 30th November, 2022 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. 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.GIZ Office RwandaKN 41 St. / Nr.17, KiyovuP.O. Box 59, Kigali,RwandaGIZ office Rwanda reserves all rights!

Digital Inclusion Advisor for The Cluster of Digital Transformation & Digital Economy of GIZ Rwanda – Kigali at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 30 November 2022)

Vacancy announcement Digital Inclusion Advisor for The Cluster of Digital Transformation & Digital Economy of GIZ Rwanda – Kigali

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. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

The Cluster Digital Transformation & Digital Economy is home to several GIZ projects, which supports the Rwandan government on the implementation of concrete activities all over the country. These projects include topics like promoting the development of digital solutions for the public sector, develop national strategies, Start-up ecosystem support, artificial intelligence as well as bbuilding digital skills and digital literacy for the economic and social development of Rwanda. The projects within the Digital Transformation Cluster are implemented under the guidance of the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) and with other sector ministries, local and international private companies, research institutions and the civil society.

An essential part of the portfolio of the Cluster focuses on Digital Inclusion and Digital Skills Development. This is to make sure more vulnerable groups such as rural populations, women and people with disabilities can fully participate and benefit from the digital transformation (“Leave no one behind”). The development and implementation of concrete initiatives in several parts of Rwanda are in close collaboration between public and private stakeholders.

The Cluster Digital Transformation & Digital Economy Rwanda is currently looking for a Digital Inclusion Advisor, to support the existing teams to implement the training activities around the focus area of digital inclusion and to help develop target group specific training measures to strengthen digital skills, especially for women and people with disabilities.

The Digital Inclusion Advisor performs the following responsibilities and tasks:

A. Responsibilities

  • Support the conception, development and implementation of concrete activities on digital inclusion and digital skills development in the Cluster-mentioned
  • Manage partnerships with the concerned public and private stakeholders enabling political steering in the implementation
  • Represent the project in technical working groups with partners and other donors
  • Manage contracts with consulting companies and implementing partners
  • Manage technical events and networks and ensure internal knowledge management in the areas of responsibility
  • Contribute to cross-cutting responsibilities such as monitoring & evaluation, communication, financial planning, reporting to BMZ and conceptualization of a follow up project
  • Assuming responsibility for building close collaborations with other projects, e.g. regional or global.

B.   Tasks

  • Work closely with MINICT, RISA and the municipal government partners implementing GIZ’s digital inclusion activities
  • Participate in selection process of the content, features and technology to be used during project implementation.
  • Facilitate communication/workshops with stakeholders and implementation team
  • Assist and monitor different activities and ensure compliance with the design and scope
  • Supervise resolution of issues around project implementation

C.     Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications

  • University degree either in a digital topic/computer science or with a focus on pedagogy, educational science, distance education/educational technology, education management or comparable degree
  • Digital literacy and very good computer skills if graduated in the field of education or other Teaching/tutoring experience if graduated in a digital topic (e.g. computer science)
  • Diplomatic talent and profound understanding of and experience with public sector organizations ideally demonstrated by work experience in Rwanda
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of digital transformation as well as public sector innovation
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills, with keen attention to interpersonal skills and effective, culturally sensitive communication
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams
  • Excellent English and Kinyarwanda is required; German skills preferred; French and other AU languages are an asset.
  • Further qualification or training in project management and/or agile methods

Professional experience

  • At least 4 years’ professional experience after graduating
  • Experience in the moderation of workshops
  • At least 2 years of experience in consulting, ideally in accompanying development or change processes
  • Experience in projects of development cooperation or international cooperation, preferably with GIZ

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Know-how on social media and/or communication with digital media
  • Experience with learning management and/or content management systems
  • Experience in working with the tech start-up scene
  • Experience with blended-learning models
  • Know-how about web platforms, mobile applications, working with data

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references;  until 30th November 2022 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. 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 office Rwanda reserves all rights!!

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Advisor for Skills for Economic Transformation in Rwanda at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 30 November 2022)

Vacancy announcement Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Advisor for Skills for Economic Transformation in Rwanda (Eco Emploi 5)

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. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

The module “Skills for Economic Transformation in Rwanda” is the fifth phase of the Programme “Promotion of the Economy and Employment” (Eco Emploi). The module builds on the achievements of the previous phases and continues to follow the integrated approach for job creation. But the new phase will focus even more on strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs by contributing to the institutional development of qualified training and TVET offers, linking private sector and TVET system, building a supportive environment for SMEs and empowering women to participate in the economy. The Programme follows a holistic value chains approach. The selected focus value chains are wood and complementary trades (like metal, glass and other crafts products).

The project component Improvement of TVET Quality is one element of the new organizational structure of the Programme. The component will contribute considerably to the achievement of output indicator 2: “The quality of vocational education and training for light industrial manufacturing has improved.” The achievement of the component’s activities requires a continuous and close cooperation with selected stakeholders and political partners like MINEDUC, RTB and RP and others. By working closely together with the other two components of the Programme as well as with the field offices in Rubavu and Huye, the component will furthermore contribute to the overall strengthening of institutional capacities, Women Economic Empowerment as well as to strengthening the competitiveness of MSMEs by building a better link between TVET and private sector.

It is with this background that Skills for Economic Transformation Rwanda is searching for one candidate for the position of TVET Advisor who will report to the Head of Component.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 31.12.2025

Position: 1

The TVET Advisor performs the following responsibilities and tasks:

Responsibilities

  • Independent Implementation of TVET related activities under guidance of the Head of Component.
  • Stakeholder management in the TVET Sector,

Tasks

Contribution to the quality improvement of the Rwandan TVET System

  • Coordination with other Development Partners in the Sector and the relevant political and private sector partners
  • Representing Eco-Emploi at meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Accompanying of the consultancies that will be assigned with the implementation which includes writing of concept notes, terms of reference, position papers and reports, as well as management of consultancies and partnerships.
  • Technical support to the preparation and development of a B-Tech curriculum in the Wood / Crafts Sector including ToT activities

Ensure the link with private sector development and labour market intervention

  • Elaborate in a team effort with the Head of Component an organisational plan that reflects the integrated approach of job creation
  • Follow up and further development of the activities the programme had in the area of workplace learning (placing of interns, development of guidelines for in company instructors etc.)
  • Strategic advise on the transfer from school to work (e.g. career guidance, entrepreneurship support)

 Other duties/tasks

  • Ensure the close cooperation with other programme components and the field offices.
  • Coordinate the interlinkage with other programmes and service packages in the cluster “Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs”
  • Perform other duties and tasks at request of the Head of Component and / or the Management Team.

 Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

 Qualifications and professional experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience in TVET, Private Sector Development or Labour Market Analytics.
  • University Degree in a relevant field.
  • Expertise and interest in the field of Private Sector Development.
  • Ideally familiar with processes and strategy of GIZ or a comparable institution

 Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Be dedicated, reliable team player. Good understanding of the local context and intercultural skills as well as a sound awareness of gender issues.
  • Well organized and work independently.
  • Able to familiarize yourself quickly with new fields of activity and personally characterized by intercultural competence, high networking skills as well as excellent communication skills.
  • Think and act strategically and analytically; ability to grasp new concepts rapidly and prioritise key topics.
  • Open-minded towards digital applications and confident in using all MS Office programmes.
  • Able to communicate fluently in English and Kinyarwanda (spoken and written); additionally, knowledge of French and / or German is an asset.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references); until 30th November 2022 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 test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

GIZ reserves all rights!

Advisor for Private Sector Development for Skills Development for Economic Transformation in Rwanda at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 30 November 2022)

Vacancy Announcement Advisor for Private Sector Development for Skills Development for Economic Transformation in Rwanda (Eco Emploi 5)

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. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

Skills Development for Economic Transformation 2023 – 2025

Rwanda aspires to improve standards of living for all its citizens in the Vision of 2050. The Vision will be affected through a series of seven-year National Strategies for Transformation (NST1), underpinned by detailed sectoral strategies that are aimed toward achievement of the SDGs. The NST1 came after the implementation of two, five-year Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategies—EDPRS (2008-12) and EDPRS-2 (2013-18), under which Rwanda experienced robust economic and social performances. The growth averaged 7.5% over the decade to 2018 while per capita growth domestic product (GDP) grew at 5% annually.

However, the rate of unemployment and underemployment is still prominent. With strategies like the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) and the Private Sector Development and Youth Employment Strategy (PSDYES), the Government of Rwanda is promoting skills development and the creation of off farm jobs. The Programme GIZ Eco-Emploi as part of the priority area “Sustainable Economic Development” of the Rwandan-German Development Cooperation is supporting these efforts and is planning a follow-on implementation phase for the period January 2023 to December 2025

GIZ Skills Development for Economic Development incorporates a transformation approach through digitalization in production process, strengthening skilled workers and economic empowerment of women and will be implemented between January 2023 and December 2025. The Programme aims at employment-intensive growth in selected economic sectors, namely wood industry, with a special focus on women economic empowerment.  Green transformation, digitalization, decent work towards youth employment and inclusion of people with disabilities are a crosscutting effort in all activities of the Programme. GIZ Eco-Emploi works towards achieving SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 4 “High-quality education”, SDG 5 “Gender equality” and SDG 8 “Decent work and economic growth”.

It is with this background that GIZ would like to recruit a candidate for the position of Advisor for Private Sector Development for the Program of Skills for Economic Transformation (Eco Emploi 5).

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025

Position: 1

The Advisor for Private Sector Development performs the following responsibilities and tasks:

Responsibilities

The Advisor for Private Sector Development under the supervision of the Head of Private Sector Development (PSD) Component will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating activities related to Women Economic Empowerment (as part of the upcoming interventions of Women Economic Empowerment component)
  • Supporting the Head of Component leader in identifying possible future activities in the area of Women Economic Empowerment with specific focus on the selected value chains
  • Preparation of documents, analyzing studies, policies and strategies according to sector specific needs towards implementation of PSDYES as well as other relevant strategies and the role of private sector with emphasis on rights, access to resources and strengthen representation of women organizations.
  • Supporting the Head of Women Economic Empowerment Component in all matters related to Private Sector Development and linkage with other Components and related interventions.

Tasks

The Advisor for Private Sector Development performs the following tasks in close cooperation with the public and private partners

Work in collaboration with the PSD Team on the better integration of women and girls in all PSD interventions

  • Provide advice on the organizational development for the Imanzi Business Institute (IBI); management of training operations and overall institutional development including establishment of business partnerships.
  • Support in product development (training curricula and modular courses) and marketing support.
  • Support the IBI in integrating in their trainings topics that address the challenges of women entrepreneurs.
  • Identifying together with the colleague who is in charge of the collaboration with Employment Service Centers career guidance services that focus on women and girls.

Intensify the link between Eco Emploi TVET interventions and Private Sector Development with specific focus on women and girls

  • Scan the existing TVET interventions and develop an approach who to better ensure the attachment to Private Sector
  • Develop a proposal how to integrate entrepreneurship skills and support to access to finance in our training offers with focus to opportunities for women

Work on the linkage between the service package Coffee Innovation Fund (CIF), several iDPPs and the tourism component with the PSD component

  • Identify in close collaboration with CIF team the link to the strategic goals of the PSD component.
  • Bridge Wood sector, Light manufacturing with TVET and Labour Market Interventions

Preparation of documents, analyzing studies, policies and strategies according to sector specific needs towards implementation of PSDYES and the role of private sector.

  • Upon the request of the Head of PSD Component, the Advisor will prepare documents, analyze studies, policies and strategies such as PSYES and the NST1 with specific focus on Women Economic Empowerment
  • The Advisor will be expected to support in the documentation of processes and case studies related to private sector development

Supporting the Head of Private Sector Development component in all matters related to Private Sector Development and Labour Market Interventions (LMI) and other Eco-Emploi components

  • Upon request of the head of the Women Economic Empowerment component, the Advisor will be responsible for coordinating different activities within the component related to promote linkage between PSD and other Programme interventions.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Education

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree (A0) in the economics, business administration, economic policy, Development Studies, Private Sector Development and any other related field.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in project management positions in coordinating economic development, of which 3 year working experience in working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • The Incumbent should have at least five (5) years of pertinent experience in private sector development
  • Proven experience in the development cooperation is an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of the local Private Sector ecosystem, working knowledge in the area of Promotion of Private Sector particularly business development services.
  • Interest and understanding of SME development.
  • Proven experience in planning and coordination of activities aiming at capacity building e.g Trainings, Mentorship etc

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Very good communication, presentation, and network skills.
  • Proactive in the development and implementation of ideas and proposals.
  • Good knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda. Additional knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • Use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a minimum.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references), until 30th November 2022 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 test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

GIZ reserves all rights!

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