2 Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 21 June 2021)

2 Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 21 June 2021)

2 Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 21 June 2021)

Finance and Administration Officer at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 21 June 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

Finance and Administration Officer

for

Rights-based Programme

Sexualised and gender-based violence Programme

  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 position is part of the Rights-based Program (RBP) and the Prevention of sexualised and gender-based violence Programme (SGBV). RBP is a project of GIZ Rwanda aiming to strengthen the organisational development of selected civil society organizations in Rwanda. The project provides technical advice, financial assistance and training to support its partners organisations.

GIZ Rwanda will implement the new SGBV project in Rwanda. The implementation is set to start in July 2021. This project will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) and Rwandan civil society organisations.

Location: Kigali

Fixed term: June 2022 (renewable)

Position: One (1)

The professional of administration and finance performs the following responsibilities and tasks for the following projects:

  • Rights-based Programme
  • Sexualised and gender-based violence Programme

A.    Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that financial and administrative regulations are complied with GIZ standard procedures
  • Identifies relevant problems and issues and assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions
  • Ensures good communication and flow of information within the project/programme and with the GIZ offices
  • Representing the projects at GIZ Country Office and act as liaison person

B.    Tasks

 Administration

  • Responsible for organising administrative and logistical aspects of project activities (organising meetings and workshops, preparation of letters and documents for the respective projects and other tasks related to project management)
  • Procurement of office materials; monitoring the availability of accessories and stocks and carrying out procurement in accordance with guidelines
  • Identifies needs for procurement within RBP and SGBV and prepares local and international procurement according to GIZ rules and regulations
  • Checks all invoices to be paid through the project budgets
  • Files all necessary documents for the projects according to GIZ guidelines physically and electronically
  • Maintain an inventory for the office according to GIZ rules and guidelines
  • Ensure that computers and software function properly
  • Liaise with the GIZ Country Office on all admin, finance and contract related processes, strong collaboration with the respective finance managers in the projects

Finance and contract

  • Responsible for cash based on the vouchers collected daily
  • Reconcile the cash book and cash account daily
  • Report any surplus or shortfall in cash
  • Is involved in drawing up the annual internal controlling schedule and reports
  • Process settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Support the technical experts in the preparation of contracts, checking the contracts for completeness and checking of financial documents from consultants/consulting firms; monitor the progress of the contracts and prepare invoices
  • Filing documents in reference files or in DMS in line with GIZ’s filing rules
  • Check vouchers and receipts of local subsidies, financial agreement contracts submitted by the partners to ensure the use of fund in accordance with GIZ Regulations.
  • Request and follows approval of materially correctness
  • Monitors receivables account and settle on due date and if necessary, prepares reminder letters to partners for any delay in submitting justifications
  • Fills in local subsidies and consultants’ contracts requests form and submit all required documents to Country Office

Project management and other tasks

  • Ensuring that all rules according to data protection are followed
  • Strong cooperation with the data protection division in GIZ Headquarters
  • Acting as the digital/IT focal point for the mentioned projects
  • Taking on all other necessary tasks that might occur

Required qualifications, competences and experience

 Qualifications and Professional experience:

  • BA/BSc in business management with a focus on finance, purchasing or contract management or similar area
  • Experience in the area of admin, finance, procurement and/or service contracts, including experience in project management
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English; fluency in French is an asset.

 Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Excellent and independent working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (especially MS Office including outlook, word, excel, ppt, as well as MS Teams and internet)
  • Excellent management and organisational skills; strong communication skills, being able to get a message transported to the point
  • Persistent and focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open minded
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 21st June 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to [email protected] 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 take into account 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!!

 

 

Digital Transformation Lab Coordinator at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 18 June 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

Digital Transformation Lab Coordinator

for

Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Programme

 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 project “Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development”(DSSD) will advise Rwandan institutions on the implementation of the Smart Rwanda Master Plan (2016-2020) and its priority projects.

The project aims at promoting the development of digital solutions in collaboration with sector ministries, local and international private companies, research institutions and civil society. The development of those solutions will be supported and managed by the Center for Digital Transformation (DigiCenter) as a project unit of DSSD.

The DigiCenter will be a hybrid model aimed at developing impact driven digital solutions, playing the role of test bed and launch pad for German and European Companies, developing the local eco-system capacities, and replicating and scaling-up digital solutions at regional and continental level. In parallel, the institutional and capacity development of MINICT (Ministry of ICT & Innovation), RISA (Rwanda Information Society Authority) and other partners will be supported through intensive capacity building, organizational development, business process optimization, and expert advice.

GIZ Rwanda is searching a suitable candidate for the position of Lab Technician for Transfer lab at the DigiCenter. The transfer lab space was created in partnership with the DSSD and local partners with the goal to enhance the methodological capacity of local partners and innovators to plan, design and facilitate different innovation formats in order to foster technological innovations that meet both social and individual needs as well as production of electronic devices in Rwanda.

Location: Kigali

Fixed term: one (1) year contract renewable

Position: one (1)

A.    Responsibilities

The Transfer Lab Technician is responsible for:

  • Managing the Emerging Tech Transfer Labs of the DigiCenter, jointly with other partners (NIRDA, RISA, MINICT and private sector)
  • Planning and coordinating laboratory activities for innovation projects
  • Recording and triggering innovative ideas among Lab users,
  • Supervising all lab activities and assurance of compliance with standards.
  • Leading the maintenance and upgrade of the Lab equipment and systems.
  • Managing all DigiCenter infrastructure, including the monitors, servers and printer

The Transfer Lab advisor performs the following tasks:

B.    Tasks 

  • Explore and support the local technology community to innovate for various applications around the following emerging technologies (Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, Artificial intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), Block chain)
  • Assist with and supervise various research/ innovation projects
  • Implements new Lab programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures
  • Develop and implement a continuous training Program for lab users
  • Develop and maintain lab user guides, experimental protocols and work instructions.
  • Develop and implement lab policy, procedures and processes
  • Organize workshops, demonstrations, and promotional material that demonstrate the  emerging technology capabilities related to the transfer lab and the local ecosystem.
  • Troubleshoots hardware/software issues and maintains lab equipment and other DigiCenter facilities.
  • Maintain inventory control of Center facilities, laboratory equipment and tools
  • Collaborate with DSSD staff & startups to develop documentation, videos, or support materials.
  • Assist startups, innovators to properly use the lab equipment, tools, and other  available in the space; ensure safety and compliance with rules and policies.
  • Provide one-on-one and group trainings, demos, and tours of the space equipment.
  • Train startups on product design and development from ideation to product development
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience

1.    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Electromechanical engineering, communication systems Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Engineering, Signal Processing, Systems Engineering or other related to Emerging technologies research, with a focus on IoT, AI, AR&VR, block Chain etc.

2.    Professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Excellent knowledge of the emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, AR&VR, Automation, Blockchain etc.
  • Expertise in Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication tools (Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper 3D, Solidworks, Coding, Electronics, Arduino, Laser Cutter, Milling Machine, 3D printers, etc.
  • Use of innovative technologies to support the achievement of sustainable development goals
  • Hands-on prototyping experience with Hardware, electronics and computer systems.
  • One or more years of experience working in a Makerspace, Fablab or lab environment
  • Experience with graphic design, 3D modeling, or video editing
  • Previous experience in managing young innovators & interacting with a team;
  • Autonomous, able to take on responsibilities and coordinate a team efficiently;

3.    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good presentation and networking skills
  • Proactive in the development and implementation of ideas and proposals
  • Good knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda. French would be an asset

 Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 18th June 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to [email protected] 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 take into account when considering your application.

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!!




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