3 Job Positions at RUZIZI III Energy Limited: (Deadline 23 July 2021)

3 Job Positions at RUZIZI III Energy Limited: (Deadline 23 July 2021)

Job Description – Communication Officer

OBJECTIVES

The Communication Officer (CO) will support REL in the day-to-day activities related to preparation and implementation of Communication Strategy and Communication Action Plan (CAP) for Ruzizi III Project.

 REPORTING LINES AND RELATIONS

  • Direct Report: E&S Manager
  • Subordinates: Project Team
  • Internal: Project Director, Board of Directors, Project Steering Committee, Project financing team
  • External: Peoples and organizations impacted by the implementation of the project (Landowner, land users, etc.) owners (IPS/Scatec), contractors incl. consultants

 MAIN DUTIES

1.    Communication strategy and Action plan 

a) Conduct a Communication Environment Assessment for Ruzizi III project, including qualitative research of opinion leaders in the three countries (Burundi, Rwanda and DRC);

b)  Usingfindings from this assessment to prepare a communication Strategy for the Project. This will: a) identify key audiences in the three countries; b) identify the various media and means of reaching these audiences; c) establish a mechanism for information flow within these key audiences and with the project; d) ensure the advocacy of the project in the local, national, and regional media and e) identify areas of disclosure of information as the project moves towards implementation. The Communications Strategy should include a realistic schedule of communications activities along a timeline, linking to completion of key studies and components of the project;

2.    Development of communication materials

a)  Support the procurement process with advertising agencies for production of communication materials; Work closely with the advertisement agencies in the preparation and development of relevant communication materials for the targeted audiences including radio programs, booklets, posters and leaflets;

b) Ensurethat appropriate messages and information packages are made available during consultations with each key audiences;

c)  Work  closely with the project management to upload REL information in the web site with information blocks and links as they become available.

3.    Advocacy and Communication flow  

a) Preparea series of advocacy briefs and awareness raising materials to support REL management in advocacy efforts with a broader range of stakeholders, both public and civil society on the merits of the Ruzizi III project;

b) Maintainand Expand linkages with public and media networks and take appropriate action as necessary to ensure that Ruzizi III Project is positively reported in the local, national and regional media.

c) Establish communication focal points in each district/commune/zone to ensure rapid communication at all levels and that views/concerns of affected communities are taken into consideration.

d) establish a hotline mechanism through the channel of the district/communes/zone focal points and other accessible media (radio, suggestion box)

e)  Support the project to establish a mechanism for collecting and managing complaints from the PAPs with the established grievance mechanisms in each country.

f)  In collaboration with the Ruzizi III Environmental and social team, organize village meetings for consultation and information sharing. Consultations must be documented and linked to communications products such as but not limited to web stories, videos, summaries of public consultations, and media site visits…

g) In collaboration with Environmental and social team, conduct interviews of the PAPs for the purpose of gauge their level of confidence, acceptance, opinion, and concerns.

h) Support  in the documentation of success stories and other themes that can be used in communication campaigns.

4.    Project coordination

a)  Supportto monitor and evaluate the results of activities carried out;

b)  Coordinatecommunications activities with the REL.

c)  Workingwith REL, partners and country counterparts in the three countries to make regular progress reports to the Project Director on audiences reached, messages and information packages prepared, and observations of changing perceptions based on media reports and public discussion.

d)  As requested, assist in facilitating communication and inter-country coordination between key ministries and stakeholders in Burundi, DRC and Rwanda on Ruzizi III Project development communication related issues;

e) Identify communication risks as they arise, working with others on the Ruzizi III team to fashion plans to address information gaps, misunderstandings or perceived shortcomings related to the project.

5.    General Responsibilities and Modes of Conduct

a) Collaborate  with Environmental and Social Manager as well as Ruzizi III Project staffs, to ensure project integration/coordination and achievement of overall project objectives related to the Communication Environment Assessment, Communication Strategy and Communication Action Plan (CAP).

b) Ensure effective day to day liaison and communication with Stakeholders and REL regarding the delivery of the agreed-on outputs.

c)  Update REL Management on progress made and seek advice about challenging situations; Ensure the project is developed to meet the legal requirements of the Contracting States, Lenders and Owners.

REPORTING

The officer will report to the Environmental and Social Manager who will supervise his/her work with copy to Project Director.

The CO will work on a full-time basis. He/she will coordinate closely with REL Environmental and Social Project Manager on objectives, deliverables, and work methodology.

On an output basis, the CO will be expected to submit:

a)    A detailed progress report each month;
b)    A Communication Environment Assessment report, based on qualitative opinion leader research in three countries;
c)    A Communication Work Plan;
d)    An updated Communication Strategy for REL;
e)    A complete stakeholder analysis and database.

DURATION AND NATURE OF APPOINTMENT 

The appointment of the CO will be for a period of 2 years subject to renewal/extension, as needed. The Communication officer will travel within the project area and work on the project site. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

COMPETENCIES / REQUIREMENTS

  • Recognized technical expertise in development communications, use of participatory approaches at all levels (Regional, National and Community), preferably in complex projects with tangible positive impact on project design.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in participatory approaches with a range of stakeholders or at least 3 years of experience in communications focusing on the community development, political, and cultural dimensions of cooperation among groups.
  • Advanced training (Bachelor’s degree level or higher) in communications, journalism, community development, public relations, political science, or related field.
  • Experience with adapting complex topics to a level that is effective for obtaining feedback and consultations with a wide variety of audiences. Experience with development/participatory communication or behavior change will be an asset.
  • Excellent consensus-building, multi-cultural, and inter-personnel skills. Strong team building and mentoring capabilities. Knowledge and skills in the use of consensus building tools will be an asset.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of people, including local communities, the civil society, media, and government agencies.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, presentation, and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French. Fluency in another regional language like Kinyarwanda, Kirundi or Kiswahili and familiarity with at least two of the countries is an asset.
  • Good computing skills, including knowledge of software packages for word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Familiarity with modern communication systems (such as Internet, worldwide web, email, etc.).
  • Experience working with or in international and donor organizations is an advantage.
  • Experience working in the region of the project is essential.
  • Willing to work and stay within the project area, as the work demands.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Interested candidate should send their applications at (jobs@ruzizienergy.com) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Address all applications to the Project Director of Ruzizi III Energy Ltd.

Deadline for application: Friday, July 23rd , 2021.

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Done in Kigali, July 6th, 2021

 

Job Description – GIS and Database Officer

 OBJECTIVES

The GIS and Database Officer (GDO) will support the day-to-day activities related to the implementation of the Ruzizi III project activities including project land acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) implementation.

 REPORTING LINES AND RELATIONS

  • Direct Report: E&S Manager
  • Subordinates: Project Team
  • Internal: Project Director, Board of Directors, Project Steering Committee, Project financing team
  • External: Peoples and organizations impacted by the implementation of the project (Landowner, land users, etc.) owners (IPS/Scatec), contractors incl. consultants

 MAIN DUTIES

The GDO will work in close liaison with the Project Environmental and Social Manager. The primary duties include the following:

1. Provide technical support on GIS and related matters;
2.  Design, develop, customize, and maintain discipline specific GIS (maps, tables, etc.)
3. Undertake spatial analyses and create information products from the GIS related software and systems to meet Census specific needs;
4. Review and make routine interpretations of data sources and use basic GIS software functions to enter, edit and update GIS spatial data, including points, lines and polygons, and attribute data into databases or layers, following standard procedures.
5. Provide quality control with regard to data capture, evaluation of data acquired from census data collectors and develop database;
6. Carry out research on standard source documents such as track maps, parcel maps, cadastral maps, legal descriptions, permits, as-built drawings and other records to verify the accuracy and completeness of data prior to input; uses standard scripts and queries to search for and correct missing, incomplete or inaccurate spatial and attribute data
7. Assist in the preparation of base maps for the project features (reservoirs, power house, Camps, roads, transmission lines … ) and undertake digitization, geo-referencing, ground verification, etc.;
8. Work closely with REL team in collating spatial and non-spatial information with respect to plot boundaries, network of basic infrastructure such as roads, drainage and water lines, Transmissions lines etc.;
9.  Provide support to REL staffs, engineers, planners, and developers regarding GIS information, such as asset locations, Reservoir information, and related needs.
10. Manage the project database and related information
11. Any other task as assigned by the Project director and project Manager.

REPORTING

The SCO will report to the Project Director and copy the Environmental and Social Manager who will supervise his/her work.

On an output basis, the officer will be expected to submit: (i) a brief narrative/monthly report, outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific monthly output; (ii) an outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable/month; (iii) stakeholder consultation summaries at different levels (national and local); and, (iv) comments or recommendations relating to monitoring reports and progress of the implementation of the RAP activities.

DURATION AND NATURE OF APPOINTMENT 

The appointment of the officer will be for a period of two years and is subject to extension, as needed. The officer will be based within the project area.  Priority will be given to nationals originating from the 3 countries (Burundi, DRC and Rwanda). Women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

 COMPETENCIES / REQUIREMENTS

The GDO, preferably a citizen of one of the three Ruzizi III project countries, will be selected based on the following criteria:

a)  Advanced knowledge of ArcGIS
b)  Bachelor’s degree or higher;
c)  Knowledgeable in Geographical data management and utilization, familiarity with coordinate geometry, data conversion and validation, spatial analysis and visualization.
d)  Proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS and Quantum GIS)
e)  Knowledge about data processing, evaluation and organizing the collection, storage, usage of geographic data and visualization
f)  Ability to solve GIS-specific problems and convey GIS information to non-GIS people
g) Good interpersonal communication and coordination skills
h)  Ability to adhere to deadlines, Detail oriented and flexibility
i)   Fluent in English and French

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Interested candidates should send their applications at (jobs@ruzizienergy.com) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Address all applications to the Project Director of Ruzizi III Energy Ltd.

Deadline for application: Friday, July 23rd , 2021.

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Done in Kigali, July 6th, 2021

 

Job Description – Social & Community Development Officer

 OBJECTIVES

The Social and Community Development Officer (SCO) will support the day-to-day activities related to the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), the Local Area Development Plan (LADP), and ensure enhanced Public Consultation.

 REPORTING LINES AND RELATIONS

  • Direct Report: E&S Manager
  • Subordinates: Project Team
  • Internal: Project Director, Board of Directors, Project Steering Committee, Project financing team
  • External: Peoples and organizations impacted by the implementation of the project (Landowner, land users, etc.) owners (IPS/Scatec), contractors incl. consultants

 MAIN DUTIES

The SCO will work in close liaison with the Project Environmental and Social Manager. The Officer will play a key role in the managing and coordination of day to day follow up of the implementation of the Ruzizi III RAP and Public Consultation related activities and his/her primary duties include the following:

1.  Providingtechnical assistance to achieve the targets and outputs for the timely implementation of the RAP and Public Consultation for the Project. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

a)  Coordinate and participate in the general planning processes for the execution of the tasks related to the RAP implementation and offer guidance on applicable approaches;

b)  Serve as focal point  between Ruzizi III Project and other participating institutions especially  in organizing local consultations with the identified stakeholders, ensuring a robust public consultation, disclosure and dissemination platform that guarantees the appropriate balance of attention between ‘local’ (i.e. directly affected by the project, both negatively and positively) and ‘external’ stakeholder (i.e. Government /NGOs/ interest groups) interests in the potential social impacts of the Ruzizi III Project;
c)  Work with key national stakeholders to review and update work plans, providing timely information regarding activities to prepare and implement the RAP and the policies and procedures associated with the implementation of the RAP, compensation, relocation and rehabilitation, and restoration packages ensuring that these are validated and approved as per national policies, principles and procedures;
d)  Liaise with provincial/district/commune stakeholders to coordinate and confirm the establishment and working of local level resettlement committees or alternative mechanisms for coordinating the work including grievance mechanism, dispute resolution and review of available land or other options available to PAPs;
e)  Consult with PAPs in particular and relevant stakeholders about land acquisition and resettlement impacts, and the needs, concerns, preferences for effective compensation and livelihood restoration strategies;
f)  Take cognizance of, ensure consultation with and necessary attention to vulnerable people, such as the ultra-poor, widows, single mothers, the physically challenged, People Living with HIV/AIDS, the elderly as identified by stakeholders.
g) Take appropriate action as necessary to ensure that good practice of RAP implementation is adhered to, including compliance with social safeguards and ensuring that PAPs are fully aware of their rights and options pertaining to resettlement, compensation and other assistance;
h) Reach out to a representative ‘civil society voice’, assisting and advising in identifying, and consulting with key civil society stakeholders (associations, networks, interest groups, community-based organizations, etc.) which are development-oriented and can provide invaluable input into the Ruzizi III project RAP implementation processes;
i)  Monitor the project compensation committees for quick backstopping, guidance and remedial actions related to stakeholder participation, adherence of compensation schedules and assess the quality of implementation, impacts of social safeguards mitigation measures and levels of satisfaction with the resettlement processes and outcomes;
j)  Update REL on progress made and seek advice about challenging situations;
k)  Working in close consultation with Environmental and Social Manager, Communication officer and drawing upon their expertise, devise innovative approaches for both stakeholders’ consultations and sharing of information on Ruzizi III project social impacts and the planned mitigation measures, with consistent messages.

2.    General Responsibilities and Approach 

  • Collaborate with REL Environmental and social Manager and other project staffs to ensure project integration, coordination, and achievement of overall Ruzizi III project objectives related RAP implementation.

REPORTING

The SCO will report to the Project Director and copy the Environmental and Social Manager who will supervise his/her work.

On an output basis, the officer will be expected to submit: (i) a brief narrative/monthly report, outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific monthly output; (ii) an outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable/month; (iii) stakeholder consultation summaries at different levels (national and local); and, (iv) comments or recommendations relating to monitoring reports and progress of the implementation of the RAP activities.

DURATION AND NATURE OF APPOINTMENT 

The appointment of the officer will be for a period of two years and is subject to extension, as needed. The officer will be based within the project area.  Priority will be given to nationals originating from the 3 countries (Burundi, DRC and Rwanda). Women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

 COMPETENCIES / REQUIREMENTS

The SCO officer , preferably a citizen of one of the three Ruzizi III project countries, will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

a) Advanced training (Bachelor degree or higher) in Sociology, Development Studies, Social anthropology, Community Development, Political Science or related field.
b) At least 5 years of work experience in participatory approaches with a range of stakeholders and at least 3 years of experience in social analysis, planning and management of a range of social dimensions (Poverty and Vulnerability, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Conflict, and Migration).
c) Expertise in the development and use of participatory approaches at all levels (regional, national and community), preferably in complex projects with tangible positive impact on project implementation. Experience with social marketing or behavior change will be an asset.
d)  Recognized knowledge and technical expertise in displacement, resettlement and valuation and compensation frameworks.
e)  Excellent consensus-building, multi-cultural, and inter-personal skills; Strong team building and mentoring capabilities; Knowledge and skills in the use of consensus building tools will be an asset.
f)  Excellent writing, analytical, presentation, and reporting skills.
g)  Fluency in spoken and written French and English; Fluency in another regional language like Kiswahili, Kirundi or Kinyarwanda; and familiarity with at least two of the countries is an asset.
h) Good computing skills, including knowledge of software packages for word processing, databases, and spreadsheets; Familiarity with modern communication systems (such as Internet, worldwide web, email, etc.).
i)  Experience working within international and donor organization contexts and especially familiarity with the policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies is an advantage.
j)  Experience working in Africa, particularly great lakes countries, is essential.
k) Willing to work and stay within the project area, as work demands.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Interested candidates should send their applications at (jobs@ruzizienergy.com) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Address all applications to the Project Director of Ruzizi III Energy Ltd.

Deadline for application: Friday, July 23rd , 2021.

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Done in Kigali, July 6th , 2021




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