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2 JOB POSITIONS AT GIZ Rwanda : ( Deadline : 27 December 2019 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT GIZ Rwanda : ( Deadline : 27 December 2019 )

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT GIZ Rwanda : ( Deadline : 27 December 2019 )

 

Technical Advisor for investment promotion for the programme “Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda” AT GIZ Rwanda : ( Deadline : 27 December 2019 )

 

Vacancy for a

Technical Advisor for investment promotion for the programme “Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda”

 

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 Special Initiative Training and Job Creation (SIAB) aims to improve the conditions for sustainable economic and employment growth in Rwanda and to promote investment. The Special Initiative together with the Rwandan partners facilitates interventions in the following fields of action: “The conditions for investments of European or international enterprises in Rwanda are improved; the capacities of Rwandan SMEs in selected sectors/clusters for sustainable, employment-generating growth are improved; the business ecosystem of selected sectors/clusters is improved”. The project provides advisory services and facilitates access to funding schemes and instruments for the development and implementation of business projects.

 

A. Responsibilities of the Technical Advisor for investment promotion in the programme “Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda”:

 

Support the programme independently in the identification, mapping, and development of investment projects
Facilitation of contacts between potential investment projects in Rwanda and European or international investors; relationship management
Support to potential investors and local enterprises during the identification, development, and implementation of joint investment projects in cooperation with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
Support to feasibility studies related to potential investments
Implementation of the activities in accordance with best practices in the professional field and in development cooperation.
Ensuring that the activities are closely coordinated with the programmes related to SIAB in Rwanda, Germany and worldwide
Support actively the Monitoring & Evaluation efforts of the programme
Contribute actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations
The Technical Advisor performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Communication and networking

Establishing and maintaining contacts with companies in Rwanda that have growth potential or have ideas for investment projects
Contact person for companies interested in cooperation with the programme, especially with the focus on investment opportunities
Relationship management of established contacts with companies and other stakeholders
Establishing and maintaining contacts with all other relevant stakeholders; especially with the Rwanda Development Board
Representing the programme at national level
Collecting and disseminating relevant information, disseminating programme experiences and developing a database on companies. Close cooperation and liaising with other GIZ programmes in Rwanda related to private sector development (such as Business Network (GBN) and Eco-Emploi; develoPPP for jobs, makeIT and others);

2. Investment Promotion and SME support

 

Facilitating the process of investigating the needs of the private sector in investment promotion
Participating in the identification, mapping and development of investment projects
Support to potential investors and local enterprises during the identification, development and implementation of joint investment projects in cooperation with (RDB)
Moderation, facilitation of communication and project management processes between potential partners or groups of stakeholders
Identification and addressing of potential obstacles for investments or joint business projects and support to address and mitigate these obstacles
Act as a resource person for potential investors or local companies being interested in joint business activities with foreign companies
Responsible for the documentation of investment projects

3. Programme management and programme support

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the achievements of the programme indicators;
Support to regular and ad-hoc reporting, PR requests as well as requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations
Actively support the preparation of fact sheets, web pages, presentations, articles for GIZ intranet and other publications for presenting the programme to the public
Ensure that all administrative and financial rules are complied to with the necessary diligence
Identify demand for national and international consultants, preparing consulting assignments and supporting documents
Guide, liaise and support consultants working for the programme on specific topics; ensure quality management and control of the services and tasks delivered
Operational Planning and follow up on an ongoing basis with all counterparts
Support for other programmes of GIZ in the cluster sustainable economic development as well as any activity and task on cluster level
Support and execution of any other tasks assigned to by the management

 

 

C. Required qualifications

Qualifications and Professional experience

 

Master’s degree in Economics, Business Development, Law or related field
At least 5 years’ professional experience in a similar position, e. g. as an advisor or in project management or in the private sector in business development, investor’s relation
Proven track record in development cooperation with the private sector as well as in capacity building for MSMEs and investment
Proven track record in understanding the needs of the private sector regarding business development, skills development, and investments, ideally through hands-on experience
Strong interest in skills development and digitalization
Excellent project management skills
Skills in business planning, financial management, project development and related will be a strong asset
Working experience with grant schemes/facilities will be a strong asset

Other knowledge, additional competences

 

finely tuned organizational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative, in project management but also at the conceptional level
able to work under little supervision but at the same time being a real team player
persistent and focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open-minded
excellent communication skills; experienced in communication on different levels and with different target groups (public and private sector)
very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
excellent knowledge of English, orally and written; fluency in German will be a definite asset
willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
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 27th December 2019 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

Women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to submit applications.

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 Advisor on SME promotion for the programme “Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda” AT GIZ Rwanda : ( Deadline : 27 December 2019 )

 

Vacancy for a

 

Technical Advisor on SME promotion for the programme “Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda”

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 Special Initiative Training and Job Creation (SIAB) aims to improve the conditions for sustainable economic and employment growth in Rwanda and to promote investment. The Special Initiative together with the Rwandan partners facilitates interventions in the following fields of action: “The conditions for investments of European or international enterprises in Rwanda are improved; the capacities of Rwandan SMEs in selected sectors/clusters for sustainable, employment-generating growth are improved; the business ecosystem of selected sectors/clusters is improved”. The project provides advisory services and facilitates access to funding schemes and instruments for the development and implementation of business projects.

 

A. Responsibilities of the Technical Advisor on SME promotion for the programme “Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda”

 

Support the programme independently in the identification, mapping, and development of SME promotion projects according to the programme offered
Support to Rwandan SMEs to improve their business activities and become bankable
Support SMEs to improve their business planning capacities, product quality, certification of products and product range
Support activities in the areas of marketing, access to markets, including e-commerce
Support providers of Business Development Services
Identification and addressing of potential obstacles for business growth and approaches how to mitigate these obstacles
Identification of skills gaps and developing approaches to address them directly
Support to studies related to SME promotion
Implementation of the activities in accordance with best practices in the professional field and in development cooperation
Ensuring that the activities are closely coordinated with the programmes related to SIAB in Rwanda, Germany and worldwide
Support actively the Monitoring & Evaluation efforts of the programme
Contribute actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations
The Technical Advisor performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Communication and networking

Establishing and maintaining contacts with companies in Rwanda that have growth potential
Contact person for companies interested in cooperation with the programme, especially with the focus on SME promotion
Relationship management of established contacts with companies and other stakeholders
Establishing and maintaining contacts with all other relevant stakeholders; especially with the Rwanda Development Board
Representing the programme at national level
Collecting and disseminating relevant information, disseminating programme experiences and developing a database on companies.
Close cooperation and liaising with other GIZ programmes in Rwanda related to private sector development (such as Business Network (GBN) and Eco-Emploi; develoPPP for jobs, makeIT and others);

2. SME promotion

 

Facilitate the process of investigating the needs of the private sector to improve their business activities
Participating in the identification, mapping, and development of SME promotion activities
Support to SMEs to improve their business, become bankable, increase the quality of their products
Support SMEs to access international markets and be of interested as suppliers for international companies.
Moderation, facilitation of communication and project management processes between potential partners or groups of stakeholders
Identification and addressing of potential obstacles for business growth and approaches how to mitigate these obstacles
Act as a resource person for local companies being interested in joint business activities with foreign companies
Responsible for the documentation of SME promotion projects

3. Programme management and programme support

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the achievements of the programme indicators;
Support to regular and ad-hoc reporting, PR requests as well as requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations
Actively support the preparation of fact sheets, web pages, presentations, articles for GIZ intranet and other publications for presenting the programme to the public
Ensure that all administrative and financial rules are complied to with the necessary diligence
Identify demand for national and international consultants, preparing consulting assignments and supporting documents
Guide, liaise and support consultants working for the programme on specific topics; ensure quality management and control of the services and tasks delivered
Operational Planning and follow up on an ongoing basis with all counterparts
Support to other programmes of GIZ in the cluster sustainable economic development as well as any activity and task on cluster level
Support and execution of any other tasks assigned to by the management

 

C. Required qualifications

 

Qualifications and Professional experience

 

Master’s degree in Economics, Business Development, Law or related field
At least 5 years’ professional experience in a similar position, e. g. as an advisor or in project management or in the private sector in business development, investor’s relation
Proven track record in development cooperation with the private sector as well as in capacity building for SMEs and investment
Proven track record in understanding the needs of the private sector regarding business development, skills development, and investments, ideally through hands-on experience
Strong interest in skills development and digitalization
Excellent project management skills
Skills in business planning, financial management, project development and related will be a strong asset
Working experience with grant schemes/facilities will be a strong asset

Other knowledge, additional competences

 

finely tuned organizational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative, in project management but also at the conceptional level
able to work under little supervision but at the same time being a real team player
persistent and focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open-minded
excellent communication skills; experienced in communication on different levels and with different target groups (public and private sector)
very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
excellent knowledge of English, orally and written; fluency in German will be a definite asset
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 27th December 2019 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

Women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to submit applications.

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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