3 Positions at British High Commission: (Deadline 17, 18, 20 November 2020)

3 Positions at British High Commission: (Deadline 17, 18, 20 November 2020)

3 Positions at British High Commission: (Deadline 17, 18, 20 November 2020)

Project Delivery Officer at British High Commission: (Deadline 18 November 2020)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Political

Main Purpose of Job

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) entered into a partnership in 2018. The partnership is led by a Strategic Adviser who started in country in April 2019.

The partnership aims to support NISR to deliver on its “vision to unlock the potential of a productive data value chain and a mission for NISR to deepen its role as leader of the National Statistical System”. NISR see the UK as a natural partner to enable them to lead the Data Revolution Policy for Rwanda and deliver on the objectives set out in Rwanda’s Third National Strategy for Statistics by modernising their operations and improving evidence-based decision making by stakeholders. ONS is supporting NISR in five key areas:  Progress towards building a fully-functional Data Science Department in NISR, improving the operating environment for data science in Rwanda, SDG Platform fully functional with correct data being used, more effective communications improving the awareness and use of NISR data and increased capacity in terms of working practices improving the underlying efficiency of NISR.

The partnership model relies on deploying technical expertise from the ONS, as well as taking advantage of support from other organisations with the appropriate expertise.  To effectively deploy this expertise and deliver on the workplan, a substantial amount of networking and collaboration is required both with internal NISR stakeholders as well as externally with both State and non- state actors in the data ecosystem. The Project Delivery Officer will be instrumental in managing, leading and the implementation of several high-level support portfolios.

The position will be managed by the Strategic Advisor with support from ONS Headquarters in the UK.  ONS will also ensure that the role stays plugged into the team in FCDO Rwanda due to their interest and leadership on Statistics within British High Commission (BHC) and to facilitate regular contact with colleagues in the BHC.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To support NISR to make improvements on how they operate and support NISR to deliver key policy objectives set out in Rwanda’s Third National Strategy for the Development of Statistics and the 2017 Data Revolution Policy. It requires a motivated self- starter interested in delivering on a range of topics and building relationships across varied stakeholders. The postholder will need to work independently and be confident in managing, leading and implementing several portfolios. There are technical statistical elements to this work, however the postholder does not need to have technical statistical expertise; rather the understanding of how this expertise should be delivered to achieve planned objectives.

NISR – ONS Partnership:

  • Develop a good understanding of NISR, the services they provide, how these are implemented and how they work with other parts of Govt. A keen understanding of the institution and how it is run will be crucial for the job.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the partnership Theory of Change (ToC), workplan and activities and develop working relationships with NISR officials as well as Officials in other areas of Govt to ensure that the partnership workplan is well understood including requirements from these colleagues especially for expert visits and training.
  • Manage, lead and implement several statistical and partnership portfolios that will help us deliver against our programme objectives, in line with the ToC. This will involve working closely with senior NISR leaders, their staff and broader stakeholders as well as ONS staff.
  • Liaise with NISR staff to progress project activities and ensure effective, timely communication between NISR and ONS experts, whether this is through calls, email or expert visits. Record, communicate and follow-up on decisions or actions agreed during meetings. Flag any emerging risks that could affect project delivery.
  • Work closely with ONS in the UK to ensure that the right staff and expertise are available and that ONS fully understands NISR needs and working environment in order to effectively deploy experts.
  • Develop Terms of Reference for specific deliverables for example: training courses, short-term projects or short-term visits for technical experts. Ensure NISR and ONS staff involved in the partnership have a clear understanding of the objectives of the intervention, appropriate timelines are set up considering NISR competing priorities, and any agreed follow-up (e.g. reports, evaluation forms) are completed on time.
  • Manage and coordinate visits including preparing a timetable, organising meetings and booking all the relevant travel and accommodation considering BHC Duty of Care and security requirements.
  • Support the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework collecting the relevant data using M&E tools to assess partnership performance against objectives.
  • Provide quarterly reporting including on the workplan activities, results and the impact of those activities based on the partnership Theory of Change including risk management reporting.
  • Support learning activities within the partnership reporting back to the ONS international team lessons and best practice so these can inform implementation of the workplan and future partnership plans.
  • Stay connected to the British High commission providing regular briefing on activities of interest to staff.
  • Draft and proof-read project terms of reference, memos, reports and other project documents to ensure they meet a good standard.
  • Any other support as required.

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure)

This postholder will manage financial and human resources relevant to their several portfolios. They will be expected to ensure that work stays within budget and the time allocated. They will also have responsibility of managing the risks and issues for these portfolios.

All resources (portfolio delivery, finance and human resources) will feed into the country programme plans and be reported quarterly to our DFID UK funders.

 

·       Educated to degree level.

·       Proven programme/project management experience, including managing complex areas of work, working with a broad range of stakeholders.

·       Good understanding of the use of all Microsoft Office Applications.

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·       Strong Customer Focus with good Attention to detail.

·       Display strong organizational, analytical and time management skills.

  • Working in Govt managing a programme of work, experience working on institutional building or governance programmes, M&E reporting and awareness of a range of M&E tools including those used by DFID. A good understanding of HMG priorities in Rwanda.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is an advantage, though not essential.

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

 

Application deadline  – 18 November 2020
Grade  – C4 (L)
Type of Position  – Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Region- Africa
Country/Territory- Rwanda
Location (City)- Kigali
Type of Post- British High Commission
Starting monthly salary ()- RWF 1,638,675
Start Date- 11 January 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Induction to ONS in Newport, UK (either in-person or virtually depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions)
  • Thinking and working politically training
  • M&E training
  • Opportunities for technical training if desired

Working Hours

Monday – Thursday (8:00-17:15)  Friday (8:00-12:00)

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Rwanda.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  1. Pay fees for the permit
  2. Make arrangements to relocate
  3. Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note:  EO=B3
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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Climate Change Policy Manager at British High Commission: (Deadline 20 November 2020)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality, and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category  

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory

Political

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

To coordinate British High Commission Kigali work to combat climate change and protect the environment, in particular, diplomatic action to deliver on UK objectives as host of COP26. There will be two key platforms for this delivery:

1) The 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali; and

2) The 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in November 2021, which the UK is hosting in Glasgow.

Roles and responsibilities 

  • To coordinate regular bilateral engagement with the Rwandan government on climate and environmental issues. This will include creating strong relationships with officials across the Government of Rwanda on climate and environmental issues including mitigation, adaptation, nature, plastics, and renewable energy among others.
  • Relevant Government of Rwanda ministries includes the Ministry of Environment, Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • To understand UK COP26 objectives including negotiations, mitigation commitments, and the 5 priority campaigns, and to spot opportunities to engage with partners in Rwanda to achieve these objectives.
  • To work with colleagues to ensure coherence between UK COP26 priorities and CHOGM Environment priorities.
  • To develop, maintain, and implement the British High Commission’s COP26 strategy for Rwanda. This will involve working with BHC colleagues working on economic, political, prosperity, development, and communications issues.
  • To coordinate with colleagues based in the UK on engagement with Rwanda, advising on local sensitivities and priorities.
  • To lead on drafting and coordinating briefing for meetings and visits that UK ministers and senior officials will have with Rwandan counterparts.
  • To shape climate messaging for external communications to best demonstrate UK objectives and efforts in this area, alongside BHC communications colleagues.
  • To plan and implement engagement with non-Government actors. This will include building relationships with working-level contacts in Kigali City Authority as well as relevant businesses, NGOs, and civil society.
  • To monitor progress and impact of UK engagement with Rwanda and continue to work together on shared climate goals after CHOGM and COP26 while Rwanda remain Commonwealth chair.

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience  

  • Strong interest in climate change and environmental issues.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, for instance, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Relations, Climate, and Environment Science, etc.
  • Understanding of international climate change policy – UNFCCC and COP.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of managing diverse and senior level relationships.
  • Excellent task management, especially the ability to manage multiple pieces of work at once.
  • Excellent written English.
  • Ability to work at pace.
  • Self-starter. Will be managed remotely so will need to be able to work independently.
  • Excellent IT skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience  

  • Experience working for an organization in a relevant field, for example, working for/with the national or regional government, international organizations, or agencies, preferably in climate change or environment.
  • Experience of working closely with the Government of Rwanda.
  • Knowledge of financial / budget management principles or previous financial management experience.
  • Knowledge or experience of project management and relevant skills.

Required competencies  

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline   Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year 20 November 2020

Grade: C4 (L)

Type of Position:  Fixed Term

Duration of Post:18 months

Region: Africa

Country/Territory: Rwanda

Location (City): Kigali

Type of Post: British High Commission

Starting monthly salary ()  RWF 1,638,675

Start Date   Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year 11 January 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities:

  • Compulsory online training courses include Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Compulsory training on UK government climate change policy and COP26.
  • The British High Commission Kigali has an active L&D Committee and offers a wide range of in-house training and funding for external training on policy and programme work

 Working patterns:

Under normal conditions: Able to offer one day a week of home working and flexible hours to work around broader life commitments.

Under COVID restrictions: Expectation to spend 3 or 4 days a week working from home.

 Additional information  

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Rwanda.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  1. Pay fees for the permit
  2. Make arrangements to relocate
  3. Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note:  EO=B3
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

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Technical Works Group Leader at British High Commission: (Deadline 17 November 2020)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category  – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory  – Estates

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

To lead all Technical Team and control their Works and ensure all the work done at the office and FCDO properties comply with British standard.

Roles and responsibilities

The TWGL will be supervised by the Estate Manager B3 (L)

The main duties will include:

  • Supervise workers and contractors to ensure that their works are up to UK standards, work/services are delivered according to maintainability and Compatibility according to Health and Safety standards
  • To coach and mentor other technical staff (electrician, plumber, general technicians) and ensure they carry out work as per Corporate Services Level Agreement
  • To liaise with the Estates Manager & store manager on material required for technical works.
  • Drafting the specifications of required materials, techniques and methods to be used by technicians and contractors in technical works.
  • Drafting Technical Specifications for Overhaul works and other Civil works
  • To prepare, submit, monitor Technical works Key Performance Indicators and ensure feedback from Customer are collected after each work has been completed
  • Communicate to customers on progress of works being done in their properties
  • Filling Estates related documents (Inspection reports, health and safety documents, Property Compliance Assessment etc)
  • Work closely with the Estate Manager to ensure the annual preventive plan is instigated as per Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) policy and guidance
  • To carry out any other tasks or instructions assigned by the line manager.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Lead 2XS1 Technicians and 2 X S1 General Technicians (TWG)
  • Supervision of Different contractors

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • At least 3 years previous technical supervisory experience.
  • Having an advanced experience in Civil Engineering Works
  • Having at least a Diploma in Construction or equivalent
  • Technical Craftsmanship Certificate
  • Having an experience or knowledge in general property maintenance
  • A current valid driving licence
  • Very good spoken Kinyarwanda and fluency in verbal and written English Language
  • Basic computer literacy including good Microsoft office skills.
  • Presentation skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of Structural Analysis, Building Planning and Drawing
  • Knowledge of metal Works, masonry and carpentry works ethics, Concrete Technology and Geology
  • Knowledge of use AutoCAD and Archi-Card and other related Technology
  • Knowledge of Leadership, Affinity diagrams, Time Management and Engineering Management
  • Knowledge of leading other Technical Works such as Electrical, Plumbing, White goods etc

Required competencies

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace

  • Application deadline- 27 November 2020
  • Grade- A2 (L)
  • Type of Position- Permanent
  • Region- Africa
  • Country/Territory- Rwanda
  • Location (City)- Kigali
  • Type of Post- British High Commission
  • Starting monthly salary ()- RWF 829,620
  • Start Date- 4 January 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities :

There is ample opportunity to develop with FCDO/Civil Service courses that offer world-class training in corporate service provision.  We have a generous training budget and we encourage staff to identify training to improve their performance and aid their career progression, in consultation with their line-manager. Online courses are encouraged.

Working patterns:

From 08.00 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday; 0800-1200 Friday; out of hours emergency response as necessary.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, staff may be required to work from home for a certain amount of time.

Any other information:

The British High Commission Kigali is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to Rwandan employment law.

Medical Assurance: 100% Regional cover for staff and dependents

BHC pays 8.6% of staff statutory pension

Staff are entitled to 25 leave days per year

Paternity leave: 10 days

Maternity leave: 3 months fully paid

Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
    Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Rwanda.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

Obtain the relevant permit

-Pay fees for the permit
-Make arrangements to relocate
-Meet the costs to relocation

The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.

Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note:  EO=B3

Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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