4 Positions at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)

4 Positions at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)


4 Positions at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)

IT Manager at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)

2.1.    Job Purpose: 

The Information Technology Manager is a key person in the Strategy and Institutional Sustainability department (SIS), reporting to the Director SIS and is a member of the management team of the department. The IT Manager manages the Institutes’ management information systems. The post holder is accountable for developing, managing, maintaining, and enhancing the institutes’ IT system.

2.2.    Key Responsibilities: 

  1. Develop strategy and review performance of the Institutes’ IT systems;
  2. Develop, review, monitor, and evaluate ICT Blueprint implementation;
  3. Drive ICT Blueprint Implementation;
  4. Develop proposals and recommendations to senior management in relation to opportunities to change, re-engineer or streamline business processes;
  5. Manage IT Service providers;
  1. Implement the ICPAR ICT Policy and ensuring it is regularly updated;
  2. Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT resources and operations
  3. Provide IT support to all departments;
  4. Develop relevant software applications where applicable;
  5. Maintain ICPAR ICT systems;
  6. Ensure that the business applications software are working correcting and continually respond to ICPAR business needs;
  7. Support the procurement of appropriate hardware and software;
  8. Ensure sensitive data are secured and protected;
  9. Perform regular data backup of the institute;
  10. Adhere to the institute IT policies and procedures;
  11. Exercise overall control of IS/IT expenditure;
  12. Monitor the usage of IT equipment;
  13. Advise on all matters related to IS/IT;
  14. Provide cost-effective IS/IT services in response to business needs;
  15. Promote the benefits of technology and educate managers and staff in its use;
  16. Ensure all IT assets are safeguarded and properly maintained in good working order.
  17. Work closely with the inventory manager to perform analysis of inventory and ensure we are utilizing our inventory effectively, purchasing the right equipment, maintaining solid inventory data, and reduce sub-rental expenses.

2.3.    PERSON SPECIFICATION:

2.3.1.    Qualification: 

  • Professional Certificates such as Cisco (CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP), MCSA/ MCSE, ITIL, OCP, CISSP, PMP, CISM etc;
  • Masters of Information Technology, Business of IT, Software Engineering, IT Project Management and other equivalent related qualification with at least three years of experience;

2.3.2.    Experience:

  • 5 years of working experience in a recognized institution in an IT Project management or any managerial position in an IT environment;
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Ability to make recommendations for business processes re-engineering, elaboration, and implementation of a new system;
  • Having worked in an interactive and Online systems environment;
  • Proven experience with programming languages such as JAVA and PHP;
  • Experience in Database Management;

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

  • Ability to undertake Computer Systems Changes;
  • Computer Network Systems;
  • Proven experience with database management systems;
  • High level of Communication and Negotiating skills;
  • Ability to recognise and appreciate the confidential nature of work;
  • Evidence of commitment to strategy and sustainability services.
  • Good decision maker and dependable;
  • Flexible and ready to undertake a wide range of tasks to meet emergencies and changing circumstances;
  • A Strategic thinker and Creative;
  • A good mentor and Team worker;
  • Excellent report Writing Skills and Analytical Skills;
  • Good Leadership Skills;
  • A good Negotiator; and
  • Manages time well.

Working Relationship:

  • Key member of Strategy and sustainability Department (SIS)
  • Reports to the Director of Strategy and Sustainability Department.
  • Regular communications with Internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support to other departments.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth
  • Working with the best people to build a strong, relevant, and sustainable accountancy profession that is at the heart of national development

HOW TO APPLY

The above-mentioned positions are senior posts requiring a strong educational underpinning, a track record of achievement in developing people, delivering change and meet demanding targets.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with their CVs, giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact details including daytime telephone number, to:

[email protected] by Tuesday, 29th December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Preference will be given to Rwandan Nationals.

Candidates that had previously expressed interest are not required to apply again.

 

Education Manager at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)

ICPAR was established by law number 11 of 2008 to grow and regulate the accountancy profession in Rwanda. It is the only professional accountancy organization (PAO) mandated by law to regulate the accountancy profession in Rwanda.

To drive the Institute’s growth and development and further enhance its reputation and influence in the region, ICPAR announces the following job openings:

The Education Manager is a key person in the Professional Development Services department, a member of management team of the department, and leading iCPAR’s Education Unit to achieve its critical goal of ensuring high-quality education.

The following are key roles of the Education Manager at the Institute;

This person specification will be used in shortlisting and interviewing to select the best candidate. Each applicant should, therefore, address the person specification in his/her written application, and where appropriate you should give examples of how you meet the criteria. Please note: E is essential and D is desirable.

 (E) = Essential and (D) = Desirable

3.    EDUCATION MANAGER

3.1.    Job Purpose​

3.2.    Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop and update iCPAR professional qualifications;
  2. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of iCPAR qualifications;
  3. Promote iCPAR qualifications to public and private stakeholders;
  4. Follow up the integration and implementation of iCPAR qualifications in TVET institutions, Colleges, and Universities;
  5. Collaborate with other PAOs in order to adequately align our qualifications with regional and international markets;
  6. Develop and manage Accreditation Framework for the tuition providers offering iCPAR qualifications;
  7. Conduct tuition quality audit for iCPAR qualifications delivery;
  8. Conduct Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AQA) for standalone tuition providers, Universities, and other Training centers accredited to deliver iCPAR qualifications;
  9. Provide adequate, relevant, and timely support to tuition providers as far as qualifications, syllabus, and learning materials design and implementation is concerned;
  10. Keep track on industry changes to inform relevant and required updates on existing qualifications or a need for new qualifications design;
  11. Ensure learning materials are developed and regularly updated in line with iCPAR requirements;
  12. Organize and conduct the recruitment process of examinations teams such as examinations officers, markers, examinations setters, moderators, reviewers, invigilators, and other examinations support staff;
  13. Supervise daily examinations activities including the setting of examinations papers, conduct examinations, marking, and other examinations related activities;
  14. Set examinations center standards with regards to iCPAR and IFAC standards;
  15. Establish an examinations conducive environment and ensure the security of exams;
  16. Manage and develop a highly motivated and professional team of examinations staff;
  17. Organize and conduct capacity building workshops for examinations setters, moderators, and other staff involved in the examinations process;
  18. Develop and keep updating an appropriate examinations framework in line with professional standards;
  19. Develop and manage computer-based examinations in line with iCPAR vision;
  20. Ensure examinations papers are set up to standard as per respective syllabuses;
  21. Ensure examinations bank is regularly updated;
  22. Develop and review examinations policies, rules and regulations, exemption policies, and other examinations related policies;
  23. Ensure examination papers, scripts and marking are held securely and results are published in a timely manner, and complaints are handled appropriately;
  24. Work closely with the Director of Professional Development Services to develop a high performing team providing effective corporate leadership leading to the overall objective of the institute;
  25. Work closely with the rest of the PDS team to support the increased enrollment of students;
  26. Perform any other assigned duty.

3.3.    PERSON SPECIFICATION: 

3.3.1.    Qualifications:

  • Professional certification like CPA, ACCA or any other equivalent qualification with substantial relevant experience and Member of a professional body in good standing (E)
  • Master’s level in Finance, Economics, Business, Project Management, Curriculum Development or other related academic qualifications with at least a minimum of Three years of experience in Examinations Management, examinations setting, Examinations Marking, professional qualifications Design, curricula and learning materials design (E)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Project Management, Curriculum Development or other related academic qualifications with at least minimum of five years of experience in Examinations Management, professional qualifications, curricula, and learning materials design (E)
  • Demonstrates a high order of literacy, numeracy, and analytical skills (D)
  • Advanced knowledge of the accountancy profession in Rwanda (D)
  • A relevant administrative qualification or evidence of formal training (D)

Experience:

  • Experience in examinations management responsibilities ranging from initial preparations, setting, marking and results in processing and publication or education in accountancy or any other closely related field (E)
  • Sound background knowledge of administrative systems and an ability to create a systematic procedure that supports delivery (D)
  • At least three years of teaching experience (D)
  • Experience in Students Management (D)

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude

  • Proficiency in working with standard office applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (E)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills (E)
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines (E)
  • Ability to manage own workload (E)
  • The ability to operate a computerized administrative system/database produce reports from this database (E)
  • Ability to manage own workload and flexible (E)
  • The ability to recognize and appreciate the confidential nature of some work Undertaken (E)
  • Ability to deal with a large volume administrative system whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail (E)
  • A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people including students, teachers, tutors, trainers support staff, and other government institutions (D)
  • High level of literacy and communication skills (E)
  • Evidence of commitment to Educational Development services (D)
  • Positive and Enthusiastic (E)
  • Flexibility and a readiness to undertake a wide range of tasks (E)
  • Smart in appearance and manner (E)
  • Ability to work outside normal office hours on occasions (E)
  • A willingness to show flexibility in working arrangements in terms of duties and working patterns to meet emergencies and changes circumstances (E)
  • Committed to Equality and Diversity (E)
  • Demonstrates professional integrity, self-confidence, and confidentiality (E)

Working Relationships:

  • A key member of the Education Development Services Department (EDS)
  • Report to the Director of Education Development Services.
  • Regular communications with all stakeholders.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth
  • Working with the best people to build a strong, relevant, and sustainable accountancy profession that is at the heart of national development

HOW TO APPLY

The above-mentioned positions are senior posts requiring a strong educational underpinning, a track record of achievement in developing people, delivering change, and meeting demanding targets.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with their CVs, giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact details including daytime telephone number, to:

[email protected] by Tuesday, 29th December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Preference will be given to Rwandan Nationals.

Candidates that had previously expressed interest are not required to apply again.

 

Principle Examiner at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)

ICPAR was established by law number 11 of 2008 to grow and regulate the accountancy profession in Rwanda. It is the only professional accountancy organization (PAO) mandated by law to regulate the accountancy profession in Rwanda.

To drive the Institute’s growth and development and further enhance its reputation and influence in the region, ICPAR announces the following job openings:

4.    Principle Examiner

The principal examination officer is a key person in the Education Development Service Department and will facilitate ICPAR examination unit to achieve its critical goal of ensuring high-quality examinations for Certified Accounting Technician and/ or Certified Public Accountant qualifications.

4.1 Key Responsibilities

The following are key roles of principal examiners at the Institute:

  • Plan, identify, and ensure sufficient examination logistics are in place before any examination sitting;
  • Set examination centers’ standards to the level acceptable by ICPAR and International Education Standards board and ensure that the available examination centers are adequate to accommodate CAT and CPA examinations;
  • Establish an environment that ensures proper and efficient security and storage of examinations;
  • Plan and expedite examination setting, moderation, marking, and release of results for ICPAR Qualifications;
  • Liaise with universities, TVETs, and other Higher Learning institutions to promote ICPAR Qualifications;
  • With support from the examination team, actively participate and lead increased enrollment of students;
  • Identify any need of updating the curricula and its associated learning materials;
  • Actively Participate in the development and review of Curricula and learning materials of ICPAR qualifications;
  • Participate in the accreditation process of tuition providers, Universities, and TVET colleges and ensure relevant support is provided to enhance the quality of tuition;
  • set exams in line with ICPAR approved syllabus and ensure the compliance of International Educational Standards (IESs) and other relevant standards that govern professional examinations;
  • Work and liaise with Tuition providers and sponsors and reconcile their student numbers;
  • Conduct Tracer and employer satisfaction surveys to ensure the relevance of ICPAR qualifications;
  • Keep and update of the database of examiners, markers, moderators;
  • Work closely with line examination manager and qualifications manager to develop a highly competent examination team that strive to achieve departmental and Institute’s mandates;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned to you from time to time.

4.2 Person Specification

The person specification will be used in shortlisting and interviewing to select the best candidates. Each applicant should therefore address the person specification in his/her written application letter and where appropriate you should give examples of how you meet the criteria. Please note that E is essential and D is desirable.

4.3 Qualifications

  • Professional certificates like CPA, ACCA or any other equivalent qualification recognized by IFAC with substantial relevant experience in relatively similar work (E)
  • Certified Accounting Technicians or Diploma with a significant professional experience at least five years such as training/Coaching, exam setting, marking and learning material development (E)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or education or any other related academic qualifications. (D)
  • Active Membership to any professional accountancy organization (D)

(E) = Essential and (D) = Desirable

4.4 Experience

  • At least a minimum of two years’ experience as a lecturer, in setting and marking of examinations, curricula, and learning materials review or in the training of professional examinations.
  • Experience working with advanced knowledge of the accountancy profession in Rwanda or professional accountancy organizations’ (PAOs) setting.
  • Demonstrates a high level of literacy, numeracy, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of administrative processes and the ability to create procedures that improve and support the delivery of examinations.
  • Knowledge in students management
  • Experience working and using student and examination management system/software.

4.5 Knowledge, skills, and attitude

  • Proficiency working with standard office applications including Ms. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Ability to deal with a large volume of the administrative system whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility and readiness to undertake a wide range of tasks and meet deadlines

4.6 Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent medical cover
  • Our commitment to personal development and career growth

HOW TO APPLY

The above-mentioned positions are senior posts requiring a strong educational underpinning, a track record of achievement in developing people, delivering change, and meeting demanding targets.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with their CVs, giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact details including daytime telephone number, to:

[email protected] by Tuesday, 29th December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Preference will be given to Rwandan Nationals.

Candidates that had previously expressed interest are not required to apply again.

 

Director of Strategy and Institutional Sustainability at Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda: (Deadline 29 December 2020)

1      DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY

1.1   Job purpose

The Director of Strategy and Institutional Sustainability is a key member of the Institute’s Senior Management Team and the lead for developing ICPAR’s capabilities and delivering key results in strategy and corporate services. The role holder will work with a broad range of external stakeholders.

1.2   Key Responsibilities

Lead development of ICPAR’s capabilities in Strategy and Institutional Sustainability

1.    Recruit, manage, and develop a highly engaged motivated, and professional team of staff.

2.    Ensure ICPAR Secretariat, develops capabilities in the following strategy and corporate services in line with ICPAR Bylaws and IFAC standards:

a.    Strategy;

b.    Institutional sustainability including stakeholder support for the transition to long term financial self-sufficiency (working closely with the Chief Executive);

c.    Finance, procurement and administration;

d.    IT systems, support, and security;

e.    HR support;

f.     Corporate affairs including brand, communications and PR;

g.    Information and knowledge management;

h.    Performance, monitoring and evaluation.

Lead ICPAR’s delivery of key results in Strategy and Institutional Sustainability

3.    Lead the ongoing strategy implementation and monitoring process for the Institute.

4.    Ensure overview of strategic environment and ensure strategic issues are identified and analysed to ensure the Institute strategy remains relevant and appropriate.

5.    Ensure appropriate secretariat support to Governing Council including financial and performance reporting.

6.    Development and delivery of agreed programme of IT, security, finance, and procurement systems in line with Institute strategy.

7.    Development and professional delivery of appropriate HR and administration support including organisational and individual development planning, and an effective performance management system.

8.    Ensure provision of appropriate office accommodation.

9.    Development and delivery of an appropriate branding, PR, and communications strategy as required by the Institute strategy and business plan.

10.  Development and delivery of an appropriate information and knowledge management strategy as required by the Institute strategy and business plan including safe secure and appropriate documentation and records management.

11.  Lead development of effective partnerships with key stakeholders in relation to funding in line with Institute’s strategy.

Active contribution to ICPAR Senior Management Team

12.  Work with the Chief Executive and other Directors to develop as a high performing team providing effective corporate leadership leading to the Institute:

a. becoming an ‘employer of choice’;

b. implementing the Institute’s strategy;

c.  achieving key performance and financial targets;

d.  developing and retaining stakeholder confidence and support;

e.  continuing to innovative and grow.

1.3   Knowledge, skills and experience

  •  Educated to at least Masters level or equivalent, and must have a professional accountancy qualification equivalent to CPA; (E)
  •  Ideally possess a qualification in HR, strategy, business administration, IT, finance, audit, procurement or any other a related area; (D)
  •  At least eight years of relevant work experience in the delivery and development of professional services; (E)
  •  At least five years’ senior management experience; (E)
  •  Track record of developing and delivering strategic change in complex environments (D)
  •  Practical experience of managing people and projects (E)
  •  Track record of effectively working with and influencing stakeholders in public and private sectors (E)
  •  Ideally knowledge of the accountancy profession including context in Rwanda;(D)
  •  Interest and knowledge of professional membership organisations and /or accountancy issues and developments in the market and worldwide; (D)

(E) = Essential and (D) = Desirable

1.4   Working Relationships

  • Support Chief Executive and other Directors in the leadership, development, and management of the Institute in order to achieve market objectives, targets, and KPI’s;
  • Lead, develop, and manage Strategy and Institutional Sustainability staff team to deliver excellent services in a collaborative and resilient way;
  • Regular communication with ICPAR Council as and when required;
  • Other key external partners within government, IFAC, and development sector to enhance and maintain partnerships as required.

1.5   Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth
  • Working with the best people to build a strong, relevant and sustainable accountancy profession that is at the heart of national development

HOW TO APPLY

The above-mentioned positions are senior posts requiring a strong educational underpinning, a track record of achievement in developing people, delivering change and meeting demanding targets.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with their CVs, giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact details including daytime telephone number, to:

[email protected] by Tuesday, 29th December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Preference will be given to Rwandan Nationals.

Candidates that had previously expressed interest are not required to apply again.




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