4 Positions at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)

4 Positions at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)


4 Positions at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Hydrology Engineer/ Specialist at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), has obtained funds from Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Bank as Implementing Agency towards implementation of second Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II). Wetland rehabilitation has been targeted as one of the interventions that will be financed by the GEF grant. Investments in infrastructure and rehabilitation will have implications on water quality and water quantity, and their seasonal and spatial patterns. Understanding and optimizing the effects upon the wetlands and their hydrology is critical to the success of the project

It is in this framework that REMA would like to recruit a competitive staff on contract basis to the position of Hydrology Engineer/ Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the SPIU Program Manager (s) and overall supervision of SPIU Coordinator, the Hydrology Engineer/ Specialist will provide overall guidance of the implications of project activities for urban hydrological issues, identify critical issues related to RUDP-II investments and identify pathways to solutions, in collaboration with other RUDP-II stakeholders (CoK, MININFRA).

The Hydrology Specialist shall undertake the following tasks:

  1. Duties and Responsibilities
  2. Communicate results of hydrological studies to a non-technical audience.
  3. Coordinate and supervise all related hydrological activities during studies and implementation phases of the project,
  4. Work closely with the Supervising firm and implementing company during the project implementation (funded by both World Bank and NDF) towards the smooth accomplishment of project targets and objectives,

Work closely with the Consultant Firm during the elaboration of feasibility study and detailed designs of wetland rehabilitation interventions

  • Provide guidance and review deliverables produced by the Consultancy Firm contracted by the City of Kigali for the detailed designs of flooding hotspots,

Provide guidance and review deliverables produced by the Consultancy Firm contracted by the City of Kigali to develop the Stormwater, Management Master Plan Provide guidance and review deliverables that support investments financed by partner institutions (e.g. NDF)

Provide expertise and guidance on hydrological data collection, development of hydrological models,

Work closely with engineers, scientists, and public officials to study and manage the water distribution as well as to ensure the quality, integrity and sustainability of infrastructure construction projects,

  • Work closely with the Consultant Firms during data collection such as measurement of water bodies properties, such as volume and stream flow,

Review hydrological reports submitted by Consultant Firms, Supervising Firms and Project implementers,

  • Conduct research on ways to minimize the negative impacts of erosion, sedimentation, or pollution on the environment,
  • Use computer models to forecast future water supplies, the spread of pollution, floods, and other events,
  • Evaluate the feasibility of water-related projects, such as wastewater treatment facilities, recreational facilities,
  • Plan and collect surface water or groundwater and monitor data to support project,
  • Work closely with Rwanda Water Board agency on water resource issues,
  • Conduct analysis of watershed and storm water studies,
  • Process meteorological and hydrologic data,
  • Analyze various maps and figures, including contour maps of groundwater elevations, water quality, and other hydrogeologic data
  • Review (and conduct as appropriate) hydrological analysis using specialized computer modelling applications software packages (e.g.: WEAP, MIKEBASIN),
  • Make use of statistical and hydrological modelling techniques,
  • Coordinate the collection, processing and evaluation of data for water resource planning and flood management,
  • Contribute to any research on surface and/or groundwater quantity,
  • Analyze and assess the quality of hydrological data collected and submitted by the Consultant Firm, Supervising Firm and Project implementer,
  • Work with specifically-designed computer modelling packages to assess the most effective methods of managing available water in a particular area,
  • Work together with Consultant Firm, Supervising Firm and Project implementer team in installing river flow gauges,
  • Contribute to development of all reports of the donor related to hydrological data for the project,
  • Assist the Project Coordinator/Sector Specialist in analyzing, providing required inputs and approval of project hydrological reports and data,
  • Organize technical workshop to review and validate project documents, including hydrological reports,
  • Link with key project stakeholders to achieve the objective of the project,
  • Perform any other activities directly related to the project objectives that will be assigned by the project Coordinators.
  • Prepare written reports and presentations of their findings,
  • Contribute to project reports, mid-term reports, and project implementation completion report. This includes reports for the World Bank and development partners, as applicable(NDF);
  1. Education Background & Working Experience
  2. At least Master’s degree in hydrology, geoscience, environmental science, or engineering with a concentration in hydrology or water science with at least (3) years of working experience as Hydrologist in external funded projects,
  3. Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geoscience, environmental science, or engineering with 5 years working experience as a Hydrologist;
  4. Experience in conducting hydrological analysis (a minimum of two years) using specialized computer modelling applications software packages.
  5. Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required
  6. Familiar with use of computer models to forecast future water supplies, the spread of pollution, floods, and other events;
  7. Extensive knowledge of conducting hydrological analysis using specialized computer modelling applications software packages;
  8. Proven competence in the use of computer applications including Microsoft office;
  9. Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English with a very good knowledge of French;
  10. Very flexible to work within a team or individually;
  11. Able to work with different stakeholders;
  12. Able to work under pressure and meet challenging timescales.
  13. Applications

Interested candidates will submit their applications including CV, application letter, and academic qualification. recommendation of last employer, applications will be sent at [email protected]. Late application shall not be considered. The deadline for the submission of the application shall be on the 10/03/2021.

For any further information, please visit REMA website.

 

Urban Development Sector Specialist (Project Coordinator) at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), has obtained funds from the World Bank (IDA), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) towards implementation of second Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II). Wetland rehabilitation has been targeted as one of the interventions that will be financed by RUDP II.

It is in this framework that REMA would like to recruit a competitive person on contract basis to the position of Urban Development Sector Specialist (Project Coordinator)Under the direct supervision of the SPIU Coordinator and the overall supervision of the SPIU Coordinator, the Project Coordinator (Sector Specialist) shall undertake the following tasks:

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. · Oversee and manage the implementation of the project, monitor work progress, and ensure delivery of outputs according to the Project Documents and the provisions of the Project Cooperation Agreement and guidance of the Project Steering Committee;
  2. · Oversee the outsourcing by competitive tender, monitor the procurement of works, goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines in conformity with the procurement procedures. Coordinate and manage all procurement requirements (Terms of reference, contracts and consultancies in the project, including reviewing consultancy reports) Provide guidance to contractors and consultants engaged by the project
  3. · Advise REMA, World Bank and the National Steering Committee on quality and appropriate follow-up actions and manage the disbursement of funds in conformity with the administrative and financial procedures of the GoR and development partners
  4. · Report project progress and milestones to SPIU coordinator, Project Steering Committee, MINECOFIN and World Bank through Ministry of Infrastructure
  5. · Assist REMA in meeting its reporting requirements to World Bank in rigorous and timely manner
  6. · Coordinate development and implementation of a monitoring and reporting system, with the support of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist;
  7. · Coordinate development activity-based budgets, work plans, and procurement plans for the approval of the Project Steering Committee;
  8. · Mobilize goods and services to conduct project activities, including drafting of terms of references and work specifications;
  9. · Manage and oversee project personnel, consultants, and contractors to ensure good performance;
  10. · Supervise, coordinate, and manage the work of the Project Management Unit;
  11. · Supervise the development of performance and financial reports as required by MoE, REMA, MINECOFIN, and World Bank;
  12. · Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  13. · Manage disbursements and expenditures according to targets and budgets, prepare cash advance requests, and prepare the expenditure statements;
  14. · Manage and monitor the project risks, including environmental and social risks, initially identified, submit new risks to the Project Steering Committee for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risks Log, and propose measures for addressing risks;
  15. · Inform the SPIU Coordinator, Project Steering Committee, and World Bank of any risks that may jeopardize the success of the project without delay;
  16. · Develop management and technical reports and other documents as described in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and the Project Cooperation Agreement. The reports should contain detailed assessments of progress in implementing activities, including reasons for delays, budget shortfalls, required changes in delivery of outputs if any, and recommendations on necessary improvements.
  17. · Liaise with different project stakeholders and support their participation in the project;
  18. · Support Environment and Social management plan, gender sensitization and gender equality in implementing project activities;
  19. · Lead communications and engagement of different sectors, development partners, beneficiary communities, and users of climate information products and services; and liaise and coordinate with the CI on a regular basis
  20. · Organise and actively participate in report validation meetings, project Steering Committee meetings, prepare minutes and implement the recommendations;
  21. · Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports to, REMA and CI focused on capturing results, learning lessons and documenting best practices in order to improve project performances;
  22. · Ensure that audits are organized on time and resulting recommendations are acted upon.

2. Education Background

  1. Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering with 3 years’ working experience in project as civil engineer, project manager or project environment engineer in a public sector agency, Development Agencies or other International organizations; working experience with projects financed by Multilateral institutions is highly desirable;

3.Experience other desired qualification

  1. He / She should also be a member of a recognized institution of Engineers or architectures.
  2. Progressively responsible experience in management of environmental issues;
  3. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  4. Fluent spoken and written English and/or French, preferably both
  5. Demonstrated experience in project management and stakeholder engagement;
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in environment and climate change related work
  7. Experience in working and collaborating across government agencies;
  8. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  9. Ability to take initiative and to work independently, as well as part of a team;
  10. Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing;

4. Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required

  1. Organizational Skills;
  2. Communication Skills;
  3. Judgment & Decision Making Skills;
  4. Team working Skills;
  5. Computer skills;
  6. Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.

5. Other required skills

  1. Excellent in following skills
  2. Geographic Information System

Computer skills

Computer Aided Design;

Auto CAD computer skills in the Design and internet use skills; or any other design softwares;

Integrated Land and Water Information System (ILWIS);

Arch card

Arc View

Arc GIS

  • Microsoft Office
  • Ms Word

6. Applications

Ms Excel

Ms Power Point

Ms Access

Interested candidates will submit their applications including CV, application letter, and academic qualification. Recommendation of last employer, applications will be sent at [email protected]. Late application shall not be considered. The deadline for the submission of the application shall be on the 10/03/2021.

For any further information, please visit REMA website.

 

Social Risks Management Specialist at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), has obtained funds from Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Bank as Implementing Agency towards implementation of second Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II). Wetland rehabilitation has been targeted as one of the interventions that will be financed by the GEF grant. Additional financing from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is expected.

It is in this framework that REMA would like to recruit a competitive staff on contract basis to the position of Social Risks Management Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the SPIU Program Manager (s) and overall supervision of SPIU Coordinator, the Social Risks Management Specialist shall undertake the following tasks:

1. Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure and supervise the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for project financed activities. This includes activities financed by the World Bank (IDA, GEF, LDCF, PPCR) and by the NDF
  2. Lead development of all reports to the donors related to social management for the project;
  3. Assist the Project coordinator/Sector Specialist in analyzing technical feasibility of subprojects during subproject review process, with particular emphasis on environmental issues;
  4. Assist the NPC to respond to the technical support requests from the Community- Based Groups(CBG), private operators, and other beneficiaries of the project and take necessary actions;
  5. Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to (i) identify adequate environmental indicators for Co-Management Interventions (CMIs) and (Community Driven Development (CDD) sub-projects, and (ii) ensure timely and adequate monitoring of project activity implementation to ensure environmental and social issues are considered and reported on time.
  6. Organize technical workshop to review and validate project documents (including studies);
  7. In collaboration with the Community Development Specialist, organize trainings and study tour for projects beneficiaries;
  8. Conduct Social screening of the CDD sub-projects and monitor the implementation of the recommendations;
  9. Organize and supervise participatory environmental monitoring and auditing within project site in collaboration with Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Specialist and other relevant project management unit team or SPIU team;
  • To ensure effective integration of social safeguards considerations into all aspects of identification, consultation, planning and implementation of project activities;
  • To supervise and implement the resettlement action plans, Livelihood Restoration Plans and regularly report on implementation progress;
  • Support in formation and training the grievance redress committees (GRC) at the at project site level and following up beneficiaries’ complaints
  • Consolidate a grievance database of all project sites under which the Project is implemented and maintain it updated,
  • To Coordinate and liaise with the World Bank to ensure effective mainstreaming of social safeguard issues into the implementation of project activities;
  • Document and share lesson learned and best practice with the networks
  • To ensure that social safeguard related modules are incorporated in the training and capacity building programs at all the levels;
  • Link with key project stakeholders to achieve the objective of the project;
  • In collaboration with M&E Specialist ensure that monitoring of the Social related results indicators (as per the projects results framework) is conducted on quarterly basis;
  • Perform any other activities directly related to the project objectives that will be assigned by the project Coordinators.

2. Education Background

  1. At least Master’s degree in International Development Studies, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, with 3 years working experience;
  2. At least (3) years of working experience in external funded projects as Social Risks Management Specialist or expert;
  3. Experience in monitoring and reporting of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF), Environmental and Social Impact Assessments;

3. Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required

  1. Familiar with different environmental and social safe guards’ standards from World Bank will be an advantage;
  2. Extensive knowledge of monitoring Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF), Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental safe guards;
  3. Experience in conducting public awareness in Environmental protection and management and watershed management;
  4. Proven competence in conducting environmental scoping reports
  5. Proven competence in the use of computer applications including Microsoft office;
  6. Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English with a very good knowledge of French;
  7. Very flexible to work within a team or individually;
  8. Able to work with different stakeholders;
  9. Able to work under pressure and meet challenging timescales.
  10. Experience in environmental protection and management;
  11. Experience in environmental monitoring;
  12. Experience in environmental awareness;
  13. A solid understanding of the watershed management approaches.

4. Applications

Interested candidates will submit their applications including CV, application letter, and academic qualification. Recommendation of last employer, applications will be sent at [email protected]. Late application shall not be considered. The deadline for the submission of the application shall be on the 10/03/2021.

For any further information, please visit REMA website.

 

Ecology Specialist at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA): (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), has obtained funds from the World Bank (IDA), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) towards implementation of the second Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II). Wetland rehabilitation has been targeted as one of the interventions that will be financed by RUDP II. Additional financing for wetland restoration from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is expected.

It is in this framework that REMA would like to recruit a competitive staff on contract basis to the position of Ecology Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the SPIU Program Manager (s) and overall supervision of SPIU Coordinator, the Ecology Specialist shall undertake the following tasks:

1.Duties and Responsibilities

The main emphasis of this position is to support and inform wetland rehabilitation planning and to undertake ongoing monitoring so as to track ecological outcomes achieved through wetland rehabilitation activities in the City of Kigali. This is expected to include the collection of baseline data prior to project implementation, during and at the end of project implementation. Information collected will then be used to inform management responses to ensure that rehabilitation objectives are achieved as far as possible. This assignment will require a high level of competence and is expected to include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Consolidate and review available information on wetlands in the City of Kigali to build an understanding of the state of knowledge of wetlands.
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to (i) identify adequate biodiversity indicators for Co-Management Interventions (CMIs);
  • Conduct field surveys to collect biological information about the numbers and distribution of organisms (plants, fish, invertebrates, birds etc.) in wetlands;
  • Conduct field, lab, and theoretical research, including collecting water and soil samples for analysis;
  • Following construction, undertake regular monitoring of rehabilitation interventions to identify early problems and maintenance requirements (e.g. erosion, siltation etc).
  • In collaboration with M&E Specialist ensure that monitoring of the biodiversity related results indicators (as per the projects results framework) is conducted on quarterly basis;
  • Organize technical workshop to review and validate project documents (including studies);
  • Contribute to the development of all reports of the donor related to environment and social risks management and biodiversity for the project;
  • Assist the Project coordinator/Sector Specialist in analyzing technical feasibility of subprojects during subproject review process, with particular emphasis on biodiversity, ecosystems management issues;
  • Assist the NPC to respond to the technical support requests from the Community- Based Groups(CBG), private operators, and other beneficiaries of the project and take necessary actions;
  • Link with key project stakeholders to achieve the objective of the project;
  • Collect desktop information and data from field surveys to deepen the understanding of the ecosystem goods and services provided by wetlands.
  • Review field and laboratory data reports produced by consultants/ contactor working on the project;
  • Provide practical input into the development of wetland rehabilitation plans;
  • Work closely with Environmental and Social Risks Management Specialists to analyse some environment related issues on the site;
  • Liaise with, and advise, site managers, engineers, planners and others to assist with surveying and planning for wetland rehabilitation works;
  • Undertake capacity building and awareness raising to the public and beneficiaries of the project;
  • Undertake regular monitoring of rehabilitation works during project implementation to ensure that environmental risks are appropriately mitigated and managed;
  • Report on the progress of wetland rehabilitation works, highlighting issues of concern or requiring management intervention.
  • Provide useful data and advice to REMA and stakeholders working with government, industry, non-governmental organizations, communities, and individuals, to wisely manage wetland ecosystems;
  • Perform any other activities directly related to the project objectives that will be assigned by the project Coordinators;
  • Build relationships with stakeholders, including members of the public
  • Contribute to any study or research related to biodiversity and environment and natural resources
  • Contribute ideas about changes to policy and legislation, based on ecological findings;

2. Education Background

  • Master’s degree in Ecology, Biodiversity specialized in aquatic ecosystems with three (3) years working experience;
  • At least (3) years of working experience, ideally in external funded projects as researcher in aquatic related fields;
  • Experience in conducting research through (conducting field surveys to collect biological information about the numbers and distribution of organisms in the wetlands’ ecosystems;
  • 3.Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required
  • Familiar with different environmental and social safe guards’ standards from World Bank will be an advantage;
  • Practical experience in conducting rapid biodiversity assessments in aquatic environment;
  • An in-depth knowledge of wetland formation and functioning would be preferable;
  • A solid understanding of the watershed management approaches.
  • Proficient in the planning and application of tools required for planning and undertaking field research, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), aerial photography, records and maps
  • Experience in conducting public awareness in biodiversity management, conservation, Environmental protection and management;
  • Proven competence in conducting biodiversity/ecology related research;
  • Proven competence in the use of computer applications including Microsoft office and GIS applications (QGIS / ArcMap);
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English with a very good knowledge of French;
  • Very flexible to work within a team or individually;
  • Able to work with different stakeholders;
  • Able to work under pressure and meet challenging timescales.
  • Applications

Interested candidates will submit their applications including CV, application letter, and academic qualification. Recommendation of last employer, applications will be sent at [email protected]. Late application shall not be considered. The deadline for the submission of the application shall be on the 10/03/2021.

For any further information, please visit REMA website.







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