JOB AT Practical Action : Project Manager, Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) Project (Rwanda) – Maternity Cover : ( Deadline : 27 February 2019 )
Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.
We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.
Project Manager, Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) Project (Rwanda) – Maternity Cover
We’re seeking a project management professional to lead our Rwanda team as a maternity cover for the next 6 months. You will be joining us at a very exciting time, as we move into on-the-ground implementation of our energy access interventions in three refugee camps in Rwanda.
As a member of the Practical Action East Africa team, you will be responsible for managing and delivering the RE4R project in Rwanda, a high profile humanitarian energy access project, working with a team of local and international experts. Being the senior most position for Practical Action in Rwanda, the post holder will also be expected to take on leadership elements of the role for the country’s portfolio focusing on partnership building and legal compliance.
Date of expiry 27th Feb
Location Kigali, Rwanda
Full/Part time Full Time
Employment status Temporary
You’ll have a background in project management with previous experience of managing teams, budgets and on-site delivery in the humanitarian context. You will lead by example, living our brand values, and enabling the team to shine. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels and across multiple geographies. You will have a proven track record of project delivery and demonstrate strong strategic and operational problem-solving skills. You will have considerable experience in planning, financial and contract management, client and partner co-ordination.
The opportunity to work for an organization that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values-driven and highly engaged colleagues, work-life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.
In addition, we offer the following benefits:
Work week of 35 hours
25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage.
HOW TO APPLY
We are a registered charity, improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.
These are just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.
If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to: [email protected] no later than 27th February 2019 indicating the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include the names and contact details of 3 referees in your CV.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Rwanda.