3 Job Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 28 January 2024)

3 Job Positions at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 28 January 2024)

Women, Peace & Security Advisor at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 28 January 2024)

Vacancy Announcement 

Women, Peace & Security Advisor for “Integrating local perspectives in the implementation of the WPS agenda in the Great Lakes Region (iWPS)” project

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. The GIZ Office in Kigali covers GIZ’s portfolio in Rwanda and Burundi.  GIZ Rwanda/Burundi implements projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union and other commissioning authorities in the following priority areas: Sustainable Economic Development; Good Governance; Climate, Energy and Sustainable Urban Development; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and regional projects in the Great Lakes Region.

Summary of the Project

In the context of Germany’s feminist development policy, GIZ was commissioned to implement a new regional project to promote women’s rights for peace and security in the Great Lakes region. The aim of the project is to improve conditions for a more systemic implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda at the local, national and regional levels in the Great Lakes Region. The project will focus on three key areas: (i) funding of cross-border civil society initiatives related to implementation of the WPS agenda; (ii) advisory services and networking support to civil society in the region; (iii) advisory services on WPS monitoring, reporting, and accountability at regional and national levels (build capacity for data collection, monitoring, and reporting for WPS RAPs and NAPs). The project will partner with the International Conference in the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and other key stakeholders from civil society, ICGLR Members States and regional organizations. Starting on 01 January 2024, the project will have a duration of three years (2024-2026) and a total budget of 6.500.000 EUR.

GIZ is recruiting candidates for the position of Women, Peace & Security Advisor for “Integrating local perspectives in the implementation of the WPS agenda in the Great Lakes Region (iWPS)” project

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (renewable upon review)

Position: one (1)

Start date: 01.03.2024

The Advisor performs the following responsibilities and tasks:

A. Responsibilities

The Advisor coordinates Output 1 of the project and provides general oversight to the planning and implementation of grassroots initiatives by women’s organizations in the region, whilst specifically providing technical assistance to those initiatives implemented in Rwanda. In addition, the Advisor will support the Project Manager in the overall planning, monitoring and reporting of the project.

B. Tasks

The Advisor performs the following tasks:

  • Coordinates and supervises the selection process of 12 grassroots initiatives funded by the project in the Region, in close consultation with GIZ Advisors in Burundi, DRC and Uganda
  • Coordinates and supervises the development and implementation of the selected grassroots initiatives in close consultation with civil society partners and GIZ Advisors in Burundi, DRC and Uganda
  • Provides technical support to the selected civil society partners institution(s) in Rwanda to implement projects: development of project plans and activities, planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools, particularly those based on results and impact
  • Carries out monitoring visits to partners’ activities in Rwanda and supports partners in evaluating their activities;
  • Monitors overall progress of the grassroots initiatives, provides reminders of narrative and financial reporting deadlines, analyses reports and documents concerning the progress of partners’ activities, identifies challenges, best practice and lessons learned, and recommends different management options where appropriate
  • Supports the formulation of terms of reference and the selection and supervision of third parties for the implementation of project activities, including the evaluation of services provided.
  • Leads and coordinates on overall M&E, reporting and communication activities related to the implementation of the grassroots initiatives/activities implemented under Output 1 of the project
  • Manages the design, preparation (logistics) and implementation of workshops and training activities to strengthen the technical and administrative capacities of the selected grassroots organizations for the development and implementation of local WPS initiatives/ on strategic planning and negotiation skills for participation in strategic dialogues

Another duties/additional task

  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management.

C. Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications and professional experience

  • University degree in the field of gender studies, development studies, international relations or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience working on women, peace and security projects in the context of the Great Lakes Region
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the women, peace and security agenda and its implementation in Africa
  • Experience working with civil society organizations: building organizational capacities and overseeing grants/project implementation
  • Good experience of working with planning, monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Knowledge of organisations and players in the women, peace and security field in the Great Lakes Region, and Rwanda in particular.

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Fluency in French and English (C1 level) and Kinyarwanda
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, Power point), and relevant internet and email software
  • Excellent management, communication and organisational skills
  • High cultural sensitivity, partner and target group-oriented and team player
  • Flexibility to travel inside Rwanda and the region

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references), via our electronic job portal by using the button “apply”until 28th January 2024 at 4:00 PM. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation. We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.

This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

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Finance Manager at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 28 January 2024)

Vacancy Announcement 

Finance Manager for Cluster Great Lakes Region

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. The GIZ Office in Kigali covers GIZ’s portfolio in Rwanda and Burundi.  GIZ Rwanda/Burundi implements projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union and other commissioning authorities in the following priority areas: Sustainable Economic Development; Good Governance; Climate, Energy and Sustainable Urban Development; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and regional projects in the Great Lakes Region.

The Great Lakes Region (GLR) Cluster consists of two regional projects “Cooperation on peace, security and responsible resource governance in the Great Lakes Region of Africa” and “Women, Peace & Security in the Great Lakes Region” (iWPS). The main thematic areas of the cluster are mineral governance as well as Peace & Security. Further regional projects might join the cluster in the future.

Co-funded by the BMZ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been mandated to implement the third project phase of support to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) from December 2022 – May 2026. The overall objective is to strengthen cooperation on the responsible governance of natural resources for peace and security in the Great Lakes Region. In addition, a second co-financing was concluded with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Rwanda to support bilateral activities to enhance “Sustainable Development of the Mining Sector in Rwanda” in cooperation with the Rwanda Mines, Gas and Petroleum Board (RMB).

In the context of Germany’s feminist development policy, GIZ was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Development Cooperation and Economic Development to implement a new regional project to promote women’s rights for peace and security in the Great Lakes region. The project aims to improve conditions for a more systemic implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda at the local, national and regional levels in the Great Lakes Region. The project will focus on three key areas: (i) funding of cross-border civil society initiatives related to implementation of the WPS agenda; (ii) advisory services and networking support to civil society in the region; (iii) advisory services on WPS monitoring, reporting, and accountability at regional and national levels (build capacity for data collection, monitoring, and reporting for WPS RAPs and NAPs).

Candidate Profile

  • Open minded, respectful and confident personality in combination with very good communication skills
  • Supports other team members in the Administration and Finance Cluster Team as part of a collaborative approach
  • Independent personality with high integrity and understanding for protection of sensitive information

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 01.04.24 – 30.11.25

A. Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Financial Monitoring and Controlling
  • Monitors the expenditures, costs and receivables of of the iWPS project and the RMB EU cofinancing on a regular basis and reports to the head of projects using SAP and OnSite Reporting
  • Advises the head of projects on the financial situation of their project
  • Plans the expenditures and costs for the iWPS project and the ICGLR EU cofinancing on a yearly basis in cooperation with the technical staff using OnSite Operations
  • Assures the correct booking of costs and expenditures by GIZ HQ and GIZ country office related to the iWPS project and the ICGLR EU cofinancing on a regular basis
  • Ensures a proper documentation of events and supports in collecting relevant documents e.g. for participant’s travel settlements
  • Establishes updated project budgets in case of change of the commission or acquisition of a cofinancing in collaboration with the relevant colleagues at GIZ HQ
  1. Financial Reporting
  • Establishes the yearly financial reports to the commissioning party (BMZ) and third-party donors (EU) using OnSite Reporting
  • Codes the vouchers of the iWPS project as per KOMP requirements on a regular basis
  • Accompanies external audits related to the financial reports established
  1. Financial Management
  • Assures a quality control on all commercial processes of iWPS project and the RMB EU cofinancing
  • Assures the compliance with internal rules and regulations as well as external requirements by the commissioning party and third-party donors
  • Controls the commercial correctness of vouchers booked on cluster level for the iWPS project and the RMB EU cofinancing
  1. Procurement
  • Consults technical experts of the relevant projects on the choice of the correct and most efficient procurement procedure in cooperation with the admin specialist on procurement
  • Manages procurement processes with HQ/relevant country offices in the region and supports continuous contract monitoring in cooperation with the admin specialist on procurement
  • Assures a quality check of procurement documents established by technical advisors to be submitted to GIZ HQ or country office
  1. Financial management of finance instruments and contracts
  • Guides international contractors in questions on the establishment of invoices as per GIZ regulations (for consultancy contracts)
  • Supports the establishment of financial reports (for financing instruments) and accompany related external audits
  • Acts as interface between the finance/contracts departments/procurement departments at GIZ headquarters, the Country Office as well as local partners and contractors
  • Conducts Commercial Capability Checks for financing recipients and manages the procedure of establishing contracts financing instruments (financing agreements, grant agreements & local subsidies) via HQ or country offices

B. Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  1. Qualifications and professional experience
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in the area of financial management
  • University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Business Management/Administration, Logistics, Finance or related areas
  • Regional or international work experience
  • Working experience in GIZ projects is an advantage
  • Good skills in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems like SAP is an advantage
  • Work experience in the finance management of development cooperation is an advantage
  1. Other knowledge and additional competences
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Teams, Word etc.)
  • Ability to work independently, self-structure the workload and come up with proactive ideas/solutions on how to improve the project’s workflows
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Languages: Excellent oral and written French and English is required. Knowledge of other languages (Arabic, German, Kirundi, Portuguese, or Swahili) is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: Open minded, respectful, collaborative and confident personality in combination with very good communication skills

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references), via our electronic job portal by using the button “apply”until 28th January 2024 at 4:00 PM. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation. We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.

This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 reserves all rights!

CLICK HERE TO MORE AND APPLY

Technical Advisor (Energy) at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 28 January 2024)

Vacancy Announcement

Technical Advisor (Energy) for Energising Development Programme (EnDev)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. The GIZ Office in Kigali covers GIZ’s portfolio in Rwanda and Burundi.  GIZ Rwanda/Burundi implements projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union and other commissioning authorities in the following priority areas: Sustainable Economic Development; Good Governance; Climate, Energy and Sustainable Urban Development; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and regional projects in the Great Lakes Region.

Energising Development (EnDev) is an international flagship programme for providing energy access.  To date, 675 million people worldwide live without electricity and about 2.3 billion people lack access to clean cooking solutions.  This has a dramatic impact on social development, economic opportunities, health, education and the environment.  Thus, EnDev’s involvement focuses on providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy as a means to deliver social, economic, and environmental change.

The Government of Rwanda is striving towards universal electricity access by 2024 – and has made considerable progress towards that.  Electricity access has increased from 19% in 2014 to nearly 75% by October 2023.  EnDev Rwanda, active since 2009, has contributed to the
government’s endeavours on energy access through innovative approaches to support the development of new markets.  Intervention areas have included improved cookstove and advanced fuel production, micro hydropower generation, and holistic support to the productive use of energy in value chains.

Candidate Profile

The project is now searching for one highly-qualified candidate for the position of Technical Advisor.  The position – allocated within the GIZ Rwanda Cluster on Climate, Energy and Sustainable Urban Development (CEU) – will be responsible for supporting the implementation of EnDev’s core portfolio including promoting productive use of renewable energy (solar pumping) in agricultural value chains (PURE.Ag), clean cooking interventions especially in refugee settings (RBF4R), grid densification and e-cooking, and other innovative approaches to improving energy access.  While closely cooperating with further GIZ’s related actors.  The Technical Advisor will be responsible for liaising with and advising key project partners including the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Energy Group (REG) Energy Utilities Development Corporation Limited (EUCL), development partners active in Rwanda’s energy sector, and other relevant public and private stakeholders.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 31. December 2024 (with likelihood for extension)

A. Responsibilities

  • Support the EnDev Country team in the elaboration and implementation of operational plans, including development of market-based approaches to increasing energy access
  • Facilitate high-level communication, coordination, and collaboration with EnDev political partners, private sector, and other key stakeholders
  • Provide technical advice to EnDev partners and stakeholders on key topics including (but not limited to) energy access, electricity generation from renewable energy sources (e.g. solar/hydro/bioenergy), and productive use of energy in (agricultural) value chains
  • Coordinate activity implementation with public and private partners, external service providers, GIZ Rwanda and Headquarters, as well as other international organisations
  • Support EnDev project activity implementation, as necessary
  • Support GIZ CEU priorities, as requested

B. Tasks

  • Communicate and coordinate regularly with MININFRA, REG, EDCL, EUCL and other political partners to maintain proper project relations
  • Provide technical advice to partners on energy access, renewable energy and electricity, and facilitate procurement of additional advisory services from external service providers
  • Evaluate and advise on relevant energy policy and framework topics
  • Provide logistical and content support to project activities such as stakeholder consultations, capacity development workshops or trainings
  • Support EnDev operational planning, monitoring and evaluation, annual reporting, and other knowledge management processes
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the direction of the EnDev Country Programme Manager

C. Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  1. Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a field of energy, economics, engineering, political science, or other related topic(s)
  • At least 8 years of experience in the field of energy access, electricity, or relevant policy
  • Demonstrated experience of working in or with government organisations at national or subnational levels
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with private sector or market-based approaches
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, demonstrated advisory and coordination competence, and clear and tactful communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and goal-oriented within an international team setting; familiarity with GIZ or EnDev projects and processes would be an asset
  • Fluent written and spoken Kinyarwanda required; business proficiency in English required; German language familiarity would be an asset
  1. Additional Knowledge and Competencies
  • Strong working knowledge of standard ICT including Microsoft Office suite and videoconferencing applications, and willingness to learn relevant new ICT skills
  • Willingness to undertake short-term or frequent business trips within Rwanda, and occasional international/regional business travel

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references), via our electronic job portal by using the button “apply”until 28th January 2024 at 4:00 PM. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation. We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.

This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application.

Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 reserves all rights!

CLICK HERE TO MORE AND APPLY

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