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Technology & Innovation Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Headquartered in Gisenyi, with an office in Kigali and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 100 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

Scope of Role:
Lead Inyenyeri’s technology team in designing, developing, testing, and rolling out different
technology innovations in support of our stove+fuel business. Focus will be on managing our
product innovation pipeline of physical products (i.e. hardware) and core processes. Some
support of our information technology pipeline (i.e. software) may also be covered by this
role.

Key Responsibilities:
Listen to Inyenyeri’s customers on how to improve their cooking experience and their livelihoods in general;
Join Inyenyeri’s Commercial Team in order to collaboratively identify and roll out opportunities that improve Inyenyeri’s value proposition for both its urban and rural customers;
Lead Inyenyeri’s prototype testing (both in lab settings and in the field) to validate product improvements and new innovations;
Partner with the engineering teams of Inyenyeri’s suppliers in order to increase the efficiency, functionality, convenience and durability of Inyenyeri’s products;
Support Inyenyeri’s pellet production team to optimize the quality of Inyenyeri’s pellets;
Scout the market for new technology innovations;

Qualifications:
Degree in Engineering preferred;
Affinity with engineering, business and technology a must;
Problem-solving and product development skills required;
Demonstrated experience with analyzing customer behavior and with translating customer feedback into technological innovations;
Knowledge of conducting rigorous scientific tests in both field and lab expected;
Paying attention to detail;
Ability to combine abstract thinking with a hands-on mentality;
Experience in stove design a plus;
Excellent English required;
Knowledge of Kinyarwanda preferred;
Strong writing and reporting skills a must;

Expiring: Oct 13, 2018
General Manager MTR in Rwanda , Rwanda

COMPANY PROFILE
MTR is based in Kigali, Rwanda and is the only authorised dealer for JCB equipment and power generation products, Kaeser Air Compressors, Parker-Racor Filtration Solutions, MSB Rock Breakers Hammers and Apolloinfra Batching Plants.

JOB SUMMARY
MTR is looking for a General Manager who will be responsible for the overall business, comprising sales & marketing of branded OEM machinery, after sales service & support, administration & finance and HR. Answerable to a board of directors, the General Manager will also be involved in the formulation of company strategy and planning, the presentation of business plans and the review of performance versus budget over time. The General Manager will have strong commercial skills, excellent communication abilities and proven management experience. He/she will run the business with shareholder value and return on investment in mind, whilst at all times ensuring employee welfare and duty of care. The position must apply constant effort and focus on increasing market share of the company within the most profitable market segments. Will require a high degree of numeracy and literacy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Overall management of all company departments.
2. Effective execution of board strategy, ensuring that company objectives are being achieved.
3. Custodian and representative of the company’s culture and ethics.
4. Responsible for all subordinate personnel within the company.
5. Responsible for the overall performance of the company.

The duties of the General Manager include:

1. GENERAL MANAGEMENT
• To maintain and build, where necessary, an appropriate and effective management team and departments in order to pursue the business objective as effectively and efficiently as possible.
• Through each department of the company, to manage the entire business process of selling and marketing a variety of OEM products in Rwanda.
• To manage the sales and marketing function through his Sales and Marketing team, ensuring that appropriate sales and marketing strategies, systems and personnel are in place in line within approved budgets.
• To manage the after sales service function through his After-Sales team, ensuring appropriate after sales strategies, systems and personnel are in place in line with approved budgets.
• To manage the admin, finance & HR functions through a properly established back-office, ensuring that appropriate systems of control and personnel are in place, able to support the core business of selling company products and services.
• To manage and oversee ordering and order planning, while monitoring at all times the company’s outstanding account with the OEM and projected cash inflows and outflows.
• To apply sound business, sales and after-sales principles & strategies to all parts of the business to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction.
• To ensure establishment and maintenance of appropriate company administration systems, controls and processes.
• To ensure appropriate reporting systems are in place to communicate performance of the ongoing business to the board and to shareholders on an as-need basis.

2. SALES/MARKETING
Through the Sales & Marketing team:
• To ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive sales strategy to maximize market penetration and market share.
• To ensure a strong sales culture is established and maintained which remains fully committed to the company’s goals.
• To ensure the review and measurability of performance within the sales and marketing department on a regular basis.
• To ensure that monthly and annual sales targets for the sales teams are established and measured.
• To ensure that sales forecasts are compiled on an as-need basis and integrated with the company’s financial budgeting.
• To ensure appropriate submission and progressing of quotations.
• To oversee machine or product costing, pricing and margin calculations, at all times ensuring maintenance of the most robust sales margin possible. To make sure this information is distributed on a need-to-know basis to appropriate members of the management team and kept confidential.
• To assist in the management and execution of larger accounts and proposals. Ensuring that the influence and persuasiveness of the General Manager is deployed where and when necessary.

3. AFTER SALES
Through the After-Sales team:
• To ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive after-sales strategy to maximize market penetration, market share, brand recognition and ultimately profitability.
• To ensure the establishment and development of appropriate human resources, equipment and systems within after-sales, across the appropriate geographies in order to best cater to the needs of existing company customers, within established budgets.
• To ensure and oversee appropriate marketing and promotional campaigns for after-sales products and services to further advance the reputation of company products.
• To ensure After-Sales Department personnel are receiving appropriate training in order to carry out their functions and to best serve the needs of the customer.

4. FINANCE & ADMININSTRATION
Through the Finance and Administration team, with particular focus on developing a close working relationship with his Finance Manager or Chief Accountant:
• To ensure appropriate financial controls and reporting systems for the company are in place.
• To ensure effective administration and back office functions within an appropriate budget are in place, in support of the business.
• To ensure effective pricing of products and services, and maintenance of the highest margins possible for greatest market share. Where appropriate, to analyze the effect of pricing campaigns and to instigate such campaigns where market share can be gained.
• To be constantly vigilant with regards to overheads or SG&A and to keep such costs to the minimum whilst not compromising the essential functionality of departments within the business.
• To ensure appropriate staffing levels and management levels, within budgets. To ensure staff and management are fully engaged and committed to the company’s goals.
• To analyze investment opportunities, expansions, investments in machinery, equipment or staff, ensuring that return on investment of any such activities is fully understood.
• To maintain close working relationships with local and international commercial banks and other financial or trade/finance institutions, and analyzing potential opportunities to raise or to re-service debt or trade finance, ensuring the best deal for the company.
• To have a firm grasp and understanding at any one time of all company financials and financial risks, particularly currency risk and any such exposure. To work with the tools at his disposal as well as any external financial institutions to remove or to at least mitigate such risks.

5. STRATEGY
• To analyze market statistics and interpret trends and industry developments.
• To manage the development of appropriate sales and marketing strategies.
• To develop appropriate expansion strategies for the company and its products, in line with budgets and shareholder expectations.
• To identify further potential geographies in which to sell company products.
• To identify niche markets for the company.
• To analyze future investment opportunities, partnerships, mergers or acquisitions and the return on investment of such opportunities.

6. OTHER
• Authorization of expenditure and actions as per the limits of authority.
• To adhere to ethical principles of behavior at all times and ensure subordinates follow by example.
• Undertake any other duty as requested by his superior or the company, which might include areas of activity beyond the scope of the company.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Extensive industry and product knowledge.
• Proven commercial competencies with strong negotiating and closing skills.
• Ability to strategize and to recognize expansion opportunities.
• Proven management competence.
• IT literate especially in Word, Excel and Powerpoint, with particular emphasis on Excel.
• Personable and confident personality with good people skills.
• Recognized appropriate qualification to degree level.

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager MTR in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 08, 2018
Personal Assistant to CEO in Rwanda , Rwanda

Reporting to: CEO
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Tentative start date: ASAP
Contract length: Open Ended
Nationality: National/International

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a for-profit corporation with a social business charter focused on providing a healthy renewable energy solution in Rwanda that can be replicated across sub-Saharan Africa. Inyenyeri uses a fuel-side, or utility company, approach to ensure that even the poorest Rwandan households have access to clean cooking fuel and high quality gasifying cook stoves. Inyenyeri’s revenue stream is derived from the sale of biomass cooking fuel pellets. Our solution is a cleaner, healthier, faster, cheaper and more sustainable alternative to charcoal and wood cooking. Inyenyeri has a current staff complement of approximately 150 staff.

About the Role
Inyenyeri seeks highly motivated and experienced professionals to fill the position of Personal Assistant to the CEO, who will be required to perform office and administrative duties to assist the CEO.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
● Screen calls, manage calendars, make travel-, meeting- and event arrangements
● Communicate with external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of internal management
● Prepare documents and presentations
● Perform other office and administrative duties to assist the CEO.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

Accountability:
● Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Inyenyeri values

Ambition:
● Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development
● Engages and motivates others
● Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:
● Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
● Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:
● Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Integrity:
● Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
● Displays consistent excellent judgement
● Acts in the best interests of Inyenyeri

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

● Degree in Business Administration or related fields
● At least 3 year work experience as a PA or in an administrative role
● Be pro-active, mature, flexible and good at multitasking
● Excellent time management and organizational skills
● Good oral and flawless written communication skills
● High digital proficiency (e.g. experience with Google Drive, Gmail, Excel, Skype, PPT, Expensify etc.)
● Experience working within a team and possessing strong interpersonal skills
● Ability to work within a multicultural setting
● High levels of attention to detail and quality
● Can handle stress and emergency situations

Female candidates encouraged to apply. Rwandan candidates preferred but open to international candidates.

Are you interested in becoming a Personal Assistant to CEO in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 21, 2018
Managing Director in Rwanda , Rwanda

Company Profile

Founded in 2012, our client is a Social Enterprise, focussing on products for the rural market. The MD Rwanda reports to the co-founders and board of directors.

Jobtitel: Managing Director Rwanda

About the Role
We are recruiting a visionary and dynamic Managing Director. Due to a new partnership with the Government of Rwanda our client will grow fast and this will require significant operational and organizational changes. The Managing Director will get many challenging and exciting tasks, including hiring and developing a team to oversee this rapid growth, managing multi-stakeholder government relations, managing the country budget, and making sure we maintain exceptional customer satisfaction and preserve our quality standards. This job is for hard working person to lead the company whilst rapidly growing.

The COO and CEO will support the Managing Director. There will be a consistent change between field and office work. Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Would you like to work closely with masons and sales reps while keeping an eye on the bigger picture and growth projections of our client? If you are also a quick learner, a detailed planner and an entrepreneurial self-starter we are looking for you.

The responsibilities of this role will include, but certainly not be limited to:

Strategic Planning and Execution
 Develop rapid scale strategy, identify necessary systems and expertise to achieve rapid scale together with the CEO
 Ensure execution of strategy across all departments, and to avoid overlap in workstreams or inconsistencies, making sure strategies are coordinated and aligned across departments and setting
quarterly targets and KPIs
 Drive systems and processes that needs to be done to assure quality
 Communicate strategy and implementation plan throughout the company,
 Guide all change management as required and support, manage, and ensure success of each department head
 Seek the support of global functional managers and directors for support in team capacity builiding, problem solving and systems development

Team Building
 Support the CEO in adapting the companies organization chart to fit according company needs
 Grow the companies Rwanda staff by hiring along with the needs of the organization and recognizing when new roles need to be created
 Develop and mentor junior and senior staff to to make the Rwanda operation a success

Financial Management
 Being responsible for profit and loss in Rwanda: Minimize operational costs while ensuring maximization of customer satisfaction
 Closely work with the financial department to analyze actuals and budgets across various units
 Making sure of fiscal responsibility in all spending and budgets, prioritizing cost saving and cutting
 Closely work with the financial department to ensure payroll and taxes are completed on time

Partnership Management
 Represent the company and its organizational ethic to national and local government officials and agencies
 Closely work with partners to deliver excellent customer service, assure floor quality and coordinate execution of jointly developed plans
 Identify possible new partners and create and manage relationships with these new partners

Qualifications
 Exceptional people skills and managerial skills; avid team player with a coaching and mentoring approach
 Strong analytical skills, including Excel modelling and data analysis
 Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time, and keep track of a variety of workstreams
 Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills to quickly determine why something isn’t working and iterate quickly to try to solve it; creative problem solving
 Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic
 Strong understanding of accounting, budget management, and financial management
 Passionate about international development and social enterprise
 Commitment to working in rural environments across Rwanda
 Fluency (or advanced business proficiency) in English and Kinyarwanda
 Hard working and gritty to push through challenges
 Flexible and adaptable to changing environments; thrives in a bootstrapped culture
 Maturity and poise under stress
 Optimistic attitude, sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity to learn new things, creative problem solver, humble and patient team-player with a sense of humor
 Strong technology skills (knowledge of Word, Excel, Salesforce, Google Docs, and Dropbox)
 10 years of work experience, with 5 years of management experience (experience with fast-growing ventures is a plus)
 B.A. in business, management, marketing, economics or a related field required; graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, MPA, MPH etc.) a plus, but not required

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Chief Operating Officer in Rwanda , Rwanda

Founded in 2012, our client is a Social Enterprise, focussing on products for the rural market.

To achieve the rapid growth of our client, we are recruiting a dynamic and gritty COO who is excited to take a fast-growing and high-impact organization to new levels, alongside a passionate and hard-working team. The COO would build out two new departments – logistics and quality assurance – in order to ensure that we have the systems required to complete a tremendous scale-up and maintain quality. The COO would serve both a strategy and execution role, spend significant time both overseeing site operations and analyzing operational data in the office, and be a critical thought partner to the CEO and Board. This person would support country leadership as well as the heads of operations in each country to guide strategy, identify new systems needs to support expansion, and drive global special projects. We are looking for a leader who is ready to take on the impact opportunity and challenge of a career.

The responsibilities would include:

Strategy
 Work with CEO to determine and iterate on our rapid scale strategy, and directly support implementation
 Recommend changes to the business model to fit new contexts based on field learnings and see to the execution of those changes
 Initiate, manage, and implement strategic special projects (e.g. oversee ISO 9001 certification, manage new department creation, develop playbook for expansion, etc.)
 Manage research and development agenda to continuously improve floor quality and customer service
 Develop strategies to improve our customer satisfaction
 Develop innovative incentive schemes and training models that motivate field staff, especially masons, to consistently deliver quality service

Execution and Team Support
 Build out new “dotted line” support functions for logistics and quality control to enable the company to achieve rapid scale without sacrificing quality
 Develop the structure of the Operations Department in each new country as the company establishes the business there, and support the Country Directors in hiring these roles as they expand
 Support operations teams across all countries, including onboarding new operations hires, setting targets, determining strategy, and training the teams as needed
 Work closely with the Talent Associate to source and hire the right staff to support the growth of your team
 Build capacity of national and district teams to own their data and improve their efficiency

Continuous Improvements to Operational Efficiency
 Drive gross margins by finding areas to increase revenue and cut COGS
 Analyze data to assess areas of inefficiency in each district and develop innovative interventions to improve efficiency
 Identify and implement continuous process efficiency improvements through significant time with customers, drivers, sales reps, and masons

Systems Development
 Improve and implement systems to support scaling (e.g., construction planning, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control management, customer relations management, financial management, etc.)
 Oversee the management of and updates to existing Salesforce platform, integrating new software as necessary

Qualifications
 Excellent analytical skills and excellent detail orientation, including Excel modeling and data analysis
 Experience and skills in motivating and guiding a team towards results
 Passionate about international development and social enterprise
 Knowledge or experience with engineering, logistics, or supply chains
 Flexible and adaptable to changing environments; thrives in a bootstrapped culture
 Strong understanding of accounting, budget management, and financial management
 Hard working and gritty to push through challenges
 Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time and manage time
 Maturity and poise under stress
 Entrepreneurial attitude, creative problem solver, patient team-player with a sense of humor
 Experience with fast-growing social ventures is a plus
 Experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in East Africa, is a plus
 Several years (10+) of related work experience, ideally in management consulting or operations is a plus
 Graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, etc.) a plus, but not required

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Operating Officer in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 26, 2018
Global Director Sales and Marketing in Rwanda , Rwanda

Location: Nyamata, Rwanda, with significant time in rural villages across Rwanda and other countries in the region
Compensation: Starts modest with significant performance-based raises
Timeframe: 2-5 years

Our client is a social enterprise that helps people live a healthier life.

About the Role
The person that will be hired for this role will have a unique and urgent opportunity to sell a life-saving and life-changing product to as many people as possible. Our client is in a great place; they have developed an excellent product that their customers cherish and that has many benefits. They have scaled rapidly to reach over 1,800 customers in Rwanda within three years. Now, they are ready for a Director of Sales and Marketing with vision to pilot and implement innovative strategies and business models to fundamentally disrupt the home improvement market for the rural poor.

The Director of Sales and Marketing will lead the company in swift expansion to new regions and countries as well as to even lower socio-economic segments of the population. The job will include piloting, iterating, and implementing strategies to improve all aspects of customer relationship management: marketing, sales, branding, payment plans, promotions, pricing, and after-service support.
It will also include developing and testing scaling models. (Organic growth? Franchising? Partnerships? Licensing our oil? The options are endless!) The Director of Sales and Marketing will support sales and marketing teams across Rwanda and Uganda to start, and several more countries as we grow. Our client needs someone who is wildly creative and intellectually curious, excited to take big risks that yield high returns, looks forward to days in the field getting their hands dirty and talking to rural customers, and who runs towards the most challenging of problems, never giving up.

Key responsibilities include:
Sales and Marketing Strategy
• Create systems for procuring and analyzing data about current and potential customers
• Analyzing current sales and marketing strategies to determine their effectiveness and feasibility for duplication
• Developing, piloting, and iterating new sales and marketing strategies (e.g. marketing events, advertising campaigns, financing models)
• Determining sales and marketing strategies in new markets
• Support brand development in new markets and ongoing branding efforts in all markets
• Develop new partnerships and work with existing partners to gather market research and data
• Develop a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, motivations, and willingness to pay
• Share learnings with the senior management and the rest of the team to inform overall organizational strategy
• Support CEO in determining the optimal business model to scale

Execution and Team Support
• Work closely with operations team to align supply and demand in each country
• Develop the structure of the Sales and Marketing Department in each new country as the company establishes the business there, and support the Country Directors in hiring for these roles as we expand
• Support the sales teams of each country where the company operates, including onboarding new sales hires, setting targets, determining strategy, and hiring effective teams
• Improve sales representative recruiting strategy and training by learning across countries

Qualifications
• Educational level of B.A. in business, management, marketing, economics or a related field required; MBA preferred
• 5+ years of marketing and sales experience; experience with fast-growing start-ups is a plus, 2 yrs in management
• Commitment to East Africa and specifically working in rural environments for 2+ years
• Experience living and working in a developing country (preferably Rwanda / East Africa)
• Creative and artistic with an eye for strong visual design and video design
• Experience managing and analyzing budgets; modeling cost-effectiveness of marketing strategies
• Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills to quickly determine why something isn’t working and iterate quickly to try to solve it; creative problem solving
• Exceptional people skills and managerial skills; avid team player; coaching and mentoring approach
• Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time
• Maturity and poise under stress
• Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic
• Positive attitude, sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity to learn new things, patient with others
• Passionate about international development and social enterprise
• Strong technology skills (knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Dropbox)
• Fluency in English required; proficiency in another language common to East Africa preferred (Swahili, French, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, etc.)

Are you interested in becoming a Global Director Sales and Marketing in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 12, 2018
Quantitative Researcher in Rwanda , Rwanda

VVOB – Education for Development is looking for a Quantitative Researcher to strengthen our team in Rwanda.

Background:
VVOB – Education for Development, is a Belgian non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the quality of education. VVOB has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is implementing education programmes in 8 countries in the global South, including in Rwanda.

In cooperation with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the University of Rwanda – College of Education (URCE), VVOB started in 2017 with a multi-year programme (2017-2021) on “Leading, Teaching and Learning Together”. The programme is currently being upscaled in primary and secondary schools in 17 districts in Rwanda and aims to improve the quality of education through the professional development of school leaders and induction of new teachers.

VVOB is currently looking for a Quantitative Researcher. The Quantitative Researcher carries out and coordinates quantitative and mixed-method research on the implementation, effectiveness and efficiency of VVOB’s capacity development programmes in Rwanda.

The Quantitative Researcher works in a team of Education Advisors, works closely together with the MEAL Advisor as well as with the Communication Advisor. The Quantitative Researcher reports directly to the Programme Manager.

Tasks:
As a Quantitative Researcher, you will:
 Design and carry out quantitative and mixed-method research, including collecting and analyzing data (e.g. survey data), on the effectiveness and efficiency (cost-benefit) of professional development trajectories for head teachers and new teachers, and impact at the level of schools and school children;
 Integrate and complement quantitative research with qualitative research (e.g. focus group discussions and observations).
 Create a clear evidence-base to underpin decisions and changes to our programmes
 Actively promote evidence-based learning within VVOB Rwanda
 Assist other VVOB Advisors in monitoring and evaluating programme results, through further development and implementation of a VVOB Rwanda M&E system; This includes capacity development on research and M&E for VVOB and partners and supporting the collection and analysis of high quality data, with a focus on quantitative data;
 Take part in networking and advocacy in education sector working groups and taskforces in which VVOB Rwanda is active; This includes dissemination of research findings on different platforms and through different channels, like the VVOB Rwanda website and magazine, publications in journals, conference presentations, …;
 Establish and maintain strong linkages with regional research partners in the development sector (e.g. through participation and presentation at regional conferences);
 Contribute to internal and external knowledge development by systemizing lessons learned and sharing pro-actively lessons learned between partners, colleagues and other VVOB country teams.
 Be actively engaged in expanding VVOB’s funding base (liaising with potential donors, writing proposals);

Profile:

Essential:
 Relevant Master degree, preferably in statistics, social or educational sciences;
 Min. 2 years of research experience, proven experience in quantitative research and outstanding empirical research skills;
 Expert-level knowledge of statistical techniques and practical experience with statistical software;
 Experience with the integration of qualitative data into quantitative analyses
 Fluent in English.
 Experience in international development cooperation and working in a multicultural team;

Desirable:
 A PhD degree and a track record of published research in social sciences is an asset;
 You will be quantitative leaning, but a good understanding of qualitative methods will be beneficial as this is a mixed methods role.
 Demonstrated understanding of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
 Knowledge of and/or experience with programme management, preferably Project Cycle Management;
 Experience with M&E methodologies and frameworks (both quantitative and qualitative) used in an international development context
 Understanding of the education sector and educational institutions like teacher training institutions, in-service providers for teachers and school leaders and ministries of education is an asset;

Required competences:

VVOB core competences:
 Result orientation
 Continuous improvement
 Cooperation

Function specific competences:
 Analytical and synthesizing skills
 Creativity
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 360° Empathy
 Reliability
 Development oriented

We offer:
 A dynamic working environment in an international context; our team in Rwanda consists of a multi-disciplinary team of more than 20 Rwandan and international professionals;
 An exciting job with varied responsibilities and opportunities for professional development;
 A competitive expat salary (salary scale A111 of the Flemish Government with a gross annual salary between € 43 737 and € 67 512 depending on relevant working experience) plus benefits package (including housing allowance, hardship allowance, insurances, contribution to school fees and professional development budget)

Note that this is a long-term position with secured funding up to 31st December 2021.

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Start date: As soon as possible.
Procedure: Submit a motivation letter, and your C.V. before Thursday February 8, 2018.

Are you interested in becoming a Quantitative Researcher in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 08, 2018
Project Manager ICT in Rwanda , Rwanda

Terms of Reference for the recruitment of:

Project Manager in charge of ICT Skills development and Capacity building

1. Position
Project Manager (PM) in charge of ICT Skills development and capacity building.

2. Introduction
SMART Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government and a wide range of stakeholders including private sector, international non-Government organisations and academia to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.
The Smart Africa agenda is led by visionary Heads of State who believe in the power of ICT for the advancement and betterment of the African continent. This agenda will lead the continent to the 04th industrial revolution, using the transformation power of ICTs through a successful implementation and deployment of major ICT infrastructure, applications, services as well as creating local relevant content for Africa while developing a vibrant ICT industry and creating jobs.
The Smart aims to put ICT at the Center of National Socio-economic development agenda of member countries; improve access to ICT especially Broadband; to improve accountability, efficiency and openness through ICT promoting the introduction of advanced technologies in telecommunication; to put Private Sector first; and to leverage ICT to promote sustainable development.

3. About ICT Skills development and capacity building
Over the past decade, Africa has made great strides in enrolling children in school, with some countries providing free basic education for the first nine years. Despite this achievement, the average Human Capital Index (HCI) falls below the average with one of the highest being 52 on a scale of 100 , education being a major determinant factor.
The challenge of education and capacity building in Africa is among several other factors, due to low accessibility and poor quality of content which is relevant to the future of work.
With an expected population growth of 1.3bn people who are majorly youthful, ensuring quality jobs to leverage on the continent’s demographic opportunity is set to be one of Africa’s game changer. An estimated 15 to 20 million increasingly well-educated young people will join the African workforce every year for the next three decades.
With the fourth industrial revolution, the future of work will be characterized by major disruptions to labor markets, growth in wholly new occupations, new ways of organizing and coordinating work, new skills requirement in all jobs and new tools to augment workers’ capabilities.
The ability to incorporate ICT into education,build ICT Skills and support capacity building for emerging technology in Africa is at the core of this project.
The Smart Africa Alliance seeks to create strategic interventions that supports her members to ensure the gap of low human index is reduced through education for all through ICT and capacity building.

4. Responsibilities
The Smart Africa Secretariat would like to recruit a Project manager (PM) in charge of ICT Skills development and capacity building.
The PM will lead, coordinate and implement the defined activities across Smart Africa Member States while ensuring effective linkages to the Smart Africa core objectives and activities.
More precisely, the PM will define and execute the global strategies and initiatives on various projects, including capacity building, relevant skills development for talents in Africa. The PM will be assigned other Smart Africa projects as required
The PM will provide required technical and administrative support to coordinate and implement project activities across Smart Africa Member States while ensuring effective linkages to the Smart Africa core objectives and activities.

The primary duties of the Project Manager will include:
• Preparing an annual national Work Plan for submission to the Head of division.
• Planning, supervising and implementing Smart Africa projects/initiatives activities, providing proposals and plans (including work plans, procurement, consultancies, recruitment, logistics, budgeting and disbursements).
• Establishing close collaboration, working arrangements and partnerships with Governments, Private sector, Non-Government organisations, Academia and other professional associations, to ensure good coordination, collaboration and timely conduct of Smart Africa activities.
• Liaising with government and other key stakeholders to promote enabling ICT policy and regulatory environment that would facilitate the implementation of initiatives under his/her supervision;
• Following through mobilization of funds /resources from development partners and institutions to complete the financing of the Smart Africa projects, especially those under his/her supervision;
• Providing periodical reports on the progress of project activities and issues arising;
• Participating in regional project meetings and workshops and other activities as required;

Other responsibilities will include:
• Prepare the terms of reference of consultants/institutions that will undertake assignments in accordance with the approved annual Work Plan;
• Monitor and supervise the work of consultants, institutions, government staff and other partners, facilitate meetings and, as far as possible, ensure the timely and responsive delivery of outputs and reports;
• Provide to institutions/consultants visiting or engaged in assignments, including preparing itineraries, appointments and assisting with travel and other logistical arrangements;
• Any other assignments or projects, which will be assigned from time to time by the leadership of Smart Africa;

5. Key qualifications

Education:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field with recognised experience of at least 5 years technical expertise; or
• A Masters’ Degree in Information Technology, Education and Capacity building development.
• A Project Management Certification from a recognized International Project Management Certification Body such as the Project Management Institute (PMI).

General experience and skills:
• Strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, build strong teams, mentor staff, develop work plans, and manage budgets and project expenditures;
• Relevant experience in the field of Education, Developing strategies for education and capacity building, fund raising will be an added advantage.
• Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (Ministry, development partners, private sector, NGOs and Academia);
• Experience working with in project coordination;
• Demonstrated written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email, etc);
• Demonstrated experience with projects of same nature would constitute an added advantage;
• A good knowledge of matters related to ICT policy and regulation;
• Experience in creative writing;
• Ability to work in a team;
• Strong competence in the use of standard software productivity tools (such as Microsoft Office Suite or others).

Languages:
• Excellent Knowledge and Fluency in French or English.
• The good working knowledge of another language will be advantage.

6. Duration of the assignment
The appointment will be for one (1) year renewable subject to availability of fund and performance assessment.

7. Reporting requirements
The PM will report directly to the Head of the Digital Infrastructure division under the Technology and Innovation department.

8. Application Instructions
• A one-page cover letter with a motivation statement in relation to the ToR;
• A CV with 2 contact information of referees;

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: May 08, 2020

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