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COORDINATEUR PROVINCIAL EN RDC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Coordinateur Provincial Kasai Oriental (h/f) – République Démocratique du Congo

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Elle exécute et coordonne la politique belge de développement international, et travaille principalement pour le compte de l’État belge. L’Agence met également en œuvre des actions pour d’autres organisations nationales et internationales. Avec 1400 collaborateurs, dont plus de 70 % de personnel local, Enabel gère quelque 150 projets, essentiellement dans des États fragiles d’Afrique.

Contexte
La République Démocratique du Congo est le plus gros portefeuille de la Belgique avec ses pays partenaires. Enabel y est présent depuis 2001, notamment dans les domaines du développement rural, du désenclavement, de l’éducation professionnelle, de la santé, de l’eau et de l’énergie. Enabel est présent dans 10 provinces du pays à travers une vingtaine de bureaux et d’antennes. La spécificité du programme de coopération réside dans sa proximité avec les bénéficiaires.

Le programme dans le Kasai oriental et la Lomami est composé de deux interventions : PRODAKOR dans le secteur agricole et EDUKOR dans le secteur éducation. Ces projets s’inscrivent dans le Programme indicatif de la coopération bilatérale conclu entre la Belgique et la RDC, qui se focalise sur trois secteurs prioritaires : Agriculture, Pistes et Bacs, et Enseignement Technique et Formation Professionnelle (ETFP).

Description de la fonction
Le poste de coordinateur au niveau provincial répond à la volonté de la Belgique de consolider le centre de gravité de ses interventions au plus près des partenaires locaux, dans une optique d’efficience, de proximité et de collaboration renforcée, mais aussi de porter un soin particulier à la cohérence et aux synergies entre les programmes déployés en province. Vous serez l’interface principale des relations avec les partenaires provinciaux (dont les Ministères provinciaux) et jouerez un rôle de médiateur entre les différents projets d’Enabel en province.

Vos responsabilités sont :
• Assurer l’intégration des différents projets d’Enabel dans la province et veiller à la cohérence et à la synergie de ceux-ci en tant que programme provincial, à la cohérence interne du programme en termes de démarches et d’activités mises en œuvre par les différentes interventions et à la cohérence externe du programme avec les stratégies nationales et les interventions des autres partenaires;
• Gérer certaines procédures administratives, financières et opérationnelles ;
• Coordonner l’organisation des comités techniques, des plateformes d’échange et des comités de pilotage avec les responsables techniques ;
• Coordonner les missions d’évaluation, les actions de capitalisation du programme, ainsi que les missions de suivi et d’appui méthodologique avec les experts sectoriels ;
• Assurer la consolidation des informations en vue de garantir le rapportage des interventions ainsi qu’assurer la circulation de l’information, la priorisation et la communication au sein des programmes provinciaux ainsi que vers l’extérieur ;
• Veiller au respect du cadre défini par Enabel, en étroite collaboration avec le/la responsable administratif et financier (RAFI), et prioriser les demandes des programmes, veiller à un suivi de qualité des prestations ;
• Etre le point de référence principale en matière de gestion de sécurité pour tous les projets et personnels Enabel dans les provinces couvertes.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
· Master dans un domaine relevant (sciences économiques, sociales ou politiques, droit, gestion, développement, agronomie, éducation, etc.) en lien avec les programmes supervisés.

Expériences requises
• Au moins 5 ans d’expérience professionnelle pertinente, dont 3 ans en tant que manager de projet(s) de développement agricole/rural, de décentralisation ou d’appui institutionnel impliquant plusieurs acteurs locaux travaillant en synergie pour atteindre les résultats attendus ;
• Expérience majoritairement acquise en Afrique et une solide expérience internationale en dehors de son pays d’origine ;
• Expériences en matière de renforcement institutionnel et organisationnel, ainsi qu’au niveau des processus de développement local ;
• Une expérience dans une fonction de coordinateur/facilitateur de programmes de développement pour un organisme international est un atout majeur ;
• Une expérience antérieure en outcome mapping est un atout.

Compétences et connaissances requises
• Maitrise des outils de planification et de suivi-évaluation de projets ;
• Capitalisation des processus de développement ;
• Connaissance des thèmes transversaux (environnement, genre, droits des enfants, VIH/Sida) et expérience de l’intégration de ces thèmes dans des projets de développement ;
• Excellentes compétences de rassembleur, facilitateur et gestionnaire de programmes ;
• Excellentes qualités relationnelles permettant de favoriser le travail en équipe ;
• Une connaissance de la RDC constitue un atout.
• Expression aisée tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit en Français ou en Néerlandais. De très bonnes capacités de communication orale et écrite en Français et en Anglais sont en outre exigées, dès lors que le Français est la langue officielle de la RDC et que le projet s’inscrit dans un contexte international.

Nous vous offrons
• Une fonction enrichissante au sein d’une organisation en constante évolution, réputée pour sa qualité de mise en œuvre de projets de développement et attentive à ses collaborateurs.
• Un contrat de 3 ans et demi basé à Mbuji Mayi avec des déplacements dans les antennes du Kasai Oriental – Lomami.
• Un salaire mensuel brut qui valorise votre expérience pertinente, calculé sur base de nos barèmes.
• En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l'expatriation fixés par nos règles en la matière tels qu'une indemnité d'éloignement, d'affectation, de pénibilité, la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, une allocation d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants accompagnants (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.
Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Cette publication peut donner lieu à la constitution d’une réserve de recrutement pour une durée de 3 ans pour toute fonction similaire.

Intéressé.e?
Postulez, au plus tard le 24/11/2019, via ce lien et joignez votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation.

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Expiring: Nov 24, 2019

COUNTRY MANAGER IN MALAWI , Malawi

Position Start: As Soon As Possible
Reporting to: Member of MT SolarWorks! Group

Required experience:
min. 8 years experience in a business to consumer commercial environment

About SolarWorks!:
SolarWorks! was founded in 2008 with the aim of playing a role in making the world a better place by offering superb solar products to people that live without access to electricity. Since the first ideas that originate from a graduation thesis at the University of Technology in Delft (The Netherlands), the company has developed several products and implemented a business model that resulted in spectacular growth: pre-paid solar home systems with which the customer will have lighting, phone charging or even tv and fridges in his house via a pre-paid rent to own model. In 2016 SolarWorks! started its PAYGo operations in Mozambique, now having more than 25.000 households electrified. Malawi operations started early 2019, has 4 sales outlets and has 55 FTE’s. Basic systems are in place and it is time to accelerate the growth while not losing sight of quality of the organisation, sales and processes.

Overall Purpose: build a customer focused team that can deliver quality sales for SolarWorks! Malawi with a strong emphasis on getting the sales operations right and all supporting functions around it (marketing, operations, HR, technical support and finance).

Key responsibilities
• Organize the main functions in line with the strategy of the company: Sales operations, technical operations, customer care and debt collection, CRM, marketing and HR
• Develop and build a world class team that knows how to operate in difficult circumstances
• Define the sales strategy for SolarWorks! Malawi
• Deep understanding of what make or break sales for the customers, tweaking payplans or other variables where necessary and hands on direct support to sales when needed.
• Understand the importance of quality of sales: the customer journey for years to come needs to be on your radar
• Define a few but strong KPI’s for each department in line with the company strategy
• Draw up the quarterly and yearly plans

Personality traits
• Service oriented: improving the lives of our customer is and will be our main objective and this should excite you
• Competitive: you want to do everything better than the competition
• A team builder: you take care of your people and know how to deal with different cultures and different personalities in your team
• A thinker and strategist: but without action you don’t see the purpose of a strategy
• A motivator: you know how to get the best out of people
• You thrive to learn from what everyone tells you about this new exciting business of changing lives
• Good sense of humour

Nice to have:
• Experience in Africa
• Experience with CRM
• Experience working with rural communities

The idea of being able to improve people’s lives excites you. Take a minute to think about the following before you apply for this role: SolarWorks! operates in a very demanding environment. We are a fast growing organisation and the operations are in countries where things are at best unpredictable. And all this while serving low income customers. You will need to be able to explain to us why this type of environment suits you.

Remuneration: Annual salary USD 90-100K including bonus, plus expat benefits like medical aid, housing allowance and company car.

How to Apply
To apply, send your CV and a cover letter expressing why you want to make a difference.

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

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Expiring: Dec 23, 2019

Project Manager Smart Cities in Rwanda , Rwanda

1. About Smart Africa

Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government 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 Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th-31st October 2013 culminated in the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto document by seven (7) African Heads of States (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Gabon, Burkina Faso) in which they committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-economic development through ICT’s.

On 30th-31st January 2014, The Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa. This development places the Manifesto at the heart
of the ICT agenda in Africa beyond just the 7 original signatories at the Summit to all the 54 African countries.

The Smart Africa Alliance has since grown to include 29 African countries that represent 600+ million people.

The Smart Africa Manifesto 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.

2. Background of the Smart City initiative

The urbanization rate of the African continent has increased from 15% to 40% between 1960 and 2010 and is expected to reach 60% in 2050. The urban population in Africa will triple over the next 50 years.

This is an unprecedented demographic boom that is accompanied by an increase in challenges for governments in terms of housing, food, access to water, transport, waste management and energy supply.

Africa must take advantage of this rapid growth of urban citizens to overcome its difficulties through better management of its cities.

Faced with these challenges of sustainable development and controlled urban growth, African countries are considering the most effective solutions adapted to the realities of the continent.

The concept of Smart City is key to better manage African cities and meet the challenges of exponential urbanization.

3. Duties and Responsibilities

The Smart Africa Secretariat would like to recruit a Consultant - Project Manager (PM) in charge of the Smart Cities initiative with responsibility for management of various strategic projects, in close consultation with stakeholders and partners.

The PM will lead specific discussions revolving around Smart cities, e-Government, ICT industry development and IoT initiatives as well as other Smart Africa projects that will be assigned to him from time to time, as per the Smart Africa action plan such as supporting with preparing documents of the Smart Africa different councils (Council of African Regulators, Council of ICT Ministers, etc).

The primary duties of the position will include:

• Provide required technical leadership and administrative support to coordinate and implement project activities across Smart Africa Member States while ensuring effective linkages to the Smart Africa core objectives
• Preparing an annual work plan for submission to the head of digital transformation services;
• Design and document the organization’s evolving strategy, including produce relevant slides, presentations, and key messaging;
• Review and prepare analysis and research on the sector, using regional and global resources including academia and industry;
• Help the organization in bringing new allies and strengthening the commitment of existing partners;
• Establish close collaboration and working arrangements with an interdisciplinary team composed of experts from Governments, Private sector, Non-Government organisations and other professional associations, to ensure good coordination, collaboration and timely conduct of Smart Africa activities;
• Follow through mobilization of funds /resources from other development partners and institutions to complete the financing of the Smart Africa projects;
• Provide periodical reports on the progress of project activities and issues arising;
• Participate in regional project meetings and workshops and other activities as required.

Other duties and responsibilities will include:

• Prepare the terms of reference and identify consultants/institutions to 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 which will be assigned from time to time by the leadership of Smart Africa.

4. Key qualifications

Education:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field with recognised at least 10 years of technical expertise.

• A Project Management Certification from a recognized International Project Management Certification Body such as the Project Management Institute (PMI).

• A Masters’ Degree in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Business in IT will be an added advantage.

General experience and skills:
• Self-starter with high degree of flexibility, tolerance for ambiguity, ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously;
• Ability to effectively explain strategy and approach to external partners audiences;
• 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;
• 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);
• 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 and English.
• The good working knowledge of another language such as Portuguese or Arabic will be an advantage.

5. Duration of the assignment

The duration of the assignment will be for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funds and performance appraisal.

6. Reporting requirements

The PM will report directly to the Head of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Services.

7. Application Procedure

• A one-page cover letter with a motivation statement in relation to the ToR;
• A CV with 3 contact information of referees;
• A brief essay of two (2) pages to the following question: What would be your approach to transform successfully African cities into Smart Cities within a short period of time (1 to 3 years) as a PM in Smart Africa Secretariat?

You will send your Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and essay in either French or English. All the above should be sent to the following email address: to hr@smartafrica.org and copy procurement@smartafrica.org not later than Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 5 pm.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager Smart Cities 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.

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Expiring: Nov 18, 2019

Project Manager Start-Ups in Rwanda , Rwanda

1. About Smart Africa

Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government 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 Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th-31st October 2013 culminated in the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto document by seven (7) African Heads of States (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Gabon, Burkina Faso) in which they committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-economic development through ICT’s.

On 30th-31st January 2014, The Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa. This development places the Manifesto at the heart
of the ICT agenda in Africa beyond just the 7 original signatories at the Summit to all the 54 African countries.

The Smart Africa Alliance has since grown to include 29 African countries that represent 600+ million people.

The Smart Africa Manifesto 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.

2. Background of the Start-ups and Innovation ecosystems development initiative

In all countries of the world, access to the digital environment promotes growth in gross domestic product. This trend is already being observed in Africa, notably through mobile penetration. As a factor of innovation, digital technology generates new uses everywhere and helps to transform business models. While African innovation and start-ups is starting to emerge into the international scene, the significant development potential of the digital innovation and entrepreneurship is not being used to their full potential.

The continent remains very fragmented between a few rare hubs, and the fragility of the ecosystem of start-ups mainly due to:
- Administrative and legal barriers to the creation and development of enterprises,
- Limited access to telecommunications infrastructure, in particular the Internet,
- Particular access to finance and expanding market,
- Lack of countries support for the development of innovative start-ups,
- Difficult market access,
- The weakness of education systems.

From this background, it is important to enhance entrepreneurship and increase innovation for new solutions in the ICT sector.

3. Duties and Responsibilities

The Smart Africa Secretariat would like to recruit a Consultant Project Manager (PM) in charge of the Start-ups and Innovation ecosystems development initiative with responsibility for management of various strategic projects, in close consultation with stakeholders and partners.

More precisely, the PM will help define and execute our global strategies on various projects, including the development of start-ups and innovation ecosystems development.

The primary duties of the position will include:
• 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.
• Preparing an annual Work Plan for submission to the reporting to the Head of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Services;
• Design and document our evolving strategy, including produce relevant slides, presentations, and key messaging;
• Review and prepare analysis and research on the sector, using regional and global resources including academia and industry;
• Help us bring new allies and strengthen the commitment of existing partners;
• Establish close collaboration and working arrangements with an interdisciplinary team composed of experts from Governments, Private sector, Non-Government organisations and other professional associations, to ensure good coordination, collaboration and timely conduct of Smart Africa activities;
• Follow through mobilization of funds /resources from other development partners and institutions to complete the financing of the Smart Africa projects;
• Provide periodical reports on the progress of project activities and issues arising;
• Participate in regional project meetings and workshops and other activities as required.

Other duties and responsibilities will include:

• Prepare the terms of reference and identify consultants/institutions to 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 which will be assigned from time to time by the leadership of Smart Africa.

4. Key qualifications

Education:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Information Technology (BIT), Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field with recognised at least 10 years of technical expertise.
• A Project Management Certification from a recognized International Project Management Certification Body such as the Project Management Institute (PMI).
• A Masters’ Degree in Business Information Technology or master’s in business administration, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field with experience in business development will be an added advantage.

General experience and skills:
• Strong management skills with the ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, build strong teams, develop work plans, manage budgets and project expenditures;
• Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (Ministry, development partners, private sector, NGOs and Academia) to effectively explain strategy and approach to external Partners audience.
• Self-starter, work independently, with critical thinking, ability of tolerance and ambiguity to work on multiple projects
• Experience in the start-ups and entreprenuership ecosystem in Africa.
• A good knowledge of ICT policy and regulation ecosystem /framework;
• Strong competence in the use of standard software productivity tools (such as Microsoft Office Suite , modern communication tools such as zoom, etc.

5. Languages:
• Excellent Knowledge and Fluency in French or English.
• The good working knowledge of both French and English or other languages such as Portuguese or Arabic will be an advantage.

6. Duration of the assignment

The duration of the assignment will be for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funds and performance appraisal.

7. Reporting requirements

The PM will report directly to the Head of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Services.

8. Application Procedure

• A one-page cover letter with a motivation statement in relation to the ToR;
• A CV with 2 contact information of referees;
• A brief essay of two (2) pages to the following question: What would be your approach to develop successfully Start-ups and Innovation ecosystems in Africa within a short period of time (1 to 3 years) as a PM in Smart Africa Secretariat?

You will send your Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and essay in either French or English. All the above should be sent to the following email address: to hr@smartafrica.org and copy procurement@smartafrica.org not later than Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 5 pm.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager Start-Ups 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.

Special job

Expiring: Nov 18, 2019

Project Manager Internet Infrastructure in Rwanda , Rwanda

1. About Smart Africa

Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government 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 Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th-31st October 2013 culminated in the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto document by seven (7) African Heads of States (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Gabon, Burkina Faso) in which they committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-economic development through ICT’s.

On 30th-31st January 2014, The Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa. This development places the Manifesto at the heart
of the ICT agenda in Africa beyond just the 7 original signatories at the Summit to all the 54 African countries.

The Smart Africa Alliance has since grown to include 29 African countries that represent 600+ million people.

The Smart Africa Manifesto 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.

2. Background of the Broadband and Internet Infrastructure Initiatives
Africa, being the youngest and 2nd most populated continent on earth has an enormous opportunity to leapfrog through technology which will facilitate socio-economic growth and close the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world.
The Internet penetration in Africa stands at an average of 35%, whiles the world average is 54.4%. Out of the continent’s population of 1.2bn, it is estimated that only 454 million had access to the internet by 2017. A whooping 64% of Africans are yet to be connected to the internet.
Broadband Connectivity is the main enabler to achieve a single digital market and Smart Africa has as part of its mission to make broadband connectivity accessible and affordable through its numerous cross border projects.

3. Duties and Responsibilities

The Smart Africa Secretariat would like to recruit a Consultant - Project Manager (PM) in charge of Broadband and Internet Infrastructure Initiatives with responsibility for the management of various strategic projects, in close consultation with stakeholders and partners.

More precisely, the PM will help the organization define and execute the global strategy on various projects, including development of projects to ensure accessible and affordable broadband connectivity for Africa in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

The primary duties of the position will include:

• Providing 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.
• Preparing an annual Work Plan for submission to the Head of Digital Infrastructures Program
• 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 duties and responsibilities will include:
• Prepare the terms of reference and identify consultants/institutions to 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/project which will be assigned as needed by the leadership of Smart Africa.

4. Key qualifications

Education:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field with recognised at least 10 years of technical expertise.
• A Project Management Certification from a recognized International Project Management Certification Body such as the Project Management Institute (PMI).

• A Masters’ Degree in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Business in IT will be an added advantage.

General experience and skills:
• Self-starter with high degree of flexibility, tolerance for ambiguity, ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously;
• Ability to effectively explain strategy and approach to external partners audiences;
• 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;
• 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);
• A good knowledge of matters related to ICT policy and regulation;
• Experience in critical thinking;
• Ability to work in a team;
• Strong competence in the use of standard software productivity tools (such as Microsoft Office Suite or others).

5. Languages:
• Excellent Knowledge and Fluency in either French or English (reading and writing).
• A good working knowledge of both English and French will be an added advantage.

6. Duration of the assignment

The duration of the assignment will be for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funds and performance appraisal.

7. Reporting requirements

The PM will report directly to the Head of Digital Infrastructure Program 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;
• A brief essay of one (1) page to the following question: In your view, what are the main reasons for the low penetration of Broadband in Africa, Explain your reasons.

You will send your Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and essay in either French or English. All the above should be sent to the following email address: to hr@smartafrica.org and copy procurement@smartafrica.org not later than Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 5 pm.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager Internet Infrastructure 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.

Special job

Expiring: Nov 18, 2019

Program Support Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

1. Position: Program Support Manager

2. Background

SMART Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government 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. Purpose and context

The Technology and Innovation department of Smart Africa is responsible for the implementation of various projects organised under two (2) broad categories: The digital infrastructure program and the digital transformation program. Under these 2 programs are implemented a wide range of projects and initiatives, ranging from cross-border fibre optics, data centers, cyber security, digital ID and entrepreneurship and innovation, just to name a few.

The program support manager will be responsible for providing support to the 2 program heads mentioned above. He/She will report to the Director of Technology and Innovation and will have a close and effective collaborative working relationship with the program heads.

4. Responsibilities

The programme support manager will be responsible of the following:
• Support program managers with strategic planning, workforce planning processes and develop and align program goals and performance outcomes;
• Support program managers with the development of concept papers, project/partnership proposals, project presentations, high level briefs;
• Ensures that each program/project actions and decisions to be followed or implemented by the department is assigned to a project manager to ensure responsibility, accountability and timeline for delivery;
• Track the implementation of each program/project actions and decisions, until completion using online productivity tools;
• Ensure the monitoring and reporting of the performance of agreed Smart Africa annual goals and KPIs, program plans, program budgets, contracts, agreements and MoUs, and support addressing non–performance, to achieve the required outcomes;
• Develop a sustainable reporting system that tracks daily, weekly and monthly actions, and put processes into place to ensure its utilization;
• Oversee communications and information sharing within the Technology and Innovation Department;
• Assist in planning, scheduling and maintaining the Technology and Innovation department master calendar;
• Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of a healthy workplace which fosters trust, creativity, and general well-being; and
• Any other duties, as delegated from time to time.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Impeccable written and spoken English and French.
• High sense of responsibility, organization, prioritization and the ability to take initiative with minimal supervision.
• Excellent project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Cross-cultural experience and the acumen.
• Ability to handle sensitive issues with a high level of integrity, discretion and confidentiality.
• Desire to grow professionally.
• Gracefully handle pressure and remain a constantly reliable resource to management.
• Excellent writing skills and the ability to format complex documents.
• Flexible and motivated team player.
• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office – especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Experience Required:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in management, project management, business administration, with at least 4 years of experience, with at least 1 year of work experience in senior management, senior advisory or strategic support position.
• Extensive cross-cultural experience and ability to help people of different cultures understand Rwandan Culture.
• Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams and build a positive work environment.
• Experience in proposal writing or coordination.
• Experience in writing reports in English as well as in written and oral translation.
• Demonstrated ability to engage and work cooperatively with external stakeholders, such as Government Departments, private sector and international organizations.
• Demonstrated computer literacy, interpersonal and time management skills.

Application Procedure:
• A one-page cover letter describing your motivation for applying to Smart Africa Secretariat and why you are uniquely qualified to fill the post described in this announcement.
• A one-page CV with 3 names of referees.

5. Duration of assignment

The appointment will be for 1 year, subject to a probationary period of 3 months. The position might be renewed for a second year, subject to availability of funds.

Interested bidders should send their Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and essay in either French or English. All the above should be sent to the following email address: to hr@smartafrica.org and copy procurement@smartafrica.org not later than Monday 18th November 2019.

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Expiring: Nov 18, 2019

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