Senior Expert for Private Sector Development

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion and Energy.

The program ‘Promotion of Economy and Employment’ (EcoEmploi) is part of the priority area ‘Sustainable Economic Development’ of the Rwandan-German Development Cooperation. With the objective, that ‘selected public and private actors have implemented employment-generating measures’ and therewith contributing significantly to job generation in Rwanda, the program is based on an integrated approach of Private Sector Development, TVET/Skills Development and Labour Market interventions in the selected  economic sectors ICT, Wood, Tourism, E-Commerce and Creative Industries.

GIZ Rwanda is searching a candidate for the position of Senior Expert for Private Sector Development for the Promotion of Economy and Employment based at Kigali.

Responsibilities

The Senior Expert, under supervision of the Component Manager for Private Sector Development (PSD), isresponsible for

  • Providing strategic advisory to the Ministry of Trade, Industry (MINICOM) in the areas of entrepreneurship, SMEs development
  • Coordinating activities to support Made in Rwanda initiative
  • Overseeing implementation of sector PPDs, ensuring its harmonization with other PPD initiatives
  • Identifying key interventions to support Capacity development of partners public and private in the PSD
  • Coordinating activities of the PSD donor coordination working group with MINICOM

The expert performs the following tasks in close cooperation with the public and private partners

Tasks

The expert, in close collaboration with the GIZ Component Manager will support partner institutions to further develop and implement private sector led interventions, including in particular the following tasks:

  • Providing strategic advisory to the Ministry of Trade, Industry (MINICOM) in the areas of entrepreneurship, SMEs development
  • Providing advisory service to MINICOM on the implementation of entrepreneurship and business development programs under NEP
  • Advising MINICOM on the implementation of the SME Development Policy
  • Identifying key interventions within MINICOM to ensure interlinkage with Eco-Emploi program activities
  • Supporting initiatives to improve regulatory framework through linkage of EcoEmploi selected sectors with SME Forum
  • Coordinating activities to support Made in Rwanda initiative
  • Supporting in the development, implementation and follow up of the EcoEmploi activities in line with Made in Rwanda
  • Overseeing implementation of sector PPDs, ensuring its harmonization with other PPD initiatives
  • Participating on concept development and adjustment, ensuring involvement of key stakeholders
  • Supporting core groups/cluster to identify strong private sector champions for success
  • Raising awareness for collective efforts aiming at promoting cooperation within PPD actors to resolve common problems
  • Linking sector PPDs with other platforms to achieve cross sectors improvements
  • CoordinatingPPD efforts to learn through international benchmark and technical training
  • Identify key interventions to support Capacity development of partners public and private in the PSD
  • Assessing capacity needs for Partners from public and private sectors of PSD for training, coaching, exchange programs etc.
  • Developing action plan and timeline aiming at strengthening capacity of partner organizations
  • Coordinating activities of the Private Sector Development and Youth Employment (PSDYE) donor coordination working group with MINICOM
  • Preparing documentation needed for the GIZ contribution to the PSDYE working group
  • Analyzing documents and provide advice to guiding strategic papers under PSDYE
  • RepresentingEcoEmploi in Sector working group meeting

Required qualifications

Master degree in an area that is related to Private Sector Development.

Work Experience and Competencies:

  • At least 7 years professional experience, of which 5 years in a comparable position and proven work experience in Private Sector Development
  • Very good knowledge of the Rwandan Economy and Private Sector
  • A proven track record in a managerial positionwith maturity and confidence in dealing with the government institutions and private sector
  • Good knowledge in the field of international cooperation
  • Very good advisory skills and good knowledge of capacity development tools
  • Solid understanding of value chain approach towards the private sector development
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, and facility in document writing
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda, French is an asset
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
  • Strong commitment to team work and to working across disciplines
  • Creative, flexible, well organized and highly motivated with intercultural skills to work in an international team

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until latest 24th October 2017 at 4:00PM, at the front desk of GIZ Office or by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

Women and people with disability are especially encouraged to submit applications.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

Rwanda

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 961 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Other, Social sciences
Education level:
Master
Desired experience:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
24-10-2017
Number of positions:
1

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