Expert for Private Sector Development

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Vacancy for Expert for Private Sector Development

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 Expert for Private Sector Development for the Promotion of Economy and Employment-based at Eco-Emploi


The expert in close cooperation with the GIZ Component Manager for Private Sector Development (PSD), will be responsible for

  • Providing strategic advisory to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) in the areas of entrepreneurship, SMEs development
  • Coordinating activities to support Made in Rwanda initiative
  • Overseeing implementation of Business Development Services (BDS) activities for selected sectors with focus on Business Group Counselling
  • Provide inputs to the capacity development strategy of partners on Investment Promotion
  • Identifying key interventions to support Capacity development of public and private partners in the PSD


The expert, in close collaboration with the Component Manager supports 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 and Industry (MINICOM) in the areas of entrepreneurship, SMEs development
  • Identifying key interventions in the Ministry to ensure interlinkage with Eco-Emploi program activities
  • Supporting initiatives to improve regulatory framework through linkage of EcoEmploi selected sectors with SME Forum
  • Supporting in the development, implementation and follow up of the EcoEmploi activities in line with Made in Rwanda
  • Linking sector PPDs with other platforms in the SME Forum to achieve cross sectors improvements
  • Supporting sector core groups/cluster to identify strong private sector champions for success
  • Participating on concepts development and ensure needed adjustments for implementation of activities related to Business Development Services (BDS) aiming at boosting competitiveness of SMEs in selected sectors e.g Business Group Counselling
  • Supporting develop strategy of partners on Investment Promotion and assure implementation of IP measures in selected sectors
  • Assessing capacity needs for Partners from public and private sectors of PSD and Identify programs to capacitate partners through training, coaching and exchange programs
  • Participating in the development of Program Operational plan (action plan and timeline)
  • Analyzing documents and provide advice to guiding strategic papers
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Required qualifications

Masters or Bachelors’ degree in Economics or  an area that is related to Private Sector Development,

Work Experience and Competencies:

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience, of which 3 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 similar position with 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
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and to working across disciplines

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 22nd June 2018 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to . 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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

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