ICT Sector Program Specialist

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of South Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs as well as promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries.

 

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KOREA INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY (KOICA)

RWANDA OFFICE

Plot No. 10050, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

January 11, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Background

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to implement Korea’s grants and technical cooperation programs in Korea’s partner countries. The Agency is also promoting sustainable development in developing countries while strengthening partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders and development partners.

KOICA started its first development cooperation with the Government of Rwanda in 2006, and the KOICA Rwanda Office was officially established in 2011, as an attache to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Rwanda, to extend and strengthen its development activities in the country.

Located in the compound of the Korean Embassy, KOICA Rwanda Office is constantly seeking to enhance its performance, relations, and engagement with various stakeholders involved in development.
KOICA Rwanda Office is therefore looking for competent candidates for the position of

ICT Sector Program Specialist.

Vision

Contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development of the Republic of Rwanda in line with Vision 2050 of the Republic of Rwanda and Country Partnership Strategy of the Republic of Korea; further strengthening the partnership of the two countries

ICT Sector Program Specialist (1)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise KOICA-Rwanda bilateral ICT projects
  • Communicate and coordinate with ICT partners
  • Identify new partnership opportunities in the ICT sector
  •  Coordinate the implementation of all bilateral projects and capacity building programs, etc
  • Survey and report key trends in the ICT sector
  • Arrange meetings and liaise with partners whenever necessary;
  • Assist Korean expert teams in carrying out their mission to Rwanda Support office affairs including workshop, business trips, etc
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned and directed by the management.

Minimum Academic/Work Experience requirement:

Academic requirement:

  • (Mandatory) Bachelor’s Degree
  • (Preferred) Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, International Development, Development Studies or related fields and experiences in project management for ICT-related development projects and programs.

 Work requirement

Minimum one year experience in designing, managing, or evaluating development cooperation projects and programs.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Good command of English and Kinyarwanda with effective communication skills;
  •  Excellent computer skills (MS Office, PowerPoint, and other Software products)
  • Compliance with standards and regulations
  •  Leading and Innovative working mind
  • Collaboration within Teams and across boundaries with proactive attitude
  • Timely reporting skills
  • Good Communication and organizing skills
  • Knowledge in project management and design in ICT-related fields

 < Details of duties and responsibilities>

Job

Description

Scope of Work

Output

ICT Bilateral Project

① Manage and supervise ICT projects

  • ICT Innovation Capacity Building Project
  • EBM 2.1 and Tax System Development Project
  • Tax Policy and Administration Reform Consulting
  • Strengthening Digital Literacy through Supporting Digital Ambassador Program
  • Other education & ICT-related projects or activities

2. Communicate and coordinate with education & ICT partners

  • MINICT, RISA, RDB, RRA, etc

③ Identify new partnership opportunities in the education & ICT sector

  • New bilateral projects, capacity building programs, etc

④ Survey and report key trends in the ICT sector

  • ICT Sub-Sector Working Group
  • Other policy-level dialogues

⑤ Assist Korean expert teams in carrying out their mission

Implement, support, and supervise any ICT project activities in collaboration with the Coordinator and under the guidance of the direct supervisor.

Quarterly Report

Project Management Sheet

Report and manage issues pertaining to ICT project activities (initiation, implementation, and closure).

Quarterly Report

Issues Report

Prepare, arrange, support, or participate in any meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars pertaining to project activities.

Stakeholder Engagement Report

Study trends in the ICT sector, gather relevant up-to-date information and data, and conduct analysis

Quarterly Report

Engage and discuss with existing and potential partners to identify new potential ICT projects and provide technical assistance to preparing the Project Concept Paper (PCP).

PCP

Assist Korean expert teams in carrying out their mission during initiation, implementation, and closure phases.

Stakeholder Engagement Report

Regularly communicate with project stakeholders for information sharing.

Stakeholder Engagement Report

Project Management Sheet

Others

① Support office affairs, including workshops, business trips, etc

② Perform other duties as assigned and directed by the management

Support office activities whenever required by the direct supervisor and the Management..

 

 

Job Application procedure

  1. Interested candidates are required to submit an application letter addressed to Country Director of KOICA Rwanda Office, enclosed and sealed with ① Questionnaire, ② job application summary and ③ detailed C.V., ④ notarized copy of degree certificates and ⑤ past work certificates in related field

  2. The application documents mentioned above (①~⑤) should be submitted to the reception of the KOICA Rwanda Office in Plot No. 10050, 34 KG 13 Ave. Nyarutarama, Kigali by 17:00 pm on Friday 21st of January, 2022.

  3. The Questionnaire, job application summary, and detailed C.V. must be written within 2 pages in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.

  4. The relevant experience will only be effective with a hard copy of the certificates presented at submission and candidates must not be in employment elsewhere when accepting the job offer.

  5. Submitted copies of letter and documents are not to be returned. Only Successful candidates will be contacted and sit for interview on Wednesday 26th of January, 2022. The interview schedule may change depending on circumstances and other unavoidable reasons.

                                                                      

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