Rwanda Junior Systems Support

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The Better Sourcing Program (Better Sourcing, BSP) is a mineral supply chain due diligence implementation and assurance service, supporting compliance of upstream natural resources operators with transparency and sustainability expectations from international buyers and investors.

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 Job Title: Rwanda Junior Systems Support

 Background

The Better Sourcing Program (Better Sourcing, BSP) is a mineral supply chain due to diligence implementation and assurance service, supporting compliance of upstream natural resources operators with transparency and sustainability expectations from international buyers and investors.

BSP focuses on supporting community-based mining operations in complex governance contexts, by improving access to information and harmonizing communication to international stakeholders. It actively promotes the continuous improvement of the upstream portion of the supply chain. Successful BSP implementation is expected to raise confidence in those communities, support their access to wider, higher-value markets for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) production, guide international donor engagement and attract private sector investment.

BSP is based in Europe, with subsidiaries in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where we aim to build most of our systems development capacity.

Job Summary

Due to the growing workload in data management and visualization, BSP is constantly on the lookout for more talents to support its Kigali-based systems team.

The ideal candidate will be working as ‘’Junior Systems Support”. The latter should have a strong enthusiasm for all aspects of data work and a dedication to creating intuitive and interactive visuals that tell compelling stories.

Drawing from prior work experience with relational databases, web application development, you will primarily support BSP’s data visualization and play a key role in various parts of the company’s data management. Furthermore, you will support the implementation of additional tools and the development of future in-house systems solutions. This position will suit someone who thrives working in a small international team, has a can-do attitude, and an eagerness to grow into the role.

Key Attributes

  • Relevant studies in a data-driven field (Math, CS, Engineering, Statistics, Web Development, etc.)
  • Experience in working with relational databases (MySQL, MS Access, Oracle, etc.)
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and its frameworks
  • Experience in interactive data visualization using BI software (Klipfolio, Sisense, etc.) or online data visualization packages (D3.js, Plotly, Google charts, etc.)
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience with a common scripting language (PHP, Python, etc.)
  • Able to work in a small international team and willingness to take responsibility
  • Readiness to be on top of new developments in the sector and to provide state of the art systems
  • Interest in the topic of natural resources and their contribution to local community engagement and economic development

Office Location and Geographic Scope

The Rwanda Junior Systems Support is based primarily in Kigali with occasional travel required.

Tasks and Activities

  • Data Visualisation
    • Creation of project focused visualizations and dashboards, primarily using Klipfolio application
    • Increasing interactivity and design of existing visualizations using CSS and JavaScript
  • Data Management
    • Developing and maintaining API links between data collection tools and data warehousing
    • Participating in ongoing cleaning, improvement, and analysis of BSP datasets
    • Providing training for local and international staff
  • Systems Development
    • Facilitating the implementation of new tools into BSP Systems
  • Expansion of System application
    • Support the implementation of BSP Systems in new supply chains within and outside
      Rwanda
    • Support data management efforts of other BSP teams (such as the DRC team)
    • Integrate new BSP models (gold, cobalt, etc.)

Working Languages

English, French desirable

Duration

Full-time position (a 3-month probation period applies)

 Salary

A competitive salary will be offered dependent on profile and experience.

 Holidays

18 days of holiday per annum, in addition to Rwandan public holidays

Please send CV, cover letter and copies of degree certificate(s) and ID/passport to the following email address: apophia@bettersourcing.io before January 1, 2019.