Vacancy Announcement for National advisor for the MINICT Directorate of Future Planning
Rwanda has distinguished itself as a country that is deeply committed to leveraging innovation and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a means to accelerate growth and reduce poverty. The Government of Rwanda has therefore prioritized using digitally enabled solutions, wherever possible, to leapfrog traditional approaches and support innovation in service delivery. Beginning as early as 2000, Rwanda began charting an ambitious course for achieving rapid digitization, through a series of five-year plans – culminating in the SMART Rwanda Master Plan. These policies have resulted in the progressive roll-out of digital infrastructure, impressive public e-services expansion, as well as initiatives to support digital skills and to position Rwanda as a regional ICT hub, underpinned by government institutions and leadership committed to this agenda. Today, Rwanda continues to articulate ambitious strategies in relation to many of these areas.
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) has prioritized positioning Rwanda as a nation where innovative solutions to great socio-economic challenges are translated into rapid economic growth, employment creation, increased productivity, and competitiveness. To boost these activities, MINICT has established a Future Planning Directorate to effectively facilitate the identification and integration of frontier technologies into systems that will bring solutions to challenges of various sectors. The Directorate will support the development, diffusion, and adoption of these technologies, which would tangibly contribute to the country’s socio-economic development goals and targets.
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, Energy, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology). The project “Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development”(DSSD) is advising MINICT, RISA, and Rwandan institutions on the digitization of various priority sectors.
In this context, GIZ Rwanda together with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation is recruiting a National Advisor of the Future Planning Directorate General.
Fixed Term: 1 year
Position: 1 position
The senior advisor will be responsible for the operationalization of the Future planning Directorate by structuring key projects and building capacities for the Directorate’s new staff members to be recruited. She/he will act as the Senior Expert of Future Planning, at the Ministry of ICT and Innovation.
The national advisor performs the following tasks:
C. Required qualifications, competencies, and experience
Other knowledge, additional competences
Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 27th September 2021, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject
GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.
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