2 Junior Technical Advisor at GIZ Rwanda , Kigali - CLOSE : 03/08/2020 - Management Jobs in Rwanda , Kigali

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Junior Technical Advisor on SME promotion  for the Special Initiative Training and Job Creation


 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 Special Initiative Training and Job Creation (SIAB) aims to improve the conditions for sustainable economic and employment growth in Rwanda and to promote investment. The Special Initiative together with the Rwandan partners facilitates interventions in the following fields of action: "The conditions for investments of European or international enterprises in Rwanda are improved; the capacities of Rwandan SMEs in selected sectors/clusters for sustainable, employment-generating growth are improved; the business ecosystem of selected sectors/clusters is improved". The project provides advisory services and facilitates the access to funding schemes and instruments for the development and implementation of business projects.


Position: 2 positions


Location: Kigali


Fixed-term: December 2022


A.    Responsibilities of the Junior Technical Advisor/Contract Manager on SME promotion of the Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda:



  • Support the programme in the identification, mapping and development of SME promotion projects according to the programme offer

  • Support the team in preparing contracts with partners, including the preparation of ToRs for consulting assignments or partnership agreements; support with the collection of necessary documents for partners, assessment of their eligibility for partnership and follow up of all processes related to contracting and contract fulfilment

  • Support to the team to improve the business activities of Rwandan SMEs and to become bankable

  • Support the team to improve the business planning capacities, product quality, certification of products and product range of SMEs

  • Support the team in promoting activities in the area of E-commerce; supporting SMEs to use E-Commerce channels

  • Support the team in promoting activities in the areas of marketing, access to markets, including e-commerce

  • Support to studies related to SME promotion

  • Support to the implementation of the activities in accordance with best practices in the professional field and in development cooperation.

  • Ensuring that the activities are closely coordinated within the team and other GIZ the programmes related to SIAB in Rwanda, Germany and worldwide

  • Support actively the Monitoring & Evaluation efforts of the programme

  • Support the dissemination of project progress and best practices

  • Contribute actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations


The Technical Advisor performs the following tasks:


B.     Tasks



  1. Communication and networking



  • Support the team in establishing and maintaining contacts with companies in Rwanda that have growth potential

  • Contact person for companies interested in cooperation with the programme, especially with the focus on SME promotion in relation to all contracting processes

  • Relationship management of established contacts with companies and other private sector stakeholders in relation to all contracting processes

  • Collect relevant information, process and support the communication of programme experiences and support the development of a database on companies. Support the team to ensure close cooperation and liaising with other GIZ programmes in Rwanda related to private sector development (such as Business Network (GBN) and Eco-Emploi; develop for jobs, makeIT, and others);

  • Support the team in the dissemination of project progress and best practices

  • Support the team in the documentation of SME promotion projects



  1. SME promotion



  • Support the team in the facilitation of processes of assessing the needs of the private sector to improve their business activities



  • Support the team in the identification, mapping and development of SME promotion activities

  • Support the team to improve the business operations of SMEs, become bankable, increase the quality of their products



  • Support the team in the development of project proposals together with partners



  • Support the team in the identification and addressing of potential obstacles for business growth and approaches how to mitigate these obstacles



  1. Contract management



  • Support the team in preparing contracts with partners, including the preparation of ToRs for consulting assignments or partnership agreements

  • Support with the collection of necessary documents for partners, assessment of their eligibility for partnership and follow up of all processes related to contracting and contract fulfilment until the last payment is done and contract is closed

  • Support the preparation of assignments and supporting documents, including Terms of Reference and contract documents

  • Liaise with and support consultants working for the programme on specific topics; support the quality management and control of the services and tasks delivered



  1. Programme management and programme support



  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the achievements of the programme indicators;

  • Support to regular and ad-hoc reporting, PR requests as well as requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations

  • Support to the preparation of fact sheets, web pages, presentations, articles for GIZ intranet and other publications for presenting  the programme to the public

  • Ensure that all administrative and financial rules are compiled to with the necessary diligence

  • Support the Operational Planning and follow up on an ongoing basis with all counterparts

  • Support to other programmes of GIZ in the cluster sustainable economic development as well as any activity and task on cluster level

  • Support and execution of any other tasks assigned to by the management


C.    Required qualifications


 Qualifications and Professional experience



  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Development, Communication, Law, Social Sciences or related field;

  • First professional experience e.g. as a junior technical advisor or in project management or in the private sector, especially in business development is a strong asset; however, the position is also open for recent graduates with a relevant degree of a reputed university

  • Strong affinity to understanding the needs of the private sector regarding business development, skills development and investments

  • Strong interest in digitalisation and affinity to use digital applications

  • First proven experience for talent and affinity to project management

  • Theoretical/academic skills in business planning, financial management, project development, and related topics will be a strong asset


Other knowledge, additional competences



  • Finely tuned organisational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative, in project management, contract management but also at the conception level

  • Able to work under little supervision but at the same time being a real team player

  • Persistent and focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open-minded

  • Excellent communication skills, orally and in written; being able to present content in a concise and understandable way, giving as much but at the same time as little context as needed

  • Very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

  • Excellent knowledge of English, orally and written; being able to prepare documents with perfect grammar, professional style and without spelling mistakes

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed


 Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 3rd August 2020 at 4:00 PM, 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


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 take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.


 


GIZ Office Rwanda


KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu


P.O. Box 59, Kigali,


Rwanda


 GIZ Office Rwanda reserves all rights!!





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