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Coordinator for a Driving Training Academy for Promotion of Economy and Employment Programme (EcoEmploi)

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.

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 is currently preparing a collaboration with a private company in order to establish a joint Driver Training Academy in Kigali, Rwanda. The objective of the Academy is to train women and men in order to become professional drivers, thus improving their employment opportunities. The training contents include driving and mechanics skills, ICT skills, English skills, knowledge of the city of Kigali and others. As part of the Academy, 50 women and people with disabilities will receive their driving license and will be trained to become professional drivers.

The project is a joint effort of the Strategic Partnership Digital Africa, a network of German development cooperation and more than 150 European companies, and GIZ’s EcoEmploi programme in Rwanda.

GIZ Rwanda is searching for a candidate for the position of Coordinator for a Driving Training Academy for Promotion of Economy and Employment programme” (EcoEmploi). The Coordinator will be based in Kigali Eco-emploi office.

A. Responsibilities

The Coordinator  is responsible for:

·    Setting up, implementing and scaling the Driver Training Academy, in close consultation with GIZ’s stakeholders in Rwanda and Germany as well as with the private sector partner

The Coordinator performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

The Coordinator’s tasks will include:

·         Coordinating and project management of the Driver Training Academy

·         Adaptation of the planned curriculum of the Academy, if necessary

·         Contracting and coordinating of different service providers who deliver individual modules of the Academy (such as English skills, first aid, tourist guide skills etc.)

·         Arrangement of a cooperation which enables 50 women and people with disabilities to receive a driving license

·         Management of enquiries of the 150 participants of the Academy

·         Close coordination with the private sector partner

·         Reporting to the Steering Committee of the Academy, which is composed of GIZ and the private sector partner

·         Scaling up the Driver Training Academy, including winning more partners, for its second phase from 2020 onwards

C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience


·         Master's Degree in Education, Business Administration or in other field related to the task

Professional experience

·         Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in training in Rwanda (such as Technical and Vocational Training or other types of formal training).

Other knowledge, additional competences

·         Strong project management skills, including contract management

·         Excellent interpersonal, liaison and cross-cultural skills

·         Excellent English skills

·         Experience in designing and implementing curricula would be an asset

·         Experience in the automotive sector would be an asset

·         Experience with private sector cooperation would be an asset

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references ) until the latest 15 th November 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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,



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