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Private Sector Development Advisor at GIZ Rwanda (Deadline: 22nd November 2021)

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ūüŹėÔłŹ About the Organization and Job Details

The Organization 

Eco-Emploi Programme

The Deutsche Gesellschaft f√ľr 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).

GIZ Eco-Emploi incorporates an integrated approach of technical and vocational education and training, labour market interventions and private sector development and will be implemented between January 2020 and December 2022. The programme aims at employment-intensive growth in selected economic sectors, namely wood industry, tourism & hospitality and film industry, with a special focus on digitalisation.

The economic empowerment of women, youth and people with disabilities are a crosscutting effort in all activities of the Programme. GIZ Eco-Emploi works towards achieving SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 4 “High-quality education”, SDG 5 “Gender equality” and SDG 8 “Decent work and economic growth”.

ūüďč Job Description Details

It is with this background that the Programme of Promotion of Economy and Employment would like to hire a Private Sector Development Advisor with the following responsibilities

Location: Kigali

Fixed-term: Dec-2022

Position: One (1)

Job Duties& Tasks  and Responsibilities

A. Responsibilities 

  • Serve as focal person on the implementation of work packages towards Private Sector Development; specifically, Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Contribute to policy analysis carried out by GIZ Eco-Emploi and other stakeholders including MINICOM, conducive to greater private sector competitiveness (prepare documents, analyse studies, policies and strategies)
  • Support Private Sector Federation and other Business Membership Organizations to expanding services to members
  • Ensure linkage between Eco-Emploi interventions and PSF activities
  • Support the Head of Private Sector Development Component in all matters related to Private Sector Development and promote linkages for synergy with other Components TVET, Tourism and Wood economy

B. Tasks 

  • Advise implementing partners on identification of key constraints hindering Small and Medium Enterprises, and contribute to solution design through planning, implementation and result oriented monitoring of activities
  • Provide advice to the Ministry of trade and Industry on the implementation of the Entrepreneurship Development Policy in line with other PSD policies and strategies
  • Establish and maintain working relationship with key Business Development Service Providers for Eco-Emploi beneficiaries e.g Imanzi Business Institute (IBI)
  • Provide advice on the organizational development of the Imanzi Business Institute (IBI) through management of training operations; Support in product development (training curricula and modular courses with focus on E-learning) and marketing support, business partnerships and others
  • In close collaboration with PSF, identify sector specific issues that can be addressed through Eco-Emploi interventions with a specific focus on the programme‚Äôs selected sectors i.e. Tourism, wood economy and film.
  • The Advisor will also work closely with the advocacy department within PSF and other BMOs to implement evidence-based advocacy
  • The Advisor will facilitate between Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) for integration of the Membership Management System (MMS) for effective governance
  • Upon the request of the Head of PSD Component, the Advisor will prepare documents, analyze studies and reports on sector strategies PSDYES and other SMEs related strategies
  • The Advisor will be expected to support in the documentation of processes and case studies related to private sector development
  • The Advisor will be responsible for coordinating different activities within the component related to promote linkage between PSD and other Components (TVET, Tourism, Wood economy)

ūüíľ Job Specification

Job Qualification Needed

C.    Required qualifications, competencies, and experience 

1. Education

Master’s or bachelor’s degree (A0) in the economics, business administration, economic policy, Development Studies, Private Sector Development and any other related field.

2. Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in project management positions in coordinating economic development, of which 3 years working experience in working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • The Incumbent should have at least five (5) years of pertinent experience in private sector development
  • Excellent knowledge of the local Private Sector ecosystem, working knowledge in the area of Promotion of Private Sector particularly business development services.
  • Interest and understanding of SME development.
  • Proven experience in planning and coordination of activities aiming at capacity building e.g Trainings, Mentorship etc

3. Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Very good communication, presentation, and network skills.
  • Proactive in the development and implementation of ideas and proposals.
  • Good knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda. Additional knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • Use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a minimum.

ūüĆź How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

 Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 22nd November 2021, 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.

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