Job Position of Advisor for Wood Economy at GIZ Rwanda :Deadline :29-08-2022

Job Position of Advisor for Wood Economy at GIZ Rwanda :Deadline :29-08-2022

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Vacancy Announcement

Advisor for Wood Economy


Eco-Emploi Programme

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 the promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Energy and Decentralization and Good Governance.



General Context of Eco-Emploi 2020 – 2022

Rwanda aspires to improve standards of living for all its citizens in the Vision of 2050. The Vision will be affected through a series of seven-year National Strategies for Transformation (NST1), underpinned by detailed sectoral strategies that are aimed toward achievement of the SDGs. The NST1 came after the implementation of two, five-year Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategies—EDPRS (2008-12) and EDPRS-2 (2013-18), under which Rwanda experienced robust economic and social performances. The growth averaged 7.5% over the decade to 2018 while per capita growth domestic product (GDP) grew at 5% annually.

However, the rate of unemployment and underemployment is still prominent. With strategies like the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) and the Private Sector Development and Youth Employment Strategy (PSDYES), the Government of Rwanda is promoting skills development and the creation of off farm jobs. The programme GIZ Eco-Emploi as part of the priority area “Sustainable Economic Development” of the Rwandan-German Development Cooperation is supporting these efforts.

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”.

It is with this background that GIZ Rwanda is currently looking for an Advisor for Wood Economy for the Programme of Promotion of Economy and Employment (ECO-EMPLOI).

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: Until 31.12.2022 (with option of extension for another period of three years)

Position: One (1)

The Advisor for Wood Economy performs the following responsibilities and tasks:


The Advisor for Wood Economy is responsible for

  • Coordinating the knowledge sharing between the components and partners in the sector wood economy
  • Providing advisory support for the stakeholders of the wood economy and related partner organizations in the development of the operational plan and activities
  • Ensuring the coordination and implementation of activities related to the wood economy and enable synergies between the programme components.

The Advisor for Wood Economy performs the following tasks:

  • Tasks
  • Focal Person for Wood Economy

The Advisor for Wood Economy

  • Acts as the focal person for all wood economy related topics within the Eco-Emploi programme
  • Is the contact person for all partners and stakeholders in the wood economy interacting with Eco-Emploi
  • Facilitates the interactions of the stakeholders in the wood economy
  • Attends the workshops and conferences for the wood economy in Rwanda and shares necessary information with the Eco-Emploi team
  • Analyses and examines developments in the wood economy.
  • Interacts with selected stakeholders

Coordination of activities

The Advisor for Wood Economy

  • Works with the core group to identify and select activities/ priorities
  • Identifies opportunities for innovative projects and approaches
  • Implements projects related to the wood economy
  • Assures linkages with other sectors and other GIZ programmes that support the strengthening of the wood sector,
  • Reports on the implementation and impact of projects related to the wood economy

Support of the thematic components of Eco-Emploi

The Advisor for Wood Economy

  • Advises the thematic components of Eco-Emploi (private sector development, labour market interventions, TVET/ skills development) for their wood economy related activities
  • Assists the development of capacity building interventions for the wood economy

Other duties

The Advisor for Wood Economy

  • Maintains knowledge sharing within the Eco-Emploi team and the components related to wood economy
  • Advise the Head of Component for Sector Development to compile necessary data and information about the wood economy and activities of the respective core group
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management



Required qualifications, competences, and experience


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related studies

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years professional experience in a technical profession related to wood & construction
  • Advanced experience in the wood economy is an advantage

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 29th August  2022 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.

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,


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