Technical Advisor at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 3 August 2022)
|Vacancy Announcement for a Technical Advisor
Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation (SI Jobs) 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.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Special Initiative on Training and Jobs Creation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under the brand Invest for Jobs, the project collaborates with investors and private sector companies to create new employment and improve working conditions in eight African partner countries, including Rwanda. In addition, the project supports businesses in preserving jobs that were put at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthens partnerships with African and international companies seeking to expand business and investment to the project’s partner countries. The project also promotes small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the training of new employees and staff members, increasing product quality or certification as well as advising on general business and financial acumen. Ultimately, these measures enhance the competitiveness of SMEs, extend their reach beyond the markets they currently serve, and create new jobs.
The Digital Economy constitutes one priority sector for the project, in line with the strategic objective of the Rwandan Government to position the country as a knowledge economy. One strategic objective of the Rwanda Development Board in this regard is to establish Rwanda as a prime investment destination for Global Business Services (GBS) in order to create new employment in Rwanda’s ICT sector. The project supports this initiative by collaborating closely with RDB to attract GBS services companies and foreign investments in the ICT sector to Rwanda, amongst others.
To achieve this, GIZ is seeking applications from interested candidates for a Technical Advisor position in support of the Digital Economy of Rwanda, with a key focus on the promotion of investments and job creation in global business services and business process outsourcing (BPO), digitization, and e-commerce, amongst others.
Fixed Term: 24 calendar months
Position: One (1)
The Technical Advisor performs the following responsibilities and tasks:
The Technical Advisor will be responsible for:
In close cooperation with the project’s international Digital Advisor, other GIZ projects, as well as international and local partners, the Technical Advisor will contribute to the implementation of the digital project portfolio (ICT/ITO/BPO/E-commerce) of the GIZ Invest for Jobs project and support the development of new projects in the broader digital economy.
The Technical Advisor will perform the following tasks:
Establishing Rwanda as a prime investment destination for GBS and BPO:
Assist in the implementation of the initiative: “Rwanda: Enabling the future of E-commerce”
Assist in developing new project opportunities outside of the Digital Economy:
Collaboration in cross-cutting tasks and, as required, support in the processing of other technical topics:
Required qualifications, competences and experience
Qualifications and professional experience
Other knowledge, additional competences
Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 3rd August 2022 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to email@example.com 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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