SEO – Governance Adviser at British High Commission (BHC): (Deadline 19 July 2022)
POSITION: SEO – Governance Adviser
SALARY: RF 37,920,602 annually
Summary of the role:
The UK works in Rwanda to help reduce poverty, drive economic growth and mutual prosperity, support regional stability and work with a likeminded partner in the international system. The British High Commission (BHC) represents the UK in Rwanda. The FCDO – recently formed by the merger of the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) – is the largest UK government department in the BHC, and there is a smaller presence from other departments including HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The BHC is structured into four teams delivering our diplomatic and development work: Political and Governance; Green Growth and Trade; Human Development and Resilience; and Delivery Excellence.
The Political and Governance team is recruiting a Governance Adviser to lead our work on social accountability, civil society, and policy engagement. You would be expected to provide high quality, reliable, timely and relevant policy and governance advice to the BHC in these areas. You will provide political economy analysis and governance advice to enable the BHC to develop appropriate policies and programmes across our portfolio. You will also lead and manage the implementation and monitoring of the UK Policy Engagement and Social Accountability programme, which uses a mixture of civil society grants and technical assistance to the Government of Rwanda to address barriers to policy development and accountability. You should be able to identify, design, manage and lead clearly defined projects. We are looking for a candidate with excellent awareness and judgment on issues around public sector governance, civil society, and accountability in Rwanda and with very strong influencing and negotiating skills. You will need to be comfortable working on governance and political analysis issues with a wide range of stakeholders, including with the BHC Kigali and with the Rwandan Government and other development agencies.
FCDO Governance Advisers support governance processes and reforms that enable development, stability, and inclusive growth and improved opportunities for the poorest and marginalised groups. In so doing, they play an important role in helping BHC Kigali address the underlying causes of poverty, which is central to Rwanda’s development vision, the UK Aid Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The role will provide ample opportunity to strengthen a variety of technical competencies and civil service behaviours in a supportive and stretching learning environment.
For more information on the details of the position, please review the Role Profile / Job Description. Interested candidates should go to the link below to complete the application form:
Closing date of applications is 19 June 2022 at 23:55:00. Applications shown as being received after this time will not be accepted.
The British High Commission is committed to equal opportunities in its staffing policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Selection will be on merit.