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University of Global Health Equity Campus Operations Manager Job Vacancy

Reporting to the Director of Campus Operations (DCO), the Campus Operations Manager (COM) is responsible for a range of activities in preparation for the January campus opening, as well as overseeing the subsequent day-to-day campus operations of the campus.

Leading up to the January campus opening, the Campus Operations Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop the appropriate systems and train the above employees ensuring that they are prepared to perform all duties prior to the January campus opening
  • In cases where 3rd party contractors are considered to provide a specialized campus service (e.g., cleaning), assist DCO and UGHE’s Procurement and Logistics Team to craft specifications for that service, help evaluate qualified providers, and even assist in the final negotiations with those providers
  • Oversee testing of all of the major operations systems to ensure they are in good working order after handover from the construction firm but before campus occupancy.
  • Work with the Procurement and Logistics Team to ensure that the campus has the full supply of goods and services needed to commence operations before occupancy; assist their team in the receipt of all goods.
  • Acting as the main point person to outside installation and labor firms, oversee the installations for all furniture, fixtures and equipment.
  • Mindful of UGHE’s commitment to the Butaro community, develop initiatives to hire as many local employees as possible
  • Similarly, work with Procurement and Logistics to maximize the local sourcing of goods and services required for campus operations, while being sensitive to the potential that UGHE’s purchasing volumes could drive up pricing for our neighbors, too
  • Create a technical Campus Operations Manual and accompanying Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) using the user-friendly Campus Resident Operations Manual as being created by the DCO.

Some topics to be included are:

  • Warehouse operations (in conjunction with Procurement and Logistics)
  • Transportation (in conjunction with the Procurement and Logistics Team)
  • Procurement
  • Waste management
  • Safety & security
  • Dining service
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Groundskeeping
  • Housing (short-term and long-term assignments)
  • Communications and I/T

Write job descriptions and lead the hiring for the following employees:

  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Warehouse Assistant/Fuel Manager
  • Head of Campus Transport

Managing Campus Operations:

Once the campus is open, the Campus Operations Manager will have the following ongoing responsibilities to fulfill:

Operations Management

  • Assist the DCO in operating the Butaro campus each day in an efficient, safe, and cost-effective manner.
  • Coordinate with other campus operations team managers to ensure the operations department is supporting each team to meet their required functions.
  • Work with campus leaders to set monthly priorities and determine key tasks.
  • Manage staff and create feasible work plans that harmonize with one another.
  • Coordinate with other UGHE departments to support the academic, research, and other programmatic activities hosted on the Butaro campus.
  • Collaborate with the DCO and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to continually develop and improve campus operational systems to better meet the needs of the residents.
  • Participate in annual and strategic planning for UGHE’s operations.
  • Support fundraising and other guest visits to the Butaro campus.
  • Provide support as needed to all other managers on the operations team.
  • Hire, train, and supervise all employees and other direct reports necessary to meet the campus operations requirements.
  • Act as a back up or supporting safety and security responder to the Safety & Security Manager should extra support ever be needed.
  • Communicate regularly with operations managers and officers of other universities to cross-share information and troubleshoot.
  • Report to the Director of Campus Operations with timely updates on current operations

Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Create and manage systems to ensure an efficient supply chain system that minimizes stock outs and waste.
  • Oversee selection as well as local and international procurement of consumables, equipment, and imported goods in relation to this program.
  • Ensure that UGHE’s procurement is sourced from the Butaro District as much as possible.
  • Supervise the Procurement Officer and Warehouse Team’s work to place orders and manage stocks once received.
  • Serve as the primary point person for organization logistics, working across the team to optimize use of vehicles and staff

Community Relations

  • Meet with the Community Advisory Council in Burera District to build and maintain excellent relationships with our neighbors in the cell, sector, and district
  • Coordinate with local and national authorities to ensure that the Butaro campus is in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements

Financial Management

  • Monitor and review monthly spending against budget.
  • Supervise implementation of budget lines in accordance with rules and regulations, and in coordination with DCO.
  • Develop fluent understanding of operations components of budget and make day-to-day spending decisions within decided upon guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years work experience in operations, supply chain, logistics, engineering, or other related field.
  • Experience managing complex operations in a resource-limited setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in higher education or global health is mandatory; knowledge and experience in both is desired.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; ability to articulate UGHE’s and PIH’s mission and program objectives persuasively.
  • Ability to serve as an external representative to government officials, UGHE partners, and donors.
  • Ability to live in Butaro full time (including most weekends) required.
  • English and Kinyarwanda proficiency required; French knowledge preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and organizations.
  • Demonstrated poise, tact, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

How to apply:

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Britam Insurance Company (Rwanda) Ltd Business Analyst – Regional Business Unit Job Vacancy

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Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property.

VACANCY:                        BUSINESS ANALYST – REGIONAL BUSINESS UNIT

 REPORTING TO:            CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The Group has interests across the East African Region and offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset Management, Banking, and Property. The product range includes life, health and general insurance, pensions, unit trusts, investment planning, wealth management, off-shore investments, retirement planning, discretionary portfolio management, property development, and private equity.

We wish to fill the above position in our Rwanda Subsidiary – Britam Insurance Company (Rwanda) Ltd.  Rwandese candidates are preferred.  

Key Responsibilities

 Process Reviews:

  1. Review, understand and internalize existing business processes through literature review and stakeholder interviews;
  2. Review, understand and internalize Britam’s 2016 – 2020 group strategy together with the proposed Project Jawabu future state (To-Be) process maps. Project Jawabu is Britam’s Digital Transformation initiative that looks to fully automate Britam front and back office operations;
  3. Develop detailed Microsoft Visio process flow diagrams for all Britam future state processes;
  4. Develop detailed operational procedure documents/manuals for all Britam future state processes.

Business Analysis:

  1. Conduct workshops with all Business unit stakeholders to ensure approval of all requirements specifications & use case material is achieved;
  2. Verify & approve all design solutions and test cases to ensure the business requirements have been met;
  3. Deliver improvements to the Business through standardizing Requirement Specifications, Use Cases, Test Cases, and synergy identification documents;

Project Management

  1. Undertake project initiation activities including preparing a project charter and business case for assigned projects;
  2. Translates the project mandate into the detailed concept, defining benefits, analyzing interested parties, and defining deliverables;
  3. Responsible for providing strategic project planning, including resource planning, preparing a comprehensive project schedule and project budgeting;
  4. Mobilise project team consisting of internal business users, IT experts, business partners, and third-party suppliers;
  5. Lead the project team in the execution of project activities ensuring required quality standards are adhered to
  6. Vendor management to ensure the project is delivered on time, on the scope and within budget;
  7. Project risk management including carrying out risk assessments and designing and implementing risk mitigation initiatives;
  8. Develop and implement a communication and change management plan for the project;
  9. Develop and implement a stakeholder management plan to ensure project success;
  10. Updates the project plan as the project progresses, assess risk, resolves issues and reports;
  11. Manage project CAPEX and OPEX budgets;
  12. Provide periodic project status reports to key stakeholders;
  13. Employ business analysis, system design and system testing methodologies to manage quality of project deliverables ensuring business requirements are fully met;
  14. Ensure appropriate handover of the project including the documentation of lesson learned and a submission project report;
  15. Ensure proper integration (by appropriate communication and documentation) of the deliverables into existing IT infrastructure and business processes

Key performance measures

  • Project Delivery;
    1. Time – N0 more than 10% schedule slippage.
    2. Cost – No more than 10% budget overrun.

Quality – 90% of business requirements correctly delivered with project go-live.

Working Relationships – Internal & External

Internal Relationships:

 The Project Manager will be:

  • Accountable to the CEO and Program Manager
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members
  • Required to liaise and work closely with respective departmental/business heads, business process owners, program management office, risk & compliance, and internal audit departments.

External Relationships:

 System implementation partners

Knowledge, experience, and qualifications required

  1. University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent;
  2. Project Management Expertise: Certification in Prince2 or PMP would be an added advantage;
  3. Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience in a similar role;
  4. Experience in managing a Document Management System (DMS) implementation in a financial services organization;
  5. Business analysis and process design experience.

Technical and functional competencies

  1. Ability to customize project management processes, tools, and templates as required for the project
  2. The expert on Microsoft Project Management Tools.
  3. Excellent analytical and organization skills, including the proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple concurrent projects.
  4. Strong skills in Process Mapping and Business Process Reengineering
  5. Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to extensively analyze business processes and workflows
  6. Effective communication (verbally and in writing)
  7. Ability to reconcile key stakeholder interests, conflicting priorities, and business strategy
  8. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  9. Attention to detail

 Core Competencies:

  1. Plan, direct and apply efficiencies and resources in order to optimize output and profitability against time, cost and team targets;
  2. Ensure that department priorities are adhered to and effectively communicated;
  3. Ensure competent and effective people resources through appropriate coaching, development and people supervision as appropriate;
  4. Embody a high performance, proactive culture;
  5. Effectively ensure the adherence to key performance areas, deadlines and goals in order to optimize operational effectiveness;
  6. Effectively communicate resource needs, possible opportunities and achievements to management in order to aid them in their decision-making;
  7. Understand and communicate objectives in relation to the larger organizational impact;
  8. Effectively disseminate knowledge within the correct context;
  9. Appropriately model the company values while setting the pace and energy for delivering;
  10. Effectively manage and communicate change within the department in order to increase staff and process effectiveness;
  11. Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels;
  12. Ensure a seamless experience for clients;
  13. Improve service delivery for clients;
  14. Engage in a continuous brand building to become the trusted partners to clients.

Rwanda: Campus Operations Manager

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Reporting to the Director of Campus Operations (DCO), the Campus Operations Manager (COM) is responsible for a range of activities in preparation for the January campus opening, as well as overseeing the subsequent day-to-day campus operations of the campus.

Leading up to the January campus opening, the Campus Operations Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop the appropriate systems and train the above employees ensuring that they are prepared to perform all duties prior to the January campus opening
  • In cases where 3rd party contractors are considered to provide a specialized campus service (e.g., cleaning), assist DCO and UGHE’s Procurement and Logistics Team to craft specifications for that service, help evaluate qualified providers, and even assist in the final negotiations with those providers
  • Oversee testing of all of the major operations systems to ensure they are in good working order after handover from the construction firm but before campus occupancy.
  • Work with the Procurement and Logistics Team to ensure that the campus has the full supply of goods and services needed to commence operations before occupancy; assist their team in the receipt of all goods.
  • Acting as the main point person to outside installation and labor firms, oversee the installations for all furniture, fixtures and equipment.
  • Mindful of UGHE’s commitment to the Butaro community, develop initiatives to hire as many local employees as possible
  • Similarly, work with Procurement and Logistics to maximize the local sourcing of goods and services required for campus operations, while being sensitive to the potential that UGHE’s purchasing volumes could drive up pricing for our neighbors, too
  • Create a technical Campus Operations Manual and accompanying Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) using the user-friendly Campus Resident Operations Manual as being created by the DCO.

Some topics to be included are:

  • Warehouse operations (in conjunction with Procurement and Logistics)
  • Transportation (in conjunction with the Procurement and Logistics Team)
  • Procurement
  • Waste management
  • Safety & security
  • Dining service
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Groundskeeping
  • Housing (short-term and long-term assignments)
  • Communications and I/T

Write job descriptions and lead the hiring for the following employees:

  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Warehouse Assistant/Fuel Manager
  • Head of Campus Transport

Managing Campus Operations:

Once the campus is open, the Campus Operations Manager will have the following ongoing responsibilities to fulfill:

Operations Management

  • Assist the DCO in operating the Butaro campus each day in an efficient, safe, and cost-effective manner.
  • Coordinate with other campus operations team managers to ensure the operations department is supporting each team to meet their required functions.
  • Work with campus leaders to set monthly priorities and determine key tasks.
  • Manage staff and create feasible work plans that harmonize with one another.
  • Coordinate with other UGHE departments to support the academic, research, and other programmatic activities hosted on the Butaro campus.
  • Collaborate with the DCO and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to continually develop and improve campus operational systems to better meet the needs of the residents.
  • Participate in annual and strategic planning for UGHE’s operations.
  • Support fundraising and other guest visits to the Butaro campus.
  • Provide support as needed to all other managers on the operations team.
  • Hire, train, and supervise all employees and other direct reports necessary to meet the campus operations requirements.
  • Act as a back up or supporting safety and security responder to the Safety & Security Manager should extra support ever be needed.
  • Communicate regularly with operations managers and officers of other universities to cross-share information and troubleshoot.
  • Report to the Director of Campus Operations with timely updates on current operations

Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Create and manage systems to ensure an efficient supply chain system that minimizes stock outs and waste.
  • Oversee selection as well as local and international procurement of consumables, equipment, and imported goods in relation to this program.
  • Ensure that UGHE’s procurement is sourced from the Butaro District as much as possible.
  • Supervise the Procurement Officer and Warehouse Team’s work to place orders and manage stocks once received.
  • Serve as the primary point person for organization logistics, working across the team to optimize use of vehicles and staff

Community Relations

  • Meet with the Community Advisory Council in Burera District to build and maintain excellent relationships with our neighbors in the cell, sector, and district
  • Coordinate with local and national authorities to ensure that the Butaro campus is in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements

Financial Management

  • Monitor and review monthly spending against budget.
  • Supervise implementation of budget lines in accordance with rules and regulations, and in coordination with DCO.
  • Develop fluent understanding of operations components of budget and make day-to-day spending decisions within decided upon guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years work experience in operations, supply chain, logistics, engineering, or other related field.
  • Experience managing complex operations in a resource-limited setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in higher education or global health is mandatory; knowledge and experience in both is desired.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; ability to articulate UGHE’s and PIH’s mission and program objectives persuasively.
  • Ability to serve as an external representative to government officials, UGHE partners, and donors.
  • Ability to live in Butaro full time (including most weekends) required.
  • English and Kinyarwanda proficiency required; French knowledge preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and organizations.
  • Demonstrated poise, tact, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

How to apply:

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Click here to apply

African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) Director of People, Learning, and Innovation Job Vacancy

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) is a network of incubators, accelerators, and investment funds supporting young entrepreneurs in Africa.  AEC’s goal is to support African entrepreneurs to create jobs by providing them with skills, networks, and access to finance needed to grow their enterprises. Since launching AEC in 2012, AEC has several brands under its management, and its signature program, Inkomoko Business Development, works with entrepreneurs in Rwanda to provide them growth planning, technology tools, accounting, and financial support, including direct affordable debt investment.   African Entrepreneur Collective has worked with more than 3,300 entrepreneurs across East Africa, ranging from refugee entrepreneurs to tourism businesses to agriculture exporters.  All of these entrepreneurs are contributing to job growth and economic development across Africa.  AEC is the mission-driven organization that seeks both social impact and financial sustainability. 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Director of People, Learning, and Innovation is a new position that will report directly to the Co-Founders/Executives of the organization for a highly strategic role operating across AEC’s multiple East African locations.  Conceptually, this new Director will manage the M&E team to develop new programmatic and client insights, incorporate those into our market-based offerings as new product development, and then work with senior directors to hire or develop the team of staff who are best suited to implement for maximum achievement of our vision, while maintaining organizational culture.  This is no small task, and we see an ambitious leader to join us.

Specific responsibilities include:

Org Development & HR (40% time)

  • Develop and maintain a strategic understanding of talent needs across the organization, including staying ahead of future growth
  • Support Directors to hire rockstars or diamonds-in-the-rough to meet our business deliverables, aligning new hires’ talents to complement the strengths/challenges of existing staff
  • Manage HR Officer for admin/compliance
  • Lead AEC’s annual employee review and goal setting process, helping managers to review their teams’ progress and professional development needs
  • Work with CEO to maintain org culture and export it across locales, so when you walk into any AEC office worldwide, we’re aligned to the same spirit and vision
  • On the organization’s employee manual, ensuring that policies reflect strategy and culture
  • Develop systems of sustainability for human resources – succession planning, annual happiness audit, mid-level managers growth strategy, etc.
  • Improve and monitor systems of on-boarding
  •  Advise on salary bands, compensation levels, and non-monetary bonuses to help staff retain motivation to outcomes
  • Lead the annual staff retreat, in partnership with other AEC Directors
  • Maintain relationships with the employment lawyer, and work on any issues of staff legal matters, along with the Director of Finance & Admin
  • Serve as organizational Ombudsperson, and manage anonymous feedback

Product Innovation (40% time)

  •  Innovate/iterate on existing products (training, assessment, consulting, technology tools) for cost/time efficiency and impact
  • Develop new products to meet client needs or market opportunities
  • Incorporate learnings from M&E and other data for continual improvement
  • Modify products to meet the needs of various businesses – micro, SME, export-focused, agriculture, tourism & hospitality business, etc.
  • Change management within the organization as we roll out new products and train staff to implement them
  •  Maintain awareness of the competitive landscape and how our products fit into the ecosystem

Learning (20% time)

  • Manage a growing team of M&E staff to develop insight into the impact of our program, identifying successes and challenges
  • In partnership with the M&E lead, identify research questions to answer on our products, their positions in the market, and how we need to modify in the new location
  • Ensure connection between the Micro Business Department and the SME Growth Department to ensure that both of these client services teams can share best practices and  learnings
  • Run monthly Learning Groups across departments to ensure all staff can continuously grow

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

The Director of People, Learning & Innovation will be a seasoned leader who understands how complex systems and roles fit together, and play out in the context of the African social enterprise market. Be indispensable for the organization’s future strategy.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Proven track record of leadership, including significant roles in team development and growth
  • Love of working in Rwanda or other emerging African economies with deep respect and nuanced understanding of racial and economic justice
  • Experience with product development – through the lens of human-centered design – and a willingness to test, fail, iterate, and test again, incorporating data, not your own biases
  • Experience with small and medium enterprises or entrepreneurship desired, but other transferable industries are acceptable
  • Creative researcher’s mindset and tenacious problem solver
  • Ability to care about your colleagues and challenge them simultaneously
  • Strong experience in project management and budgeting and managing to outcomes
  • Unrelenting perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines – must be both strategic and operational
  •  Ability to work with high-profile individuals by demonstrating high levels of discretion, professionalism, and responsiveness
  •  Fluent in English, additional proficiency in French and Kinyarwanda strongly preferred
  • Passionate commitment to the mission and objectives of AE
  •  8+ years of work experience in the relevant or applicable field 
  • MBA or equivalent preferred

All of our staff embody our organizational culture.  Both individually and collectively, we add value towards these ends:

          PURPOSE 

  • All the problems on the continent already have the solution that exists on the continent
  • We are a global leader, providing practical tools and services so that our clients can grow their businesses and create jobs.

          ACHIEVEMENT

  • We push ourselves to reach beyond what we think is possible.
  •  We are committed to providing high quality, practical business development services and will iterate processes, programs, and location to stay relevant and impactful.

          IMPROVEMENT

–         We are committed to continuous learning and growing

–         We learn from our successes and our failures.  We solicit expert advice and value                    different knowledge. 

          BRAVERY

–         The brave rise together.

–         We stand up for our people and we hold ourselves and our colleagues to high expectations. 

           TURIKUMWE

–         We cherish goat parties.

–         We take time to appreciate each other.  We celebrate success together; we hold each other up in hard times. 

          INTEGRITY

–         We do the hard things thoughtfully.

–         We are not afraid to do what’s in AEC’s best interest.

TO APPLY

Please apply through the link below by 1 October, with the following information/attachments:

  • CV or resume
  • Cover letter explaining how you’d add value to AEC and entrepreneurs and available start date 
  • Salary requirements 

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Agricultural Extensions (AE, Rwandan) Job Vacancy

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of South Korea’s grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government’s grant aid and technical cooperation programs as well as promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries.

JOB OPPORTUNITY 

KOREA INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY (KOICA)

RWANDA OFFICE

Plot No. 10050, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

30 July 2018

KOICA

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of South Korea’s grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government’s grant aid and technical cooperation programs as well as promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries.

VISION

Contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development of the Republic of Rwanda in line with Vision 2020 of the Republic of Rwanda and Country Partnership Strategy of the Republic of Korea; further strengthening the partnership of the two countries

In order to implement the RCSP (Rural Community Support Project), KOICA Rwanda Office seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced  Agricultural Extensionist.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Agricultural Extensions (AE, Rwandan)

Position:  The Agricultural Extensionist (AE) would be nationally recruited by PCU and would be based at sub-project sites. He/she is responsible for ensuring adequate backstopping for the Agricultural Extensionist/Agronomist in PCU, and PAO at the field level and he/she will work for strengthening the participation of beneficiary farmers based on the Korean Saemaul Undong mindset approach, and agricultural extension activities. The Agricultural Extension Officer will report to Agricultural Extensionist/Agronomist and PAO in PCU.

Terms of References (ToR)

Agricultural Extension Officer will be responsible for:

  • Contributing the planning and implementation of sub-project site development and extension programs at field level;
  • Assisting the identification of extension needs and priorities and develop and provide technical recommendations and extension messages;
  • Strengthening participation of beneficiary farmers with ownership based on the Self-help, Diligence, and Cooperation mindset approach, under the guidance of PAO;
  • Preparing sub-project site’s WUA/Cooperative bye-laws, land lease agreement, scheme agreement and contract for construction, and provide training to the WUA/Cooperative members on the use of the documents;
  • Providing the inputs to the regular farmers training and updating sessions to WUA/Cooperative staffs and farmers;
  • Conducting the technical aspects of farmer training (FFS), demonstration plots management, and report all technical results to PAO;
  • Contributing to the development of the technical content of FFS training modules in irrigated farming practices;
  • Conducting the preparation of plan of selection, preparation and operation of the demonstration plots at sub-project site, and execute the demonstration farming;
  • Preparing the simple manuals in Kinyarwanda on the on-farm irrigation practice, irrigated agriculture and other cooperative operation of the WUA, and providing training to farmers using the manual and demonstration plots, and monitoring and guiding the extension services, in collaboration with Agro Business Officer of PCU, and Community Development Officer, Agronomist, and irrigation engineer of PSCU;
  • Preparing and implementing the farmers’ training program on irrigated agriculture, cooperative operation for production and marketing with Agro Business Officer of PCU, and Community Development Officer, Agronomist, Irrigation Engineer of PSCU;
  • Guiding and assisting the planning and operation of the WUA for O&M, irrigated agriculture, irrigation scheduling, and practice, water use fee collection, account management, banking and other cooperative operation for production and marketing for the WUA to become the sustainable entity of system management; and
  • Assisting the establishment of WUA/Cooperative’s micro-financing system through HIMO wage payment and saving using the banking system, and application to the credit provided by the agricultural input support by the Project, and monitoring the inputs are provided to the sub-project site farmers.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Experience:

AE

  • A Bachelor Degree, having at least 3 years’ experience in the Agricultural and Community Development, with a major focus on related position/expertise;
  • Trainings related to the position/expertise.
  • Good English ability for reporting and communication.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong capacity building skills
  • Sound knowledge of the Rwanda context in terms of related position/expertise
  • Proven negotiation and networking skills
  • Good Computer skill of MS office.
  • Excellent command on both written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Pleasing personality, good interpersonal skill.
  • Belief in KOICA’s vision, mission and core values

 Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: Fully based in the field at the cluster level 

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience: The salary level will be based on the LWH-RSSP-RCSP, SPIU/MINAGRI level

How to apply: 

* Interested candidates are required to submit an application form (refer to attached “Application Form”) addressed to Country Director of the KOICA Rwanda Office, enclosed and sealed with an “Work Plan”, a notarized copy of degree certificates and of past work certificates in related field to the reception of the KOICA Rwanda Office in Nyarutarama, Golf course road, KG 34 by 16:00, 21st of September 2018.

* The “Work Plan” must be written within 2 pages in English. The relevant experience will only be effective with a hard copy of the certificates presented at submission and candidates must not be in employment elsewhere when accepting the job offer.

* Submitted copies of letter and documents are not to be returned.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

LuNa Smelter Ltd Procurement and Logistics Officer Job Vacancy

LuNa Smelter Ltd is Rwanda’s newly established tin smelter in Kigali Rwanda. Ngali Holdings Ltd and Luma Investment S.A as shareholders. As part of its optimization and localization plans the company is recruiting professionals to fully optimize its production capacity and hence cater for the country’s growing demand for the mining sector, and that of the region.

LuNa Smelter Ltd is looking for experienced professionals to fill the following vacancies:

  1. Procurement and logistics officer

Reporting to: Global Logistics Manager

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Logistics, Procurement or a related field from an accredited academic institution
  • Strong technical experience in procurement and logistics at an international level
  • Diverse experience working on complex projects and emergencies, specifically meeting timelines and milestones
  • Knowledge of asset management processes and procedures
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in mineral industry

Other  requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Good ICT & reporting skills
  • High level of English Proficiency (Read; Write; Speak). French; Kinyarwanda; or Swahili would be an added advantage
  • Sense of organization/Delegation/Results orientation;
  • Ability to manage, motivate and control a team

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are requested to submit their curriculum vitae(CV) to hr@lunasmelter.com not later than Friday September 14, 2018. Email subject must clearly state the “job title” you are applying for.

Note: These positions are open locally. All candidates applying for this position will be selected on merit and only those short listed will be invited for interviews.

Fabrice KAYIHURA

Managing Director

Terms of References for the Review of the RAHPC Strategic Plan 2019-2023

The Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC) is a statutory body established under the RAHPC Act N°46/2012 of 14/01/2013 and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The (RAHPC) overall aim is to promote, support and regulate allied health professions in Rwanda. It intends to protect the public interest through regulating the professional standards of practice, conduct, and ethics of registered allied health professionals in the country.

This carries with it the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the rules, honor and dignity of the health profession; ensuring compliance with the principles of morality, integrity and dedication essential to the practice of the profession; and ascertaining that all its registrants comply with the professional requirements, laws and regulations governing the health profession

  1. Introduction

The Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC) referred to as the Council, is a statutory body established under the RAHPC Law N°46/2012 of 14/01/2013 and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the healthcare professions. The Council is mandated to regulate the allied health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to education, training and registration, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing Professional Development (CPD), and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

This carries with it the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the rules, honor and dignity of the medical profession; ensuring compliance with the principles of morality, integrity and dedication essential to the practice of the profession; and ascertaining that all its members comply with the professional requirements, laws and regulations governing the medical profession.

The Council reviews continually its strategic direction guided by a vision and vision that is translated into strategic objectives in the implementation of its legal mandate.  

The Council opted to begin with a five-year strategic plan beginning in 2014 and ending in 2018, immediately after its enactment in 2013.

  1. scope of work

The scope and focus of the consultancy are to provide technical, strategic and facilitation support to enable the development of a renewed strategic plan for the Council, under overall supervision of Registrar who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

  1. description of the assignment
  • After an initial review of council’s policies documents, relating to structure, finances, staff, management, history, activities, projects and policies, aimed at identifying the current status of the organization, the consultant will develop an analysis framework and work plan to guide the assessment.
  • S/he will conduct a thorough, though focused assessment of the Council’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats, with a view to identifying appropriate strategic options for the 2019-2023 operational period.
  • The assessment will include a review of strategic plan in particular goals and sub objectives, existing strategic plan(s), and related reports.
  • Based on the analysis of the Council’s internal environment, s/he will provide a needs assessment, a capacity gap analysis and recommendations for the strengthening of the institution.
  • The consultant will also: 1) Conduct individual interviews with key stakeholders, and 2) facilitate in-depth focus group/facilitated discussions, to identify the current status, future challenges and individual recommendations.
  • The use of participatory processes is expected. Critical reflection by staff, Board members and stakeholders is integral to this strategic planning initiative. As such, the Consultant is expected to provide for active and meaningful engagement of the Council staff members, partners and other stakeholders, including other relevant government representatives.
  • It is expected that data will be analysed using a rigorous and transparent analysis framework, summarized and presented back to the Council to aid in prioritization of strategic directions. A key aspect of the consultancy is preparation for and facilitation of strategic planning workshop with the Council’s Board members and staff.
  • All data and the results of the workshop will be consolidated into a draft and finalized strategic document, including analysis and the presentation of metrics using a Theory of Change model and/or a balanced scorecard approach.
  • The strategic plan will:
    • Define/clarify mission, vision, values, objectives and strategy
    • Define strategic priorities and action plans
    • Develop more effective communication and collaboration
    • Develop an effective internal evaluation mechanism
    • Propose a financial reporting system
  1. Roles and responsibilities

The Consultant will be responsible for:

  1. Preparation of a work plan and an appropriate Assessment Framework
  2. Actively engaging with staff, Board members and other stakeholders through the use of participatory processes
  3. Production of deliverables in accordance with the requirements and timeframes of the Terms of Reference.
  1. expected deliverables

The consultant will provide the following deliverables:

  • An Analysis Framework based on these Terms of Reference
  • Facilitation of the  workshops
  • A strategic plan document including:
    • Executive summary
    • Background
    • Internal and External analysis
    • Strategic priorities
    • Metrics to assess progress made in the attainment of these strategic priorities (using Theory of Change and/or Organizational Balanced Scorecard and/or similar methodology)
    • Strategic plan
  1. duration of the assignment

30 working days starting from 3rd week of September 2018

  1. REQUIRED Qualifications & EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Project Planning, Economics , Business Administration, relevant health sciences or any relevant qualifications
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in consultancy with Excellent knowledge and understanding of strategic Planning process
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English
  • Excellent research, analytical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • The Consultant shall have knowledge of and/or proven expertise in:
  • Participatory approaches in conducting research and facilitating strategic planning processes
  • Familiarity with the Theory of Change approach and building organizational balanced scorecards
  • Strategic planning document preparation
  1. APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Consultant CV and other supportive Evidence
  • Technical proposal, comprising proposed methodology and work plan;
  • Financial proposal
  • There shall be call for quotations referring to procurements procedures  
  • The application shall be in a well-sealed envelope and submit to the Procurement Office not later than 17th September 2018.
  • The application shall be addressed to:

The Registrar,
Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC)
4 KG 632 ST-Rugando/Kimihurura.

Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.

  1. payment schedule.

The evaluation consultant will produce the following deliverables:

Deliverable

Content

Timing

Responsibilities

Payment Schedule

Contract signing

Analysis Framework

Consultant clarifies timing and methods

Last week of September

0

Strategic  planning workshop

Well defined goals , vision and missions

1st Week of October

40%

Draft Strategic plan document

Comments well Written into the documents

3rd of October 2018

20%

Strategic plan final document

Revised document including:

·        Executive summary

·        Background

·        Internal and External analysis

·        Strategic priorities

·        Metrics to assess progress made in the attainment of these strategic priorities (using Theory of Change and/or Organizational Balanced Scorecard and/or similar methodology)

·        Strategic plan

Last week of October 2018

40%

NDAHIRIWE Jean Baptiste 
Registrar   
Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council

Rwanda: Project Management Officer – TAAT

Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 12 Sep 2018

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an experienced Project Management Officer to work under the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Project (TAAT) and help ensure they deliver on-time and within the applicable scope and budget.

The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of TAAT project, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. If you enjoy working with other professionals dedicated to achieving food security, we encourage you to apply.

The Position: The PMO will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and report to the Head of Project Management Unit (Located in Nairobi, Kenya) and co report to the Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Value Chain Specialist based in Rwanda. This position will also assist in ensuring that project staff follow CIP policies and procedures while adhering to donor rules and regulations while acting as the liaison between project field offices and Kenya-based interdepartmental teams to ensure projects are successful. The job requires travel to field sites (up to 25% of time).

Key responsibilities:

  • Project implementation and compliance: Serve as primary point of contact for TAAT project operations during and after the life of the project; Deliver and maintain professional working relationships with internal clients and other project partners and ensure resource availability and allocation;
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor progress against project output and provide feedback as needed; Measure project performance using appropriate tools and dispatched to donors’ representatives; Maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Support on administrative processes inherent to Project implementation, following the AfDB Disbursement Handbook, AfDB Procurement Guidelines, other donor contractual requirements and CIP’s internal processes.
  • Administrative and logistics support on the project execution and organization of events.
  • Organize and manage reception and filing of project documents.
  • Review records, accounting and financial controls of the activities carried out in the project.
  • Obtain clearance from donor, whenever required.
  • Prepare donor reports, observing the contractual requirements. He / She will also be responsible for preparing the relevant documentation for audits.
  • Monitoring and budget implementation, follow-up of regulations established by donor and carry out capacity building activities for project team and partners.
  • Review the project monthly account closure and prepare the required reports for the project manager.
  • Other tasks assigned, related to the work area.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Management or related field. Master’s degree in Development, Administration and/or Project Management, will be desirable;
  • At least 3 years experience working with African development bank projects and familiarity with their guidelines;
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially in Excel;
  • Advanced Knowledge in software solutions (ERP);
  • Proficiency in project management software tools;
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English

How to apply:

Visit the following link: http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on September 12, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Rwanda: C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali

Organization: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali

Job Title: C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali
Report To: C/Can 2025 Africa Regional Director
Location: Remote from Kigali, Rwanda
Availability: From September, 2018

About ‘C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’
In January 2017, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) launched an ambitious new initiative C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge, to support cities to design, plan and implement cancer treatment solutions that meet the needs of their citizens and the national priorities for cancer control. Our ambition is to build a collective movement of cities supported by a network of global and local partners to deliver quality, equitable and sustainable cancer treatment solutions.

C/Can 2025 began implementing activities in four “Key Learning Cities” across the globe — Asunción, Cali, Yangon and Kumasi — providing them with extensive support and technical assistance, learning how best to work with cities, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Based on this learning, C/Can 2025 is developing a model that can be scaled up to a larger group of “Challenge Cities” with 1+ million populations and the capacity to implement the C/Can 2025 process with a model adapted from the Key Learning Cities. In this model, city stakeholders take additional responsibility for managing and supporting the initiative. In May 2018, C/Can 2025 formally launched this next phase of the initiative, with the announcement of Kigali, Rwanda as one of the first Challenge Cities. The city of Kigali was among those to respond to UICC’s call to action in November 2017, inviting cities that are committed to improving access to quality cancer treatment and care to apply to become C/Can 2025 Challenge Cities.

As a Challenge City, over a two year period, Kigali will:
 Identify and engage all relevant stakeholders in the C/Can 2025 process including government, civil society, academia, healthcare facilities and professionals, private sector;
 Undertake a city-wide assessment to identify current gaps and needs for developing sustainable cancer care solutions in the city;
 Prioritise and develop activity plans as appropriate;
 Be supported to identify appropriate channels for technical assistance, partnerships/collaboration locally and internationally, one-off investments, and/or longer term financing solutions to support implementation of the city plan;
 Develop a framework to monitor and evaluate progress and impact.

Position Overview
UICC is seeking a consultant to manage and coordinate activities in one of our first “Challenge Cities”, Kigali, Rwanda. This position will support city-level implementation of C/Can 2025 by providing on-site administrative and logistical support to key city stakeholders participating in the C/Can 2025 initiative in Kigali. The consultant will serve as primary liaison between Kigali stakeholders and the C/Can 2025 regional and global team. This position reports to the Africa Regional Director as primary supervisor. The incumbent will also receive direction and guidance from senior members of the C/Can 2025 global team in specific areas of activity where appropriate.

The C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali will:

Summary of ResponsibilitiesProject management**
 Serve as primary liaison officer at the city-level on behalf of the C/Can 2025 initiative.
 Coordinate all major local project activities, in close collaboration with C/Can 2025 staff, city government, regional government, and ministry of health officials.
 Ensure that all key tasks required of the working groups are completed according to jointly agreed timelines. This includes overseeing, monitoring and supporting the data collection associated with the needs assessment and further implementation of the priority activities.
 Provide insight and feedback to UICC and external consultants on dynamics, process and flow of discussions among the stakeholder group; identify any potential challenges or conflicts.
 Support communications between C/Can 2025 global and regional teams with city, regional, and national stakeholders.
 Identify and report any specific project risks, including governance, operational, financial or external risks, to the Regional Director that may impact the success of C/Can 2025 and undertake a regular risk assessment of the project in Kigali.
 Other programmatic tasks as required.

Logistical and administrative support
 Provide logistical and administrative support to the local stakeholder group, which will include representatives of City Government, UICC Members, Ministry of Health, Hospitals, and Academia among others.
 Convene and run all face-to-face meetings, workshops and teleconferences of the stakeholder group.
 Provide administrative and logistical support for all local C/Can meetings and activities (e.g. securing hotels, meeting venues, local transportation, airport transfers, etc.), including assistance to the C/Can 2025 team during all visits to Kigali.
 Prepare and disseminate any/all relevant materials including meeting agendas, background research and epidemiological data, etc.
 Record discussions and take notes at all Executive Committee and stakeholder meetings and provide reports as required to the Regional Director for Africa.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting
 Draft and submit a Kigali City Cancer Profile within the first 6 weeks of appointment and update as required, including a brief overview of the Brazilian health system.
 Prepare and submit quarterly and annual monitoring reports based on the C/Can 2025 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework.
 Liaise with the C/Can 2025 MEL manager on the development of case studies, best practices, and other learning materials.
 Prepare and submit regular written summary reports of activities to Regional Director for Africa.
 Provide updates to the Head of City Engagement where requested.

Skills and Competencies
 Mid-to-Senior Level Healthcare or management professional with at least 10-15 years experience managing public health initiatives. Experience facilitating cross-sector collaboration with government and civil society organizations on cancer care and treatment efforts considered an advantage.
 Advanced degree in a relevant health, public policy, or international development field required; project management certification considered a plus.
 Self-starter, ability to work independently in remote environment with minimal supervision.
 In-depth understanding and experience working on public health initiatives in Rwanda. Preference given to candidates with prior experience working in the area of cancer control or non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention.
 Demonstrated track record of engaging and cultivating relationships with a wide array of global, regional and local stakeholders including government representatives.
 Strong internet and technological skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook and Skype.
 Excellent communication and diplomatic skills.
 Outstanding organizational and planning abilities.
 Ability to undertake periodic regional and international travel as appropriate including to C/Can 2025 Key Learning City – Kumasi, Ghana.
 Oral and written fluency in English. Working proficiency in French considered an advantage.

How to apply:

Applications
Applicants must be eligible to work in Rwanda. Preference will be given to those based in Kigali.
Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position and CV to careers@uicc.org.
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2018
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Burundi: Field Security Officer – Great Lake Sub-Region

Organization: CARE
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations in the region as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region. CARE is developing a new and innovative way of working across borders at the sub-regional level that aims to increase and multiply our impact in the 4 CARE presence countries in the Great lakes sub region.

The Field Security Officer (FSO), will work under the supervision of Regional Security Manager (RSM) is mainly responsible for assisting CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Great Lakes sub-region (Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda) in the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. This will include, but not be limited to, promoting staff safety and security awareness, professional approaches, preparedness and management, in support of program implementation. S/he will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region in ensuring a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.

If you possess at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO security, public safety, military or police training with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in assisting humanitarian or development organization in safety and security programs, demonstrable skills on Safety and security management in information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting. The location of the position will be based in one of the 4 Great Lakes Sub Regional CARE Country Offices (Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda). This will be a national staff position and will conform to the salary scale, employment regulations and other conditions of the hosting CARE office and country.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to ecsarecruitment@care.org by July 3, 2018. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse