Junior Project Management Officer at GIZ Rwanda

By | December 17, 2019

Vacancy for a Junior project management officer


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 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 International Services is part of the Hanga Ahazaza project funded by the Mastercard Foundation. GIZ Hanga Ahazaza is implementing several activities on capacity development to key institutions (Tourism Chamber, Rwanda Development Board and Workforce Development Agency), on global and regional recognition of occupations in Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) in Rwanda. The activities also include the update of curricula and related certificates to be delivered through Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centres (IPRC) in alignment with the three pillars of the project: youth skills and capacity development; industry and institutional capacity development, as well as to support the growth and development of industry SMEs.

A Responsibilities of the Junior project management officer for the GIZ Hanga Ahazaza project:

As Junior Project Management Officer you will be responsible for supporting the team in the planning and monitoring of activities under the supervision of the Team Leader.

You will moreover be responsible for the following technical activities:

  • Manage and coordinate the operational plans of the different key activities, analyze the plans, identify risks and gaps between the forecasted activities and the progress evaluated.
  • Support the team in updating the planning tools.
  • Support the team to find a solution in case of gaps between the plan and the reality and evaluate the impact and the risks of the different solutions proposed.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the achievements of the project indicators; Collect all the information needed and update the information database of the project and calculate the indicators of the projects.
  • Guide liaise and support consultants working on the follow-up studies activities, part of the monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Support the team in the reporting process to the Master card foundation.
  • Support and execution of any other tasks assigned to by the management

B. Qualifications and Professional experience

  • At least Bachelors’s degree level in economics, private sector development, Project management or related fields.
  • Proven command of English. Good knowledge of French is preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in administration, project management implementation or project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong communication and team-building skills.
  • Experience in working with the private sector and government partners in African countries, experiences in Rwanda would be an asset.

C. Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Organizational skills
  • Able to work under little supervision but at the same time being a real team player
  • Persistent and focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open-minded
  • Excellent communication skills; experienced in communication on different levels and with different target groups (public and private sector)
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Excellent knowledge of English, orally and written
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed

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