Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Belgian Technical Cooperation,International Technical Assistant Electricity Utility Operations and Maintenance Engineer Jobs in Rwanda

 Ref: RWA/12/083-2C
Closing date: 28 Aug 2016
In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):
International Technical Assistant Electricity Utility Operations and Maintenance Engineer – RWANDA
For the project: Institutional Streng
thening and capacity development of EWSA Electricity Utility
Ref.: RWA/12/083-2C
Location: Kigali. He/she will work in the offices of Energy and Water Sanitation Agency (EWSA) in central Kigali, with daily visits to the offices of EWSA in the selected pilot district.
Duration of the contract: 24 months
Probable starting date: as soon as possible
Monthly salary package: between 5088,91 euro and 7245,50 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.


The Government of Rwanda has embarked on a process of public sector reform through which a new implementing institution in the energy sector was created in 2014, namely the Rwanda Energy Group (REG). REG, a holding company is comprised of Energy Development Corporation Ltd. (EDCL) and Energy Utility Corporation Ltd. (EUCL). EUCL, being a relatively new institution has a need for expert support in order to enable the organization to execute its mandate successfully.
In the framework of the ICP 2011-2014 between Rwanda and Belgium, support to the development of the Energy sector through institutional strengthening and capacity development was foreseen. The goal of the present intervention is to transform this engagement into action by strengthening the functioning and performance of the Energy Utility.
The responsibilities of the International Technical Assistant Operations and Maintenance Engineer, include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following areas:
·         Collaborate closely with a team of 3 short-term International technical experts (also funded by the project) in the areas of Network Planning, Network Protection and Distribution Management, to develop capacity in these functional areas by working closely with local counterparts
·         Accompany, support and guide Functional Reviews of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) processes & procedures in Distribution, Transmission and Generation. Review conclusions of Functional Reviews and develop, together with EUCL staff and technical experts, strategies and approaches to improve Utility performance.
·         Establish and update a list of equipment with recent technologies used in operation and maintenance for reliable quick maintenance
·         Coach / mentor Electricity Operations teams and O&M management in the implementation of developed strategies and approaches. This includes giving technical advice, enhance tools to establish and report on key performance Indictors (KPIs), assessing capacity development needs and organizing training as required. Develop, together with management and international technical experts, framework for monitoring of Utility performance and impact of project initiatives.
·         Contribute to capacity development in the areas of HR planning (future staffing requirements), workload calculation and the development of staff training and qualification plans.
·         Provide technical input into the preparation of terms of reference for studies and capacity building activities executed by international and national experts.
·         Support the implementation of these studies and capacity development activities to ensure that they effectively contribute to the improvement of utility performance.
·         Contribute to the development of a methodology and tools to measure the effectiveness of capacity development initiatives both in respect of frontline technical staff and management.
·         Periodically review the effectiveness of capacity development and initiate corrective actions as required to ensure the transfer of skills and competence to local counterparts.
·         Attend and prepare, together with the Project Co-Manager, the Project Steering Committee (PSC) meetings on a regular basis.
·         Report quarterly to the Project Co-Manager and the BTC representative.
·         Contribute to the preparation of financial and procurement planning and budgeted work plans for the intervention.
·         Establish and maintain good working relationships with project participants, counterpart agencies, donors and other relevant organizations and government agencies
·         Share information about the project with other organizations and agencies as needed.
·         Support implementation of Capacity Development activities in other Belgian-Rwandan interventions (especially in the area of access) in the electricity subsector.
This expert will primarily work together with the team of international short-term technical experts referred to previously, utility chief engineers in the Operations department and with technical teams in the field.
Qualifications and required experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering
·         At least 5 years of experience in Industrial Operations and Maintenance in the area of Transmission and Distribution;
·         Experience in Reliability Centred Maintenance, Value driven maintenance or any other relevant maintenance processes improvement approach;
·         At least one track record in a context of governance (public or private sector), institutional strengthening, change management and capacity building principles, strategies and techniques is required
·         Experience in projects planning, management and contracts administration
·         Experience in supporting change processes in public or private companies in developing countries is an advantage;
·         Experience in maintenance audits and consultancy is an advantage;
·         Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) is an advantage
Skills & Competencies
·         Capacity to undertake activities in a participative, culturally sensitive and consultative manner, ensuring counter-parts actively participate and develop understanding and ownership;
·         High level interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate effectively;
·         Strong coaching and mentoring skills;
·         Demonstrated capacity to work independently as well as contribute positively in a team environment;
·         Sensitivity to gender and environment issues;
·         Excellent communication and report writing skills;
·         Excellent planning, management and organisational skills;
·         Sensitivity to gender and environment issues;
·         Risk assessment capacities;
·         A high level of computer literacy, including Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail, Power Point;
·         Excellent English (oral and written) – knowledge of French is an advantage;
How to apply:
Please apply no later than August 28th 2016, through our website
If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 37 90.

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