Thursday, September 21, 2017

Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda, Civil Society, Decentralisation and Reseach

The mandate of the EU Delegation to Rwanda is to represent the European Union in Rwanda and ensure the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation.
Plus, maintain and increase the visibility, awareness and understanding of the EU and its mission and values.
Furthermore, to supervise long-term programming of aid and the management of programmes and projects within the framework of EU external aid management and introduce Rwanda to European citizens.

Exiting Employment Opportunity with the European Delegation in Rwanda
Position: Local Agent: Civil Society, Decentralisation and Reseach
Duty Station: The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Rwanda in Kigali
Reports to:Team leader Economics and Governance section
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Economics and Governance section and Team Leader, and in collaboration with the other agents of the section and Delegation, the agent will contribute to the conception, elaboration and implementation of development cooperation strategies and programmes related to Civil Society, Decentralisation and Research.
Main Tasks:
  • Contribute to sector analysis and to the definition of a sector strategy e.g. National Indicative Programme, Civil Society Roadmap, Decentralisation strategy, etc.
  • Support policy dialogue with all relevant ministries, agencies, donors and other relevant stakeholders. The jobholder should specifically contribute to dialogue on Civil Society, Decentralisation and Research
  • S/he could be called to cover the regional dimensions (Eastern and Central Africa including the Great Lakes) in the areas of responsibility.
  • Contribute to the in-country strategy for the thematic instruments CSO-LA/EIDHR.
  • Observe, monitor and report regularly and in timely fashion (including early warnings on potential disputes) to Headquarters on sectoral issues, as well as in response to any specific requests.
  • Assist in launching, managing and monitoring calls for proposals, tenders, evaluation and selection of projects under both the geographic and thematic instruments in the areas of responsibility (related mainly to EDF and CSO/LA and EIDHR).
  • Jobholder will have responsibility for thematic budget lines and organise consultations with the CSOs and relevant stakeholders. Jobholder will also be involved in evaluation of central Calls for proposals.
  • Ensure the follow-up of the implementation of projects. Specifically be involved in the implementation of the National Indicative Programme and in charge of the complementarity between the geographical and thematic instruments.
  • Ensure effective operational coordination with member States.
  • Participate in donor assistance group meetings specifically in the sectors of Civil Society, Decentralization and Education, etc.
  • Produce and disseminate the results of projects at workshops, seminars, conferences and other public events.
  • The Jobholder might be asked to do other tasks related to his/her competences as the need arises
  • The jobholder will also backstop for other colleagues when they are absent.
  • Competent in setting clear defined objectives.
  • Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances.
  • Manages time effectively.
  • Identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Monitors performance against deadlines and milestones
  • Sets high standards for quality and quantity.
  • Works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way.
  • Consistently achieves project goals.
  • Adapts to the team and builds team spirit.
  • Recognises and rewards the contribution of others.
  • Listens, consults others and communicates proactively.
  • Is able to establish strong relationships with partners and staff.
  • Can build wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organisation.
  • Relates well to people at all levels.
Key qualifications and experience:
  • University level in social science, anthropology, development studies, education, history (or equivalent, with a link to social science), minimum Master degree (eq. BAC+3), attested by a recognised diploma.
  • At least 2 years of general experience in the field of management of cooperation projects, preferably in the relevant sector (including internships)
  • Working with CSO or/and within an international Organisation, for at least 2 years
  • Experience in managingcontracts in the areas of Civil Society and/or Decentralisation and/or Research
  • Knowledge of EU rules and procedures concerning calls for proposals, calls for tenders and contracts
  • Experience working on research projects and research based.
  • Experience with Evaluation and quality management with the capacity to assess impact of policies, legislation or programmes
  • working experience with project management with knowledge of Project monitoring methods and techniques
  • Missions, seminars, trainings or coordinating meetings in the specific areas of Civil Society support, Decentralization or Research
Excellent command of English is required (C1), good knowledge of other languages is a plus, like French, Kinyarwanda and Swahili in particular.
This position gives the candidate the opportunity to work in a recognised international organisation with a favourable working environment and conditions. Plus, the opportunities to learn and work with high level staff, regional authorities, development partners, private sector and civil society.
To apply
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CLOSING DATE IS 5PM ON 7thOctober 2017.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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