Technical Advisor on SME Promotion for the Special Initiative Training and Job Creation Project

  • GIZ Rwanda
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary:
  • Deadline: 2020-08-03
  • Location: Kigali - Rwanda
  • Job Advert Expires In: 9 days
Technical Advisor on SME Promotion for the Special Initiative Training and Job Creation Project

Job Description

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).

Responsibilities of the Technical Advisor on SME promotion of the Special Initiative for Training and Job Creation in Rwanda:

  • Support the programme independently in the identification, mapping and development of SME promotion projects according to the programme offer
  • Support to Rwandan SMEs to improve their business activities and to become bankable
  • Support SMEs to improve their business planning capacities, product quality, certification of products and product range
  • Support activities in the area of E-commerce; supporting SMEs to use E-Commerce channels
  • Support activities in the areas of marketing, access to markets, including e-commerce
  • Support providers of Business Development Services
  • Identification and addressing of potential obstacles for business growth and approaches how to mitigate these obstacles
  • Identification of skills gaps and developing approaches to address them directly
  • Support to studies related to SME promotion
  • Implementation of the activities in accordance with best practices in the professional field and in development cooperation.
  • Ensure that the activities are closely coordinated with the programmes related to SIAB in Rwanda, Germany and worldwide
  • Support actively the Monitoring & Evaluation efforts of the programme
  • Contribute actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, requests from GIZ HQ and for the preparation of political and economic delegations 

Job Requirements

 Required, qualifications and Professional experience

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business Development, Law or related field
  • At least 5 years' professional experience in a similar position, e. g. as an advisor or in project management or in the private sector in business development, investor’s relation
  • Proven track record in development cooperation with the private sector as well as in capacity building for SMEs and E-Commerce
  • Proven track record in understanding the needs of the private sector regarding business development, skills development and investments, ideally through hands-on experience
  • Several years of working experience in the private sector is an explicit advantage
  • Strong interest in skills development and digitalisation
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Skills in business planning, financial management, project development and related will be a strong asset
  • Working experience with grant schemes/facilities will be a strong asset

How to Apply

 Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 03rd August 2020 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to [email protected] The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

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