18 Sep 2023

Technical Junior Advisor at Giz Rwanda

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Job Description

Vacancy Announcement 

Technical Junior Advisor Waste Management and Circular Economy for “Support for sustainable waste management and the circular economy in Rwanda” Programme 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. The GIZ Office in Kigali covers GIZ’s portfolio in Rwanda and Burundi. GIZ Rwanda/Burundi implements projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union and other commissioning authorities in the following priority areas: Sustainable Economic Development; Good Governance; Climate, Energy and Sustainable Urban Development; Digitalization and Digital Economy; and regional projects in the Great Lakes Region.

Summary of the Project:  The project “Support for sustainable waste management and the circular economy in Rwanda” is working in the core area of “Responsibility for our planet – climate and energy, just transition” The project is building the capacity of public and private actors in the inclusive, climate-smart waste management (WM) and circular economy (CE) sector through technical, organisational and in-process consulting. The results that we are striving for are 1. The empowerment for the implementation of WM and CE capacity of state institutions 2. The enablement of private enterprises to adopt WM and CE approaches and to find new business opportunities as well as to improve the access of SME to finance for investing into sustainable business ideas and 3. Introduce strategies and plans for circularity in the waste management sector in a satellite city.

GIZ would like to recruit candidates for the position of Technical Junior Advisor for “Support for sustainable waste management and the circular economy in Rwanda” Programme.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (renewable upon review)

Position: 1

Start date: 15.11.2023

The Technical Junior Advisor performs the following responsibilities and tasks: 

A. Responsibilities 

The junior advisor independently and pro-actively carries out tasks and supports:

  • the coordination of project activities on waste management and circular economy
  • the overall back stopping of the project
  • the knowledge management processes of the project
  • the independent implementation of technical tasks

B. Tasks 

  1. Coordination and monitoring  

The junior advisor:

  • supports project monitoring and reporting activities
  • assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects
  • assists and coordinates short-term experts assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks
  1. Research 

The junior advisor:

  • prepares and carries out qualitative research projects (developing survey instruments, field trials, training field staff, organisational preparation in the field, collecting and analysing data) as part of monitoring and reporting duties
  • conducts desk research wherever needed on topics relating to waste management and circularity in Rwanda and the larger region
  1. Knowledge management  

The junior advisor:

  • assists in drawing up reports for the project’s political partner
  • organises and ensures up to date project documentation and manages the project’s data management system
  1. Implementation of project activities  

The junior advisor:

  • co-leads the activities related to NDCs
  • co-leads the activities promoting circular economy in Rwanda
  • supports the coordination of the project’s short-term experts
  • facilitates and moderates of community meetings and workshops
  1. General obligations  

The junior advisor:

  • is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
  1. Other duties / additional tasks  

The junior advisor:

  • assists other experts, if necessary, as translator Kinyarwanda – English
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience 

Qualifications and professional experience 

  • Recent university degree in a technical discipline related to environment

Professional experience 

  • Less than 1 year of experience (e.g. an internship or similar) in circular economy and / or waste management
  • Knowledge of Rwandan NDCs and its implication on the waste sector and circular economy
  • Deep understanding of the stakeholder landscape of Rwanda’s waste sector
  • First experience working with consultants and contractors

Other knowledge, additional competences  

  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English
  • Experience of project management and research experience in an area related to the project’s/programme’s requirements is desirable
  • Willingness to learn on the job and ability to deal with constructive feedback

Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) via our electronic job portal; until 28th September 2023 at 4:00 PM. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider, when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview. 

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,


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