Rwanda: International Intervention Manager: Project Co-Manager – RWANDA

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017

The Belgian development agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate

poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works

towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to

build a sustainable and fair world.

Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State

and other development partners to international solidarity. They support more than 300

cooperation projects and programs in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin


In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):

International Intervention Manager: Project Co-Manager – RWANDA

For the project: “Improving access to reliable on-grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions” –

Belgian contribution to EARP

Ref.: RWA/12/081- 4

Location: Kigali, Rwanda. He/she will work in the offices of the Energy Development Cooperation Limited (EDCL) in central Kigali, with regular field visits on the construction sites.

Duration of the contract: 42 months

Probable starting date: September 2017

Monthly salary package: between 5 601,29 euro and 7814,45 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.


Manage the BTC EARP intervention in Rwanda, composed of three distinct specific agreements (BE1EARP, BE2EARP, BE3EARP)*, for a total budget of 39 M EUR, of which 8.4% have been spent at the end of 2016, in order to ensure optimal execution of the intervention and to optimise the possible synergies between the intervention and those of other development partners (particularly the African Development Bank and the World Bank).


BE1EARP: Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions – component 1 (17 M EUR)

BE2EARP: Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions – component 2 (12 M EUR)

BE3EARP: Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households, businesses and priority public institutions – component 3 (10 M EUR)

The general objective of the project is the provision of sufficient, reliable and affordable energy for all Rwandans. The specific objective is to improve the access to reliable on-grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions in rural Rwanda.

It should be regarded as the Belgian contribution to the nationwide Electricity Access Roll-out Program1, the focus remaining on the electricity grid extension with the construction of new transmission and distribution lines connected to the national electricity network. In addition, the intervention will be involved in targeted strengthening of the existing network and in several other activities aiming at increasing the sustainability of the electrification program.

With the support of technical assistance, the intervention will give a special attention to the respect of harmonized quality standards to increase the sustainability, quality and security of the new installations. Resources will also be allocated for adapted development and implementation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Resettlement Allocation Plan (RAP). In order to improve operation and maintenance of the network infrastructure, several specific capacity building activities will be developed and supported..

The intervention will be executed in joint responsibility between the Energy Development Cooperation Limited (EDCL) and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).

For the project, the key members of the management unit are:

· An EDCL appointed Director of Intervention (DI), acting part-time as a sponsor and as an authorizing officer for the Rwandan side for all scope and technical matters, executed in joint responsibility.

· An EDCL appointed Project Manager (PM), acting full time as a day-to-day project manager and project focal person.

· A BTC appointed Project Co-Manager, acting as contract manager and authorizing officer for the Belgian side for all administrative, procurement and financial matters executed in joint responsibility.

· A BTC appointed Power network International Technical Assistant (ITA) in charge of assuring technical supervision and coherence of activities. This person will be acting as authorizing officer for the Belgian side for technical, content and quality matters.

· A BTC appointed Responsible for Administration and Finance and Procurement (RAF), delegate for all administrative, procurement, contract and financial matters executed in joint responsibility.


The joint responsibilities of the intervention manager will include the following areas:

As Strategy officer, create optimal conditions for implementing the intervention within the set frameworks and in accordance with the strategy choices and decisions of the steering committee in order to achieve the strategic objectives

  • Maintain steering committee relations (primarily with the Resident Representative and representatives of the partner country);
  • Manage strategy and/or resource issues;
  • Ensure that the implementation of the intervention remains aligned with the strategy choices of the steering committee;
  • Ensure that the decisions of the steering committee are implemented;
  • Determine priorities within the intervention in accordance with the decisions of the steering committee;
  • Submit the governance strategies to the steering committee (and via the Resident Representative) to allow for the optimal implementation of the intervention;
  • Put important issues and risks on the agenda of the steering committee;
  • Report on a regular basis and in accordance with the Internal Rules of Procedure to the steering committee about the progress of the intervention, including the budgetary state of affairs and the achievement of the objectives;
  • Maintain the relations with other main stakeholders, including major development partners in the sector, by possibly ensuring the co-chairing of the Technical Working Group on Access during a number of years (rotating position among Development Partners)
  • Deliver analyses and ideas for the development of future interventions;
  • Provide evidence of the intervention’s added value for the development results;
  • Ensure that the general priorities of international cooperation are complied with (human rights, service delivery, new technologies…)

As Intervention manager, manage the operational and financial planning in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention and to achieve the intervention goals in accordance with set objectives and with optimal use of available resources.

  • Start up and close the intervention with attention for proper planning and decision making and good representation of stakeholders;
  • Elaborate the multi-year planning, in consultation with the partner as per agreements;
  • Elaborate a global strategic framework for programming;
  • Organise exchanges of experience and lessons and stimulate synergies between stakeholders;
  • Organise an efficient, effective, transparent and participatory decision-making process whilst ensuring the spirit is collegial;
  • Ensure information and communication is efficient and correct in accordance with the latest technological possibilities;
  • Determine, in consultation with the partner, realistic change objectives throughout the results chain (which products, which mutually related transition/change management activities);
  • Elaborate the operational and annual planning;
  • Ensure the evaluation system is consistent, coherent and followed up;
  • Plan and organise the needs for internal and external expertise;
  • Manage the main risks and opportunities and take preventive and corrective measures
  • Report internally on a regular basis about the progress of the programme, including the budgetary state of affairs and the achievement of the objectives.
  • Ensure that the interventions build knowledge and manage knowledge in a professional way.
  • Monitor the activities and regularly report on the state of progress;
  • Ensure the administrative and financial monitoring of the Belgian contribution to the intervention in accordance with applicable arrangements and procedures;
  • Mainstream the transversal and priority themes in the interventions;
  • Be the primary contact person for the stakeholders of the intervention

As Support to the Intervention Change Manager (known as director of interventions), Support the Intervention Change Managers in leading the change processes, in order to achieve the intervention objectives.

  • Support identifying responsibilities in the results chain;
  • Support identifying and resourcing transition activities;
  • Support determining needed outputs which the programme must deliver to enable the transition;
  • Facilitate involvement of users/beneficiaries in view of fostering ownership.

As Knowledge manager, coordinate the knowledge building process and ensure that the results thereof are disseminated, in order to ensure a knowledge-based approach.

  • Elaborate a global approach to knowledge building and knowledge management in accordance with the BTC strategy
  • Stimulate a methodological learning approach (action-research);
  • Contribute to the reflections on strategy choices, methods and instruments of the intervention;
  • Ensure knowledge sharing with intervention stakeholders.

As People manager, lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.

  • Put in place an appropriate organisation in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure that the roles and procedures which the head office has determined are respected;
  • Determine the objectives and priorities of the staff members;
  • Contribute to the recruitment of staff members;
  • Motivate, coach and follow up staff members;
  • Create an atmosphere of trust and accountability;
  • Develop the competencies of co-workers;
  • Promote a positive internal atmosphere and manage conflicts within the entity.

As Facilitator, support the capacity development of partner entities, in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competencies.

  • Assess the maturity of management of partner entities;
  • Advise partner entities on actions to be taken to improve their management as well as how to implement these actions;
  • Facilitate the change process;
  • In association with the partners, adapt the organisational structure, optimise the processes, improve the systems and strengthen staff competences.


· University degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, or other related field;

· At least 5 years of relevant experience in steering interventions/projects; experience with more than one intervention/project is an asset;

· Proven experience in international cooperation;

· Experience with Government procedures, an experience in Rwanda is an asset;

· Strong managerial and supervisory skills, tact and negotiating skills;

· Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and effective oral communication skills;

· Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with sensitive people and with respect for diversity;

· Sensitivity to socio-environmental issues;

· Fluent in English, knowledge in French is an added value;

· Sound computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.

[1] Rwanda’s Electricity Access Roll-out Program (EARP) is designed to achieve the Government of Rwanda stated targets related to electricity access. These targets call for the total number of electricity connection to increase significantly, with a special emphasis on connecting social infrastructures-health facilities, schools and administrative offices. EARP is a nationwide program operating under the Energy Development Cooperation Limited (EDCL), which has set up a program management department for this purpose.

How to apply:


Please apply no later than june 04th 2017, through our website our Standard CV and a letter of motivation to apply. You can find the model of our Standard

CV on the Jobs page of our website. If you have any additional questions**,** don’t hesitate to

contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.