Project Manager (m/f) – Rwanda


  • Full Time

Job description

Shaping economic and investment policy to promote pro-poor development and poverty reduction is one of the key political challenges facing Rwanda. In 2016, Rwanda was ranked 159th out of 188 countries on the UN’s Human Development Index. The country’s central economic policy actors face shortcomings in their ability to implement ambitious national and international reforms and the G20 Compact with Rwanda: the capacity of key state and academic actors in Rwanda to shape an economic and investment policy geared to pro-poor growth needs to be improved.

The project operates in three closely interlinked intervention areas. In the first intervention area, ‘Macroeconomic analysis, forecasts and policy impact assessments’, the project helps the Chief Economist’s Department in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the National Bank of Rwanda, and Rwanda’s National Institute of Statistics to strengthen employees’ economic and investment policy analysis skills and supports policy recommendations for improving macroeconomic models and systematising operational processes. In the second intervention area, ‘Investment management processes’, advice is provided to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning on introducing new investment planning processes and making existing processes more effective. The third intervention area, ‘Policy-related research’, supports evidence-based communication and dialogue between state and civil society stakeholders in Rwandan economic and investment policy. It also supports development of academic and institutional capacity within the Rwandan Economic Policy Research Network, the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research, and the University of Rwanda.

Your tasks

  • To assume full responsibility for management of the project, including the commission of funds, supervision of staff, and achievement of expected results
  • To show inter-linkages between economic policies/strategies and other programmes run by the Government of Rwanda
  • To assist partners in their inter-institutional work, e.g. the macroeconomic working group and the tax policy working group
  • To prepare and manage the annual budget for the project
  • To support the project’s Steering Committee in preparing and monitoring the annual Plan of Operation and progress of the project
  • To monitor progress against agreed goals and indicators, reporting to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • The project manager will participate in GIZ meetings and GIZ sector network meetings and job related training courses. This will include communication with the GIZ country office on project management-related issues.

Your profile

  • You will have at least a Master’s degree in economics from a recognised university; a PhD will be an asset
  • You will have held a senior position involving economic policy advice and project management and have at least six years’ practical experience in developing economic policies and strategies
  • Management experience within GIZ will be a considerable asset
  • Practical experience in economic policy research, capacity building and knowledge transfer are desirable
  • You will have a good working knowledge and good understanding of the issues related to the establishment of fiscal and macroeconomic frameworks, investment planning and appraisal, and creating and maintaining research networks
  • You will have good communication and report-writing skills
  • You will have a proactive approach, be a team player, and will show integrity and a respectful attitude towards government officials
  • You will have very good access to networks and experts relevant to the project’s work.

Location information

The security situation in Rwanda is generally calm.


This position is allocated to salary band 5.

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