Programme Manager and Programme Assistant Job Vacancies at MINIRENA in Kigali  Rwanda  2014








Two Positions:

1) Programme Manager,

2) Programme Assistant

The Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Sector is a diverse one, encompassing sub-sectors (Environment, Lands, Forestry, Mines, Water resources) and linked in a complex way to other sectors (health, agriculture, energy, tourism, housing, macroeconomic management, gender and social development, etc). One of the main challenges that constrain effective implementation of the sector strategy is coordination both of programming and funding and activity implementation.

The Ministry of Natural Resources invites qualified candidates for the posts of Programme Manager and Programme Assistant. The Five (5) years programme will provide support to build the institutional capacity of the ministry to it can effectively deliver on its mandate and ensure the Environment and Natural Resources Strategy is implemented.

The need for ENR-SWAp secretariat to continue coordinating the ENR sector is enormous most especially as we will be implementing the identified priority policy actiont in the Second generation of EDPRS 2 period. Furthermore, the ENR-SWAp Secretariat rote of effective sector coordination will be • of great importance in the implementation of newly developed national strategy of Green Growth and Climate Change Resilience.

It is against this background that the Ministry of Natural Re-sources (MINIRENA) requires services of Programme Manager and Programme Assistant for smooth management and implementation of programme activities.

1) Programme Manager

Roles and responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and guidance to the programme management unit (PMU) on all matters pertaining to the smooth implementation of the programme
  • Ensuring Effective functioning and coordination of Environment arid Natural Resource sector through a Sector Working Groups (SWGs) and Technical/Thematic Working Groups (TWGs);
  • Reviews reports and documents concerning the prog-ress of collaborative programs, determines bottlenecks and recommends alternative courses of management action
  • Participates in and supports the Coordination of an-continuous dialogue on sector policy issues;
  • Participates in and supports the development’ of country strategies and coordinates with other development partners;
  • Supports the coherence of bilateral and multilateral cooperation within the ENR Sector Support Programmes
  • Prepares appropriate input to the various programme reports/publications including Quarterly, semester and annual reports; contributes to other reports required by MINECOFIN and MINIRENA’s Development Partners;
  • Supports research and study activities on policy topics that will benefit collaborative programmes;
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the programme produces the results specified in the results frame work to time and budget
  • S(he) will liaise and work closely with all partner institutions and will be accountable for the quality, timeliness and effectiveness of all programme activities as well as for the cost effective use of funds
  • Prepare all quarterly progress reports, work plans and budgets which will reviewed and acceptable by all partners;
  • Be responsible for financial oversight annual assess—ments and reviews, rid( monitoring and reporting, knowledge management as well as co-ordination of consultants
  • Perform any other duties assigned to him or her by the PS

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s with six (6) years of experience in a relevant field (Natural Resources, Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Studies, Public Administration and Environment related studies, Programme and Project Management
  • A minimum of 6 years experience of managing programmes or projects in environment and natural resources or related fields ° Strong skills in Planning, Coordination and Management of complex programmes and processes;
  • Sound policy understanding of the global concerns and discussions on Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources management
  • Ability to collaborate smoothly with a wide range of stakeholders, including staff from the government, line ministries, local governments and development partners
  • Ability to take initiatives and work independently
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical abilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to build up good relationships and transfer knowledge and skills to counterparts in the programme and Ministry
  • Good team leadership mentoring and conflict resolution skills

2) Programme Assistant

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support in ensuring that the programme produces the results specified in the results frame work to time and budget
  • Facilitate Effective functioning apd coordination of Environment and Natural Resource sector through a Sector Working Groups (SWGs) and Technical/Thematic Working Groups (TWGs)
  • Facilitate all ENR Sector Working Group SWG and Techni-cal Working Group meetings to review and discuss the achievements and challenges related to EDPRS II/CPAF performance, based on the ENR sector performance and budget execution reports
  • Support in organizing and preparing effective joint sec-tor reviews (JSR), back ward and forward looking JSRs
  • Assist in the preparation end followup of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) strategic plan
  • Monitoring the implementation of Sector Strategic Plan for the ENR sector
  • Providing technical assistance in analyzing sector policies, strategies, programmes and plans to ensure they are aligned to national priorities but not limited to ED-PRS II, MDS and, vision 2020.
  • Support and follow up the implementation of Result based M&E for the ENR sector and assist in moving to-wards result based planning and budgeting
  • Facilitate the sharing of information related to environment and natural resources across agencies, betweeit government and development partners and all other concerned stakeholders
  • Ensuring that linkages between the ENR SWG and TWO are functioning effectively
  • Assist in organizing ENR sector Joint monitoring field visits to monitor progress of the implementation of sec-tor priority programmes as part of joint sector review or separate
  • Assist in the preparation of progress reports and finan-dal reports on the project

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Economics, Natural Resources or environmental science;
  • Knowledge of the realities of development partners, do-nor institutions, government agencies, and the not-for-profit organization in Rwanda is preferred;
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Economics, Natural Resources or Environmental science with 2 years of rel-evant working experience; • Prior experience with Sector Wide Approach (SWApl frameworks and processes, highly desirable;
  • Working language is English. French language skills are an advantage
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skits


Both Programme Manager and Assistant will be stationed at MINIRENA Head office with frequent visits to field work areas

Duration of the contract

Five years (full-time) with possibility of extension

How to apply

All interested persons meeting the above qualifications and experience criteria should send their written applications with copies of academic and professional qualifications, re-cent CV and two referees including their contact numbers to the under mentioned pot later than 15th January 2014

Interested candidates may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 07h30 to 15h00. Expression of interest should be sent to the addreSs below by January 15, 2014

Attention: The Human Resource Office Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA)

P. Q. Box 3502 Kigali, Rwanda

Tel: (250)- 0252 582628

Fax: (250)-0252 582629

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