Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), has obtained funds from the World Bank (IDA), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) towards implementation of second Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II). Wetland rehabilitation has been targeted as one of the interventions that will be financed by RUDP II.

It is in this framework that REMA would like to recruit a competitive person on contract basis to the position of Urban Development Sector Specialist (Project Coordinator)Under the direct supervision of the SPIU Coordinator and the overall supervision of the SPIU Coordinator, the Project Coordinator (Sector Specialist) shall undertake the following tasks:

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. · Oversee and manage the implementation of the project, monitor work progress, and ensure delivery of outputs according to the Project Documents and the provisions of the Project Cooperation Agreement and guidance of the Project Steering Committee;
  2. · Oversee the outsourcing by competitive tender, monitor the procurement of works, goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines in conformity with the procurement procedures. Coordinate and manage all procurement requirements (Terms of reference, contracts and consultancies in the project, including reviewing consultancy reports) Provide guidance to contractors and consultants engaged by the project
  3. · Advise REMA, World Bank and the National Steering Committee on quality and appropriate follow-up actions and manage the disbursement of funds in conformity with the administrative and financial procedures of the GoR and development partners
  4. · Report project progress and milestones to SPIU coordinator, Project Steering Committee, MINECOFIN and World Bank through Ministry of Infrastructure
  5. · Assist REMA in meeting its reporting requirements to World Bank in rigorous and timely manner
  6. · Coordinate development and implementation of a monitoring and reporting system, with the support of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist;
  7. · Coordinate development activity-based budgets, work plans, and procurement plans for the approval of the Project Steering Committee;
  8. · Mobilize goods and services to conduct project activities, including drafting of terms of references and work specifications;
  9. · Manage and oversee project personnel, consultants, and contractors to ensure good performance;
  10. · Supervise, coordinate, and manage the work of the Project Management Unit;
  11. · Supervise the development of performance and financial reports as required by MoE, REMA, MINECOFIN, and World Bank;
  12. · Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  13. · Manage disbursements and expenditures according to targets and budgets, prepare cash advance requests, and prepare the expenditure statements;
  14. · Manage and monitor the project risks, including environmental and social risks, initially identified, submit new risks to the Project Steering Committee for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risks Log, and propose measures for addressing risks;
  15. · Inform the SPIU Coordinator, Project Steering Committee, and World Bank of any risks that may jeopardize the success of the project without delay;
  16. · Develop management and technical reports and other documents as described in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and the Project Cooperation Agreement. The reports should contain detailed assessments of progress in implementing activities, including reasons for delays, budget shortfalls, required changes in delivery of outputs if any, and recommendations on necessary improvements.
  17. · Liaise with different project stakeholders and support their participation in the project;
  18. · Support Environment and Social management plan, gender sensitization and gender equality in implementing project activities;
  19. · Lead communications and engagement of different sectors, development partners, beneficiary communities, and users of climate information products and services; and liaise and coordinate with the CI on a regular basis
  20. · Organise and actively participate in report validation meetings, project Steering Committee meetings, prepare minutes and implement the recommendations;
  21. · Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports to, REMA and CI focused on capturing results, learning lessons and documenting best practices in order to improve project performances;
  22. · Ensure that audits are organized on time and resulting recommendations are acted upon.

2. Education Background

  1. Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering with 3 years’ working experience in project as civil engineer, project manager or project environment engineer in a public sector agency, Development Agencies or other International organizations; working experience with projects financed by Multilateral institutions is highly desirable;

3.Experience other desired qualification

  1. He / She should also be a member of a recognized institution of Engineers or architectures.
  2. Progressively responsible experience in management of environmental issues;
  3. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  4. Fluent spoken and written English and/or French, preferably both
  5. Demonstrated experience in project management and stakeholder engagement;
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in environment and climate change related work
  7. Experience in working and collaborating across government agencies;
  8. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  9. Ability to take initiative and to work independently, as well as part of a team;
  10. Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing;

4. Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required

  1. Organizational Skills;
  2. Communication Skills;
  3. Judgment & Decision Making Skills;
  4. Team working Skills;
  5. Computer skills;
  6. Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.

5. Other required skills

  1. Excellent in following skills
  2. Geographic Information System

Computer skills

Computer Aided Design;

Auto CAD computer skills in the Design and internet use skills; or any other design softwares;

Integrated Land and Water Information System (ILWIS);

Arch card

Arc View

Arc GIS

  • Microsoft Office
  • Ms Word

6. Applications

Ms Excel

Ms Power Point

Ms Access

Interested candidates will submit their applications including CV, application letter, and academic qualification. Recommendation of last employer, applications will be sent at recruitment@rema.gov.rw. Late application shall not be considered. The deadline for the submission of the application shall be on the 10/03/2021.

For any further information, please visit REMA website.