Senior Urbanization and Infrastructure Officer

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Rwanda 🇷🇼

GGGI, together with the Ministry of Infrastructure developed in 2015 a National Roadmap for Green Urbanization for six Secondary Cities development, and is moving forward to turn the key actions from the roadmap into investment packages. The postholder will lead the development of green investment strategies of prioritized key actions in selected secondary cities which will be packaged for financing options.

 

PURPOSE 

Programme Management. The postholder will assess issues and opportunities within targeted sectors for infrastructure and green cities development in Rwanda. The postholder will be expected to work as part of the Rwanda team but also to take the lead where necessary to formulate projects within the context of the country programme. Moreover, the postholder will be expected to implements specific programs or projects, including budget, project monitoring and evaluation 

Planning and Analysis. The postholder will support the government of Rwanda to analyze policy challenges in the local context; this will involve analysis such as the prioritization of green investment options in Rwanda’s six secondary cities. The postholder will need to understand the Government of Rwanda’s objectives as outlined in the priority 4 and 5 of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2) that focuses on the transformation of the economic geography of Rwanda by facilitating urbanization and promoting secondary cities; and to pursue a green economy approach to economic transformation. One of the key outputs of GGGI’s work for 2017-2018 will be working with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the key economic cluster ministries to produce a green investment plans in prioritized key actions in selected secondary cities 

ENGAGEMENT 

The successful candidate will work with the GGGI Rwanda country team, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and the Ministry of Natural Resources   to develop the appropriate capacity to deliver on political and policy objectives. Other aspects of engagements will include: 

  • Learning and feedback. Through working alongside government officials and other development partners, the postholder will develop and capture learning from experience and feeding this back into GGGI Rwanda’s work.

 

  • Organizational development. The postholder will be expected to contribute to wider GGGI activities on green growth, to ensure that emerging thinking and best practice is captured and shared across the organization. This includes inputting into the design of research programs, sharing experience with other country offices and contributing to policy papers on related issues. 

DELIVERY 

The potholder will work together with the team to deliver on the following: 

  • Identifies project delivery issues in relation to developing bankable projects in the six secondary cities
  • Ensures effective coordination of project activities and resources to ensure attainment of objectives against established timeframes in the 2017-2018 Work Program and Budget (WPB).
  • Support the Investment Policy and Solutions Division in delivering Rwanda country program 2017-2018 WPB outputs.  

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education: Master’s in a field such as public administration, development economics, green infrastructure finance, environmental economics, environmental technology, development studies, or other relevant field.

Minimum 6 years of experience in relevant field with at least 1 year of international experience 

FUNCTIONAL 

  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement and maintain a Monitoring and Evaluation System;
  • Able to effectively communicate and engage a varied set of stakeholders coming from varied cultural and national backgrounds;
  • Proven maturity to exercise initiative and respond to problems to meet targets;
  • Resourceful and able to develop and operationalize strategies to achieve objectives and outcomes;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must. Basic knowledge of Kinyarwanda is a plus. 

Other expertise includes:

Applicants should have a strong background of delivery at scale in any one of the areas below. This may be at a technical, investment or policy level, but ideally all three. Preference will be given to candidates that can demonstrate experience and knowledge that is applicable to the specific context of a developing country such as Rwanda. This does not necessarily have to include working in such a context. 

Economic Analysis:  It is preferred that the postholder will have some experience of economic analysis used in public policy appraisal for infrastructure development. This could include cost-benefit analysis, scenario building, and use and interpretation of statistical analysis for the purpose of informing public policy choices. 

Green growth / Climate Change. The postholder will understand the different dimensions of the climate change agenda and how it applies to an inclusive growth pathway.  In particular, applicants should understand the opportunities associated with the green growth agenda and the risks associated with climate change. The postholder will be able to identify and prioritize ‘green’ actions and policies that enhance and accelerate growth, whilst protecting the future natural resource base. In particular, practical policy experience on green infrastructure investment planning. 

CORPORATE 

  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership
  • Process and share information easily and is excellent at problem solving
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily
  • Promote creativity and innovation among staff
  • Be able to lead, develop and motivate staff and support the Country Representative to make sound decisions

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED