Team Leader Decentralisation, Job No.0780

Status: Proposal
Start: Q2 2019
Duration: 3 years
Position: Team Leader
Qualification: Economist
Country: Rwanda
Sector: Management of Infrastructure Program



CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH is an independent consulting engineering company with worldwide experience based in Braunschweig, Germany. CES offers solutions to complex multidisciplinary engineering tasks for all civil engineering and related sectors. CES renders services ranging from preliminary investigations to construction supervision and cost controlling, training of the clients' staff, advisory services in the operation and maintenance of installations, as well as the organization and strengthening of public authorities and institutions. CES works mainly in the field of development cooperation and implements infrastructure projects for national high-end clients (ministries and line authorities) funded by international donors.


Project Description

To promote social and economic development at local level, the GoR is increasingly decentralizing funds and responsibilities to the local government level (the Districts) and has established enabling institutions such as the LODA.
An Implementation Consultant will support LODA and the Districts during a transition phase of three years in providing technical support and capacity building measures in the areas of District planning, project planning with a strong focus on improving the quality of feasibility studies and the built quality of projects, their operation and maintenance as well as strengthening of M&E function and systems at LODA and District level.

The Project Outcome are that:
(i) A contribution to poverty reduction by improving the living conditions of the target population in the districts has been made; and
(ii) The District administration and service delivery in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and transparency has been improved.
The expected Project Outputs are that
(i) The Districts have basic infrastructure facilities within the planned time and budget;
(ii) The operation, maintenance and upkeeping of the infrastructure and equipment are properly planned by the Districts; and
(iii) Monitoring and evaluation as well as infrastructure-related administrative capacities of the Districts are strengthened at both LODA and District level.

Qualification and Skills Requirements:

* At least a Master's Degree in rural development economist or related field of expertise

* at least ten years of proven project relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas: ‘public financial management’, ‘rural development, ‘capacity development’, ‘Institutional / organisational development’, project management in Governance and Programme development;
* Experience in supporting Central- and LG-level institutions;
* Managing multi-disciplinary teams of experts;
* Experience in financial management of international donor-funded projects and management of disposition funds, preferably projects of German FC;
* Working experience in various developing countries, particularly in East Africa, and in French-speaking countries;
* Working experience in Rwanda, preferably in the same area of expertise, is considered an asset;
* Excellent knowledge of relevant computer programmes;
* Fluency in English; knowledge of French is considered an asset.


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