Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Job vacancies at Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD)

Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD) is committed to contributing to pro-poor land policies in Rwanda and within the region.   In an effort to fulfil her commitment, RISD now wishes to recruit three professionals, with working languages being English, French and Kinyarwanda: RISD is seeking to recruit a Research and Policy Analysis Advisor, and Project Specialists (2).  Interested candidate should fulfil the following requirements:

Position 1: Research and Policy Analysis Advisor
  • Design research projects of the organisation
  • Analyse existing laws and conducted research data for policy influencing and advocacy
  • Take a lead in documenting RISD’s research and publications for policy and advocacy influencing
  • Develop and implement a strategy for RISD to be able to link research to the grassroots priority development needs and policy influencing
  • Document lessons from RISD and partners’ research
  • Take on other duties that may be required in line with her/his duties

  • A Masters (MA) Degree in Law or MA in Development Studies

Position 2: Project  Specialist  (2)
  • To assist in designing the appropriate program and projects of the organisation, guided by the 5-Year Strategy of the organization.
  • To develop strategic proposals for RISD projects
  • To assist in the strategic implementation of all RISD programs and projects
  • To monitor and evaluate all RISD programs and projects
  • Design a projects participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E)  tool for RISD and partners
  • Take on other duties that may be required in line with her/his duties

  • MBA with specialisation in project management or  MA in Economics Development or MA in Development Studies

Experience required for the two positions
  • Be familiar with land related policies and conflict management related to land
  • Excellent Technical and Analytical English Writing skills
  • A minimum of three years of working experience in the same field
  • Strong networking skills both with NGOs and government ministries
  • Regional/international experience is an added advantage
  • Experience of working with NGOs will be an added advantage  
  • Strong Team Building and management skills
  • Good communication skills

  • Working language for all positions is English, but strong command of Kinyarwanda is necessary; Knowledge of French is an advantage.

Conditions of Employment
  • The successful candidates will be based in Kigali with extensive travelling nationally.
  • All positions are for a 2 years period renewable
  • All positions are part of the senior management team of RISD
  • Remuneration package is attractive but negotiable

Please email current CV in reverse chronological format with an application letter for the position; authentic copy of your qualification papers; and two referees to kairabaa@risdrwanda.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

Closing Date: January 27th 2012.   RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, However, women are more encouraged to apply for the jobs.

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