• Communication Specialist for Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD)

    Employer: GIZ Rwanda
    Posted: 26 December 2018
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    Communication Specialist Advisor for Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD)

    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

    The project "Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development"(DSSD) will advise Rwandan institutions on the implementation of the Smart Rwanda Master Plan (2016-2020) and its priority projects. The project aims at promoting the development of digital solutions in collaboration with sector ministries, local and international private companies, research institutions and civil society. The development of those pioneering solutions will be supported and managed by a dynamic team of experts based in the newly created Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) - a project unit of DSSD.

    The CDT will be a space dedicated at delivering impact driven digital solutions, developing capacities of the local innovation ecosystem, and replicating / scaling-up digital solutions at regional and continental level. In parallel, the institutional and capacity development of MINICT (Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Innovation), RISA (Rwanda Information Society Authority) and other partners will be supported through intensive capacity building, organisational development, business process optimization, and expert advice.

    GIZ Rwanda is currently looking for a Communication Specialist integrated in the Center for Digital Transformation and the Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD).

    The Communication Specialist is responsible for:

    Developing the vision for the communication strategy of the CDT to make it an established player of digital transformation strategies
    Driving marketing and communication strategies for the CDT from concept through to execution
    Building and sustaining strong ties between the CDT and its partners within the local innovation ecosystem
    Developing and delivering creative marketing and communication strategies, plans and approaches for the projects supported and hosted by the CDT.
    Providing assistance to PR work of the CDT and the DSSD program.

    The communication specialist performs the following tasks:

    • Developing a communication and marketing plan for the CDT and the DSSD program, promoting tech-driven solutions, the use of CDT’s digital services offering.
    • Design, implement and manage workshops, seminars, and other public events to market the digital solutions developed at national and continental levels.
    • Support the production of promotional material and content for both the CDT and the DSSD program.
    • Identifying and communicating on local interests and efforts towards digital transformation and enhance learning and dialogue within the community for the benefit of the DSSD program. and it’s partners
    • Plan and implement direct marketing approaches including targeting, personalization of messages and measurability, data analysis, customer profiling, and segmentation.
    • Developing ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals, and procedures, in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation of DSSD goals and indicators

    Required qualifications, competencies and experience


    Masters/MSc or BSc in Marketing and Communication, ICT or other related to the DSSD programme objectives, with a focus on institutional development, ICT and community/brand building.

    Professional experience

    • At least 3-5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position.
    • Excellent knowledge of the local innovation ecosystem, experience with local and/or continental innovation hubs and ICT start-ups.
    • Experience in working with technology developers and user communities.
    • Use of innovative technologies for communication and marketing purposes.
    • Interest and understanding of sustainable development and SDG’s.

    Other knowledge, additional competencies

    • Very good communication, presentation, and networking skills.
    • Proactive in the development and implementation of ideas and proposals.
    • Good knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda. French or Germany would be an asset.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 6th January 2019 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de

    The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

    GIZ Office Rwanda
    KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu
    P.O. Box 59, Kigali,

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