• Community and Event Manager for Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD

    Employer: GIZ Rwanda
    Posted: 26 December 2018
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    Community and Event Manager 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, organizational development, business process optimization, and expert advice.

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

    The Community and Event Manager is responsible for:

    • Supervising the event activities of the CDT and their logistics in collaboration with the CDT team leader.
    • Designing and organizing conferences, seminars, hackathons, creativity workshops and other public events dealing with a variety of innovation and growth challenges
    • Building and sustaining strong ties between the CDT and its partners within the local innovation ecosystem
    • Assisting DSSD programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services and cooperate with a broad range of target groups

    The Community and Event Manager performs the following tasks:

    • Designing and planning events according to requirements, target audience and objectives.
    • Managing operational and administrative functions for the successful organization of the CDT’s events.
    • Supporting cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assisting with PR work and cooperating with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the DSSD programme environment and with other projects.
    • Developing and maintaining a network of local innovation ecosystems, including national and continental innovation hubs and tech start-ups.
    • Creating and advising a network with national and international public and private institutions, and with academia in the field of digital transformation.
    • Facilitating contacts between RISA/MINICT and emerging technologies champions.
    • Supporting the creation of the GIZ Rwanda digitalization taskforce and assisting in promoting and communicating the GIZ digital activities and achievements.

    Required qualifications, competencies and experience


    Masters/MSc or BSc Marketing and Communication, Event Management, ICT or other related to the DSSD programme objectives.

    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.
    • Interest and understanding of sustainable development and SDG’s.

    Other knowledge, additional competencies

    • Very good communication and networking skills.
    • Proactive in the development and implementation of ideas and proposals.
    • Good knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda. French or German 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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