Project Manager, UNDP, Kigali, Rwanda

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Contract Type: ALD International (A3)

Duration: One year renewable

Project: Support to strengthening Democratic Governance

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in management or relevant disciplines such International Relations, Public Policy or Administration, Political Economy, Governance or other related areas;
  • A university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and substantial project management experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Specialized professional training in project management/developm ent/implementati on such as Prince2, Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications, or other internationally recognized project management certifications;
  • Five years experience of project/programme management and administration with at least three of the five years attained progressively and at an International level;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the political environment and challenges facing democratic consolidation in developing countries;
  • Four years of professional experience working with the UNDP/UN System or other bilateral or multilateral donors;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of software and applications customized for project management such as Microsoft Project, ATLAS (ATLAS is UNDP's project and financial management enterprise resource planning application), or others;
  • Knowledge of UNDP/UN procedures, rules, policies, regulations and practices;
  • Working experience in a Great Lakes Region country can be an asset; UNDP, Kigali, 12 Avenue de l'arm ée, BP 445, Tel: (250) 590400 Fax: (250) 5762 63, [at], www.unrwanda. org
  • Fluent in either English or French and working knowledge of the other;
  • Good English drafting skills


  • Proven track record of analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong leadership and co-ordination skills with sound team management;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple activities concurrently through tight deadlines;
  • Ability to participate effectively in a team based, information sharing environment


    By the end of the contracting period, the Programme Manager will have delivered the following:

    a) Built the capacity of the project services team in particular empowering them with key skills to take over the project management roles of the support project;

    b) A high quality donor report in advance of submission due dates detailing activities implemented, project outputs, expenditures and reporting on indicators as per the logical framework amended to the project document.


    Interested candidates should post their application along with CVs online on no later than 20th April.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Qualified female candidates are encouraged.

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