Ministry of Infrastructure SDF Operationalization Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

Ministry of Infrastructure SDF Operationalization Specialist Jobs in Rwanda


  • The Government of Rwanda represented by the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)/Rwanda
    Housing Authority and Belgium kingdom represented by the Belgium Development Agency (Enabel)
    have signed a grant agreement to implement the project called Urban Economic Development
    Initiative ” UEDi”.

  • The grant was given by the Belgium Kingdom to government of Rwanda with the
    purpose to strengthen local economic development and increasing institutional Management
    capacities in selected urban areas of two Secondary cities, Musanze and Rubavu and one Satellite city,

  • Besides social economic infrastructure and skills development in those three districts,
    UEDI will also support capacity development of institutions at central level.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of Director General in charge of Urbanization/Ministry of Infrastructure and with close collaboration with U-SWAP

  • Coordinator, the SDF Operationalization Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

  • Identify SDF technical support needs and develop scopes of work in collaboration with partners
    (SDF Implementation mechanism)

  • Analyze existing policies, strategies and legal framework related to spatial planning, infrastructure provision, urban development, rural development, to identify challenges that hinder the
    functioning of SDF as well as opportunities that can facilitate the operationalization of SDF;

  • Involve other key national entities and stakeholders such as the Ministry in charge of Economic

  • Planning and Finance, Ministry of Environment and Ministry in charge of Local government to
    collectively identify technical support needs so that SDF recommendations can be embed in their
    respective planning processes;

  • Develop effective strategic action plan for SDF operationalization and actively participate in its implementation.

  • Develop the process for collection and analysis of functions and elaborate a framework of
    Matrix of Functions updates

  • Assess the existing policy and legal framework for collecting and sharing spatial data and
    collectively identify areas for improvement;

  • Conduct benchmarking analysis and review of commonly used data in planning, their sources and
    management and propose adequate alternative mechanisms;

  • Lead and manage the development of baseline indicators and targets related to existing strategic plans for SDF;

  • Conceptualize data (spatial and other) collection mechanisms (both specialized and participative) with a special attention to integration of available data platforms.

    Develop data acquisition and display platforms/tools and propose data updates and management procedural protocols.
  • Carry out data analysis especially by using Multi-criteria Evaluation concept and specialized
    GIS/Remote sensing Software to extract and communicate information.

  • Stakeholder’s Engagement

  • Work closely with a variety of stakeholders responsible for spatial planning and data management;

  • Work closely with planning organs especially Minecofin and districts to add spatial aspect in their planning tools like District Development
  • Strategies(DDS), Local Economic Development(LED) etc

  • Develop standardized and simplified Spatial Multi Criteria Evaluation (SMCE) manual for actors in the
    planning and decision making processes;

  • Decentralize the tools and techniques of the decision / situation room and proactively provide
    technical advice when necessary;

  • Participate in different thematic discussions related to urbanization and human settlement
    Capacity Building

  • Conduct training practical training to different stakeholders in areas of spatial suitability analysis:

  • Typology of Decisions

  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making in GIS.

  • Criterion development and Weighting

  • Standardization of criteria

  • Conduct Theoretical training on SDF and its implementation strategy plan and concepts.
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  • Job Description for Spatial Development Framework Operationalization Specialist

  • Institutional Arrangement and Reporting.

  • The Specialist will work under the supervision of Division manager in charge of urbanization and
    human settlement development and will coordinate his/her work directly with the U-SWAP
    coordinator and Rwanda Housing Authority.

  • The contractual specialist will regularly report to both Ministry of Infrastructure and
  • Rwanda

  • Housing Authority.

  • Duration of the Work

  • The duration of this consultancy will be 1 year. The contract will be renewed every year subject to
    satisfaction of the Client.


    Core attributes

  • The consultant will have the following attributes:

  • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English and fluent
    Kinyarwanda. French will be added value.

  • A strategic urban thinker and effective decision maker, with excellent team-working spirit

  • Effective collaborator and networker, able to build and manage relationships with concerned
    central and local government entities

  • Engage and negotiate effectively with senior management staff in public and private office

  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines

    Required Skills and Experience

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Aminimum of 5 years of practical experience in spatial planning in the urban development sector in

  • Strong understanding relevant Rwandan policies, strategies and the governance structure and processes for national land use planning at central, provincial and district levels;

  • Demonstrable experience in influencing policy reform within central and provincial Governments;

  • Experience of coordinating stakeholder relationships in complex and politically sensitive situations;

  • Good knowledge of, or experience with, National Urbanization Policy and urbanization sector strategy, participatory land use planning, community based planning, or other similar approaches to land use planning and management;

  • Experience working with geospatial experts and familiarity with geospatial technologies and
    software platforms such as ArcGIS or QGIS;

  • Wide experience in areas of training and skills transfer

  • Experience of designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks;

  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master's Degree preferred. Preferred disciplines include Urban or
    Regional Planning, Geography, Spatial Planning,

  • Geographical Information Sciences, Earth observation

  • Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Infrastructure SDF Operationalization Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

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