Ministry of Infrastructure SWAP Secretariat Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

Ministry of Infrastructure SWAP Secretariat Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda


  • At the 2008 Government of Rwanda and Development Partners Retreat (DPR), a commu nique was adopted regarding emerging issues for consideration at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.

  • A key issue raised in the communique was the lack of progress on the use of programme-based approaches, and Development Partners and Governments re-committed themselves to develop and utilize Sector-Wide Approach (SWAPs) as a joint financing and programming mechanism.

  • The SWAP is a method of working between Government and Development Partners.

  • According to the Aid Manual of Procedures, "the essence of a SWAP is for Government and Development Partners to work together to implement a Single Sector Strategy.

    2.1 Main objective

  • Ensure effective coordination and integration of Urba nization and Human Settlement Development Plans and Actions at National and Local Level towards achieving the sector strategic targets aligned to NST 1, Vision 2050, SDGs and other Regional /Continental goals.

    Specific objective

    ⦁ Ensure efficient and effective functioning of Urbanization and Rural Settlement Sector Working Group;

  • Ensure horizontal and vertical coordination of Urbanization and Rural Settlement Sector stakeholders and development partners efforts and actions;

  • Support the operationalization and functioning of the National Human Settlement (Habitat) Committees;

  • Operationalize and coordinate Planning Coordination Meetings related to urbanisation and rural settlements sector at Regional and District level

  • Ensure efficient communication of urbanization and rural settlement sector projects and achievements;

  • Ensure an effective flow of information among the urbanization & human settlement SWG members and within sector to avoid duplication rather replication of efforts;

  • Act as a catalyst and an action accelerator to support efforts to scale up urbanisation and rural settlement operations for the national development objectives;

    ⦁ Promote research in urbanization & rural settlement technical approaches, knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices, innovations and their replication where appropriate;

    ⦁ Advocate for the role of pla nned urba nization and rural settlement in social development and poverty reduction;

    ⦁ Identify untapped opportunities and mobilise complementary resources to support existing actions and gaps in the sector

    [Job Purpose

    ⦁ To coordinate and provide technical support and evidence based recommendations to the Ministry of Infrastructure and its Urbanization & Human Settlement SWG;

    ⦁ To lead on the harmonisation of technical approaches and interventions of the Ministry's implementing agencies, other sector Ministries and Agencies, Development Partners and other stakeholders for the effective implementation of
    Page 2 of 7 the urbanization & rural settlement sector strategic plan in line with government orientation;

    ⦁ To support preparation of a good mass of bankable project pipeline, concepts and proposals for funding mobilisation

    ⦁ To identify and mobilise potential Development Partners (National and international), Stakeholders and untapped resources in urbanization and human settlement development;

    ⦁ To engage private investors in urban infrastructure development, affordable shelter and rural grouped
    settlement including orienting them on opportunities of where to invest;

    ⦁ To support the effective monitoring and evaluation; and reporting of sector programme progress and achievements;

    ⦁ To support the Sector's public awareness and visibility campaigns through various regular communication and information sharing strategies to the SWG members, stakeholders and the public on the sector's progress and achievements;

    ⦁ To organize all activities above and put them into an annual plan with budget and ensure its steady implementation.

    ⦁ Key Responsibilities Strategic Management

    ⦁ Developing and maintaining relationships internally between SWG members and externally with relevant actors;

    ⦁ Management of the urbanization and rural settlement sector Strategic plan (2018- 2024) identifyi ng opportunities for increasing impact of the SWG approach, influencing sectorial actors based on evidence and identifying funding sources to implement the strategy;

    ⦁ Ensure that policies related to urbanization and rural settlement are communicated for their implementation and integration by all actors in respective development plans and at all levels;

    ⦁ Representation and communication of SWG programme initiatives to relevant stakeholders and monitoring the impact of the strategy;

    ⦁ Coordination, monitoring, review and sharing lessons learnt from the activities of members to support the achievement of outcomes, and inform policies development and or review,

    ⦁ Coordinating advocacy initiatives and innovations derived from learning and research according to the advocacy and communication strategy of the SWG.

    Qualifications and Experience

    ⦁ Appropriate qualification at least a Master's degree level such as Urban Planning , Economics , Public Policy , Civil Engineeri ng, Architecture, Development Studies, Project Management option or a releva nt social science;

    ⦁ Proven experience (at least 5 years) in Programme Management and leadership working with Partners (local and international), NGOs, CBOs, Parastatal Organisations and other civil society groups;

    ⦁ An understanding of the Rwa nda n Urbanisation and Human Settlement Sector context and experience working in different countries within the East African region is a must ;

    ⦁ Experience in the project design and monitoring and evaluation is a must

    ⦁ Experience of working with major international donors;

    ⦁ Strong coordination skills specifically with the ability to effectively coordinate among SWG members;

    ⦁ Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior representatives of donor, NGO and Government strnctures and to represent the SWG at national or international level;

    ⦁ Knowledge of the key tools used by donor agencies, such as logical frameworks, results chains, theories of change, results-based management and financial administration systems.

    ⦁ Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and organisation skills;

    ⦁ Thorough understanding of rights-based approaches (equity & inclusion, gender and protection issues);

    ⦁ Experience in working or managing a consortium model of working;

    ⦁ Excellent written and spoken English and/or French language skills;

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Infrastructure SWAP Secretariat Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

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