Second Urban Development Project /RUDP II Implementation Unit/PCU at Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)
Jobs at:Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)
Deadline of this Job:
11 June 2021
Date Posted: Friday, June 04, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The Government of Rwanda received financing for an (a) International Development Association (IDA) Credit and Grant, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant; and Strategic Climate Fund-Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (SCF-PPCR) Loan for the Second Rwanda Urban Development Project (RUDP II). The Government is expected to contribute counterpart funding for the financing of any required resettlement, land acquisition, compensation and relocation under the project. The project will be implemented between the years 2021 and 2025.
RUDP II will maintain the existing implementation arrangements under the ongoing RUDP: MININFRA/PCU, CoK and LODA will be the Implementing Agencies at the National level; whereas at Secondary City District level a Project Implementing Unit (PIU) composed of 2 staff who will be tasted to manage and follow-up on daily basis overall Project activities. However, due to the urban resilience focus more especially on wetland restoration planned under RUDP II, REMA which is in charge of environment management is also added as the new implementing agency of RUDP II. MININFRA Project Coordination unit (PCU) headed by the RUDP II National Coordinator will remain with the responsibility of overall coordination of the Project.
Overall coordination of the RUDP will be the responsibility of MININFRA who will serve as the primary interlocutor with the World Bank. The Project coordinator will be working as part of the General Directorate of Urbanization, Human Settlement and Housing Development. The Coordinator may directly supervise a dedicated team of staff based at the MININFRA/PCU. He/she will also ensure overall day-to-day coordination and management, including direct support to the RUDP II Implementation Agencies.
ToRs FOR RUDP2 NATIONAL COORDINATOR AT MININFRA PROJECT COORDINATION UNIT (PCU)
Post Level: RUDP2 National Coordinator
Project: Second Rwanda Urban Development Project (RUDP II)
Supervisor: Permanent Secretary
Duty Station: Ministry of Infrastructure, Kigali
Duration: 5 years-1 year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance
The RUDP II Coordinator in MININFRA/PCU will be tasked to:
Overseeing RUDP II including monitoring, evaluation and reporting to World Bank (progress reports and audit reports);
Ensuring that the project is being implemented in accordance with all agreements and frameworks;
Communicating and coordinating with key stakeholders relevant for the Project (mainly MINICOFIN, MINALOC, LODA, RTDA, RHA, MoE, REMA, MINEMA and consultants);
Convening and chairing monthly RUDP II coordination meetings with all key stakeholders;
Reviewing and approving annual and semi-annual project budgets for each of the Project Implementation Agencies and approving annual work plans;
Organizing and following up the capacity development and technical assistance under the Component 3, including the management of the designated account with this purpose.
Overall project oversight including monitoring of the project’s results framework;
Consolidating progress and audit information from stakeholders and implementing agencies, and verification of all reports before submission to the World Bank (this includes Semi Annual Progress reports; Project completion reports; Annual internal & external audit reports, among others);
Reviewing and approving annual and semi-annual project budgets for Sub-Projects and approving annual work plans;
Ensuring project implementation in compliance with the Project Appraisal Document, the Financial Agreements, the Project Implementation Manual and other relevant documentation particularly that relating to social and environmental safeguards;
Coordinating key stakeholders relevant for the Project;
Ensuring information flow and knowledge sharing among project stakeholders;
Organizing and/ or approving sub-activities related to capacity building and technical assistance and ensuring that all capacity building activities will have the desired impact and increase the performance of local governments sustainably;
In collaboration with RUDP II Implementing Agencies, initiating and overseeing contracts for detailed engineering designs and safeguards for subprojects to be implemented in Phase 4;
Managing a designated account for capacity building and technical assistance as part of the RUDP II;
Overseeing work ethics, public responsibility and anti-corruption safeguards of all institutions involved.
The maximum duration of the post is 5 years depending on the performance.
Minimum 6 years of relevant work experience;
Master’s Degree in areas related to Civil Engineering/architecture/urban development with emphasis on Project Management, Economics or Project Management.
Full command of English, French and Kinyarwanda is a requirement, with demonstrated writing skills in English;
Proven personal integrity and work ethics.
Required experience and qualification
The Coordinator shall have previous experience in:
Facilitating and managing the planning and procurement of civil engineering and infrastructure implementation works;
Project Design, management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Stakeholder liaison with experience working effectively with multiple stakeholders and inter-personal skills;
He/she should have working or collaborating experience with National and local government institutions and with donor institutions, preferably with the World Bank.
The Coordinator should have a profound understanding of the dimensions of urban development, environmental and social responsibility, economic viability, corporate responsibility and anti-corruption. It is also highly desirable to have a basic understanding of civil engineering principles and standards, including principles of best practice of urban upgrading.
The Coordinator will work closely with LODA, REMA, the City of Kigali and Secondary Cities and coordinate Project Implementing Units under these Institutions such as LODA/RUDP- SPIU, REMA SPIU, CoK-KUUT and Secondary City PIUs respectively; contractors/consultants working on the Project; as well as the World Bank.
Detailed Terms of reference can be found on the Ministry’s Website.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 72
Level of Education: Professional Certificate
Job application procedure
Interested candidates must submit an application letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure, accompanied by updated and detailed curriculum vitae, copy of national identity card, and non-notified copies of academic documents.
Scanned application documents must be submitted in a single file by email to email@example.com not later than 11/06/2021 by 5 pm Kigali Time. For more details, please call 4247.
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