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7 JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT DEVELOPEMENT BANK OF RWANDA (Deadline :17/03/2022).

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The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

  1. OFFICER, TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT (1)
  2. AFIRR – GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM OFFICER (1)
  3. AFIRR – PORTFOLIO MONITORING OFFICER (2)
  4. RESEARCH OFFICER (1)
  5. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (FI) RELATIONS OFFICER (1)

OFFICER, TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT (1)

Background Information
Job Title:  Officer, Talent Acquisition Management Job Level:  JG6
Department: Human Capital and Corporate Services
Reports to: Manager, Human Capital
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract terms: Open-ended contract
Purpose of the Job
Human capital planning, full-cycle recruiting overseeing, building a strong Employer brand, creation of strong internal & external candidate pipeline developing robust talent acquisition strategy, transforming recruiting from an as-needed function to a proactive hiring function.
Main Responsibilities of the Job:
  • Hiring forecasts as part of the company’s strategic planning by liaising with internal departments.
  • Developing hiring strategies and procedures in line with industry trends, as well as keeping informed of advancements in the field.
  • Full cycle recruiting overseeing.
  • Determining selection criteria, hiring profiles, and job requirements for vacant positions.
  • Sourcing potential candidates through all channels (company career portals, recruitment sites, job boards, social platforms, as well as print media, posters, and flyers, professional networks.)
  • Develop working relationships with third-party recruitment agencies/ companies and ensure their support in providing most suitable talent to fill open positions.
  • Managing hiring processes via electronic Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Design job descriptions and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements
  • Evaluating applications and screening candidates via calls or emails, as well as facilitating pre-interview assessments.
  • Perform a background checks for potential candidates to be recruited.
  • Documenting processes and fostering good relationships with potential candidates and past applicants.
  • Lead employer branding initiatives
  • Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events
  • Prepare job offers that is fair, equitable and competitive total compensation and benefits package that fits and is aligned to our company’s remuneration philosophy
  • Prepare job descriptions, job analysis, job evaluations and job classifications
  • Participate in salary and labour market surveys to determine prevailing pay rates and benefits
  • Work in collaboration with the Performance and Development Officer to provide and support the implementation of a career mapping of high potential employees in relation to the succession plans
  • Ensure organization transparency in recruitment
  • Manage internal & external queries related to talent acquisition.
  • Support the HR department in basic HR Operations and any other assigned task.
Performance indicators
  • Compliance with the HR policies and procedures
  • Timely fill open positions as per plan
  • Number of positions filled vs plans
  • Quality of hire
  • Cost per hire
  • Quality of hiring source
  • Offer acceptance rate
  • Candidate and hiring Head/ Manager satisfaction
  • Timely update of new employee records
Working relationships
  • Head, human capital and corporate support
  • Heads of departments
  • Staff within the human capital and corporate support department
  • Human resource regulatory authorities
  • All staff
  • Recruiting agencies/ companies
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or any related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in HR corporate environment and proven work experience as a Talent Acquisition
  • Having an HR professional certificate especially in talent acquisition and compensation management would be advantageous.
  • Hands-on experience with full-cycle recruiting using various interview techniques and evaluation methods
  • A keen understanding of the differences between various roles within organizations
  • Prior experience in HR practices and compensation cycle management
  • Excellent networking skills to build relationships with potential candidates online and offline.
  • Proficiency in Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Ability to liaise with internal departments and develop hiring strategies and profiles.
  • Advanced knowledge of effective hiring platforms that attract suitable applicants.
  • Exceptional ability to screen candidates, compile shortlists and interview candidates.
  • Experience in creating awareness of the company brand and establishing professional relationships with candidates.
  • Proficiency in documenting processes and keeping up with industry trends.
  • Experience in organizing career fair.
  • Working knowledge of HR Operations
Core competencies
  • Knowledge of candidate sourcing techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Negotiation tactics.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Planning skills
  • Working knowledge of the payroll computation and general HR operations.
  • Remuneration and Job Evaluation Tools
  • Team player.
  • Organization skills,
  • Knowledge of Rwanda labour law.
  • Records Management skills
Apply now

AFIRR – GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM OFFICER (1)

Background Information
Job Title:  AFIRR – GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM OFFICER Current Grade: JG6
Department: SPIU
Reports to: AFIRR Project Coordinator
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – 5 Years Fix-Term Contract
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to coordinate, oversee and report the GRM implementation in all AFIRR financed subprojects for the compliance with the national and World Bank’s environmental and social standards. The GRM officer will work with SPIU project team and clients on the GRM implementation and will advise the Project and formulate recommendations and requirements for clients’ action.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Coordinate and work with PFIs, clients and local authorities in establishing appropriate site specific and PFI level GRMs for managing all grievances associated with all AFIRR supported projects;
  • Receive all beneficiaries ‘complaints and concerns from GRCs at PFIs and subprojects under direct investments, record them and work with the BRD GRC to handle those complaints and concerns in a timely and effective manner;
  • Coordinate the capacity building of GRCs and project stakeholders on grievance management and ensure that the client (PFI, borrower or sub-borrower) understands the proposed GRM and has the commitment and capacity to address adequately all grievances associated with the project;
  • Monitor the proper implementation of GRCs’ decisions/resolution measures;
  • Develop and maintain the Grievance Redress Mechanism database with information on nature of complaints received, whether and how they are resolved;
  • Work with the Business and Operation Departments to notify concerned customers and subprojects stakeholders about the subprojects’ activities and proposed GRM to raise awareness and increase ownership on site specific GRM.
  • Work on any other assignment from either BRD’s Management or immediate supervisor regarding the E& S standards of the Bank;
  • Prepare periodic reports (quarterly and annually) on the status of GRM implementation in all AFIRR financed investments.
Performance indicators
  • Number of complaints received and resolved.
  • Number of problems identified and timely action
  • Number of predicted challenges and processes to all parties that resulted in fair, effective and lasting outcome
  • Feedback received from the complainant and the authorities
Working relationships
  • All BRD departments
  • All Project stakeholders
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management Development studies, Community Development, Education, Political Science, Project management or any other related field is required. A masters’ degree will be an added advantage.

The experience shall include but not limited to the following:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in community development, administration, conflict management, entrepreneurship, and related field;
  • Familiarity with World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards Policies or Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) will be an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with project’s grievance mechanism and related administrative processes
  • Ability to work independently, to develop and present sound technical information skills;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in teams;
  • Excellent coordination skills and experience in working with multiple groups of people;
  • Excellent management of conflicts and ability to influence decision making at all levels;
  • Excellent project management skills including demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities and multiple tasks;
Apply now

AFIRR – PORTFOLIO MONITORING OFFICER (2)

Background Information
Job Title:  AFIRR – Portfolio Monitoring Officer Current Grade: JG6
Department: COO’s Office
Duo Reports to: Functionally to the Manager, Portfolio Monitoring

Administratively to the AFIRR – Project Coordinator

Direct Report: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – Open Ended Contract
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to review disbursements for projects under implementation, restructure projects for new repayment plans, carrying out field visits, cross-checking fulfillment of all analyzed pre-conditions of financed projects under AFIRR project in the implementation and post implementation progress phase and preparing monitoring reports and recommendations.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Review realization of all precedent conditions related to the signing of contracts, to the disbursement modalities and client’s own contribution before disbursement.
  • Advise clients to fulfill conditions where necessary and to agree with the clients on the implementation plan and disbursement modalities as approved by the Bank under AFIRR project.
  • Review disbursement notes that include project background, collateral status, financial/investment, disbursement plan, reason of request, analysis of the client’s request/status with proposals/recommendations accordingly for Management’s decision.
  • Plan regular field visits of the projects in the implementation phase to assess proper utilization of the disbursed funds and to keep clients on track for successful implementation of projects.
  • Advise and guide clients on their businesses through regular visitation, checks on initial project projection in relation to the actual performance of the business.
  • Ensure regular collateral valuation, collateral monitoring, and collateral reconciliation with original documents for the portfolio he/she is monitoring.
  • Follow up to ensure timely collection of due instalments (principal and interest payments) of the clients financed by the Bank and making regular reminders through calls, notice letters for debt payment of their due arrears to keep them in the performing class.
  • Restructuring of files requested by clients aiming at solving problems encountered during the implementation phase of the project.
  • Provide all needed information to internal & external customers regarding their loans’ files.
  • Follow-up of the execution of the various recommendations and recommendations given to the clients.
  • Maintain the performing clients (Risk Class1 and Risk Class2 clients) by regular reminders for payment of their instalment due.
  • Ensure that all the projects financed under AFIRR are visited within the required timeline as agreed upon
  • Build and maintain relationship with existing and potential clients of the Bank while encouraging good performing projects for additional funding for business growth.
Performance indicators
  • Level of compliance with credit agreements, internal policies, and sectoral regulations
  • Timeliness and accuracy of activity reports
  • Timeliness and accuracy of activity proposals
  • Level of projects visits, and reports produced
  • Proactive identification of credit risks
  • Turnaround time on clients’ requests and SLA
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Reliability of research materials
Working relationships
  • All departments
  • All BRD stakeholders
  • Customers
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in commerce/Business Administration/ or related field from a recognized institution
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • A minimum of three (3) years in similar position
Core competencies
  • High level of financial literacy
  • Computer literacy
  • Speed, accuracy and efficiency of transactional processes and reporting.
  • Strict adherence to agreed credit turnaround time and Service Level Agreement (SLA).
  • credit risk analysis in terms of risk identification, assessment, measurement and mitigation
  • Management, especially the different asset classes institutional investors are exposed to in Africa
  • Working knowledge of customer service software, databases, and tools
  • Awareness of industry’s latest technology trends and applications.
  • Client relation management skills.
Apply now

RESEARCH OFFICER (1)

Background Information
Job Title:  Officer, Research Job Level:  JG6
Department: Strategy, Resource Mobilization, M&E and Research
Reports to: Manager, Strategy & Research
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract terms: Open-ended contract
Purpose of the Job:
The role of the position holder will be to support the Banks’ research, economic and Market policy and activities analysis by developing a repository of information which will serve as a tool for decision-making by the Bank, businesses, product development, entrepreneurs and stakeholders of the Bank. The role will contribute to the growth of advisory services through the production of information products.
Main Responsibilities of the Job:
Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:

  • Work with the Strategy & Research Manager to identify inorganic growth opportunities, liaise with all stakeholders within the bank, and undertake research such as macroeconomic and financial service industry analysis and competitive analysis, to support the development of the Deal Structuring, Financial Modeling strategy, and product development.
  • Gather and analyze internal and external data on customer segments, products, and market to provide information for strategy development.
  • Prepare daily, monthly or quarterly statutory statistics as required and in accordance with the reporting format to ensure they are submitted to the respective statutory and regulatory bodies within the set timeframe.
  • Building up of up-to-date information on trends highlighting the dynamics affecting supply and demand in the priority sectors of the Bank in order to ensure that Management continues to meet its strategic goals.
  • Support and facilitate the forecasting process with key stakeholders.
  • Develop profitability analysis on the Bank’s products and prepare a report for management decision making on strategy
  • Leverage on data to build on predictive models to substantially improve bank’s operations on the gaps identified
  • Perform other duties as and when required.
Performance indicators
  • Quality of analysis & reports produced
  • Developed products & their implementations
  • Data organization
  • Timeliness on assigned tasks
  • Compliance with the performance management policies and procedures
  • Quality of service provided against the set standards
  • Team cooperation
Working relationships
  • Head, Strategy & Resource Mobilization
  • Strategy & Research Manager
  • Staff within the Strategy & Resource Mobilization Department
  • Heads of departments
  • All staff
  • External Stakeholders
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing ,Statistics or related field. MBA preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in research or strategy development in a similar institution.
  • Demonstrated experience in collection, monitoring of large economic and market data and preparing publications.
  • Ability to analyze and draw inference from the analysis of financial and economic data
  • Knowledge of the banking sector and the Financial Sector environment
  • Knowledge of relevant statistical and econometric software for analyzing large volumes of data (e.g. SPSS, STATA, Eviews, Mathlab, SAS, MICROFIT, PcGive, etc.);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; knowledge of French is an added value
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, to develop and present sound technical information skills
Core competencies
Competencies shall include but not limited to:

  • Results-oriented;
  • Demonstrated team leadership and high organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Ability to coordinate group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear;
  • An in-depth understanding of the local, regional and international social and environmental contexts and challenges.
Apply now

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (FI) RELATIONS OFFICER (1)

Background Information
Job Title:  Financial Institutions (FI) Relations Officer Job Level:  JG6
Department: Strategy, Resource Mobilization, M&E and Research
Reports to: Manager, Fund Mobilization & Financial Institutions
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract terms: Open ended contract
Purpose of the Job:
Financial Institutions Relations Officer Job is primarily to communicate (both verbal and written) all matters related to the Lenders that bridge the gap between them and the management especially on information related to strategy, business plan, budget, annual results, covenants etc.
Main Responsibilities of the Job:
 Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:

  • Building, developing and managing relationships with lenders, and ensuring leverage on their existing products to access major new projects
  • Increasing involvement of existing and new partners in the funding of Bank’s projects/initiatives
  • Develop extensive networks of contacts that will allow you to identify new commercial opportunities as soon as they arise;
  • Manage key relationships through regular contacts and visits by ensuring the effective call program is maintained on all assigned and prospect partners;
  • Monitor agreements, covenants and renewals with lenders;
  • Prepare regular progress reports to key stakeholders/lenders on the implementation of funded projects, in consultation with the Investment Team and the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit.
  • Draft correspondence as necessary to key partners/stakeholders;
  • Track and be well-informed about program activities, information and statistics of the bank in order to communicate appropriately with partners;
  • Help prepare the company’s Annual Report.
  • Perform other duties as and when required.
Performance indicators
  • Portfolio growth (Qualitative & Quantitative)
  • Compliance with the performance management policies and procedures
  • Timeliness on assigned tasks & Timely update and reporting
  • Quality of service provided against the set standards
  • Feedback from partners on the quality of service provided
Working relationships
  • External Partners/Lenders/Stakeholders
  • Head, Strategy & Resource Mobilization
  • Resource Mobilization Manager
  • Staff within the Strategy & Resource Mobilization Department
  • Heads of departments
  • All staff
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, Finance, or related field. MBA preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant FI experience;
  • Should have a good understanding of Finance/Treasury /FI products;
  • Knowledge of the banking sector, the Financial Sector environment, and regional and international market dynamics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; ability to speak and write both English & French is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills.
Core competencies
Competencies shall include but not limited to:

  • Results-oriented;
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Good people management skills
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and high organizational skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills.
Apply now

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidate should apply online (https://www.brd.rw/careers/ ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application): recruitment@brd.rw 

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Tuesday 17th March 2022

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Done in Kigali, March 1st , 2022



EMBEDDED ADVISOR – ADVISORY SERVICES CONSULTANCY (1)

Background Information
Job Title: Embedded Advisor
Department: Business Development
Duo Reports to: Functionally to Manager Equity Investment & Advisory services and Administratively to the AFIRR Project Coordinator
Contract terms: Period of assignment is for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal once depending on demonstrated good performance
Purpose of the Job
The consultant will support the Development Bank of Rwanda in creating up a fully-fledged advisory services unit by setting up its strategy, policies, pricing, processes, procedures and provide all necessary tools and advice to ensure the long term of the division.
Scope of work
The consultant’s broad and overall work will be to support Development Bank of Rwanda in setting up the Advisory services unit which will provide world class advisory services to all types of Bank’ clients, the private sector, the general public and market. This unit would be a source of knowledge, market insights, resources and expertise across various sectors (contracted on a need-basis or in-house) to different stakeholder. This unit will support the private sector to ensure that it benefits from the ERF and AFIRR, but also linking projects/enterprises to potential investors, unlocking the potential growth of local SMEs and startups, providing technical assistance for sustainability and ESG and advising on project funding beyond AFFIR.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:

  • Conducting Surveys to understand the need for advisory services and required interventions. Seek and obtain feedback from relevant Bank stakeholders, mainly from potential clients
  • Development of a 5-year strategy plan for the set up and running of the advisory services unit (ASU). The strategy should ensure long term sustainability of the ASU.
  • Development of relevant ASU strategy subsidiary action plans for the implementation of identified activities
  • Detailed proposal on the skills required, qualifications and trainings to be undertaken by the ASU staff based on performed gaps analysis
  • Detailed proposal on the ASU staffing requirements to meet the ASU short and long terms objectives set in the relevant strategy plans
  • Development of pricing guidelines for the services offered by ASU
  • Development of the ASU service charter which should include types of services to be offered and related processes and procedures
  • Development of all required policies, processes, and procedures in relation to the newly created ASU
  • Advising on the types of clients, their identification and retention
  • Advising on the innovative digital tools and systems to be used under ASU for the management of clients and activities
  • Providing trainings (knowledge transfer) to BRD staff in the ASU
  • Build a strong pipeline of potential clients and proposals on how required advisory services can be offered for each identified client
  • Monthly and Quarterly progress reports, Annual Reports to the Head of Business Development describing major activities undertaken and tasks accomplished during the reporting period, challenges hindering implementation process and Possible mitigations.
  • The consultant will work closely and regularly with existing ASU team to perform the assignment. Additionally, the advisor will provide technical input and advice to BRD management as needed on any matters related and/or relevant to the advisory services.
Working relationships
  • All BRD departments
  • Any relevant internal and external stakeholders
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • A Master’s degree in economics, business administration, accounting, finance, project management or related discipline.
  • Demonstrate at least 10 years of relevant professional experience in the advisory services, of which 5 should be at a senior position.
  • Strong business and advisory experience with extensive finance/accounting background.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and generate information for decisions making purposes. The advisor should be highly skilled in report drafting and presentations
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. Knowledge in French is an added advantage.
  • Experience in running a startup project would be an added advantage
  • Deliverables
Deliverables
  • Five-year strategic plan for the Advisory Services Unit with a focus on ensured long term sustainability and impact.
  • Establishment and set up a fully-fledged Advisory Services Unit
  • Needs assessment and validation of technical assistance needs internally and externally
  • Training of BRD staff and knowledge transfer to the dedicated teams
  • Advice to BRD management on all matters related to the advisory services
  • Identification of skills gaps and training required as a well staffing requirements for short- and long-term sustainability of the Advisory Unit.
  • Development of service charters, pricing guidelines, policy, processes and procedures related to the Advisory services unit and the services offered.
  • Building a strong pipeline of clients and producing comprehensive proposals on how to implement and support each activity required and any necessary client retention methods as well.
  • Advising on digital tools to be used for the advisory services unit as well as any innovation that would make the unit relevant in today’s market.
  • Producing periodic reports on achieved tasks, challenges and mitigation and suggestion on the way forward.
Budget & payment terms
  • Period: Period of assignment is for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal depending on demonstrated good performance
  • Location: The place of assignment is at BRD, Rwanda.
  • Supervision: The consultant will have duo reporting line; to the Manager Equity Investment & Advisory services and to the AFIRR Project Coordinator.
  • Payment: The consultant will be paid on a monthly basis based on negotiation.
  • The role is open to Nationals and Internationals who will be willing to relocate in Rwanda during the assignment.
Apply now

Application Guidelines:

Interested consultants are invited to apply online (https://www.brd.rw/careers/ ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application): recruitment@brd.rw 

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at 00.00am Kigali time.

The Consultancy package is highly competitive/attractive.

Shortlisted Consultants will be assessed through experience and qualifications. 

Done in Kigali, March 1st , 2022

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