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 a suitable qualified candidate to fill the following positions:

  • Embedded Advisor – AFIRR Project (Re-advertised and for Rwandans & Non-Rwandans)
  • Senior Financial Advisor – AFIRR Project (For Rwandans & Non-Rwandans)
  • Business analysts – AFIRR Project
  • Portfolio Monitoring Officer – SEIR&HC Project
  • Digital Innovation Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Legal Counsel – Project Finance
  • Market Risk Officer

1. EMBEDDED ADVISOR (1) – AFIRR PROJECT (Re-advertised)

Background Information
Job Title: Embedded Advisor
Department: Business Development
Duo Reports to: Functionally to Manager Equity Investment & Advisory services
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
  • 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.

 

2. SENIOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR (1) – AFIRR PROJECT

Background Information
Job Title: Senior Financial Advisor Current Grade: N/A
Department: SPIU
Duo Reports to: Functionally to AFIRR Project Coordinator
Administratively to Head of SPIU
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – 1 Year Consultancy on a full-time basis based in BRD HQ with possibility of extensionwith probability to renew
Purpose of the Job
  • The Senior Financial Advisor will provide strategic inputs and support to PIU staff for successful implementation of AFIRR and achievement of the project development objective.
  • His/her role will be to act as an advisor on relevant issues relating to AFIRR, including monitoring and evaluation aspects, evaluation of participating financial institutions and adequate operationalization of the PIM.
  • Participation in the implementation of the Access to Finance for Recovery and Resilience Project (AFIRR) including financial management; procurement management; environmental and social risk management, institutional administration.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
Task 1: Strategic guidance to the Project Implementation Unit (within 12 months of the consultancy period)
The following shall constitute the scope of assignment for the Senior Financial Advisor in strategic guidance to the project implementation unit.

  • Preparation of Standardized Capacity Building and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for PFI.
  • Provide technical support in implementing all aspects of the Project i.e. implementation quality, risks, etc.
  • Review and analyze operational systems, guidelines and procedures relating to the AFIRR Project
  • Provide guidance and advice to BRD management on all matters relating to manufacturing business and finance.
  • Provide advice and support on the proper implementation of the budget provided under the AFFIR project across all components.
  • Oversee and contribute to the technical assistance component: provide a quality control function on the procurement of consultancy services under the project. This involves preparing terms of reference, participating in selection process of consultants by reviewing proposals and then by working with consultants in delivering final products.
  • Be a focal point for dissemination of activities related to AFIRR Project and assist the Project Implementation Unit in preparing briefing notes, presentation, and reports on technical aspects of the project for internal and external stakeholders.

Task 2: Eligibility and on-going eligibility assessment of PFIs (within 12 months of the consultancy period)
The following shall constitute the scope of assignment for the Senior Financial Advisor in terms of assessment of PFI’s before joining the project and on-going eligibility criteria to ensure that PFI’s demonstrate ongoing compliance with the set criteria and the following financial performance indicators throughout its participation in the project.
The advisor will lead the following scope of activities

  • Interviews with senior management regarding the bank’s organization, business strategy, ownership, and governance structure;
  • Interviews with senior management on the bank’s financial condition and profitability, including a review of related policy documents;
  • Review and discussion of externally audited financial statements for the last three years and unaudited financial statements from the last three months;
  • Interviews with senior management on lending policies, procedures, and practices. Discussion on details of credit risk assessment and management, collateral appraisal, loan classification and provisioning, collection on collateral;

Task 3: Understand AFIRR objectives and design and evaluate lending policies and procedures of PFIs and modifications required to align to the Project Implementation Manual of AFIRR (within 12 months of the consultancy period).

Task 4: Capacity building of PFI staff and AFIRR Staff. Timeline: within 12 months of consultancy serviced with BRD (excluding preparation time of final report of work done).

Task 5: Deliver training modules developed in Component 1 to all PFIs and BRD including monitoring and evaluation reporting, and support development of ToRs for various procurement activities under AFIRR and monitoring of their execution. This shall also include any assignment related to the Implementation of the Project that may be assigned to the Senior Financial Advisor by the immediate supervisor or the Management of the Bank.

Task 6: Capacity building of PFI staff Staff and BRD Staff involved in the AFIRR. Timeline: within 12 months of consultancy serviced with BRD (excluding preparation time of final report of work done). This shall also include any assignment related to the Implementation of the Project that may be assigned to the Senior Financial Advisor by the immediate supervisor or the Management of the Bank.

Performance indicators
  • Number of firms supported by the project
  • Number of women-inclusive firms supported by the project
  • Volume of financial support provided to firms
  • Number of firms receiving technical assistance under the project
  • Non-performing loan (NPL) ratio of project portfolio
  • Impact created i.e. jobs created and multiplier effect, tax generated, etc.
  • Private capital mobilized by the project
Working relationships
  • All BRD departments
  • All Project stakeholders
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Relevant qualifications with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, economics, accounting or equivalent project management, or other related field from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing important projects/businesses in developing countries or developing strategies of a similar scale financed by the World Bank or other International Developing Partners.
  • 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
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience working in emerging markets in the financial sector, of which 5 should be at a senior position.
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out multi-stakeholder consultations, engagement, and management.
  • Knowledge of policies, practices, industry trends, technology and information affecting the banking industry.
Core competencies
  • Experience in managing and/or coordinating businesses in developing countries.
  • Experience in designing and delivering large scale capacity building programs for Financial Institutions.
  • Advanced analytical and synthesis skills in the economic recovery area, and its inter-relations with the financial sector and economic resilience.
  • On the ground experience of working on the Rwandan market, preferably financial sector.
  • Knowledge in the manufacturing industry and their value chain in emerging markets
  • Operational experience, ideally in an international environment working with financial institutions and government agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and team player skills, yet with a capacity to work effectively on an independent basis
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Familiarity with modern techniques of knowledge dissemination, capacity to organize and manage seminars, ability to supervise team of consultants.

 

3. BUSINESS ANALYSTS (2) – AFIRR PROJECT

Background Information
Job Title: Business Analysts (2) Current Grade: JG6
Department: Business Development
Duo Reports to: Functionally to the Manager, Equity Investments & Advisory Services
Administratively to the AFIRR, Project Coordinator
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms: 5 years Renewable fix term
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to conduct market analysis, analyzing both product lines and the overall feasibility and profitability of the businesses. In addition, help to define business priority value chains problems via in-depth investigation and gathering of technical and non-technical information, develop and monitor data quality metrics and ensure business data and reporting needs are met
Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business
  • Defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders
  • to performing financial and operational modelling, expected to develop new models that underpin sound business decisions
  • to provide financial insights that help the decision-making process and align capital and resource allocation within the business budget.
  • Identify, review and improve the internal and external reporting
  • Gather and analyze data for potential business expansion
  • Identify specific business opportunities
  • Influence stakeholders to support business projects
  • Assist with project management for selected projects
  • Coordinate with different departmental teams to produce better business outcomes
  • Test business processes and recommend improvements
  • Drive fresh initiatives for financial planning and business intelligence systems
  • Planning, monitoring, budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial modelling and variance Analysis
  • Pricing and reporting
Performance indicators
  • Number of projects with full documentation submitted to the investment officers
  • Number of customers/projects attended to with their requests
  • Disbursements made to eligible project beneficiaries
  • Number of firms supported by the project
  • Volume of financial support provided to firms
  • Women inclusive firms receiving financial support through the project
  • Social Economic Impact created i.e., jobs created, import substitution, tax generated, reduced carbon footprint etc.
  • Private capital mobilized by the project.
Working relationships
  • All BRD departments
  • All Project stakeholders
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies; Business Administration, Management, Economics Finance or related field
  • A minimum of 3 (three) years in similar position
  • Accreditation to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) or any other related institute is an added advantage.
Skills & Competency Required
  • Experience with due diligence, analysis and structuring of investment/lending opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to design, launch and scale new projects and initiatives Financial and management reporting skills
  • Ability to work with deadlines and schedules and strong follow through capacity.
  • Experience working with senior decision makers
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Financial modelling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Superior presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Adaptable and capable of working in fast-paced environments
  • Experience in clients’ relationship management
  • Strong understanding of regulatory and reporting requirements as well as experience in forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis combined with understanding of key performance indicators.

 

4. PORTFOLIO MONITORING OFFICER (1)- SEIR&HC Project

Background Information
Job Title: SEIR&HC Project – Portfolio Monitoring Officer Current Grade: JG6
Department: COO’s Office
Duo Reports to: Functionally to the Manager, Portfolio Monitoring
Administratively to the SEIR&HC – Project Coordinator
Direct Report: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – 5 years Renewable fix term aligned to the project life span
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to review disbursements to approved PFIs and Matching grant disbursed to final beneficiaries, carrying out field visits to verify and report on projects implementation progress, cross-checking fulfillment of all identified pre-conditions of financed PFIs and beneficiary projects and preparing portfolio monitoring reports and recommendations for Jya Mbere- component 2 projects implementation.

The position holder needs to have passion, strong work ethic, demonstrate integrity and excellent working relationship with all the project stakeholders. The job also requires having sufficient understanding of each facet of business operations and information systems to be able to make meaningful analysis and recommendations, which add value to the project development objectives.

Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Review disbursement notes that include the PFI compliance with Jya Mbere eligibility criteria, disbursement plan in accordance with Management’s approval decision.
  • Plan regular field visits of the PFIs and financed projects in the implementation phase to keep clients on track for successful project implementation
  • Advise and guide grant managers through regular visitation and checks on actual disbursements to approved beneficiaries.
  • Review identified and assessed risks involved in problems encountered during the implementation phase of beneficiary projects and propose mitigations for to maintain clients in the status of good performing loans to benefit from the grant.
  • Prepare portfolio monitoring reports on the performance status of the PFIs and Beneficiaries projects, and produce case studies on successful beneficiaries.
  • Provide reports on performance of projects and loans repayments trends by beneficiaries (before benefiting from the grants) on a regularly basis, in the P-MIS and to BRD management and provide recommendations to BRD management for identified Jya Mbere project risks.
  • Follow-up of the execution of the various recommendations given to the beneficiaries, PFIs and other project stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all the projects are visited within the planned timeline as agreed upon with management.
  • Keep updated data on the portfolio performance of the approved disbursements to PFIs and the matching grant disbursed to final beneficiaries and cross-check consistency of fulfillment of all identified pre-conditions of financed PFIs and beneficiary projects.
  • Build and maintain relationship with existing participating PFIs and other stakeholders, including district officials (BDEU), PSF, UNHCR implementing partners, etc.
  • Carry out any other assignment from the Line manager or the Management of the Bank.
Performance indicators
  • Level of compliance with credit agreements, internal policies and sectoral regulations
  • Level of projects visits and reports produced
  • Proactive identification of grant/project risks
  • Timeliness and accuracy of activity reports
  • Project stakeholder’s satisfaction
  • Internal and External audit issues closure rate
Working relationships
  • All BRD departments
  • All SEIRHCP stakeholders
  • PFIs and project beneficiaries
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business administration, Finance, Rural Finance and Project Management or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in similar position
Core competencies
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development programs required
  • High level of financial literacy, credit risk analysis in terms of risk identification, assessment, measurement and mitigation proposals
  • Capacity to prepare accurate and timely impact portfolio monitoring and evaluation reports
  • Computer literacy
  • Speed, accuracy and efficiency of transactional processes and reporting
  • Strict adherence to the agreed project turnaround time and BRD Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Client relation management skills
  • Fluency in English, French and Kinyarwanda is a requirement
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proven personal integrity and work ethics
Duty Station
  • The Portfolio monitoring officer will be stationed at the Development Bank of Rwanda offices in Kigali.

 

5. MANAGER, DIGITAL INNOVATION (1)

Background Information
Job Title: Manager, Digital Innovation Current Grade: JG5
Department: Information Technology & Digital Innovation
Department/ Section/Unit: Digital Innovation
Reports to: Head, Information Technology and Digital Innovation
Direct Reports:

  • IT Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Backend Software Developer
  • Frontend Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Young Professional IT Business Developer
Indirect Reports:
N/A
Contract Terms – Open Ended
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to lead scrum teams to design MVPs to test, learn from experiments and iterate features to improve the client and staff experience. He/she is Responsible to develop and lead the digital innovation team and execute the digital transformation plan
Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Key member in the Innovation Center, to lead in the architecting of the system review the development of the system
  • Identify and Understand customer and the larger business objectives that a product or feature will fulfill, articulates what success looks like for a product, and rallies a team to turn that vision into a reality by synthesizing opportunities.
  • Work with Head, Ops, and the respective Division representatives to develop comprehensive digitalization plan using services system design approach
  • Set the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for a product and influence every aspect of how it gets built and launched.
  • Improve business processes and supports critical business strategies by managing the development, implementation, and maintenance of applications systems.
  • Gather user requirements, analyze, and propose a digitization roadmap and master plan which include process improvement workflow and necessary data collection for analysis to support a measurable outcome in operational efficiency, optimization and improved service level
  • Engage customers to ensure that the digitalization plan create the right value proposition to them
  • Conduct client interviews to understand clients’ experience and pain points
  • Integrate input from multiple channels, including customer research and stakeholder requirements, into product priorities and requirements
  • Prioritize projects and features based on impact and alignment with the team’s long-term goals and strategy
  • Serve as product owner and lead a scrum team of data scientist, engineers, business analyst, and designers
  • Design, build, launch, and assess (Minimum Viable Product) MVPs Analyze MVP and experiment data and synthesize into findings and actionable insights
  • Establish a vision and roadmaps and provide visibility to business and technical stakeholders
  • Provide input into the development of digital innovation strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure alignment with the BRD strategic objectives
  • Identify and participate in new business opportunities, develop proposals and scopes of work as required.
  • Provide input into the development of budgets to ensure approved budgets cover the ICT resource requirements
  • Manage data integrity and security standards for systems and application co-coordinating requests for access within agreed parameters
  • Identify suitable new and emerging technologies, develop business cases and coordinate proof of concepts to meet the business needs
  • Assess user needs to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities to take advantage of available tools
  • Provide input into the development of the change management strategies, and proactively implement it for successful implementation of products and services
  • Work with suppliers and customers to ensure that existing applications are optimized to meet business needs
  • Build strong relationships with technology vendors and develop first-to-market digital innovation that aligns with BRD goals and initiatives.
  • Support new user training and on boarding; create training documentation as appropriate
Performance indicators
  • Improved level of automation across various business processes and enhance the exploitation of opportunities provided by IT in achieving the Bank’s business objectives
  • Monitor the department adherence to policies and procedures that are compliant with industry and regulatory policies
  • Assess and qualify internal software application needs through process reviews with internal users; gather and document functional and business requirements
  • Timely and effective implementation of IT projects
  • Documented system and application procedures
  • Timely and 100% resolution of user digital transformation projects
  • Development of automated solutions and integrated ecosystem
Working relationships
  • Heads and user departments
  • Senior Managers, Managers & Division Lead
  • Suppliers
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, technology product design or related field
  • Strong experience in a dynamic product management role
  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle
  • Highly effective cross-functional team management
  • Previous experience delivering finely tuned digital transformation strategies
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in IT Product Development, Digital Innovation role or related fields; two (2) of which must be in a management level.
Core competencies
  • Experience of Business process Improvement aligned to support IT implementations
  • Experience of implementing effective digital strategies and solutions
  • Previous software and web development experience
  • Project management process and systems,
  • Strong knowledge on Digital Innovation
  • Business Acumen
  • Knowledge of IT systems and applications
  • Enterprise Resource Planning

 

6. DATA SCIENTIST (1)

Background Information
Job Title: Data Scientist Current Grade: JG 6
Department: Information Technology & Digital Innovation
Department/ Section/Unit: Digital Innovation
Reports to: IT Digital Innovation Manager
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – Open Ended
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to help corporate executives, business managers, and other operational workers make better and more informed business decisions using IT technics, methodologies, and technology.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Use business analytics, data mining, data visualization, and data tools to help organizations make better data-driven decisions.
  • Translate business needs in terms of data to technical specifications
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Design, build and deploy BI solutions (e.g. reporting tools)
  • Implement, Maintain and support data analytics platforms (e.g. MicroStrategy)
  • Create tools to store data (e.g. OLAP cubes)
  • Conduct unit testing and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate and improve existing BI systems
  • Collaborate with teams to integrate systems
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop and execute database queries and conduct analyses
  • Create visualizations and reports for requested projects
  • Develop and update technical documentation
  • Develop relationships with key Business decision makers and data users within the business to provide continual service and support of organizational data and information reporting.
  • Developing new capabilities for clients beyond static reports and spreadsheets, taking their data and bringing it to life
  • Vigilance of data quality for key business measures and upkeep of business master data to ensure availability and integrity
  • Undertake data processing and information reporting improvements projects
  • Provide administration and improvements of the corporations Databases and Data stores
Performance indicators
  • Coordinate BI projects, solutions and change requests
  • Availability of data from all system into a centralized repository
  • Optimal reporting, improving the reports availability timeframe
  • Timely and effective implementation of Datawarehouse and data analytics tools
  • Document automated scripts and reporting procedures
  • Timely and 100% resolution of user complaints
Working relationships
  • Executives and Heads of departments
  • Senior and Middle Managers
  • Software Developers
  • System and Database administrators
  • External stakeholders
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/ or related field
  • Professional certification in Data Science, Business Intelligence, or any related field
  • Experience in working with and creating data architectures
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on complex data visualization.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
Core competencies
  • Proven experience as a BI Developer or Data Scientist
  • Industry experience is preferred
  • Background in data warehouse design (e.g., dimensional modeling) and data mining
  • In-depth understanding of database management systems, online analytical processing (OLAP) and ETL (Extract, transform, load) framework
  • Familiarity with BI technologies (e.g., Microsoft Power BI, Oracle BI and other related tools)
  • Knowledge of SQL queries, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Proven abilities to take initiative and be innovative
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field.

 

7. LEGAL COUNSEL-PROJECT FINANCE (2)

Background Information
Job Title: Legal Counsel, Project Finance Current Grade: JG 6
Department: Company Secretary and General Counsel
Reports to: Manager, Legal Services
Direct Report: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – Open Ended
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to support the office of the General Counsel in the preparation of loan documentation, security contracts, and provision of general legal advisory services to the Bank.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
Duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of a variety of legal documentation including transaction documentation designed to protect the interests of the Bank as a lender, borrower, co-lender, service user, or various suppliers.
  • Negotiation of legal documents with the Bank’s legal counterparties and under the guidance of Management and in line with guiding documents and principles of the project and BRD Policies.
  • Providing legal advice to Management and Staff in all areas relating to the Project activities and advising on solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences, and approaches.
  • Reviewing legal documentation prepared for the Bank or arising from the work of the Bank on the Project.
  • Providing an advisory opinion on the project implementation.
  • Representing the Bank internally and externally in negotiation, disputes, consultations, and other proceedings that require legal representation.
  • Participation in legal aspects of the Project and its lending operations including loan administration.
  • Conducting proper and timely legal due diligence on all projects to be financed by BRD and submitting the Legal Due Diligence report.
  • Research and prepare statistical data on legal matters, laws, and regulations, and propose changes or updates to the policies and procedures of the Bank.
Working relationships
  • All departments
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Law. A Master’s degree in Law and ILPD diploma will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of general experience in the banking sector.
Core competencies
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations in relation to Banking
  • Experience in the provision of administrative support
  • Understanding of Statutory requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (writing skills)
  • Experience in project finance
  • Experience in contract management

8. MARKET RISK OFFICER (1)

Background Information
Job Title: Market Risk Officer Current Grade: JG 6
Department: Risk
Reports to: Risk Manager
Direct Report: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract Terms – Open Ended
Purpose of the Job
To Identify, assess/measure, monitor and report to the line manager the Bank’s exposures to market risk
Main Responsibilities of the Job
  • Work as a key resource in assisting with the management of the market risk control function in the pursuit of its targets.
  • Develop market risk management framework, policies and procedures and ensure their adherence by business lines.
  • Collate relevant data and prepare market risk reports to ALCO and other bank’s committees as may be required from time to time
  • Identify, measure and treat emerging market risks
  • Take ownership of key responsibilities and be a problem solver.
  • Prepare market risk components related to ICAAP and ILAAP
  • Support the line manager in managing market risk and ensure exposures to market risk do not threaten the bank’s capital adequacy
  • Ensure detailed understanding of all P&L and risk drivers.
  • Review processes for the quality control of market data captured by
    the core banking system.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from the business, risk management or regulators.
Working relationships
  • All departments
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Experience of at least 5 years in similar function in the Market risk function
  • Degree in Economics, Finance, Management, Mathematics or similar field.
  • Fluency in English, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel to maintain, improve and develop reporting tools.
Core competencies
  • Good understanding of Market Risk concepts and metrics (VaR, EVE/NII, scenario
    analysis, risk Scenario and sensitivity analysis etc.), and governance frameworks.
  • knowledge of Capital Market activities and main instruments
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, summarize, and present data/results
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • The ideal candidate is curious, detail-oriented, self-starter and communicates easily
    and openly.
  • Strong work ethics and commitment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team.
  • Able to demonstrate a personal commitment to taking ownership and following up
  • Experience with a Development Financial Institution is an added advantage

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 31st May 2022

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

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

Done in Kigali, Tuesday 17th May 2022

The Young Professional Program (YPP) is a partnership between Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) that provides opportunities for young graduates to gain valuable work experience and eases the transition between school and the workforce.

YPP is an internship program that enables young graduates seeking tangible work experience and are passionate about generating innovative solutions while working in a highly conducive working environment. This contributes significantly to improving employ-ability skills whilst at the same time helping address the human resource constraints.

Please get in touch with the BRD-HR department (via brd@brd.rw) for available opportunities in the Young Professionals Program.

BRD’s careers list of all the advertised positions and their current status:

ADVERTISED POSITIONS PROGRESS STATUS
Investment Officers (REF) Ongoing
Officer, Talent Acquisition Management Ongoing
AFIRR Project – Grievance Redress Mechanism Officer Ongoing
AFIRR Project – Portfolio Monitoring Officer Ongoing
Research Officer Ongoing
Financial Institutions (FI) Relations Officer Ongoing
Business Liaison Administrator On-hold
Chief Risk Officer On-hold
Officer – Performance Management Closed
AFIRR – Project Coordinator (1) Closed
AFIRR – Investment Officer (2) Closed
AFIRR – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (1) Closed
Manager – Agriculture Portfolio Closed
Manager – Recovery Closed
Officer – Compliance Closed
Senior Financial Advisor – REF Closed
Subsidy Claims and Verification Coordinator – REF Closed
Risk Management Expert Closed
Technology Officer – REF Closed
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer -REF Closed
Senior Manager Investment Closed
Senior Housing Finance Advisor Closed
Manager – PR, Marketing and Communications Closed
Civil Engineer – RHFP Closed
Head of Business Development Closed
Manager – Collateral Management Closed
Financial Institutions (FI) Relations Officer Closed
Research Officer Closed
Credit Risk (2) Closed
Student Loan Recovery Strategy Closed
IT Software Developers Closed
IT Business Analyst Closed
Manager – IT Operations Closed
Manager – Energy Portfolio Closed
Manager – Housing & Infrastructure Portfolio Closed
Procurement & Corporate Services Officer Closed
HR Manager Closed
Investment Officers Closed
RHFP Coordinator Closed
Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist Closed
Officer – Corporate Governance Affairs Closed

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