KE2: Senior Development Finance Specialist (Cat I)Project title: Identification and Formulation Mission: Supporting Rwandan Economic Growth and Job creation through Private Sector Development

Department: Lot 2: Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs
Project Location(s): Rwanda
Education: Master’s degree in management, economics, financial management, development
Compensation: 55 wds

The overall objective is to promote inclusive and suitable economic growth and bolster job creation efforts in Rwanda.

More specifically, the purpose of the assignment is to support the Government of Rwanda and the EU in the identification and formulation of an EU (or joint-donor) programme to strengthen and enlarge private sector development throughout Rwanda (Kigali and secondary cities), among others through building awareness and capacity of what constitutes bankable proposals, and what is needed to develop such proposals including on the regulatory / policy / government side. Special attention will be given to sustainable jobs creation decent work; gender / youth issues; sustainable tourism; the digital economy; and formalising the informal economy thereby increasing the potential for Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (DRM). This programme will make full use of not-for-profit organisations: business apex organisations, but also national and international NGOs, and national and international universities or educational institutes / training centres.

Expertise required


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in management, economics, financial management, development studies, or other relevant fields, preferably relating to PSD and/or job creation (with attention to gender issues) or equivalent professional experience

General professional experience

  • At least 12 years professional experience in international development finance, with experience across the private and public sectors. Preferably with experience in youth & gender issues.

Specific professional experience

  • Proven expertise in the global development finance architecture and development finance approaches;
  • Working knowledge of multilateral and/or local development banks / international financial institutions (MDB/IFI); current procurement and consulting services, policies and procedures;
  • Proven experience in development initiatives focused on the alignment of public and private sector policies and actions, such as public-private partnerships (PPP), guarantee operations, and blended finance initiatives;
  • Practical experience in the identification of development funding sources; preparation of project financing strategies; project financial feasibility analysis; in the management of concessional public funds and external resource mobilization are considered an asset;
  • An understanding of EU project cycle management and development cooperation procedures (including project/programme formulation) is a distinct asset;
  • East Africa and Rwanda experience would be considered an asset.


  • An excellent command of both oral and written English.