KE3: Tourism 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 tourism policy, tourism development
Compensation: 40 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 in tourism policy, tourism development or other relevant fields relating to tourism or equivalent professional experience

General professional experience

  • At least 12 years professional experience in the international tourism sector

Specific professional experience

  • Proven experience in the design of projects and programmes in support of sustainable tourism development in at least 3 different transition or developing countries, preferably in Africa;
  • At least ten years’ experience in the implementation of tourism development projects in transition or developing countries. Such experience will be considered more relevant if referring to EU-funded interventions, if specifically applied to the East African region, and if youth & gender issues were part of the experience;
  • Proven experience in tourism sector analysis and in the design of policy recommendations;
  • Specialised knowledge of the cultural tourism and nature tourism sub-sectors and a clear understanding of their particular sustainable development challenges;
  • Knowledge of normative quality standards and requirements for the promotion of high-end tourism and ecotourism;
  • Knowledge of EU identification and formulation processes will be considered a distinct advantage;
  • East Africa and Rwanda experience would be considered an asset.


  • An excellent command of both oral and written English.