KE4: Digital Economy 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 business, economics or ICT-related field
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 or equivalent in business studies, management, economics or ICT-related field or equivalent professional experience.

General professional experience

  • At least 12 years professional experience in a field related to the digital economy, with experience across the private and public sectors.

Specific professional experience

  • Proven experience in the design of projects and programmes in support of digital economy in at least 3 different transition or developing countries, preferably in Africa. Projects involving youth employment & gender element will be a distinct advantage;
  • Proven experience in the implementation of projects and programmes in support of the digital economy 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 analysing digital ecosystems (e.g. technical, human, infrastructure, governance aspects) in developing countries and outlining policy options to enhance the digital economy and prevent digital exclusion;
  • 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.