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Financing Expert, Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali, Rwanda

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Financing Expert, Rwanda Country Program 19 th Fl. Jeongdong Bldg., 21-15 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-784 Korea Financing Expert, Rwanda Country Program

Organization: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Post Date: 13 January 2015
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Assignment: Fulltime Consultant
Position Number: GGGI-HR_15-101
Closing Date: 2 February 2015

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a new international organization committed to strong, inclusive green growth. We assist developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Headquartered in Seoul, GGGI was established by treaty in June 2012 at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference by an initial group of eighteen nations who share the organization's vision. As of 2014, there are total of 22 Member Countries who joined the organization. GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries' development priorities.
The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments. Current Rwanda Country Program supports the Government in implementing the Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2) (2013-2018), particularly to promote designated 'secondary cities' as poles of growth (Priority Area 4) and incorporating a green economy approach to economic transformation (Priority Area 5).
Post holders will join GGGI Country Team in Kigali as a part of strategic and technical members of the Team. They will participate in developing a National Roadmap, Green City Investment Strategy and bankable projects, in close collaboration with other team members, government officials, international and Rwandan development partners from public and private sectors.

Review existing green growth and green urbanization related documents and plans, and undertake analyses to advise on how can be mainstreamed into Rwanda's urban planning and urban economic development in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner;
Conduct economic analysis and provide expertise in the inter-linkages of spatial and economic visions of Rwandan secondary cities, and the economic impact of green cities development and urban infrastructure projects;
Provide technical inputs and guidance to prioritize green urban infrastructures in secondary cities and to formulate the National Roadmap and associated investment strategy. This will include selection of key urban infrastructure projects, such as housing, urban upgrade, energy, water/sanitation, transport, drainage, and solid waste management;
Assess needs and barriers in green infrastructure investment, private sector development, and project financing in Rwanda, and suggest financial models to identify priority infrastructure projects within selected sectors of secondary cities;
Provide input to develop pre-feasibility studies for specific public investment projects and identify resource mobilization plans for each of the secondary cities;
Support capacity development and partnership with international development partners, local governments, civil society organizations and private sector entities;
Familiarity with project finance and bankable project preparation and structuring processes; infrastructure procurement and approval processes; pre-feasibility/feasibility study will be an advantage ; and
Develop project related internal and external documents as required

At least a Master's degree in finance/MBA, economics, environmental studies, civil engineering, energy, water or other related fields.
Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in economic and spatial development advisory, project finance, infrastructure investment, public investment, and/or climate finance.
Demonstrated experience in preparation and structuring of PPP transactions will be a plus.
Expertise in Africa and developing countries. Prior experience working in Rwanda would be a plus.
Experience in training and capacity building activities and/or applying research to policy decision-making will be a plus.
Efficient communication ability and proven experience of transferring skills and knowledge
Proficient written and spoken English is required, and fluency in Kinyarwanda or French will be a plus.

Interested candidates should apply to:
Please submit CV and Cover Letter in English (Merged into one PDF file)
Please indicate position you are applying for '15-101 - Financing Expert, Rwanda Country Program'
For more information on GGGI, please visit our website at

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