Job in Rwanda - Human Resources (HR) Officer

Rwanda, Kigali
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Job in Rwanda - Human Resources (HR) Officer
Rwanda, Kigali,
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Location:Kigali Rwanda
Sector: Administration, Human resource, Management, Other
Education level: Bachelor
Desired experience: Senior (5+ years of experience)
Contrat type: Full-time
Apply before: 16-12-2017
Number of positions:1

Nile Basin Initiative

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership of the riparian states effective 1999; it seeks to develop the river in a cooperative manner, share substantial socioeconomic benefits, and promote regional peace and security through its shared vision of “sustainable socioeconomic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources”. The NBI is based in Entebbe, Uganda; it includes Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Eritrea is participating actively in the NBI as an observer.


Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit
Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFHP)
Advert for the recruitmentfor Human Resources (HR)Officer

( National Position)
1. Background

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership of the riparian states of the Nile. The NBI seeks to develop the river basin resources in a cooperative manner, share substantial socioeconomic benefits, and promote regional peace and security. Within the framework of the NBI, the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania have received financial support from the World Bank for implementation of the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFHP).

NELSAP has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) in charge of dayto day implementation of the project. The PIU which is led by a Project Manager and with a core team comprising of Project Engineers, Environmental and Social Specialists, Financial Officer and Procurement Officer together with other secretarial and administrative staff.

The HRwill occupy a key position in this team with responsibility for its operations across a broad spectrum of activities.

2. Purpose

The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project Human Resources (HR) Officer is a professional support staff of the Rusumo project. His/her duty is to support the PIU in Human resources management and implementation under the Rusumo Project. The HR will be based at, NELSAP-CU Offices in Kigali Rwanda.

3. Accountability and Reporting

The HR will report and be accountable to the Rusumo Project Manager.

4.Main duties and responsibilities

• Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; advising managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
• Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
• Process and follow up on timely recruitment and appointment of staff and arrange orientation and induction for newly appointed ones and establish a training program;
• Prepare guidelines and template, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, for staff performance appraisal;
• Maintain staff database on a regular basis, keep& maintain the past and current staff record, to mention but few; leave days, social security contributions, professional tax (TPR), health insurance, and other benefits they are entitled to;
• Prepare and manage payrolls with their withholds;
• Updated Human Resource Management Procedure Manuals and Code of Conduct and regularly update data on the organizational structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.;
• Develop measures of Staff Welfare and arrange intra-organizational conflict management and general counselling services intended for staff as per their needs/consent; Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees;
• Provide Support & advise to NELSAP (PIU & CU) on the compliance of employment law and the employer's own employment policies and procedures
• Coordinate Staff official missions,
• Carry out, in close collaboration with Project Management, staff training needs assessment, elaborate capacity building plans, monitor their implementation,
• Ensure efficient Office and fleet management,
• Any other task as assigned by the Supervisor.


Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Administrative Sciences, with aminimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
Key Management, Technical Skills & Knowledge required include but not limited to:
• Deep knowledge of Rwandan public service and labor law;
• Knowledge in Conflict Management;
• Knowledge of the regulations applying to payroll procedures;
• Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures;
• Problem Solving Skills;
• Computer Skills;
• Judgment & Decision Making Skills;
• Time management Skills;
• Interview Skills;
• High analytical Skills;
• Team working Skills;
• Fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages like French, Kinyarwanda and Swahili will be an added advantage

6. How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidates should submit an online application and attach Curriculum Vitae (clearly indicating the reference above) to the NELSAP Regional Coordinator on: [email protected]; copy to [email protected] and [email protected] 16th December2017.

Only applicants who fully meet the NBI requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date shall not be considered. The NBI is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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