Transformational climate-smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda (Budget Support)

Climate change policy advisor
Eastern Africa
English; French would mean a strong asset
Friday, December 16, 2022

The overall objective to which this action contributes is: 
To contribute to the effective implementation of national sector policies in the areas of agriculture and climate action in agriculture in Rwanda, in the framework of the sector reform contract “Transformational climate-smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda”

The operational bases of the project will be at Kigali, Rwanda.


Climate change policy advisor

  • He/she will provide regular policy analysis to the EU Delegation and Ministries in the areas of environment and climate action specifically policy analysis and briefing in the areas of climate change, climate resilience and adaptation, international climate change negotiations.
  • In collaboration with key expert 5, he/she will provide information and technical advice on sources of funds and their priorities and activities, for example the Global Environment Facility fund, the Green Climate fund or any multilateral, bilateral donors or foundations.
  • He/she will facilitate the development of technical tools and guidance.
  • He/she will supervise thematic studies and deliverables from Non-key experts in the environment sector.
  • Embedded in the MoE, the expert will report to the ministry senior management. He will ensure regular briefings and exchanges with the EU Delegation to Rwanda.
  • He/she will be involved in collaboration with EU, European Member States and the Rwandan Government in the implementation of environmental aspects of the Team Europe Initiative (TEI) ‘Investing in sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation”, relative to the Kigali Wholesale Market Project ; he/she will coordinate possible actions with team implementing TEI “Sustainable Rwandan cities fit for the digital age”.

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree in Environment, Environmental science or economics, equivalent professional experience of at least 10 years;
  • Proven knowledge of policy analysis and communication tools (briefings, concept-notes, study analysis, etc) in the area of environment and climate action. Ability to analyse information, evidence-based and to translate into policy recommendation;
  • Excellent English communication skills both orally and in writing; at least C-1 level proficiency in English.

Preferred requirements:

  • Good communication and networking skills;
  • At least B-2 level proficiency in French

General professional experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience is required.
  • At least 4 years of working experience as an advisor to a Ministry; National agency or a public institution, in the area of environment and climate action;
  • At least 2 years of experience in climate finance.

Considered an asset:

  • Experience (s) with EU sector budget support programs;
  • Experience on research programs in environment or relative to climate change;
  • Similar experiences in African countries will be an asset.

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience is required.
  • At least 2 professional working experiences embedded in technical ministries or national implementing agencies;
  • Proven working experience in improving collaboration and dialogue between technical ministries;
  • At least 2 years of working experience analysing, supervising or elaborating studies in the Environment and Climate change sectors;
  • Proven working experience in fund raising for public institutions or foundations on climate action;
  • Proven working experience in developing research program in Environment.

Considered an asset:

  • Professional working experiences in gender mainstreaming and gender sensitive actions in the areas of climate action including proven experiences in climate change gender action plans;
  • Development of best practices sharing with others countries;
  • Experience in coordinating donors and partners in the environmental sector.
Start / Duration: 

From March 2023 over four years


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