International Project Manager/Team Leader with expertise in Urban Development

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Last update: Jul 1, 2022 Last update: Jul 1, 2022


Deadline: Jul 15, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Rwanda Rwanda
Organization: SWECO GmbH Germany
Sectors: Urban Development, Programme & Resource Management Urban Development, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 15 years
Date posted: Jul 1, 2022
Expected starting date: Jul 17, 2022


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Sweco’s International Unit Building and Transportation is looking for an International Project Manager/Team Leader with expertise in Urban Development.

The Green City Kigali is a new sustainable neighbourhood for low and middle-income residents being developed by the Rwanda’s National Fund for Environment (FONERWA) with financial support from the German Development Cooperation through KfW Development Bank and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The sustainable and affordable district will integrate green building and design, efficient and renewable energy, recycling and inclusive living as well as homegrown solutions and local construction materials. As a result, the residents of Kinyinya Hill should be able to enjoy the social and economic benefits of urbanization while minimizing ecological footprints. The 600-ha city extension is expected to serve as a model for sustainable urban development that can be replicated in Rwanda and the wider region.

An important component of the Green City Kigali project is the support to FONERWA and the Green City Kigali Company (GCKC) as Project Management Consultant during Phase C – Master Planning and Detail Design of the GCK Project. This includes the development of a Concept Masterplan for the 600ha Green City area and detail design for a 16ha greenfield mixed-use affordable housing development.

The development of the Masterplan and Detail Design covers:

  1. Mobilization and Kickoff Preparation (1 month)
  2. Inception and Masterplan Criteria Alignment (2 months)
  3. Concept Masterplan and Schematic Design (3 months)
  4. Detail Masterplan and Detail Design (4 months)
  5. Construction and Tender Documentation (9 months)

 Expected Timeline: June 2022 – January 2024 (19 months).

 The International Project Manager/Team Leader is expected to commit approximately 30 hours per week to the project, with frequent business travel to Kigali. The contract is expected to start as soon as possible and last until January 2024.

Tasks of the International Project Manager/Team Leader comprise, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination, management, monitoring, facilitation, and quality assurance of the project and design development.
  • Guiding through high-level stakeholder meetings
  • Informing, coordinating and obtaining specifications and decisions from the client’s management bodies.
  • Preparing and, if necessary, leading committee meetings and project discussions of the PEA.
  • Perception of the central organizational unit for the project, facilitation and implementation of the decision / action catalogue.
  • Preparing and coordinating the content of services for consultants, planners and project managers (on the PEA side) as well as procurement of corresponding services.
  • Coordination of expert consultants and project managers employed
  • Conducting negotiations and concluding project-related contracts.
  • Implementation of necessary measures and execution of contracts while safeguarding the rights and obligations of the client on his behalf.
  • Declaration of approvals, acceptances and commissioning.
  • Performing project-related duties of representation towards users / operators, funding agencies as well as those responsible for public affairs and the public.
  • Ensure multi-stakeholder participation and engagement throughout the whole process.
  • Review technical designs and tender documents for quality, correctness, and completeness, as well as for compliance with the client’s and KfW’s project objectives.
  • Continued support to FONERWA.

The minimum requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Master's Degree in urban planning or a similar field of expertise with experience in the field of urban planning
  • At least fifteen years of project-relevant professional experience of which not less than five years as Team Leader in FC projects
  • Strong experience in project management and in the management of international development partner-funded projects, preferably projects of the German Financial Cooperation
  • Working experience in East Africa; working experience in Rwanda is considered an asset
  • Experience in sustainable design shall be a prerequisite
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer programmes
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Substantial diplomatic and interpersonal skills

 If you fulfill the requirements, we appreciate receiving your CV and application. Experience exceeding the minimum is an advantage. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.