Chief Technical Adviser TVET in agriculture

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Deadline: Jul 14, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Rwanda
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 10 years
Date posted: Jun 25, 2024
Expected starting date: Oct 1, 2024


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Title: Chief Technical Adviser (CTA)

Services Designation: Chief Technical Adviser for Project RWA/030 – “Improving Skills for Holistic Employment in Modern Agriculture (ISHEMA)”

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Starting date: 01.10.2024

Duration: 36 months renewable


The “Improving Skills for Holistic Employment in Modern Agriculture (ISHEMA) project – RWA/030 aims to contribute to Rwanda’s ambition to sustainably transform agricultural systems in Rwanda and increase livelihoods through enhanced climate-resilient TVET in agriculture. To achieve this, it will support technical secondary schools to become centres of vocational excellence, with a focus on:

1)     Improving access to high-quality skills and formal certification in agriculture, food processing and animal health, especially for women, youth and people with disabilities

2)     Enhancing effectiveness of mechanisms for agricultural innovation and learner's insertion in the agricultural labour market, especially for women, youth and people with disabilities

The ambitions of the project perfectly align with Luxembourg’s general Development Cooperation strategy “Road to 2030” which aims to strengthen the vocational training system in partner countries and support employability of women and youth in order to enhance the socio-economic integration of these target groups.

The project will run for six years from 2024 to 2030, with a budget of 30 000 000 EUR.


The CTA represents LuxDev in the implementation structure of the project.

The CTA will promote LuxDev’s values in the field. He/She passes LuxDev’s main mission, namely capacity building. He/She participates in the implementation of the Agency’s vision.

In this view he/she ensures that all processes defined by the Agency are implemented in accordance with the Agency’s Quality Manual.

The CTA receives delegation of signature authority on the project bank account opened in the implementation country. The CTA is the representative of the donor (first-level authority) for the execution of financial commitments of the Luxembourg Government’s contribution to this project. 


Implementation of the activities:

·     Ensure project launch;

·     Prepare, follow up and conclude Operational Partnership Agreements (OPA);

·     Plan the tasks and activities;

-       design all or part of the multi-year action plan,

-       present the action plan to the steering committee and get it validated,

-       prepare and update the plan, taking into account the partner’s priorities, wholly or partly (only including the tasks and activities under the expert’s responsibility according to their ToR) on a yearly or multi-yearly basis and get Country Office (ROF) validation.

·     Organise and participate to steering committees (role of secretary), organise progress monitoring meetings and meetings with the technical and financial partners.

·     Implement specific technical activities;

·     Ensure project wrap-up.

Administrative management of the project :

·     Office (equipment, vehicles, rent…);

·     Human resources (job descriptions for staff recruitment, annual appraisal of local staff…);

·     Procurement (draft tenders according to LuxDev procedures, manage contracts…)

·     Audit follow up.

Financial management of the project:

·     Draft the budget and financial planning;

·     Expenditure follow-up.

Monitoring and reporting results

·     Update and follow-up the Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVI).

Managing information

·     Reporting;

·     Knowledge Management;

·     Ensure capitalisation;

·     Manage communication.

Representing LuxDev within the parameters defined in the agreements between LuxDev, the partner and the Embassy, as well as any relevant clause in the TFD and work in close collaboration with other execution agencies.

 Developing capacity at individual, organisational and institutional levels.


·     master's degree in project management, education, agricultural sciences or related subject ;

·     at least 10 years of relevant experience in leading and managing large-scale technical and vocational education and training (TVET) projects, including experience in capacity development and skills development, with a focus on agriculture sectors, preferably in the East African region;

·     excellent technical expertise in areas such as agricultural value chain development, agribusiness, and skills development for the agriculture sector;

·     demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with government agencies, private sector partners, and international development organisations;

·     understanding of the Rwandan TVET system, policies, and stakeholders, as well as the country's agricultural transformation agenda are strong assets;

·     fluency in English and preferably also in French;

·     mandatory experience in managing teams.


How to apply:

Please apply via our website:

Deadline: 14 July 2024

N.B. suspensive clause: this recruitment is launched before the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding of the Project. No contract can be concluded without the signature of this agreement.



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