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District Capacity Strengthening Advisor

Project Management
International Development Group
190BX Requisition #

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

RTI International’s Global Health Division (GHD) is seeking applicants for a District Capacity Strengthening Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA). The 5-year Task Order will seek to further strengthen the health system in Rwanda to provide quality health care services for Rwandans, increase financial protection and promote self-reliance. The Task Order is within the scope of USAID’s Integrated Health Systems (IHS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.  


Provide technical assistance and support to the Government of Rwanda (GoR). The advisor will undertake the following:

  • Provide technical advice on accountability frameworks for health, including alignment of ministerial policies and directives with district implementation frameworks.
  • Assist the Ministry of Health to support district governments, including oversight, supervision, public financial management, budgeting, and administration.
  • Provide technical assistance to selected district governments to plan and implement health governance and management functions.
  • Support capacity development efforts for district health managers to strengthen analytic and operational skills.
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree or higher in public administration, public health, public policy, or a related technical degree.
  • Minimum of 9 years of experience in applied public administration supporting decentralization and/or legislative reform efforts in East Africa and/or Rwanda (including public management reform, intergovernmental relations, administrative systems change).
  • The selected candidate must have experience within the Rwandan health sector.  
  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success providing technical leadership and advice to national and district government counterparts.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance and writing technical reports.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning, program budgeting and financial management, and program implementation, as related to international project implementation is preferred.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required. French is preferred.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


For more information about RTI’s work in global health, visit www.rti.org/globalhealth.  

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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