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International Development Group
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190GY Requisition #
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Required minimum qualification and experience:
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the power sector.
• Minimum of 7 years’ of relevant experience in the power sector with a focus on public policy, sector regulation, utility turnaround and improvement, and private sector investment with a preference for experience in Rwanda;
• Strong knowledge of the Rwandan power sector is essential. Knowledge of DRC and Burundi is desirable
• French language skill sufficient to operate effectively in Rwanda and read documents drafted in French is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• English language proficiency
• Excellent leadership, coordination, and organizational awareness skills
• Good listening/communication and client skills
• Superior computer skills, writing ability in English (writing sample required), and presentation skills
• Strong oral/written communication skills and ability to communicate at multiple levels in the organization: and ability to coordinate activities with officials from host country government, US Government, NGO’s, and other agencies
• Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders
• Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;

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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