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December 8, 2023

Innovation Financing Specialist

Job description

Coordinate the development and implementation of policies, strategies, standards and guidelines in ICT & Innovation related to innovation financing;
 Coordinate the development and implementation, delivery and evaluation of innovation programs across the sector for financing opportunities;
 Identify, engage and maintain a network of innovative business leaders and individuals;
 Identify policy barriers and key issues to innovation financing and liaise with stakeholders, including regulators, development partners and business leaders, to build effective solutions;
 Serve as the liaison officer between the Ministry and all stakeholders including regulators, development partners and business leaders across the financial innovation ecosystem and ensure the Ministry is represented in key initiatives and events;
 Conduct research and develop conceptual frameworks for innovation financing;
 Develop a funding strategy for innovation programs and lead the delivery of this strategy;
 Support the sustainability of the innovation ecosystem by contributing to the coordination of wider fundraising and consultancy activities;
 Contribute in monitoring and evaluation of all innovation programs across the sector;
 Provide advisory services to improve innovation programs delivery alignment with financing opportunities;
 Manage any other activity as will be assigned by the Ministry line supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced diploma in Computer Science3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced diploma in Computer Engineering3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced diploma in Information and Communication Technology3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Software Engineering1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology1 Year of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management Systems,3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Information Management System3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma (A1) in Software Engineering3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma (A1) in Telecommunication Engineering3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering2 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering1 Year of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Information Management System1 Year of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Resource management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Time management skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Performance management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of research and development of ICT policies and strategies
  • Knowledge in innovation promotion and start-up growth ecosystem

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