Seeking UK expert for soft skills training to engineering professionals in Rwanda

UPDATE: The closing date for applications has been extended to 10am GMT on Tuesday 12th March 2024.

We are seeking UK expert that can support the Institution of Engineers Rwanda’s (IER) project “Supporting the development and delivering of soft skills training to engineering professionals in Rwanda”. Engineers Against Poverty are partners on this project supported by with the Royal Academy of Engineering as part of their Africa Catalyst Phase 5 programme.

IER was established by the act of parliament to regulate, promote and develop engineering profession and best practice for sustainable development of Rwanda. The Institution serves as a tool to achieve targeted goals as well as serve as a forum for harmonization of engineering services benchmarked on the international standards and best practices in the country, the East African Community and the world at large. While executing their professional assignments, members of the IER especially young graduates often need to improve their soft skills to enhance their employment prospects.

EAP is looking for a UK based engineer who is highly experienced in managing the continuing professional development of graduate engineers to support IER to develop and deliver this programme.

The 5 day training programme will be delivered three times over the next 12 months with the first programme due to be delivered in May 2024. It will be principally developed and delivered by a Rwandan based consultant with experience of recruiting in the engineering sector. IER are in the process of recruiting consultant to develop and deliver the programme.

The expert will be paid an honorarium of £8,000 plus travel expenses for providing this support. Payments will be made in accordance with the agreed terms and upon satisfactory completion of deliverables.

Interested experts should submit a two-page CV and a covering letter by email by 10am GMT, Tuesday 12 March 2024 summarizing their interest in the role, relevant experience and how they would approach providing this support to John Hawkins, EAP Programme Director at and Steven Sabiti, IER Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer at steven.sabiti@engineersrwanda.

Download the full role description at the top of the page.