IT Developer at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 5 March 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance, and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates under PSG AF project to fill the following positions:

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

IT Developer (3)

  I.   Background Information
Job Title:   IT Developer (3)
Department: Education Portfolio Management Department
Duo reports to: Functionally to Head of IT and Digital InnovationAdministratively to Head Education Portfolio Management
Contract terms: 1-year renewable consultancy contract
II.   Purpose of the Job
 purpose of the job is to work with other Developers, implementer of the systems throughout the software development life cycle with the main objective of improving IT service delivery and business efficiency
III.   Main Responsibilities of the Job
a)     Producing clean, efficient code based on specificationsb)    Verify and deploy programs and systemsc)     Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing softwared)    Gather and evaluate user feedbacke)     Recommend and provide innovative solutions to business issues or challenges by means of automation and improvements executionsf)      Create technical documentation for reference and reportingg)     Participate in the design and development of new applications (Develop software that fully implement business requirements)h)    Perform adequate unit and integration testing of in-house and vendors’ software and ensure all requirements have been addressed, all basic functionalities work, and errors are handled properly.i)       Enhancing existing applications to improve efficiency.j)       Troubleshoot application issues to ensure that they are resolved without causing additional problemsk)     Enhancing the system’s effectiveness as requested by the Business department and adapting the system to new requirements, as necessaryl)       Consulting manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn new ways to develop programs and maintain existing skills and knowledgem)  Deployment of developed solutions and ensure proper maintenance.n)    Collaborate with other developers and business department for the business requirements gathering.o)    Provide updates to the Manager, IT operations & Database administration on work in progress, work completed, work planned, and issues potentially impacting on time completion or quality level of work.p)    Collaborate with consultants for the business requirements gathering.q)    Provide training to user support staff for developed applications as requiredr)     Generating various reports by querying from database as per users’ needss)     To perform any other duties as may be assigned by the head of department.t)      Proactively monitor the bank’s application systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtimeu)    Work hand in hand with system administrators to ensure that hardware resources allocated to the applications and databases are sufficient for high resilience and performancev)     Communicate regularly with other technical, applications and operational staff to ensure application integrity and security
IV.   Performance indicators
a)     Accurate and usage of the new solution offered to the businessb)    Timely response to user requirementsc)     Availability of accurate and timely of Technical Interface Design documentsd)    Feedback from users on solutions developed, recommendations
 V.   Working relationships
a)     All departmentsb)    Suppliers
VI.   Professional, academic qualifications and experience
a)     Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Technology/ or related fieldb)    Professional certification in ITc)     A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in IT in a similar institutiond)    Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar rolee)     Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environmentf)      Advanced knowledge in B2B integrationg)     Advanced knowledge in QA & UAT Managementh)    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft visual studio (latest version), Java, C# or any other relevant programming languagei)       Advanced skills in Microsoft OS and linux OS
VII.   Core competencies
a)     Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks and Database Relationship Managementb)    Ability to learn new languages and technologiesc)     Familiarity with Agile development methodologies is an advantage.d)    Excellent communication skillse)     Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitudef)      Attention to detailg)     Personal drive and effectiveness.h)    Ability to constantly deliver quality and value.i)       Strong customer focus.j)       Effective communication skills.k)     Strong work process orientation.l)       Ability to utilize capacity and resources in an effective manner.

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidate should apply online (https://www.brd.rw/careers/and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application): recruitment@brd.rw

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital, and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Friday, March 05, 2021.

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and contacted for interviews.

Done in Kigali, February 17th, 2021

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Student Loan Recovery Strategist at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 5 March 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance, and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates under PSG AF project to fill the following positions:

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

3.    Student loan recovery strategist (1)

  I. Background Information
Job Title:   Student loan recovery strategist
Department: Education Portfolio Management Department
Reports to: Head Education Portfolio Management
Contract terms: 1-year renewable consultancy contract
II.   Purpose of the Job
 To support the department of Education portfolio management especially in recovery of student loans and ensure that high quality, business-focused, efficient and cost-effective bespoke service which maximizes amounts recovered for Education Portfolio fund, delivering against the government mandate while providing excellent service and actively building client relationships and business development opportunities for the loans Recovery team as well as the BRD
III.   Overall objective
The overall objective of this post is to establish effective and efficient policies and strategies for the management of students loans to ensure that clear recoverable loans are identified and implement a recovery action plan to achieve timely and maximum recoveries at a minimal cost within appropriate turn-around time to achieve the targets set by the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bank and the Ministry of Education. To advise on the strategy to identify the recoverable loans and awareness strategies to maximize the recovery.The role holder will be responsible for handling a portfolio of various loan facilities issued to students with the objective of putting in place and adopting appropriate strategies within policy guidelines and regulation to increase recoveries significantly and minimize credit losses. He will also advise on the policies to be put in place to facilitate the maximum recovery so that the fund growth is self-sustainable in the future.
IV.   Main Responsibilities of the Job
a)     Based on the Law governing student loans and bursaries, to review and establish policies for the management of student loansb)    To prepare a comprehensive procedures manual articulating proper student loan disbursement and recovery processes and procedures.c)     To conduct deep analysis of all data on students’ loans including the legacy data from REB and establish the list of loans that are likely to be recovered and those that are difficult to recoverd)    Thoroughly assess student loans beneficiaries that have completed their studies to determine those who have paid, ongoing and paying regularly and loan defaulters.e)     To identify the recoverable students’ loans from the existing and future listf)      To establish and implement strategies especially for recovery of study loans from loan beneficiaries without any identifying element like national identification number or names of parentsg)     Design effective public awareness campaign strategies and tools in ensuring that Public and private institutions employing student loan beneficiaries comply with the law governing student loans and bursaries.h)    Maintain loans aging analysis, schedule, and follow up with the recovery team to track and monitor on recoverability of outstanding loan balance.i)       Design effective public awareness campaign strategies and tools to ensure that individual loan beneficiaries voluntarily repay their study loan.j)        Periodically prepare circulars for management approval and disseminate them to potential public and private employers of students’ loan scheme beneficiaries.k)     To support the recovery team on regular basis to analyze and update employers and employees accounts in EFMIS and produce monthly comparison reports.l)       To maintain, prepare and analyze monthly collections reports, updates and advise on the improvement of recovery mechanisms and tools being used.m)  Maintain a consistent reduction of non-performing debts through intensive recoveries and come up with viable initiatives to continuously trace all loan beneficiaries.n)    Undertake regular and frequent calls, inspections, and follow-ups with the public and private employers of beneficiaries of students’ loan scheme to implement remedial strategies and actions for loan recovery.o)    Regularly reconcile students whose disbursements have stopped and those who have been captured in the recovery module as graduated studentsp)    On annual basis to review and update students’ loan management policies and procedures and ensuring their complianceq)    To conduct an annual evaluation for students’ loan scheme and advise the BRD management on its sustainability and self-financingr)     Any other duties assignment by immediate supervisor as well as management
 V.   Performance indicators
a)     Policies, processes, and procedures with clear strategies for students’ loan recovery approvedb)    List of student loans that are likely to be recovered and those that are difficult to recoverc)     Effective public awareness campaign strategies and tools established and approvedd)    Evaluation report on students’ loan scheme sustainability and self-financinge)     Monthly collections reports, updates, and reports on improvement of recovery mechanisms and tools produced.f)      Quarterly assessment reports for student loans beneficiaries with those who have completed paying the loan, those who are still paying, and loan defaulters.g)     Annual reconciliation reports for students’ loan beneficiaries who have graduated both for students in Rwanda as well as abroad students with those who have been captured in the recovery module
VI.   Working relationships
Disbursement Manager and Recovery ManagerEducation Portfolio Management Partners
VII.   Professional, academic qualifications and experience
The interested candidates should have the following noticeable profile:a)  Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized universityb) A minimum experience of 7 years preferably in tax audit, inspection, and recoveryc)  Experience in statutory fund recovery, audit, and enforcement of statutory deductions (e.g taxes, pension, and medical contribution) will be an added advantaged)  Sound knowledge of banking or funds management are added advantages
VIII.  Core competencies
a)   Good experience in policy and procedure manual designing, analysis, capacity building, and knowledge managementb)  Good communication and interpersonal skills, since a debt collector is expected to communicate efficiently with customers or clients, as customers can be hostile or rude when dealing with a collection agency.c)  Good negotiation skills which enable a debt collector to work cooperatively with customers and resolve their debts by applying the necessary method.d)   Excellent persuasion skills, since the job of a debt collector involve convincing debtors that they need to pay their outstanding debts on time.e)  Problem-solving skills, as he/she needs days to develop payment plans and handle customers whose debts are difficult to resolve.f)      Good customer service since the job is primarily a customer-facing roleg)     Ability to work with the team, result-oriented and adaptable to any working environmenth)    Possessing data manipulation and analytical skills since the job requires to deal with various data with deeper analysisi)       Be flexible to carry out any other reasonable task as requested by the management

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidates should apply online (https://www.brd.rw/careers/and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application): recruitment@brd.rw

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital, and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Friday, March 05, 2021.

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and contacted for interviews.

Done in Kigali, February 17th, 2021

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

IT Business Analyst at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 5 March 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance, and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates under PSG AF project to fill the following positions:

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

1.  IT Business Analyst (1)

    I. Background Information
Job Title:   IT Business Analyst
Department: Education Portfolio Management Department
Duo reports to: Functionally to Head of IT and Digital Innovation Administratively to Head Education Portfolio Management
Contract terms: 1-year renewable consultancy contract
  II. Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to identify business software and hardware requirements, providing appropriate recommendations based on emerging technologies and trends.
III. Main Responsibilities of the Job
a)     Monitor the changes in regulations, technology, security standards and its impact on operations and recommend the new or better ones as required.b)    Continuously research on the emerging products and enhancements. Accordingly, execute special projects for remodeling and upgradec)     Analyze existing systems and redefining them to take into account changes in system requirements or equipment configurations.d)    Identifies opportunities for service delivery improvements, analyse and evaluates techniques for the implementation of new computer applications, hardware, and peripheral equipmente)     Acting as an information source and communicator between business branches.f) Act as a liaison with employees to define technical and operational requirements; provides assistance and problems resolution related to computer hardware, software, and associated peripheral equipmentg)     Liaising between the IT department and the Executive branchh)    Research tests, and remedies encoding failures manifesting to reveal the exact conditions which resulted in the failure and eventual remedyi)       Understanding strategic business needs and plans for growth.j)       Enhancing the quality of IT products and services.k)     Analyzing the design of technical systems and business models.l)       Utilizing IT data for business insights.m)  Analyzing business needs.n)    Sourcing and implementing new business technology.o)    Finding technological solutions to business requirements.p)    Producing reports on application development and implementation.q)    Running A/B tests and analyzing data.r)     Analyzing data to inform business decisionss)     Gather intelligence from corporate executives and middle managers about needs and future growtht)      Partner with application directors and creators to ensure each project meets a specific need and resolves successfullyu)    Assume responsibility for project tasks and ensure they are completed in a timely fashionv)     Evaluate, test and recommend new opportunities for enhancing our software, hardware and IT processesw)   Compile and distribute reports on application development and deploymentx)     Design and execute A/B testing procedures to extract data from test runsy)     Evaluate and draw conclusions from data related to customer behaviorz)     Consult with the executive team and the IT department on the newest technology and its implications in the industry
 IV. Performance indicators
a)     Accurate analysis of business and user requirementsb)    Timely submission of user requirementsc)     Availability of accurate and timely of Technical Interface Design documentsd)    Feedback from users on solutions developed, recommendations
   V. Working relationships
a)     All departments
 VI. Professional, academic qualifications and experience
a)     Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Technology/ or related fieldb)    Professional certification in IT is an added advantagec)     A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in IT as a business analyst
VII. Core competencies
a)     Knowledge of IT Applications and Systemsb)    Business Acumenc)     Innovationd)    Understanding of core banking systemse)     Cybercrimef)      Disaster Recovery Management Systems

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidate should apply online (https://www.brd.rw/careers/) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application): recruitment@brd.rw

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Friday, March 05, 2021.

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and contacted for interviews.

Done in Kigali, February 17th, 2021

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY