Head of Public Private Dialogue and Institutional Relations

The Private Sector Federation is a professional organization, dedicated to promote and represent the interests of the Rwandan Business Community. It is the umbrella organization and voice of the private sector.

The Private Sector Federation is a key role player in enabling the Private Sector to respond to Rwanda’s vision for its future.

Over the years, the Federation has rolled out a number of exciting private sectors in the fields of capacity building, entrepreneurship and business growth, trade promotion etc.

Offering an excellent career growth, we are looking for a qualified individual to join an exciting team at PSF to Head the Public Private Dialogue (PPD) and Institutional Relations.

Job Title: Head of Public Private Dialogue and Institutional Relations
Reporting to: Director of Advocacy, Communication and Labour Relations
Duty Station: PSF Headquarters

Role Purpose:

The head of PPD and Institutional relations is responsible for establishing and organizing different forums with stakeholders to discuss crosscutting issues that affect business. He drafts position papers and MOUs, and ensures their implementation for the benefits of the organization and members, and serves as a focal point for partners, organizations and VIP advocacy.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Among other duties, he/she shall perform the following:

- Organise Private Sector driven fora.
- Draft and manage all legal interpretations related to business and MOUs for the organization and members.
- Initiate negotiations/Advocacy on cross cutting issues with partners and government entities.
- Ensure the establishment of institutional framework at regional and international level.
- Being the first point of contact for institutions wishing to partner and/or support PSF.
- Ensure general management of various MOUs and agreements signed between PSF and other institutions, companies or organizations.
- The Institutional Relations Manager will also identify and propose partnerships with new potential institutions.
- Follow up and implement various programs, MOUs and initiatives agreed between PSF and other institutions.
- Participate in negotiations between PSF and other parties, and prepare reports on such negotiations.
- Prepare updates and progress reports on the various partnerships by PSF.
- Organizing events hosted for other partner institutions and/or delegations.
- Organize different fora with different stakeholders, with a follow up of recommendations of such forums.
- Responsible for the advocacy of corporate members and individual issues.
- Ensure maximization of the benefits of PSF and promote the interests of PSF and any other party.
- Perform any other duty as and when instructed by the immediate supervisor.

Interested candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

- Bachelor’s degree in relevant Business or Commercial law, Economics, Communication or Development Studies with at least 3 years experience in the related field. A master’s degree in a related discipline is an added advantage.
- Proven experience and demonstrated knowledge in regulatory issues.
- Excellent research and public-speaking skills.
- An ability to write clear and concise memos, concept notes, reports and position papers.
- Understanding of Public Private Partnership concept and practices is an advantage.
- Proven ability to produce results within tight deadlines in a very busy environment.
- Ability to work under time pressure independently with minimal supervision and self starter with strong analytical and communication skills.
- Clear understanding of the mission of the organization, taking initiative and consistently, working to promote achievement of its goals.
- Ability to work in team and collaborate with institutions of different nature.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates are invited to apply for the above mentioned position and submit complete applications (only hard copies) made of a CV, a motivation letter, notarized copies of diploma/degree, a copy of identity card, and three persons of reference with their phone numbers to the following address not later than 15th February 2013:
To the attention of:
The Head of Human Resources
Private Sector Federation
P.O. Box 319 Kigali, located in GIKONDO

Note: Only candidates qualifying for selection will be contacted for interviews.

The Management