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Job opportunities At Rusumo Power Company Limited.

The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFP) is a hydropower project under joint development by the Governments of Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda and United Republic of Tanzania through a commonly owned Rusumo Power Company (RPCL). The joint development was entered by the three governments through a Tripartite Agreement signed on 16th February, 2012. The project is located at Rusumo Falls, at the common border of Rwanda and Tanzania on River Kagera. The power production facilities are located entirely on the south side of the bank of the Kagera River in Tanzania, while the substation is located on the northern side of the bank of the river in Rwanda.

The Rusumo Power Company Limited (RPCL) intends to apply part of the proceeds of the credit to recruit the following key staff positions within the company and now invite qualified individuals to apply for the following positions:

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CORPORATE SECURITY OFFICER POSITION

BACKGRAOUND

STATUS OF THE RUSUMO FALLS HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT (RPCL)

The project is in the implementation phase with two contractors on board namely joint venture of CGCOC Group and Jiangxi Water and Hydropower Construction from China for Civil works (Contract Package  1(CP-­‐1)  and  Consortium  of  RUSUMO  Falls  ANDRITZ  Hydro  GmbH  &  ANDRITZ  Pvt  Ltd  from Germany and India respectively for Electromechanical Works

Contract Package 2 (CP-­‐2.).

The project is being implemented through a public financed, public owned and privately managed mechanism. A Special Purpose Vehicle namely RUSUMO POWER COMPANY LIMITED (RPCL) has been established by the three Governments to oversee the implementation and operation of the project. Although its shareholders are the three Governments, RPCL will operate as private company. NELSAP is implementing the project on behalf of RPCL.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

The Regional RUSUMO Falls Hydroelectric Project is located at RUSUMO Falls on the KAGERA River which forms the border between RWANDA and TANZANIA. Power production facilities are located entirely on the right bank of the KAGERA River in TANZANIA, while the Switchyard is located on the left bank of the River KAGERA in RWANDA.

INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

The RUSUMO POWER COMPANY LIMITED (RPCL) has been established as a corporate identity with shareholding by the three Governments and it is the owner of Regional RUSUMO Falls Hydroelectric Project. NELSAP is implementing the agency through a Project Implementation Support Agreement (PISA) with RPCL. Within this document reference is made to both NELSAP and the RPCL roles reflecting the intended transition from NESLSAP to the RPCL toward completion and commissioning of construction works.

OBJECTIVE OF THE RECRUITMENT

The objective of this assignment is to employ a suitably qualified Security Officer who is Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the security field. Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks. Work under general supervision of

the Managing Director and ensure command and control for all RPCL security related personnel. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected

DUTY STATION:

The appointed candidate will be located at RPCL Rusumo offices

POSITION TITLE: Security Officer

Type of Appointment/ contact:

RPCL will offer a successful candidate an Open ended type of contract

Reporting line:

Security Officer will report to Managing director wo will assess and evaluate him/her during performance evaluation

KPI/Job description

  • Secure premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment and access points; permitting entry
  • Obtain help by sounding alarms
  • Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to control road traffic and ensure drivers compliance on all RPCL premises
  • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures
  • Maintain environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls
  • Maintain organization’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements
  • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Ensure the security, safety and well-­‐being of all personnel, visitors and all RPCL premises
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Adhere to all company service and operating standards
  • Remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Respond to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to employees and customers
  • Protect the company’s assets relative to theft, assault, fire and other safety issues
  • Follow procedures for various initiatives, including fire prevention, property patrol, traffic control and accident investigations

EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENT

  • Bachelor Degree in any related field with maximum of 10 years of experience in security services
  • Training in any of security institute is an added advantage
  • Communication skills to effectively communicate with others, especially in stressful situations
  • Good judgment in order to quickly identify the best course of action for dealing with dangerous situations as they arise
  • Observation skills in order to immediately notice anything out of the ordinary
  • Patience as they often spend long periods of time standing and observing what’s going on around

POSITION TITLE: Corporate Secretary/legal counsel

RPCL will offer a successful candidate an Open ended type of contract

Corporate Secretary/legal Officer will report to Managing Director who will assess and evaluate him/her during performance evaluation

  • Provide general advice and counsel on corporate, legal, business and employment matters;
  • Preparing and analyzing contracts and other legal documents related to the operation and maintenance of RRFHP and corporate governance of RPCL;
  • As a Corporate Secretary, prepare various meeting minutes and resolutions of the Board and maintain the Board Books;
  • Legal liaison between Company and various Outside Legal Counsel;
  • Periodic reviews and audits of corporate documents, processes and procedures to ensure ongoing legal compliance;
  • Maintaining and defending the Company intellectual property portfolio;
  • Maintaining in-­‐house legal records and databases
  • Represent the company’s interest with respect to disputes with any of the three shareholder governments and various ministries. On immigration, import/export issues, leases, tax and labor laws applicable in each country of

EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENT

  • University Degree in Law and licensed to practice law in one of the three partner countries (Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi) and able to receive certification to practice law in other partner countries as required;
  • 10+ years of experience as in-­‐house counsel; Experience working as a corporate secretary is an advantage;
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills;
  • Organized and able to manage time efficiently;
  • Ability to work independently with little direction;
  • Ability to use independent judgment and critical thinking;

POSITION TITLE: IT Engineer

Type of Appointment/ contact:

RPCL will offer a successful candidate an Open ended type of contract

Reporting line:

IT Engineer will report to Plant Manager who will assess and evaluate him/her during performance evaluation

KPI/Job description

  • Installing and configuring hardware and software components to ensure
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Ensuring electrical safety standards are
  • Repairing or replacing damaged
  • Upgrading the entire system to enable compatible software on all
  • Installing and upgrading anti-­‐virus software to ensure security at the user level.
  • Performing tests and evaluations on new software and
  • Providing support to users and being the first point of contact for error
  • Establishing good relationships with all departments and
  • Conducting daily backup
  • Managing technical
  • IT engineer is responsible for testing, configuring, and troubleshooting hardware, software, and networking systems to meet the needs of the
  • IT engineer is required to train staff and manage projects

 EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENT

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related
  • 10 years’ experience in computer networks and systems
  • A+, Linux+ or Cisco Certified Network Associate accreditation
  • Experience using computer aided software engineering tools and
  • Experience in rolling out Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) applications in medium to large sized companies or government
  • Deep knowledge of hardware and software
  • Knowledges in new accounting standards (IFRS) will constitute a great
  • Proven track record developing and supporting effective business
  • Work well with our network administrator, security analyst, hardware analyst, business analyst, support specialist and other team

WORKING CONDITIONS

Must be able to work under extreme pressure and in emergency situations

Languages

Thorough knowledge of English/French, and/or one of the regional languages is an added advantage

 Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants from Burundi Rwanda and Tanzania are invited to express interest in the assignment by submitting a cover letter, Copy of Education Certificates and CV including date of birth and nationality by 5 January 2021 before 17:00 hours Rwanda time through the email: [email protected] and [email protected] with a copy to the Managing Director [email protected]

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • The above positions will be based at the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant site on the Rwanda-Tanzania Boarder. Staff will be appointed on an Open ended type of contract with a probation period of 6 months.

ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES

  • Only qualified candidates who are nationals of the participating and shareholder countries of Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda, and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply. The positions will be filled up based on equity and balance of the shareholder countries.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS.

Interested qualified candidates should electronically submit their application letter, Curriculum Vitae, academic certificates and copies of relevant documents/testimonials, addressed to the Chairperson Board of Directors, Rusumo Power Company Board (RPCL) by 5th January 2021 before 17:00 hours Rwanda time through the email:  [email protected]  with copy to [email protected] , the email should labeled “candidate name” and  title of position applied for.

Detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) can be accessed by clicking on each position above.

Only candidates who meet the requirements and are short-listed for the interview will be contacted

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