Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for cycling tourism with focus on organizational development, project management and marketing


As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

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  • Assignment period:
    11/01/2019 - 10/31/2022
  • Field:
    Strategy and Management advice
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Job description

Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) is a national non-governmental organization in Rwanda with national interest, having legal personality pursuant to the national law in force. FERWACY has the mandate to direct, develop, regulate, control and discipline cycling in Rwandan and to promote cycling at all levels. Since 2008, FERWACY organizes the Tour du Rwanda, which is the most popular sport event in Rwanda and among the top 3 of the international cycling races on the African continent. Furthermore, FERWACY runs the Africa Rising Cycling Centre in Musanze, which aims to become the hub for African cycling growth, including cycling tourism.It is the agreed objective to support FERWACY in establishing its role as a national promoter and service provider for cycling tourism in Rwanda.

Your tasks

  • Support the partner organization in establishing a new department for tourism in FERWACY, including strategy development, cooperation structures as well as resource management and acquisition
  • Enable the staff of the new department in performing their roles and responsibilities
  • Support of the partner organization in developing and managing a market-based portfolio of cycling tourism products in collaboration with other actors
  • Knowledge transfer of FERWACY on adopting and promoting cycling tourism related quality standards and certificates
  • Assist FERWACY in the development and implementation of a communication strategy to internationally market Destination Kivu Lake through Tour du Rwanda
  • Closely cooperate with the responsible colleagues of the new tourism department in Musanze


Your profile

  • Profile of the professional International experience in cycling tourism
  • Advanced knowledge in organizational development, project management and marketing
  • Excellent communication competencies and experience cooperation networks
  • Coaching and moderation skillsSound knowledge about cycling Tourism quality standards
  • Desirable capabilities/experiencesExperience in working with sports federations
  • Knowledge of methods of systematic organizational consulting
  • Fluent in English, French skills are an advantage

Location information

The position is based in Musanze, the touristic hub of Rwanda. Kigali. The city is located around 2 hours away from the capital Kigali and has all-year mild climate with temperatures between 15°C and 25°C and two rain seasons between March and May and between October and November. Musanze has good living conditions offering a variety of touristic attractions, international restaurants and sport facilities. The security situation is excellent allowing walks outside alone at night in most parts of town. Basic health care facilities and hospitals are available in Musanze; however, for specialised treatment a flight to Nairobi, South Africa or Europe might be necessary. English and French international primary and secondary schools as well as universities are only available in Kigali. Kinyarwanda is the national language, but English and French are widely spoken.



GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union. Moreover incoming applications will be considered after their date of receipt

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Our benefits

We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , For your service as a development worker we will pay you a monthly basic subsistence allowance. From the contractually agreed departure there is also an additional monthly expatriation allowance. This allowance increases if you are married and/or have dependent children - even if your family does not leave the country with you., Following your preparation in Germany, we offer you eight days’ departure leave so you can prepare for your deployment as a development worker., We reimburse the bulk of child care costs for dependent children under the age of 14 who are travelling with you. This entitlement lapses if your partner travels out with you and does not work as a development assistant or an integrated specialist. Up to 92.5% of costs for pre-school and school enrolment are covered. , We help you find somewhere to live locally and reimburse the costs based on country-specific rent index., For supply trips, such as for shopping, to school or to the doctor, you can either use your company car or claim a monthly fixed-sum travel allowance. You may also use the company car for private use with the consent of your superior. , We provide health and liability insurance for you and your family. Family members travelling with you are also covered by accident insurance. During your working hours you are also legally covered by accident insurance. In countries affected by crisis your protection includes a comprehensive risk management system, which minimises personal hazards and risks.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).


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