Rwanda Development Board Legal Expert Job

Legal Expert
The RDB is looking to recruit one International Legal Expert to join its Strategic Investments Unit (SIU). 
The SIU was created to lead the negotiation of strategic investments on behalf of the Government of Rwanda and across its stakeholders. 
Strategic investments are private investments that are either large (in terms of investment value), high impact (creation of many jobs), strategic (e.g., catalytic investment into a strategic sector) or complex (e.g., requires Government of Rwanda approval because it involves large tracts of public land).

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following functions:
  • Conduct legal analysis and develop recommendations with respect to legal aspects of investment proposals involving the Government of Rwanda for the RDB.
  • Conduct or lead negotiations of investments on behalf of the Government of Rwanda and coordination of negotiations with other government and private sector stakeholders.
  • Provide negotiation support e.g., preparations of negotiation positions and strategies to the CEO of RDB (or whomever may be the chief negotiator of the transaction at RDB).
  • Formal training and on the job coaching of the SIU’s Rwandan staff (of different skill levels).
  • Development of a strategy for required external training and skills development for the SIU staff.
  • Support the Head of the SIU in the development of a framework for managing the overall negotiation process and intra-departmental organizational structure and recruitment needs.
  • Support the Head of SIU in the development of methodologies to select/prioritize investment projects and of systems to plan and allocate efficiently the overall workflow of the SIU.
  • Support the Head of SIU in the development of a system to procure, commission and review external Experts to perform (1) company due diligence and (2) sector-specific analysis related to particular investments/projects.
  • Support the Head of SIU in the development of an efficient system to report on progress and highlight challenges to RDB and key external stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience

RDB is looking for candidates with the following profile:
  • A Masters or JD in law.
  • At least four years of relevant professional experience related to investment transactions in a reputable international law firm. Specialization in project finance or PPPs highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and contract drafting skills with respect to large, complex private or public-private investments.
  • Proven track record in successfully negotiating and implementing large, complex private or public-private investments. Experience working with governments to negotiate public-private investment in developing country context highly desirable.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, able to confidently work with senior public officials and private sector leaders.
  • Excellent business writing and presentation skills and verbal communication skills (in English).
  • Delivery focused, pragmatic, able to multi-task and get things done in a fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to inspire, coach, capacity build individuals, including people from different backgrounds and cultures and including senior managers.
  • Professional, detail orientated with high standards.
  • Excellent team leadership and coaching skills.
Closing Date for Applications: By 5pm, Friday 5th July, 2013. and should be e-mailed to