Vacancy Announcement: Project Officer in the EU Delegation to Rwanda

15.09.2022 Expired

The European Union Delegation to Rwanda is looking for a Project  Officer – Environment, Climate Action, Biodiversity (Local Agent Group 1) in the Delegation’s Cooperation Section.

Deadline for application: 7 October 2022


We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organizations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to Rwanda, Kigali works in close coordination with the Embassies and Consulates of the 27 EU Member States. We are a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and represent the European Union in dealings with the Rwandan government in areas that are part of the EU’s remit.

We offer

The post of Project  Officer – Environment, Climate Action, Biodiversity (Local Agent Group 1) in the Delegation’s Cooperation Section. The team consists of 5 people and there are occasional atypical working hours.

Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation, and on the changes of these needs. The successful candidate will serve under the supervision and responsibility of the Team Leader of the “Rural Development, Environment, Biodiversity and Gender” section, providing support, expertise and assistance in the areas of environment, climate action and biodiversity.

Please click on the link below for main tasks and duties required


The base salary will depend on relevant and verified employment experience. The vacancy is permanent contract.  There is a competitive benefits package, subject to certain conditions, including, health insurances and a retirement savings plan.

The expected start date will be December 1st   2022. 

Eligibility criteria and selection criteria


Compulsory minimum requirements Eligibility Criteria


Selection Criteria, basis for awarding merit points for selection


University Degree in Environmental studies, Environmental economics, Sustainable Management of natural resources, Green and Climate Finance, Economics.

A double degree, preferably including one from an internationally accredited university.

Professional experience

4 years’ experience in the technical and financial management of projects.


Demonstrated operational knowledge of and experience with relevant public institutions and/or civil society organisations relating to environment, climate action and biodiversity.


1-Work experience with a European Union Delegation or in project funded by the European Union.


2-Experience in managing development programmes or working for a development agency.


3-Experience in participating in relevant fora and delivering on quality briefs in the areas of environment, biodiversity and climate action.


4-Experience in policy formulation in the areas of environment, climate action and/or biodiversity



Knowledge of languages 

Excellent command of English (C1 Level)


Oral and written in French and/or Kinyarwanda and Swahili

Knowledge of IT tools

Ability to efficiently use standard software packages like Microsoft offices – at least Word, Excel, PowerPoint;



How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their application and supporting documents by email (maximum size 1MB) to: with the subject of the message : "Application LA: Project Officer – [Family Name and first name].

The package should include a motivation letter, a Europass format CV ( and 2 references.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually and invited to a test and interviews. Recruitment of the successful candidate will be subject to medical fitness.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to

Local Agent
How to apply?

Please refer to details of how to apply under the job profile and requirements on the left