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Team Leader (m/f/d) for E-Commerce Marketplaces

Team Leader (m/f/d) for E-Commerce Marketplaces
Governance and Economic Development
Name of project:
Enabling the Future of E-Commerce
Task description:

Project description:

The E-Commerce project 2, part of the GIZ Rwanda Invest for Jobs Programme, supports the Rwandan Government in concluding the work performed to date, which includes:

Developing a future-proof business model for the successful and sustained operations of an ECommerce Public-Private Partnership (PPP), subsequently deploying, and operating the PPP as guided by the model. The model shall include, inter alia, a PPP agreement, a revenue model, ECommerce marketplaces for domestic and international sales, detailed specifications for operations which include establishing and operating a network of up to seven E-Commerce Service Centres, agreements with fulfilment partners to provide services, and consignment agreements with goods/services sellers (SMEs).

Completing, deploying and operating the Odoo software suite for business, which shall comprehensively support all business activities of the E-Commerce PPP. This includes operations of two E-Commerce marketplaces and all its associated ERP support systems (e.g. accounting, invoicing, payments, warehousing) at the back-offices of the E-Commerce Service Centres, its fulfilment partners, goods/services sellers, and possibly selected buyers.

Main tasks of the Team Leader:

  • Developing and documenting an agreed project vision (end of project situation); developing a roadmap, strategy and resource requirements
  • Managing agreed project controls
  • Managing output delivery on time, within budget and to stated functionality and quality
  • Managing communications, risks, configuration, quality and change
  • Managing project financials in consultation with the project’s GIZ liaison officer
  • Managing staff including experts for short-term assignments
  • Developing and implementing the business model and business plan for the E-Commerce PPP
  • Facilitating the selection and recruitment of the management team and staff required for the operations of the E-Commerce PPP
  • Preparing the PPP Agreement which will form the institutional agreement for the sustained operations of the E-Commerce PPP, together with the Rwandan Government
  • Preparing the conclusion of outstanding partnership agreements
  • Supervising the design, implementation and evaluation of capacity development measures for stakeholders of the E-Commerce PPP (government, business associations), ECSC staff, fulfilment and maintenance partners as well as domestic goods/services sellers (SMEs) with regard to E-Commerce marketplaces-related physical and digital operations, fulfilment partners’ integration, SME/sellers’ integration and buyer relationships
  • Coaching the management team of the E-Commerce PPP in growing the business
  • University degree (bachelor’s/master’s) in Business Management, Marketing, Information Technologies/Management, Data Sciences, or other related degrees
  • Knowledge of English (C1)
  • 15 years of professional experience in business management and/or private sector/ entrepreneurship development
  • 7 years of professional experience in E-Commerce
  • 3 years of experience in setting up E-Commerce marketplaces
  • 5 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in an organisation, preferably an E-Business
  • 3 years of work experience in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • 3 years of experience working in development cooperation projects
Mission start date:
February 2021
Mission end date:
January 2023
24 months
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+49 6172 930 414
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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