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Junior Expert (Civil Engineering / Architect)

The Junior Programme aims to contribute to the development of a new generation of young people who, following their Junior Expert experience, will commit both in the North and the South to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). During their field experience the focus is on developing competences, on innovation, on contact with the local reality and on networking. This way, young experts can professionally contribute to the project/programme to which they are assigned; and at the same time, they acquire the necessary competences and expertise to actively contribute to the SDGs.

The young people work at least 1 and at most 2 years in a project of Enabel or of one of the Non-governmental Actors (NGA) that are affiliated with the Junior Programme. Please go to our website to discover the list of the affiliated NGAs.

The Programme accepts young people aged 30 at most, who are European nationals, who have a master’s or professional bachelor’s degree and who master French or Dutch (the selection takes place in French or Dutch).

General information

Reference code: ​RWA.2002 - Junior Expert Sustainable Architecture (Enabel) ​

Work location: 3244, Kigali, Enabel, 

Contract type: CDI with terme clause

Contract duration: 1 year extendable

Maximum contract extension: 12 months

Expected contract start date:  between 1/10/2020 and 20/11/2020.

Monthly gross salary package: 1.504,51 euro plus reimbursement of accommodation costs and various benefits. Please consult our webpages for more information.


The intervention aims at promoting off-farm job creation through the construction of priority local economic infrastructure. These infrastructure investments should be sustainable, being designed and managed in a way to maintain a balance between the social, economic and environmental spheres. They shoudl be inclusive, ensuring citizen and private sector engagement and participation and favoring the integration of the poorest into the economic development process. Moreover, promoting urban resilience, it should be an enabling environment adapted to the climate changes.

The beneficiaries are the local government (district), central government (Mininfra, Loda, RHA…), TVET schools, local entrepreneurs in construction field. Main activities include support and follow up of the whole design and construction process and capacity building at district level.


The JE will work in close contact with the districts technicians to assess the feasibility studies of the infrastructure, especially for the sustainable approach of the project; He/she will do capacity building in sustainable architecture for the local staff.


Required training/degree (eliminatory on CV):

Master or Professional Bachelor's Degree

  • Civil/industrial/electrical engineer/Architect

Required professional experience (internships included/eliminatory on CV):

  • Specialisation in sustainable architecture or any other study with this dimension (please indicate this clearly in your CV)
  • Siteworks surveyance experience (3 months)

Preferred assets (not eliminatory on CV):

  • Experience in participatory design
  • BIM (Building Information Management) knowledge
  • Use of graphic softwares (eg Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator...)

Language skills:

  • English: essential
  • French: essential

Discover the complete job description.

Admission criteria

Only candidates who meet the following prerequisite admission criteria on 8th April 2020 can apply:

1- At least hold a professional bachelor's degree or an academic masters , either issued in Belgium or recognized as having equivalent status by competent Belgian authorities. (A professional bachelor degree gives direct access to a profession, unlike academic bachelor degree who only gives access to enrolment in an academic Master’s program).

2- Hold Belgian nationality or be a citizen of a member state of the European Economic Union or the Swiss Confederation.

3- Born after 8th April 1989.

4- Able to deliver an extract from their criminal record to prove their behaviour in accordance with the requirements of the job and enjoying full civil and political rights

5- Specific criteria (see profile)

You'll be asked to provide documents that prove you meet these criteria in case of an actual recruitment for a Junior Expert position.

Application instructions

Please follow the instructions underneath to complete your online CV and to submit your application correctly and timely. Only applicants who meet all prerequisite admission criteria and who have submitted a complete application will be invited to the rest of the selection procedure.

1 - Please complete all blocks of information directly in your candidate profile  (CV online) in one of these languages: EN, FR or Dutch.

2- Apply for one or more jobs in the language of the job offer.

  • The job offer is written in English, write your motivation letter in ENGLISH!
  • The job offer is written in French, write it in FRENCH !

3-Copy-paste your motivation letter in the requested field in this language (if needed)

4- Be as complete as possible in the information you share about your education, and your current and previous work experience. We cannot accept incomplete applications.

5- We advise you to save your data regularly. Beware also of the fact that the application tool does not make it easy to edit long descriptions directly in your candidate profile, because the full text is not visible until you’ve finished editing. We advise you therefore to prepare any long items on a separate word document and to copy paste it later on.

Answer all the extra questions on the second page.

6- Attach at the end your motivation letter and CV in pdf in the LANGUAGE OF THE JOB OFFER. Applications that are not written in this language, will not be accepted.

If you are interested, please apply between 25th March (12:00 in the afternoon) and 8th April 2020 (12:00 in the afternoon) – Brussel Local Time.  Past the cut-off the date it will be impossible to submit your application for this job.

For more information regarding the selection you can send e-mail to

For more information regarding this position you can contact the Junior Programme Project Officer

Maureen Debruyne – - +32 (0) 477 97 47 84

 We thank you in advance for your interest in our Junior Programme.


Junior Expert (Civil Engineering / Architect)

Junior Programme (Enabel), Kigali
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