National online job portal in the pipeline in Rwanda
Written by: Administrator
Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 10:13
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) June7 organized a consultative meeting with various stakeholders ahead of the launch of its ‘Kora’ online job portal.
‘Kora’ is designed to facilitate job seekers to find suitable employment by generating employment information, linking them with potential employers as well as offering employers with information that can enhance the efficient use of human resources in their organizations.
Kora was developed by RDB in collaboration with the GIZ (German Development Corporation Agency) under the joint Rwanda-German Eco-Emploi (Promotion of Economy and Employment) program.
The meeting convened stakeholders from government institutions, private employment service providers and companies.
While making her opening remarks, Elodie Rusera, the RDB Chief Skills Officers said:
“The role of ICT solutions in employment services is critical in attaining and connecting job seekers to employers as well as providing information to the many users within the job creation eco-system.
The objective of establishing a well-functioning public job portal is to improve outreach and quality of public employment services which eventually results in job-matching.”
Faustin Mwambari, the Director General of Labour and Employment at the Ministry of Public Service and Labor said:
“This portal comes at a suitable time when statistics show that the unemployment rate is high among our youth.
At the same time, statistics from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) show that over 3.7 million people in Rwanda are active internet users. So through the Kora online portal, job seekers will be able to create their profiles with all required information and search and apply for available jobs posted while organizations will also be able to advertise existing vacancies and read through applications conveniently.”
Inga Kluender-Pruss, the Deputy Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Kigali noted:
“Digitalization is a cross-cutting area of the German development cooperation. Today one result of how digital solutions can enable job matching and career planning was presented to us. Now Rwanda has a nationwide, state of the art platform for providing employment services which are vital for a growing economy.”