Rwanda has a population of approximately 11.3 million people which is dominated by young people with a median age of 19 years and a population growth rate of 2.6%. The GDP of the economy is 4,685 Billion Rwanda Francs (at constant 2011 prices) with an average growth rate of 7.12% over the last 5 years.

Labour force profile of energy sector

The Energy sector in the private sector in Rwanda has 8 principal activities. The retail of water products accounted for 39% while production, transmission and distribution of electricity accounted for 16%; water collection, treatment and supply accounted for 13.2% and energy support services accounted for 7%. Other activities are sewage services, water collection, treatment and disposal. The Energy establishments in the private sector had 1,668 labor units employed as Managers, Professionals (Engineers), Liberal Professionals, Technicians and Artisans. The production, transmission and distribution sub-sector had a share of 24.8% labor units; retail of water products 20.4%, and water collection, treatment and supply 15.4% of the total labor units. Of the total employees women constituted 15.8% while expatriates accounted for 3.2%.

1. Managers Existing Number Women Expatriates
2. Scientists Existing Number Women Expatriates
Civil Engineers 2000
Mechanical Engineers 1800
Electrical/Electronic Engineers 52248
Chemical Engineers 300
Environmental Engineers 200
Chemists 720
Environmental Protection Professionals 1720
Total 119288
3. Technicians Existing Number Women Expatriates
Physical and engineering science technicians 1500
Chemical and physical science technicians 1800
Civil Engineering Technicians 1700
Electrical Engineering Technicians 137618
Electronic Engineering Technicians 1400
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 2200
Chemical Engineering Technicians 1000
Incinerator and Water Treatment Plant Operators 2110
Power Production Plant Operators 4500
Plumbers 5150
Other Technicians 500
Total 3551218
4. Liberal Existing Number Women Expatriates
Finance Professionals (Accountants, Financial analysts, Investment advisors) 59261
Administration Professionals (management& org. analysts, HR) 62216
Sales and Marketing Professionals 791416
ICT Professionals 1311
ICT Technicians 620
Other Liberal Professional (e.g. Lawyers , health workers, security, paralegals) ?specify 1222
Total 2316626
5. Artisans Existing Number Women Expatriates
Clerical Support Occupations (secretaries, clerks other office workers) 25240
Customer service occupation (sales staff, retail cashiers, showroom attendants) 164601
Skilled Craftsmen/Artisans/Tradesmen (electricians, mechanics, plumbers) 14220
Plant Operators (incl. drivers, sorters, packers, drivers) 5521

Elementary occupations (unskilled workers, messengers, cleaners, gardeners, security guards, kitchen assistants)

Total 6291332