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.

Skills gaps in mining sector

Skills Gaps: - The mining sector has a total gap of 2, 721 labor units in the short term. Of these skills gaps 89.9% are skilled Mining Artisans, 4.1% Managers, 2.8% Technicians, 1.4% Liberals and 1.8% Scientists. These workers in the sector, particularly the 1,500 unskilled artisans who are already operating in the establishments need basic mining skills and basic communication/language (English/French) skills, health and business skills to be more efficient and effective.

1. Managers and Scientistsvacancy Proficiency Gap Expatriates
Mining Managers 06645
Sector specific
Mining Engineers Metallurgists 10220
Geologists and geo-physicists 740
Cartographers and Surveyors 041
Total 17301
2. Technicians vacancy Proficiency Gap Expatriates
Mining and metallurgical technicians 0510
Mining technicians 12120
Total 12630
3. Liberal Professionals vacancy Proficiency Gap Expatriates
Finance Professionals (Accountants, Financial analysts, Investment analysts) 6120
Administration Professional (HR, Procurement etc.) 1100
Sales Marketing and Public Relations Professionals 120
Lawyers 200
Science and Engineering Associate Professionals 021
Liberal profession (Health worker incharge of health and safety) 040
Total 10301
4. Artisans vacancy Proficiency Gap Expatriates
Plant Operators 031
Skilled Craftsmen/Artisans/Tradesmen (electricians, carpenters, masons, motor mechanics, plumbers) 107912120
Customer service occupation (sales staff, retail cashiers, showroom attendants) 020
Elementary occupations (unskilled workers, messengers, cleaners, gardeners, security guards, waiters, kitchen assistants ) 291351
Total 110813522