Hospital planner at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda (KFHR)

Vacancy Announcement: Hospital planner

Number of Post : 1(One)

Supervisor : Project Executive Committee

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Employment : Full-Time

Duration : 1 year contractual – Renewable

Effective start : May 15, 2024


King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation (KFHRF) is a non-profit NGO dedicated to supporting the growth of Rwanda’s health sector. Through various programs, partnerships, and services at King Faisal Hospital and other hospitals across the country, the Foundation strives to enhance specialized medical care, facilitate clinical research, promote education and capacity building, and advance social welfare initiatives.

King Faisal Hospital Rwanda (KFHR) is a 150-bed hospital built in 1991 and provides quaternary-level services to the entire nation of Rwanda. At the current, hospital services are at 80-90% capacity and in some cases, such as maternity, over 100% capacity. As such, it is currently undergoing plans to expand with appropriate adjustments made also to diagnostic and support services to serve the community over a 30-plus year horizon.

King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation is therefore seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of full-timeHospital planner to ensure that healthcare facilities are efficiently designed, constructed, and equipped to meet the needs of patients, medical staff, and the community of King Faisal Hospital Rwanda.

Detailed Key Performance Indicators and Terms of Reference will be provided to the selected candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Needs assessment: Conduct comprehensive needs assessments to identify the healthcare requirements of the local community and ensure that the expansion project aligns with these needs.
  2. Functional design: Collaborate with architects, engineers, and medical professionals to develop functional designs and layouts for the expanded hospital facility, considering factors such as patient flow, operational efficiency, and infection control.
  3. Space planning: Lead the space planning process to optimize the utilization of space within the hospital, ensuring that different departments are appropriately situated to facilitate seamless patient care and staff workflows.
  4. Equipment planning: Coordinate the selection and placement of medical equipment and technology, taking into account clinical requirements, technological advancements, and budget constraints.
  5. Regulatory compliance: Ensure compliance with local building codes, zoning regulations, and healthcare industry standards in all aspects of hospital planning and design.
  6. Sustainability and environmental considerations: Integrate sustainable design principles and environmentally friendly practices into the expansion project to minimize environmental impact and enhance operational efficiency.
  7. Project communication: Provide regular progress updates to senior management and stakeholders, and address any issues or challenges that may arise during the planning and implementation phases.


  • Master’s degree in healthcare infrastructure management or related field.
  • Proven experience of minimum 20 years in hospital planning and healthcare facility design, and Construction project management, preferably in the healthcare industry.
  • Knowledge of Healthcare Industry: Strong knowledge of healthcare industry standards, regulations, best practices related to hospital planning and design, space planning, medical equipment requirements, infection control, patient safety, and healthcare operations.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are important for collaborating with architects, engineers, healthcare professionals, administrators, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders involved in the planning and construction process.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in relevant software tools and technologies commonly used in hospital planning and design, such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, project management software, and Microsoft Office suite. Familiarity with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is an added advantage.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Knowledge of local building codes, zoning regulations, healthcare facility licensing requirements, and accreditation standards (e.g., Joint Commission, LEED) is necessary to ensure that hospital projects comply with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Attention to Detail and Quality Orientation: A meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work are essential traits for hospital planners, as errors or oversights in planning and design can have significant implications for patient care and safety.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: The ability to adapt to changing project requirements, priorities, and timelines, and to work effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment is important for success in hospital planning roles.


Qualified applicants will be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.


KFHRF does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing, or any other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. We cannot be held accountable for any fee paid to any agency or agent to help you in your application and, we do not collect information on whether you have paid any fee to any agent.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit

  1. A cover letter/ motivation letter expressing applicant’s interest for the position.
  2. Academic testimonials.
  3. A detailed CV.
  4. Portfolio of previous projects.
  5. Letters of recommendation from previous employers or clients.
  6. Project proposal plan: A detailed proposal outlining your approach to hospital planning and construction for the 600-bed project, including your understanding of the project requirements, timeline, and key deliverables.
  7. Certificates and licenses (Any certificate related to hospital planning role)
  8. Portfolio of projects showcasing previous projects the applicant has been involved in, particularly those related to medical equipment planning and implementation for the big-scale project.

Applications should be submitted by Click here by May 17 ,2024, at 11:59 PM CAT. Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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