Project Architect at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation (KFHRF)

Vacancy Announcement: Project Architect

Number of Posts : 1(One)

Supervisor : Project Manager

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Employment : Full-Time

Duration : 1 year contractual – Renewable


King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation (KFHRF) is a non-profit Foundation dedicated to supporting the growth of Rwanda’s health sector. Through various programs, partnerships, and services at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda 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. Currently, KFH is undergoing plans to expand to 600+ beds 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-timeProject Architect to assist in the above project of design and build of King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Expansion from 150 to 600 beds.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee architectural Design and Development:

  1. Lead the review of conceptualization, development, and refinement of architectural designs in alignment with project objectives and client requirements.
  2. Translate client briefs and design guidelines into innovative and functional architectural solutions that optimize space, aesthetics, and functionality.
  3. Utilize advanced knowledge of architectural principles, building codes, and regulations to ensure compliance and safety standards are met throughout the design and execution process.

Project Coordination and Collaboration:

  1. Work closely with the project manager and the all teams to integrate architectural designs seamlessly into the overall project scope.
  2. Facilitate coordination meetings, design reviews, and presentations to communicate design intent, resolve conflicts, and ensure alignment across all project phases.

Documentation and Drawing Management:

  1. Oversee the preparation and production of detailed architectural drawings, specifications, and construction documents in accordance with project schedules and milestones.
  2. Review and quality-check architectural drawings and documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with industry standards and best practices.
  3. Maintain organized and up-to-date documentation throughout the project lifecycle, including revisions, markups, and as-built drawings.

Construction Administration:

  1. Provide on-site support and guidance during the construction phase to ensure adherence to design intent, quality standards, and contractual requirements.
  2. Conduct regular site visits and inspections to monitor progress, address issues, and verify compliance with architectural drawings and specifications.
  3. Collaborate with contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers to resolve technical queries, review shop drawings, and facilitate construction-related decision-making processes.

Client Engagement and Communication:

  1. Serve as the primary point of contact for architectural-related inquiries, feedback, and updates from the client and other stakeholders.
  2. Build strong relationships with all stakeholders by demonstrating a deep understanding of their needs, preferences, and objectives throughout the project lifecycle.
  3. Present design proposals, progress reports, and deliverables of a project in a clear, professional, and persuasive manner.

Leadership and Mentorship:

  1. Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to other team members to foster professional growth, skill development, and knowledge sharing.
  2. Lead by example, demonstrating a commitment to excellence, integrity, and continuous improvement in all aspects of architectural practice.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited institution, Master’s degree is an advantage.
  2. Be registered as a Professional Architect with a proven license in RIA (Rwanda Institute of Architects).
  3. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in architectural design, development, and project management, with at least a minimum of 5 projects focusing on healthcare projects having the same role, including an understanding of medical workflows, patient care standards, and regulatory requirements specific to hospitals..
  4. Proven Having demonstrated experience collaborating with BIM modelers confers a distinct advantage
  5. Proficiency in industry-standard software tools, including AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and others.
  6. In-depth understanding of healthcare building codes, regulations, and standards, such as those related to patient safety, infection control, accessibility, and medical equipment requirements.
  7. Understanding of patient-centered design principles to create environments that promote healing, comfort, privacy, and dignity for patients and their families.
  8. Ability to identify and mitigate risks associated with hospital design, such as construction delays, budget overruns, regulatory non-compliance, and safety hazards.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via this link by April 22nd, 2024, at 23:59 CAT. Questions can be directed to

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