Apply for the Senior Program Officer position – AIMS Industry Initiative!

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training in mathematical sciences, research and public engagement in STEM. Its mission is to empower talented young Africans to be creative leaders in Science and Technology. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda.

Each AIMS Centre provides expertly tailored academic and non-academic programs, training around 50 African students each year and preparing them for leadership in the domains of academia, government and industry. The AIMS academic program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Senior Program Officer – AIMS Industry Initiative!

Senior Program Officer – AIMS Industry Initiative, will join a high-energy team focused on sharing
success stories and scaling up impact. The Senior Program Officer will provide support to the
AIMS Industry Initiative and NEF department to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery
of its various programs and activities. The Senior Officer will be expected to support
departmental programs and activities including innovation,communication, reporting,
and administrative duties.

As the Senior Officer in this new role, you will support the implementation of various activities for
the AIMS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program; you will manage the selection process of the
fellows as part of the AIMS Rwanda Incubator; provide fellows with technical and professional
development with focused supervision and mentorship and support the implementation of technical
development programs and initiatives including the development of concept notes.

Led by the Director of AIMS Industry Initiative, you will develop high-quality documents such as
reports, presentations, flyers, and success stories to highlight the impact of departmental programs
and activities; develop and implement all media content related to public engagement activities for
the department. You will also provide communication support requirements with regard to the
departmental activities across its platforms, including website and social media platforms, and keep
an updated list of internal and external stakeholders and reporting requirements.

As the ideal candidate, you will assist in the preparation of scheduled reports and maintenance of
the filing system for the department and in the coordination of department procedures and
reporting. You will facilitate payments to vendors and/or other stakeholders by preparing payment
requests and supporting documentation to the finance department. In addition, you will support in
organizing departmental meetings, events, and programs. You will provide daily logistical support
for departmental activities, events, and programs as well as other requests made from time to time.

This is a 2-Year (renewable) opportunity based at AIMS Rwanda Centre in Kigali Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

  • Master’s Degree in Communications / Public Relations / Marketing / Journalism / Arts / Social
    Sciences or other related field with at least 2 years of hands-on project management or
    Bachelor’s Degree in Communications / Public Relations / Marketing / Journalism / Arts / Social
    Sciences or other related field with at least 5 years of hands-on project management.
  • Management skills required, demonstrate organizational skills and strong commitment to learning.
  • Experience working on program development, particularly related to entrepreneurship and
  • Fluency in English (reading and writing) is required; Knowledge of Kinyarwanda/French is an added
  • Excellent communication skills–verbal and administrative writing.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), online applications (Google Apps, SharePoint,
    Skype, Teams and Zoom) and social media.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and achieve results on required deadlines.
  • Good attitude, high-level of integrity and keen to work in a multicultural and global environment.
  • Flexible, intellectually curious and creative.
  • Must be based in Rwanda and eligible to legally live and work in Rwanda.

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Click on this link to apply.

Application Deadline: April 17th 2024

Should no feedback be received from AIMS within four weeks of the deadline, kindly accept that your
application will not be further pursued. AIMS reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole

AIMS is an equal opportunity employer. Visit to learn more about AIMS.

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