Rwanda: Media and External Relations Coordinator – AIMS Global Network

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

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

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational 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…

Media and External Relations Coordinator – AIMS Global Network

The Media and External Relations Coordinator will join a high-energy team focused on sharing success stories, streamlining internal communications processes and scaling up impact. As the Coordinator, you will primarily be responsible for media relations strategy implementation and some communications administrative support.

Led by the Global Group Director, Communications & Public Engagement | AIMS Global Network,

you will be a key resource for regularly pitching content to media that represents the work and impact of AIMS. You will also act as the point of contact for members of the press and other media representatives. Ultimately, you will work in tandem with the communications team maintain the AIMS brand to external partners and audiences.

This is a full-time opportunity based at the Secretariat office in Kigali, Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

· Bachelor’s Degree in Communications / Public Relations/Marketing/ Journalism or another related field.

· 2+ years of experience in journalism, communications or related field

· Strong and proven media relationships

· Excellent and proven writing and editing skills

· Ability and desire to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment.

· Bi-lingual (English/French), written and spoken

· Powerful storyteller

· Effective team player: Work fast and work well with others

· Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines

· Experience handling highly confidential information in a professional manner

· Issues engagement: Candidate stays engaged in global news, trends and emerging issues.

· Substantial experience in communications, advocacy, marketing, donor relations, fundraising or related field in an international development

· Proven skills in editing, proof reading and research, with excellent attention to detail.

· Ability to take initiative and manage assignments from conceptualization to completion

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Media and External Relations Coordinator” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until April 25, 2018.

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

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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