Rwanda: Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager!

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

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, 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…

Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager!**

The Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager, AIMS Global Network, will join a high-energy team focused on sharing success stories and scaling up impact. As the Senior Manager of this new role your energies will focus on the development and implementation of strategic communication and public engagement efforts of AIMS, creating engaging content that tells the AIMS story and making linkages between AIMS centres, Chapters & initiatives.

In this role and reporting to the Global Group Director Communications & Public Engagement, the Senior Communications and Public Engagement Manager will manage AIMS’ content strategy, lead the development and implementation of an alumni engagement strategy and manage communications for major AIMS campaigns. You will also be in charge of the compilation and design of AIMS annual reporting including donor reporting.

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

Do you have what we need?

· A Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or Journalism or any other relevant field

· At least three (3) years’ experience implementing a communication plan for a large organization or international organization including managerial experience;

· A strong writer with at least two (2) years’ experience creating content for various platforms (including blogs);

· Experience using design and editing tools to create content including GIFs and short videos is required

· Knowledge of communication (including online and social media) trends and best practices;

· Ability to work independently and take initiative as required;

· Ability to effectively manage multiple and often conflicting priorities;

· Ability to interact with a diverse group of professionals across multiple geographic boundaries, time zones and cultures;

· Being bilingual (English/French) is an asset

· Familiarity with the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of working in Africa and ability and willingness to travel within and out of Africa;

· Self-sufficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), web-based applications (Dropbox, Google, Skype) and digital analytics and scheduling tools

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 in English to: (i.e. quote “Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until July 10, 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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