Communications & Media Manager

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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 center opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centers 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…

Communications & Media Manager, Quantum Leap Africa!

In this role and reporting to the Director & Lead Scientist – Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), the Communications and Media Manager, Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) will manage Communications and Media efforts of the QLA, creating engaging content that tells the QLA story.

As the ideal candidate, you will collaborate with the Director & Lead Scientist – Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) to develop and implement the QLA Communications plan and you will manage external communications including press releases and other communiques.

The Communications & Media Manager QLA will lead the development and implementation of engagement strategies for global campaigns using industry best practices and support the AIMS Communications team in drafting QLA annual and quarterly reports including donor reporting.

This is a full-time opportunity based at the QLA Office, Remera Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications / Public Relations/Marketing/ Journalism or another related field.
  • 3+ 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.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (French is an asset).
  • 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, proofreading and research, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage assignments from conceptualization to completion

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 careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Communications & Media Manager QLA” in the subject line).  Applications will be accepted until October 12, 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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