Friday, August 5, 2016

AIMS,Manager, Stakeholder Relations Jobs in Rwanda

CLOSE: 12/08/2016
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 and Tanzania. AIMS is preparing to open its 6th Centre in Kigali, 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, governance 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 new opportunity as the…

Manager, Stakeholder Relations – Office of the President & CEO

Reporting to and on behalf of the President CEO, the incumbent will be responsible to manage the administrative, political and cultural relationships and dealings with the Government of Rwanda (GoR).

The incumbent will be challenged and inspired by an ever-changing and evolving work environment, as he/she works to establish, nurture and develop those partnerships that will enable and advance the networks contributions of education, innovation and scientific discovery to the Rwandan eco-system.

With your confident and approachable demeanor, you will be at ease to collaborate with a mix of internal and external colleagues inclusive of academic, administrative, corporate, community and political professionals. You have had experience interacting with contacts in academic institutions, the private sector and development agencies with prior success managing multiple, time sensitive demands.

Having closely worked with Presidents & CEO’s and executive staff, you are familiar with and have the capacity to anticipate, plan for and take initiative to coordinate the end to end process of complex travel and calendar scheduling, you recognize the need for and readily demonstrate your ability to apply sound judgement, tact and diplomacy and, you superbly articulate your thoughts, both verbally and in writing, ensuring to suitably represent and manage the organizations reputation.

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

Do you have what we need?

· Diploma or bachelor degree in Politics, Communications, or Business Administration

· A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

· Must be a self-starter with a proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgement, tact and diplomacy

· Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively across multiple geographic regions, time zones and cultures with colleagues, key partners, stakeholders the public at large

· Superb English and French language skills, both written and oral to articulate thoughts, concepts and the perspectives of AIMS

· High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information

· Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, implement, oversee and manage multiple demands simultaneously

· Savvy proficiency with MS Office applications, internet applications (i.e. Dropbox, Skype, GoogleDocs), relationship management software and social media.

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: (i.e. quote “Manager, Stakeholder Relations” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until August 12, 2016.

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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