Saturday, April 8, 2017

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)Project Coordinator - QLA



Closing date: 21 Apr 2017
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 an
d 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, 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 opportunity as the…
Project Coordinator – Quantum Leap Africa (QLA)
The Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) project is an integral component of the AIMS in Rwanda EcoSystem launched in Kigali April 3rd! QLA is a world-class centre of scientific research excellence at the leading edge of information science and technology with a mandate to position Rwanda as a global information leader!
In support of the QLA project, we are in search of a smart, enthusiastic individual to join the team as its first Project Coordinator. Inspired by an ambitious mandate, and led by the Project Developer, you will be responsible to initiate, administer and organize all project related activities, with the goal of achieving a flawless implementation of the Quantum Leap Africa project.
As an aspiring administrative professional, you will be at ease to work in start-up mode – to identify, develop and implement the necessary administrative systems and processes to effectively and efficiently support day-to-day operations of QLA. In this start-up role, you will interact and collaborate with a diverse team of administrative, program and financial professionals across our global Network. Additionally, you have the aptitude to confidently contribute to the preparation of grant documents and grant applications; you bring strong English language skills to accurately write donor reports and to implement aspects of the communications and public engagement plan, and, you enjoy and capably manage multiple priorities with competing demands.
This is a full time, opportunity based at the QLA Centre of Excellence in Kigali, Rwanda.
Do you have what we need?
· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field
· Minimum of 2 years’ experience coordinating and delivery projects
· Strong English language skills; French a desired asset
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Excellent stakeholder-facing and internal communication skills
· Solid organizational skills; ability to multi-task, with attention to detail
· Highly Proficient in a Windows environment using MS Office and select internet applications (Google Docs, Dropbox, Skype), in addition to project management tools
· Experience in non-profit environnent, an asset
· Exposure to social media, an asset
· Flexible, intellectually curious and creative
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: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Project Coordinator - QLA” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until April 21, 2017.
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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