Job Title:       Communications & Events Manager 

Location:         Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Date:  Sunday, 16th of December 


JOB DESCRIPTION – Communications & Events Manager 


We believe that bottom-up innovation is the key to development and the creation of a better future for Rwanda and for the world. We are passionate about bringing together entrepreneurs, creatives, and all drivers of positive social change. We envision Impact Hub Kigali as the center of the social enterprise community in Kigali. With our community workspace, countless events, and impactful innovation programs, we believe we will all become greater than our collective individual parts. 



Impact Hubs catalyze a vibrant community, meaningful content, and an inspiring space to help you move from intention to impact. While every Impact Hub offers a collaborative space and supportive working environment, each has its own unique local flavor. Impact Hubs are curators of physical and virtual work and social spaces designed to help materialize your vision for a better world–offering a unique mix of infrastructure, connections, inspiration, and learning for people who want to move their ideas from intention to impact. 


Impact Hub Kigali provides three distinct elements: 

  • A physical space that offers a flexible infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect 
  • Countless events facilitating connections, inspiring and fostering social innovation 
  • Innovation programs to support entrepreneurs and build an innovation ecosystem 


Communications & events manager 

As a communications and events manager, you support the team in the successful communication & promotion of our work as well as in the organization of events. You work closely with the IHK team as well as collaborate and liaise with our program partners. This is a full-time position and you report to the Managing Director.



As an ideal Communications and Events Manager, you exhibit the following qualities and provide proof of the following experience: 

  • University graduate with experience in communications, social media, and events management  
  • Experience producing digital content and managing social media accounts 
  • Knowledge in managing websites and using WordPress 
  • Experience and strong interest in organizing and promoting engaging events 
  • Creative and dedicated approach towards community building 
  • Interest in learning about our community and willingness to build it / make it grow   
  • Excellent marketing and communication skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Ability to think creatively and to work independently / take initiative 
  • Fluency in English is required. Ability to speak French and/or local language is highly preferred.  
  • Commitment of at least 2 years
  • Passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability topics and eagerness to learn and grow 



As a communications and events manager, you support the team in the successful communication and promotion of our activities, management of our community, and organization of events. Your responsibilities include maintaining our website and social media, creating engaging content, ensuring our community’s well-being, and organizing events for our community. Specific tasks include: 



  • Manage and update the IHK website 
  • Manage our social media channels and produce highly engaging content 
  • Write articles for the website 
  • Create and manage the branding of all IHK activities digitally and offline
  • Document programs and events by taking pictures, posting on social media, crafting stories, etc
  • Drafting press releases 


  • Organize events for the community and local startups, both online and in-person
  • Welcome guests to the events, being a friendly face of the Impact Hub
  • Deliver a 60-second pitch about Impact Hub Kigali at the start of the event  
  • Help setting up the venue and ensure smooth set-up/set-down of events
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings & events, including catering, materials, etc 



  • Greet everyone who comes into the space, and provide tours for new members 
  • Provide information about space rental and membership at all times
  • Identify and attract new members into our community 
  • Respond to inquiries from potential members and partners 
  • Get to know our community and take care of the wellness of the community 
  • Organize a community event once a month 
  • Keep meeting room schedule updated
  • Update membership and partners database 
  • Engage in word-of-mouth marketing to build the network 




  1. Fill out the application form and attach your CV (not more than 2 pages) through this link: 
  2. Deadline for submission of application: Sunday, 16th of January 2022. 
  3. Do not submit a cover letter.