Job Title:        Due-diligence Expert

Location:         Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Date:  December 03rd, 2021


JOB DESCRIPTION – Impact Hub Kigali: Deep Dive Africa Startup Due-diligence Expert


(2 months- 0.3 FTE) Position Summary

Impact Hub Kigali is looking for a Startup Due-diligence Expert to support our Local Programs team of experts in the delivery of the second interaction of Deep Dive Africa, a program that seeks to bring investment capital to carefully handpicked startups in Accra, Lagos, Kigali, and Nairobi. 

The Startup Due-diligence Expert will be focused on spending time (at least a day per venture), looking through their data room, and giving feedback to ensure startups are well equipped to present and have smooth dialogues with investors.

The Startup Due-diligence Expert will report directly to the Regional Program Manager and Local Program Manager.


Everyone has ideas for making the world a better place – Impact Hub is a place to make them happen. With 100+ open Impact Hubs, more than 17,000 members around the world, and a combined global team of over 1000 makers, we have created a collaborative ecosystem that inspires, connects, and enables people across the world to sustainably impact society. Started in 2005 with just a single Impact Hub, we have now become a tightly connected network spanning the globe.

Impact Hub is about people who see and do things differently. We invite you to join us!

As part of this evolution, we are now looking for an exceptional individual to join us as the Deep Dive Africa Startup Due-diligence Expert for Kigali.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of post-COVID economic recovery. 

The Startup Due-diligence Expert would be responsible for reviewing and examining the Data rooms presented by the startups before they engage with investors and mitigate the risks of investment decisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Explore the Investment Fit: Assess if the investment proposal made is in line with the respective startup’s investment philosophy
  • Determine if the investment opportunities fit the fund’s investment criteria
  • Hosting 1:1 sessions with startups to assess data rooms and provide to be used in updates towards investment events
  • Work collaboratively with the Impact Hub Kigali program team and the startups to create a well-integrated program
  • Support startups in preparing their data rooms to be ready for the investor meetings and events 
  • Reporting on startups according to the Startup Due-diligence Expert responsibilities

Candidate Profile

Why do it?

  • To support, advance, and shape innovation processes in the COVID economic recovery context.
  • To assist the process of sourcing early-stage investment capital for African companies that have proven product-market fit but are not able to raise either a pre-seed or seed rounds of funding, to pursue growth.
  • To ensure that venture capital investors from outside of Africa have new opportunities for investment in the region.
  • To strengthen your skills in coaching more advanced startups and liaising with international development partners and government agencies.
  • To advance your knowledge of key innovation tools and methodologies.

Are we a match?

  • You have relevant professional experience in the Startup Due diligence in the impact/tech ecosystem or working with startups.
  • You are a team player and able to assess and advise on relationships across a wide range of organizations and partners.
  • You are a good communicator with excellent written and verbal skills (fluent in English).
  • You have excellent user skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and have
    delivered projects with one of the widely used project management tools.
  • You are comfortable interacting with several stakeholders and able to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary and distributed teams.
  • You have previous experience in understanding diverse market dynamics and can work
    across different cultures in a respectful way to the local reality
  • You are passionate about and immersed in relevant topics, developments and
    conversations in the field of innovation.
  • You are open-minded, self-reliant, and excited about being part of a diverse, fast-paced, international environment.
  • You can demonstrate key components of the Impact Hub approach:
    entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation, and exceptional execution ability.

Job Specification

  • Role: Deep Dive Africa Startup Due-diligence Expert 
  • Position: Part-time (0.3 FTE) for a period of 2 months (January 2022 – February 2022)
  • Team Engagement: Independent contractor
  • Reporting: Regional Programs Manager and Local Program Manager (Impact Hub Kigali)
  • Location: East Africa (preferably Kigali)
  • Remuneration (independent contractor): EUR 2,000 for the full duration of the contract (inclusive of all taxes) 
    • The contractor will be responsible for paying their VAT and other local taxes applicable.

Application Process

 including the following documents:
– CV or Resume.
– Brief motivation letter

– Subject of the email should be “DDA 2021Startup Due-diligence Expert Application”

    • Upon initial screening, additional interviews will be conducted.
    • In case of any questions, please email [email protected]
  • Starting date for the position: January 2022
  • Application deadline: December 03rd, 2021