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Junior Program Manager

On-site Kigali, Rwanda


Since its establishment in 2015, Impact Hub Kigali has emerged as a central pillar of innovation and collaboration within Rwanda. Operating as an innovation lab, business incubator and accelerator, and social enterprise community center, IHK is committed to driving sustainable development through bottom-up innovation. Our mission is to engage and unite entrepreneurs, creatives, and advocates for positive change within a vibrant community that is geared towards creating sustainable and significant impact. At IHK, we are dedicated to devising and implementing solutions that foster a better future for Rwanda by addressing the unique challenges of our time through collaborative efforts and entrepreneurial spirit. Our work focuses on building a strong and inclusive innovation ecosystem that not only supports but also empowers our community members to turn their visionary ideas into reality, thereby contributing to the country’s broader goals of growth and development.


As a Junior Project Manager at Impact Hub Kigali, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the successful implementation and coordination of our diverse range of innovation programs aimed at empowering entrepreneurs and strengthening the collaborative innovation ecosystem. In this full-time position, you will work closely with the IHK team and liaise with program partners to plan, execute, and monitor projects effectively. Your responsibilities will include ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and budget, while maintaining the highest standards of quality. Reporting to a Senior Program Manager, this role demands a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with a strong passion for social entrepreneurship and community engagement. For more insights into our specific programs, you are encouraged to check out our website.

  • Coordinate planning and delivery of programs, ensuring alignment with team objectives 
  • Manage logistics for program activities
  • Conduct regular check-ins with the team to monitor program progress and address any issues promptly
  • Liaise with facilitators, mentors, coaches, and experts providing necessary support to enhance program implementation
  • Serve as as primary point of contact for ventures in the program, ensuring their needs are adequately met
  • Assist in the facilitation of workshops and training sessions 
  • Assist in moderation and facilitation of events
  • Write and develop project proposals
  • Collect and assist in analyzing data to evaluate program effectiveness, identify areas of improvement, and support data-driven decision-making
  • Assist in budget planning and tracking, ensuring activities are within the allocated budget
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of programs, including progress reports, meeting minutes, and other relevant records
  • Be prepared to address and manage unexpected challenges and crises that may arise during program execution
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as required and appropriate for the role
  • University degree with 2-3 years of work experience in program or project management
  • Strong capability to manage multiple innovation programs simultaneously
  • Experience working in the Kigali innovation/ entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Creative thinker with the ability to work independently and take initiative 
  • Ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams and interact with diverse stakeholders
  • High level of responsibility and commitment to timely task completion. 
  • Experience moderating and facilitating meetings, sessions, or workshops 
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda. Proficiency in French is strongly preferred
  • A minimum commitment of 2 years
  • Strong passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability 
  • Eagerness to engage in continuous learning and professional development
  • Familiarity with Design Thinking and human-centered design approaches is advantageous
  • Opportunity to work in a leading innovation hub with a dynamic and inclusive culture.
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from a global network of Impact Hubs.
  • Access to networking events, workshops, and seminars.
  • Professional development and career growth opportunities.
  • We offer a competitive salary based on market rates and the candidate’s experience. Compensation details will be discussed once the candidate is shortlisted.
  • Interested candidates should submit a resume (maximum of 2 pages, please do not attach a photo) and a 1-page cover letter in this LINK. If you have any questions please send an email to [email protected].

Impact Hub Kigali is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women, youth, and people with disabilities to apply.

May 26th, 2024