We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!
Established in 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a PanAfrican network of centres of excellence offering postgraduate training, research, and public engagement for the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa. Building on the success of its first Centre in South Africa, AIMS launched the Next Einstein Initiative (NEI) in 2008 to scale up and roll out the AIMS model across the continent. Five additional centres were established in Senegal (2011), Ghana (2012), Cameroon (2013), Tanzania (2014), and Rwanda (2016). Its global secretariat is situated in Kigali, Rwanda and it has global offices in United Kingdom, Germany and Canada. AIMS vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the whole of society and 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. Collectively, AIMS centres provide an intensive and broad education to over 275 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government 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…
Partnership Specialist, Next Einstein Forum (NEF)!
The Next Einstein Forum is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa and the rest of the world with the goal to leverage science for human development globally. The NEF believes that Africa’s contributions to the global scientific community are critical for global progress. At the center of our efforts at NEF, is Africa’s young people, the driving force for Africa’s scientific renaissance. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Partnership Specialist is responsible to engage with key partners (Public and private sector, NGO’s) both nationally and internationally to build mutually beneficial partnerships, advocating strategies to accelerate the NEF work. As the ideal candidate, you will support the fundraising activities for the NEF Global Gathering 2020, support the fundraising activities for the NEF Foundation, create a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management, identify and source partnership opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls, emails etc., organize targeted fundraising events/ tours, research partners, identify key players and generate interest, collaborate with senior management to align our internal goals with new and existing partner relationships, represent the Next Einstein Forum at meetings and events and prepare financial and narrative reports according to partner requirements. This is a 1-year opportunity based at the candidate’s home office.
Do you have what we need?
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, social sciences or other relevant field, an MBA is an asset;
At least five years’ experience managing projects with clear partnership experience;
Demonstrated fundraising successes;
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent organizational and time management skills;
Fully Equipped Home Office and self-sufficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publishing) and web-based applications (Dropbox, Google, Skype and SharePoint);
Great multitasking skills;
Attention to details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e. quote “Partnership Specialist, NEF” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until September 5, 2019. 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.