Kiziba Operations Fellow Position

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Title:  Kepler Kiziba Operations Fellow

Reports to:  Kiziba Operations Manager

Start Date: November, 2019

Location:  Kiziba

About Kepler

The challenge: All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Who we are: 

Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do: 

Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

Our history: 

Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners.

The future: 

Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities, and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

About the Role:

Kiziba Operations Fellow: The Kepler Kiziba Operations Fellow is a new and unique position, which is ideal for students or recent graduates who are passionate about pursuing a career in Operations and/or the Humanitarian field.  The fellowship is designed as a first/entry-level position for someone who wishes to practice and grow their skills and gain valuable experience in a humanitarian setting. The role includes, but not limited to coordinating campus facilities, and logistics. 

This role is a full-time position located in Karongi District, and a housing stipend is provided. 

*This is a one-year fellowship position and can be extended based on performance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management of daily operational activities
  • Coordinate the process of purchasing and managing classroom materials
  • Coordinate campus building and equipment maintenance and repairs
  • Coordinate Kiziba Campus lunch program (Oversee food preparation, and  kitchen safety and hygiene)
  • Improve and track campus inventories
  • Manage office supplies and the maintenance of office equipment.
  • Translate into Kiswahili in case of need
  • Coordinate Kiziba campus petty cash paperwork
  • Ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of the campus
  • Preparing and maintaining operations documents and reports
  • Coordinate work-study and Kiziba incentive employees onboarding and payment process
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications & Eligibility

  • Bachelor Degree 
  • If a Kepler student, he/she must have at least 90 competencies on CfA BA and has completed two-thirds of Module requirements
  • Excellent writing and language skills in English, including the ability to effectively communicate information
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and create working systems
  • Pay attention to details 
  • Is open and willing to give and receive feedback 

How to Apply

Please fill out this form to apply. 

Deadline: October 30, 2019