As the most innovative company in Africa, our purpose is to catalyze change in Africa and around the world by building the world’s most innovative university. Our engaging learning experiences integrate technology, personalized learning, real world projects and entrepreneurial leadership to create innovators, game-changers, and problem-solvers. We ask our students to declare a ‘mission’ for their lives along with declaring an academic major. Our two undergraduate campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are well in operation, as is our graduate School of Business. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent and then around the world, ultimately developing 3 million entrepreneurs and leaders by 2035. In 2017, the New York Times described ALU as one of ‘8 places in the world where history is being made’, while CNN described ALU as the ‘Harvard of Africa’.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE MAJOR
Our International Business and Trade Degree Programme introduces students to foundational international business and trade skills through a “flipped classroom” model and challenges them to extend their learning through case challenges and live projects with corporate partners. It starts by providing students with foundational business skills, then adds complexity in the final years by understanding organisational contexts and international economic systems. Students gain valuable insight into innovative business through courses such as Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management, Cross Cultural Management, and Digital Strategy. Our academic programmes use project-based assessment, active and experiential learning, as well as peer-to-peer teaching to create a rigorous, engaging, and effective learning experience. ALU’s International Business and Trade major introduces students to the knowledge and skills for launching and leading impactful businesses.
This role is full-time and will be based in Rwanda.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The day to day of this role involves building and developing relationships with corporate clients by visiting them, understanding their needs, creating projects for our students to work on; as well as supporting and coaching students throughout their projects by building their skills. You will be acting as both a Project Manager with our Corporate Partners and a coach for our students. You will facilitate skills based workshops needed for our students to be able to deliver on their projects. You will also work closely with the team to provide support in designing experiences that enable students to push beyond the baseline of learning for the sake of learning. On a higher level, you will be involved in the co-creation of a vision and strategy for the programme, setting up the path that will allow students to extend the skills they learned to the outside world as the future leaders of the African Continent.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Advanced degree (preferably a PhD) in International Business and Trade or a related field
- Experience doing Business in Africa in various sectors
- Have experience working with diverse and/or international organisations
- Some teaching or facilitating experience (formal or informal)
- Desire and enthusiasm to work with students
- Understanding of best practices for learning pedagogy in Business
- Enthusiasm to push boundaries
- Flexible and comfortable with change
And most importantly...
- Love for building a strong culture driven by the values and core beliefs for our community
- Passionate about transformative education
- Skills: Interpersonal, coaching, project management & empathy
- Mindsets: Data driven, collaborative leadership