Partnerships & Sourcing Manager

We are a team of professionals committed to supporting SMEs’ business development by identifying learning and growth opportunities while transforming their leadership landscape. We bring expertise and networks from various African countries with the shared goal of equipping leaders with practical skills and tools. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is well-acquainted with the Rwandan ecosystem to build relationships in the private and public sectors. 



Are you a driven professional  who is passionate about Entrepreneurship on the African continent? Are you a natural at building new relationships and easily see the trends and links between people and opportunities? Do you thrive in international environments and in spaces with people from all sectors? Then this may be the role for you! 


Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to make smart partnerships happen, from negotiation to execution 
  • Strong existing networks in Rwanda’s entrepreneurial and government ecosystem
  • Excellent verbal  and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda or French
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain strong relationships 
  • Strong cross-cultural skills, and versatility in dealing with different types of partners
  • Strategic thinking with an ability to engage partners at all levels 
  • Ability to develop the company brand and reputation among stakeholders 
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to requests on short notice 
  • Ability to think creatively, adapt to new ideas and pivot based on market reality 
  • A “get things done” attitude with good planning and initiative. 



Manage Partnerships 

  •  Identify, develop and formalize new partnerships with ecosystem players in Rwanda, including relevant national-level stakeholders such as government, civil society, multilateral organizations, and the private sector which is or could be involved in MSME support.
  • Work with our programme team to ensure that we have the right relationships in place to support programme outcomes.
  • Support our group business development team on partnership and proposal development for new opportunities.
  • Manage existing relationships and identify opportunities for deepening collaborations.
  • Work with partners to follow up on the day-to-day enrollment for candidates into the programs.
  • Manage the partnerships’ and program participants’ database.
  • Develop a quarterly plan for program enrollment for all our programs. 


Manage Sourcing 

  • Reach out to different markets and introduce our programmes for possible participant enrollment.
  • Source business owners for Entrepreneurship and Workplace programmes, and arrange meetings with clients
  • Ensure all candidates meet the requirements to apply for the programmes, and accurately complete the application forms.
  • Ensure candidates attend the Kick-off session, and successfully log onto the  online platform. 


Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Reports to: Country Manager 

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Salary 

Location: Hybrid in Rwanda 



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