Business Mentor

Support Economic Empowerment in Kigali, Rwanda


Skills: 
Accounting, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Operations
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
6 weeks to 2¾ months
Must Speak: 
English
Helpful if Speaks: 
French
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity, Good For Groups

This opportunity is perfect for entrepreneurs who are interested in mentoring utilizing their skill set

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

We are recruiting volunteer consultants to spend 6-12 weeks in Kigali, Rwanda working one-on-one with young Rwandan entrepreneurs. Test your skills in a challenging new environment while contributing directly to job creation in one of East Africa’s fastest growing economies. Your expertise will make an powerful difference on the life of a young innovator, while offering the adventure of a lifetime. Our clients work in a diverse range of industries including agribusiness, retail, energy, manufacturing, and services. We will match you with an entrepreneur who can benefit from YOUR unique background and skills. 

DELIVERABLES

The specific outcomes will depend on the needs of the individual entrepreneur(s) with whom you are matched. Previous mentors have helped entrepreneurs streamline workflows, develop client acquisition strategies, implement cost reduction measures, and prepare for investor meetings. 

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Operations

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • French

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

We have a guesthouse in a residential neighborhood in Kigali, Rwanda.  Situated right behind the Rwandan Parliament building, the 7-bedroom, 3.5 bath guest house is used by international volunteers, mentors, and the Executive Director of AEC.  The house has a small garden, a balcony with a gorgeous view over the valley, on-site house-keeper and security guard.  It’s within walking distance to the only burrito shop in town, the Indian Chef restaurant, and the ever-popular Kigali Casino.  We have one small house dog, Ruca, who is friendly and calm.   

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Rwanda is undergoing a remarkable turnaround just 20 years after the devastation of the Genocide. Come witness the country's stunning economic transformation firsthand as you work side-by-side with an ambitious young entrepreneur. You'll learn about the unique challenges and opportunities of scaling businesses in emerging markets, and develop skills in coaching, consulting, and adaptive business strategy. In your free time, you'll have a chance to explore the vibrant history, culture, and wildlife of East Africa through weekend trips to Rwanda's national parks or longer jaunts to neighboring Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Our team is excited to welcome you to Rwanda! Our four expat team members will be living in the house with you and we love to get together for trivia nights, gym trips, happy hours, family dinners, and weekend excursions. And did we mention we're located next to a burrito shop? 

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Organization


Industry: Global Development, Impact Investing

Mission: Economic Empowerment

Size: Small organization: 5 - 25 persons

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