Local Event Coordinator


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Job Position Local Event Coordinator
Reports to Ecosystem Events Manager
Employment Type Full- time
Location: Rwanda, PanAfrican


Who are we?

AfriLabs is a network organization and is the largest pan-African network of 400 innovation and technology hubs across 52 African countries.

Job Role & Person- Specification

A Local events coordinator who will serve as on-ground support to the Events team throughout the preparation of the 2023 Annual gathering.


  • Research on local sponsors, submit the names, email and office addresses of these sponsors to the Partnership Manager while scheduling meetings for partnership discussions.
  • Support the AfriLabs team and consortium of hubs in Rwanda through the event.
  • Assisting with the planning, coordination and implementation of the gathering.
  • Scout, research on vendors with good reputations and are fully registered within Rwanda based on the list provided by the Ecosystem Events Manager.
  • Support the events and operations department in engaging the local vendors in Rwanda by developing a tracking system which lists their list of vendor names, services, payment terms, timeline and quality of service upon completion.
  • Manage vendors before, during and after the gathering to ensure that they deliver on the agreed services.
  • Provide information when reached out to in a timely manner.
  • Attend the AfriLabs team meeting (bi-weekly), department meetings and any other meetings as requested by your supervisor.
  • Follow-ups with sponsors who have shown interest in sponsoring and the consortium of hubs on tasks assigned to them.
  • Support the AfriLabs team, attendees, hub members and stakeholders during the Gathering.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by your supervisor.

Required Skills, Qualifications & Abilities: 

  • Minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business Administration or any other related field.
  • Have a certification in Project Management.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters and respond as required.
  • Knowledge of the African innovation, technology and entrepreneurship space.
  • Strong facilitation skills and a team player.
  • Strong knowledge of Event coordination.
  • Ability to carry out Research.


A minimum of four years in project management or Corporate event management


Project Management

Planning and Organization

Creative Thinking

Location: Rwanda, Onsite

Employment Terms: Full-time role.

Working time/days: 9 AM- 5 PM; Monday to Friday

To Apply​: Send CV and cover letter to jobs@afrilabs.com

Application Deadline: 29th January 2023.

Local Event Coordinator