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Chief of Staff

Vanguard Economics
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Chief of Staff

Gasabo, Nyarutarama

About Vanguard Economics

Vanguard Economics Ltd, founded in 2015 in Kigali, is as an advisory and research firm dedicated to delivering high-quality socio-economic and strategic research services tailored to the African context. Based on the notion that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”, our main strategic goal is to build the next generation of African researchers in our areas of expertise. Our clients include Governments, private firms, multilateral institutions, foundations, and NGOs. Read more about us: Here

About the Position

The Chief of Staff will serve as a critical link between the executive team and other stakeholders, ensuring strategic alignment and operational excellence within Vanguard Economics. This role requires a deep understanding of the African business landscape and the ability to navigate complex organizational dynamics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a strategic advisor to the CEO, providing insights and analysis on African markets and business trends. 
  • Facilitate the execution of strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with the Company’s goals. 
  • Coordinate cross-departmental initiatives, ensuring timely and successful delivery across a very large team. 
  • Oversee the preparation and follow-up of executive meetings, including agenda setting and documentation. 
  • Serve as a liaison between the CEO and clients, partners, and internal teams. 
  • Lead the strategic planning process and monitor the progress of key performance indicators on the balanced scorecard 
  • Manage the CEO’s schedule, prioritizing commitments to maximize efficiency. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Economics, or related field; master’s degree preferred. 
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a professional services, financial services, strategy, or consulting environment. 
  • Proven experience in a similar role supporting executive leadership. 

Preferred Skills

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills. 
  • Ability work effectively using agile project management framework. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. 
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving mindset. 
  • Proficiency in project management and performance measurement. 
  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Creative and innovative mindset.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of French language is added value.


  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to navigate diverse business environments. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing situations. 
  • Experience in team management and development. 

What We Offer

  • Work with talented, diverse and motivated team members.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package based on the labour market and candidate's experience.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development. 
  • A chance to make a significant impact on financial inclusion within the African continent. 
  • Be part of the team that is addressing Socio-economic gaps through our projects.

How to Apply and Important Dates

  • Fill your information by clicking on the apply for this job link. Keep your Resume to a maximum of 2 pages and a 1-page cover letter.
  • Submission Deadline: July 7th, 2024

Job Location and Working Conditions

  • This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, with potential travel within and outside Africa as needed.
  • Fast-paced, dynamic work requiring adaptability and resilience. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Vanguard Economics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where individuals from all backgrounds are respected and valued.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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