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Project Coordinator

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Goethe-Institut Kigali

13, Avenue Paul VI/KN 27 Street

P.B. Box 6889 Kigali



Katharina Hey


+250 783 406 021

VACANCY: Project Coordinator „To know Cinema”

The Goethe-Institut Kigali is looking for a full-time (40hrs/week) Project Coordinator for the project “Tumenya Sinema – To know Cinema” implemented together with Mashariki African Film Festival.

The position is temporary from March 1, 2021, until 28 February 2022 with the option to be extended.

About the Goethe-Institut Kigali

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.

About the project

„Tumenya Sinema – To know Cinema “ is a  country-wide capacity-building program for young Rwandan professionals in the film sector, supported by the European Union and implemented jointly with Mashariki African Film Festival. It has a strong focus to bring unemployed youth into jobs and to create a wide international network of young professionals in the film sector.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinating all public relations and handling internal communication of the project with all stakeholder, including creating visual PR material, in accordance with the director of the Goethe-Institut.
  • Communication of the project with strong focus on social media
  • Intensify and accompany creation of a digital platform for film professionals
  • Coordinate events of the project
  • Organize masterclasses and sessions with international experts according to the goals of the project
  • Support the creation of a training curriculum
  • Support and accompany creation of local cooperatives in the film sector
  • Reporting throughout the project together with other stakeholders
  • Continuous project monitoring and evaluation


  • Relevant tertiary education in Event Management, Project Management, Media Studies or comparable knowledge and experience in cultural and creative economies
  • Commitment and the ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work closely with partner organizations
  • Presentation skills in order to do event presentations and communication with other stakeholders
  • willingness to work occasionally in the evening hours and/or weekends for events
  • Experience in project management including flight bookings, assistance with visa application, preparation of events etc.
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda, French, or basic German would be beneficial
  • For non-Rwandan applicants: valid work and residence permit for Rwanda

Applications with application letter (in English or German), tabular CV, certificates/references must be submitted by e-mail to the Director of the Goethe-Institut Kigali, Katharina Hey by 25th February 2021.