Diversity Officer in The African Leadership University Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda

Full Time

Website The African Leadership University

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ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.

Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organizations in the world and the most innovative endeavor in Africa; and The New York Times recognized ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.” Join us.


As a high-growth start-up, the ALU Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.


The Diversity Officer will be responsible for ensuring that ALU upholds our value of diversity in every sense of the word. The Diversity Officer will promote and ensure equality and reduce discrmination within our institution. Promote a culture of diversity that embraces differences in culture, religion, sexual orientation, capabilities etc. The Diversity Officer will promote inclusion through programming, policy, and integration across the organization. The Diversity Officer works for both Mauritius and Rwanda Campuses.


1. Programming & Trainings

● Create and manage Diversity, Consent, and Healthy Masculinity programs in Rwanda and Mauritius Campus

● Manage Diversity Office Budget

● Manage online Consent Course and on-board 100% of new students and grade work to receive at least 90% .

● Facilitate regular training sessions for both staff and students regarding sexual misconduct, disability, diversity, accesibility etc.

● Raising awareness on equality and promoting change on various topics such as LGBTQ+/Pride, Disability, Refugee Identity

2. Policies/Integration

● Own and create policies and procedures relating to inclusion, equality and diversity (Sexual Misconduct, Integrity

Board, Disability)

● Collaborate and integrate diversity related policies and procedures across various teams in the organization

● Create restorative justice procedures and mentor ALU’s first student-led Integrity Board

3. Accessibility

● Monitor accessibility in the digital space and work with Tech Team to offer solutions to barriers that exist

● Interpreting and ensuring compliance with legislation including reasonable accommodations in line with HEC


● Collaborate with Academics Teams and Registrar to provide reasonable accommodations

● Monitor the experience of students with disabilities and meet with them periodically


The basics

● A Bachelor’s degree (minimum)

● Experience working in diversity and inclusion

● Minimum of 2-3 years working in non-profit or education sector

● Experience in youth mentoring/ coaching

● Skills in program design and program management

● Strong communication and listening skills

● Strong analytical skills

What gets us excited

● Master’s degree in Human Resource management or Organizational Psychology

● Experience working at a higher education institution in Africa

● Experience working with students with disabilities and accommodations

● High comfort level working within a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity

● Openness to critique and curiosity to learn from other perspectives

Company: The African Leadership University

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda

Application Deadline: N/A

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