Data Scientist in Residence - Kigali, Rwanda
Volunteer to help African graduates kickstart their careers in data science
Data modelling, Business/Data Analysis
Kigali, Rwanda
Company Size
1-10 employees
More than 5 years
Employment Type
2 months
3 months ago


The Data Science Fellowship is a fully funded, 3 month programme aimed at supporting African graduates to kickstart a career in data science. We take top graduates from across Africa and give them practical skills and real world project experience in data science, AI and machine learning. During the residency at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) centre in Kigali, fellows will develop their skills by working remotely on value-adding projects for global companies.

The Role

The goal of the Data Science Mentor in Residence is to ensure fellows are supported as they work on delivering projects for host companies. You will be based in Kigali for 2 months ( October to November 2021), working alongside our fellows.

  • Project supervision - Provide technical guidance and oversight to ensure that fellows deliver work to a high standard. Point them towards the right resources and tools. Provide feedback on outputs before they are presented to clients. Track fellows progress and highlight to the team when fellows are doing well or may be falling behind.
  • Programme development - Be a key thought partner in the development of the fellowship programme. Work with the team to identify any gaps in fellows skills or the support provided that may affect their ability to successfully deliver projects. Provide recommendations and work with the team to design appropriate tools, content and resources to address these gaps.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the data science landscape (Data analyst, Data engineer, Database administrator, Machine learning engineer, Data architect) at a reputable corporate or startup.
  • Passionate about supporting the development of new and diverse talent in data science
  • Experience working with people of diverse professional and life backgrounds. Able to give constructive, positive feedback.
  • Highly organised and able to develop systems to keep track of the progress of fellows and projects
  • A good communicator and strategic thinker. Able to provide feedback and recommendations to improve the fellowship programme as a whole.


  • A unique opportunity to give back while getting to experience living in Kigali, named the "world's cleanest city" by the WEF.
  • We will cover your travel to Kigali and provide a stipend for your living expenses.
  • Opportunity to be a part of our global data science community and spend time at the AIMS campus which brings together leading academics, researchers and professionals from around the world.

To Apply

Send your CV to with the subject line Data Scientist in Residence - Rwanda.

NB: We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.