AFRINIC is recruiting a Project Manager

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The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for bringing specialised skills and knowledge in managing the AFRINIC’s Research programmes and projects. She/he will assist AFRINIC in raising the profile of the different programmes under the Research and Innovation Department including among others, Fund For Internet research and Education (FIRE), AFRINIC Research Collaboration (ARC) and Africa Internet Measurement (AIM) programmes.

Additionally, she/he will be responsible for the capacity building of programme stakeholders and beneficiaries and will also manage the communication aspects through related social media and information portal.

In general, the PM will be responsible for developing an agile and clear path in terms of how to find alternative funding for AFRINIC’s development activities like research, training and other related projects.

She/he must be organised, personable and have a keen attention to detail and shall provide oversight and leadership in executing projects from planning to completion while making sure all the aims of the project are met.


If you wish to apply for this position, please send a letter of motivation and your CV, both in English, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to the following address:

Human Resources & Administration Manager
11th Floor, Standard Chartered Tower,
Ebène Cybercity,

Please indicate in the subject title of your email the job reference only: afjob-PM-20191126

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  15 December 2019 

Start date: As soon as possible


Interviews will be held at AFRINIC office in Ebène and telephone interviews will be conducted for candidates outside Mauritius.

AFRINIC reserves the right to call only the best-qualified candidates for an interview and not to make any appointment following this advertisement.



Job Background


Reporting Structure Job Summary

AFRINIC Project Manager Structure

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The project manager must ensure that all of the above and/or other negotiations are done in close collaboration or after having obtained prior approval of the HOD.

  • Reports to HOD (Research and Innovation Manager)
  • Number of Direct Reports: None (however will supervise project teams as assigned)
  • Qualifications/ Work Experience:
    • Minimum BS/BA degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience (and a least 4 in a Technology-driven Organisation)
    • A Masters in Business Administration or equivalent will be a plus
    • A proven track record in senior programme/ project management
    • Experience with grant proposal writing and solicitations
    • Ability to communicate in one or more languages other than English is highly desirable.


Key Responsibilities & Competencies



AFRINIC Expectations

In carrying out essential duties, an individual should demonstrate a commitment to AFRINIC’s mission and values, working as one team towards delivering excellence in service.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Demonstrates a shared commitment to fulfilling the team and organisational goals co-operatively
  • Strives for excellence and focuses on continuously improving outcomes
  • Displays professionalism through competence, high standards, self-management and a service ethic
  • Displays integrity through ethical behaviour, constructive contribution, and use of appropriate channels
  • Makes responsible use of member funds through efficient use of time, funds and resources
  • Models respect by being punctual, reliable, prepared, courteous, and responsive



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