Educating leaders for a sustainable future.

The Akilah Institute for Women aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. At Akilah, we bring together promising female leaders from Rwanda, and East Africa, for an innovative two-year program that prepares them for professional careers and leadership roles.

Akilah students choose a specialized track in Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, or Hospitality Management. Our hands-on and practicals-based curriculum is developed in partnership with the local and global private sectors, and is focused on building the market-relevant skills demanded by the fastest growing industries of the regional economy.

The Position
Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of Hospitality Management Instructor. Reporting to the Hospitality Management Program Manager, the Hospitality Management Instructor will play a critical role in the Hospitality Management department with duties related to deliveringHospitality Management Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Financial Officer to continuously improve the Hospitality Management curriculum. The candidate will have continuous professional development opportunities at the Institute. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

Effectively deliver Hospitality Management classes including but not limited to Food and Beverages, Hospitality Sales and Marketing, Restaurant Concept Design, Marketing for lodges, Principles of Customer Care to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.
Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the Hospitality Management curriculum to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the Hospitality Management curriculum for cultural and situational relevance
Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each trimester by scheduling with students to complete this requirement.
Invigilate and assess weekly and monthly exams.
Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out in a regular, timely manner and as per the deadlines set by Akilah.
Provide students with objective and well-timed feedback on their performance.
Ensure students’ attendance is recorded by period daily via the Student Management System. Alert the Academic Director and Dean of Studies regarding particular student attendance issues for effective and appropriate timely management.
Manage student behavior and discipline by establishing and enforcing Akilah regulations as per the Student Handbook policies.
Perform other duties including, but not limited to, meeting with students who have academic challenges, providing tutoring and additional instruction, and providing encouragement to students.
Adhere to and observe all policies as detailed in the Akilah Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
Teach any other related courses as per the need of the Institute.
Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverables as per Academic Director/Principal’s instructions.


Interest in teaching and a commitment to grow their individual teaching practice.
Open to and willing to work on feedback regarding teaching practice.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs and databases.
Demonstrated passion for working with young women, empowering them through education, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a commitment to the mission of Akilah
Excitement about working in a vibrant and evolving start-up environment.
Extraordinarily resilient, positive and pro-active character.
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.

Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs or Hospitality required.

Position is based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Reports to:
Academic Director

Application Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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