Applications Intern at CHANCEN International Rwanda: (Deadline 20 May 2022)

Applications Intern at CHANCEN International Rwanda: (Deadline 20 May 2022)

Applications Intern at CHANCEN International Rwanda: (Deadline 20 May 2022)


Title: Applications Intern

Start date: As soon as possible


Applications Intern


Applications Department

Reporting to

Applications Manager


Kigali, Rwanda

Job type:


Job Grade/Class:


About CHANCEN International

CHANCEN International is a private company limited by Guarantee that provides an ethical, fair, and responsible financing model for young people in Africa to access quality tertiary education. This financing model is called an Income Share Agreement (ISA) and was tried and tested for 20 years in Germany before being launched in East Africa in 2018.

With an ISA financing model, CHANCEN International pays tuition fees during

beneficiaries’ tenure of their studies, and graduates pay them back according to their

income at the end of their studies, thus making it possible to finance the next

generation of students. CHANCEN administrative base is located in Kigali, Rwanda,

and in its first two years of financing operations, more than 1300 young people

accessed funds for their tertiary education.

CHANCEN believes that young Africans are ready to take on the problems that have to

hold their continent back if they are fairly and responsibly empowered. Education is

one of the vehicles for harnessing that potential, and we work to create equal access to

high-quality tertiary education for traditionally excluded populations. Our unique and

innovative model of responsible and sustainable financing has the power to unleash

intergenerational economic mobility for marginalized youth as they gain the skills

required to participate in building strong economies and peaceful nations.

CHANCEN International’s next phase of growth comes with the launch of the Future of

Work Fund which provides a blended investment opportunity for investors who want

to ensure that the next generation of youth in Africa acquire employable skills and move into gainful employment. Our Income Share Agreement model has ensured students were able to continue their education to employment journey in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and the demand from both students and partner institutions have seen a sharp increase in recent months due to the reduction in household income and the ability for excluded youth to pay for education. CHANCEN International is seeking to raise $6M by the close of 2020 to advance our goal of serving 10,000 students in Rwanda, South Africa and Kenya by 2023. Our 25-year-old financial instrument provides a blended investment option with 5% return on debt for a 6year term as well as the option to make catalytic equity.

About the Opportunity?

CHANCEN International is looking for an Applications Intern whose competency is based on CHANCEN  core competencies: Problem Solving, Consequence of Judgment, Pressure of Work, Knowledge, Job Impact, and Comprehension.

Job Purpose

Applications Intern will join the Applications department for a period of three months and the main responsibility will be to provide support  in different workshops, and guardians/guarantors’ meetings,  Support during the time students and guardians sign contracts with CHANCEN, and proper recording of their information into a database used CHANCEN the company.

Roles, Responsibilities, and duties:

  1. Running Income share agreement (ISA) applications and assisting students to apply
  2. Regular data verification and authentication on the document to be submitted and in our systems to ensure accuracy of data entry
  3. Updating student and guardian data in our system whenever needed.
  4. Fill and record signed documents in the files.
  5. Welcoming students and guardians/parents to various events/meetings
  6. Registering students when they attend an event
  7. Assisting the Applications Associate with logistics during events
  8. Receiving and responding to calls and SMS from students and guardians
  9. Sending/responding to different applicants’ queries through email effectively
  10. Printing and scanning different documents and uploading them to CHANCEN’s Data-base

Job Specification



A Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, or other related fields

Technical Skills, Competencies, and Experience

  • Sharp and able to communicate and express effectively to different audiences in both Engish and Kinyarwanda.
  • Ability to handle people effectively and confidently with empathy, understanding, and a helping spirit.
  • Paying attention to details
  • High level of integrity/confidentiality and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Computer literacy. Especially excellent MS Excel/Word skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Willingness and commitment to learn, work and adapt to CHANCEN’s organizational culture
  • Must be a Rwandan by nationality

What do we offer?

  • Stipend to support in transportation facility

Other benefits include

  • A fulfilling work environment at a supportive and entrepreneurially-driven


  • Exposure to innovative ideas, projects, and collaborative staff activities;

How to Apply?

Interested candidates must send their detailed CV listing at least three references with a letter of motivation to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for receiving applications is  20th May 2022

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