Call for applications: Digital Champions and Business Coaches



Application Deadline

March 19th, 2021

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda is an affiliate of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), an INGO headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with operations in Rwanda since 2010.

DOT Rwanda is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities. We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.

DOT Rwanda is seeking a first cohort of exceptional Digital Champions and Business Coaches to  serve under the DOT Rwanda’s projects; the Daring to Shift (D2S) under the Global Affairs Canada partnership and Digital Skills for Business (D24B) through partnership with the World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership (DDP) as well as EQUALS’ Access Coalition and the GSMA.

Daring to Shift is a four-year Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)’s project that places young women and men at the Centre of inclusive community development and supports them with the digital and human skills, knowledge, and networks they need to create opportunities and transform their own communities. The project will target 70% young women (18-35 yrs) to leverage growing digital ecosystems and create new pathways for employment and digital opportunities. The D2S pillars will be focusing on Business Improvement Program through the integration of new digital tools and technologies; Community Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship.

Supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, Daring to Shift is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to the Rwanda National Strategy for Transformation I (NST1).

Through the Digital Skills for Business (DS4B)  project, DOT Rwanda will provide young women, owners of small, micro and informal businesses – particularly those socio-economically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic – with the digital business skills to empower them to boost their ICT knowledge and leverage the use of ICT tools to enhance their businesses. The initiative will also help create partnerships, linkages, coaching and mentorship to support young women- led businesses establishment, growth and sustainability.

Selected Digital champions and Business Coaches will deliver learning programs and coaching to business owners with micro, small and informal businesses (70% of women) to help them improve their business skills, increase their confidence, integrate new digital tools and technologies to improve the efficiency of their business operations.

Through the Community Leadership Program, DOT Rwanda supports young women and men to become leaders in their communities through real-world placements where they run skills development programs in their own communities. They build competencies in facilitation, digital literacy, gender equality and 21st century skills. They are also equipped with the tools to take control of their careers and livelihoods. When they complete the program, Digital Champions and Business Coaches leverage their leadership skills and real-world experience to access meaningful jobs and opportunities.

This is an exciting professional development opportunity for youth looking to grow their leadership abilities, knowledge of their community, and their visibility as leaders.

Digital Champions and Business Coaches should fit the following criteria:

– Be Rwandan citizen and aged between 18-30 years;
– Be unemployed, recent university and college graduate;
– Be a young community leader;
– Be a resident of one of the following regions and committed to work in the region for one year collaborating remotely or face -to-face with peer youth and young entrepreneurs:

City of Kigali: Gasabo, Kicukiro, Nyarugenge
Southern Province: Huye, Nyanza, Kamonyi, Muhanga
Eastern Province: Kayonza, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Nyagatare
Northern Province: Rulindo, Musanze, Gicumbi
Western Province: Rubavu, Rusizi, Karongi, Ngororero

– Passionate for digital and gender inclusion, transformation and community empowerment
– Tech savvy with Business knowledge
– Proficient in written and spoken Kinyarwanda and English;
– Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Through this unique experience, Digital Champions and Business Coaches are provided with a monthly stipend, communication and transport facilitation for successful program delivery.

How to apply

Fill in the application form you can find here:

Please note that:

– We will not accept applications hand-delivered to the DOT Rwanda offices or sent via email;
– Applicants must apply online at the link provided above only;
– DOT Rwanda Alumni are not eligible to apply;
– Only short-listed candidates will be contacted;

Deadline for submitting entry form is March 19th, 2021

Apply now!

Please note that we will not accept applications hand-delivered to the DOT Rwanda offices or sent via email. Applicants must apply online at the link provided only. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application Form