Create jobs & opportunities

Create jobs and opportunity back home

B2R Scholars commit to return to Africa upon graduation to launch their careers and fulfill their promise to lead and serve. Two new initiatives make it easier for the B2R Scholars to stay connected to their country, family and friends and to secure a good job in Africa.

Africa Summer Internship Program encourages and enables every Scholar to return to Rwanda or their home country every summer while they are studying abroad. During these trips home, Scholars explore a variety of career opportunities through summer internships.

B2R Career Development and Job Placement Team is dedicated to connecting Scholars with summer internship and permanent job opportunities in Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa. To helping every Scholar return to Africa and find a good job, B2R is building a network of potential employers, including local, foreign-owned and multinational businesses, NGO’s and governments.

Employers Providing Internships and Jobs

Business Sectors

  • Acacia Accounting

  • Access Bank

  • Bralirwa

  • Business Development Center

  • Contour Global

  • Creation Hill Ltd.

  • 
Crystal Ventures Ltd

  • Del Agua Health

  • I&M Bank

  • ICT Chamber

  • 
Inkomoko Business Development

  • Karisimbi Partners

  • Meze Fresh Gourmet Burrito Bar

  • One Acre Fund

  • Tigo Rwanda

  • Traid


  • Urwego Opportunity Bank


  • VISA International

  • Westrock Coffee-Rwanda Trading Company

  • Zamura Feed & Farms

 

Engineering / Science Sectors

  • Crystal Ventures - NPD

  • Gigawatt Global-Remote

  • MASS Design

  • RwandAir

  • Rwanda Development Board-ICT

  • Rwanda Investment Group

 

Healthcare Sector

  • Clinton Health Access Initiative

  • Health Development Initiative


  • NYU-Nursing

  • Partners In Health

  • Rwanda Ministry of Health

  • Society for Family Health


 

Social / Government Sectors

  • 
Africa New Life Ministries


  • Bridge2Rwanda


  • Education Development Center – USAID

  • ELE – Innovation Gala


  • Kepler University

  • KLab


  • Rwanda Development Board


  • Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs


  • Rwanda Office of Government Spokesperson

  • 
Tony Blair – African Governance Initiative

  • World Vision

 

Outside Rwanda

  • 
BKL Architecture – Chicago

  • Caprisa-Krith – Durban
 SA

  • MacLean-Fogg – Chicago


  • Mayor’s Office - Fort Worth TX

  • National Institute of Health – Bethesda, MD

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers IT – Chicago

  • Purdue University Research - Indiana

  • VISA – San Francisco

Foreign Investor Success Stories

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) (www.uob.rw) – From 2004-2008, Dale Dawson, Dabbs Cavin (B2R Board of Advisors), Todd Brogdon (Westrock Coffee CEO) and Bishop John Rucyahana worked with Opportunity International to launch a new bank in Rwanda and to affect a merger with Urwego Community Bank, owned by World Relief and Hope International. Serving the needs of over 200,000 customers, UOB is Rwanda’s largest microfinance bank and is considered as one of the country’s most effective financial institutions serving the poor.

Ikiraro Investments (Ikiraro) – Tom Phillips of Memphis TN established Ikiraro in 2009 to serve as an investment holding company to build operating businesses in Rwanda. In 2010, Ikiraro Farms launched a poultry business in Musanze that now produces as many as 4,000 chicken eggs a day. Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, has served as Ikiraro’s technical advisor. Ikiraro has also partnered with Dr. Caleb King to develop mini-hydro power projects in Rwanda’s Northern Province.

Westrock Coffee-Rwanda Trading Company (RTC) (www.westrockcoffee.com) - Scott Ford (B2R Board of Advisors) launched Westrock Coffee in 2009 to purchase, mill and export Rwandan coffee. Today, Westrock Coffee offers its customers a vertically integrated East African coffee supply chain from washing stations, milling, exporting, roasting and marketing.  Matt Smith (former B2R Rwanda Business Manager) serves as Westrock’s COO in the UK and Clay Parker (former B2R Managing Director) serves as RTC’s General Manager. Todd Brogdon (former CEO of UOB) serves as CEO of Westrock Coffee.

MEZE Fresh Restaurant (MEZE Fresh) – Griffin Richards opened MEZE Fresh, a gourmet burrito bar in Kigali in 2012. It combines a unique culinary experience with exceptional service and value. Griffin moved to Rwanda and joined the B2R hospitality team after graduating from college. He returned to the U.S. in 2011 with the idea of developing a Mexican food restaurant in Rwanda. Through hands-on training, close mentorships, and the promotion of entrepreneurship, MEZE Fresh is a social enterprise committed to investing in Rwanda’s most valuable asset - its people.

Acacia Accounting (Acacia) (www.acacia.rw) - Stephen Miller, an experienced American CPA, moved to Rwanda and launched an accounting services practice in 2012 with the help of B2R.  The mission was to provide outsourced accounting and administrative services to accelerate the growth of new businesses in Rwanda and to provide jobs and practical training for Rwandan accounting professionals.  After reaching sustainability, the practice was established as Acacia Accounting, an independent Rwandan accounting firm.

Zamura Feeds (Zamura) – Tyson Foods CEO, Donnie Smith, and the Africa Sustainable Agriculture Project Foundation (ASAP) have built a commercial mill in Rwanda to produce, sell and distribute animal feed for all varieties of livestock. Executive Director Blayne Sharpe formerly served as Zamura’s project manager. Rwanda Scholar, Matthew Karugarama, serves as Zamura’s general manager and Rwanda Presidential Scholar, Ritah Nshuti, serves as its quality control director. After graduating from university in the U.S., Matthew and Ritah completed management training programs with Tyson Foods in Arkansas.

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