African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) – Copywriter.

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About the Company

African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) supports entrepreneurs to grow their businesses to improve livelihoods and to create thriving communities. 

Founded in 2012, AEC has worked with more than 35,000 entrepreneurs, including thousands of refugee entrepreneurs, providing a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change.  We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa. 

AEC is now a 200-person organization with 13 offices across East Africa (Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia), and all of our diverse staff are connected to a shared set of values and beliefs.  Most importantly: that all problems on the Continent already have solutions on the Continent.  If you believe that, too, join us.

Company Values

All staff embody the company’s culture. In addition to the skills above, all candidates must demonstrate our core values:

  • Purpose: be solutions-oriented and produce high-quality work and be a global leader.

  • Achievement: push yourself to reach beyond what you think is possible.

  • Improvement: Be humble and committed to continuous learning and growing. Improve through giving and receiving open and accurate feedback

  • Bravery: willing to take risks and create a safe space for others. Be compassionate and inclusive.

  • Turikumwe/Tuko Pamoja/ Abren Nen/Waalin Jirra/ We are Together:  We appreciate our colleagues, celebrate success, and support each other in hard times. 

About the Opportunity

The Copywriter will contribute to raising the visibility of the companies within our existing and prospective stakeholders across all our locations.


Reporting to the Director of Communications & Storytelling, the Copywriter responsibilities include:

Writing clear and concise content for different platforms that reflects the company’s voice/tone

Meeting with our clients to understand their message, brand voice and target audience

Proposing copy concepts in an engaging way for the company’s staff and clients 

Interpreting creative direction and technical information and turning them into persuasive copy concepts

Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors

Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics

Check text for style, readability, and adherence to the company’s editorial policies/style guide

Review external-focused texts to improve clarity and readability

Collaborating with external PR and marketing providers to brainstorm and develop a variety of PR & marketing materials

Working with company’s departments and clients to edit and modify copy to meet their content expectations.

Minimum Qualifications

The Copywriter will be passionate about how business can be a force for social change, and will be able to translate that passion effectively and efficiently into compelling messages along the AEC brand:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communication, journalism, or related field

Experience producing copy and editing for print and digital media channels

Proven success in producing copy for advertising or marketing campaigns

Proficiency with Microsoft Office 

Exceptional skills in social media writing, including use of hashtags during campaigns

Experience with SEO concepts and social media marketing

Creativity, adaptability and the ability to work collaboratively with a team

What You’ll Get

  • The fun, collaborative work environment

  • Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals

  • Challenging work and the opportunity to grow and develop your skills

  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to economic growth in Rwanda

  • Competitive benefit package – health insurance, staff savings program, parental leave, sabbatical program, and more

How To Apply





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