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Special Projects Associate



kigali, rwanda
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Special Projects Associate

We are looking for a professional who can conduct special projects such as research, product testing, data analysis, product surveys, perception surveys, NPS, and others.

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Do you want to do work that matters? Do you want to help improve the lives of some of the most hardworking people in Africa, while also reducing carbon emissions? Do you want to use your skills to advance Africa towards a zero-carbon future, not just to make a living? Ampersand is your answer.

About Ampersand

Ampersand is a pioneer provider of electric motorcycles and charging infrastructure (battery swap stations), especially for motorcycle taxi drivers. Moto taxis are a primary means of public transport in African cities, and it is estimated that these drivers spend >$6Bn p.a. on fuel alone in East Africa. Ampersand has developed an electric solution that is more powerful, fun to drive, and more cost-effective than the incumbent. Ampersand drivers routinely earn 25-30% more income by going electric.

The company started in Kigali, Rwanda and expanded into Nairobi, Kenya in 2023. Today it has ~1,600 e-motorcycles on the road and 22 battery swap stations. Ampersand is leading the market in quality and affordable tech, customer traction, and operational systems. The Ampersand team consists of 300+ staff drawn from diverse backgrounds and is working hard to see all 5 million taxi motorbikes in East Africa become electric by 2030. Ampersand is rapidly scaling its operations and is looking for innovative professionals who are passionate about clean energy and environmental impact to lead and contribute to our rapid growth.

Ampersand is a company that values innovation, creativity, and continuous improvement. It seeks people who are proactive problem solvers to drive results. Ampersand promotes leadership within the organization and is a place where you can grow your career as you work with some of the brightest and hard-working individuals in East Africa.

About the role

Ampersand is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized specialist in running projects. We seek a professional who can conduct special projects such as research, product testing, data analysis, product surveys, perception surveys, NPS, and others. The role is dedicated to cross-functional project management and supporting the company to make data-driven decisions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Running special projects within the Commercial Department
  • Conducting research, data analysis, and reporting for better decision-making marking
  • Maintaining project documentation, schedules, and communication.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure interdepartmental project success.
  • Supporting other teams with special projects
  • Conduct new market research
  • Any other activity to support the Department

Ampersand is a good fit if:

  • You are passionate about fighting climate change & promoting sustainable development
  • You are a proactive problem solver
  • You are excited to work in a fast-growing and dynamic organization
  • You are adaptable and thrive in rapidly evolving environments
  • You value diversity and community in the workplace

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience working on projects
  • Degree in project management or related courses
  • Ability to deliver results on time and within budget.
  • High degree of comfort with data analysis.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to manage shifting priorities and unforeseen challenges.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Quick learner and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with experimental design and execution.
  • (Bonus) Experience in a start-up environment.




A competitive compensation with market salary, health insurance for self and family.

Job location

This role will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.




  • A competitive compensation package that commensurate with experience including health insurance and relocation support.
  • A rare opportunity to make an impact in the world with a fast-growing start-up
  • Connect and collaborate with engaging colleagues from diverse backgrounds

Workplace & culture

At Ampersand, we are guided by a shared commitment to serve our customers. We collaborate seamlessly to design solutions from within. Fostering a culture of teamwork, we collectively overcome challenges thus strengthening internal bonds. Together, we thrive on tackling obstacles, ensuring a team-centric approach to every solution while having fun!

About Ampersand

Ampersand is Africa’s first electric transport energy company headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda, with a presence in Nairobi, Kenya. We‘re achieving the world’s first true mass-market shift to electric vehicles, a vital tipping point in the fight against climate change.

East Africa’s 5 million moto taxi drivers are some of the hardest working people on the planet. Many days these drivers work more than 13 hours yet end up with little money in their pockets. Our energy and vehicle service platforms offer savings that can double a driver’s income.

Our electric motorcycles offer superior performance than the petroleum bikes and have zero tailpipe emissions. They produce 75% less lifecycle greenhouse emissions than petrol motorbikes using grid power, and 98% less on renewables.

In order to accomplish all this, we are building a world class team of mission-driven innovators, engineers, and managers that are ready to serve humbly and address the hard problems.

Founded in 2016
Coworkers 300+

Special Projects Associate

We are looking for a professional who can conduct special projects such as research, product testing, data analysis, product surveys, perception surveys, NPS, and others.

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