AIF’s priorities as an employer:

500

Jobs were created in 2016 during construction

282

People currently work at AIF’s manufacturing site in Kigali

90%

Of employees state that SHE standards are higher at AIF than at their previous job

Achieving a gender balance

Our goal is to increase the percentage of female employees from 38% to at least 50%.

Health & Safety

Our SHE standards are among the highest in the East Africa region.

Developing local talent in an international environment

Our priority is to hire and develop local talent.

As a food manufacturer, AIF employs laboratory analysts, food scientists, mechanics, engineers, marketers, saleswomen and men, finance experts, agricultural officers, business professionals and many others. Most of the above positions are filled by 158 permanent employees. Another 124 workers are hired for security, cleaning and manual work in the plant.

Our policy is to hire locally and as such, most of AIF’s 282 employees are Rwandan, Ugandan, Kenyan, and Burundian. We invest extensively in the training and development of our employees. For example, many operators and shift leaders have visited factories in Switzerland, Singapore, and Kenya to learn how to implement high-quality manufacturing standards. Since early 2017, many of AIF’s employees have risen through the ranks of the company to fill key positions. The long-term goal is to fill key management positions with local talent and to achieve a gender balance – the current male to female ratio is 62% vs 38%, respectively.

Every year an independent organization carries out an annual employee survey. The last survey revealed that permanent employees earn 28% more at AIF than their previous job. For casual workers, this number lies at 38%. 90% of the respondents also indicated that health and safety standards were higher at AIF than at their previous job. So far at AIF, no significant work-related incidents have occurred.