Careers Assistant Manager-Communications

Assistant Manager-Communications

5-7 Yrs

Nairobi-Kenya

The successful applicant will have a total of 5-7 years’ work experience in Communications, with at least 4 years’ in a similar capacity. Experience working for an agency, private sector company, or a management/development consultancy firm is an added advantage.

2017-07-01

MicroSave is looking to hire a driven, enthusiastic and results oriented individual into the capacity of Assistant Manager-Communications to join its team in Kenya.

The candidate selected will be required to have the ability, experience and knowledge to perform the following key functions at a minimum:

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy in collaboration with the relevant domains
  •  Increasing the level strategy awareness and alignment among st staff on communication outputs & internal communication
  • Communications planning, tools and channel identification and market analysis and offering advisory services to the concerned parties
  • Handling publications and thought leadership uptake though blogs, pictures, written publications as suitable in different markets
  • Managing the MicroSave brand within Africa for all domains and overseeing the relevant activities outlined under this.
  • Provide support services in various marketing and customer relationship management activities
  • Leading media relations for all MicroSave Africa domains i.e. press releases, press interviews etc.
  • Events organization and management
  • Responsible for the efficiency and management of social media and digital channels of marketing and communication.
  • Attending to public inquiries and correspondence with the external public


The ideal candidate should possess the following qualities and skills:
  • Energy, passion, enthusiasm and creativity
  • Strong demonstratable achievements in their career as a communications professional 
  • Self driven individual with a keen eye for detail
  • Well internal communication process
  • Highly adept to the creation and streamlining of internal and external communication process
  • Knowledge of Africa digital financial service  markets, government regulatory environment and policy context
  • Highly articulate with strong presentation skills
  • Strong publication writing and research skills
  • Experience and exposure to B2B marketing techniques using digital marketing tools
  • Fluency in English and French (written & spoken)


Education: Relevant Business degree in Communications/Marketing/Public Relations
 
Compensation: Competitive remuneration shall be offered to the selected candidate as negotiated and commensurate with competencies presented. Please state current and salary expectations in your application.

Availability:  State availability (notice period) in your application letter. 

Correspondence:Applications and detailed CV to be addressed to MicroSave HR Manager-Africa and sent by email to careers@microsave.net, marking the subject as: ASSISTANT MANAGER-COMMUNICATIONS
 
Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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Impact

For almost 20 years, MicroSave has:

  • Improved credit, savings, insurance and payments products by understanding the poor's financial needs, aspirations, perceptions and behaviours
  • Converted clients to a market-led approach
  • Published papers offering key insights into financial inclusion in Africa and Asia
  • Trained thousands of leading financial inclusions specialists
  • Developed newsletters, notes, research papers with a more global perspective

MicroSave In Numbers

  • Worked with over 200 banks, MFIs and MNOs
  • Helped to develop and test over 200 different financial inclusion products and channels
  • Supported seven MFI transformations and a bank listing in Africa
  • Designed and implemented nearly 75 digital finance projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Implemented Social Performance Management systems for 23 clients
  • Researched and published in-depth financial market intelligence for 56 African and Asian countries
  • Published over 550 papers, focus and briefing notes, and other print, and online publications
  • Developed 35 toolkits translated into over 15 languages