Fresher Communications Officer Job Opportunity – AFRIpads

Organization: AFRIpads
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
Ltd. is a fast-growing social enterprise in Uganda that manufactures and sells
reusable (washable) cloth sanitary pads as an impactful feminine hygiene
solution for the millions of women and girls in East Africa and beyond. The
company’s mission is to empower women and girls through business, innovation,
and opportunity. Creating social impact is paramount to AFRIpads’ business
objectives. Since its founding, AFRIpads has reached nearly 1 million women and
girls across Africa and beyond with its innovative reusable menstrual kit.
Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda and with a manufacturing facility in Masaka,
AFRIpads currently employs over 150 staff across both locations.
Job Summary: The Communications Officer will act as the voice
of AFRIpads and will strategically grow and amplify the company’s presence
within Africa and worldwide. The Communications Officer will also be
responsible for developing and executing all elements of the company’s
communications strategy. The role allows for considerable scope, creativity and
leadership. The individual will join a dynamic team in Uganda and will have the
opportunity to work at the forefront of social enterprise in Africa by creating
the voice that speaks to customers, entrepreneurs, investors, social impact
experts, and the global community at large. The position comes with a 1-2 year
contract depending on experience, with the opportunity for performance-based
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage, professionalize and systematize all
    aspects of AFRIpads’ communications; including but not limited to the
    company’s website, social media platforms, blog, newsletters, PR/media,
    social impact reports, marketing campaigns, and communication tools and
  • Develop and implement a multi-faceted
    communications strategy for AFRIpads across various platforms that
    incorporates cutting-edge multi-media and social media products, services
    and platforms
  • The incumbent will leverage communications to
    uphold and advance AFRIpads’ position as an industry leader in the
    menstrual hygiene management space; and to strengthen the company’s
    profile, branding and positioning across every level in order to drive
    further sales, business development and expansion
  • Build and strengthen working relationships
    with members of the media and pursue continuously regional and
    international opportunities for brand/product exposure and media coverage,
    including but not limited to print and digital media, conferences, and
    special events
  • Develop and oversee production of all
    internal and external communication materials (brochures, press releases,
    web copy, newsletters, presentations, training materials, employee
    communications, etc.)
  • Develop measurement tools and KPIs to track
    and report progress and gauge success, and use these metrics to support
    and refine future communications content and actions
  • Support the sales and marketing departments
    with all company/brand communications and materials to ensure the look,
    tone and feel remain consistent and effective
  • Work closely with government, civil society organizations,
    private sector and other key stakeholders as the voice behind the AFRIpads
    brand to advance and represent the company’s social mission and objectives
  • Work closely with the senior management team
    to accelerate the company’s mission and objectives to continuously grow
    the scope and scale of AFRIpads’ global impact
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree from a credited university, preferably in communications,
    marketing, international relations, entrepreneurship, business or related
  • At least two years of professional work
    experience in communications, marketing, public relations or a related
    field with demonstrated success
  • Significant experience in developing and
    executing effective communications and marketing strategies, and producing
    communication materials for broad and diverse audiences (customers,
    investors, NGOs, government, stakeholders)
  • Prior experience and demonstrated expertise
    managing websites, social media and digital content
  • Strong creative skills with ability to
    translate ideas and concepts into unique, high-impact communication
    content, campaigns, activities, and events
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft,
    Adobe Suite, and social media platforms
  • Mastery of English with perfect command of
    the language, both written and oral, with excellent presentation skills
  • Proven ability to interact professionally and
    with sensitivity amongst culturally diverse staff, customers, and
  • A leader who takes initiative and has ability
    to work independently and proactively, with excellent time management and
    project management skills
  • Graphic design and web design skills are an
    added advantage
  • Previous experience working in or with
    low-income countries
  • Flexibility with shifting priorities and
    competing demands in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
  • Show commitment to advancing AFRIpads’
    mission and objectives, and a passion for leveraging one’s communications
    expertise to advance women’s empowerment and social enterprise
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letter
(statement of interest), contact information, and contact details of three
professional references to the undersigned.  Please send your application to the following
e-mail address: with the subject line: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Deadline: 11th March, 2016
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