30 April 2017

Earn 1m monthly as Marketing Officer at Days for Girls International

Job Title:   Marketing Officer
Organisation:  Days for Girls International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
Benefits: Monthly salary of UGX 1,000,000/= net.

About US:
Days for Girls International is a grassroots non-profit organization. It prioritizes women, and girls to help them discover their potential and self-value, attain quality sustainable feminine hygiene, ensure they are equal participants and agents of social change and are given opportunities to thrive, grow and contribute to their community’s betterment. Days for Girls is a registered non-governmental organization that is committed to empowering women and communities by promoting access to menstrual health management options and reproductive health knowledge.

Job Summary: The Marketing Officer will provide support to develop a strong brand awareness within the country to promote positive perceptions of menstrual hygiene and washable pads and to increase sales of the DfG Kit products.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Developing and following an annual marketing strategy and work plan
  • Recruiting marketing & sales representatives to work on a contract, commission basis
  • Implementing grassroots marketing strategies including drama troupes
  • Fostering presence in traditional media outlets including print & radio
  • Supporting a strong, engaging online presence via social media
  • Tracking progress towards sales targets & reporting on milestones
  • The Marketing Officer may also help with administrative tasks and field visits to Days for Girls' projects throughout the country.
  • Seek opportunities for DfG visibility such as conferences, events, and workshops
  • Support the development & implementation of a grassroots marketing plan
  • Provide training for team members in effective sales strategies
  • Update social media with testimonials, stories, and photos
  • Provide training for staff members on how to conduct effective social media
Operations Responsibilities:
  • Submit monthly work plans tied back to annual marketing strategy
  • Submit Quarterly Reports on departmental progress
  • Submit requisitions for marketeer payments & logistical costs
  • Develop & present budgets for specific marketing activities
  • Analysis return on investment for marketing activities
  • Provide on the ground logistical and informational support to the Center team
  • Attend regular check-in meetings with Supervisor (once per week) to assess progress on goals

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Days for Girls Marketing Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or diploma in related field
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong written & analytical skills
  • Previous experience creating and sticking to budgets
  • Previous experience in marketing & media
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Empowering leadership skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Graphic design experience is desirable (proficiency in design software such as Adobe Suite)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letter and updated CVs  to uganda@daysforgirls.org with the subject indicated as “Marketing Officer.” If invited for an interview, you will be asked to submit a 3-page slide deck with a sample marketing plan.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30th April 2017

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