Communications Manager Job Opportunity – SolarNow

Job Title:        Communications
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Marketing Director 
About US:
SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar
product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company
started in 2011 and has since opened 46 branches throughout Uganda, employs
around 600 people. 
Job Summary:  The Communications Manager will be
mainly responsible for maintaining and promoting the SolarNow brand and
communications internally and externally.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Written and oral communication:
  • Write, edit and
    produce press materials (press releases, fact sheets, statements, news
    features, etc.,) as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the
    content and production of a bi-monthly external digital newsletter to
    investors and interested parties
  • Assist with internal
    communications (e.g. renew product launches)
  • In charge of
    maintaining and updating branding guidelines and ensuring brand standards
    are adhered to and integrated into media products
Public Relations, Research and Relationship Building:
  • Proactively pursue
    Public Relations activities
  • Be the face of
    SolarNow at events and conferences as required, particularly with
    corporate clients
  • Carry out regular
    media monitoring, particularly of competitors and solar energy industry
  • Work in liaison with
    branches and media outlets regarding SolarNow’s media presence (eg. radio)
Digital channels maintenance and development:
  • Inform website design.
    Execute website maintenance and continual improvement
  • Social Media and SMS
    strategy development and execution (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter accounts)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must
    have at least five years’ experience in communications;
  • Computer and IT skills
    (including use of Microsoft office, the internet and bonus if you are able
    to maintain websites)
  • Proven ability to work
    with Uganda media, including local, national and regional media across
    print, radio and online, including relationships with editors and
  • Ability to draft press
    releases, statements, opinion pieces, newsletter articles and press
  • Traditional and social
    media monitoring and communications skills;
  • Comfort with being a
  • A passionate believer
    in our vision of transforming lives by providing sustainable energy
    solutions. It’s important to us that you really believe and embody who we
    are and what we are trying to achieve.
  • An experienced
    and creative communicator
     – you have a proven ability to
    effectively communicate (informally and formally) to various audiences and
    a demonstrated capacity to convey key messages using various communication
    means, both in written and verbal formats. You are able to inject
    creativity into all that you do. Digital communication channels do not
    scare you. You love to influence in ways that others may not think of. You
    are often the person in an organisation that really challenges others to
    think big and to think differently.
  • A
    detail-oriented doer
     – you have a track record of getting
    things done and done well. You are organised, conscientious, proactive and
    execute to a fine level of detail.
  • A persuasive
     – you love meeting new people and making them an
    ambassador for what we are doing. You are able to stay linked to many
    networks and leverage them at the right time. You are an expert in
    connecting with different audiences in a genuine way.
  • Dedicated to
    self-improvement –
     You strive to be the best that you can be.
    You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via
e-mail,, including their updated CVs (no other
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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