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Senior Communications Manager

Senior Communications Manager

Marketing and Communications · Nairobi, Nairobi

Department: Marketing and Communications

Employment Type: Active – Full Time

Minimum Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor


Employer: Village Enterprise
Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy
Job Title: Senior Communications Manager
Reports to: VP of Marketing and Communications
Position Type: Full Time
Function: Marketing and Communications
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediate
Travel: Occasional travel to visit programs in the field in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.
Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization Overview: 

Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship,
innovation, and collective action. We work with vulnerable women, refugees, and youth who are most
impacted by climate change, conflict, and displacement, and equip them with skills and resources to
launch climate-smart businesses, build savings, and put themselves and their families onto a sustainable
path out of extreme poverty. Village Enterprise has started over 74,000 businesses, trained over 264,000
first-time entrepreneurs, and positively transformed the lives of over 1,565,000 people in Uganda, Kenya,
Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Mozambique. Our
goal is to impact the lives of 20 million people by 2030.


Position overview:


Village Enterprise seeks an experienced Senior Communications Manager to lead our communications
efforts in East Africa. This role will work closely with and report to the Vice President of Marketing and
Communications and will also work closely with the Chief Government Relations Officer as well as the
Development and Partnership teams. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of experience in
communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism, be a strong writer, have a keen eye for
newsworthy stories, and be skilled at networking and developing relationships to further our
communication goals among key audiences. This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about
ending extreme poverty in rural Africa, takes initiative and is a self-starter, and works well individually
and collaborating across teams, departments, and time zones. The position is open to nationals of Ethiopia, Kenya , Rwanda  & Uganda .

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