Vacancy Announcement Marketing and Communication
Marketing and Communication Officer Adeso UK
Adeso - African Development Solutions www.adesoafrica.org
Marketing and Communication Officer Adeso UK
Fundraising Manager (based in UK)
Adeso Fundraising Staff UK, Communication Team and Program staff
at HQ in Nairobi Kenya, Adeso USA
Programme /Duty station
Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian
organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential;
working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief
that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the
nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely
affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work,
providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness,
training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, selfreliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound
employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Adeso’s communication team and the newly established fundraising department’s purpose is to raise
the profile of the organisation and its causes amongst British and international audiences via social and
electronic media to support integrated marketing and fundraising campaigns. The ideal candidate will
work in a small and close knit team to support the delivery of the organization’s marketing and
communication strategy, ensuring the focus remains on increasing brand awareness and reaching a
wider target audience. In order to achieve this, the post holder will need to put together highly
marketable content for distribution through various social and electronic media channels as well as to
keep external stakeholders highly engaged. The candidate will be a mission-driven individual who will
Adeso Headquarters – Kenya
P.O. Box 70331-00400
M: +(254) 710 607 378
T: +(254) 20 800 0881
Adeso – USA
1250 24th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
M: +1 (202) 510-4137
T: + 1 (202) 467-8348
Adeso – UK
CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road
London E1 6AH
T: + 442072508269
M: +44 7745 034395
have at least 5 years’ experience of managing integrated marketing campaigns and communication
across a range of marketing and communication disciplines and channels.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Campaigns & Strategy
Support in planning, budgeting and delivering Adeso's marketing campaigns across the agreed
marketing channels - within the approved budget.
Engage the Fundraising Department for the delivery of key campaigns.
Develop Communication, Marketing plans and budgets in line with Adeso's strategic objectives.
To plan, budget and deliver marketing events.
Content Management and Distribution
Develop and edit marketing, communication and fundraising materials that appropriately target
the intended audience.
Work with designers, producers and printers in the creation of marketing and communication
Ensure that all communications and marketing materials are professional, courteous, accurate
and consistent with the objectives of Adeso’s marketing and fundraising plans.
Communicate and market Adeso's core brand identity to all stakeholders through various social,
electronic and print media channels.
Ensure that Adeso’s gets the best deal possible when negotiating space on desired marketing
Build and manage relations with media organisations and other stakeholders.
Be responsible for organising Adeso's marketing activities and events in accordance with the
Marketing, Communication and Fundraising plan.
Ensure all outgoing messages are consistent with the overall Communication and Marketing
Attract consistent and positive media coverage for Adeso's work.
Contribute to the total effectiveness of the marketing and fundraising campaigns and Adeso’s
To solve problems proactively, offering creative ideas and working as a positive and engaged
Develop key messages for all audiences including donors, volunteers, trustees, media, the
general public and other stakeholders.
Assist in planning with Fundraising events and appeals.
Represent Adeso at marketing and fundraising events
Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
A degree level education in the field of Marketing or Communications or at least 5 year
experience in a similar capacity with an international non-governmental organization.
Solid experience in copywriting, proof reading and editing materials for web-site, social and
electronic media and various communication channels.
Experience managing social media accounts for an international non-governmental organization.
Experience of delivering campaigns across a variety of marketing channels, including direct mail,
websites, online campaigns (including SEO), emails, social media
Experience of print, production and electronic material design processes and techniques.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills along with creative writing.
Exceptional analytical, planning, IT and research skills.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Thorough understanding of branding principles and tactics through social and electronic media
including the Web.
Strong knowledge of contemporary marketing techniques.
Strong knowledge of delivering marketing campaigns across diverse marketing mediums.
Passionate about East Africa Region and African Diaspora preferred.
Ability to work in a systematic and methodical manner and to work effectively within a team
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as necessary.
Commitment to Adeso’s mission, visions and values.
A proven ability to work collaboratively and thoughtfully across the organization and as part of a
committed, integrated team.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to
join this dynamic team, please submit your application to [email protected], quoting the position
in the email subject matter, by 27th March, 2015. Kindly note that applications screening and
interviews will be on a rolling basis.
Each application should be addressed to the HR Director and include the following:
An updated CV; and
An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and
contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs,
gender or sexual orientation.