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Communications Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The communications manager will be responsible for maintaining and promoting the SolarNow brand and communications internally and externally.


· Written and oral communication:

  1. Write, edit and produce press materials (press releases, statements, news features, etc.,) as appropriate, working closely together with the CEO.
  2. Responsible for the content and production of a bi-monthly external digital newsletter to investors and interested parties
  3. Assist with internal communications (eg re new product launches)
  4. Maintaining and updating branding guidelines and ensuring brand standards are adhered to and integrated into media products

· Public Relations, Research and relationship building

  1. Proactively pursue Public Relations activities
  2. Be the face of SolarNow at events and conferences as required, particularly with corporate clients
  3. Conduct regular media monitoring, particularly of competitors and solar energy industry
  4. Liaison with branches and media outlets regarding SolarNow’s media presence (eg. radio)
· Digital channels maintenance and development:

  1. Inform website design. Execute website maintenance and continual improvement
  2. Social Media and SMS strategy development and execution (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter accounts)

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Internal communication; Public Relations; External communication; Presentation skills; Social media marketing; Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); Leadership skills; News writing and production
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Energy, utilities, environmentCompany size: 500-1000 people

About the market More than 500 million people across sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity and the International Energy Agency expects that number to increase to 700 million by 2030. Since extending the grid to them would cost billions of dollars, micro-scale, off-grid power from solar is often the only viable answer to energy poverty. In countries like Uganda, where only 15% of the population has an on-grid connection, there’s undeniable potential for solar to leapfrog traditional energy provision models; however affordability, perceptions of low quality and the absence of last-mile distribution and maintenance networks are curtailing development. About the company These are the very problems that Uganda-based company, SolarNow, was founded to solve. It sells high-quality solar systems to fit the needs of rural households and small entrepreneurs — from 50Wp home set-ups capable of powering a radio, phone and small number of lights to 5KWp systems that can power a small office or machine – plus a range of consumer electronics, including LED lights, televisions, fridges, flat irons and water pumps. Crucially, SolarNow also provides credit that allows customers to spread payment for all these products over 24 months. Together with a network of 46 branches (>400 FTE) and a price plan that includes full installation and maintenance – backed by a unique five-year warranty – SolarNow has all the pieces in place to take optimal advantage of this unique market opportunity. The company already serves 12,000 clients in Uganda and plans to roll out its operations into other East African countries during 2016.

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