ZanaAfrica Career Opportunities in Kenya

  • Program Manager – The Nia Project (Kilifi, Kenya) - Apply by 30th November 2016, 2016


    Oversee SMS Product Development
  • Oversee and strategize the SMS platform development with the Connectivity
    Manager and Girl-Content Team to ensure the development of a girl-facing SMS platform that works harmoniously and responsively to magazine content
  • Co-manage Connectivity Manager in his/her day-to-day development of the SMS platform
  • Build Partnerships for scalable and sustainable distribution
  • Ideate, model, and test distribution strategies for magazine and SMS platform with the Chief Marketing + Branding Officer; contribute to establishing visibility of Nia Brand throughout Kenya
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distribution partners
  • Optimize physical attributes of magazine and included features (size, folding, perforation, etc.) for scale

    Qualifications + Requirements
  • Bachelors in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Writing, or related field, or relevant work experience
  • 6-7 years of experience in creative industry and/or media-based education; experience in print production/publishing is highly preferred
  • 3-4 years of project management and/or production traffic management experience; previous experience working with creative teams is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili, including the ability to articulate creative concepts to team
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Previous experience in partnership development is a plus
  • Well-versed in women and girls’ issues, reproductive health and human rights
  • Versatility and a team-player attitude is a must; we are a small, collaborative, fastly evolving team
  • Strong foundation in design; well versed visual sensibility
  • Unapologetic belief and passion for girls and women’s rights and potential
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is highly preferred
  • Fluent Kiswahili is a must
  • Ability to conceptualize creative direction and curate creative output is an added plus

    Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Actual salary will be dependent on qualification and anticipated contribution to the company.

    3. Connectivity Specialist

    Responsibilities

  • Develop the first SMS platform in Kenya (to our knowledge) that delivers critical reproductive health and life skills information to young adolescent girls (10-14)
  • Collaborate with local SMS platform provider to build an SMS-based interface that is easy to use and engaging for young adolescent girls in Kilifi, Kenya
  • Work closely with Girl-Content and Monitoring & Evaluation Teams to design a content strategy that reflects girls’ needs and wants and results in rapid product uptake
  • Conduct user testing to ensure all products developed are rapidly iterated and optimized for girls’ use and enjoyment
  • Optimize product to minimize project costs per use of the platform and monitor overall budget for the project with the Creative Producer
  • Coordinate with the Creative Director and Production Director to ensure timelines and deliverables are being met
  • Ensure all products developed are designed to international child protection standards and take into account girls’ unique situations
  • Liaise with consultants and advisors to establish and maintain highest quality and accuracy of content
    Social Media Strategy
  • Work with Chief Branding and Marketing Officer and Creative Director to develop a social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium) for the Nia Movement, adhering to brand guidelines
  • Establish and execute a social media content plan
  • Conduct brainstorms with cross-functional team to surface and gather new, innovative ways to create social content and programs
  • Coordinate with Chief Branding and Marketing Officer to conceptualize, design and implement campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with Graphic Designer/Creative Team to disseminate creative assets
  • Define metrics and use analytics to measure success of social media strategy and targeted campaigns
  • Conduct web asset audits to map a brand’s global web presence and assess the effectiveness of each digital asset
  • Create strategy and content for web presence and outreach.
  • Identify new communities and technologies for marketing efforts.
    Develop ad
  • Working with the Creative Director to evolve, build/create, design and activate ZanaAfrica Group and Nia brand websites
  • Provide SEO analysis and recommendations in coordination with elements and structure of websites and web pages
  • Provide recommendations and execute/manage strategies for content development in coordination with SEO goals – general and keyword specific

    Qualifications & Requirements
  • Bachelors in Communications, Marketing, Computer Engineering, Industrial Design, User Interface Design, or related field
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience in mobile technology, mHealth, SMS development Digital Media, Social Media,
  • 2-3 years of project management experience, working with creative a plus
  • Strong understanding of user experience design
  • Experience with A/B testing and running focus groups in Kenya
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili, including the ability to articulate complex and creative concepts to team and external partners
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced knowledge of social media best practices and platforms; strong understanding of social media trends
  • Knowledge and ability to keep pace with SEO, search engine, social media and internet marketing industry trends and development
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Well-versed in women and girls’ issues, reproductive health and human rights
  • Unapologetic belief and passion for girls and women’s rights and potential
  • Fluent Kiswahili is a must; Keen understanding of Sheng (preferred)

    Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Actual salary will be dependent on qualification and anticipated contribution to the company. ZanaAfrica Group is an equal opportunity employer. It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all employees is central to the continuing success of our organization.

    How to Apply:
    To apply, please include the position title and your name in the subject line of the email and send your CV, Cover Letter and a writing sample in PDF format to careers@zanaafrica.com along with a link to your Linked In profile.

    Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

    Headline 4. Program Manager – The Nia Project (Kilifi, Kenya)

    The Program Manager role is a two-year renewable contract position.

    The role will be based at ZanaAfrica’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya until January 2017, after which the role will be based at the project site in Kilifi, Kenya.

    This is a critical role, which will oversee all aspects of program implementation and monitoring for The Nia Project, including but not limited to the following key areas:

    Program Implementation + Monitoring:- The Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and monitoring in this four-armed randomized controlled trial to the highest standard possible, in collaboration with ZanaAfrica’s local implementing partner in Kilifi.

    Responsibilities associated with this include developing and following program implementation protocols and phone-based monitoring tools; collaborating with ZanaAfrica’s partner in Kilifi to support program implementation and quality assurance; overseeing adherence to program monitoring protocols and addressing discrepancies; managing large data sets from field staff; conducting random site visits to ensure efficacy of partners and relevant data gathering infrastructure and adherence to research protocols; submitting necessary and relevant documentation and data to either ZanaAfrica HQ, its evaluating partner, or both; maintaining relationships with local county stakeholders including government officials, and maintaining a clear line of communication with ZanaAfrica’s leadership team and its research partners.

    The Program Manager will also oversee product and program field testing prior to launch each term.

    Project Management:- The Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary intervention implementation and logistics preparation activities are carried out to a high standard and according to the project timelines in advance of the program launch in May 2017, and throughout the 20-month program to December 2019.

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