Social Media Manager

Job Description

Social Media Manager

Location: From home (with regular travel to Entebbe)

Hours: 3-5 hours per day

Remuneration: up to $1,000 per month (Gross)

Key responsibilities:

This is an exciting and varied role for a Social Media expert. Working across multiple tourism brands, your key role will be to strategize, design and manage all social media communications across various channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) as well as owning all email marketing campaigns.

Social Media Strategy

  • Assist with research, creation, conception, and presentation of social media strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
  • Interpret and roll-out strategy and creative concepts
  • Communicate and coordinate with senior leadership teams to ensure that social media strategy supports overall brand objectives

Content Creation

  • Conceptualise and write monthly content plans across social media platforms in line with social strategy, consumer insights and brand tone of voice
  • Develop fresh creative ideas in line with social media and content trends
  • Devise agile tactical executions based on breaking news and trending topics
  • Attend brand events and create real time social media posts as and when required

Community Management

  • Publish daily content posts in accordance with monthly plans
  • Review user comments and posts in a quick and timely manner
  • Respond to comments in order to foster a positive community and add value to the customer experience
  • Escalate complaints, queries and concerns to relevant stakeholders
  • Listening and reporting: turn conversations and customer feedback into actionable insights and client-facing reports

Experience and Education:

  • Degree or diploma in Marketing, communications or English, or a PR or corporate communications certificate
  • Experience in the travel & tourism sector across Uganda (or East Africa)
  • 2 – 3 years active community management on behalf of brands
  • Understand of social media analytics
  • Social tools such as Sniply, Hootsuite, Buffer
  • Working experience with EMS (preferably Mailchimp)
  • Understanding of the sales funnel
  • 2 – 3 years online copywriting or social media writing experience
  • Excellent understanding of the social media marketing and related disciplines including content strategy, online video and influencer engagement
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Personal social media presence
  • Technical understanding of social networks’ design and functionality specs
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint
  • Proficiency and experience in social scheduling and listening tools

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Government Relations Manager

Job Description

Living Goods has proven a cost effective, high-impact community health care model that is changing how government thinks about delivery of frontline community services. Significantly reducing Under-5 mortality at less than $2 per capita, Living Goods aspires to revolutionize how governments across Africa deliver community health with a goal of not only saving the lives of children and serving millions of underserved, but providing a strong, economic driver to developing countries.

Living Goods seeks an experienced and passionate Government Relations Manager to join our team. This critical role will develop initial relationships with District Government, set up District entry meetings, follow up to answer questions and establish appropriate expectations. Ensure MOU is signed with DHO, DHE, MCH Focal person and CAO.

The ideal candidate has worked across senior levels of District Government, designed and developed MOUs. He or she is knowledgeable about healthcare, and passionate about driving innovation in government; understands the government budgeting processes and how to influence and advocate across a breadth of stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

For new Districts:

Establish initial relationships with District Governments, set up District entry meetings, follow up to answer questions and establish appropriate expectations.
Ensure MOU is signed with DHO, DHE, MCH Focal person and CAO.

For all Districts of operation:

Manage ongoing the communication with Districts, including meetings and performance updates.
Engage in health planning meetings at the District level and positively position Living Goods in their plans.
Provide communication tracking for all Districts to ensure that we are attentive to and engaged with all relationships.
Represent Living Goods at local government – District and Municipality – meetings, and maintain engaged relationships.
Oversee the preparation of reports to the Districts and Health facilities. Ensure that quarterly District and health facility reports are submitted in a timely manner.
Ensure effective communication of plans, meetings and issues that surface at District are effectively communicated at LG offices.
Work with Branch staff to help support District relations, including setting up protocols and communication mechanisms, so they can both help with, and report back on relationships.
Assist branch teams to establish relationships with health centers, set up protocols and processes to support and monitor health center relationships.
Map out implementing partners at the District level to strengthen collaboration
With partners and Districts, coordinate and ensure proper documentation of project interventions

Minimum Qualifications

Project Management experience– ability to see the big picture, attention to detail and excellent organization skills.
5-8 years of work experience with and/or involving close association with elected officials, staff and/or government agencies.
University degree in Clinical or Public Health, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Management or related subjects. Post-graduate training in management a plus. Project Management certification desirable.
Solid understanding of the functioning of Uganda’s Health System.
Excellent written (report writing), oral, interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills and a keen sense of understanding for advocacy to get government support for the project and its sustainability in the future
Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Expertise in engaging stakeholders spanning local/community, district and national.
Strong skills in knowledge management and translation (implementation to policy).
Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
Self-driven; able to prioritize work according to importance/deadlines while meeting conflicting work demands.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Willingness to travel across Uganda approximately 30% of the time and periodically stay up-country.

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of the poor.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post

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Procurement Intern @ Deloitte

Deloitte East Africa

Deloitte is a leading provider of world-class professional services dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients. We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise. Deloitte is re-known for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across six (6) countries of the region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporation within the East African region and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Uganda and within the East African market.

We are seeking to recruit an intern in our Procurement department in Uganda. The successful candidate will focus on the following responsibilities:

1) Ensure adherence to set purchasing procedures and processes by:

  • Ensure continuous use of approved suppliers and prices;
  • Providing purchase technical guidance to all functions;
  • Identifying shortcomings in the implementation of set processes and discussing the same with the Regional Procurement Manager;
  • Ensure full compliance in the use of the integrated purchase module.

2) Manage credible sourcing process for new company requirements by:

  • Ensuring development of standard specifications and pre-qualification of credible suppliers;
  • Professional sourcing through competitive bidding;
  • Conducting professional technical supplier evaluation;
  • Managing bid analysis and negotiation processes to get value for money;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high integrity in supplier selection;
  • Managing existing and new contractual agreements;
  • Ensuring safe custody of approved purchase documents.

3) Continuously manage approved suppliers in an efficient, cost effective manner through:

  • Managing price variances;
  • Re negotiating prices and terms in case of proposed changes;
  • Preparing sourcing documents for contracts three months before contract expiry date;
  • Identify new high quality suppliers/ service provider to broaden our supplier base.

4) Continuously maintain supplier performance data:

  • Together with the various functions, maintain data on suppliers, timely delivery of quality service;
  • Prepare annual supplier performance reports for discussion with the suppliers.

5) Evaluate the efficiency of the integrated purchase module and prepare reports on the same.

6) Any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

As the ideal team player, you should posses the following attributes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Purchasing and Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Finance or related field;
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) qualification or the equivalent is an added advantage;
  • One (1) years’ work experience in procurement of goods and services is an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement & Disposal of Assets Act & Regulations; and Public Procurement & Regulatory Authority ( PPRA ) procedures;
  • Knowledge of the European Union Procurement Rules and Regulations;
  • Financial Management Skills;
  • Strong Negotiation Skills;
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Data analysis skills;
  • Excellent Report Writing Skills;
  • Well-developed computer user skills;
  • Honesty and Integrity;
  • Adaptability and flexibility in working in complex and dynamic environment; and
  • A team player with excellent planning and organisational skills.
To the successful candidate, the firm will offer a competitive and performance driven remuneration package and a highly energised team environment composed of individuals who are committed to working as one, producing results and enjoying it.
Please note that all relevant documents must be attached together with your application. Applications without this will not be considered.
Closing date: 31 August 2017

 

Deloitte in Uganda is part of Deloitte East Africa, the DTTL member firm in Kenya. Our commitment to offering the very best in audit and assurance, financial advisory, consulting and taxation services is reflected in the staff we employ. Over 40 professional staff resident in Uganda (90% of whom are Ugandans) and over 400 professional staff in our 4 East Africa Region offices led by 16 partners provide our clients with the high calibre and consistency of service demanded by our international firm; service you can depend on to match the highest international standards.

 

Requisition code: EAU-139680-JN

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Project Officer @ WHO

Project Officer – (1702346)
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: One year
Job Posting: Aug 23, 2017, 11:23:07 AM
Closing Date: Sep 13, 2017, 9:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Organization: AF/NCD Non Communicable Diseases
Schedule: Full-time
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMETo provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective tobacco control interventions and comprehensive implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The WHO is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to implement sustainable tobacco control capacity building, and to work with Member States in the Region to promote tobacco-control oriented policy change.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES–> Build capacity on various areas of economics of tobacco and taxation to government officials, academia, civil society and WHO country office staff in selected countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Togo) in the Region.–> Provide technical assistance on tobacco economics and taxation issues to government officials including Ministry of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health officials from selected countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organizations including the EAC and the UEMOA.–> Advocate and promote partnership to strengthen South-to-South cooperation in the area of tobacco taxation including health and economic cost studies. This will include working with the Tobacco Control Economics team at the WHO HQ in Geneva.–> Provide technical expertise in the process of engagement with Ministries of Finance.–> Provide regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and activities.Perform any other related duties, as required
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
EducationEssential: Advanced University Degree in economics or public finance.
Desirable: Training in tobacco control would be an asset
ExperienceEssential: At least 7 years of experience teaching or working in the area of economics of tobacco. Knowledge and experience in tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working on tax policies in government or academia.
Desirable: Experience in working in countries in Africa is an assetExperience in teaching or working in the area of health economics and tobacco control
Skills–> Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team–> Ability to motivate, guide and develop capacities at national levelAbility to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control messages.
WHO CompetenciesTeamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Promoting innovation and organizational learning
Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable:
The above language requirements are interchangeable.
REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 70,647 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1595 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

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Call for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship on Implementation Science for 2018

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Call for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship on Implementation Science for 2018
Academic Year
Application deadline for Masters Degree Programme: 31 July 2017
Application deadline for PhD Degree Programme: 31 August 2017
Application deadline for TDR scholarship: 31 August 2017

DESCRIPTION
The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health announces a call for full-time Master and Doctoral Degree Programmes in the field of Implementation Science. The award for the programmes is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The degree programmes are open to candidates from a range of disciplines including Clinical and other health-related fields; Statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as Demography and Social Sciences. The degree programmes should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in research in health-related fields.
Training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation science.
Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middleincome countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them. The goal of this scheme is to strengthen capacity in implementation science and research on infectious diseases of poverty (in particular, the neglected tropical diseases) and to boost the number of researchers and practitoners in low and middle-income countries. Further information on implementation research is available from: http://www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en

DEGREE PROGRAMMES ON OFFER
 MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time)
 PhD in Implementation Science within the Interdiscipinary PhD Programme in Public
and Population Health (36 months full-time). Applicants into this PhD programme are
required to sit for and pass the five Implementation Science core courses.
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ELIGIBILITY
 The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle income countries in the WHO
African Region that are resident in the region. (http://data.worldbank.org/about/countryand-lending-groups#Sub_Saharan_Africa)

 Applicants should normally be under 35 years for the Master Programme and under 40
years for the PhD Programme. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
 Applicants must meet the University’s requirements for the level of degree applied for.
SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE
The scheme will provide full scholarships for limited number of Masters and PhD Fellows in the
2018 academic year and the scholarship covers the following:
 Return economy air fare
 Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance
 A monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
 Support for the Masters or PhD research project expenses
Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder
platform that will monitor the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased
visibility opportunities for the Fellows.
HOW TO APPLY
The application process is two-fold.
1. Application to the University of the Witwatersrand
Apply for the desired level of study by completing a Wits postgraduate application form online
at: http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/ Application fee is R200 for both
international and local applications. Applicants should note to apply for accommodation also.
Application deadlines are:
31 July 2017 for the MSc Programme
31 August 2017 for the PhD Programme and
30 October 2017 for Accommodation
For more information on applications, please go to:
http://www.wits.ac.za/askwits for general application queries or
Mrs. Gloria Bowe (Gloria.Bowes@wits.ac.za) for the MSc Programme related queries and
Mr. Paul Bohloko (Paul.Bohloko@wits.ac.za) for the PhD Programme related queries.

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2. Application for the TDR scholarship
The application for the TDR scholarship should be made separately in writing and should include
the following documents:
a. A letter of motivation
b. A certified copy of the bio-data page of the passport
c. Evidence of application to study Implementation Science as the field of study in the MSc
Epidemiology Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand or the Interdisciplinary
PhD Programme of the School of Public Health commencing in the 2018 academic year
d. A comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work
experience
e. Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly by the referees to Mrs. Gloria
Bowes (Gloria.Bowes@wits.ac.za).
The application deadline for TDR scholarships is 31 August 2017 for both the MSc and
PhD Programmes.
Scholarship applications should be sent to: Mrs. Gloria Bowes (Gloria.Bowes@wits.ac.za) and
copied to Dr. Latifat Ibisomi (Latifat.Ibisomi@wits.ac.za).

Analyst @ Citi Bank

You’re ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom, and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether its honing your skills or building your network, we know that success cant come without growth. Our programs equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team, and establish a long-term career here. At Citi, we value internal mobility, and career growth is not a question of if, but when.
Citis Middle East and Africa regional business is looking for full-time Analysts to join the team in various locations across the region.

The Analyst Programme begins in August with a 4-week training Programme in Johannesburg. Formal training begins with an orientation and induction sessions providing an overview of Citi, followed by classroom training sessions. Analysts have the opportunity to meet representatives from the teams that make up the Banking, TTS, Operations and Risk divisions.

The classroom training program is followed by 4 x 3-month rotations across various functions of Citi, including Treasury and Trade Solutions, Corporate Bank and Operations. In some countries analysts have a rotation in Risk, in others this will be replaced with another business area.

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Research Administrator @ MakSPH-CTCA

MakSPH-CTCA is searching for an Administrator for a research project Administrator on TB- Tobacco integration using mHealth approach. This position serves as the key link for the project team and project partners. This position will provide the research Team administrative support to ensure smooth implementation of the research project.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  1. Provide overall administrative support to the project, working closely to support the project coordinator
  2. Arrange and secure logistics for project activities
  3. Monitor the budget expenditure in close collaboration with the project coordinator
  4. Ensure proper accountability of all funds dispatched.
  5. Support the research team in undertaking procurements, contract drafting, MoU drafting and other financial modalities.
  6. Draft project financial requests in time
  7. Ensure logistical preparation and readiness of research team in case of field activities.
  8. Work with the FMU to draft financial reports as required by the accounting cycle.
  9. Support the coordinator in communication of related activities.
  10. Lead the organization of team meetings and workshops as requested by the coordinator.
  11. Maintenance of proper study accounts and records (computerized and manual) related to budget, receipts and payments.
  12. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure reconciliation of the expenditures and budget lines on a quarterly basis
  13. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure that all services provided to the study are paid for.
  14. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure inventory and supplies control.
  15. Ensure high degree of confidentiality as regards research records

 

  1. Ensure that all project properties are secure, in good condition and used only for project work
  2. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

The required candidate should have the following qualifications:

 

  1. Minimum of a University degree from a recognized university
  2. At least 2 years of work experience in a similar organization.
  3. Experience in working with a research organization for at least 2 years
  4. Experience in basic financial accounting, human resource management, procurement, research and records keeping.

Remuneration

An attractive salary commensurate to the experience and qualifications will be offered

Research Project Overview

MakSPH-CTCA in collaboration with Ministry of Health Uganda, East Tennessee State University and WHO are implementing an implementation Science Research project to integrate tobacco cessation services into TB programs using mHealth specifically text messages. The goal of the project is to use mHealth solutions to integrate tobacco control into TB programmes to improve TB treatment outcomes in Uganda. The primary objective is to support TB patients to quit tobacco use. The secondary objectives are: a) To train health workers on mHealth solutions for TB-Tobacco integration; b) To assess the period that participants take to quit tobacco use; c) To support TB patients to adhere to TB treatment. This is a 3-year project that will be implemented in hospitals in Uganda.

Application submission

To apply for this position please submit in confidence a resume and a cover letter that details why you are a good fit for this career position to bakairak@ctc-africa.org, copy nyamurungik@ctc-africa.org

Timelines: Deadline is March 27th, 2017

Public Relations Associate @ Bridge International Academies

About the Role.

We are looking for someone to support Bridge through external communications. The role will include telling the Bridge story across all channels, creating content, and strengthening communications with journalists, stakeholders and opinion leaders.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of all mass communications channels and the ability to design content that optimises news and social media. They will be an extremely effective written communicator, a planner, creative, and able to plug into an international Communications team. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must.

The PR and Communications team is the hub for all press and media work that comes into the organisation or goes out from it. It works proactively to generate positive media coverage for all activities and campaigns. It delivers media plans and develops opportunities both proactively and re actively to service a huge array of media/journalists that make contact for comment, information and sign-posting on day to day events and upcoming issues. The team is responsible for developing a comprehensive media approach including statements and press releases to feature/audio visual material and campaign packs. It also continually monitors and evaluates all media coverage gained.

We strive for top performance and excellence in all that we do. We are committed to building positive staff and stakeholder engagement, a high public profile, strong reputation and a world-class brand.

The Public Relations Officer reports into the Uganda PR Manager who is based in Kampala.

What You Will Do :

contribute to media team’s role of delivering media coverage and ensuring that all communication is of an appropriate high standard, consistent Bridge’s brand and key messages.
Help deliver the agreed departmental strategy, plans and standards.
To work effectively with other teams and departments in promoting communications work, policies, campaigns and publications.
Key Relationships – Internal

Work closely with other colleagues in the media team to implement media
Liaises with staff in other Bridge directorates, to ensure clarity of key messages.
Key Relationships – External

The media across all mediums in a given geographical area
Work with individuals and representatives from a range of agencies, media organisations and suppliers.
Proactively work to develop contacts in relevant external organisations in order to assist with stakeholder management.
Main Responsibilities :

Perform well in the role of media assistant by carrying out tasks as assigned by the line manager to agreed standards and deadlines and meeting corporate standards of customer service.
Carry out research through a range of sources, including the Internet, Intranet, publications and other external contacts, including government bodies, organisations and other charities, in order to obtain relevant information that can contribute to communications strategies.
Work within short term and long term media plans as conveyed by the team.
Analyse and present research findings in a written or verbal format, including preparing briefing notes, press releases, operation notes, summarising papers and publications and making recommendations in order to contribute to the agreed departmental strategy plans and standards.
Draft and produce written correspondence such as press releases, quotes, operational notes, letters, reports and other documents as required, using word processing, databases and spreadsheets to required standards.
Undertake specific communications projects as necessary.
Responsibilities for all Communications as Staff

Actively participate in regular department and team meetings, contributing to strategy, discussions and decisions which will be beneficial to Bridge’s communications activities.
Maintain an awareness of own and others’ Health and Safety and comply with Bridge’s Health and Safety policy and procedures.
Take personal responsibility for keeping up to date with Bridge work to end cruelty to children, including securing updates on project and service developments and general Bridge news.
What you should Have:

A Degree in PR/Communication/Marketing or any related field.
Experience working in a busy Press Office or in the Media.
Proven ability to produce material for external audiences such as Press Releases, Marketing materials or digital materials to a high standard.
An awareness of the media and political landscape both locally and nationally.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively, efficiently and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders including the media.
Ability to successfully influence and negotiate with individuals and achieve objectives through excellent relationships.
Experience of collecting data from various sources, and ability to analyse and present findings clearly for internal and external communications including for press releases.
Proven ability to prioritize and organise own workload effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines.
Well-developed ability to work well with others as part of a team, providing support as required, and build and maintain effective working relationships.
Understanding and experience of using digital media and social media channels.
Personal characteristics:

Ambitious with a determination to succeed
A confident and motivated self-starter who can operate independently with guidance
Positive can do attitude
Team Player
A commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care.
Commitment to apply Bridge’s values and behaviours to all aspects of work.
Willingness to work flexibly in approach to work and work time requirements.
You`re Also:

A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
A networking mastermind– You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
A creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
A customer advocate– Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today

Procurement Officer @ Bridge international Academies

Supply Chain at Bridge
A unique Supply Chain challenge awaits the right person. At Bridge, you get to be involved in buying a very large and diverse category of materials, including construction, curriculum, academy, marketing, IT and office materials, along with other bric-a-brac. Quick turnaround times, least cost budgets and one of a kind requirements make this role unlike most others you will encounter.

About the role

As a Procurement Officer at Bridge, you will be required to work long hours, to challenge conventional market pricing mechanisms, continuously research the market and find better ways to achieve the least cost delivered prices within tight timelines. A non-conventional thinker, you will challenge every existing condition with a view to getting the best deal from the market. You will be flexible, adaptable and willing to move at the shortest notice. Never one to accept the status quo, you will get the job done no matter what.

What You Will Do

  • Requirements Generation: Work with user departments to determine their procurement needs. Conduct market research data to identify potential vendors. Review all Purchase Requisitions for completeness and accuracy and assist with corrections as needed.
  • Solicitation: Creation of solicitation documents (RFQ/RFP). Development of all evaluation criteria. Identify appropriate vendors for solicitation. Compile vendor questions, liaise with end users for all answers and communicate back to vendors. Manage item sampling and site surveys when required. Receive and track all vendor response.
  • Evaluation and Award Decisions: Review and track all vendor responses and provide master summary. Conduct comprehensive financial analysis of all proposals. Manage technical analysis with end user, highlighting strengths, weaknesses and deficiencies. Utilize evaluation results to create competitive range of best proposals. Communicate notices to unsuccessful bidders. Engage vendors in negotiations in order to identify and achieve significant cost savings for BIA.
  • Award of Contract: All approved award decision information to be transferred into resulting contract and/or Navision LPO. Work with the legal team to develop appropriate legal documentation. Confirm all quantities, item descriptions, prices, delivery timelines and payment terms are included correctly on award document. Facilitate distribution of award to vendor.
  • Post Award Contract Administration: Coordination of inspection/acceptance process between procurement, end user and vendor. Ensure accurate and timely delivery of products and services. Manage all post-award vendor issues. Maintain comprehensive documentation of ALL phases of each procurement action. Audit finalized procurement files for completeness and accuracy. Execute LPO/contract modifications as needed
  • Electronic Systems (Navision/Sharepoint): Utilization of appropriate NAVISION reporting tools. Generate NAVISION reports and analyse results, highlighting spending trends, vendor trends and other r

Professional Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
  • Acute attention to details
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning and organization skills

What You Should Have

  • 3-5 years working in a procurement role in a busy working environment (Required)
  • A relevant University Degree
  • Post graduate qualification in Purchasing and Supply Management
  • In some cases, experience may be substituted for academic or professional certifications.

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