Global Marketing Officer – Barefoot Power

Barefoot Power is a
global, social for-profit enterprise that manufactures and distributes solar phone
charging, lighting products and business development services to people at the
base of the global economic pyramid. Barefoot Power has impacted the lives of 1
million people in over 20 countries. Over 1.5 billion people lack access to
electricity and Barefoot Power is on a mission, to bring affordable renewable
energy and efficient lighting to 5 million people by 2012 and 10 million people
by 2015 and help eradicate energy poverty. How will we do that? By bringing
electricity to millions of people that currently use kerosene lighting and walk
far for phone and battery charging, we plan on reversing the traditional
process of rural electrification while reducing the global carbon footprint.
Barefoot Power is funded through a diverse group of investors and the European
Union. Learn more about our products, distribution models and financing
opportunities at our website.
Description:
Job Objective
Barefoot
Power is seeking a mature, enthusiastic and organized Global Marketing Officer
to administer the global marketing
program and pre-sales support for Barefoot Power internationally. This person
will report to the Marketing Manager and be
accountable for market research, executing marketing programs, promoting the
brand and communicating consistent messaging
internally and externally. Details include:
•Maintain
marketing calendars and centralized library
•Gathering stories, writing and publishing Internal and External Newsletter
•Writing and publishing case studies
•Supporting incoming inquires to Barefoot Power
•Monitoring social media and web site
•Measuring lead generation programs
•Maintain internal and external social scorecard
Requirements:
Experience Required
•5
years of result oriented Marketing experience in consumer goods or services
•University degree in business, management or marketing or comparable
experience
•Proven success in managing logistics, coordinating marketing events and brand
campaigns
•Demonstrated use of electronic media for marketing including social networks
and web sites
•Experience with managing external contractors and partners
•Experience with record keeping and managing a budget
•Experience in Customer Service or measuring ROI for marketing campaigns a plus
Skills/Attribute
•Organized
with attention to details
•Reliable
•Entrepreneurial – able to think outside the box
•Independent and result driven
•Able to communicate with and motivate in a variety of ways
•Good time management
•Creative problem-solving abilities
•Willing and able to travel
•Effective written and oral communication
•Excellent verbal and written English skills
•Able to maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet
company core values
Language
requirements: English a must; French, Swahili and African languages a plus
Computer  requirements: Excellent
knowledge of MS Office applications and demonstrated use Excel, Word and Power
Point; Knowledge of social media and other internet marketing tools
Secondary Computer requirements: Adobe Illustrator or other design software
 
Position location: Kampala, Uganda. Will consider virtual or other locations
depending on experience. No relocation will be provided.
Qualified
individuals should send a cover letter, CV and three references. Please specify
“Marketing Officer Position” in the Subject.

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