Mango Fund Non-profit Careers – Communications Fellow

Organization: Mango Fund
Duty
Station:
 Kampala, Uganda
About
Mango Fund:
Established in May 2011, the Mango Fund functions as
a nonprofit impact investment fund or a venture philanthropy fund. The fund
aims to support the economic development of East Africa by promoting the growth
of small and medium sized businesses that leverage technology to perform value
addition in their base country.
About
Fellowship:
Mango Fund Communications Fellowship offers a
qualified individual the rare opportunity to shape and maximize the impact
potential of the fund. The Communications Fellow will actively take part in
implementing the communication strategy in a dynamic environment of an
international impact investment fund.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Writing
    original content:
    We expect that the Communications Fellow has
    the ability to analyze information on the Fund’s operations and synthetize
    it in stakeholders reports, grants, project proposals, press articles, and
    website news.
  • Event
    support:
    Members of the Mango Fund team often take part
    in industry-specific, fundraising and networking events. An ideal
    candidate would be expected to brief the team to prior the events,
    photograph coverage during the events, and do follow-up communication
    using our website and social media after the events.
  • Social media: We expect a solid understanding of and
    experience in implementing a social media strategy for organizations
    operating in the international development context. Experience in using
    Hootsuite or similar platform is desired.
  • Operations: As a start-up, it is expected that all members, including interns,
    assist in a variety of operating activities (legal, marketing, accounting,
    administrative, etc.) towards the development of the organization.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
 The Mango Fund is seeking exceptional
professionals or students who share the following skills and characteristics:
  • Two or more years of strong
    work experience in a demanding professional environment.
  • All candidates from a variety
    of backgrounds are welcome to apply. Some specific backgrounds of interest
    are: communication, public relations, journalism.
  • Strong
    writing skills:
    Ideal candidate should have ability to write
    high-quality pieces and knowledge of such topics as impact investing,
    international development, economics, etc.
  • Strong
    computer literacy:
    Proficiency in using the MS
    Office package, ability to conduct secondary research, excellent
    understanding of using social media in a professional environment.
  • Self-motivation: Eagerness to be a part of a groundbreaking start-up. Start-ups are
    unique in their ability to provide a seemingly endless amount of work.
    Candidates should be eager to wear many hats and put in significant hours
    to help build the organization and spread its influence. Also, candidates
    should be very self-motivated, able to manage their own agenda to
    accomplish varying responsibilities.
  • Commitment: A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for the entirety
    of the one year Communication Fellowship. This role has the potential to
    develop into a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have
    at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world,
    although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required
How
to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their
application as a single PDF document to employment@mangofund.org including
cover letter, CV, and a work sample. Please title the PDF document “Application
– Communications Fellow – [Last name of applicant].”
NB: Applications will be reviewed and interviews
extended on a rolling basis.
Deadline:
31st March 2015
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