Marketing and Communication Specialist – VisionFund Uganda Limited

Organization:
VisionFund Uganda Limited
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Business
Development and Integrations Manager
About US:
VisionFund Uganda
Limited (VFU) is a Microfinance institution and an affiliate of World Vision
Uganda (WVU), a child-focused Christian Organization that believes in brighter
futures for Children, empowering families to create incomes and jobs by
unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. VisionFund Uganda is
also part of the bigger network of VisionFund International (VFI), with MFl’s
in 28 Countries worldwide.
Job Summary:  The Marketing and Communication Specialist
is responsible for increasing the market
share and increasing VisionFund brand through identifying, formulating, coordinating,
and implementing the Marketing and communication activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and execute comprehensive Product, Marketing and Service
    strategies in line with the business objectives in order to increase market
    position.
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in VisionFund’s Public Relations, media
    management promotional activities such as product launches, trade fairs/exhibitions,
    road shows, CSR and social events designed to strengthen the Brand
  • Draft and manage the annual marketing budget, track spend to ensure
    effective, efficient and successful execution of advertising campaigns,
    product promotions and all brand initiatives. Ensure timely payment of
    invoices.
  • Provide technical support to departments in identifying marketing
    and product training needs in line with the MFIs marketing programs and
    strategy.
  • Design and execute the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and
    review donations and sponsorship proposal requests in line with the
    corporate vision and values.
  • Manage brand studies and consumer research on products and services
    and recommend changes to Management based on results and findings.
  • Develop and project a reputable public image to reflect its vision,
    strategic direction and enhance its position in the market
  • Develop and establish beneficial relationships with Media houses,
    Advertising and Research agencies
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and developments in the Microfinance
    sector, events and issues in support of VisionFunds’ image and responsibilities
  • Work with World Vision team to identify our target market, draw plans
    and share with management for execution.
  • Support business units in developing marketing materials while
    assisting them in executing any events.
  • Manage and update the VisioFund website and intranet.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to
    time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a Business
    related field preferably in Marketing.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma.
  • A related professional qualification in communications will be an
    added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Business development with 2 years at
    a supervisory level
  • Marketing principles and practice
  • Product Development process and continuous monitoring to ensure product
    competitiveness.
  • Knowledge of products & services including electronic channels.
  • Interpersonal skills to create and maintain relevant business
    networks
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills and Presentation
    skills
  • Knowledge and effective application of relevant regulatory policies,
    processes, procedures and guidelines, to consistently achieve required
    compliance standards or benchmarks.
  • Planning & organizing skills for effective time utilization in
    achieving the objectives of the position.
  • Self-motivated and result oriented, and able to deliver within
    deadlines.
How to apply:
Interested
candidates should send or hand deliver their CVs and copies of academic
certificates not later than 13th December 20l9 to the address provided below:
The Human Resource
Manager,
VisionFund Uganda
Ltd (VFU)
Plot 256, Makerere
Kavule, P.O.Box, 2475i, Kampala, Uganda.
All applications
should be sent to info@visionfunduganda.co.ug 
or hand delivered to
VisionFund Uganda
Head Office.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Deadline:  7th December 2019
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