Global Marketing Director

Kampala, Kigali or Nairobi
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Jibu is looking for an experienced marketing professional to lead planning, development and implementation of all marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. This will include working closely with the Executive team to develop, implement, and refine the optimum marketing strategies. The Global Marketing Director will be responsible for leading the effort and coordinating the resources to ensure consistent revenue growth and ongoing development of the Jibu brand both internally and externally.

This position requires:
–       An energetic self-starter: an ability to manage yourself, others, and resources to accomplish goals within agreed timelines
–       An ability and willingness to listen and learn quickly: a capacity to perceive and understand the needs of franchise partners and their customers, and to understand the importance of prioritizing and meeting those needs
–       Team player: an ability to work effectively with others and leave egos aside
–       Strong communication skills: ease in expressing ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in individual and group situations, for internal and external projects
–       Creativity and problem-solving skills: the ability to create and harness ideas and opportunities to achieve the company’s goals and to remain focused within a flexible structure. An ability to easily interact with and help direct creativity in traditional and nontraditional marketing mediums such as print, digital, audio, visual, and content collateral.
–       A focus on performance: experience knowing how to get the work done most effectively while juggling multiple priorities and deadlines
–       An understanding of and interest in contributing to positive social impact through business

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

–       Market to and through Jibu franchise partners to enhance success of marketing to end consumers; increase results of franchisees’ sales efforts across diverse countries, markets, and communities
–       Provide strategic guidance to Executive team on all marketing related matters; develop and implement strategic and tactical marketing plans
–       Assist in positioning and projecting the Jibu global brand consistently and positively; manage and develop public relations strategies with a particular focus on local markets
–       Design and facilitate marketing training to franchisees, corporate staff, and franchise sales agents and support people;
–       Lead the production of all Jibu marketing materials and events; manage Jibu’s copywriting, graphic design, marketing guidance and counselling, slide production, digital support and social media, merchandise, and all other consumer, franchisee, and external-facing marketing collateral

•       At least 5 years’ experience providing guidance, motivation and leadership to marketing and sales teams (and ideally franchise partners) on a one to one and one to many basis
•       A demonstrable aptitude to research and understand a market and its intermediate and end customers and then apply the integrated knowledge to identify relevant market opportunities and approaches
•       Successful track record of using demographic and other market intelligence to build effective consumer-based strategies
•       Experience working and residing in emerging markets
•       Evidence of strategic thought leadership
•       Excellent interpersonal (including presenting to and being able to command the interest and interaction of large and diverse audiences) and written communication skills
•       Native of or willing to reside in East Africa; significant experience in global marketing roles
•       Ability to use Photoshop and other photo or video editing skills a plus
•       Fluent in English, conversational in local dialects a plus

Compensation: The successful candidate will earn a competitive salary commensurate with their experience.

To apply: Send CV or Resume to

Additional Information

Jibu is a social enterprise pioneering a powerful new model that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs in underserved, emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product. Jibu has scaled a network of locally owned, financially independent and self-sustaining franchises that provide safe drinking water to their communities while offering life-changing training and employment. Driven by a belief in the power of eye-to-eye partnership to unleash latent entrepreneurial talent, Jibu is transforming the challenge of addressing basic human needs into an expansive opportunity that allows thousands of entrepreneurs to build lasting solutions, one neighborhood at a time. The company’s ultimate vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of co-invested business owners who will revolutionize the way critical resources participate in emerging markets. For additional information, please visit: