Communications Assistant Manager


About FSD Africa

Established in 2012 and supported by UK Aid, FSD Africa is a development agency working to strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa. We support breakthrough ideas that we believe can transform access to finance for governments, businesses and people in sub-Saharan Africa. We design our programmes around the needs of our partners, providing a combination of investment, grants, market insights and technical assistance.

Job purpose

At FSD Africa we believe we can make a stronger contribution to the access to finance agenda across sub-Saharan Africa by better telling the story of our work and the impact we deliver. We are therefore looking for a creative and committed communications professional to join our Nairobi-based team and help us design and disseminate content powerful enough to deliver transformative change.

The Communications Assistant Manager supports the Head of Communications in the achievement of two main objectives. Firstly, to build an effective communications platform for FSD Africa that supports market development and increases brand visibility. Secondly, to bolster the capacity of other FSD programmes with a view to enabling clearer, more coherent messaging across the FSD Network as a whole

  • Contribute to the implementation of FSD Africa’s communication strategy
  • Create written, visual or audio content that delivers against the communications plan and supports our brand campaigns
  • Lead on the organization and delivery of roundtables, workshops and flagship events.
  • Support the development of an exciting and informative presence through our online platforms
  • Proactively develop a network of external relationships including with the FSD Network, Development Partners and key national, regional and sector communications specialists

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, English/journalism, or a related communications field, with at least three years of experience and a strong background in communications, preferably in the development and/or for financial services sectors. You will be an excellent writer and relationship-builder with team members and partners. You will also be a fast-learner and unafraid to try new ways to engage our audiences with content. Most of all, you will be passionate about using communications as a strategic tool to change mindsets and behaviors.

How to apply:

Please make your application on our online recruitment portal, This will require you to create a profile and in addition attach your detailed and up to date CV with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, the names of three professional referees and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements. Your application should be sent by close of business Friday, 3rd May, 2019, 5pm EAT

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Contact Details

Address: 3rd Flr, Western Heights, Karuna Road, Nairobi

Tel: +254 20 3744430, +254 723 028383

Fax: +254 20 3742938


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