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Marketing & Communications Manager: Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM)
Deadline: 15 January 2013

Position Summary
ACHM’s Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for developing and managing a marketing and communications plan that results in increased participation in ACHM’s programmes and profit-making activities, and sufficient revenue to keep the organisation growing in quality, influence and impact. Make presentations, manage, identify and coordinate activities at marketing platforms nationally, and at key exhibitions regionally. Work with the ACHM team to develop an understanding of our activities on the ground and in turn assist them to explain those activities meaningfully. Identify, approach and follow up on potential fundraising opportunities that are in line with ACHM’s core focus.

ACHM is an award-winning organization that is restoring land to health while enhancing livelihoods (and profits) and reducing conflict. We seek a mature, dynamic, results-orientated individual with passion who values working in a learning organization.

Key Challenge
To develop and implement a successful marketing strategy for ACHM’s business ventures and a communications strategy that will make ACHM and its land and water restoration efforts well known in Zimbabwe and the Region

Supervisor:  Executive Director

Required Qualifications & Work Experience
-BSc Degree or higher in Marketing, Journalism, or related field
-A minimum of five years work experience in leading marketing, communications, and public relations efforts
-Experience in making presentations, co-ordinating and facilitating meetings
-Experience in social media marketing and communications
-International work experience
-Knowledge of Holistic Management a plus; commitment to gaining it essential

Required Skills
-Ability to develop and lead the implementation of a successful marketing and communications strategy or plan
-Results orientation; ability to close on sales
-Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills
-Excellent writing skills in English
-Leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
-Proficiency in website management and updating
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
-Fluency in Ndebele

Preferred Qualifications
-Knowledge and experience of proposal development a plus
-Fluency in Nambya, Tonga & Shona a plus

Duties & Responsibilities
1. Lead and manage ACHM’s marketing and communications efforts
a. Oversee production of advertising and communication information materials.
b.  Develop a program to improve the dissemination of Africa Centre’s work to national, regional and international communities.
c.  Work closely with organisation’s various sections to understand activities on the ground to create accurate feedback to stakeholders at all levels (communities, Trustees, Scientific Liaison Committee, NGO partners throughout the region, and local, regional and international donors and funding agencies) through speaking assignments, written materials (brochures, flyers, newsletters, quarterly reports, editorials and articles for relevant media etc), and social media (website, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc).
2. Liaise with funding organizations locally, regionally and internationally and follow up communications and opportunities for funding of our core programme.

Organizational Responsibilities
-Build the skill base in marketing and communications within the senior management team, so they can in turn enhance the knowledge and skills of their staff
-Produce regular reports for the Executive Director (monthly), Donors (quarterly), Trustees (quarterly) and other key stakeholders (as needed).

Application Process
ACHM is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

For consideration, please email a cover letter, C.V. and references to:
hmatanga [at] achmonline [dot] org with a copy to: ejanuary [at] achmonline [dot] org

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