Ona Communications Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Ona – Information Technology and Services

Company: Ona builds software that enables organizations around the world to solve important global health and humanitarian challenges.

As a young company, our communications are geared towards telling our story and helping customers understand how we can help them achieve their impact goals.

Position: Communications Specialist

We are seeking an experienced Communications Specialist to manage company communications and marketing efforts.

If you have strong communication skills, a passion for creating positive change, and an understanding of technology and international development, we’d love to meet you.
Qualities we’re looking for: This position requires someone who can thrive in a technology startup. You should know what Github is, have used Slack before, and have a smartphone.

We are considering qualified applicants located in Nairobi, Kenya


  • Work with Ona leadership and the sales, support, and product teams to create messaging that will resonate with a given audience and expand our business.
  • Frame our previous work and solutions in compelling ways.
  • Seek opportunities to increase visibility of Ona to our intended audiences.
  • Occasionally support client projects on aspects of communications and instruction.
  • Conduct market research.
  • Package and copy-edit proposals.
  • Manage digital marketing channels.
  • Manage web content.


  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3 years experience creating engaging and thoughtful content related to global and humanitarian data issues.
  • Interest and deep familiarity with ICT4D.
  • Excellent communication skills. You can synthesize complex ideas into clear writing and presentations for a range of given audiences.
  • Ability to grasp customer needs and respond in kind through messaging.
  • Ability to take initiative and identify and prioritize opportunities.
  • Fluency with technology.
  • Multimedia and graphic design production experience a plus.

To apply

Please send the following to jobs+communications@ona.io:

  • Note describing why you are interested in working at Ona
  • Resume
  • List of references (required if selected for an interview)
  • Relevant writing sample such as a press release, presentation, advertisement or company blog post


Communications and Media
Updated: May 25, 2017 — 10:22 pm