M-Shule Communications Specialist Job in Kenya

M-Shule seeks a Communications Specialist.

About M-Shule Mobile Education

M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to bring personalized educational tools to primary school students through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized SMS learning support in Math and English, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence.

Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents and schools to power better instruction and collaboration. By making 21st century learning possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across Sub-Saharan Africa and the world.

Job Description:

  • Delivering a strong Marketing and Communications Strategy for 2018-2019.
  • Maintaining the M-Shule brand identity.
  • Managing external and internal communications and marketing campaigns.
  • Designing and preparing stakeholder materials such as reports, newsletters, event posters, training materials.
  • Social media strategy & management.
  • Planning and executing community event programs.
  • Supporting coordinated events with new and existing M-Shule partners.
  • Support and propose other team projects and any other related tasks as needed.

Required Profile:

  • Strong professional writing skills to create engaging materials for a Kenyan audience and an external/online audience.
  • Prior experience in communications and/or marketing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
  • Proficiency in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress, etc).
  • Aptitude for graphic design or ability to learn quickly.
  • A strong understanding of the Kenyan educational context, especially in low-income areas.
  • Bilingualism in Swahili and English.
  • Basic analytical skills.
  • Strong critical thinking, creative, design-thinking and project implementation abilities.
  • Strong independent worker with excellent ability to deliver quality work, improve on past processes, and collaborate with team members and users.
  • Enthusiastic and excited about innovative opportunities in edtech in Kenya, and want to bring that to as many learners as possible.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in writing proposals and grants.
  • Photography and videography skills.
  • Basic analytics skills.
  • Experience with education particularly in low-income contexts.

Contract Details:

Duration: This is a 3-month contract position that will begin in November 2018, with the possibility of transitioning into a long term contract after that based on performance.

Location: Contract will be full-time and based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Compensation: Based on experience. We are an early-stage startup with many opportunities for growth.

How to Apply:

Application deadline is 21st October 2018 by 5pm EAT.

Please submit your CV and cover letter by filling out the Application Form.

Any applications received via any other channel(s) will be ignored.

This position is open to applicants with the legal right to work in Kenya only.

Applicants not based in Nairobi are welcome to apply; unfortunately M-Shule does not cover relocation costs.

Find out more on our website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Communications and Media
Updated: October 16, 2018 — 8:15 pm