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  • Posted: May 12, 2023
    Deadline: May 16, 2023
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    HACO Industries was established in the early 1970’s as single-product manufacturer. From those modest beginnings, HACO is now one of the region’s leading FMCG manufacturers, supplying a wide range of products to the entire East African and COMESA Markets.
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    Head of Sustainability and Corporate Communications

    Primary duties and responsibilities

    • Identify HACO’s Sustainability vision and provide the same in an easy communication format Drive the development of the sustainability Communication Strategy, especially through the identification of the key opportunities for leverage on the Sustainability Initiatives
    • Identify opportunities for consistent communication and visibility that will drive leverage for the HACO brand including mainstream media, sector-driven opportunities, internal communication, etc.
    • Serves as internal leader and “go to” expert on emerging trends, frameworks, industry benchmarks, and issues in the FMCG sector with regards to driving the Sustainability agenda
    • Evaluate deviations to best practice for operational improvement focus.
    • Recommend new processes and/or procedures. Liaise with key industry bodies such as KAM, UN Global Compact, etc.
    • Align the Sustainability strategy and corporate communication plan to the available budget. Ensure continuous budget monitoring to cap annual spend within plan.
    • Drive Haco’s PR/events – as relates to corporate, brand, or sustainability initiatives
    • Seek to attain visibility for the company’s initiatives on various platforms i.e. mainstream media, digital platforms, relevant niche/ specialist media and internal forums / channels
    • Develop the PR & events plan aligned to the corporate communication support areas of business i.e. sustainability, corporate and brand
    • Endeavour to drive the social marketing impact angle so as to endear the Haco corporate brand and even more so the product brands, so as to enable the marketing effort by giving the brands an emotional appeal
    • Collect and analyse company-wide data on sustainability initiatives and programs and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to provide senior management with relevant analysis and recommendations on sustainability programs and reporting.
    • Drive the agenda to produce the annual Sustainability Report; benchmark the Company’s performance against its peers and identify and recommend improvement.


    • A degree in business, environmental sciences, environmental management (or any related field) with suitable experience in the areas of Communications and Sustainability.
    • Track record of success and achievement demonstrated in corporate communications, sustainability, corporate social responsibility/ESG, community relations or a related field.
    • 7+ years successful experience in a management position (FMCG sector preferred).

    Personal Attributes

    • Love newsjacking and identifying bold storytelling opportunities.
    • Superior interpersonal and relationship-building abilities with the capacity to work independently and in a team environment with people at all levels both internally and externally
    • Coordinating and organising ability
    • Attention to detail
    • Demonstrated skills managing multiple priorities while remaining calm in difficult situations
    • Negotiation skills
    • Strategic thinker

    Method of Application

    Please send your application and detailed CV to

    Please indicate your current salary details, 3 referees and daytime telephone contacts to be received by 16th May 2023.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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