• Job Opportunities at Komaza

  • Posted on: 1 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Komaza works to unlock the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa's wood supply crisis. Collectively, small farmers possess limitless land and labor resources to plant billions of trees. Komaza provides farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills. With a dramatically lower-cost and more-scalable forestry model, our vision is to become Africa’s largest forestry company, growing an environmentally-sustainable wood supply and generating truly life-changing income for millions of farmers.
     

    Communication Specialist

     

    This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated communications professional to help Komaza improve the lives of small-scale farmers. The successful applicant will grow their skills by working on exciting communication initiatives with a dedicated, innovative team.

    Komaza is a forestry business that partners with small-scale farmers to plant commercial woodlots, providing a guaranteed market for the harvest. They unlock the potential for small-scale farmers to serve industrial wood markets by providing them with training, planting inputs, maintenance support and harvesting services. Through this unique “micro-forestry” model, Komaza is now Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter.

    Detailed Responsibilities:

    Communication Strategy & Design:

    • Identify and prioritize Komaza’s farmer communication needs. Subsequently define communication KPIs and deliverables.
    • Support and participate in the successful implementation of communication strategies
    • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure buy in to the strategy and investment in seeing its success

    Project Management:

    • Follow up on communication to measure impact and record insights to iterate future campaigns
    • Lead content creation either by supervising an external contractor or stepping in to create content when needed
    • Work with stakeholders to ensure delivery of communication initiatives within set timelines

    External Stakeholder Feedback:

    • Understand and engage with farmers and local opinion leaders such as chiefs and elders to get feedback on communication materials

    Does this sound like you?

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
    • 5 – 12 years’ professional experience
    • Fluent in spoken and written Kiswahili
    • A background in communication and branding a plus
    • Able to articulate ideas for wide range of audiences - internal management to farmers
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Willing and able to relocate to Kilifi

    Recruiter

     

    Detailed Responsibilities:

    Project Management:

    • Accountable for key steps in the hiring process from beginning to end, within set timelines to meet recruitment needs
    • Keep management updated on the process through frequent and detailed reporting, as well as follow ups on action items
    • Plan and execute interview days, working with the Talent Acquisition Admin Assistant

    Recruitment Support:

    • Work with direct supervisor and internal hiring managers to address departmental hiring needs as they arise
    • Organize and knowledge recruitment materials
    • Review and evaluate applicant-submitted materials such as CVs, video submissions, etc. as an initial level of screening 

    Relationship Management:

    • Create and maintain a good relationship with applicants to ensure they have a positive Komaza experience regardless of final outcome.
    • Guide applicants through the recruitment process and provide timely communications all through.

    Does this sound like you?

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
    • 2 – 8 years’ professional experience
    • Highly organized, great at basic project management
    • Recruitment experience a plus!
    • Familiarity with Kenyan companies of various sizes across different industries/sectors a big plus!
    • Strong communication skills - written and verbal,
    • Proactive problem solver
    • Willing and able to relocate to Kilifi

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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