Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa
Location: Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa | Minimum 2-3 days in office per week
Sector: Non-profit, Education & Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Communication
Preferred Start Date: 1 July or as soon as possible
Salary: R280 000/annum
Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
Required Experience: 2+ years’ experience within a marketing or communications focused role with a proven ability to manage multiple marketing projects at once; must have experience in content creation and creative writing; must be a strong team player with ability to work with and support various departments and team members; should have experience building and managing social media platforms such as Facebook and be on top of marketing trends
Advantageous: Experienced with Canva; demonstrated interest in education, social innovation, entrepreneurship, EdTech and/or social impact
Minimum Qualifications: Diploma or degree in digital marketing, communications, marketing or public relations.
Attitude and Other Attributes: Injini is a small but growing organisation and needs a strong team of entrepreneurially-minded and driven people. Having only been established five years ago, Injini still functions like a startup itself, so a team player is necessary. We’re looking for a candidate with relevant marketing skills and the capacity to hit the ground running in the organisation with support from the Communications Manager. We are a team of flexible but hard-working individuals who are open-minded, creative and prioritise diversity and inclusion wherever possible. Culture fit is extremely important to us.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
This role will focus on working with the various departments within Injini, with a focus on promoting the work we do through our Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program. In this role, you will be heavily involved in implementing the marketing and communications plan, with a large focus on social media.
The Communications and Marketing Associate will report directly to the Communications Manager. This role will be responsible for the production of communications and marketing content for Injini and EdTech startups participating in Injini’s various programmes.
Key responsibilities: Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
- Communications and marketing strategy: Support in planning, implementing and monitoring the marketing and communication strategy for Injini;
- Media engagement: Assist with media outreach, giving you the opportunity to develop or build upon critical stakeholder management skills;
- Content creation: Content generation for Injini’s blog and social media platforms (design work, if needed, can be done on Canva or briefed into shared services with UVU Africa). This includes coordinating with other members of the team as well as EdTech entrepreneurs to generate relevant and impactful content;
- Social media: Manage Injini’s social media platforms;
- Analysing data: Assist to measure the effectiveness of Injini’s marketing campaigns. This involves tracking website traffic, social media engagement, conversion rates, and other metrics to ensure that marketing efforts are successful;
- Administration: Provide planning and logistical support and execution for any Injini events.
- Excellent written and verbal abilities
- The ability to manage multiple projects
- Strong coordination skills
- Positive and professional demeanour
- Strong time-management and organisational skills
- A willingness to learn new platforms
- Knowledge of and experience with Google docs and Canva
CONTRACT DETAILS: Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
- Full-time, permanent position (with three-month probation period)
- Remuneration: Competitive market related salary for non-profit benchmarking, starting at R280 000 per annum. Additional incentives above base remuneration to be discussed.
- Soft benefits: hybrid working arrangement giving you the freedom to work from home up to three days per week; flexible working hours; access to professional development courses via GetSmarter and other study and professional development support offers available
Injini strives to achieve diversity at all levels within the organisation, including employees, senior management and governance structures. To learn more, access Injini’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here.
HOW TO APPLY: Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
If this role sounds like a good fit for you, apply by sending the below documents to email@example.com with your name and the position you’re applying for in the subject line (e.g., “John Smith – “Communications and Marketing Associate”).
- Your up-to-date CV, be sure to include a URL to your LinkedIn profile
- A motivation letter explaining why you think you should be considered for this position (2 pages)
Please note, your application may not be considered if you do not follow the above instructions.
Applications close 26 May 2023.
We will endeavour to provide feedback within two weeks of receiving your initial application to communicate next steps. We look forward to hearing from you!
ABOUT INJINI: Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
Injini EdTech Acceleration NPC, a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, operates with the overarching thesis that by creating an enabling environment and supporting the development and implementation of education innovations in sub-Saharan Africa, especially those that are technology-based or enabled, educational outcomes throughout the region will improve.
This follows from Injini’s understanding of the link between entrepreneurship, innovation and free markets and the strength that can be found in aligning such efforts with publicly funded interventions.
Injini was founded in 2017 with the mission to increase the quality, accessibility, and relevance of education in sub-Saharan Africa, ultimately improving educational outcomes for learners throughout the region. To achieve this mission, Injini’s efforts currently focus on the following three strategic focus areas:
- Supporting high-impact EdTech business founders and business leaders already demonstrating potential to improve learning outcomes throughout sub-Saharan Africa to increase their impact and sustainability;
- Stimulating growth and development of the African EdTech ecosystem in terms of quantity of viable, evidence-driven innovations, adoption rates by prospective EdTech implementers, investment by EdTech enablers and collaboration between all stakeholders; and
- Driving key stakeholders to take tangible steps that encourage the uptake of innovative solutions to African education challenges, including those that improve upon the accessibility, quality, and relevance of education throughout the region.
The third focus area specifically calls reference to the work of the Injini Think Tank, a division of Injini conceptualised to conduct research and perform advisory services for supported EdTech companies and a broad audience of international organisations and individuals interested in better understanding the education innovation ecosystem in sub-Saharan Africa, including the opportunities and challenges therein.
The Injini Think Tank has the mission to steer and house localised industry research through data-led publications, bespoke market research for education stakeholders, open discussion platforms, community building strategic initiatives, and in the long-term, advocacy and education policy work in target African markets.
As an organisation, Injini embodies four core values which are considered in our recruitment efforts, how we work with one another and how we engage with strategic partners and clients:
Transparency: Internally and externally, Injini prioritises openness and directness in communication. This has led to a strong culture of feedback amongst Injini team members, programme participants and other stakeholders. Transparency is recognised by Injini as essential in promoting accountability and building the foundation for informed decision-making.
Agility: Especially in the design of Injini’s entrepreneurial support offerings and research initiatives, we recognise the need to depart from traditional approaches to provide value to our participants and stakeholders.. This means acting in a manner consistent with agile methodology – breaking large projects up into several phases and seeking ongoing feedback and collaboration from stakeholders to iterate during implementation.
People-centricity: As an education non-profit organisation, Injini’s work is in vain if its focus is not set squarely on the people who stand to be positively impacted from improved access to quality and relevant education. This translates to the thoughtful selection of EdTech businesses supported in our programmes, consideration of how best to promote their growth without compromising the quality of their solutions and recognising that most people really do want the same thing: an African society that’s been equipped with education needed to thrive.
Inclusion: Through recruitment and support of team members and participants with diverse backgrounds, skill sets and experiences, inclusion is promoted daily at Injini. These deliberate efforts have a knock-on effect that see supported EdTech solutions internally promoting inclusion and reaching the most underserved and traditionally marginalised learners.
WHY NOW? Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
Injini is scaling up to deliver an exciting new program that has recently kicked off, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, that will bolster the South African EdTech ecosystem with additional support, bring awareness to key stakeholders in the education innovation landscape and ultimately, reach more learners and teachers with effective education support.
NOTES: Marketing and Communications Role in Capetown, South Africa (Salary R280 000/annum)
Injini team roles are based in Cape Town, South Africa. There is no possibility of 100% remote working arrangements; thus, the right to reside and work in South Africa is a prerequisite. Regrettably, Injini cannot offer relocation packages to successful candidates living outside of Cape Town.
Injini strives to achieve diversity at all levels within the organisation, including employees, senior management and governance structures.