Sales Lead, Communications Associate

Support Environment in Kampala, Uganda, Uganda


Skills: 
Sales, Social Media
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
1¾ month to 12 months
Must Speak: 
English
Benefits: 
Living Stipend, Learning Opportunity, Good For Families

We think this is an exciting project for the experienced sales and operations professional to support the environment in Kampala, Uganda, in exchange for a living stipend.

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Cooking on open fires is the leading environmental cause of death in the world. Traditional fires waste fuel, contribute to deforestation, release carbon into the atmosphere, and waste families’ money and time. In Sub-Saharan Africa, it is not uncommon for families to spend a large portion of their income on cooking fuel, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. We are a nonprofit organization working to solve this problem through the sale of clean cookstoves and alternative fuels.

To do this, we are seeking qualified Sales and Communications Associate to help us realize this goal. 

  • Social Media & Communications
    • Managing social media for both fundraising in the US and marketing efforts in Uganda (answering questions about products, pricing, etc), updating blogs, photographing project, making videos about our users for the website and crowd funding
    • Drafting newsletters on monthly basis
  • Sales Lead, Marketing & Distribution, Training
    • Giving recommendations on how to improve marketing efforts overall and making a marketing plan for the duration of the volunteer project and for the upcoming year
    • Creating training materials for future marketers
    • Implement and train staff marketers in:
      • Targeted direct marketing campaigns in person in select markets and neighborhood areas of Kampala, which can entail going door to door
      • Finding retailers for our stoves throughout Kampala including supermarkets
      • Going on truck sales throughout the country to better train marketers, (marketing in various towns for 2-4 days at a time)
      • Approaching large businesses regarding bulk sales of our products to their employees by deducting cost from their salaries (if the employee wants the product)
      • Marketing to teachers and health professionals in their schools and clinics.
      • Wholesaling our briquettes to charcoal retailers

DELIVERABLES

We will have increased sales from 300 stoves to 1,000 stoves monthly.

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Sales
  • Social Media

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

We Provide These Local Benefits


LIVING STIPEND

$300 monthly living stipend

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

How to excel in developing countries

How to grow an organization using sales

Leadership and interpersonal skilles

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Local expertise in tourism opportunities, outdoor and cultural activities

Assistance in finding housing and understanding local customs

Chance to work with a growing, innovative start up in the energy sector

Chance to help improve the lives of thousands of people!

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Currently accepting applications

Organization


Industry: Non-Profit

Mission: Environment

Size: Small organization: 5 - 25 persons

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