Communications Manager with Sanku

Based: Flexible / Remote Based working (UK Preferred but not essential)

£35,000 – 42,000 DOE (Self employed)

Contract: Initially 12 months

Reporting into:
Director of Development

Closing Date:
TBC – November 2021

Interview Date:
TBC – November 2021

Application Method:
CV and Cover Letter

Additional Info:
Previous experience within an International Setting / Organisation preferred

Job Description
More Info

Sanku is an award-winning social enterprise based in Tanzania. Our mission is to end malnutrition through our innovative technology and business model. Our technology adds precise amounts of life-saving nutrients into maize flour as it is processed. Our business model lets small millers fortify their flour at no added cost to themselves or their customers while providing us with revenue to cover our costs, and eventually, our growth. We reach millions of people across East Africa every single day and are rapidly scaling, with the ambitious goal of reaching 25 million people by 2025.

This is an exciting time for an ambitious Communications Manager to join Sanku. Over the past year, we have won several awards, launched a high-profile partnership with the World Food Programme, and received a grant from MacKenzie Scott. We would like to capitalize on these recent successes to keep our work, small-scale fortification, and hidden hunger in the spotlight. Reporting to the Director of Development (DoD) and working closely with the team in East Africa, this role will be a critical addition to our dynamic and fast-growing team and is ideally suited to professionals who want to rapidly gain development experience while playing a lead role in shaping the voice and brand of a cutting-edge social enterprise. Individuals who are passionate about our vision for a world without malnutrition are encouraged to apply.

Working closely with the Director of Development to:

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy to increase Sanku’s profile, boost our fundraising, engagement and information sharing with donors, potential donors, and partners.
  • Increase our use of metrics to better understand and target our audience across all media and assess the effectiveness of our messaging.
  • Identify opportunities to increase Sanku’s visibility (press releases, speaking opportunities etc.).
  • Work with the incoming Development Manager to deliver compelling donor facing messaging and comply with donor visibility requirements.
  • Guide the East African project team to obtain quality photographs, videos and beneficiary stories.
  • Develop and maintain Sanku’s website.
  • Develop and grow Sanku’s social media presence.
  • Draft key external communications (one-pagers, blogs, videos, impact stories, quarterly/annual reports, and email news blasts).
  • Help us refresh our brand and voice to appeal to new audiences and ensure that they are used consistently across all communications by developing a style guide and branding guidelines.


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