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Marketing Officer/ Manager

Up Energy

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 11, 2022.

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# Job Description

UpEnergy brings
aspirational products that save energy and improve health within reach of low-
income customers. We develop distribution channels that distribute efficient
and clean energy and safe water technologies. We finance our product subsidies
and our growth via bespoke projects that generate carbon emissions reductions
that we produce for global partners seeking emissions reductions and social
impact co-benefits.
We sell products under our SmartHome brand, and through partnerships with
other brands. We operate regional distribution hubs and build relationships
directly with customers through the SmartHome sales operation. We’ve seen
100%+ year on year growth for years and have reached over 800,000 African
households with products that deliver health and income benefits. A typical
Smarthome stove saves each family we reach about 9% of their annual income
while reducing air pollution.
UpEnergy has a 10-year track record of building projects that overperform
expectations in the generation of emissions reductions, and that deliver on
our performance promises to our customers. We are one of the largest
developers by volume of projects focused on poverty alleviation through energy
savings and fuel switching. Our team has a collective 50 years of climate
finance experience and is at the forefront of Paris-era project finance.

About the role:
UpEnergy is at a time of exciting growth, and rapidly expanding into new
geographies and new product categories. One of UpEnergy’s strategic growth
areas is the roll-out of a systematic marketing strategy. We seek a junior- to
mid-level marketing officer/manager who is experienced and passionate about
growing our business and our portfolio of products via the relevant marketing
initiatives. This team member will work on marketing projects covering all of
our products, has to get his/her hands dirty very quickly while maintaining
strategic overview, with a potential option in the mid- to long-term future to
specialise in specific products, sales channels or market segments. This role
will initially report to the Uganda Country Manager, with a possibility of
moving under a separate function or a future stand-alone marketing team. If
you are eager to gain incredibly rich, hands-on experience while being part of
one of the fastest growing social enterprises in Africa and believe you’re up
for the challenge as well as a lot of fun!, we’d love to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities
Marketing Strategy
• Research and analyse data to identify and define audiences and marketing
• Identify and pilot marketing and branding strategies that will enable the
organization’s future expansion either in terms of product, projects, or
Promotional marketing: support the sales team’s promotional marketing efforts
to achieve temporary sales objectives when necessary
• Marketing content and materials creation
• Coordinate projects on marketing content and materials creation, such as
flyer and user manual design, printing and procurement of flyers or other
• Take charge of marketing for multiple products: fuel-efficient cookstove,
water filters, and electric pressure cooker, or any other future
products/projects that UpEnergy develops
• Create marketing content in an organized and systematic manner, such as but
not limited to conducting focus group, using A/B testing to identify the best
marketing taglines, pilot-test various materials and reactions from research
• Manage and update our social media platforms and any other online marketing
channels if applicable
• Align with global and company-level marketing strategy
• Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation
• Developing and managing marketing campaigns from start to finish
• Stakeholder management: coordination with other team that are involved in
marketing campaign or has other marketing support request
• Independently follow through execution, monitor and evaluate the progress
and result of a marketing initiative
• Uphold and maintain our value of ‘operational excellence’ within the
marketing function, ensuring that we are doing things in the best way and most
cost- or resource-efficient manner
• In charge of reporting and documenting results, make data-driven
recommendation and decision
• Ensure that our marketing campaign is within budget and conduct periodic
review on marketing resources and cost efficiency. Collaborate with managers
to prepare budgets and monitor expenses

Does this sound like you?
• Track record of working in marketing functions, with a minimum of 1 year’s
experience for officer level, and 3+ years of experience for a manager level
• Preferably a holder of Bachelor’s degree and/or other certifications in
business, marketing, communications, or CIM accreditations
• Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
• Display of both qualitative and quantitative skills in marketing
• Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives and projects and the same
time, and ability to handle multiple requests coming from different
• Excellent knowledge of MS office. Fluency in other marketing software e.g.
CRM or design software is a plus.
• Creativity and commercial awareness.
• Interest in regular field visit and field work
• Hands on, ability to handle the nitty-gritty while maintaining and strategic
overview of UpEnergy’s marketing needs
• Experience working for a social enterprise or other mission-oriented
organization is a plus
• Innovative mind?set oriented toward constructive problem?solving and
collaboration with stakeholders from various sectors
• Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and
ability to multi?task and adjust to changing priorities
• Strong understanding of statistical concepts as it relates to project pilot/
implementation/ M&E is a plus
• Self-starter who proactively takes responsibility and ownership of his/her
projects, and is excited to be part of UpEnergy’s growth story

Why Join Us?
Not your average 9-to-5
UpEnergy encourages teamwork, creativity, and we’re not afraid to get our
hands dirty. We stay close to our market, understand our customers, and have a
lot of fun while doing our work! If you’re looking for a conventional 9-to-5,
you’d be missing out on our adventures!
Opportunity to do things in a new way
As one of the largest compliance credit issuers in Africa, we need to be
constantly improving and rethinking our way of work. This means endless
opportunities for a self-starter to initiate new ways of doing things or
experimenting ways to help us improve.
Personal and Career Growth
Wouldn’t it be a pity to spend so much time working but not growing and
learning? At UpEnergy we value both personal and professional growth, and we
want to grow as a team. From classroom training to coffee chats to performance
review, we want to support every team member to grow into the best version
they can.

Create Lasting Impact
Our clean energy products bring positive impact to both our planet earth and
for the low-income communities we work in. We don’t just focus on sales – we
follow up and truly understand our customers to make sure that they continue
to benefit from our products. Your work will create much longer-lasting impact
than what you can see!

The Marketing Officer/ Manager will receive a competitive salary commensurate
with experience.

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Email:: [email protected]

Please send a customized cover letter highlighting your relevant experience –
and the specific areas of UpEnergy’s work that most interest you – to
**[email protected]** . The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Application deadline is **March 17, 2022** at 11:59pm Ugandan time, but
application can be closed on a rolling basis. Expected start date is end of
March, but flexible if we identify the right fit. Love UpEnergy, but looking
for a different role? If you don’t think this role is the right fit for you,
but you identify with UpEnergy’s mission and values, why not check out our
other openings or drop us a line? There are many ways to make clean energy
products available to more communities, and if you are the right person to
play a role in this mission, let’s stay in touch, and let’s build something

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