Content Manager at Ripple Effect (Deadline: 24th June 2022)

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Content Manager at Ripple Effect (Deadline: 24th June 2022)

Content Manager
Based in Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda
Either full-time office based or hybrid working from home and our country offices in Kakamega or Nairobi (Kenya); Kampala (Uganda) or Kigali (Rwanda)
Full Time (40 hours per week)
Permanent contract
About Ripple Effect (the new name for Send a Cow)
We are a growing and dynamic international development charity supporting farming families in east Africa to learn more, grow more and sell more, creating a ripple effect of positive and sustainable change that grows and grows.

We are a partnership of committed African staff working alongside these resourceful communities, with marketing and support from the UK and US. The Communications team is central to this, ensuring that we build our profile and establish an authoritative voice in our areas of expertise: sustainable farming; including everyone; and enterprise skills.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced video journalist to identify and produce engaging content from our projects across rural east Africa.
The ideal candidate will have experience of creating captivating content to engage international audiences, leading to increased brand profile and improved fundraising. A good understanding of poverty issues in the region and development issues is an advantage. As the role will co-ordinate content collection across our country programmes and work closely with the teams in the UK and US, fluency in written and spoken English is essential, with French language skills as an advantage.

If you have the essential skills required for this position and the passion for our mission and values, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please complete the application form below (CVs will not be considered) and send it to applications@rippleeffect.org. The closing date for receiving applications is 5pm on 24th June 2022.

Content Manager Job Description

Job title: Content Manager Job No.
Job family: Roles within this job family plan and implement campaigns, initiatives and events which engage supporter interest and reach new audiences, to increase funding and partnership opportunities required for the effective and sustainable delivery of the organisation’s mission in east Africa.
Dept./Team: Communications
Reporting to: Director of Communications & Marketing Location: Kenya or Uganda ,Rwanda
Job purpose:
Manage Ripple Effect’s strategic content planning and production to establish Ripple Effect as an authoritative voice in our specialist areas, and inspire positive change in rural Africa.
Key accountabilities:
1.                Support all teams on identifying content needs and managing the annual content calendar to inspire existing and new support.
2.                Manage, develop and assess the new Ripple Effect visual brand
3.                Manage content collection (stories, photography, videography, live streams) either directly, by working with other staff members, or through external commissions.
4.                Create engaging content for use on- and off-line
5.                Research and testing innovations for storytelling
6.                Provide training for staff in content collection
Learning & skills
Minimum of 3 years’ experience of content production – all sectors considered. Working for an international organisation or a variety of audiences is desirable. Experience in journalistic videography needed.

This role requires experience of managing your own projects and timelines.

Creativity & reasoning
Creative storytelling and bringing challenging narratives to life through, narratives (stories), film and photography is key to this role.

You will need to act with sensitivity and compassion to find the most appropriate story and tell it with dignity.

You will learn a good understanding of our myriad supporters, donors and partners and be able to tailor the content accordingly.

Communication & interaction
When working directly with project participants, you will need to communicate with sensitivity and compassion to find the most appropriate story and tell it with dignity. You will have access to sensitive information and will need to be respectful of people’s backgrounds and cultures and adapt your approach accordingly.

This role will be at the heart of the organisation, collecting content for a number of teams so good communication skills are needed to ensure clarity.

You will also be providing training to staff members and working with external contributors.

Stewardship
·     There is no line management responsibility in this role, but you will be required to work alongside and assist other staff members.

·     This role will research, advise and be responsible for commissioning external writers, photographers, videographers and managing travel budgets.

·     There are no direct revenue generation targets in this role: the Communications team supports all the fundraising teams and works towards common goals. You will have clear KPIs to work towards.

·     You will be responsibility for the purchase and maintenance of some equipment such as cameras, drones etc.

·     You will need to understand our consent procedures in line with both GDPR (training will be provided) and best practice.

Judgements & actions
You will work closely with the rest of the Communications team – who are based in the UK, as well as the staff in the Ripple Effect country office.

You will manage your own workload, acting within guidelines agreed with the Director of Communications & Marketing (in the UK) and respective CD.

You will make operational decisions in regard to the content of the organisation. Challenging or strategic decisions will be supported by the Director.

Working environment
Our working environment is welcoming and co-operative. We offer flexible and hybrid working and will offer you space in our friendly office, as well as assisting you to work from home. You will need to travel within your country and internationally to collect content and work with other staff members from Ripple Effect. This will require some out of hours travel and work.
Job Title: Content Manager  Job Code:
Contract Type: Permanent  Hours: 37.5
Location: Kenya or Uganda  Days: 5
Salary: Depending on skills and experience  Grade: 4
Dept. / Region  Communications

 

Role & Person Specification 

Organisational context

We are a growing and dynamic international development charity supporting farming families in east Africa to learn more, grow more and sell more, creating a ripple effect of positive and sustainable change that grows and grows.

We are a partnership of committed African staff working alongside these resourceful communities, with marketing and support from the UK and US.

The Communications team is central to this, ensuring the organisation maximises the marketing and communications opportunities internationally.

Personal competencies and talents Status
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong journalistic and storytelling abilities.
  • Creative mind, looking for innovative ways to bring stories to life
  • Experience of video production (filming, editing and After Effects or similar)
  • Experience in journalistic videography (filming whilst conducting interviews)
  • Experience of photography
  • Experience of developing new ideas to generate publicity and awareness
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and work on multiple campaigns at one time
  • Ability to analyse effectiveness of materials produced and set KPIs
  • Experience of working on an international marketing campaign
  • Marketing copywriting / editorial experience
Essential
  • Knowledge of French an added advantage
  • Graphic design (InDesign, Canva)

·       Interest and experience in development work

·       Experience of providing training

·       Experienced of participant-led storytelling

  • An understanding of the UK and US fundraising market
  • Experience of capturing content with drones
Desirable

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