Community Manager at The Rallying Cry

Location: Zambia
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Job Description

The Rallying Cry is an initiative catalyzing private sector investment in gender and climate in Africa while shifting womens voices from the frontline of climate change to the forefront of global leadership.
Focused on agribusiness in Zambia and Kenya, our work is supported by FMO, Building Prospects and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other partners. The Rallying Cry is a product of female leadership, shared values and collective wisdom.
Opportunity
Are you passionate about our mission to elevate African women entrepreneurs and promote investment in climate change innovation? Could you develop inspiring content and implement data-driven plans to engage and inform audiences on our events and programs?
Our growing initiative needs an experienced communications professional to take the reins in the newly created role of Community Manager, successfully building and sustaining our:

Voice: Translate our ethos, vision, mission, values and activities into a consistent, compelling voice, brand and strategy across all our communications
Content: Create and deliver planned, engaging content across audiences and channels
Profile: Raise our visibility, positioning us in local/ global relevant fora, platforms, media
Online Community: Build, grow and curate an online community of African women climate entrepreneurs through our new Enterprise Network

Areas of Responsibility

Voice and Strategy: Translate our ethos, vision, mission, values and activities into a consistent voice and brand across all our communications and engagement

Build on our Communications Strategy, setting our aims, processes and metrics
Develop and maintain brand, key messages, position statements and quotes, ensuring consistent voice and messaging across our digital marketing campaigns and all outputs
Develop our lexicon to continually refine messaging and share learning within the field
Be product owner of our external comms platforms, leading an annual Technology Audit

Content: Develop and deliver engaging digital and print content for our various stakeholders across a range of platforms

Develop and implement a proactive/ reactive Communications Plan enabling you to create compelling events, text, image/ video content for website, social media, press, reports, etc
Working with project leads, our external design agency and strategic partners, support finalization and launch of our COP27 programming and Thought Leadership Report
Gather and amplify stories, case studies and bios to communicate impact and make the business case for investing in gender and climate enterprises and in us as an initiative
Working with our external developer, keep our website updated and optimized

 

Raising Profile: Raise our visibility, engaging powerfully across relevant channels, positioning us in impactful global, regional and local fora, platforms and media

Develop and promote PR materials, e.g. Impact Reports to share our insights as an intermediary connecting investors with frontline climate entrepreneurs
Ensure our content builds meaningful connections and sparks measurable action
Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing data, metrics and insights
Nurture media relations and gain coverage at the nexus of gender/ climate/ finance

Online Community: Build, recruit, retain and curate an online community of inspiring and leading African women climate entrepreneurs

Design and curate our new Enterprise Network, a pan-African agribusiness community of practice to connect and elevate >200 frontline enterprises at the nexus of climate/ gender
Lead in creating a peer-to-peer virtual platform for members and develop relevant, interactive member content e.g. events, newsletters, WhatsApp group and social media
Seek speaking and engagement opportunities for network members in relevant fora, helping create seats at the table to shape and influence climate and gender policy
Build a œfeeder of suitable enterprises to progress from the Enterprise Network to our Activator Program, identifying opportunities for investment, scaling and growth

5. Team Engagement and Support
Join a vibrant, international, remote team passionate about elevating African women climate entrepreneurs and their stories. Current team act