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Marketing and Communications Associate: Analyst

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Accra
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Accra

Based remotely for a six-month role with the opportunity to relocate to our Accra HQ upon contract extension in January 2021, the Marketing Associate: Analyst will support the MEST Marketing Team in the creation of promotional campaigns focusing on African tech startup thought leadership marketing for MEST.

The role will focus on content creation such as white papers, articles, and videos for multiple stakeholders - investors, ecosystem players, entrepreneurs, and their companies - that MEST hopes will directly increase their business and partnership leads while also feeding back into content for MEST Medium, partner outreach, digital channels, and more. This role’s deliverables are to be executed 50% in French.

Key Responsibilities

  • Thought Leadership:
    Collaborate MEST founders and other stakeholders to analyzing data and marketing insights, research and report on market trends, perform market analysis for external outreach. Outputs examples: Two articles per month with landing page and worksheet and create investor packet quarterly

  • Strategic Marcomms:
    Work with MEST supported entrepreneurs, and their companies to understand and identify their strengths/weakness when it comes to communicating themselves, their business proposition, and ‘their why.’ Work with MEST to create business development worthy content for them to engage partners, stakeholders, and other potential leads. Outputs example: 30 pieces of social content per month per platform

  • French Content:
    Create weekly high-value content in the form of videos and articles in French, along with working with stakeholders in Francophone markets to build MEST networks for the promotion of MEST and MEST supported startups. Outputs example: French versions of thought leadership and other content.

  • Press Releases: Support MEST and MEST companies with press releases and press interaction in Francophone markets. Outputs example: French press releases.

The Person

An excellent communicator with strong writing skills, in English and French, ready to dive into our innovative and vibrant community. Hardworking and ready to join the fast-paced environment of the startup ecosystem.

Work with great people

Ashwin Ravichandran
Managing Director
Tobi Lafinhan
Head of Recruitment
Felix Darko
Technology Fellow
Funke Makinwa
Communications Fellow
Kathrin Sühlsen
Business Fellow
Katjana Kammin
Head of Portfolio
Femi Adewumi
Director, Training Program
Gerhard Malah
Venture Partner
Anjola Okunade
Marketing Associate

Skills & Requirements

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English and French
  • Strategic communications or business development background
  • Familiarity with analyzing data and marketing insights, and the ability to perform market research
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative
  • Team player with a positive ‘Let’s do it!’ attitude
  • Cross-cultural communication experience in emerging markets
  • A good comfort level in engaging with press and stakeholders

Great Place to Work

  • International Visa and Travel Expenses

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Healthcare

About the company

MEST offers Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training, internal seed funding, and a network of hubs providing incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, funding, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. Hubs are located in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Cape Town, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya. MEST is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight.

Veronica Mulhall | Hiring Manager

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