The Pharo Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a privately funded entrepreneurial organisation that runs philanthropic programmes as well as for-profit Social Ventures. The Vision of the Foundation is an economically vibrant and inclusive Africa. The Mission is to achieve the Vision by investing in the human and physical capital of Africa, with a strong focus on job creation.
Established in 2011 as a UK based non-profit, the Foundation has since made a strategic shift to directly design and implement its own programmes to ensure greater engagement with communities, better results and increased accountability. The Foundation has carried out numerous projects in East Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia and Somaliland. The key themes for the philanthropic side of the Foundation are education, health, water and agriculture. At the end of 2019, the Foundation started its Social Ventures franchise to prioritise sectors where the Foundation believes a real impact can be made by establishing self- sustaining businesses, which focus on job creation.
Headquartered in London, the Foundation has an operational Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya with country offices in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Asossa) and Somaliland (Hargeisa) with further expansion plans in East Africa.
The Foundation is seeking to recruit a dynamic, proactive, passionate and results-oriented Communications Manager who will have the overall responsibility for leading the development and implementation of the Foundation’s communication strategy, the strengthening of internal and external communications platforms, ensuring that the positive and empowering opportunities that are delivered
through the Foundation’s integrated programmes are documented and communicated in ways that engage both internal and external stakeholders.
The role holder will ensure that the Foundation responds effectively to new and innovative social and virtual media channels by supporting initiatives to engage the public and relevant stakeholders. S/he will work alongside other colleagues across the Foundation to articulate and bring to life what we do in a simple, consistent and compelling way and thereby help build the Foundation’s brand reputation. There will be a travel component to this position and the opportunity to visit and work with our integrated programmes across East Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop the Foundation’s Internal Communication Strategy
Develop the Foundation’s External Communications Strategy
Social Media Communications
Within your application, please include:
Established in 2011, The Pharo Foundation has a passion for Africa’s potential to create thriving economies and to prosper. It is a private foundation, committed to Africa, and focused on working with people with the potential to become economically self-reliant. Pharo Foundation seeks depth rather than breadth in what they set out to achieve. Their mission is to facilitate the economic independence of African people, through the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and job creation in Africa. Since its establishment in 2011, Pharo Foundation have granted US$6.2 million to more than 30 projects primarily in Ethiopia, Somaliland/Somalia and South Sudan.
Over the next few years, Pharo Foundation plan to focus on a few selected countries where they can make the greatest difference and have developed an ambitious five-year (2016-2020) strategy. The objective of which, is to significantly improve the income and livelihoods of 30,000 households in Africa, with plans to achieve this via the following four specific objectives:
The Pharo Foundation is headquartered in London with offices in Addis Ababa, Hargeisa and in other towns near their programme areas.