Remote Marketing Specialist, Uber Kenya (Contract position)

IntroductionUber Technologies Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with...

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Uber Technologies Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request that is then routed to driver-partners who use their own cars. As of May 2016, the service was available in 75 countries and over 500 cities worldwide. Uber is now operational in Kenya (Nairobi and Mombasa) and is growing fast.

The company is currently looking for a Remote Marketing Specialist contractor to work closely with the Marketing Manager (East Africa), in executing Uber’s marketing strategies and ensuring these strategies are coordinated and rolled out into the key markets of: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kampala and Dar es Salaam. Feel free to share examples of campaigns you have created or managed, and the results they have driven.

Job Description
Type of Contract: Fixed term. (Could be extended subject to performance)
Work Location: Nairobi but may be required occasionally to work in other locations
Hours of Work: 8am to 5pm (Occasional may be required to work outside these hours)
Salary: Starting KES 45,000 per month
Benefits: Free lunch
Application Closing Date: Friday, 23rd September 2016 (5pm EAT)

Reporting To: Marketing Manager, East Africa
Start Date: Successful candidate should be available to commence work from Monday, 3 October 2016

• Be part of a team developing, defining and refining the brand’s positioning and tone in Kenya
• Assist Marketing Manager (East Africa) in content creation and, developing and executing creative and integrated marketing campaigns from start to finish
• Work on both national and regional campaigns as Uber expands across East Africa
• Build (remote) but strong relationships with designers and suppliers in the key markets of: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kampala and Dar es Salaam
• Ensure Uber marketing campaigns in Nairobi i.e. social media, billboards, brand ambassador activations are coordinated and executed in other markets by working with local specialists and suppliers
• Use your Photoshop skills to design & create campaigns that get people talking about the Uber brand and using the product
• Ensure campaign documents and images comply with social media site requirements and if not, amend and re-size as appropriate

This job description is a reflection of the present position and is subject to review and alteration in detail and emphasis in the light of future changes or development.

Person Specification Criteria  – Essential (E) Desirable (D)
Education & Knowledge
Degree from a recognised university (E)

Creativity – An ability to make work that gets people talking about the brand and using the product (E)
Design skills for creating content for social platforms & billboards (D)
Experience working in a high pressure environment (E)
Confidence and ability to work with people from different regions (E)
Experience in managing suppliers for marketing campaigns (E)
Understand Marketing Campaign Lifecycle from design to analytics (E)

Tech Savvy (E)
Photoshop (ability to create basic designs) (E)
Good knowledge of Google Drive or ability to pick it up quickly (E)
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills (E)
Good written English and the ability to work accurately with attention to detail (E)
Excellent telephone skills and manners (E)
Ability to work independently and to demonstrate initiative and prioritise effectively (E)
Project Management skills (D)
Presentation skills (E)
Ability to work as part of a team and support colleagues (E)
Ability to multi-task and take on new initiatives or challenges (E)
Mac Book experience (can be trained if no experience) (D)


People Skills – Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds (E)
Ability to use own initiative and not expect to be micro managed (E)
Ability to build and bridge relationships with local suppliers and manage this remotely (E)
Excellent attention to detail (E)
Comfortable running projects remotely i.e. by conference calls (E)
Ability to take complete ownership of your tasks and be responsible for all the deliverables (E)
Interest in working for Uber (E)
Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines (E)
Willingness to learn new skills and have an adaptable approach to the role (E)
Prepared to work outside normal office hours from time to time (E)
Hustle – Uber moves fast, and runs lean. It’s a marathon at sprint pace. You’re a fun, charismatic, people person who can talk to anyone; flexible and fearless, you’re also excited to help build something awesome, share it with the world and work hard doing it. (E)

APPLICATION TIPS: To apply, you will need to: upload your CV, upload examples of your work (optional), fill in an online application form incl. psychometric test, and submit video responses. See tips below.

CLICK HERE to begin your application form – (after reviewing the tips below). CLOSING DATE: Friday, 23rd September 2016 (5pm EAT)




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