Director of Global Communications

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Wanted! An exceptional, experienced, self-directed leader with at least 7-10 years of work experience in marketing and communications, and a demonstrated passion for social impact.

About Amani Institute

Responding to the widely perceived gap between university education and the employment marketplace, Amani Institute's mission is to prepare a new generation of leaders creating careers and lives of meaning and impact. We do this by developing new models of education and training that enable participants to develop the practical skills and networks for long-term career success.

Our core methodology comes to life in our award-winning Certificate in Social Innovation Management, which runs concurrently in both Kenya and Brazil, and which has so far enrolled 225 Fellows from 40+ countries in every continent. The program has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, CNBC Africa, Vanity Fair, and The Huffington Post among other publications.

Amani Institute also develops customized training programs for foundations, universities, NGOs, and companies. Our 40+ clients to-date have included the US government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), UNICEF, Vodafone, Ashoka, Georgetown University, Oxfam GB, CARE, and HIVOS.

Amani Institute is a fast-growing non profit organization founded in 2011. Today we have “campuses” in Nairobi, Kenya and Sao Paulo, Brazil (and opening this year in Bangalore, India), and a staff with deep prior experience in the business, education, and social sectors. In addition, we are fortunate to be advised and supported by a faculty roster of over 30 global professionals at the top of their industries, including a Nobel Peace laureate, experts in leadership development from McKinsey & Company, a major documentary producer, a leading foundation director, and many others.

Through developing individuals who have the knowledge, practical skills, vision, courage, and networks to take on major challenges, our larger goal is to build much-needed capacity in organizations addressing social problems, thus enabling more effective operations across the entire field.

About the Position

It is a joy to help other people to build meaningful careers and lives. Around the world, there are increasing numbers of people seeking to build such careers but are unsure how to go about it. We invite you to apply to join us and lead the process of helping these people find us and building a larger ecosystem that includes our hundreds of partners, alumni, clients, and more. How do we offer them our programs? How do we keep them engaged? How do we create a community? These are some of the questions you will help us answer.

The Director of Global Communications will be responsible for refining and managing the communication strategy for Amani Institute as a whole as well as for our different programs in Brazil, Kenya and (soon) India. It will also include managing a new communication initiative - the Amani Journey mobile app. Beyond that, the role includes building external relationships with our stakeholders with the goal to increase visibility, brand awareness, and engagement of our potential audience.

The Director of Global Communications will report to the CEO and Executive Director, while also leading a communications team (4-6 members) that is globally dispersed across the organization, in order to implement the responsibilities below.

Location: Bangalore (India), Nairobi (Kenya), or São Paulo (Brazil) to start. This job could later move to another location after an initial period (2 years) of understanding how Amani Institute works and mastering the responsibilities of the position.


Overall Communication Strategy & Implementation

Marketing of Global and Local Programs:

Storytelling - Content Creation and Distribution

Amani Journey – The App

Network Building and Enhancement:

Digital Communication and Marketing


Personal Requirements:

Technical Requirements:

Additionally, we will look favorably upon candidates who can demonstrate the following:

Culture Fit

You would be a good fit with our organizational culture if:



Application deadline: July 10, 2017

Expected Start Date: Flexible, depending on candidate situation but preferably September, 2017

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis so please send your application as soon as possible!

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