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Campaign Director

Purpose Campaigns

Marketing & Communications

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1 month ago

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Purpose is seeking a Campaign Director based in Nairobi to expand and spearhead our Africa project portfolio and presence. They will be joining our internationally diverse campaigns team and working closely with counterparts across the globe. Weâre looking for folks with leadership experience, climate knowledge, strategic oversight and partnerships building expertise. 

The person in this role will play a leadership role in expanding Purposeâs existing climate portfolio across Africa, as well as spearheading opportunities across Purposeâs other key issues areas including Children & Youth, Mis- & Disinformation, Health Equity, and Democracy & Human Rights. 

Directors play a leadership role on our team, lead campaign projects, collaborate with our creative campaigning team, manage clients, proactively seek out and develop partnerships in the ecosystem, lead on building business development strategy and thought leadership.

This role will be responsible for managing the Purpose Africa portfolio of work â creating innovative and inspiring campaign strategy, overseeing implementation, ensuring projects are on-budget and on-time, and tracking against long-term strategy and KPIs. The Campaign Director will work in conjunction with the Purpose leadership team and in-country program and project managers, to ensure high-quality project design, implementation, measurement and reporting.

You should have experience of several years managing multidisciplinary teams and complex projects, and serving as a lead representative with clients and stakeholders, including senior leadership of major foundations, NGOs, government and corporations. 

We're looking for team players with passion, a sharp mind, high integrity, a hands-on attitude, and an entrepreneurial, problem-solving spirit.

The role reports to a Purpose Partner. Candidates who can begin immediately are encouraged to apply. The salary for this role is negotiable and comes with health benefits, professional development funding, and generous Paid Time Off policy. 


Business Development & Partnership Management:

Grow the Purpose Africa project pipeline, specifically help to build existing relations, identify new business opportunities, identify development opportunities in the social impact space. Nationally and globally add strategic value based on current trends and knowledge. Develop relationships within relevant sectors by being the key representative at conferences, gatherings, Climate Weeks, and other public forums. Cultivate trusted advisor status with senior client contacts, steering stakeholders towards stronger outcomes and negotiates persuasively to create solutions Integrate into the partner outreach process and identify engagement opportunities for campaign collaboration Manage partnerships with clients, vendors, partners and corporations

Campaign Strategy, Development & Management

Design and execute multi-faceted research to support campaign insights, strategy and thought leadership  Identify and build campaign and partnership opportunities in the issue space Build, prototype, and launch new online and offline campaigns and accelerate the most promising existing efforts based on data driven insights; Create compelling strategic storylines that demonstrate the connections from insights to strategy, using & proactively building upon Purposeâs core frameworks and IP, and creating big ideas in collaboration with campaigns and creative teams to shape them across a project  Provide decision making, oversight and troubleshooting capacity on a number of campaigns being executed simultaneously; Play a role in the development and constant refinement of our model of acceleration and creation: How do we assess which projects are the most impactful? How do we create quantum and not just incremental change? Review and oversight of all project content, documentation and collateral

Leadership & Team Building

Manage local team members with their long-term career growth in mind;  Lead by example. Set the standard and models leadership on internal and external projects through strong expectation management, direction and delegation and fosters ownership and commitment in others; Set expectations and hold self and others accountable to Purpose standards; and support and guide others in maintaining positive and respectful relationships, particularly during times of conflict/change.


Campaign or communications background, ideally from a leading consultancy/agency or non-profit advocacy organisation, serving as a lead representative with clients and stakeholders, including senior leadership of major foundations, NGOs, and corporations Demonstrated track record leading complex projects with multidisciplinary teams in a deadline-driven environment; Established relationships with key advocacy, NGO, government, and private sector organisations; Experience in managing multidisciplinary teams and complex projects; Understanding of Pan-Africa campaigning landscape Experience in the climate sector  Experience managing large-scale campaigns from concept through execution, including Developing and executing campaigns across channels, including earned and paid media, content-led strategies, and direct action; Experience running iterative, agile, and/or lean campaigns that emphasise experimentation and scaling of success, ideally within a technology context; Ability to manage a young, dynamic and ambitious team; Excellent writing and communication skills; Passion, a sharp mind, high integrity, a hands-on attitude, and an entrepreneurial, problem-solving spirit Eligibility to work in country

If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion and qualifications for the role.

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities and backgrounds in different ways. We are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome the unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteranâs status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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