Product Research, Branding and Marketing Officer (NORAD Project) At Yola Renewal Foundation (YRF)

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Job Title: Product Research, Branding and Marketing Officer (NORAD Project) At Yola Renewal Foundation (YRF)
Organisation: Yola Renewal Foundation (YRF)
Location: Adamawa State
Min Work Experience: 5 year(s)
Qualification: BSc
Industry: Marketing/ Public Relations
Course: Marketing

Yola Renewal Foundation (YRF) is a youth-led organization located in Yola the Northeast region of Nigeria; it was founded during the Tearfund movement-building work in the Northeast in March, 2017 and has grown rapidly in the last two years into a registered non-governmental organization with Corporate Affairs Commission. It is active in raising awareness, advocacy, and piloting recycling initiatives to tackle Yola’s waste crisis.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Product Research, Branding and Marketing Officer (NORAD Project)

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Responsible for product research, branding and marketing strategies and activities within the social enterprise, oversees the marketing and provides direction and feedback on the projects, makes key decisions regarding product distribution, budgeting, branding, and sales and works with other officers to set the overall direction and objectives for products.

Line Management / Position in the Organization

  • Employed by Yola Renewal Foundation
  • Responsible to YRF NORAD Project officer
  • Liaises with Tearfund seconded Project Manager and YRF-NORAD Project Officer
  • Work closely with Production manager and departments across the enterprise
  • Liaise with and provide support for other YRF staff.

Organizational Requirements

  • The post holder will, at all times, carry out his/her responsibilities with the utmost respect for the protection of children in accordance with YRF Child and Vulnerable person/persons Safeguarding Policy.
  • The post holder will be required to actively participate in the spiritual life of YRF in the following ways:
    • To model godly leadership in all aspects of character and conduct
    • To lead or contribute in Christian worship, prayer, teaching and biblical reflections during collective staff prayer times and encourage staff to attend as is appropriate.
    • To be committed to and share in the outworking of YRF’s Vision, Mission and Values
    • To pursue and maintain a Christian faith through ongoing personal spiritual development and a relationship with God
    • To provide support and spiritual encouragement to staff and colleagues, in line with biblical principles
    • The post holder will be expected to behave in accordance with YRF’s ‘Code of Conduct’

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize in conjunction with the Project Manager and Project Officer, productresearch/ feasibility study to be done of profitably collecting and recycling plastic waste into different products (such as plastic pellets, paving tiles, furniture) in Yola, Nigeria
  • Organize in conjunction with the Project Manager and Project Officer for a Market assessment to be done to identify suitable product, business markets, and establish additional extrusion and molding machinery required. (Establish a business plan with financial estimates of planned sales by month for the first year and for year 2 and 3, and also ongoing operating costs.
  • Establish sales channels and negotiate sales
  • Assess the value chain for baled and shredded plastic in relation to sales opportunities
  • Monitor the sales and costs of running the social enterprise against the financial estimates in the business plan (on a monthly basis, at least initially). This will include analysis of the sustainability of each of the three product lines.
  • Branding, marketing and packaging of products
  • This role will have some element of logistics.

Qualification

  • Degree in Marketing, Business Management or related field.

Experience:

  • 5 years experience in developing marketing campaigns
  • Experience with and an understanding of market research
  • Extensive marketing experience
  • Understanding of Business practices.

Skills / Abilities:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity and an ability to produce innovative and original ideas
  • Team working skills
  • An ability to think strategically and come up with campaigns
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Time and project management skills
  • In-Depth Research and Analysis
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Big-Picture Thinking
  • Client Relationships.

Personal Qualities:

  • Good interpersonal manner
  • A calm, confident, assertive and welcoming manner
  • Concerned about giving attention to detail
  • Able to take initiative and be flexible
  • Committed Evangelical Christian
  • Humanitarian & Christian motivation
  • Committed to an Evangelical Christian church
  • Open to corrections and suggestions
  • An understanding of and a commitment to YRF’s Mission, Values and Beliefs Statement.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letter in one document to: yrfjobrecruitment@gmail.com using ‘Product Research, Branding and Marketing Officer' as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received.
  • Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
  • CV and Cover Latter as One Single Word Document.
  • Applicants are advised that YRF does not required any payment or expenses during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of application received, YRF may not provide feedback to all applicants.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found
  • Successful candidates are expected to resume on 15th July, 2021.
Application Deadline: 06 July, 2021


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