Africa Digital Campaign Manager | 350.org | Remote (Kenya, South Africa, Benin, Senegal)

Africa Digital Campaign Manager | 350.org | Remote (Kenya, South Africa, Benin, Senegal)

Application ends: September 21, 2024
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Job Description

350Africa.org is looking for a dynamic Africa Digital Campaign Manager to join our team. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in digital campaigns, supporter engagement, online organizing, and project management. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about using digital tactics and tools to grow the size and impact of the climate movement and drive successful campaigns.

About 350.org 

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here. 

350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

About the Africa Digital Campaign Manager

We are looking for an experienced Digital Campaign Manager to collaborate with staff, partners, and volunteer groups in Africa to fight against fossil fuel projects, promote renewable energy, and support coordinated strategic campaigning. The Africa Digital Campaign Manager will help our team achieve our goals of growing, engaging, and inspiring our network and supporters. They will utilize digital tools, platforms, and tactics to create supporter journeys and content, recruiting and motivating people to take climate action. They will lead the development and rollout of online campaigns, test tools and tactics to optimize results, and support 350.org’s global and regional teams in building a fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with experience working in Africa to develop and implement digital strategic campaigns at both the regional and national levels.

A person who will thrive in this role has experience in designing and delivering campaigns for change, including strategies that deepen supporter engagement and create lasting impact using digital channels, tools, and tactics. They understand how digital technology helps movements build collective power. They are confident in testing and iterating on tools and products, analyzing data, and troubleshooting. They are highly flexible, problem-solvers with strong time and workload management skills. They can manage projects with multiple stakeholders and adhere to deadlines.

In this role, you will also manage a small but vibrant team of digital campaigners working on impactful climate justice projects across Africa.

Responsibilities: 

Regional Organizing

  • Manage the implementation of social media plans;
  • Provide in-house social media and digital organizing training;
  • Lead the Africa Digital team’s engagement with and strategic input to the Organising Team, Product Team and Global Digital Team
  • Project manage the development and roll out of digital tools and platforms that support #AfrikaVuka’s campaigning and organising strategy.
  • Develop, implement and monitor digital strategy/digital organising strategy to support Solar Africa and other regional campaigns
  • Own the development of training and onboarding materials for organising staff and the 350 network for all new organising tools and platforms
  • Line manage and/or matrix manage or convene sub-teams (as appropriate) Africa digital organiser and Southern Africa digital campaigner. 

Global Contribution

  • Participating in key 350 global digital discussions;
  • Look for opportunities to initiate and implement short- and medium-term cross-regional rapid response digital campaigns (and periodically assist with rapid response campaigns initiated by others, as needs arise);
  • Contribute in terms of crafting and segmentation of messages that the organization will be releasing in public.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the climate issue, 350.org’s work and history, and the scientific and political context in which the organization operates.

Web Content and Development

  • Function as lead web developer for the organization’s online infrastructure in Africa by maintaining and constantly updating the website and hosting online actions.
  • Creates and manages campaign websites, and updates 350 central website with relevant information about Africa campaigns, current events and climate impacts channels with information about climate activism, current events, and climate impacts in Africa.

Digital Coordination & Management

  • Periodically support non-digital staff with technical assistance, including HTML, graphic design, database management, and more;
  • Track advancements and best practices in digital engagement from other organizations and movements in Africa;
  • Track developments and best practices in mobile campaigning and invest time in developing and implementing mobile strategies.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of relevant technical work experience,  including in developing and implementing digital campaigns for change, such as petitions, social media actions, mobilisations, or creative online disruption tactics, and managing supporter communities (such as large mailing lists, online groups, subscribers, social media followers, online activist spaces) in a non-profit or political context.
  • Knowledge of and ease in using digital campaigning or organizing software, such as mass mailers, CRMs, databases, campaigning tools, in particular experience in collaborating with technical staff and developers on testing and optimizing tech for its given purpose.
  • Proven experience working with climate justice groups in Africa, especially in marginalized communities
  • Experience in managing projects as well as coordinating multiple teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience working in an international setting, across countries, regions and cultures, in a distributed, multicultural team, where work happens online and across different time zones.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences 

  • Excellent written and spoken French (strong advantage)
  • Familiarity with the digital tools used by 350.org (ActionKit, Action Network, NewMode, ControlShiftLabs, WordPress, Slack, Salesforce, SurveyMonkey).
  • Experience working on Whatsapp for organizing and campaigning. Experience in mobile-first digital engagement, with distributed petition platforms or with digital organizing and community management.
  • Experience with data, analytics, AB testing and optimisation.
  • Experience in social media engagement strategies and managing social media channels, in online member fundraising or with crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Technical knowledge of HTML, CSS, WordPress and SQL, or demonstrated ability to pick up similar skills quickly.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities deeply affected by climate change and fossil fuels, such as indigenous communities on the front lines of fighting the extractive industry.

Position Type: Full Time 

Application Deadline: This job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications. 

Start Date: [as soon as possible] (flexible) 

Compensation: 3.1 and the annual salary is as follows: Kenya: KES 4,802,125; South Africa: ZAR 750,676; Senegal; XOF 19,994,448; Benin: XOF 20,324,356

Location: Remote within Senegal, South Africa, Benin, Kenya

Applicants must have the legal authorization to work for any employer in their country of residence. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.

If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.