Marketing Director


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Inyenyeri is a Rwandan Social Benefit Company, dedicated to reversing the national wood deficit and eliminating household air pollution in Rwanda. In the Inyenyeri Fuel + Stove System, our customers sign a contract in which they agree to buy our cooking fuel pellets, and are provided the worlds cleanest solid biomass cookstove to use them. Our model is accessible to even the poorest households, and provides a super clean, modern cooking solution for every Rwandan. Please check out our website for more details!

Inyenyeri Marketing Director -- Job Description

Title:                              Marketing Director

Company:                    Inyenyeri (R) Ltd

Location:                     Gisenyi in the first 1-2 years and then Kigali, Rwanda

Compensation:           Commensurate with experience

Start date:                   As soon as possible

Time-frame:                Open ended contract

Reporting to:    VP Operations

Supervising:                  Marketing Manager, Graphics Designer and Marketing Associates      

Who We Are

Inyenyeri is a for-profit corporation with a social business charter focused on providing a healthy renewable energy solution in Rwanda that can be replicated across sub-Saharan Africa. Inyenyeri uses a fuel-side, or utility company, approach to ensure that even the poorest Rwandan households have access to clean cooking fuel and high quality gasifying cook stoves. Inyenyeri’s revenue stream is derived from the sale of biomass cooking fuel pellets.

About the Role

Inyenyeri seeks a highly motivated and experienced Rwandan professional to build and lead its marketing department. We have developed a cleaner, healthier, faster, cheaper and more sustainable alternative to charcoal and we want to make all households in Rwanda aware of this alternative. Inyenyeri plans to scale rapidly and intends to reach a national, and eventually international, customer base. Our Marketing Director will develop the right messages for the right channels so that more and more households will sign up for our solution. Responsibilities include: (a) establishing marketing strategies (b) executing (multi-media) marketing campaigns; (c) overseeing the design and delivery of all marketing messages and materials; (d) leading the marketing team.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in marketing, business or related fields;  advanced degree (preferred);
  • 5-10 years of relevant marketing experience: including print, events, digital and ‘above-the-line’ marketing campaigns in business to mass consumer markets;
  • Proven skills to design and execute market research studies as a basis for marketing strategies;
  • Excellent communications skills: Effective in communicating a value proposition through a variety of channels;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Kinyarwanda strongly preferred;
  • Strong networking skills: experience and relationships with players in the Rwandan marketing, advertising and communication sectors;
  • Project management skills: experience with successfully executing timelines, budgets, and forecasts, ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time;
  • Leadership and management experience: proven ability to motivate and inspire;
  • Team player and self-starter: ability to work collaboratively, but also self-managing and working well independently;
  • Strong analytical skills: Ability to effectively synthesize data and prepare clear, compelling and high-quality collateral;
  • Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence and strong work ethic; willingness to work a nontraditional work schedule and to contribute to our core mission;

Desired Experience

  • Experience with behavioral change communication and BoP markets;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and experience with rapidly growing companies;
  • Creative, artistic and an eye for strong visual design and video design;


Interested in this role? Please send an email with your cover letter, CV and two references to, no later than 7thSeptember, 2017. Kindly add ‘Marketing Director Application’ in the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Gisenyi in the first 1-2 years and then Kigali, Rwanda
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