Global Communications Lead At Crossboundary


Global Communications Lead At Crossboundary 1 Position
Cross boundary

Nairobi, Kenya

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Marketing, Media & Brand
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

CrossBoundary is a mission driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a strong return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets.


DC, London, or Nairobi, with frequent travel

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a seasoned, full-time Global Communications Lead to establish the firm as a leading influencer in our field and support building our businesses. This position requires a candidate with prior experience in communications, branding, and social media, ideally from the investment and renewable energy finance sectors, operating in a global environment. Risk management experience would be advantageous.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a communications strategy in support of the firm and its various business units
  • Ensure that all communications and branding activities are reflective of the firm’s vision, virtues, and values
  • Oversee and implement innovative technical communications improvements that will directly impact our Advisory and Energy businesses
  • Support mini-grid, energy, and advisory entities through ongoing consultation, advisory, and direct execution
  • Plan and oversee specific campaigns for investors, institutions, and clients (internal and external)
  • Collect data and impact stories; analyze to evaluate success and story tell
  • Develop published results to promote the firm’s successes on a global scale
  • Draw out insights from our teams and coach them through translating these into compelling content across various communications and social media platforms
  • Drive a robust social media program to ensure a regular and robust pipeline of content
  • Oversee the global events calendar to ensure the firm’s representation at relevant events
  • Work with key stakeholders in both advisory and energy to refine and improve business communication practices and subsequent iterations
  • Provide global analysis of priority areas for business model improvement
  • Conduct media training and coaching for key spokespeople ahead of interviews
  • Host communications and social media training to ensure firm members are adept at supporting our global communications initiatives
  • Sensitize the firm to potential reputation risk issues and help them to navigate the same
  • Engage and interface with external suppliers to support the delivery of communications objectives as required
  • Develop and oversee the communications budget


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • 8 – 10 years of experience in communications, branding, digital and social media, ideally in the financial services and/or renewable energy sectors
  • Grammatically flawless English writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive list of media contacts in underserved markets and the private equity, international business, or international development fields
  • Basic working knowledge of HTML, Javascript, CSS, or other web publishing languages
  • Intuitive writer – writing clearly, concisely, and persuasively is effortless for you
  • Outstanding PowerPoint presentation skills, including the ability to illustrate concepts visually
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Team player who seeks out collaboration within the company and with external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Independent worker who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Awareness of and proficiency using new and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with search engine optimization and web traffic metrics
  • User interface design experience


Equal Opportunity Employer

CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer

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