Communications Manager - Sub Saharan Africa - Bridgegap Careers

Communications Manager – Sub Saharan Africa

  • Post Date: October 11, 2018
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry ICT
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree
Job Description

Mastercard – We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Manager – Sub Saharan Africa


Communications generalists responsible for executing divisional and country specific communication plans in Sub Saharan Africa with internal and external stakeholders.


Leads execution of strategies related to external, internal, public affairs and regulatory communications for Sub Saharan Africa division consisting of 33 markets in total and 9 markets as priority

Leads the creation of communication materials for internal and external audiences (e.g. customers, regulators, merchants, media, employees and sales force) and implements communication activities within the division or individual priority countries

Works collaboratively with Middle East and Africa Regional Communications and Worldwide Communications team to implement online communications and work collaboration tools

Ability to determine the right media mix to use in support of planned product/service launches and corporate announcements

Leads implementation of internal and external communications related to philanthropic programs to increase awareness and drive employee engagement

Networks with stakeholders (e.g. communication departments of banks, merchants, mobile operators, media partners, community leaders and governments)

Serves as a trusted counselor on issues related to communications, executive briefings materials and developing messages/communications training

Leads projects with agencies and consultants to develop communications plans, materials and events, on a day-to-day basis.


Demonstrated experience and success in delivering and assisting in the development of local Communications programs

Demonstrated success in leveraging knowledge of industry to create differentiated communications content for multiple channels

Experience supporting senior leaders representing company at high profile business conferences and speaking engagements

Knowledge of Sub Saharan Africa key markets, their culture, media and business environment in general.