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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:

About the Company

Inkomoko supports entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in order to improve livelihoods, create jobs, and help communities thrive.

Founded in 2012, Inkomoko has worked with more than 60,000 entrepreneurs across East Africa, including thousands of refugee entrepreneurs. Inkomoko provides a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change.  We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa.  

Inkomoko has +300 staff in 20 offices across Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia, and is expanding in 2023 into South Sudan. Through Inkomoko’s 2030 strategic plan, we are adding 4 additional countries to serve more than 550,000 entrepreneurs and growing our $30M loan fund.  

Company Values

All staff at Inkomoko are connected to a shared set of organizational values:

  • Purpose: be solutions-oriented, produce high-quality work, be a global leader.

  • Achievement: push yourself to reach beyond what you previously thought possible. 

  • Improvement: be humble, engage in continuous growth through open & accurate feedback.

  • Bravery: willing to take risks, create a safe space for others, be compassionate, inclusive.

  • We Eat Goat:  we celebrate success and support each other in hard times. We do this work together in the spirit of turikumwe, tuko pamoja, abren nen, urang babarengan.

    Inkomoko reflects the communities we serve.  Displaced persons and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    About the Opportunity

The purpose of the Communications Associate position is to raise the visibility of the organization in Ethiopia to our key stakeholders, including government, donors, and local and international media. We are seeking candidates with previous communications, PR and media experience, a brilliant writer, and with powerful communications and storytelling skills



● Develop communications materials that showcase Inkomoko Ethiopia’s impact

● Coordinate Inkomoko Ethiopia’s communications campaigns

● Write compelling blogs/client profiles  that highlight key aspects of Inkomoko Ethiopia work

● Contribute to external publications including annual reports, with story ideas, photos, and developing distribution

● Internal communications – contribute to the monthly internal staff newsletter 


● Maintain relationships with key press outlets in Ethiopia for top placement of Inkomoko Ethiopia content

● Create content for media campaigns, including press releases, media kits, and social media content

● Prepare logistics and content for the Ethiopia Managing Director to interact successfully with the media

● Event planning for Inkomoko Ethiopia’s events: pitch events, conferences, entrepreneurship forums, etc.

● Manage vendors for the production of videos, photos, and other PR assets for Ethiopia

● Research social media trends and inform management of changes that are relevant to the company’s activities

● Train and involve staff in campaigns to drive our social media, communications and brand for Ethiopia


● Highlight Inkomoko Ethiopia’s value proposition to SMEs across the country in alignment with sales goals.

● Recruit clients through compelling marketing for various campaigns and competitions with various stakeholders

● Manage the Inkomoko Ethiopia website and social media to reach potential clients

● Use social media and research tools to create and maintain the employer brand

● Follow up on production of promotional including banners, t-shirts, fliers, and other collateral required to promote the company

Job Requirements:

The Communications Associate will be passionate about how business can be a force for social change, and  will be able to effectively and efficiently translate that passion into compelling messages.

  • Bachelor degree in Communications or any other relevant skill required

  • Must have 2 to 3 years working experience 

  • Great communicator, fluent in English & any other local language both verbally and in writing

  • Well-developed networking skills, excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Ability to work on a tight deadline and independently

  • Experience placing campaigns with local and international media outlets

  • Graphic design experience will be an added advantage

  • Software skills in Mail Chimp, Canvas, and other tech-enabled communications

  • Experience in video production or managing communication consultants

Job Category:
Communications, PR and Journalism
Communications, PR and Journalism
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

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