Grants and Corporate Communication Officer (m/f)

Baobab is a leading digital financial inclusion group focusing on serving individuals, micro and small businesses in Africa and China. Our mission is to unleash the potential of our clients offering them simple and easy to use financial services. Founded in 2005 as Microcred, today Baobab has over 800,000 customers and 3,800 employees operating in Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.



Grants and Corporate Communication Officer (m/f)






December 2018


As part of a maternity leave replacement, we are looking for a Grants and Corporate Communication Officer who will be responsible for researching and monitoring grants, as well as corporate communication in French and English. This temporary position is planned to start as soon as possible for 4 to 6 months.

Directly reports to: Head of Investor Relations & Funding
Other functional lines : CEO, Chief Marketing and Products Officer



  • Participate in the active search of new grants: list potential donors, prepare concept notes and grant proposals, manage the grant application process and negotiations leading to disbursements;
  • Monitor project progress, prepare grant reports and communicate with donors as needed;
  • Coordinate project evaluations with donors as necessary;
  • Maintain regular contact with subsidiaries to identify technical assistance needs for grant proposals.

Corporate Communication

  • Produce the monthly newsletter sent to internal and external audiences: propose topics, write articles and coordinate with different departments on the content;
  • Prepare applications for the CEO to speak at relevant conferences, prepare presentation materials;
  • Manage the content communicated on LinkedIn;
  • Participate in the production of annual reports for the Group and subsidiaries in English and French.


  • Bac + 5;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in grants (identification of opportunities and/or management);
  • Knowledge of financial inclusion/microfinance and/or socio-economic development of developing countries;
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English and French;
  • Good capacity to structure and synthesize information
  • Excellent organisation and planning capacity
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Works well in teams and independently


Send us your CV and motivation letter to with the email subject CSCI-2018 11.

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