Company Description

CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) is a blended finance facility investing project finance into mini-grid portfolios in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Job description

Role brief

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. 


About the role

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; analyse 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.
  • Sensitise 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.


About you

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 organisational 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 optimisation and web traffic metrics.
  • User interface design experience.


  • DC, London, or Nairobi, with frequent travel.



As soon as possible