Job Opportunities with Design without Borders


Position: Sales and Marketing Lead

Relevant study background: Bachelors/Masters in relevant subject

Location: Kampala

Duration: 3-12 months (renewable contract), full-time position

Start: 18th March 2019

Preferred work experience: 2-5 years work experience

Deadline for application: 8th March 2019 at 5pm Eastern Africa Time(EAT)


Our team of highly skilled industrial designers and product designers use user-centered design practices to design products and services to address complex challenges faced by organizations, businesses and communities. Starting out as a pioneer in 2014, we are one of the very few practitioners in Uganda who apply Human-Centred Design to drive innovation and solve development challenges.

Thank you for your interest in working with Design without Borders!

Job summary

Design without Borders Uganda is looking for an organised and pro-active Ugandan or East African with experience in direct sales and communication, brand marketing, advertising, and project management

We are looking for a self-driven person, with the ability to work well in a team, someone who is reliable, willing to learn about design and is able to take responsibility for his/her tasks.


  • You must have a degree in Mass Communication or related fields

  • You should have good communication skills with good oral and written presentation skills

  • You must be well versed with digital and social media platforms

  • You should have good social skills, are hands-on, pragmatic, results-oriented, pro-active, accurate and flexible

  • You should have an eye for detail and an interest in aesthetics

  • You must be comfortable working with several graphic software (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

  • You should be open to learning about design, design methods, tools and support communication design work

  • You must be fluent in English, written and spoken, with good negotiation and creative skills to market and sell

  • You must live in Uganda and have strong ties to the country

  • Fluency in Luganda, Swahili and other local languages is desirable

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • The identified candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assisting the designers in regular communication of their work

  • Responsible for direct marketing and sales to new and existing customers

  • Work closely with Manager to help develop marketing strategies and sales tactics to meet their monthly targets

  • Collect and analyze sales data to track effectiveness and make improvements to drive better results

  • Help with organizing and executing of marketing activities such as events and promotional campaigns

  • Implement digital marketing campaigns, especially utilizing different social media platforms

  • Support the design and development of marketing materials and sales tools

  • Engage continuously with customers to obtain market feedback

  • Other tasks related to projects, partners and the office 

What we offer

Being part of Design without Borders Uganda means:

  • A salary based on your skills and background, with commission offered against successful sales

  • The chance to develop unique skills that you do not learn in school

  • An opportunity to actively contribute to innovation in Uganda.

  • A fun, dynamic, engaging and challenging workplace

  • Interesting and motivated (local and international colleagues) and a good social environment

  • A company with safe working conditions passionate about growth of its staff

DwB is an equal opportunity employer and any form of collusion will lead to automatic cancelation of your application.

Kindly send your cover letter, resume and examples of previous work to before 5pm Eastern Africa Time (EAT) of the 08th March 2019 and add ‘Sales lead Application’ in the subject of your email.