Novo Nordisk – Communications & Sustainability Manager.

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Category:  Communication and Corporate Affairs

Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, KE

Communications and Sustainability Manager, Middle Africa

People & Organisation

Nairobi, Kenya

Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development in a globally expanding company? Join Novo Nordisk Kenya as a Communications and Sustainability Manager and get a life-changing career!

This role is based in Nairobi, Kenya and directly reports to the Head of People and Organization, Middle Africa

The position

As Communications and Sustainability Manager, you will be responsible for development and implementation of internal communication strategies for the organization to ensure that unified, consistent, and positive messages define and promote the corporate identity and mission of the affiliate and NN as a whole. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring organizational news, initiatives, and projects are successfully communicated across the affiliate and driving and own responsibility for the embedding of NN Corporate Visual Identity (CVI) across the organization. Another tasks include:

  • Initiate projects and tools for the VP&GM and Head P&O communication and Leading projects that drive engagement
  • Coordinate closely with the BA/SEEMEA communications for all corporate communication campaigns. Support P&O for various communication needs e.g., organizational announcement, organizational changes communications, change mgt, etc.
  • Content management and administration of corporate intranet for Middle Africa (SharePoint). Coordination & organization of events for BA employees’ engagement e.g., Quarterly town hall meetings / annual Kick-off meetings/summer and year-end parties.
  • Create informative and interesting articles, press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related communications materials to be shared on internal comms sites and external when required. Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all marketing materials
  • Work with the marketing department to generate new communications ideas and strategies and respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner


We expect that you have a relevant academic degree or a master’s degree from a reputable university, preferably in communications, journalism, or public relations. You have a relevant experience of a minimum of 3-5 years in a similar role preferably in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. You have excellent command over both written and spoken English and have a relevant business background. Having proven experience creating targeted content is advantageous, as well as following skills:

  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of key communication tools including the use of cameras and design apps is key
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Have a passion for driving sustainability initiatives

About the department

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity haemophilia, growth disorders, and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 45,000 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 169 countries.

The People and Organization community is an inspirational community focused on enabling the line of Business in executing their business strategies – a community on a journey to being proactive strategic partners in a changing environment. Therefore, we have anchored the competencies for our internal communications and sustainability within the department as a key pillar in our organizational and people strategy, hence why we need you to lead this campaign!

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company in the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve, and the communities we operate in.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.


To submit your application, please upload your CV and motivational letter online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). Internal candidates are kindly requested to inform their Line Manager before applying.



23 July 2022




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