Marketing Associate Program

We have an open recruiting cycle for this Associate program.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. To learn more about Umati Capital, check out: and follow us on Twitter (@umaticapital) and LinkedIn (


Our Core Values

  • Ownership
  • Initiative
  • Excellence

We seek out talent that embody these values and those that can survive and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial meritocracy with humility and curiosity.

 Marketing Associate Program Overview

  • Role: Associate
  • Experience: 3 – 36 months of relevant experience
  • Title: Management Associate
  • Company: Umati Capital (Kenya) Limited
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

The Opportunity

  • The Hire is targeted at building future leaders of Umati Capital. The Hire would support the execution of our marketing strategy focused on designing and creating content across mediums and channels relevant to our customers. The Hire will rotate through the marketing business unit based on both interest and skills:
    • product development
    • marketing asset design and copywriting with implementation
    • execution of marketing campaigns across all digital and mobile channels
    • gathering customer feedback through customer care/support
  • The Hire is continuously assessed for competency and fit to ultimately take ownership of one or more roles in our company. For top-performing candidates, we have successfully promoted as early as one month into the program.
  • There is a path for career growth within Umati Capital for the right candidate that is willing to learn and work toward that goal.

Your first 1 week

  • Learn Umati Capital’s products and messaging
  • Learn the tools necessary to be successful: CRM, online digital marketing creation tools, Google office suite and other Umati technology tools
  • Engage with incoming and active clients
  • Start executing tasks for the marketing business unit
  • Work with mentors to set goals for yourself to gain consideration to promotion

Your Next 3 months

  • Continuing executing all tasks for marketing business unit
  • Consistently meet goals for initial meeting set up
  • Continue to build on your core skills and product/industry knowledge
  • Know what it takes to meet or exceed your goals and maintain the momentum to do so
  • Begin to expand your knowledge of all duties and responsibilities
  • Work with mentors to set goals for yourself to gain consideration to promotion


  • KES 30,000 monthly gross stipend with the opportunity for an increase right after the end of probation depending on performance
  • Standard benefits as defined in Employment Act (for a Contractor)

Who We Look For

  • We are looking for individuals looking to join a fast-growing technology-enabled financial services firm. The ideal candidate is comfortable being surrounded by incredibly smart and driven people that push them to be better. We are looking for the following traits:


  • Embody our core values
  • Background in graphic design, writing, customer care, or all
  • Multi-lingual (fluent in English & Kiswahili)
  • Background or experience in design and writing
  • Excited to engage with clients and define content that speaks to our clients
  • Comfortable with basic technology tools including MS Office or similar
  • Logical and thoughtful approach to solving problems
  • Excellent research skills
  • Empathetic
  • Passionate
  • Curious
  • Competitive
  • Must own a laptop


  • Background or experience in customer care/support, defining digital marketing collateral through graphic design, and/or copywriting
  • Background or experience in marketing
  • Work experience in an industry with a complex product and communicating the product simply and visually appealing
  • Seeking a career and not just a job
  • Interested in a long-term career in a growing enterprise with the opportunity to engage across the spectrum of marketing and potentially serving as a leader in the marketing unit in the future

Recruiting Process

  • Our process is intensive and based fully on merit. We only want the best and the brightest who are motivated to excel in our fast-growing enterprise. The recruiting process is extremely selective.
  • Less than 5% are offered a position and less than 50% complete the program


  • We will communicate the status of your application by email and we typically respond in about 1 business day at the most. Make sure that you check your email frequently.
  • No CVs, resumes, or similar documents are reviewed at this time. Please do not send until requested.
  • We will only contact qualified candidates for each round.

Instructions to Start

First Round: Online Aptitude Tests

Review these courses for free on Coursera:


Note: To review the content for free, choose the Audit option:

After you have reviewed these courses, complete the test below.

  • Once you complete, we will notify you if you have advanced to the next round. We typically respond in about 1 business day after you have submitted. If you do not receive a response, you are welcome to try again.

Second Round: Second Online Aptitude Test, Virtual Assignment, and In-Person Case Assignment with Presentation

  • Umati Capital will select the top tier candidates to complete three assignments: a second online aptitude test focused on digital marketing, a virtual assignment that can be completed anywhere with internet access, and an in-person design and copy- focused case assignment at Umati Capital’s offices in Westlands.

Third Round: In-Person Interview

  • Finalists are selected for an in-person interview at Umati Capital’s offices in Westlands.



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