Corporate Affairs recruitment specialists support Sahamiye Foundation with new Comms role

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The corporate affairs function at tml Partners has placed a candidate into the communications team at the Sahamiye Foundation

The Sahamiye Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on using technology and innovation to tackle Somaliland’s most pressing development challenges. They are using the latest technologies to make literacy more accessible to people across the Horn of Africa. Through their various projects, they aim to raise the nation’s literacy levels, help thousands of people to develop their skills for employment, improve the nation’s health by supporting health education and provisions, and to support improving infrastructure in the region. 

The Challenge

The successful appointment would need to develop and implement an effective external communications strategy to help raise awareness of the foundation and its successful projects across the UK and the US. It was an exciting new role for the foundation to help develop its positive reputation in the market.

The Solution

Izzy Greaves and Naomi Hamilton, specialist corporate communications headhunters at tml Partners, worked closely with Shibani Kaushik (Trustee and Director of Sahamiye Foundation) to develop an understanding of the foundation and their communications requirements. Izzy and Naomi used their extensive network of Communications professionals to present a shortlist of candidates to Shibani who had extensive PR and Media experience, relationships with key media stakeholders across the UK and US, and the ability to implement and execute a communications strategy.

Shibani Kaushik, Trustee and Director of Sahamiye Foundation, said: “We were making a crucial first hire for a PR/Communications Manager and we approached tml Partners to help us with the search. Both Naomi and Izzy were very engaged in the process – from asking the right questions and providing a good shortlist to select from to helping us navigate the selection process with their expertise and communicating our goals and needs to the candidates. We were very pleased with the candidate we hired and strongly recommend tml for their thoughtful engagement.”

The successful candidate commented: “Izzy and co were brilliant support from start to finish with the whole process. It was clear they were very knowledgeable about the Foundation and its work, and they took the time to share their insights with me to help me prepare as much as possible. Izzy was really responsive and also scheduled regular check-ins with me to chat through any queries and get my feedback too, which was greatly appreciated.”

Who are tml Partners?

tml Partners are Marketing and Corporate Affairs recruitment specialists with access to a global network of leaders.

Our Corporate Affairs practice work across senior roles in Investor Relations, External and Internal Communications, Public Affairs, Content and Brand on a permanent or interim basis.

To learn how tml Partners can help you, get in touch with Izzy Greaves:

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