Communications Manager

Company Details

PricewaterhouseCooper {PwC} Nigeria - Our client is a non-profit organisation founded to inspire the transformation of Africa’s public sector. They work with government, academic institutions and other partners to improve governance and transform public sector performance. We are employing to fill the job post below:

Employment Title: Communications Manager

Reference Number: 130-PEO01149
Area: Lagos
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities
Strategy:

  • Ensure the development, monitoring and measurement of the required communication strategies, frameworks, and policies
  • Work with internal and external partners to execute the approved communications strategy
  • Ensure the organisation receives the strategic and tactical communications advice and support required around key initiatives

Operational:

  • Act as an editor for all print and digital, internal, and external communications
  • Design and layout organisation’s documents ready for publication, in the correct format
  • Provide writing/infographics/editing for proposals, website/intranet content, marketing materials; corporate e-newsletters, corporate and industry publications, and client publications/blogs, ensuring that all content is aligned to the organisation’s strategic priorities
  • Ensure all print and digital publications are delivered to deadline and consistent in quality
  • Research and source imagery to enhance publications in collaboration with a preferred professional photo/videographer, as required
  • Ensure that marketing and public relations output is accurate, of a high standard and reflects organisational priorities and campaign objectives
  • Monitor current events and trends, identify media opportunities and act upon them to obtain maximum coverage and share of voice for the organisation
  • Contribute to the development, back-end management/support and utilisation of the organisation’s websites and social media accounts
  • Organise media interviews, briefing and/or accompanying interviewees as appropriate
  • Manage and maintain the organisation’s relationships with key journalists, media outlets and news agencies
  • Produce press releases and be responsible for their distribution
  • Manage and oversee the organisation’s branding, internally and externally
  • Ensure consistency in all communications to support brand values
  • Ensure the efficient day-to-day management of the organisation’s media function i.e. media monitoring, handling of media enquiries, developing and maintaining media relations etc.
  • Oversee maintenance and consistent update of the website and digital platforms
  • Manage the brand’s representation in events, sponsorships, and partnerships
  • Manage relationships with different stakeholder groups, including the board and panel of advisors to ensure the favourable brand perception
  • Implement an effective crisis management plan to mitigate potential risks and threats to the brand

Budgetary:

  • Manage and monitor the budget and expenditure relating to the organisation’s communications work

Other:

  • Undertake such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post

Educational Qualification & Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field
  • 8 years’ experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position with leadership responsibilities and the ability to demonstrate a portfolio
  • Proven experience managing target audience content
  • Strong Knowledge of Communication Strategy, Practices and Techniques

Competency
Functional/Technical:

  • Ability to identify and clearly communicate key messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to leverage established network and relevant contacts, where necessary
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Demonstrated skills in full utilization of social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram – with strong knowledge and understanding of current trends
  • Substantial experience writing and editing; online, offline, internal, and external
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and influence others
  • Proofreading skills and an excellent eye for detail
  • Quality with the ability to prioritise and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Adobe and InDesign, and an understanding of website content management systems
  • Organised approach to work, and proven ability to produce detailed and accurate work to tight deadlines and to budget

Leadership:

  • Creative thinking
  • Supervisory skill
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Behavioural:

  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Flexible thinking
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • Initiative and self-confidence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
Application Closing Date

21st October 2020.

How to Apply

The interested and qualified applicants should Click Apply for Job now:

To apply for this job please visit invite.pwc.co.za.

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