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  • Posted: Sep 12, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Sahel Capital is a leading fund manager and advisory firm focused on west Africa with deep roots in private equity, financial advisory, management consulting and agribusiness. When you partner with Sahel, you benefit from quality financial and operating experience, broad industry knowledge, and a powerful network of global relationship
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    Communications Officer

    Primary purpose

    • The candidate will be responsible for research, content development, and editing of nourishingafrica.com Hub on a daily basis.
    • He/she will manage an integrated communications strategy for nourishingafrica.com incorporating PR, Marketing and Online components.
    • He/she will be responsible for increasing brand awareness and global recognition for nourishingafrica.com.
    • This position involves research, writing, editing, media, presentations, blogging, industry-specific conferences, social media, sales and marketing activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Create, develop and manage content (images, video and written).
    • Conduct online advocacy
    • Develop and expand community and/ or blogger outreach efforts
    • Design (i.e. website, social media, articles and newsletter, brochures, books, communication materials etc.)
    • Design templates for nourishingafrica presentations
    • Design, create and manage promotions and campaigns
    • Organize social media events for nourishing Africa on key issues related to agriculture and food
    • Drive efforts to build the brand and create broad-based awareness in the public domain
    • Organize video shoots and edit content
    • Monitor online ratings and respond accordingly.
    • Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
    • Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content surrounding the hub. Report notable threats to appropriate management.
    • Monitor effective benchmarks (best practices) for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
    • Any other responsibility assigned by management

    Minimum Required Skills & Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, New Media or Public Relations.
    • Previous experience as a communications associate for a similar organization would be a strong advantage.
    • Highly articulate individual with excellent written communications and presentation skills are essential.
    • Proven working experience in social media or related field.
    • Excellent research, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills.
    • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge.
    • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, Conversion Rate Optimization and Search Engine Optimization is an added advantage.
    • Strong graphic design skills Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels.
    • Positive attitude, good team player, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability.
    • Highly flexible and ability to set priorities
    • Fluency in English
    • Knowledge of French is an advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and CV in a Word-formatted Single Document  to: recruiting@sahelcp.com

    Note: Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

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