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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 8, 2021
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  • Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) is a non-governmental organization created to increase citizens’ participation in governance processes in a way that improves the integrity of public and private sector processes.
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    Communications Lead

    Contract Period: 3 years
    Probation period: 3 months
    Reporting line: Chief Executive officer

    Primary Responsibility

    • To develop, coordinate and oversee the administration of a cohesive organizational communications strategy in accordance with the organization’s mission, vision and objectives.
    • The CL will also be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of PPDC programmes in accordance with the organization’s mandate.

    Responsibilities

    • Developing a comprehensive and cohesive communications strategy incorporating the diverse departmental visions into a holistic organizational strategy.
    • Overseeing a diversely skilled communications team.
    • Planning and managing the design, content, and production of all marketing materials including the creation of informative, interesting and compelling press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related marketing materials.
    • Work with different departments to generate new ideas and strategies relevant to communication.
    • Develop, in collaboration with department staff, and share with CEO a communication department fundraising plan.
    • Supervising projects to guarantee all content is publication-ready.
    • Creating communication and marketing strategies for new products, launches, events, and promotions.
    • Responding to communication-related issues in a timely manner.
    • Managing media relations through the development and maintenance of a media contact list and a positive professional relationship with various members of the media across various types of media and at different levels.
    • Managing a communications budget.
    • Ensuring quality control of all information released.
    • Preparing detailed media activity reports.
    • Maintaining an awareness of organizational risks and threats and developing strategies for responding to any negative or damaging information about the organization in the media.
    • Projecting a positive organizational image to the public.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree or an advanced Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or a relevant field.
    • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role. Proven experience creating content for target audiences is advantageous
    • An extensive list of media contacts.
    • Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies.
    • Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.
    • Ability to maintain clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.
    • Strong and confident leadership abilities
    • Strong knowledge of communication policies, practices and techniques (online and offline).
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.

    Key Performance Indicators:

    • An organization-wide communication plan that fits PPDC’s mission and advances its goals.
    • Actions plans that meet the objectives and framework of the communication plan.
    • Departmental fundraising plan.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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