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  • Posted: Jun 30, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
  • 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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    Head of Communication and Knowledge Management (HCK)

    Job Summary

    • The HCK isa member of the Senior Management Team responsible for the strategic planning and programming related to communications, external relations, fundraising and stakeholder engagement.
    • The role requires a strong focus on strategies to increase visibility and influence and to support the achievement of operational goals.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities
    Strategic Communications:

    • Lead the development and oversee the implementation of PPDC’s communications and development strategy, aimed at supporting organizational goals, including visibility, boosting fundraising efforts and strengthening stakeholder relations.
    • Integrate work cross-functionally with respective departments to communicate effectively increase PPDC’s presence and visibility on digital communication platforms with their stakeholders.
    • Lead the planning process and execution of program launches and campaigns, including the development of competitive positioning and messaging.
    • Cultivate and manage relations with local and international media to ensure steady and consistent coverage of PPDC’s and its programs.
    • Oversee the content and design of all major communications products, including annual reports, newsletters, and brochures.

    Leadership and Management:

    • Manage the team to establish a well-coordinated communications and knowledge management unit with the capacity and resources to develop, implement and monitor annual communications work plans and outputs, including instituting the development of a business-oriented approach in the operation of the unit.
    • Lead on crafting targeted and compelling messages and stories for strategically key audiences using various communications channels.
    • Oversee the content and design of all major communications mediums and products internally and externally, including annual reports, newsletters, and brochures.
    • Work with the Senior Management Team to develop a corporate stakeholder engagement plan and targets, including clear roles and responsibilities.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • A Master’s Degree in Communication, Social Sciences or Business and at least 5 years cognate experience including 2-3 years in managerial roles and strategic communications
    • Being strategic and creative, being results-driven, and having a positive personal and organisational outlook.
    • Proficiency in social media management and strategic communications
    • Strong interpersonal and networking skills across government, media development, and the private sector.
    • Ability to work with all levels of management and to influence and support the development of recommendations
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

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    Head of People, Operations and Culture

    Job Summary

    • The HPC isa member of the Senior Management Team responsible for organisational development management, human resources and talent management.
    • The role requires someone stepping in during an exciting period of organizational transition and development and focus on increasing employee value while implementing organizational structures and strategies that increase team productivity and a positive outlook.
    • The HPC will have responsibility for implementing PPDC strategy with wellbeing and equity, diversity and inclusion at the centre while facilitating the day-to-day work life.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities
    Human Resources and Policy:

    • Developing, reviewing, and improving human resource and administrative systems, policies, and procedures ensuring it meets PPDC’s needs goals and aims.
    • Own and provide leadership on all human resources-related activities and set our people operations strategy and processes including recruitment, employee development, engagement and retention.
    • Planning and coordinating administrative procedures and systems and devising ways to streamline processes and controls in partnership with IT, Compliance and Finance departments.
    • Design and deploy human capital learning and development initiatives.
    • Maintain internal employee communication & engagement systems.
    • Act as culture champion and constantly audit, finetune and refine how the company’s culture is translated within departmental functions, individual job roles, and company-wide internal/external practices
    • Engage with external services providers such as housing, transport, insurance, etc

    Leadership and Culture:

    • Create and maintain an amazing workspace and high-performing culture
    • Lead PPDC’s human resources and administrative team and ensure that all human resources-related activities are carried out smoothly and effectively.
    • Lead and monitor the implementation of strategies for appropriate workforce behaviour and improved staff management standards to assist in the achievement of organizational performance and culture outcomes.
    • Provide coaching and high-level advice for Team leaders to build team capability, understanding and enhance and improve management of teams in line with agreed values and capabilities.
    • Act as a strategic HR Business Partner to senior management and deploy proactive employee-focused and friendly processes and initiatives.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • A Master’s Degree in Human Resources or its equivalent including at least 5 years cognate experience including 2-3 years managing talent development and performance
    • Organisational leadership, communication and people skills, with knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles.
    • Deep knowledge of HR-related market trends and laws.
    • Knowledge of data analytics and reporting
    • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
    • Proven managerial and leadership experience
    • Track record of achievements in operations management: people development, HR, recruitment, finance, project management etc
    • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging business challenges
    • Ability to work with all levels of management and to influence and support the development of recommendations
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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