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  • Vacancy at African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re)

  • Posted on: 22 January, 2015 Deadline: 28 February, 2015
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    Vacancy announcement for the position of Communication Officer in the Headquarters

    The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is an International Financial Institution with Headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria). Africa Re has six Regional Offices in Casablanca (Morocco), Nairobi (Kenya), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Port Louis (Mauritius), Lagos (Nigeria) and Cairo (Egypt); a Local Office in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) as well as two subsidiary companies: Africa Re South Africa in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Africa Retakaful in Cairo (Egypt). The Corporation is owned by 41 member States of the African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG), PROPARCO (subsidiary of the Agence française de développement), IRB-Brasil Re and 109 African insurance and reinsurance companies.

    Africa Re announces the vacancy of the following position: Communication Officer in the Headquarters

    Communications Officer



    • Produce and implement an annual communications strategy to support the Corporation’s overall business targets through the building of a positive reputation for Africa Re.
    • Supervise Africa Re’s communication with different target audiences, including customers, journalists, investors, suppliers, employees and the community.
    • Advise other employees and managers on communication tasks, and use written and verbal skills to create a wide range of product and corporate communication material.


    The position is a PS 2 grade with possibilities of advancement in the Organizational Chart of the Corporation.
    Reporting to the Corporate Secretary, the duties of the successful candidate shall comprise amongst others:

    Brand management
    Media management
    Statutory Meetings and Event management
    Website and social media management
    Production and management of all marketing collateral
    Communications Budget management
    Management Reports
    Relationship management


    Very Good reporting skills;
    Good supervisory skills;
    Ability to quickly build very good and sustainable relationship with stakeholders;
    Excellent skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe and Graphics are required.
    Behavioral competencies
    Capacity for analyzing, synthesizing and reasoning;
    Capacity for taking initiatives and decisions;
    Ability to foster cordial relationship with colleagues and stakeholders;
    Rigorous, high integrity and a good sense of responsibility;
    Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
    Respect confidentiality and professional secrecy.


    Applicants shall be holders of:
    First University degree plus Masters in relevant fields plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience


    First University degree in relevant fields plus full professional qualification, plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience


    First University degree in relevant field plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience

    Applicants must also be:

    Fluent in English or French with good working knowledge of the other language
    Citizens of member States of Africa Re


    The successful candidate shall have the following benefits:
    Competitive Basic Salary
    Variable pay (Bonus)
    Joint contribution to the Provident Fund (7% of the basic salary paid by staff and 14% by Africa Re)
    Children education subsidy for each child up to 26 years (maximum 4 children)
    Medical cover for staff and family;
    Housing Allowance
    Exemption from taxes and duties (diplomatic status of an international civil servant);
    Home leave to country of origin every two years paid by Africa Re;
    Duty Post Differential (Cost of Living Allowance), that may increase or decrease depending on the economic situation, paid in local currency.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates for this positions are requested to visit the Africa Re website ( to complete the employment form and upload their curriculum vitae.

    Closing date for applications is 28 February 2015.

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