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Director, Communications

Closing: Sep 10, 2022

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Published: Sep 5, 2022 (24 days ago)

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As Director, Communications, you will be the communications lead for a large scale government education programme. You will support the government in the creation and delivery of communications strategies and ensure that the programme is being communicated effectively to a wide range of stakeholders both at a statewide, national and international level. You will be able to leverage relationships to influence communications approaches and build strong advocacy platforms to further the aims and ambitions of the work. You will create, write and design content that is both compelling and impactful; that places your programme at the core of the group communications strategy in Nigeria.

What You Should Have

  • A Master’s degree
  • 8+years relevant experience in communications.
  • Experience of working with or for the government in a communications capacity.
  • Experience in Nigeria of working in communications for political, campaigning, non-profit, or social enterprise. Experience with a multinational organisation is a plus.
  • Experience working within a matrixed global organisation.
  • Strong experience of creating and executing communications plans and strategies.
  • An established network of local and national media contacts.
  • Experience of being the lead external relations contact for media and stakeholders.
  • A strong sense of the news agenda and ability to make issues and campaigns relevant.
  • Experience of handling crisis communications.
  • Experience of supporting the creation and delivery of social media and digital campaigns.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • A strong-sense of teamwork and ability to both manage and execute programmes.
  • An extremely proactive and determined attitude.
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, disruptor, metric driven consulting or educational organisation is a bonus.


Responsibilities

As Director, Communications, you will be the communications lead for a large scale government education programme. You will support the government in the creation and delivery of communications strategies and ensure that the programme is being communicated effectively to a wide range of stakeholders both at a statewide, national and international level. You will be able to leverage relationships to influence communications approaches and build strong advocacy platforms to further the aims and ambitions of the work. You will create, write and design content that is both compelling and impactful; that places your programme at the core of the group communications strategy in Nigeria.

What You Should Have

  • A Master’s degree
  • 8+years relevant experience in communications.
  • Experience of working with or for the government in a communications capacity.
  • Experience in Nigeria of working in communications for political, campaigning, non-profit, or social enterprise. Experience with a multinational organisation is a plus.
  • Experience working within a matrixed global organisation.
  • Strong experience of creating and executing communications plans and strategies.
  • An established network of local and national media contacts.
  • Experience of being the lead external relations contact for media and stakeholders.
  • A strong sense of the news agenda and ability to make issues and campaigns relevant.
  • Experience of handling crisis communications.
  • Experience of supporting the creation and delivery of social media and digital campaigns.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • A strong-sense of teamwork and ability to both manage and execute programmes.
  • An extremely proactive and determined attitude.
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, disruptor, metric driven consulting or educational organisation is a bonus.


  • Manage the communications for a statewide government education programme.
  • Act as the communications lead for a government communications team and programme.
  • Develop compelling communications strategies for the promotion of the programme within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Directly manage media engagement and cultivate media contacts.
  • Pitch stories to both national and local media to achieve high visibility for in print, broadcast, TV and online media outlets.
  • Evaluate opportunities for communications partnerships and platforms that will strengthen the programme.
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent the programme in local and national forums.
  • Build a strong advocacy engagement programme with national and multinational partners.
  • Write clear and compelling pitches, press releases and articles.
  • Support the government to develop content strategies for digital communications.
  • Identify media trends, news cycle opportunities.
  • Support internal communications initiatives to promote the programme.
  • Analyse and measure results of communications initiatives.
  • Work closely within the Nigerian communications group to ensure that the communications strategy for the programme is advanced and complementary to the group strategy.

 


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