Communications Manager
Stratcomm Africa
Accra
6h ago
source : Jobberman

Job Summary

Implementation of the strategic direction of the Communications function of Stratcomm Africa

  • Minimum Qualification : MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 10 years
  • Job Description

    Strategic Communications Africa Ltd (Stratcomm Africa) is a full-service communications, reputation-management, and research agency.

    We devise and implement communication strategies for companies, individuals and governmental institutions at both the national and international level

    Responsibilities and Duties :

    1. Technical communication support to Business Development

  • Product development : Advise on new and develop new product and service offerings for Stratcomm Africa
  • Proposal Development : Develop technical proposals for pitching to potential clients and in response to request For Proposals.
  • Ensure that business development department and operations (records unit ) are consistently provided summaries of communication tasks undertaken for inclusion in corporate profiles as appropriate
  • Participate in pitching for new assignments
  • 2. Client Communication Needs Analysis

  • Examines annual operational / marketing plans of clients to determine their communication needs
  • 3. Concept and proposal development

  • Gathers data on client communication needs to inform the development of appropriate communication concepts and proposals to meet their needs
  • Develops Communication proposals, concepts, strategies and plans for clients. This should include concepts, proposals, strategies and plans for digital communication.
  • Presents strategies, concepts and proposals to clients
  • 4. Support clients to undertake their communications activities as follows :

    a. Editorial Material development

  • Speeches
  • Press Releases
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Feature articles
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures etc
  • b. Spokesperson preparation

  • Works with clients to identify and train appropriate spokespersons for effectively delivering on client messages.
  • c. Support Channel selection and deployment

  • Works with clients to select appropriate channels for delivering on messages and activities.
  • d. Awareness and knowledge creation

  • Provides required support to clients in generating awareness and knowledge about their products and services.
  • e. Supports clients with building, managing and sustaining relationships with stakeholders.

    f. Media management and relationship building

    Supports client with media relations and management as follows :

  • Information sharing
  • Provides information on client’s operations to the media.
  • Arranges press coverage for clients’ activities as required.
  • Relationship building
  • Cultivates and maintains good relationships with the media
  • Collates expectations from the media and manage these on behalf of clients.
  • 5. Community Relations

    a. Develop and oversee the implementation of effective community relations plans including the following :

  • Formative research
  • Strategy development - information and programme communication, Development and implementation of CSR policies, programmes etc.
  • 6. Develop Communication Research Concepts instruments

  • Oversees the delivery of Communication Research with reports that include analysis and interpretation of data with relevant recommendations.
  • 7. Monitoring

    Reviews media reports and other documents to facilitate the development of country reports to guide the Organization’s work.

    These reports may include but not limited to the following :

  • Print, electronic and digital media publications / broadcasts
  • State of the nation Address
  • National budget statements
  • Speeches and other pronouncements of Public sector decision makers and other national regional and community influencers relevant to the Organization’s operations.
  • National development related documents
  • Reviews national position papers and advises on possible impacts on Stratcomm Africa’s operations as well as its clients.
  • 8. Planning and Reporting

  • Develops annual plans from which weekly, monthly and quarterly reports are developed.
  • Prepares reports on work done for clients as required.
  • Supervises the preparation of reports on work done for clients by staff of the department.
  • 9. Supervision / People Management

  • Provides technical communication input to the work of components in the Communications Department
  • Directly supervises the development and implementation of annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly plans
  • Supports the development of reports on the work of the department
  • Undertakes assessment of assigned staff
  • Assists in the evaluation and development of technical capabilities of the Communications staff
  • Job Holder Entry Requirements

    Education & Related Experience :

  • A second Degree in Communications
  • At least 10 years’ post-qualification work experience
  • Experience in the media industry
  • Considerable Agency experience
  • Strength in communication research and digital communication
  • Strong management skills
  • Membership of Professional Communications body
  • Ability to manage at least four accounts (mix bag of major and small accounts)
  • Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs and cover letter to Careers stratcomm-africa.com by 28th February 2020.

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