Implementation of the strategic direction of the Communications function of Stratcomm Africa
Minimum Qualification : MBA / MSc
Experience Level : Senior level
Experience Length : 10 years
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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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 :
Provides information on client’s operations to the media.
Arranges press coverage for clients’ activities as required.
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 :
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.
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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