Media and Communications Manager at Slum2School Africa

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Slum2School is a volunteer-driven development organization transforming the society by empowering underserved children in slums and remote communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills, and psychosocial support to enable them to realize their full potential and become social reformers. Founded in 2012, we recognize that there are severe shortcomings in the educational sector in Africa and in this area, we are committed to transforming the lives of Africa’s most precious resource – her children.

We provide educational scholarships, create safe learning spaces, use 21st century pedagogy and technology to improve learning outcomes and provide several other health and psychosocial supports for underserved children in slums and hard to reach communities. This is achieved by collaborating with the government, private sector, individuals, civil society organizations and other developmental agencies towards building a resourceful and sustainable network. Most importantly building a network of socially responsible community of volunteers committed to social reformation. We envision a world where every child has access to quality education, good health, and a happy family.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Media and Communications Manager

Location: Lagos

Description of Role

  • The Communications Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring Slum2School’s media and communications / content marketing strategy geared towards increasing brand awareness, local and global positioning of the Slum2School brand through authentic storytelling, meeting the necessary fundraising targets through tailored media marketing campaigns and relevant conversions in other Slum2School campaigns.
  • The Communication Coordinator is responsible for creative storytelling and design campaigns, establishing effective communication channels with all departmental / project managers to stay abreast of happenings within the organization for necessary concept development and strategy implementation.

Core Responsibilities

  • Creating compelling and targeted content for the Slum2School brand across necessary platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Blog / Website, Google, etc.)
  • Building (grow) and managing Slum2School’s community across media platforms.
  • Providing strategy for Slum2School’s visual storytelling unit.
  • Developing copies, press releases, strategies for successful fundraising campaigns, recruitment campaigns, or any campaigns run by the organization.
  • Running targeted email campaigns, digital ads, to meet the organization’s fundraising goals.
  • Monthly reports and assessments of strategies, outcomes, the impact of media, and communication strategies.
  • Liaising with volunteer teams in the Brand Management, Media & Communications Department to deliver on the goals for the department.
  • Collating content and publishing Slum2School’s Annual Report
  • Liaising with external media houses (print, editorial, electronic, etc.) to strengthen and improve brand awareness, visibility, and program / campaign results.
  • Managing Slum2School’s internal communication (memos, email updates to volunteers, etc.).
  • Managing external communications with stakeholders (email updates to stakeholders).
  • Ensuring the optimization of all Slum2School’s content for global reach and visibility.

Reporting Relationships:

  • The Media and Communication Manager will report to the Head of Operations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or other related areas.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a related role.
  • Proven record of public relations or social media engagement in a for-profit or nonprofit organization.
  • Proven record of leadership skills at a mid or senior organizational level.

Skills:

  • Passion and Enthusiasm for Slum2School’s mission and an unwavering commitment to making Slum2School a high-performing Pan-African Development organization.
  • Interest and/or previous experience in the NGO or development sector.
  • Experience with creating and leading a diverse and energetic staff, including an ability to motivate individuals and foster team spirit.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage teams, departments, and projects simultaneously.
  • Professionalism, empathy, and the ability to work as part of a team, maintain a sense of humor, and interact with a diverse array of people from all walks of life.
  • Strong relationship, people, and communication management skills.
  • Exceptional strategic planning abilities, attention to detail, and delivery.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, uses sound, independent judgment, and discretion, and seeks guidance and feedback where appropriate – a doer as well as a manager.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; highly organized with concern for detail and a commitment to rigor.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  31st May, 2022.

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