Communications Manager

Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryCommunications
Communications Manager• Job Type: Full Time • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND • Experience: 5 years • Location: Abuja • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit
Position OverviewThe Communications Manager at Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) is a vital role responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the organization's communication strategies to enhance its brand visibility, increase public awareness, and support fundraising efforts. The Communications Manager will play a crucial role in driving the organization's message and impact, both internally and externally, to various stakeholders, partners, and the general public.
Key ResponsibilitiesCommunication Strategy: • Develop and execute a comprehensive communication strategy aligned with AYGF's mission, vision, and goals. • Identify target audiences and tailor communication approaches to effectively reach and engage them.
Content Creation• Create compelling and engaging content for various communication channels, including press releases, articles, blogs, social media posts, newsletters, and website updates. • Collaborate with program teams to gather information on project achievements, success stories, and impact to showcase AYGF's work effectively.
Media Relations• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to secure media coverage and increase the organization's media presence. • Coordinate press conferences, media interviews, and media visits to promote AYGF's initiatives.
Digital and Social Media• Manage the organization's social media platforms and develop strategies to grow the online community, drive engagement, and increase followership. • Monitor and analyze social media performance and implement adjustments for improved impact.
Public Relations• Develop and implement public relations campaigns to raise awareness about AYGF's activities, events, and achievements. • Respond to inquiries from the public, media, and partners in a timely and professional manner.
Brand Management• Ensure consistent branding across all communication materials and platforms to maintain a strong and recognizable AYGF brand identity for the ongoing projects. • Develop branding guidelines and ensure compliance across the organization.
Internal Communications• Facilitate effective internal communication by disseminating relevant information, updates, and organizational news to staff and stakeholders. • Organize staff workshops or training sessions to improve communication skills and promote a culture of effective communication within the organization.
Fund Raising Support• Collaborate with the fundraising team to develop communication materials for donor outreach, grant applications, and fundraising campaigns. • Assist in crafting compelling stories to demonstrate the impact of AYGF's programs on beneficiaries.
Requirements• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, BSc in Marketing or relevant field. • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in a communications role. • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (In Design/Photoshop). • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. • Good time management and organizational skills. • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms. • Proven work experience as a social media manager with the NGO sector • Hands on experience in content management • Excellent copywriting skills • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video) • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics • Knowledge of online marketing channels • Familiarity with web design • Excellent communication skills and Public Speaking skills • Analytical and multitasking skills • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. • Knowledge of issues related to youth development, education, and sustainable development in Africa is desirable. • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with media outlets and key stakeholders.
ReportingThe Communications Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the various program teams and fundraising department.
Closing Date21st September, 2023.

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