Communications Specialist

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June 12, 2018
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Solina Group is recruiting for fulltime Communications Specialist.

Job Details

Solina Group comprises four subsidiaries that provide a diverse range of services aimed at improving the effectiveness of our clients including governments, businesses, academic institutions and development institutions. Our focus is on delivering lasting value through the work we do, making us trusted advisors to all our clients and partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Specialist

Location: Nigeria

Role Summary

  • The Communications Specialist will lead a team that is responsible for initiating, planning, and managing the Solina’s public communications activities
  • S/he will be responsible for promoting and expanding the reach and impact of Solina’s activities and knowledge products.
  • These include many forms of general, scientific and social media communication.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute an organizational communications strategy
  • Create scientific manuscripts, reports, proposals.
  • Source, draft and disseminate timely and regular content for various communication platforms which include: company website, social media platforms, newsletters and annual reports
  • In liaison with the Program Managers and Program Directors, carry out frequent media monitoring activities to pick out issues of interest on health policy and prepare timely and accurate responses for pitching to media outlets and sharing on Solina communication platforms
  • Take lead in planning and organizing special events to promote Solina program activities
  • Lead the development and implementation of a social media strategy for Solina aimed at influencing policy and increasing awareness on International Development issues
  • Build the capacity of Solina staff and consultants in developing media friendly information (from technical to non-technical content)
  • Identify new and existing public relations initiatives opportunities to promote organizational program activities
     

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Second Class Upper Degree from a reputable University
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations or similar Communications discipline
  • Further relevant postgraduate academic qualification and commensurate work experience will be an advantage

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrate fluency in research writing and communication through technical writing samples
  • Familiarity with public discourse (from both government and society viewpoints) on development issues
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in policy research, and the role of free and paid for media
  • Keen interest in research-to-policy transition
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information
  • General ability to draft clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in non-technical written and oral form
  • Specific skills in writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other partners
  • Ability to organize and implement training and facilitate group processes
  • Ability to plan, manage and work in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
  • Demonstrates professionalism and a positive attitude at all times
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems, web content management systems, desktop publishing and video/audio editing software

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Use link to apply online

Note

  • Attach CV, Cover Letter, Degree Certificates, NYSC Discharge Certificate and technical writing samples in one document. In your application, enter "Communications Specialist" as position applied for
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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