Solina Group is recruiting for fulltime Communications Specialist.
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
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.
Develop and execute an organizational communications strategy
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
Min Required Experience:
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
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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