Communications Manager
RED
Bryanston,, JHB, ZAF
1d ago

ABOUT ONE

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s supporters are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists.

They take action day in, day out organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values.

Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The Communications Manager will lead ONE in Africa’s media outreach. He / she will develop the Africa Communication Strategy for ONE in Africa and support the implementation of media strategies in ONE priority markets at key moments.

The role will work closely with ONE’s global communications team and country teams across Africa to ensure ONE’s messaging across the continent is communicated most accurately and compellingly, through media platforms that inform and engage policymakers, citizens, and ONE s target audiences.

This is a full-time opportunity reporting directly to the Africa Executive Director and will be part of ONE's global communications network.

It will be based in either Johannesburg, Dakar, or Abuja office.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL

Communications strategy and planning

  • Lead the development and implementation of ONE in Africa s annual communications and media strategies, campaigns, and other events and ensure alignment with the Building out ONE-In-Africa plan
  • In partnership with the global communications team, develop and implement strategies to tell the story of ONE in Africa and to amplify African voices globally.
  • Localizing elements of ONE’s global communications strategy for the African market.
  • Regularly supervise and analyze media coverage of relevant issues across the continent and identify trends and opportunities for ONE.
  • External Communications (Media relations, Press liaison, etc.)

  • Manage the relationship with media partners in African countries for specific projects as needed. This includes maintaining an up to date database of media organizations and partners.
  • Pitching high quality and compelling story ideas and securing coverage in regional, national, international, and industry media (print, broadcast, and online media)
  • Lead the development and implementation of proactive and reactive media strategies as required;
  • Create informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, articles for publication.
  • Organizing press events, handling interviews requests, and responding to requests from media relating to ONE in Africa and its work
  • Proactively create media interview opportunities, prepare and brief ONE spokespeople.
  • In collaboration with the Partnerships and Influencer Engagement Manager;
  • Identify and structure media partnerships and relationships in ways that extend the reach and impact of ONE and its partners.
  • Effectively harness ONE Ambassadors to generate appropriate media presence for ONE's activities and objectives in African markets.
  • Communication products

    Product Creation

  • Lead the creation of communication products (including audio-visual products) for both internal and external partners
  • Lead the creation of timely and effective communications materials in reaction to meaningful, relevant, fast-moving events in Africa when necessary.
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure that all content produced aligns with the organizational directives, policies, and guidelines regarding issues such as (but not limited to) use of language, visual products, tone, etc.
  • Product Review

  • Provide input to the preparation of briefings for ONE’s senior staff / high profile advocates in their interactions with government and civil society leaders.
  • In collaboration with the Policy and Advocacy Manager, review, fact-check, and edit as necessary all media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination and amplification
  • Metrics Tracking & Reporting

  • Develop and share regular media reports to supervise trends and results
  • Maintain an accurate record of all media hits generated by ONE in Africa in a calendar year.
  • Content and campaigns collaboration

  • The role will work closely with the Campaigns team to design, implement and evaluate ONE in Africa communication campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the creative, campaigns, and digital leads to design and implement communications and campaign strategies.
  • Contribute to production and development of web content as needed
  • Internal communications

  • Prepare and disseminate regular updates on programs to internal partners as identified and as needed.
  • Responsible for the organization-wide socialization of the Building out ONE-In-Africa Plan
  • Collaborate with market leads to align all communication activities for consistency across ONE in Africa markets
  • Providing critical communications counsel to staff and volunteers
  • WHAT YOU BRING TO ONE

  • A Bachelor's degree in Media, Communications, or related field is preferred
  • 6+ year's relevant professional experience working in a Sub-Saharan African country, ideally within the international development sector in a communications or media role.
  • Consistent track record of delivering effective media and communications strategies for advocacy purposes with elite, and popular media and specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to turn complex policy information into accessible products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience of influencing partners and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships.
  • A commitment to ONE’s aims and a clear understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning and media work.
  • Experience in leading people.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment, across time zones, with the flexibility to respond to a constantly evolving work environment and shifting deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Fluent English essential. Familiarity with other languages of the AU desirable.
  • Ability to consistently apply sound judgment and make good and responsible decisions.
  • OTHER ATTRIBUTES

  • An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global matrix organization.
  • Highly organized, analytical, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Collaborative approach and strong interpersonal skills
  • Remain positive in high pressure and stressful situations.
  • Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Action-oriented and results-focused
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Independent problem solver
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Fluency in English required. Familiarity with other languages of the AU desirable.

    TRAVEL

    Regional and International travel possible.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The remote work environment at the time of hire. In-office work options available and standard office work environment in the future when appropriate to facilitate.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Are you ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease? Please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening at ONE jobs!

  • ONE is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please visit the Contact Us page on the web;
  • www.one.org / us / about / contact / ). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

    ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

    Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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