Communications Assistant

Date Posted: Sept. 29, 2022, 5:11 a.m.

Corporate Staffing Services

Job Description

Field of duties and responsibilities

Digital Engagement

  • Consolidate information from the Global and National working groups to create a content calendar and content strategy.
  • Create graphics, edit audio and video on an ad hoc basis to support the programmes and internal service departments.
  • Assisting in management of YWCA’s external communications and advocacy initiatives
  • Create and disseminate digital reports for relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Keep an updated media contact list
  • Updating new content, editing and posting on social media and website as required.
  • Preparing templates for presentations and formatting reports.
  • Help in the implementation of internal and external communications strategy.
  • Initiating digital campaigns to support the programmes and advocacy initiatives of various projects.

Programme Support and Internal Communications:

  • Identify the most effective media platforms to communicate different messaging and content.
  • Assist the Programmes team in drafting, editing and proofreading of fact sheets, briefs, articles, press releases, op-eds, and other content.
  • Design and develop creative communication and marketing products.
  • Photograph and film events and document stories of change (for social media, donors, articles, etc.);
  • Contribute to and strengthen fundraising proposals and project reports.
  • Tracking and Monitoring of hashtags, analytics marketing trends, partner and donor trends.
  • Ensure organizational milestones related to communications and marketing the Association are achieved on time and within budget.
  • Update notice-boards periodically.

Media Relations:

  • Develop and implement media strategy that advances YWCA’s visibility.
  • Pitch stories to local community and other media networks and conduct recorded video/audio interviews.
  • Coordinate responses to incoming media inquiries, review of press releases, and relevant news coverage monitoring.

General Functions:

  • Assist with general administration in the IT & Communications department.
  • Assist with general office tasks as may be assigned.

Job Specification and other Information Related to the Job

Level of Education / Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related from a recognized university. Above average knowledge of Social Media will be an added advantage

Other Competencies / abilities / skills required

  • Graphic Design
  • Confidentiality and Integrity
  • Time Management
  • Web Content Development
  • Analytical
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication Skills
  • Strong attention to details

Relevant Job experience

  • At least Two (2) years’ experience in communication and media related field. An NGO experience is desired.

How To Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; kindly send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to [email protected] or [email protected]

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