CAPAX 360 Job Recruitment for Corporate Communications Officer

CAPAX 360 – At Capax360, we leverage the distinctive strengths of our people and decades of experience across various industries to provide our clients with a diversified range of bespoke services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Corporate Communications Officer

Location: Lagos
Reports To: CEO
Unit: Operations
Level/Job Grade: Associate

Job Description

  • The Corporate Communications Officer will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing the Company as well as its subsidiaries’ communications strategy to drive engagement with internal and external stakeholder groups.
  • He / She will be accountable for building a strong identity, which supports all the company’s group’s initiatives.
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Deliver a clear, integrated communications strategy and plan for the organization in line with its goals and to ensure effective external & internal stakeholder engagement

Communications Material:

  • Develop internal and external communications in support of The company’s’s vision, mission and goals, including written or other materials for newsletters, press releases, fact sheets, op-ed pieces and articles for external communications, brochures, advertisement copy, content for The company’s’s websites and social/online media platforms, speeches, talking points, communication for Executives and Board Members, videos; maintain a range of publications to meet communications goals
  • Media Relations and Stakeholder Management
  • Develop and implement a proactive media & stakeholder engagement strategy; maintain and develop links with local and international media outlets to facilitate good communication and ensure fair and accurate coverage of The company’s and activities.
  • Prepare The company’s Executives & Board of Directors for interviews and public engagements.
  • Create and maintain stakeholder database.
  • Contribute to partnership engagement through creative and interactive strategies, which align, connect and inspire.
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Brand Management:

  • Act as custodian for the The company’s brand. This includes developing visual and other identity guidelines and ensuring implementation and compliance across all channels.
  • Events Management
  • Plan / Execute The company’s internal and external events.
  • Vendor Management
  • Oversee the activities of any engaged PR agencies Communications Consultants.Prepare briefing materials/Requests for Proposal. Source high-quality service providers at reasonable pricing.
  • Issues Management
  • Develop and implement communication strategies.
  • Reporting, Accountability and Performance Management
  • Prepare reports on media coverage and industry trends/news.
  • Prepare periodic report of activities, program and events.
  • Develop metrics for measurement of performance/state of The company’s brand, implementing measurement and reporting.

Budgeting and Planning:

  • Contribute to planning and budgeting sessions; ensure the maintenance of historical records and procedural updates.
  • Overseeing the annual communications budget and ensuring its use is maximised.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A good First Degree from a reputable University.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in a variety of communications disciplines.
  • Advanced Degree in Public Relations, Communication Management is an advantage.
  • Experience in industry (ideally publicly listed) and international environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including ability to write/create specialized communication material such as video scripts).
  • Ability to work across wide range of communication platforms and channels (including social media and video).
  • Stakeholder Management experience.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of communications strategy and plan development, and tactical delivery across a broad range of communications channels.
  • Proven experience of dealing with senior business leaders.
  • Experience in crisis management.
  • Experience in either public or customer-focused communication.
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Others:

  • Sound understanding of news media; well-developed news sense.
  • Honest, responsible and able to fulfil commitments; a person of integrity
  • Experience in managing external agencies and subcontractors.
  • Strong track record of success in developing, managing and delivering internal and external communications strategies in multi-cultural and complex organization.
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to work with people of diverse background and interests.
  • Strong project management/execution skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Emotionally intelligent; knows when to be firm and when to be diplomatic.
  • Good analytical, negotiation and organizing skills.
  • Sound strategic and creative thinking ability; strong analytical skills.
  • Understanding the need for making data-driven decisions.
  • Able to make tough calls and decisions and manage all stakeholders in the process.
  • Proficient in the use of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. and ability to use audio and video.

Application Closing Date
15th May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: recruitment@capax360.com

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