Communications & Conference Manager, Africa Job

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Title: Communications & Conference Manager, Africa, 

Industry: NGO,

Department: Program,

Preferred Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Johannesburg, South Africa ,

Salary: Competitive,

Our Client is an International organization that works to ensure the delivery of life-saving health products, technologies, and information to those who need them the most. They seek to hire a Communications & Conference Manager – Africa with a strong understanding of and extensive experience with communication best practices, media relations, event and conference planning, and stakeholder engagement. 

Key Roles Responsibilities: 

Media and Communications

  • Make complex concepts accessible and actionable to a wide audience by developing key messages, fact sheets, social media posts, and creative digital materials and mobilizing teams accordingly
  • Advance existing and build new relationships with top-tier media outlets so that our clients’ efforts receive the best coverage for advancing their goals
  • Elevate the voice and expertise of high-level influencers by crafting opinion pieces and other media outputs, prepping them for interviews, and providing ongoing counsel
  • Leverage trends in media coverage, key announcements, new evidence, and high-level conversations to further strategies that work on behalf of client interests
  • Develop compelling narratives for communication content that can take the form of human-interest stories, case studies, newsletters, podcasts, videos, etc.
  • Draft/edit policy documents, technical materials, project reports, etc. 

Event and Conference Management 

  • Oversee high-level conferences and events, including identifying speakers, moderators, and attendees; developing agendas and thematic content; and integrating creative session formats and presentations
  • Build an understanding of key conference topics and themes 
  • Strategically position the conference to reach target audiences and key stakeholders 
  • Maintain fully updated agenda, speaker lists, and speaker biographies
  • Develop session briefs to guide panels and plenaries; liaise with speakers and moderators to prepare them for speaking engagements  
  • Develop promotional materials such as conference brochures, newsletters, and social media content; oversee the design of relevant conference collateral 
  • Create communication campaigns to raise awareness of and generate momentum for the conference 
  • Get organizers/partners on the same page through careful coordination, relationship management, and message alignment.

Client/Project/Team Management

  • Oversee major deliverables in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Manage project work plans, teams, and budgets to ensure timely completion of client deliverables 
  • Lead client calls and meetings and keep the senior management informed of project development
  • Coach junior staff members on writing, client-facing interactions, and time management skills
  • Ensure quality control for project processes and documents 
  • Represent the organization at external meetings and events 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a related field
  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • Public health and/or global development experience
  • Experience working across cultures and geographies 
  • Experience with Adobe Suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) or Canva
  • Proficiency in another language (French, Portuguese, Arabic)
  • Experience in communications, public relations, or journalism
  • Exceptional writing skills 
  • Experience planning large events or conferences 
  • Experience managing teams 
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills 
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Communications & Conference Manager, Africa) to on/before 30th August 2021

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