Communications / PR Trainee – Young Professional Development Programme at LEAP Africa

LEAP Africa is a non-profit organization focused on raising dynamic, innovative, and principled leaders who will drive positive transformation in Africa. We provide relevant and tailored interventions that support effective youth transitions in the area of education, entrepreneurship & employability, civic participation, and social mobility for young Africans.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Young Professional Development Programme – Communications / PR Trainee

Location: Lagos
Position: Full-time

The Programme

  • The Young Professional Development Programme is a project aimed at raising emerging leaders  in the development sector in Africa. It is designed to equip fresh graduates with the right knowledge, skills, tools and essential training needed to accelerate their career development, professional potential and opportunities for global exposure. In the end the full potential of the individual is attained.
  • This programme is one of  LEAP Africa’s premier innovations, and it is solely targeted at refining the talents in young graduates.
  • It is a well structured 12 months post NYSC on-the-job training experience, with hands-on supervisory mentorship that builds the young graduate’s key strengths, equipping them with the capacity to create positive and lasting impact  in communities across Africa. Hence the skills gap between school learning and practical real world implementation will be bridged by this programme.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support the planning and execution of all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns.
  • Support the management of LEAP Africa’s social media presence.
  • Support the measurement and reporting of performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assets against goals (ROI and KPIs).
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimise spending and performance on all digital marketing platforms.
  • Support the achievements of communications and marketing objectives.
  • Support the design and implementation of the organisation’s social media strategy, ensuring successful system deployment in line with the organisation’s goal.
  • Support and ensure seamless execution of social media content calendars and schedules.
  • Support with content writing and development of articles and creating visibility for the organisation.
  • Monitor, measure and analyse the performance of content using analytics every quarter across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, LEAP blog)
  • Support in creating multi-media productions for the organisation, including commercials, short documentaries, audio messages and videos in various internet formats.

Criteria for selection:

  • Minimum of B.Sc Degree from an accredited university.
  • Must have completed the NYSC programme with not more than 2 years working experience.
  • Not more than 27 years.
  • Candidates should be based in Lagos and able to commit to 12 months at LEAP Africa.
  • An individual with strong commitment to social change, a history of volunteering is an added advantage.
  • Innovation driven, rather than embracing status quo
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit with passion for excellence.
  • Engagement in extracurricular activities in school or community is an added advantage.

The required candidate Should possess the Following:

  • Proficiency in the G-Suite, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Interest and experience in WordPress.
  • Technology savvy and able to adapt tech tools to create innovative services and products.
  • Interest and experience in social media management and campaign development;
  • Basic knowledge of Google analytics.
  • Good writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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