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Branding / Media and Communications Intern at Skills Outside School Foundation

Skills Outside School Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation registered as in IT (70340) in June 2014 at the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria and a Company Limited by Guarantee (09365183) at the Companies House, UK.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Branding / Media and Communications Intern

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy Development & Implementation:

  • Drive the development and implementation of SOSF Communications Strategy to the key target audience.
  • Development and implementation of the departmental budget and annual workplan, including implementation & continuous update of the organization’s content calendar
  • Handle strategic external communication planning and implementation including development of brand & marketing collateral, coordination of events, and building & maintaining strategic alliances

Brand Management:

  • Develop diverse brand material and communication tools for official website, social media (such as newsletters, YouTube, Instagram etc) and other traditional media platforms

Partner and stakeholder relations:

  • Prepare communication and fundraising materials, coordinate fundraising drives and onboard and manage partners & stakeholders
  • Source and Coordinate SOSF external media engagements and visibility across seminars, conferences and roundtables
  • Organize and lead strategic events and activities
  • Production of quality and timely content to highlight SOSF achievements across its 3 pillars for stakeholder and partner relations.

External Engagement and Media Relations:

  • Prepare the SOSF team for media and public speaking opportunities and act as editor for external communications materials
  • Represent SOSF in various communications forums and meetings
  • Build and maintain relationships with media contacts and key public sector allies.

Social and Traditional Media Management:

  • Manage, maintain and update SOSF social media platforms (website, blog, Youtube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using creative content and leveraging on effective storytelling
  • Conduct continuous research on education, employability, entrepreneurship trends and insights to inform our audience

Documentation:

  • Maintain and coordinate usage of, and manage a media archive and information resource centre eg Pictures, videos, research, reports, etc

Requirements
Education:

  • A University Degree in Public Relations, Languages, English, Communications, Mass communications, Theatre Arts, Drama, Film, Business Management or a related field of study

Experience:

  • Minimum three years’ work experience in a similar position, preferably in an NGO, or in a corporate organization.
  • Marketing and fundraising experience is a plus
  • Experience writing for different purposes
  • Experience with engaging and contacts in traditional media
  • Experience with storytelling, especially for development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in media and communication space

Skills:

  • Creativity and Strategic Thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritise work, and meet deadlines
  • Track record in brand management and development of brand collateral
  • Strong stakeholder management skills is a plus
  • Ability to analyse and present detailed information
  • Ability to take proactive actions that are necessary to produce results and work independently/with little guidance.
  • Excellent communication skills, including excellent skills in social media platform usage
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs)

Deadline: 16th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of motivation, portfolio and CV to: sosfrecruitment@zohomail.com copying recruitment@skillsoutsideschool.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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