Regional Communications Manager Job in Nigeria

 Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is a global health organization that aims to save millions of lives by reducing preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and preventing infectious disease epidemics. Since September 2017, the Prevent Epidemics team at RTSL has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and academic and other partners to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. Some key initiatives include Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness (PMEP) to grow institutional leadership and management capabilities and 7-1-7 to establish a global goal for early detection and response.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Communications Manager, Africa

 Nigeria (Remote)

Employment Type: Full-time

Position Purpose

  • Resolve to Save Lives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Regional Communications Manager for Africa. Reporting to Resolve to Save Lives’ Director of Communications and working closely with our Nigeria and Ethiopia leadership teams, the Regional Communications Manager for Africa supports the development of a communication strategy for the region and develops, coordinates and evaluates communication projects to support RTSL initiatives in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced and collaborative environment. You’re a creative thinker, have a track record of taking initiative and meticulously executing multiple projects. You are a superb writer, excellent editor and have experience distilling complex information to craft compelling content. Importantly, you’re interested in learning more about a wide range of communications, are passionate about our mission and have experience working with a global team.

Core Responsibilities
Communications Strategy, Planning and Delivery:

  • Serve as communications team point of contact for RTSL programs in Ethiopia, Nigeria and DRC. Work closely with our in-country communications points of contact. Develop and implement communications plans to support program goals for sodium reduction, trans fat elimination, hypertension control and epidemic prevention, as needed.
  • Coordinate communications projects related to RTSL’s programs in Ethiopia, Nigeria and DRC. Coordination responsibilities include developing detailed workplans, setting deadlines, creating agendas and hosting meetings, using project management software, tracking progress and keeping project stakeholders informed.
  • Serve as a liaison to communications staff embedded in health departments and partner organizations.  
  • Provide technical assistance to national and state stakeholders and partners in Africa to address the needs for communications materials, activities and strategies in Ethiopia, Nigeria and DRC. Develop and implement strategies to support them.
  • Editing and managing the review process for materials developed by the program teams, such as technical documents, toolkits, speech and panel remarks, presentations; collecting and addressing feedback from stakeholders including the program team and partners; developing products such as fact sheets, OpEds, newsletters and success stories.  
  • Compile available communications materials and develop new materials as needed to support program efforts, such as fact sheets, brochures, posters, OpEds, blogs, success stories, panel remarks, newsletters and other project collateral
  • Participate in domestic and global knowledge sharing in communications strategies and materials, such as sharing lessons learned across country teams.
  • Support RTSL’s Africa-based staff with speaking engagements, including PowerPoint development and public speaking training.
  • Provide content updates for related to our work in Africa. 

Media Relations:

  • Work with the RTSL media team to identify and prioritize local media outlets, and develop a relationship plan identifying responsibilities for engaging with each outlet. Provide timely responses to media enquiries.
  • Develop key media briefing materials, including media interview prep materials, briefing documents and press releases.  
  • Develop media tracking for our Africa-based programs, incorporating key words, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Provide advice and guidance on standard operating procedures for managing relationships with media outlets.  
  • Liaise with the RTSL core media team on social media content.

Brand Management:

  • Manage the RTSL brand in Ethiopia, Nigeria and DRC, providing internal training to colleagues on the brand and ensuring brand compliance across our communication channels.  
  • Provide training to partners on proper use of the brand and ensure brand compliance across our communication channels.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Health Science Education, Public Relations and Marketing or similar
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional specialized experience in communications, PR and/or marketing
  • Demonstrated experience in archiving and publishing project learning materials and quality storytelling products

Skills & Attributes:

  • Outstanding writing and editing skills with sample blogs, OpEds, and/or short essays
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral
  • Experience with media intelligence platforms (e.g. Critical Mention), email marketing services (e.g. Mailchimp), social media channels and content management systems
  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Strong knowledge of managing web-based knowledge management systems is a plus
  • Understanding of intellectual properties, media production, graphic design, and photography standards
  • Background in health communication and advocacy with a nonprofit is a plus
  • Self-motivated, meticulously organized, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Cross-cultural competence with sensitivity to cultural norms, different perspectives, expectations and ways of communicating
  • Fluency in English language is essential and working proficiency in French is desired

Experience Preferred:

  • Agency experience preferred; international development, government, public health and/or nonprofit experience, a plus.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Some international travel required
  • Able and willing to work remotely and to attend occasional in-person convenings
  • Able to work flexibly to accommodate a global work environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online