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Communications Officer At British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)

Date Posted: 11/Jun/2019
Deadline: Not Specified

British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATN Foundation) is an independent charitable organization with a mandate to support sustainable agriculture development and improve the livelihoods of those living in rural communities with special emphasis on smallholder farmers.

Communications Officer

Job Number:  18838
Location: Lagos
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Non-management
Appointment Type: Permanent

Job Description

  • British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATN Foundation) is seeking a new colleague to handle all communication platforms and activities in Lagos, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation and conduct of an assessment of the communication needs (at the level of projects, country program and corporate change initiatives).
  • Development and implementation of a communications and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy and communications needs assessment.
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of BATN Foundation’s program during formulation.
  • Active participation in the United Nations Private Sector Advisory Group, ensuring substantial contribution to all activities.
  • Take the lead on identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to public debates on key development issues.
  • Planning and implementation of public information campaigns on BATN Foundation agricultural programs.
  • Promotion, adaptation and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications.
  • Organization of media activities including roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews and media launches in collaboration with the Media Associate.
  • Forge a strong relationship with Government Communication Officers and support national capacity development in the field of communication.
  • Preparation of sustainability reports, education and community awareness activities as required to support program delivery.
  • Support (prepare talking points and background briefs) the organization on high-level missions, events, launches and press conferences.
  • Partner with media to arrange interviews and coverage of emerging missions and events.
  • Facilitate engagement with nationally known personalities and help to organize special events and activities to support country program goals.
  • Proactive content management, including production of new content, ensuring that the website and intranet are frequently updated, meet BATN Foundation’s corporate requirements and that all uploaded material is consistent.
  • Promotion of good information management and knowledge building in the organization as well as with partners and the general public.

Requirements in terms of Education/Experience/Skills

  • An advanced university degree in communication, social sciences or in a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in communication.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills in English.
  • Experience in planning, executing, and monitoring communications strategies.
  • Proven experience in photography and editing skills.
  • Experience with web content management and web standards (XHTML/CSS).
  • Proven ability to use current office software applications and software such as PageMaker/Publisher, QuarkXPress PowerPoint, Photoshop.
  • Experience working in collaboration with the private sector to advance an agenda or reach a desired population will be an added advantage.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in social marketing.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse team.

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