Job opportunity: Senior Communications Manager

Job opportunity: Senior Communications Manager
Job opportunity: Senior Communications Manager

À propos de l’offre d’emploi

At the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation we work everyday to catalyze Africa's economic transformation through social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and promoting progressive policies that create economic opportunities for all. Our team members are our greatest assets and we work hard to ensure their professional goals are being attained.

As an organization we are guided by strong core values (Integrity, Innovation, Diversity, Think Big and Leadership) and we seek change makers who embody these values to join our team and make a difference across the continent.

We are seeking a diligent, confident and innovative communications expert with substantial management experience for the role of Senior Communications Manager. The management position comes with great responsibility, not only in managing the team but building the reputation and brand of the Foundation. Managing this brand involves developing marketing and communication strategies, understanding the importance of timing and setting, responding to crises and setbacks, overseeing a team of diverse communications roles and ensuring that information released is consistent with the strategy at large. This fulltime position will be based in Yaounde. You will be expected to supervise a team of eight.

Key responsibilities
  • Control the flow of information between the Foundation and the Public
  • Along with the communications manager, Senior Communications Manager will determine the flow of marketing strategies, direct public relations campaigns and act as the face of the Foundation at media and other public relations events
  • Implement a cohesive communications strategy.
  • Oversee a diversely skilled communications team.
  • Coordinate and feed the different communications platforms
  • Assist in crisis management and pre-emptive planning.
  • Cultivate an environment of readiness and alertness.
  • Maintain an awareness of the Foundation’s risks and threats.
  • Manage all media relations.
  • Assist in drafting communications budgets.
  • Ensure quality control of all information released.
  • Assist in the capacity building of the communications team
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • A self-starter with ability to operate independently
  • MBA or advanced degree in Communications, Marketing or related field;
  • At least five year’s working experience in a communications field;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French is required;
  • Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies
  • Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.
  • Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.
  • Strong, confident and collaborative leadership.
  • Good understanding of the importance of social media and be comfortable editing and posting in social media formats;
  • Substantive understanding of policy issues and trends in the area of communication
  • Must be able to work independently against deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working with civil society organizations is an advantage;
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


All applications must be submitted using the online portal below.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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