Prospectus is excited to be exclusively working with ESSA (Education Sub Saharan Africa) to recruit their new Communications Manager. This is a brilliant opportunity to 'bridge the gap' between a variety of audiences, in Europe, Africa and globally.
Created in 2016, ESSA is a UK registered charity advocating and actively working for more systematic cooperation and investment in the Tertiary Education space. Their aim is to join up, inform, inspire and increase impact for everyone investing in education in sub-Saharan Africa. With a billion more people on the continent within a generation, quality Tertiary Education will be a main driver of socio-economic transformation, if young people can find or create work and if their education allows them to do so.
Working with the senior leadership team, this pivotal role will lead on the development and implementation of ESSA's external and internal communication strategy. You will employ an analytical and evidence based approach to identifying and engaging audiences, whilst acting as brand guardian and positioning ESSA as the 'go to place' for partners and investors interested in supporting Tertiary Education. You will recognise the importance of digital tools and resources in helping to reach audiences and amplify messaging, while also being responsible for the websites, social networks and other channels. This role is essential for ESSA to communicate their interest and support effectively between the corporate world and the education communities.
You will possess a strong track record in developing and implementing communication strategies, while also being an exceptional writer; comfortable gauging their style to a variety of audiences and employing a range of mediums to achieve this. Alongside excellent stakeholder management skills, you will have a track record of articulating a brand identity and delivering it consistently. This unique role will suit a committed communications professional with a strong interest in Africa and the value of education.
To apply, please submit a Word Document version of your CV; cover letters are not required at this stage. A full job description will be provided to candidates shortlisted by Prospectus.
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