Networking HIV and AIDS Community of Southern Africa NPC (NACOSA), a dynamic NGO in the HIV/AIDS field, is inviting suitably qualified candidates within South Africa for the following position to be taken up at Century City office – Cape Town.
Job Title: Communications Officer
Location: Century City, Western Cape, South Africa
Reference #: 202204-COM
Contract Type: Contract
Salary: Market Related
The Communications Officer will support the Head of Communications in the execution of the content, PR and media strategies to amplify our work and raise the voices of marginalized people across South Africa. We are looking for a stellar individual with exceptional verbal and written skills to support a digitally savvy strategic communications plan.
•Contribute creatively to the development of communications and content plans for programmes and advocacy campaigns.
•Source success stories and case studies and interview programme staff, partners and beneficiaries.
•Draft copy for website/s, press releases, social media, newsletters, video or radio scripts.
•Support the sourcing and administration of photography, videography, merchandise, design and printing suppliers.
•Develop content calendars and upload content to social media and the website.
•Create digital and other content for use across NACOSA’s communications channels.
•Monitor digital, print and broadcast media to identify suitable marketing and business development opportunities for NACOSA.
•Develop and maintain relationships with relevant media.
•Coordinate media interviews and briefings of NACOSA spokespeople.
•Collate coverage of NACOSA or its programmes.
•Conduct social listening activities for NACOSA and its programmes.
•Drive communications and advocacy within NACOSA and its network.
•Provide communications support and coordination at NACOSA networking events and campaigns.
•Provide guidance, input and advice into NACOSA and network advocacy campaigns.
•Draft copy for internal communications bulletins.
•Contribute to the development of internal communications plans and campaigns
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
•A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.
•Minimum 5 years’ experience in communications, marketing and/or public relations.
•Demonstrable experience in digital marketing, including social media content creation.
•Be fluent in English and Xhosa (written and verbal).
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact confidently with stakeholders at all levels.
•Advanced Word and Powerpoint skills and competent in Excel.
•Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and the WordPress content management system would be an advantage.
•Excellent organisational and time management skills, with exceptional attention to detail.
•Be creative, solutions-oriented and self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.
•Experience of health and behaviour change communications and messaging would be an advantage.
•Be willing to travel nationally on occasion.
•Must reside within Cape Town, Western Cape
Application Deadline: 06/05/2022
•Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks consider your application as unsuccessful. NACOSA reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position.
•NACOSA respects the privacy of its stakeholders and will treat all personal information provided in line with our recruitment policy and in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act.