Communications Executive

Ventures Platform Foundation is a social impact organization focused on creating an Africa with sustainable and inclusive wealth by building and supporting entrepreneurs and innovators who leverage technology in creating solutions to Africa’s most urgent problems. We are committed to building capacity in young people especially females to leverage technology and sustainable enterprise in creating these solutions.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Communications ExecutiveLocation: KadunaJob Descriptions The Kaduna State Government has launched the Click-On Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program. The program is supported by the World Bank Group, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Ventures Platform (VP).The Click-On Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Incubation Program aims to provide training and mentorship to tech startup teams in Kaduna on cutting edge digital entrepreneurship skills and lean startup methodologies.It will also aim to help build a foundation for a vibrant tech community in Kaduna. Emphasis will be placed on supporting female-led startups.Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe VP team is looking to hire an experienced and professional candidate as Communications Officer, to support the team in implementing the outlined communications strategy for the success of the program. This position requires a candidate who is creative, meticulous, collaborative and has abilities in executing communication strategies.The incubation program will run for 6 months in Kaduna and in that time a total of 180 participants, of which at least 60 women, will be trained.The duties of the Communications Officer will be to:Design a communications strategy for this program.Implement the communications strategy designed for this program in collaboration with management.Prepare and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, media reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the program’s activities.Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews relevant to enhancing the public image of the program.Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists and maintain a media database relevant to promoting the program.Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the Click-On Kaduna brand, impact, and coordinate publicity events as required.Maintain records of media coverage and collate relevant media analytics and metrics.Oversee all creative inputs on program’s communications and publications.Support the team in any other task geared towards the success of the incubation program. 

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