Communications Lead at Ventures Platform Foundation

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 LeadLocation: Abuja.Job DescriptionOur Communications team at VP is growing and we are on the lookout for an amazing candidate who will play a key role in coordinating and managing the internal and external communication activities of Ventures Platform.The role will also be responsible for promoting and nurturing a thriving and vibrant community of Entrepreneurs by adopting series of engaging activities and events; initiating communications geared towards stimulating growth, value and overall profitability/engagement of the community.Job ExpectationsStrategy:This role is accountable for leading the strategic development of communication plans and elevating the organization's corporate profile.Responsible for developing a consistent internal and external corporate brand messaging strategy that is reflected across all VP programs.Develops communications key messages and talking points and manages the implementation across all communications programs.Assist with strategic communication requirements for executive, including presentation storyboards and deck designs, interview talking points and speech writing.Content development:Provide communication support across the entire VP Directorates & VP FundCreate content which is super focused on making VP a thought leader in tech entrepreneurship and early-stage investing in Africa.Generate regular content that highlights the achievements of portfolio companies.Design, proofread and revise communications to be published through all the company’s communication channels.Creating and supporting the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films, and multimedia programs.Web and Social Media Management:Maintaining and updating information on the organization’s website, scheduling and publishing contents on the social media platforms.Drive growth of social media followership and engagement.Public relations and community building:Build strong relationships with press locally and internationally to ensure VP and its portfolio companies continuously get positive media coverage.Write press releases for announcements and ensure distribution among appropriate media contacts.Carry out community building and advocacy efforts both online and offline.Responsible for aggressively growing usage and engagement of VP online forum. 

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