Communications Officer
British American Tobacco
Lagos, Nigeria
6d ago

Responsibilities :

  • Preparation and conduct of an assessment of the communication needs (at the level of projects, country program and corporate change initiatives).
  • Development and implementation of a communications and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy and communications needs assessment.
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of BATN Foundation’s program during formulation.
  • Active participation in the United Nations Private Sector Advisory Group , ensuring substantial contribution to all activities.
  • Take the lead on identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to public debates on key development issues.
  • Planning and implementation of public information campaigns on BATN Foundation agricultural programs.
  • Promotion, adaptation and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications.
  • Organization of media activities including roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews and media launches in collaboration with the Media Associate.
  • Forge a strong relationship with Government Communication Officers and support national capacity development in the field of communication.
  • Preparation of sustainability reports , education and community awareness activities as required to support program delivery.
  • Support (prepare talking points and background briefs) the organization on high-level missions, events, launches and press conferences.
  • Partner with media to arrange interviews and coverage of emerging missions and events.
  • Facilitate engagement with nationally known personalities and help to organize special events and activities to support country program goals.
  • Proactive content management, including production of new content, ensuring that the website and intranet are frequently updated, meet BATN Foundation’s corporate requirements and that all uploaded material is consistent.
  • Promotion of good information management and knowledge building in the organization as well as with partners and the general public.
  • Requirements in terms of education / experience / skills :

  • An advanced university degree in communication, social sciences or in a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in communication.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills in English .
  • Experience in planning, executing, and monitoring communications strategies.
  • Proven experience in photography and editing skills.
  • Experience with web content management and web standards (XHTML / CSS).
  • Proven ability to use current office software applications and software such as PageMaker / Publisher, QuarkXPress PowerPoint, Photoshop .
  • Experience working in collaboration with the private sector to advance an agenda or reach a desired population will be an added advantage.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in social marketing .
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse team.
  • British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

    We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

    Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

    Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes.

    Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

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