Communications, Press and Media
In Cape Town last summer, the British Prime Minister made a new and distinctive offer for the UK to work alongside, invest in and partner with African nations to deliver more opportunities, more jobs and greater stability – both in the UK and across Sub-Saharan Africa.
To deliver these new partnerships, HMG is rebooting its ability to deliver creative communication campaigns across the continent, with the launch of the Africa Campaigns Hub – and we are looking for an excellent, senior campaigns specialist with a passion for strategic communications to join this new team.
The Africa Campaigns Hub will be a team of 14 communications specialists split between London, Pretoria, Nairobi and Abuja, designing and delivering creative communications campaigns.
This role, with management responsibility for the pan-African campaigns team, will be based in the British High Commission in Pretoria, working closely with and complementing the existing HMG communicators network across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The core team in Pretoria – with regional campaign support in Abuja and Nairobi – will bring specialist skills in campaign delivery, strategic communication, digital, insight, monitoring and evaluation to the network.
Working alongside the Head of Digital, you will be responsible for bringing these skills together to develop and deliver pan-African campaigns.
We are looking for a senior media and campaigns specialist with experience in planning, designing and delivering high-profile campaigns that are engaging and influencing, and deliver on policy or business objectives.
You will be enthusiastic and proactive; able to spot thematic links; engage with businesses, civil society groups and others; and take decisions based on audience insight.
With an eye for emerging communications trends, you will have a passion for sharing your communications skills with others.
You will also have experience of managing a junior team member, helping their deliver to their full potential.
You should also expect to travel, across the region and to the UK.
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