Ikamva Labantu: Communications Manager

Ikamva Labantu
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 26 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Established in 1963, Ikamva Labantu is a nonprofit organisation that works throughout Cape Town’s township communities towards a more just society where human rights can be fully actualised. The Organisation has a holistic and community-led approach to the sustainable development of impoverished communities, with a focus on early childhood development, the wellbeing of older persons and afterschool initiatives for children. Ikamva Labantu has had a substantial impact on at-risk communities through the provision of resources, services and support.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Communications Manager to be based in Cape Town.

Report to: The Head of Sustainable Development

The purpose of the position is to oversee all marketing, media and communications for the organisation. This role involves frequent work with at-risk communities and requires a candidate who is culturally and socially aware and sensitive.

Responsibilities:

  • Define, implement and manage a comprehensive communications strategy
  • Define and implement social media strategy and manage social media platforms
  • Manage website content including regular blogs; manage the relationship with the web developer
  • Publish quarterly online newsletter, annual report and relevant fundraising and marketing materials
  • Spearhead communications for campaigns and fundraising appeals, and develop communication plans accordingly
  • Manage media relations and ensure relevant media presence with press releases, pitches, and advocacy work
  • Manage storytelling projects, including interviews, photographs, videos and written accounts.
  • Manage freelancer, agency and partner relations
  • Manage a communications budget
  • Use marketing analytics to inform communications strategy
  • Manage and ensure adherence to internal Corporate Identity
  • Oversee internal media library
  • Support the fundraising department with communication needs, such as reports, donor communications, proposals
  • Provide communications support to department heads and programme managers 

Requirements:

  • A degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or similar
  • Minimum of five years proven relevant experience in Communications
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Verbal and written English ability, and strong attention to detail
  • Planning and organising ability and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in networking/facilitating partnerships and working with external stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work within township communities
  • Be tech-savvy
  • Be a leader in the Fundraising team and take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Work well in a small team
  • Work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Manage several projects at once and prioritise accordingly
  • Show cultural and social sensitivity and translate this into the work

Advantageous (not essential):

  • Previous experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Basic design skills and knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Photography skills
  • Basic video editing skills
  • Experience with Wordpress (or similar CRM systems), Mailchimp and Google Analytics

To apply, submit your CV with a covering letter to jovana@ikamva.co.za 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For enquiries please contact Jovana Djeri on 021 461 8338

Ikamva Labantu is committed to the principles of employment equity.

For more about Ikamva Labantu, refer to www.ikamva.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Cape Town

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