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Communications Manager: Local

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Job title  Communications Manager: Local

Reports to  Operations Manager: Local

Position Type  Full time

The holder of this position will be responsible for devising, implementing and managing all internal and external communications for the local division, ensuring messages are consistent with the OUTA communications policy. The successful candidate will drive the division’s communication initiatives, strategically ensuring the professionalism of the organisation is portrayed, when utilising various mediums. The incumbent will provide leadership, guidance and support to the Local Communications team. A particular note needs to be given to the fact that the position requires a propensity to working to tight deadlines and at a fast pace within a team environment.


  • Excellent inter personal skills
  • Quick-thinking, intelligent, articulate
  • Excellent communication ability, both written and oral
  • Demonstrable experience in public interest campaigning
  • Ability to create and maintain a pleasant working environment
  • Highly organized and practical
  • Interest in social and economic justice and human rights
  • Excellent mediation abilities
  • Ability to stand for what is believed as right

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Committee to generate and implement the company’s Communications Policy and procedures
  • Generate plans for specific projects, campaigns and events, working in collaboration with the relevant department(s) and branches
  • Liaise and engage with various role players maintaining absolute confidentiality at all times.
  • Analysing media monitoring, data and information ensuring the division uses the information effectively to increase brand awareness.
  • Keep abreast of latest information and technology specific to the Communications field
  • Ensuring the division’s website is accurate and updated
  • Ensuring the supporter communications are conducted in accordance with the strategy and policies and procedures
  • Developing, Maintaining and building external media relationships
  • Review of the Local Communications strategy bi-annually, diarized and attended by ExCo members.
  • Policies and procedures are reviewed and updated on a regular basis
  • Oversee and monitor the administration of the in-house project management system, ProofHub.
  • Training, growth and development of staff
  • Providing support, guidance and effective management of the team.
  • Engagement and overall wellness of communications team.

Required Experience

  • Journalism or related degree
  • Minimum of ten years’ journalism experience
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and communication policy development
  • Experience managing / leading a team
  • Understanding and knowledge of political, economic and social context
  • Communication for development or behavior change
  • An excellent working knowledge of IT and all applications relating to communications

Job Location

Main Office: Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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