Communications Coordinator

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The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2012 by a partnership of African development organizations. It was built on the work of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), a framework for achieving ambitious agriculture development goals set in place by African nations and leaders.

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) seeks to appoint Communications Coordinator to be based in Johannesburg,South Africa.

The purpose of the job is to support, plan, research, and produce accurate, analytical and thematic content for corporate and programmatic publications, social/digital media, and stakeholder briefs internal communication and report writing for the Program Department.Reporting directly to the Director of Programs, the Communications Coordinator will support, plan, research, and produce accurate, analytical, and thematic content for corporate and programmatic publications, social/digital media, stakeholder briefs, internal communication, and report writing the Program Department.

Reports to:  Director of Programs

Duration: Full-time Role- Twelve Months, renewable on availability of funds.

The ideal candidate will be a strong copy editor and have excellent stakeholder service skills.

Responsibilities:
Content Development:
Develop and implement improved and consistent communication approaches in AFAP, including the communication of AFAPs social and economic impact and achievements.
Update the AFAP Communications Strategy, Policy and Plan.
Develop consistent communications tools, strategies and materials for use across the organization.
Utilize and repackage monitoring, evaluation and learning evidence information for communications purposes.
Formats required documents.
Assist in developing appropriate measures to track the communication of performance, results better and learning for AFAP.
Conceptualize and write creative copy content for internal and external publications: speeches, presentations, media messaging, newsletters, website content, editorial-style articles, briefing notes, video and radio scripts.
Sets up of the weekly newsletter.
Develop and issue creative content that engages target audiences and demonstrates an understanding of newsworthy copy journalists will publish for local and international media.
Manage AFAPs day-to-day interactions with key communication partners to ensure adherence to internal and external partner communication and branding guidelines.
Review and edit content to ensure the voice is consistent with the AFAP brand and proper English (USA) grammar, spelling and structure.
Work out a message simplification strategy to communicate with a broader stakeholder constituency.
Facilitate internal intelligence sharing of information of programs.
Manage AFAP’s style guide.
Media:
Day-to-day management of the AFAP website, including updating, ongoing monitoring and obtaining input from other AFAP staff as necessary.
Research, plan and implement the medium-to-long term development of the AFAP website to ensure it continues to achieve its objectives.
Develop and manage social media platforms.
Develop and leverage an Africa-wide media contacts list.
Proactively seek media opportunities that support organization- and program- objectives with key media partners, including African outlets – local and national newspapers, trade magazines, radio and television, PR agencies and contractors.
Coordinate the development, production and distribution of PR and media materials (TV and Radio), web-based advertisements and other broadcast media materials.
Develop and distribute releases to media outlets, including TV, radio and print, to high standards consistent with AFAP messaging and editorial guidelines.
Make use of search engine optimization, including keyword strategy, key term discovery and optimized content development and prioritization on the Web.
Sub-edit and proofread articles.
Graphic Design:
Design all organizational presentations: PowerPoint and Word designs, email footers and website banners; to promote core organizational activities and provide communications support to all Business Units.
Direct all outsourced artwork and designs to maintain corporate image and standards.
Develop marketing artwork to advertise the organization’s actives and events.
Events:
Contributes to the planning of and arrangements for AFAP events, webinars, meetings, and particularly regarding the design and production of materials.
Sets up and coordinates meetings
Prepares PowerPoint presentations for conferences and workshops
Supports Events, Webinars and CRU conferences (preparations and support and manages the Menti-meter platform.
Manages press briefings and press attendance at conferences and workshops.
Design and disseminate invitations, reports and any other material to the AFAP database, specifically or more broadly.
Qualified applicants, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to support your application, along with salary requirements, to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), refer to https://www.afap-partnership.org/about-us-2/

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