NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services, NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at state and nationwide scales. Through building impactful partnerships and programs, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity.
NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement – all grounded in learning science – to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems, and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Director, Communications
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Role
- As Director, Communications, you will be the communications lead for a large-scale government education programme.
- You will support the government in the creation and delivery of communications strategies and ensure that the programme is being communicated effectively to a wide range of stakeholders both at a statewide, national, and international level.
- You will be able to leverage relationships to influence communications approaches and build strong advocacy platforms to further the aims and ambitions of the work.
- You will create, write and design content that is both compelling and impactful; that places your program at the core of the group communications strategy in Nigeria.
What You Will Do
- Manage the communications for a statewide government education programme.
- Act as the communications lead for a government communications team and programme.
- Develop compelling communications strategies for the promotion of the programme within Nigeria and internationally.
- Directly manage media engagement and cultivate media contacts.
- Pitch stories to both national and local media to achieve high visibility for print, broadcast, TV, and online media outlets.
- Evaluate opportunities for communications partnerships and platforms that will strengthen the programme.
- Act as a spokesperson and represent the program in local and national forums.
- Build a strong advocacy engagement program with national and multinational partners.
- Write clear and compelling pitches, press releases, and articles.
- Support the government to develop content strategies for digital communications.
- Identify media trends and news cycle opportunities.
- Support internal communications initiatives to promote the program.
- Analyse and measure the results of communications initiatives.
- Work closely with the Nigerian communications group to ensure that the communications strategy for the program is advanced and complementary to the group strategy.
What You Should Have
- A Master’s Degree
- 8+ years of relevant experience in communications.
- Experience working with or for the government in a communications capacity.
- Experience in Nigeria working in communications for political, campaigning, non-profit, or social enterprise.
- Experience with a multinational organization is a plus.
- Experience working within a matrixed global organization.
- Strong experience in creating and executing communications plans and strategies.
- An established network of local and national media contacts.
- Experience of being the lead external relations contact for media and stakeholders.
- A strong sense of the news agenda and ability to make issues and campaigns relevant.
- Experience in handling crisis communications.
- Experience in supporting the creation and delivery of social media and digital campaigns.
- Strong writing and editorial skills.
- A strong sense of teamwork and the ability to both manage and execute programs.
- An extremely proactive and determined attitude.
- Prior experience within a fast-paced, disruptor, metric-driven consulting or educational organization is a bonus.
- A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
- A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
- A creative problem-solver – Growing any organization or program from scratch and at scale comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
- A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience,
- A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
- A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.
Application Closing Date
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: