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Position Title: Communication Manager

 

Location of Work Station: Karachi

Type of Job: Contractual

Reporting to: Associate Director and Executive Director 

Grade /Scale: 6

POSITION SUMMARY:

The candidate is responsible for creating, managing and executing integrated external and internal communications initiatives and activities to help generate positive coverage and visibility that strengthens the corporate brand and reputation among key stakeholders. These initiatives/activities include advertising, content development and social media management.

This position requires strong writing skills, sound professional judgment and discretion, outstanding relationship management and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate is creative and collaborative and will be a solutions-oriented self-starter with the desire to grow.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Develop a monthly and yearly Communication plans for the organization as a whole, and Programs individually
  • Develops content and directs creative execution to provide a consistent, targeted, and impactful message.
  • Builds and maintains solid partnerships with assigned internal departments to better develop, coordinate, direct, and facilitate strategic communications designed to meet organization’s goals.
  • Designs campaigns to target specific audiences, placing an emphasis and discipline on campaign performance to help with recommendations for future programs.
  • Directs in-house and external graphic designers, photographers, and other media-production specialists integral to the completion of marketing projects.
  • Contributes ideas for new program, and research.
  • Provides hands-on visibility support for assigned departments, paying close attention to timelines.
  • Ensure visibility and promotion of Program work as per guidelines of program steering committee as well as in line with the donor’s visibility and communication guidelines.
  • Ensure effective internal and external communication with multiple stakeholders
  • Develop informative and engaging material (brochures, newsletters, success stories, articles etc.) to create awareness amongst communities at grassroots level.
  • Support the Program in developing literature and other materials to showcase, share  and communicate details of various projects and interventions with multiple stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain strong external and internal Program related communications
  • Responsible for writing script and editing video/audio documentation of Program success stories.
  • Record keeping of program Media and Communication activities
  • Ensure translations and composing of text in local languages.
  • Develops an understanding of short- and long-term department goals and planned initiatives.
  • Adjusts and communicates plan changes as necessary to ensure costs for materials, media, and labor are in line with the sales potential for a specific product or campaign.
  • Works with leadership to take the pulse of overall business activity to identify cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Stays informed of developments in the field of marketing and communications within the industry to foster ideas and innovation.

REQUIREMENTS AND CORE COMPETECIES

  • Master’s degree in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences or Journalism
  • Four to five years of relevant experience.
  • Strong network in the digital media and marketing industry
  • Demonstrated experience with all types of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Experience working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and web content management systems experience.
  • Required advance level of English, reading, writing for drafting of various reports.
  • Working knowledge of Urdu;
  • Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Good Computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated flexibility, motivation and maturity

Application Process

  • LAS is an equal opportunity employer; Females are encouraged to apply.
  • For further information about LAS please visit www.las.org.pk

 

 





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