WebsiteMinistry of Science, Energy & Technology
The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following vacant post:
Communications Manager (MCG/IE 5)– Communications and Public Relations Branch, Corporate Services Division
Under the general direction of the Senior Director – Corporate Communications & PR, the Communications Manager, is responsible for assisting in the efficient delivery of the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology’s communications strategy and programmes. This includes coordinating and development of publications and speeches; and the Management of MSET’s Web presence and social media platforms.
Assists in the development and delivery of the MSET’s media and communications strategies;
Analyses requirements and proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of the MSET’s policies, programmes and projects;
Assists in the definition, implementation and evaluation of an Integrated Communication Plan for the MSET that builds awareness of the organisation’s Mandate and Vision;
Prepares and conducts communications needs assessments for the MSET Divisions, projects and programmes;
Creates, implements, and maintains effective branding strategies and standards for the MSET;
Manages the organisation’s Media and Corporate Communications buying Budgets and operations, including but not limited to print publications, targeted digital media, and social media advertising;
Devises, implements, and maintains an effective Web presence for the MSET in partnership with the MIS Branch;
Formulates, implements, and maintains rewarding and efficient search engine optimization and search engine marketing strategies to enhance the MSET’s searchability;
Devises, implements, and maintains engaging social media strategies for the MSET;
Assists in the research and crafting of speeches and presentation for the Minister, PS, CTDs and senior executives in support of the core functions of the MSET;
Designs and publishes a MSET’s e-newsletter containing relevant news and pictures from across the organisation, including its Departments and Agencies;
Devises, implements, and maintains an effective and efficient print publication strategy, including the establishment of Editorial Committee;
Designs and prints/publishes appropriate promotional items such as brochures, graphics, videos, slide shows, booths, and more, to aid with events, etc.;
Captures and maintains an archive of marketable digital imagery including high-quality MSET logos and graphics, and photography and videography of ministry operations, assets, and employees;
Devises, implements, and maintains an effective internal marketing campaign for employees of the MSET;
Assists in the planning of MSET’s community events as directed by the PS, Principal Director – Corporate Services or other senior executives;
Collaborates with appropriate Corporate Executive Managers and Senior Divisional Marketing Managers to ensure continuous improvement and to ensure that adjustments to strategy are made as needed and in a timely fashion;
Keeps informed of developments in Corporate Communications and Government management to support the Ministry operating with initiative and innovation.
Develops Individual Work Plans based on alignment to the overall plan for the section;
Participates in meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences as required;
Prepares reports and programme documents as required;
Prepares and delivers presentations as needed.
Participates in preparation and implementation of presentations on the role of Division/Unit for the orientation/onboarding programme;
Contributes and maintains a harmonious working environment;
Performs all other related duties and functions as may be required from time to time.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Customer and quality focus
Teamwork and cooperation
Good knowledge of the media & communication landscape
Good knowledge of communication strategies and techniques
Ability to foster and maintain a good working relationship with the media
Good understanding of the machinery of Government, political processes and the requirements of Ministers and other officials
Advanced IT skills in relation to Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Media/Communication Studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations or a related discipline;
Four (4) years’ experience in a Media and communications environment.
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