VACANCIES

PROJECT MANAGER - COMMUNICATIONS

REPORTS TO: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
AVAILABLE: IMMEDIATELY
POSITION CLOSES:  31 March 2018 – Send CV to valg@fotf.co.za

SALARY:  TBD

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Manager will oversees the execution of marketing and communications plans, strategies and campaigns within a specified time frame as required by the Commuications Director. The successful candidate will execute all projects to consistently articulate Focus Africa’s mission of helping families thrive.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a pivotal role in all marketing and communications projects as assigned by the Communications Director.
  • Coordinate various communication projects including design and production of printed, electronic and broadcast media.
  • Prepare written materials including advertising copy, reports, presentations, articles, newsletters, press releases and electronic promotions when necessary.
  • Work amicably with staff on projects with both local, national and global scope.
  • Support Communications Director to utilize all communication channels and opportunities to increase the ministry profile.
  • Evaluating the financial aspects of campaigns such as budgets, expenditures, breakeven analysis, return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
  • Compile public relations efforts including general media relations, story pitches, press release distribution and follow-up of leads for approval by the Communications Director.
  • Prepare mailing lists for direct mail campaigns where necessary.
  • Work closely with other departments to plan, schedule and support conferences and events. Attend and assist at external events.
  • Research new markets and report on campaigns and findings.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Able to think strategically with solid planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in creative writing, copywriting, business writing, editing and production of marketing materials.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Able to conduct effective interview.
  • Expert working knowledge of MS Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Adobe Design Suite.
  • Working knowedge and experience in online mail campaigns using MailChimp etc.
  • Reasonable working knowledge of radio and television production process. Technical skills advantageous.
  • Knowledge of current graphics and principals and practices of pre-press, print production, and web-based publication.
  • Reasonable working knowledge of website construction and design including FTP, file types, organization and layout.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Video /Multimedia presentations skills necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work alone as well as in a team environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Design, Marketing, Communications or related field.
  • 5 years of broad experience including such professions as digital designer, journalism, online media or public relations.
  • In-depth knowledge of Focus philosophy, mission, values, and objectives

CHARACTER/SPIRITUAL:

  • Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family’s ministry in prayer
  • Demonstrates behaviors aligned with Focus on the Family core values

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Awareness of own strengths and shortcomings
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Must be bright, positive, and friendly – conveying warmth and a genuine interest in people
  • Well-developed social skills
  • Creates favorable impression in terms of appropriate attire, appearance, bearing, and manner
  • Able to impress favorably and win long-term confidence and trust
  • Maintains a healthy, affirming relationship with family and spouse
  • Exhibits integrity in professional and personal life in accordance with Biblical standards; straightforward and not self-serving