Head of Communications – Gauteng

THE ROLE

 The Head of Communications will be responsible for the development, co-ordination, and implementation of Harambee’s communications strategy; Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer this is a role for someone dynamic that is able to produce top quality, engaging communications content and establish and build a Stakeholder Relations team to collaborate with and influence key partners across civil society, government, and the private sector. The role requires strong people leadership skills to lead our Communications and Stakeholder Relations teams and a demonstrated passion for building strong stakeholder relations.

As the Head of Communications, your role will include: 

  • Managing the Communications and Stakeholder Relations teams 
  • Acting as deputy media spokesperson for Harambee 
  • Developing and implementing communications strategies 
  • Drafting and preparing press releases, articles, and other related communications content 
  • Building strong advocacy and stakeholder relations with key partners across civil society, government, and the private sector

LOCATION

Gauteng

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

Qualification:
Relevant tertiary qualifications (communications, journalism, media relations, etc.)

Experience: 

  • 10-15 years’ experience in a communications role 
  • Proven track record in project management, stakeholder management and senior level engagements 
  • Experience in complex, multi-sector, and multi-stakeholder environments 
  • Experience working in and keen understanding of government 
  • Proven track record of speaking in public platforms (interviews, panel discussions, stakeholder engagements, etc.) 

TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE, YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  •  Excellent judgement 

  • Strong integrity and values-based behaviour 

  • An ability to manage complicated dynamics 

  • Very strong people skills 

  • Strong execution and quality project delivery skills 

  • Ability to communicate with different people from diverse backgrounds 

  • Excellent written and spoken English 

BY WORKING FOR HARAMBEE, YOU’LL GET TO:

 

  •  Do meaningful, impactful work every day 

  • Be part of solving one of South Africa’s biggest challenges – youth unemployment 

  • Work with really nice, smart people 

  • Enjoy a flexible working environment, focused on results 

  • Take time off for yourself with a generous amount of annual leave 

  • Prioritise your personal growth and development, as well as your health and wellbeing through a strong focus on holistic wellness

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