Vacancies in Department of Brands and Communication of Etisalat Nigeria

Vacancy in Department of Brands and Communication of Etisalat Nigeria
 
Etisalat Nigeria is currently recruiting top positions in Department of Brands and Communication from Head of Corporate Communication to Analyst Online AdvertisingMedia Management Monitoring. Qualified and interested candidates should forward updated/detailed curriculum vitae to: brandsrecruit@etisalat.com.ng on or before close of business Monday 3rd January 2010.
 
 
Subject of mail should be position candidate is applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
1, POSITION: Head, Corporate Communications.
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Director, Brands and Communication.
 
CORE PURPOSE: Provide oversight on all activities aimed at promoting EMTS’s corporate image and manage the organization’s interface with the media, other corporate entities and the public/society at large. Ensure that internal and external communication activities are in line with EMTS’s corporate communications policies and procedures as well as national/internatio nal media standards.
 
Principal Functions (Key Roles & Responsibilities)
Tactical
 
•              Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the Corporate Communications unit’s activities.
•              Continuously review the Corporate Communications unit’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
•              Identify required resources, personnel and funding to achieve the unit’s strategy.
•              Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including media agencies.
 
Operational
•              Assist in the development and implementation of effective media/public relations and crisis management policies and processes.
•              Liaise with media consultants and public relations agencies and ensure accuracy and consistency in all EMTS’s external communications.
•              Manage the overall media relations program for EMTS and serve as a first line interface between EMTS and key stakeholders in local and international print and electronic media.
•              Aggressively pursue positive media coverage for EMTS and develop effective strategies to manage/mitigate negative coverage.
•              Supervise the planning, organizing and convening of corporate and social events (e.g. press conferences, media briefings etc.) for EMTS.
•              Monitor quality assurance measures and standards and ensure compliance with EMTS’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
•              Oversee the implementation of approved Corporate Social Responsibility and community development strategy and initiatives.
•              Provide input in the development of effective media/public relations and crisis management policies and procedures.
•              Implement the work programs and plans of the Corporate Communications unit in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
•              Plan and manage the human and material resources of the unit to optimize performance, morale and enhance productivity.
•              Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various divisions within the Brands and Communication department and with other departments.
•              Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
•              Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the Corporate Communications unit.
•              Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Director, Brands and Communication.
•              Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director, Brands and Communication.
 
Educational Requirements:
•              First degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
•              Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
•              Ten (10) to twelve (12) years work experience, with at least Five (5) years in a managerial role..
 
 
 
2, POSITION: Manager, Media Management and Monitoring., Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Head, Marketing Communication.
CORE PURPOSE: Ensure the efficient operations of EMTS’s media management system including the evaluation, selection, engagement and monitoring of media agencies.
 
Principal Functions (Key Roles & Responsibilities)
 
Tactical
·        Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
 
Operational
·        Assist in the development of relevant media strategies, proposals and plans.
·        Ensure efficient execution of EMTS’s media plan and ascertain that the desired media messages reach the target audiences.
·        Provide input into negotiations/ contracts with vendors/media agencies as required and monitor their activities to ensure adherence to service level agreements.
·        Monitor media campaign effectiveness via post campaign research to measure achievement of defined targets and compliance to approved corporate guidelines.
·        Explore new media opportunities and possibilities for utilization of unconventional media.
·        Develop effective strategies to manage cases of negative media coverage.
·        Develop and maintain relationships with key journalists, publications and programmes to support media and public relations activities within EMTS.
·        Implement the unit’s work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
·        Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the unit to optimise performance, morale and enhance productivity.
·        Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Senior Manager, Marketing Communication..
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Marketing Communication.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
·        Seven (7) to nine (9) years work experience, with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role.
 
 
3, POSITION: Specialist, Public Relations., Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Public Relations.
 
CORE PURPOSE: Assist in coordinating initiatives and events that provide an avenue for projecting EMTS’s corporate image/brand values to the public.
 
Principal Functions (Key Roles & Responsibilities)
 
Operational
·        Assist in ensuring the timely implementation of approved public relations plans and programs.
·        Liaise with approved public relations agency and ensure compliance with agreed service levels.
·        Develop and maintain relationships with key media agencies and assist in ensuring adequate media coverage for EMTS’s corporate events/sponsorship activities in liaison with the Events & Sponsorship function and other relevant departments.
·        Develop preliminary drafts of public relations briefs and presentation templates.
·        Provide adequate support to the Manager, Public Relations in the preparation of draft articles, conference papers, speeches, press briefings and other related external communications.
·        Monitor and analyze the extent of public understanding and acceptance of EMTS’s products and services and suggest awareness initiatives to the Manager, Public Relations.
·        Maintain an up-to-date record of all external communications.
·        Assist in gathering information on competitor activity in relation to media/public relations.
·        Liaise with relevant unit/team/function in carrying out all relevant public relations activities.
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Public Relations.
 
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Public Relations.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of Five (5) years relevant work experience.
 
 
4, POSITION: Specialist, Media Management., Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
 
CORE PURPOSE: Assist in executing efficient operations of EMTS’s media management system.
 
Principal Functions (Key Roles & Responsibilities)
Operational
·        Assist in execution of EMTS’s media plans while ensuring compliance with defined media objectives and strategy.
·        Monitor media channels and publications for relevant information and escalate to the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring as required.
·        Conduct research and develop first drafts of mitigating strategies for negative media coverage and present findings to the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
·        Update and maintain accurate records (soft and hard copies) of all media publications related to EMTS.
·        Assist in exploring new media opportunities/ possibilities of utilization of unconventional media.
·        Liaise with the finance function in facilitating prompt payment of all third-party media service providers.
·        Liaise with relevant unit/ team/function in carrying out all relevant media management activities.
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of Five (5) years relevant work experience.
 
 
5, POSITION: Specialist, Corporate Social Responsibility., Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility.
 
CORE PURPOSE: Assist in the implementation of EMTS’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities/efforts within defined sphere of influence (e.g. education, sports, health etc).
 
Principal Functions (Key Roles & Responsibilities)
 
Operational
·        Assist in developing community intervention/ CSR plans and programmes for assigned areas.
·        Assist in identifying opportunities for EMTS to participate in community intervention projects and proffer recommendations to the Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility.
·        Interface regularly with agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other relevant institutions in the execution of EMTS’s CSR initiatives.
·        Liaise with relevant unit/ team/function in carrying out all relevant CSR activities.
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility.
 
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of Five (5) years relevant work experience.
 
6, POSITION: Analyst Media Management & Monitoring., Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Media Management & Monitoring.
 
Principal Functions (Major Areas of Responsibility) : Provide adequate support in achieving efficient operations of a media monitoring /management system for EMTS. Assist in exploring new media opportunities/ possibilities of utilization of unconventional media.
 
Operational
·         Assist in execution of EMTS’s media plans while ensuring compliance with defined media objectives and strategy.
·         Track EMTS’s media activity schedule/plans and ensure compliance with defined media objectives and strategy
·        Monitor media channels and publications for relevant information and escalate to the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring as required.
·        Assist in monitoring media campaign effectiveness to determine achievement of defined targets and set objectives.
·        Assist in monitoring tactical and ad-hoc media placements for all EMTS’s mass awareness campaigns.
·        Escalate all negative publicity on EMTS identified in any media channel to the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring
·        Conduct research and develop first drafts of mitigating strategies for negative media coverage and present findings to the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
·        Update and maintain accurate records (soft and hard copies) of all media publications related to EMTS.
·        Liaise with third-party media monitoring agencies and communicate EMTS’s defined media objectives and plans as required.
·        Liaise with finance to track the invoicing and payment processes so as to ensure hitch-free campaigns and prompt payments to media monitoring agencies.
·        Liaise with relevant unit/ team/function in carrying out all relevant activities.
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Media Management and Monitoring.
 
Educational Requirements:
First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
Minimum of One (1) year relevant work experience.
 
 
7, POSITION: Analyst Channel Branding. Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Outdoor Channel Branding.
 
Principal Functions: Assist in executing sales promotions, campaigns and other outdoor brand projection programs.
 
Operational
·        Conduct relevant research on channel branding trends and proffer recommendations to the Manager, Outdoor Channel Branding as required.
·        Assist in identifying opportunities to promote EMTS’s products and services to consumers through outdoor coverage.
·        Liaise with relevant functions (e.g. Procurement, Sales) to oversee logistics for all planned outdoor channel activities.
·        Liaise with the Merchandising and Communications function to ensure adequate provision of branded items at relevant points of sale.
·        Liaise with relevant units/teams/ functions in carrying out all other relevant activities..
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Outdoor Channel Branding.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Outdoor Channel Branding.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of One (1) year relevant work experience
 
 
8, POSITION: Analyst Internal Communications. Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, CSR Internal Communications.
 
Principal Functions: Assist in the preparation and dissemination of all internal communications in line with EMTS’s communications policies and procedures
 
Operational
· Participate in the preparation of the annual communication plan and ensure its timely implementation.
· Assist in ensuring the adequate and timely dissemination of approved communications to employees of EMTS.
· Provide adequate support to the Manager, Internal Communications in the conceptualization, development and production of each edition of EMTS’s internal newsletter/ relevant publications.
· Provide input into the production of all EMTS publications by liaising with graphic developers/ vendors.
· Perform first edit/proof-reading of all articles to ensure grammatical cohesion and compliance to EMTS’s internal communication policies.
· Assist in developing first drafts of all communications and liaise with vendors to ensure timely preparation of approved communication media e.g. printing of newsletters.
· Develop and maintain an up-to-date record of all internal communications.
· Collate feedback from internal communications or misunderstandings arising from internal communications and forward report to the Manager, Internal Communications.
·        Liaise with relevant unit/function in carrying out all internal communication activities.
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Internal Communications.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Internal Communications.
 
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of One (1) year relevant work experience
 
 
9, POSITION: Analyst Sponsorship, Media Management and Monitoring
 
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Sponsorship
Principal Functions: Assist in executing all sponsorship activities aimed at enhancing and promoting the EMTS brand.
 
Operational
·        Assist in identification of appropriate sponsorship targets and proffer recommendations to the Manager, Sponsorship.
·        Ensure that all sponsorship requests are logged and communicated to Manager, Sponsorship on a timely basis.
·        Liaise with relevant agencies to ensure effective execution of all sponsorship activities geared towards enhancing EMTS’ brand image and visibility.
·        Liaise with the corporate portal function to ensure adequate capture of all EMTS sponsorship initiatives both on the company website and corporate portal.
·        Liaise with relevant unit/ function in carrying out all relevant activities.
·        Attend team/divisional/ departmental meetings as required.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, Sponsorship.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Sponsorship.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of One (1) year relevant work experience
 
 
10, POSITION: Analyst Visual & Online Advertising, Media Management and Monitoring
DEPARTMENT: Brands and Communication. Reports to: Manager, Visual & Online Advertising.
 
Principal Functions: Assist in the implementation of strategy for effective visual and online advertisements for all EMTS’s product and service offerings.
 
Operational
·        Assist in developing scripts for all EMTS’s visual communication channels (e.g. TV spots, newspaper/magazine adverts, brochures, fliers, internet articles, etc).
·        Monitor adherence to EMTS’s corporate identity in the layout and design of campaign communication texts.
·        Monitor execution of visual advertising concepts, ensure compliance with agreed standards and propose recommendations to improve on identified lapses.
·        Liaise with relevant visual advertising channels to ensure adequate projection of the EMTS brand..
·        Manage relationship with relevant advert agencies and media houses..
·        Assist in the process contract negotiation with advert agencies and other ancillary vendors.
·        Implement work programs and plans of the unit in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
·        Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Senior Manager, Marketing Communication.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Visual & online advertising.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·        Minimum of One (1) year relevant work experience
 
Interested candidates must:
·         Have completed NYSC or possess exemption certificate.
·         Be highly focused and success driven
·         Be strategic and analytical thinkers
·         Possess good leadership, interpersonal and people skills
·         Be highly personable
·         Possess high level of integrity and self regulation
·         Possess excellent communication skills in oral and spoken word
 
Only Qualified and interested candidates should forward updated/detailed curriculum vitae to: brandsrecruit@etisalat.com.ng on or before close of business Monday 3rd January 2010.
 
Subject of mail should be position candidate is applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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