+1 (868)285-9JOB/ +1 (868) 293-0678 #143 Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago WI. Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00. Sunday CLOSED

Senior Communications Officer

  • Location:
    NORTH - PORT OF SPAIN, WOODBROOK, ST. JAMES, MORVANT NORTH - PORT OF SPAIN, WOODBROOK, ST. JAMES, MORVANT NORTH - PORT OF SPAIN, WOODBROOK, ST. JAMES, MORVANT NORTH - PORT OF SPAIN, WOODBROOK, ST. JAMES, MORVANT
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    ADVERTISING, MARKETING, MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS
  • Deadline:
    September 28, 2020

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A local company with regional influence is in search of:

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

 

A self-motivated, charismatic communications practitioner with a proven track record in managing internal and external communication for the functioning of a specialist organization. The ideal aspirant will be responsible for overseeing all oral and written communication-related activities, such as addresses, press conferences, internal communication, and all other incoming and outgoing communications.

The preferred candidate must have extensive and hands-on knowledge of communication planning, impact and analysis, process and communication styles and must possess:

  • A Master’s Degree in the field of Communications
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a managerial position
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong written and oral abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • The ability to analyse, forecast and do trends analysis
  • The ability to create content that engages employees

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Hands on knowledge and experience of current theories and practices in communications research, planning and strategy to improve our public interaction;
  • Advanced skills in staff training in areas such as customer service, organizational protocol, conduct of meetings and team building;
  • The ability to motivate and manage diverse groups of persons in possibly challenging situations;
  • Knowledge of protocol procedures as it relates to the official Table of Precedence of Trinidad & Tobago;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, members of the media, stakeholders and the public;
  • Proficiency in computer use for research and other relevant techniques including effective organizational communication.
  • The ability to design and execute staff training programmes

Duties

  • Prepare internal and external communication plans and policies to position the organization as a key stakeholder in the service of the people of Trinidad & Tobago;
  • Establish the organization’s internal standards of communication
  • Ensure the organization’s media presence is maintained at a professional level
  • Track developments – nationally, regionally and globally to inform the leadership of emerging trends;
  • Manage a communication and outreach team to meet the need for closer interaction between staff and management. This group of Change Agents will also be key to the dissemination of information to groups in within the organization;
  • Build a strong internal communication network which provides continuous information flow to assist employees to improve their output;
  • Establish communication strategies to ensure that all employees are always fully aware of key decisions and actions which may affect them;
  • Support the organization’s leadership in collaborating with external stakeholders to improve communication with all employees;
  • Write and edit materials for interacting with employees, media and key audiences;
  • Develop an outreach strategy to ensure effective presentations to selected groups, communities, private and public-sector organizations;
  • Assist with the preparation of the organizations’ Annual Report- the overall product, design, layout, language;
  • Manage employee communications inclusive of newsletters, articles, video scripts, news updates, speeches as well as varied communications;
  • Conduct training sessions for various levels of staff to assist in the development of presentation skills, the conduct of internal meetings, office protocol, customer service;
  • Develop a template for the hosting of meetings, conferences and other activities to ensure that a high level of professionalism is always maintained;
  • Organizes and manages all public events and media interviews;
  • Monitor national, regional and international news to identify evolving media trends and opinions that may impact the work of the organization;
  • Share unfounded and potentially damaging information with the Director & advise on responses as necessary;
  • Drafts appropriate responses to adverse publicity for consideration by the Director;
  • Prepare and submit reports and updates as mandated;
  • Performs protocol duties in accordance with established standards to ensure appropriate etiquette is used in interactions with dignitaries and officials on the Government’s Table of Precedence.

Forward to careeropportunities868@gmail.com, no later than September 28, 2020, your curriculum vitae, one passport-sized photograph and two recommendations from persons who have known you for five (5) years  or more (no family).

 

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