AFRICAN REINSURANCE CORPORATION SOCIETE AFRICAINE DE REASSURANCE
The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is an International Financial Institution with Headquarters in
Lagos (Nigeria). Africa Re has six Regional Offices in Casablanca (Morocco), Nairobi (Kenya), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Port Louis (Mauritius), Lagos (Nigeria) and Cairo (Egypt); a Local Office in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) as well as two subsidiary companies: Africa Re South Africa in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Africa Retakaful in Cairo (Egypt). The Corporation is owned by 41 member States of the African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG), PROPARCO (subsidiary of the Agence française de développement), IRB-Brasil Re and 109 African insurance and reinsurance companies.
Africa Re announces the vacancy of the following position: Communication Officer in the Headquarters
I. JOB DETAILS
Produce and implement an annual communications strategy to support the Corporation’s overall business targets through the building of a positive reputation for Africa Re.
Supervise Africa Re’s communication with different target audiences, including customers, journalists, investors, suppliers, employees and the community.
Advise other employees and managers on communication tasks, and use written and verbal skills to create a wide range of product and corporate communication material.
II. GRADE AND DUTIES
The position is a PS 2 grade with possibilities of advancement in the Organizational Chart of the Corporation.
Reporting to the Corporate Secretary, the duties of the successful candidate shall comprise amongst others:
Statutory Meetings and Event management
Website and social media management
Production and management of all marketing collateral
Communications Budget management
The successful candidate shall be based in Lagos (Nigeria).
IV. MAIN COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Very Good reporting skills;
Good supervisory skills;
Ability to quickly build very good and sustainable relationship with stakeholders;
Excellent skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe and Graphics are required.
Capacity for analyzing, synthesizing and reasoning;
Capacity for taking initiatives and decisions;
Ability to foster cordial relationship with colleagues and stakeholders;
Rigorous, high integrity and a good sense of responsibility;
Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
Respect confidentiality and professional secrecy.
V. QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Applicants shall be holders of:
First University degree plus Masters in relevant fields plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience
First University degree in relevant fields plus full professional qualification, plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience
First University degree in relevant field plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience
Applicants must also be:
Fluent in English or French with good working knowledge of the other language
Citizens of member States of Africa Re
VI- SALARY AND BENEFITS
The successful candidate shall have the following benefits:
Competitive Basic Salary
Variable pay (Bonus)
Joint contribution to the Provident Fund (7% of the basic salary paid by staff and 14% by Africa Re)
Children education subsidy for each child up to 26 years (maximum 4 children)
Medical cover for staff and family;
Exemption from taxes and duties (diplomatic status of an international civil servant);
Home leave to country of origin every two years paid by Africa Re;
Duty Post Differential (Cost of Living Allowance), that may increase or decrease depending on the economic situation, paid in local currency.
VII- PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION
Interested candidates for this positions are requested to visit the Africa Re website (http://www.africa-re.com/careersandtenders/page/49/current-vacancies) to complete the employment form and upload their curriculum vitae.
Closing date for applications is 28 February 2015.