Communications Specialist (Executive Support)

Project: Corporate Communications
Job Category: Communications Specialist (Executive Support)
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: FCT FCT - Nigeria
Language: English

I.  Introduction

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an indigenous non-profit institution that works to accelerate positive health, social and economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation of scientific research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors.

II. Description and Objectives

The Communications Specialist will play a crucial role in managing the communication of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  They will execute the CEO’s brand guidelines, ensuring the CEO’s voice and message resonate effectively with all stakeholders. The Communications Specialist will develop compelling narratives and messages for diverse audiences, manage media inquiries and cultivate positive media coverage, and draft speeches and presentations that reflect the CEO’s vision.

III.  Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the CEO to develop a comprehensive branding strategy that aligns with the company’s and CEO’s vision, mission, and values;
  • Provide guidance and support to the CEO in developing their personal brand, including positioning, messaging, and image enhancement strategies;
  • Create engaging and relevant content for various platforms including social media, blogs, articles, interviews, and speeches to share impact and implementation stories from the CEO’s perspective;  
  • Manage the CEO’s social media presence and performance in scheduling, monitoring engagement, and responding to inquiries or comments in a timely and professional manner;
  • Cultivate relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to secure opportunities for the CEO to contribute guest articles, interviews, speaking engagements, and other media appearances;
  • Assist in drafting, editing, and proofreading internal and external communications on behalf of the CEO, including emails, newsletters, presentations, and executive summaries;
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for the CEO by identifying relevant industry events, conferences, and forums, and managing their preparation and participation;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the CEO.

IV.  Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or related fields;
  • At least 5 years of experience in branding, journalism, communications, and or related field, with specific experience in executive communications and strategy;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to curate compelling content tailored to different audiences and platforms;
  • Proficiency in social media management tools, analytics platforms, and editing software/tools;
  • Adaptability, drive and personal leadership with the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and independently;
  • Strategic thinker with a creative mindset and a keen eye for detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form professional relationships and collaborate effectively;
  • with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant comms-related software applications.

V. Equal employment opportunity statement

SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws. Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Women are encouraged to apply

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SCIDaR offers dynamic and rewarding opportunities to individuals who desire to gain experience and develop key professional skills while also working to contribute to SCIDaR’s organizational goals within six (6) months.


Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations