Director, Communications at the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation

The Edo State Government, led by Governor Obaseki, applied the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme to enhance primary training throughout the state. Through EdoBEST, the authorities is remodeling studying outcomes for the 300,000 youngsters throughout 1,029 public main and 471 junior secondary colleges in Edo State. EdoBEST is a Government designed and lead programme that’s re-training all 15,000 authorities academics – novice and skilled – to be technologically supported and empowered academics.

Under EdoBEST, The Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results (Edo STAR) programme is a hands-on authorities instructor coaching initiative forming a core pillar of the State’s reform agenda for primary training. The programme is growing a extra extremely expert instructing workforce by coaching, supporting and motivating Edo State academics to reach the classroom of tomorrow.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Director, Communications

Location: Benin, Edo
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The Edo State Government launched the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme in 2018, torevolutionize primary training throughout the state. The programme is designed to ship on the Governor’s core perception that ‘’once you get basic education right, everything else falls in place.’’
  • EdoBEST acknowledges {that a} sturdy instructional basis will launch its youngsters right into a way forward for success and takes this accountability significantly. The programme makes use of a holistic strategy that facilities on scientifically-based studying supplies, a data-driven mannequin and steady capability constructing.
  • Through EdoBEST, academics are outfitted to leverage know-how, inspire pupils and make use of scientifically-based studying supplies; instructing strategies and classroom methods. EdoBEST head academics are coached to help their academics, join with their communities and take full possession of all features of their colleges. While training managers are skilled to leverage know-how and data-driven approaches to help college employees and successfully fulfill their roles.
  • EdoBEST is on observe to serve a whole lot of 1000’s of kids throughout all authorities main and junior secondary colleges in the state, enhancing their studying outcomes and their life alternatives. Critically the program can also be investing in the skilled improvement of presidency academics, college leaders and training managers; offering capability constructing for 1000’s of civil servants.
  • Working hand in hand with the state authorities to entrench high quality training and the constructions that allow it’s dynamic and pressing work. We want workforce members which are deeply passionate, thrive in ever-changing environments and revel in digging into challenges.
  • We are actually a workforce of trailblazers working to make sure that the youngsters of Edo State have the alternative to maximise their potential. We want these which are dedicated to this transformative programme, and impressed by its ambition, to affix us!

Strategy Group:

  • The Strategy Group is accountable for our general course in training service, designing our verbal and visible model, speaking our work internally and externally, offering perception into the ecosystems inside which we work, measuring the impression of our applications, participating our authorities companions in programming, making certain regulatory compliance, and increasing the attain of our companies into new geographies.
  • Creative, Communications, Insights, Measurement & Evaluation, Quality Assurance, Policy & Partnerships, and New Opportunities are all departments inside the Strategy Group. Collaboration between and coordination of every of those division’s features is crucial to make sure that each little one has entry to an training that develops her full potential and creates the basis for prosperity for the nation.

Communications Department:

  • The Communications workforce is housed with the Strategy group. It collaborates throughout departments and programmes to create and execute compelling methods; domestically and globally.
  • Communications has a large portfolio of duties together with exterior and inner relations, advocacy, technique, digital, repute administration and media relations.
  • We are centered on making certain that the distinctive achievements being made throughout a large portfolio of programming are successfully andimpactfullycommunicated.
  • We lead, develop and help methods in a number of programmes and continents concurrently; shaping and influencing the exterior environments wherein we work. We pleasure ourselves in with the ability to reply rapidly and successfully at all occasions.

About the Role

  • As Director, Communications, you’ll be the communications lead for a big scale authorities training programme.
  • You will help the authorities in the creation and supply of communications methods and make sure that the programme is being communicated successfully to a variety of stakeholders each at a statewide, nationwide and worldwide stage.
  • You will be capable to leverage relationships to affect communications approaches and construct sturdy advocacy platforms to additional the goals and ambitions of the work.
  • You will create, write and design content material that’s each compelling and impactful; that locations your programme at the core of the group communications technique in Nigeria.

What You Will Do

  • Manage the communications for a statewide authorities educationprogramme.
  • Act as the communications lead for a authorities communications workforce and programme.
  • Develop compelling communications methods for the promotion of the programme inside Nigeria and internationally.
  • Directly handle media engagement and domesticate media contacts.
  • Pitch tales to each nationwide and native media to realize excessive visibility for in print, broadcast, TV and on-line media retailers.
  • Evaluate alternatives for communications partnerships and platforms that can strengthen the programme.
  • Act as a spokesperson and signify the programme in native and nationwide boards.
  • Build a robust advocacy engagement programme with nationwide and multinational companions.
  • Write clear and compelling pitches, press releases and articles.
  • Support the authorities to develop content material methods for digital communications.
  • Identify media traits, information cycle alternatives.
  • Support inner communications initiatives to advertise the programme.
  • Analyze and measure outcomes of communications initiatives.
  • Work carefully inside the Nigerian communications group to make sure that the communications technique for the programme is superior and complementary to the group technique.

What You Should Have

  • A Master’s diploma
  • 8+12 months’srelevant expertise in communications.
  • Experience of working with or for presidency in a communications capability.
  • Experience in Nigeria of working in communications for political, campaigning, non-profit, or social enterprise. Experience with a multinational group is a plus.
  • Experience working inside a matrixed world group.
  • Strong expertise of making and executing communications plans and techniques.
  • An established community of native and nationwide media contacts.
  • Experience of being the lead exterior relations contact for media and stakeholders.
  • A powerful sense of the information agenda and skill to make points and campaigns related.
  • Experience of dealing with disaster communications.
  • Experience of supporting in the creation and supply of social media and digital campaigns.
  • Strong writing and editorial abilities.
  • A powerful-sense of teamwork and skill to each handle and execute applications.
  • An extraordinarily proactive and decided perspective.
  • Prior expertise inside a fast-paced, disruptor, metric pushed consulting or instructional group is a bonus.

You’re additionally:

  • An in depth doer – You have a observe report of getting issues performed. You’re organized and responsive. You take possession of each thought you contact and execute it to a high-quality stage of element, setting targets, participating others, and doing no matter it takes to get the job performed. You can multi-task dozens of such initiatives at as soon as and by no means lose sight of the particulars. Likely, you could have some expertise in a start-up or different rapid-growth firm.
  • A artistic problem-solver – Growing any enterprise from scratch comes with large and fixed challenges. On high of that, we workin typically fragile, typically unstable low-resource communities and with complicated authorities methods. You must be versatile and able to get all the pieces performed successfully, rapidly, and affordably with the supplies at hand.
  • A relentless advocate – The youngsters we serve and academics we empower by no means go away your thoughts. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or can be glad to in the future). You would by no means shrink again from shaking a guardian’s hand or selecting up a crying little one, it doesn’t matter what the particular person was carrying or regarded like. Every determination you make considers their profit, expertise, and worth.
  • A malleable learner –  You consider you possibly can at all times do higher. You welcome constructive criticism and supply it freely to others. You know you solely get higher tomorrow when others level out the place you’ve missed issues or failed in the present day.
  • An information-driven decision-maker – When making selections, you don’t depend on your instinct alone. You accumulate knowledge, you analyze it and make selections with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why loads. You don’t simply take what you see and settle for it. You marvel why it’s that manner, and are conscious that the world we see is created by human decisions and actions – and it might be totally different. You marvel, and see the world as fantastic even while you wish to change part of it that’s unjust.

How To Apply

Interested and certified candidates ought to:Click here to apply

Application Deadline twenty third March, 2021.

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