Assistant Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing at Options Consultancy Services Limited

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Options Consultancy Services Limited is a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse


Assistant Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing

  • Location:
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Abuja, Nigeria
    12 month fixed term contract
    Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience
    Closing date:  Sunday, 25 September, 2022


Reporting to the Director of Business Growth, the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing will be accountable for corporate communications and marketing. The postholder will lead the development, implementation and delivery of Options’ communications and marketing strategy. The role will oversee our corporate brand, marketing and public relations, publications production, and internal communications. The post-holder will lead our communications and marketing team and will work closely with the communications, new business, technical and programme teams to support the implementation of Options’ Business Strategy, with specific focus on increasing the visibility, voice and influence of the organisation as we diversify our client base and expand into new markets.

This is an exciting new role for someone looking to apply their expertise to help Options elevate our corporate profile and increase visibility of the impact of our work. With a new Managing Director, Options is at a pivotal moment where this role can make a real difference to the growth and diversification of the business.

Person specification: 

  • Education to degree level, or equivalent experience, in a related/relevant subject
  • Demonstrated leadership in communications, marketing, and/or public relations
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the design and execution of corporate communications strategies, campaigns and projects
  • Experience leading digital transformation projects
  • Experience in journalism or PR – the ability to recognise and communicate newsworthy stories relevant to stakeholders
  • Experience in leading and managing a team
  • Experience building successful relationships with clients, collaborators and consultants
  • Experience in the strategic use of social media and online content platforms
  • Experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media
  • Business development mindset where communications directly contribute to business objectives
  • Commercially focused and able to demonstrate return on investment
  • Ability to read, interpret and communicate complex information clearly for both lay and professional audiences

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Options Consultancy Services Limited on to apply

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