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Communication Manager – UniCem Nigeria

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In Nigeria, the name, UniCem stands for advanced technology, quality product and the leading supplier of cement in the South-South and South-East regions. As the second largest cement plant in Nigeria, our core activities are the manufacture and sale of Ordinary Portland Cement.

UniCem has its head office based in Calabar and all cement manufacturing operations have been consolidated at the 2.5million tons per annum Mfamosing plant, north-east of Calabar.

Our mission statement indicates that we strive to be one of the most socially responsible cement companies in Nigeria. In achieving this we operate on the basis of best practices in accordance with shareholder, lender and local Nigerian legal and regulatory requirements so far as corporate governance, good corporate citizenship and sustainable practices.

Job Title: Communication Manager

Job Description

Implement the corporate internal and external communication policies, strategy and guidance in order to disseminate, develop and maintain strong communication as approved by management and Act as Company’s resource of communications’ expertise and guidance.
To support in providing local brand management, promotion, quality control and co-ordination for all departmental communications e.g. publications, promotional materials leaflets, posters, etc
To organize local company internal events requiring wide publicity to motivate its employees or promote company’s image and creating awareness in the operating environment e.g. Road projects, Community Development Projects, corporate staff briefings, etc.
Facilitate the communication of key corporate messages to organization’s employees.
To effectively manage key communication channels including local publications, intranet/internet, Newsletters, Magazines etc
Presenting and maintaining a positive public image of the organization which include proactively developing media outreach strategies, creating and implementing product or service announcements by working closely with related government department and agencies as the need arises.
Proactively engage the cascading communication of the business strategy through all departments within the company.
Liaise with key functions involved in developing and implementing the business strategy to prioritize the key messages to be communicated.
Use existing communication channels and develop new channels to ensure penetration to all employees.
Conduct a detailed follow-up of all business strategy communications to test feasibility, penetration and direction.
Creating announcements to inform all employees about business developments.
Supporting the UNICEM Intranet by providing content on all business developments.
Liaising with external agencies to create a quarterly internal magazine. Includes soliciting articles and photos from across the company, researching and writing and editing articles and advising on design and layout for each publication.
Support in the development and growth of an e-magazine from the area of business communications.
Support the timely release of the business newsletter with regular business content.
Ensure the successful implementation of the team briefing process as a tool enable the regular cascading of business communications.
General support in regular communication vehicles such as anniversaries and major events
Ensure the strategy is executed under the clear objectives of CSR with UNICEM and Lafarge/HOLCIM.
Knowledge and engagement with CSR activities within the company.
Assess the knowledge, engagement and feedback of employees to ensure it is aligned with the strategic plan.
Actively involved in the Health and Safety drive of the Organization
Desired Skills & Experience

Professional and/or technical competencies:
Bachelor of Science/ Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism or Public Relations.
Must be computer literate (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
Age: Not less than 35 years of age.
Experience:
A minimum of 5 years cognate practical working experience in Research, documentary and communication channels in a well structured Organization.
Excellent project management skills.
Blend of skills in marketing, corporate communications and journalism.
Strong business acumen to interpret complex messages for large audiences.
Experience of communicating strategies to support the managing of an organizational change.
Broad understanding of internal media – ranging from Internet / intranet and phone based to audiovisual.
Excellent command of the English language both written and oral.
Agency management and briefing skills.
Strong computer, excellent reporting skills and Superior professionalism and judgment

Behavioural and/or managerial competencies:

Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels.
Ingeniously Creative
On-going personality
Flexibility
Have values and value others
A self motivated person.
Can work under pressure and under tight deadlines.
A team player.
Capable of working in different cultures.
Excellent communicator capable of effectively influencing at the highest levels
Ability to manage conflicting and shifting priorities and demands
Ability to relate to all levels and across all parts of the business
Self-starter able to operate under broad guidelines within general direction.
Excellent reporter of events and programs
Resourcefulness in solving problems and good Analytical skills
Excellent people management skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude.
Strong organizational and coordination skills and keen attention to detail.

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  1. OLADEJO KAZEEM KEHINDE

    April 19, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I WISH TO APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT AT YOUR NOBLE COMPANY. I AM 27YEARS OF AGE, A NATIVE OF ILE-IFE IN OSUN STATE. I HAVE HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MASS COMMUNICATION. I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION

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Nigeria: List Of Small Scale Businesses You Can Start With N10,000 (Video)

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Having a sustainable income is very essential for you to survive in Nigeria. With unemployment rate on the rise in the country, you might want to look for alternatives to make ends meet. Setting up a business venture might be the next step. With a minimum of N10,000, you can find something worth doing. All you need is the right information from the right source then you are good to go.

I guess you’re wondering what type of small scale business you can start up with such a small budget. This is where Information Nigeria comes in. Stay with us as we bring to you five business ideas you can start with a capital of N10,000.

1. Snacks making business:

This is a lucrative business in the country and it is one of the fastest ways to get returns on your money. A snack is a small service of food which is usually eaten between meals. In Nigeria, we have snacks like puff puff, akara, doughnut, chin-chin, meat pie, fish rolls and so on. I know you might have your reservations but people have shared their testimonies about how they were able to become successful from engaging in this type of small scale business. There are people who were even brought up by hard-working mothers, who fried Akara balls and puff puff by the roadside. You require very little capital to start the business but you need to find a good location to attract more customers. Learning how to make these snacks is also important and you need to be consistent.

2. Starting up an Indomie joint:

Food is a necessity because people need it to survive. Also, keep in mind that you can’t cater to the needs of everyone but you can make your mark. You need to buy a stove, pots, serving plates, spoons and forks, a carton of noodles and so on. Your culinary skills might also come in handy because you need to come up with different recipes.  You also need to set up your business at a populated location and ensure that the place is neat.

3. Okrika or bend down select:

This is a thriving business in the country due to the tough economy, You can set up the business of selling recycled clothes to people. Just like food, clothes are also a basic need because we wear them every day to cover our nakedness and we are always in need of new ones. Some people prefer okrika because they are durable and cheaper. A low-income earner wouldn’t be caught at a boutique as they would rather opt for clothes that are not very expensive. You could make use of social media to advertise your business and you also need to be creative. You don’t need to own a shop before you start selling and it is a business that will last. You could put in additional effort when you get the clothes by washing and ironing them to make them presentable.

4. Selling of recharge cards:

We consider this business idea as one of the best cause it doesn’t require much energy to set up. You can buy a certain amount of card, sell and promote your business online and also in your neighbourhood, place of worship, among others.

5. Running errands for people:

If you love shopping then this is your best option. Running errands for people is a great way to earn cool cash because not many people enjoy doing this and they would rather let someone else run them. Just like the name implies, you run errands for people and you get paid to do them. Some errand runners offer packages to their customers, which come with a fixed rate.

 Offering packages help you get money in advance and it lets you know well ahead of time how much work you can expect. If your errands involve lots of driving then you can consider charging for mileage as well.

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SEO Specialist Vacancy at Techhive Africa

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Techhive Africa is a different kind of digital agency. We specialise in using data analytics to connect brands and SMEs across Africa with their target audience. 

Our platforms have over 5 million cumulative social media followers, over 3 million monthly unique visitors and are some of the most visible in Nigeria.

We are currently looking for a talented and creative individual to fill the position below:

Job Title: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist

Location: Lagos

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

The SEO Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the SEO strategy of our platforms.
  • Work with the content team to ensure content is created in the most effective ways
  • Develop effective link building strategies
  • Review website performance with data tools and look for enhancement opportunities
  • Craft strategies to improve user engagement and time spent on the website.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduate with a B.Sc or HND from any Tertiary institution
  • At least two (2) years working experience in SEO or a related role
  • Experience with SEO tools, keyword research, link analysis and data analytics
  • Highly motivated and target driven, with a proven track record in traffic growth

Application Details

  • Send an email with your CV attached to info@techhive.africa
  • The subject of the mail should be: ‘Application for SEO Specialist Position’
  • The body of the mail should detail in the best way possible why you are the best candidate for the job.
  • Application Deadline is: 27th September 2020

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Job Vacancy For Entertainment Writer At Information Nigeria

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Marketing Job Vacancy in Lagos

Information Nigeria, a leading Nigerian news portal with over 5 million social media followers, is looking to employ a content writer with a focus on entertainment.

Job Title: Content Writer (Entertainment)
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities:

The writer will be based around Yaba and its environs and shall report entertainment news, daily.

Requirements:
– A minimum of one-year Journalism experience with hands-on skills in New Media.
– Reportorial skills are essential.
– Good knowledge of global entertainment industry is an added advantage.

– The candidate should:

  • Be a fresh graduate with a good command of English
  • Have a passion for writing.
  • Be able to present information in a creative and user-friendly manner.
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have an understanding of writing for the web/internet.

How to Apply:
All applicants should send CV and work samples to editor@informationnigeria.org with the position applied for as the subject of the e-mail.

Application Deadline is: 13th September 2019

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