Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager
: Lagos, Nigeria
Andela is seeking an experienced Marketing & Communications professional based in Lagos, Nigeria, to broadcast our vision and achievements to the world.
The Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for shaping and executing on a multi-faceted internal and external communications strategy that establishes Andelans as thought leaders in the Nigerian technology ecosystem and reinforces Andela’s brand as an elite engineering organization.
Lead the Andela Nigeria Marketing & Communications team in planning and executing a number of strategic initiatives across PR, field marketing and digital marketing to bolster Andela’s presence in Nigeria
Develop a comprehensive PR and digital marketing strategy that drives talent acquisition and brand recognition for Andela Nigeria
Build and own relationships with the media: Identify press-worthy stories within Andela, coordinate and staff interviews with Andela employees and executives, and ensure that press coverage is on-message.
Design online and offline marketing campaigns (social media, paid advertising, events) to increase applications for the Andela Fellowship in Nigeria
Create content (press releases, blog posts, features, scripts etc) to educate and build awareness in the market
Ensure 100% brand consistency in key messaging, internally and externally
The key attributes for this role are:
Leadership, team building and cross-cultural skills - You have significant experience leading strong teams made up of young and dynamic high achievers. It is also important that you have demonstrated an understanding of what it takes to build high performance teams and a "Best-in-Class" Communications and Marketing department.
Creative problem solving - You solve problems by creatively engaging with stakeholders both internally and externally with independence and fluency. You develop conceptual frameworks that guide problem solving analysis. You draw sound conclusions based upon a mixture of analysis and experience. You demonstrate content expertise through problem solving from multiple contexts.
Strategic thinking - You have a strong ability to think strategically and plan for the future. You are able to conceptualize, plan and execute communication strategies that engage Andela’s target audience, while also facilitating increases in engagements and impressions generated.
Operational excellence - Each department in Andela operates with initiatives that drive and contribute to the collective Andela vision. You have the capacity to multi-task across teams to amplify internal and external communications on marketing, advertising, branding and creative development ensuring consistency and on-strategy execution.
Demonstrated ability to manage strategic and crisis communication - You develop and maintain strong relationships with Andela’s senior management, staff, external agencies, press outlets, and others to engage them and support effective communication within and outside of organization. You are responsible for managing strategic and crisis communication should the need arise.
A deep commitment to our mission - You have demonstrated an ability and interest in creating large-scale change and impact which can be seen through your management of campaigns, and the media plans you have developed and executed