Job advert - Marketing and Communication Officer

Summary

The postholder will have the exciting role of supporting the team in Ghana strengthen our communications approach. The postholder will support our communications and marketing activities to ensure the GES Lively Minds programme increases its visibility amongst key stakeholders.   

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Head of Marketing and Communication and our managers in Ghana and Uganda to ensure that we maintain active presence on all LM social media platforms.

  • Photograph programme activities, collect and share relevant content/report on field activities.

  • Develop and produce engaging, promotional and informational communication and marketing materials e.g. flyers, videos, social media content, etc.

  • Support in the production of reports to donors and other stakeholders by collating the progress of our programme.

  • Liaises with our IT team in keeping track of LM marketing and communications trends  .

  • Assist in developing escalation protocols for managing communication crisis.

  • Assist in conducting market research to identify opportunities for promotion and growth

  • Support in drafting Lively Minds communications with approval from Head of Marketing & Communications

  • Support Head of Marketing and Communications in drafting high quality marketing  and PR materials (i.e pitch decks, blogs, proposals, reports, web content, social media, videos, photos, presentations, award applications, news/features articles)

  • Provide administrative support for all content and updates to the website and social media platforms ensuring these are consistent with the Lively Minds brand.

  • Support in organising engagement events (stakeholder and funder visits, dissemination events)

For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.

About us

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO, working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Since 2008, we have developed an innovative, behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly-educated mothers to run educational ‘Play Schemes’ for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using local resources. The Lively Minds programme aims to improve school-readiness of rural kindergarten children, by training parents to provide practical, cost-free learning and developmental activities in the kindergarten and at home.

Over the past few years the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 1200 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda reaching over 120,000 children. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents and this is now reaching over 2 million households each week.  We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it, fund it and to scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years, so that we can have a transformative role in tackling the global ECD crisis. 

Lively Minds is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation. You’ll be part of a lively ambitious organisation, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard, at a fast pace, in a challenging environment.  Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work.

How to apply

Please download an Application Form and send the completed form to jobs@livelyminds.org before the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm GMT on Thursday 6th October 2022