Communications Analyst at Verod Capital Management Limited – TDPel Jobs
Verod Capital (the “Firm” or “Verod”), founded in 2008, is a leading West African private equity firm that focuses on high-growth businesses in Anglophone West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana. The firm invests in a range of industries including consumer products and services, education, agriculture, financial and business services with investments ranging from $10 million and $25 million. Our competitive edge arises from our unique approach of sourcing opportunities through proprietary research and a deep local network as well as offering hands-on support to partner (portfolio) companies to ensure sustainable and responsible value creation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Communications Analyst
Location: Lagos, Nigeria (frequent travel may be required)
Employment type: Full Time
Verod’s Analyst, Communications is ultimately responsible for the firm’s communication and public relations.
This role will report to the Head, Investor Relations and will be responsible for leading the strategy development and execution of the communications plan across the business.
This is an opportunity for a candidate with strong experience across both internal and external communications to join a fast-growing emerging markets private firm.
The role will focus on developing and delivering an engaging stakeholder communications plan, to include investor, portfolio companies and client communications, marketing communications and media relations.
She/he will work with third party media outlets to connect with potential customers, investors, and other stakeholders with the goal of establishing or maintaining favourable public opinions.
The successful candidate will be a results-driven and solutions-oriented individual, adept at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
This person must be a strong collaborator, and able to drive the role of communications in Verod.
Summary of Responsibilities
Work closely with the Head of Investor Relations to ensure implementation of a strong global communications plan, budget and strategy for execution
Be a strong consultant to the Management team and support business leaders across our portfolio for communications needs
Lead on appropriate positioning of the firm as part of the communication strategy and content, ensuring consistency and ‘one voice’ across internal and external communications
Develop social media presence and strategy for execution across various media platforms such as the company Website, LinkedIn and Twitter
Write thought pieces to position the firm as a thought leader in the space
Manage and co-produce website, newsletters, story-coverages about partner companies, submitting and highlighting Verod (and partner companies) for awards, etc.
Support the ExCo and other Management Team/Colleagues with preparation and participation in conferences, panels, business publications other external representation of the firm
Support with distilling the Firm strategy clearly and concisely into clear goals, and position appropriately for internal and external stakeholders (LP’s, Sector experts etc.)
Responsible for all internal and external communications regarding CSR activities, speaker events, sponsored events ensuring tone represents our brand and values appropriately
Support portfolio companies with communications as the need arises
Disseminate accurate information across a range of media such as printed reports, websites, password protected websites, regular meetings and one-on-one visits depending on the unique needs of each stakeholder
University Degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or English
3 – 5 years of experience in a Communications role gained in the Financial Services, Investment Management (or related) sector or Professional Services firm (ideally within the Financial Services arm)
Experience across both internal and external communications
Excellent content writing skills. Design and copy writing skills advantageous
External communications experience to include experience in raising brand profile eg. through client communications, marketing communications and media relations
Experience of improving social media presence across multiple platforms
Experience in using thought leadership content for marketing purposes
Proven ability to establish and maintain high level of credibility with senior executives
Must be creative, agile and adept in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders and leverage multiple resources to meet the firm’s objectives
Ability to collaborate with the Head, Investor Relations as a strategic thought partner, aligning around a shared vision for the firm and shaping the communication strategy in support of the Fund’s and Partner Companies
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a natural skill for public speaking
Proven ability to network and engage and influence key internal and external stakeholders (board, committee, regulators, investors etc.)
A self-starter with strong relationship building, influencing and leadership skills
Able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues at all levels to execute and deliver or exceed expectations/targets
A strong and clear communicator who effectively engages with all stakeholders
A creative but strategic thinker who holds expertise in balancing both aspects in all communication pieces
Resilient yet flexible approach, is able to encompass multiple competing demands with proven ability to manage multiple stakeholders and maintain a single version of communication to all
Adaptable working style cognizant of situational requirements
Exceptional integrity and work-ethic, seeks to embed this in all relationships
Sets and drives an exceptional standard of practices for self and the business.
Remuneration package will be highly competitive based on qualification, experience and profile of the candidate.
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