Communications Manager, Responsable communication, Sangha, Congolaise Industrielle des Bois

Communications Manager, Responsable communication, Sangha, Congolaise Industrielle des Bois

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

The Communications Manager will work under the Head of Communications reporting to Director-General Congolaise Industrielle des Bois.

As a Communications Manager, you are a steward of the strategy, development and implementation of internal and external communication, digital content and channel management for all social media channels of Congolaise Industrielle des Bois.

You are the custodian of existing communications platforms and channels, a team-lead to a studio of four content creators and multiple freelancers, an interlocutor between local communications at CIB and global communications with Olam Global Agri (Olam International).

The opportunity:

At heart, you are a digital storyteller, a great listener, love understanding cultures and interpreting narratives to weave and craft communication.

You are passionate about communications as a function and fascinated by how it connects, works and are dedicated to your career in this field.

You love planning well in advance.

Multitasker with the ability to anticipate and act at a short notice.


You are fond of keeping up with changing world of digital identities and ensure the primary identity of CIB is in shape every day.

Social Media

A deep understanding of the uniqueness of the top 5 social media handles, ability to repurpose and optimise content accordingly.

Manage content for our stakeholders in the region and globally.

Follow digital and social media trends consistently, pre-empt and act on them.

Print and Digital Properties

Own various properties and ensure the smooth functioning of communication via the platforms, channels.

Quick learning in understand diverse mediums and the target audience they cater to.

Team Lead and Interdepartmental Coordination

Liaise with Corporate Communications and Internal Communications to synergise communication, ensure consistency with the holistic Olam narrative and campaigns, maintaining smooth communication with these counterparts who are spread globally in all time zones.

Ensure regional and local regulations are adhered to – in collaboration with subject matter experts in Forestry – across all current- and future-state digital platforms.

Assist in developing and communicating complex forestry concepts, sustainability themes with a team of in-house content creators, internal and external communications leads and local community experts.

Measure content effectiveness and campaign success by monitoring defined KPIs, with expertise in tools that enable streamlining.

Ability to memorise, adapt and optimise content, style, photography and media guidelines of Olam.


Team Player- Demonstrates respect and spirit of teamwork, encourages others to follow the lead, high level of integrity and ethics understands the Olam Way of organisational values.

Planning/Organising – Prioritises and plans work activities; Efficient and multitasker. Punctual. Ability to visualise upcoming communications needs and make annual plans. Understand business requirements and support.

Communication – Good listener, processes information, gets clarification, simplifies complex communications; Communicates, speaks, writes, clearly and persuasively.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to excel; Shares knowledge with others; is the go-to person in times of doubt.

Adaptability – Able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

On the Job Learning – Open to training and learning for personal growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, keeping up with latest communications strengths;

Dependability – Gets the job done, despite challenges and setbacks. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to work when necessary to reach goals. High integrity in managing confidentiality in classified communications.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Does not yield to pressure in times of high activity; Ensure quality, brand alignment and adheres to the style guide.

Analytical – Bases opinions on facts and research; Uses intuition, conversations with all stakeholders and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving – Anticipates professional surprises, Resolves problems promptly; Gathers and analyses information skillfully, ensuring that the challenges do not recur.

Project Management – Respects project timelines and completes them within budget. Prepares annual budgets for teams, projects, and other expenditures. Proposes projects that suit the situation on ground, sitting within the global framework.


Masters degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Digital Communication.

A minimum of 5 years of handling a team of communicators, a studio or a diverse team

A minimum of 1 year of handling a website or blogs for a corporate.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in handling at least three social media channels for a corporate.

Native French and English Language Speaker with excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Conversant with tools that manage scheduling, analytics and content creation of social media channels.

Attention to detail. Is a highly organised individual with the ability to adapt to surprises within digital communication and industry.

Experience in working in corporate and global business.

Excellent leadership qualities, including motivating others, team building, and credibility.

Team player that enjoys building partnerships at all levels within an organisation and with external stakeholders, irrespective of challenging departments, individuals or circumstances.

Demonstrated ability in prioritising multiple projects and content planning.

Appreciates cultural diversity and challenges that come while working in a remote location.

More Details and What We Offer:

The position is based out of Pokola, the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville).

The position is for a one-year contract, subject to annual renewal.

Position Start Date – 01/01/2022

One month annual holiday.

Access to healthcare at our local clinic.

Housing commensurate to the category you are hired in.

Communication expenses on actuals

The salary is commensurate to the qualifications of the candidate.

Great opportunity to learn on the job the complex environment we work in, launch new initiatives that you propose, substantial control and independence in work as gradually you understand the work.

Being part of Olam Global Agri (OGA)

Being part of a motivated and talented team in Pokola, the Republic of Congo and an opportunity to lead them.

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