Senior Communications Manager, Responsable principal de la communication, Yaoundé, Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

Senior Communications Manager, Responsable principal de la communication, Yaoundé, Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

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Senior Communications Manager

YaoundéPosted 2 days ago

Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

WebsiteForetiaFoundDenis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

Catalyzing Africa’s Economic Transformation

The mission of The?Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation?is to?catalyze Cameron’s and Africa’s socio-economic transformation?by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and the implementation of progressive policies that together creates economic opportunities for all.


The Communication Department manages the Foundation’s external and internal communication and?is charged with ensuring the visibility of the Foundation and its activities through the creation of quality content and visuals. The department is also charged with the drafting and implementation of the Foundation’s communication strategy, handling public relations, information output, press releases and media requests, social media, and email newsletters.

Job description:

We are seeking a highly diligent, confident candidate with substantial management experience for the role of Senior Communications Manager. The position comes with great responsibility, as Communications Managers are accountable for public perception of organizations. Managing this perception involves developing marketing and communication strategies, understanding the importance of timing and setting, responding to crises and setbacks, overseeing a team of diverse communications roles and ensuring that information released is consistent with the strategy at large. This fulltime position will be based in Yaounde. You will be expected to supervise a team of seven.

Key responsibilities

Control the flow of information between the Foundation and the Public

Along with the communications manager, Senior Communications Manager will determine the flow of marketing strategies, direct public relations campaigns and act as the face of the Foundation at media and other public relations events

Develop a cohesive communications strategy.

Oversee a diversely skilled communications team.

Coordinate and feed the different communications platforms

Assist in crisis management and pre-emptive planning.

Cultivate an environment of readiness and alertness.

Maintain an awareness of the Foundation’s risks and threats.

Manage all media relations.

Assist in drafting communications budgets.

Ensure quality control of all information released.

Assist in the capacity building of the communications team

Key Qualifications and Skills

MBA or advanced degree in Communications, Marketing or related field;

At least five year’s working experience in a communications field;

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French is required;

Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies

Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.

Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.

Strong, confident and collaborative leadership.

Good understanding of the importance of social media and be comfortable editing and posting in social media formats;

Substantive understanding of policy issues and trends in the area of communication

Must be able to work independently against deadlines;

Excellent interpersonal skills;

Experience working with civil society organizations is an advantage;

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


All applications must be submitted using the online portal below.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 30th?October 2021.

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