EZAGA ONEN PATRICK

EZAGA ONEN PATRICK

Position: Head, Communications

JOB PURPOSE

Responsible for the implementation of communications strategy both internally and externally with a heavy emphasis on brand management for the Fund; Includes managing all communications plan activities and building external relationships with the Fund’s stakeholders

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Raise the profile of the Fund to internal and external audiences;
  2. Develop and implement the Fund’s communications strategy, working closely with the Chief Executive, relevant Committees, Management and appointed agencies;
  3. Manage communications functions including media and campaigns, publishing, web, public affairs and stakeholders, events, internal communications and projects;
  4. Develop professionally written policy and procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.

DUTIES

  1. Acts as the official Spokesperson of the Fund;
  2. Observes and reports on social, economic, and political trends that might affect employees;
  3. Develops and maintains the Fund’s corporate image and reputation;
  4. Confers with Human Resources and Administration Department to develop internal communications that keep employees informed of Fund activities;
  5. Represents Communications department in national, regional and international meetings pertaining to policy communication;
  6. Proactively builds and manages appropriate internal communication channels, including appropriate internal bulletins/magazines;
  7. Ensures value for money in management and implementation of the communication’ work plans and budget;
  8. Oversees the preparation of an annual newspaper pull-out on activities of the fund;
  9. Develops a communications policy and strategy of the Fund;
  10. Establishes and maintain effective working relationships with clients, government officials, and media representatives and use these relationships to develop new business opportunities for the Fund;
  11. Studies the objectives, promotional policies, or needs of the Fund to develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products, or services;

12. Identifies main target audience and stakeholders of the Fund, determine the best way to communicate to them effectively, assign, supervise, and review the activities of the Communication department staff;
13. Ensures the drafting of speeches for the Fund’s management;
14. Evaluates advertisement and promotions programs for compatibility with public relations efforts;
15. Manages special events, such as sponsorship of races, parties introducing new products, or other activities the Fund supports, to gain public attention by using multi-media channels;
16. Formulates policies and procedures related to public information programs, working with public relations executives;
17. Manages the public relations aspect of a potential crisis situation.
18. Maintains the Fund’s archives and knowledge centre;
19. Ensures interactivity, content management of the Fund’s website and social media platforms.