PR, Training & Events Coordinator

Employer: Indepth Research Services

Salary: Confidential


Job summary

We are a training and consultancy center offering technical consultancy and training services designed for individual and organizations in the agriculture, climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water and sanitation sectors.

We are looking for an experienced PR, Training & Events Coordinator. You will design, publicize and coordinate workshops, seminars, bootcamps, events, hackathons and training programs for a small, medium and large number of participants.

Job description

  • Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies.
  • Edit and update promotional material and publications (brochures, company profile, videos, social media posts etc.)
  • Prepare and distribute press releases
  • Development and execution of creative marketing campaigns that align with the company’s strategic direction
  • Publicist for the organization by organizing events, seminars and other PR activities that aligns to the company’s strategic goals, and serve as the company’s spokesperson.
  • Daily monitoring of news and events to determine how the company can plugin in.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with partners including media, employers, regulators, professionals and suppliers.
  • Scout for external events the company can participate in that are in line with our strategic plans
  • Organize for speaking engagements as part of our brand building efforts
  • Manage IRES newsletter
  • Work with the different departments seeking and providing feedback to focus marketing campaigns/events and to develop branding, messaging, and content delivery campaigns
  • Co-ordinate with other staff members to ensure successful events and promotions
  •  Conduct industrial needs assessments, identifying data analytics skills or knowledge gaps that need addressing.
  • Planning, coordinating and organizing training programs including the venue, registration, facilitators and directing the participants to ensure excellent customer experience.
  • Design and develop training programs in coordination with other staff members. This may include preparation of training curriculum, workshop materials, marketing material and updating online databases.
  • Marketing relevant training programs, reach out to interested parties, close deals and ensuring minimum capacity registration for each session.
  • Identify relevant event partners and sponsors and close meaningful relationships while at the same time maintaining the numbers.
  • Uphold best practices and corporate education principles for training.
  • Handling many different tasks, under time and cost pressures
Qualifications: 
  • Advanced Degree in Journalism, public relations or communications
  • A minimum of 5 years’ hands on experience in brand building preferably in a service oriented setup
  • Creative writing skills a MUST
  • Background in researching, writing and editing publications
  • Proven work experience as a training coordinator, PR officer, event’s organizer or a similar role.
  • Hands on experience coordinating multiple training events in a corporate setting.
  • Adequate knowledge of digital marketing.
  • Ability to organize events with large groups of hands-on participants.
  • Ability to execute full training cycle from planning to evaluation.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with any type of training software and/or knowledge database.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong working knowledge of instructional design theory as well as proof of successful implementation.
  • Proven track record, showing ability to successfully complete the full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate).
  • Knowledgeable about both traditional and modern job training methods and techniques
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize work.
  • Current membership to a professional body.

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