(Position is based in the town of Fungurume, approx. 180km west of Lubumbashi. Travel to Lubumbashi and Kinshasa as needed.)
TFM Communications Department is responsible for developing and implementing the Company's and TFM's internal and external communications programs. The department manages DRC media, public relations activities in regards to community events and is responsible for developing materials to communicate the company's key messages to employees and for external audiences. TFM holds a prominent position in the DRC; particularly in Katanga and the communities in the concession. This will increase with the company expansion and a strong communications program is a key element in the company's ability to maintain that position.
· The Communications Manager will provide high-level strategic input and operational management to TFM Communication programs. This will include both internal and external communications and the interpreter/translation group as well.
· Under the direction of site senior management and in conjunction with the corporate office in Phoenix, the Communications Manager will work on developing and implementing communication strategies to improve communications with the workforce and to communicate Company vision. The position also requires the ability to work in cooperation with the Social & Governmental Affairs departments. He or she will:
- Develop and implement employee communications programs and initiatives.
- Develop communications materials such as brochures, newsletters, videos and display posters.
- Develop DRC media responses and manage media relations.
· Supervise TFM Communications Team and lead the implementation of all communications programs.
· Develop primary messages and communications strategies/plans in coordination with TFM Social and Government Affairs departments and communications management in the U.S.
· Serve as primary media spokesperson. Manage media relations for TFM in the DRC
· Represent TFM at public conferences and forums, as appropriate.
· Identify and facilitate communications assessment training needs and the provision of training for TFM Communications staff.
· Budget and track TFM communications spending.
- Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in communications, public relations, business administration/economics, or related communications fields.
- Seven (7) years of extensive, practical experience in leading communications program activities; with an emphasis on the private sector.
- Capable of adapting to remote living conditions; in African settings.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in both French and English. (Fluency in Swahili a plus!)
- Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
- Practical experience in evaluating, training and motivating employees.
- Proven organizational skills. Ability to deal with stressful situations in a challenging environment.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and any publication software.
- Ten (10+ years) of extensive, practical experience in leading communications program activities; with an emphasis on the private sector.
- Position involves work to be predominantly executed in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Resources can be limited, so the candidate must be a self-starter, have good personal organization skills for managing activities across multiple sites and in challenging circumstances.
- Must be available for long-term or rotational international assignment. Position may on occasion require long hours and weekend work.
- Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
- Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
- Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
- Copper Overseas Service Company ("COSCO") promotes a drug/ alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable Company Standards
- COSCO has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:
- Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who receive Safety Training; or
- Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who operate equipment or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing their COSCO job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel)
Benefits Begin first day of employment
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• ExPat Incentives
COSCO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer