Senior Specialist: Media Relations

Senior Specialist: Media Relations


Senior Specialist: Media Relations
Posting Country: Mozambique
Date Posted: 17-Jun-2020
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.


The External Communications Lead focuses upon advising on, planning and communicating the external image of Vodafone and providing information, including business strategy, financial performance, products and services, corporate responsibility and sponsorships, through engagement with the media, general public and industry analysts - reactively and proactively. The External Communications Lead as the recognised technical expert will Identify and communicate the external image of Vodafone on topics critical to enhancing the company's reputation and helping Vodafone to positively influence conversations affecting our business. Typically reports to the Senior External Communications Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creates content, drafts press releases and drafts reports to support the external image of Vodafone;
  • Uses external communications best practice and knowledge to provide compelling content or reporting for the external communications function ;
  • Understands and keeps up to date with current affairs and relevant content topics and ideas to participate in story creation and content creation having a positive impact on the external image of Vodafone;
  • Demonstrates strong communication and diplomacy skills persuading and influencing wider key business stakeholders to maximise the reach and impact of the initiatives and objectives of the external communications team ;

  • Uses judgment to analyse and monitor the impact of communications on: business strategy, financial performance, products and services, corporate responsibility and sponsorships, proactively identifying problems and suggesting appropriate solutions ;
  • May provide informal guidance to junior staff;


  • Competition law
  • Economics in telecoms
  • Broadcasting and content
  • Pro-active external communications, engagement, and campaigns strategy
  • Understand Telecoms products and services, platforms
  • Financial and payment services
  • International Institutions/ Relations
  • Security

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.