SmartStart Job Opening for Communications Officer in Johannesburg March 2019

SmartStart is a national early learning programme that is looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven individual with experience in training materials and adult learning to support our programme design team.

Job Title: Communications Officer
Job Location: Johannesburg.


  • Create, coordinate, execute and evaluate SmartStart’s digital plan, working across key channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the SmartStart website
  • Implement and execute all work in line with the brand strategy and brand plan
  • Be instrumental in increasing our digital presence and gaining visibility for our brand
  • Core Functions understanding and monitoring digital platforms
  • Track, analyse and report on key digital analytics on a monthly basis
  • Use insights to continually improve content, ensuring it is relevant and share worthy
  • Use digital apps and tools to measure our engagement levels and monitor what kind of content is required
  • Build monthly reporting tools on analytics and performance against our baseline targets


  • A three year degree in Communications or equivalent is required
  • Minimum  of four to five years’ experience as a Communications Specialist or Social Media Officer, with proven experience in communication platforms management and content creation
  • Understanding of NGO sector or Education sector is desirable

To apply

Send CV and covering letter to

Application Deadline: Sunday, 31 March, 2019