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Wendy Nolwazi Ngcobo

Project Manager/Content manager /Social media manager

Summary

A self motivated, hard working, articulate individual. I aim for and achieve  high standards and  constantly seek to enhance  my existing skills. A self motivated, hard working, articulate individual. I aim for and achieve  high standards and  constantly seek to enhance  my existing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft office programs.  Strong planner and problem solver who readily adapts to change, works independently and exceeds expectations. Able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.

Work History

2016 AugustPresent

Project Manager II:( Adolescent Innovations - B-Wise)

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI) \ Department of Health

Managing and leading the project team

Managing co-ordination of the partners and working groups engaged in project work

Monitoring project progress and performance

Providing status reports to the project sponsor

Liaises with, and updates progress to, project board/senior management

Final approval of the design specification

Establishing   content strategy, policies and procedures, including guidelines for age-appropriate content and site moderation
Establishing a strong team that develops age-appropriate content and language

Establishing the  B-Wise Brand guide as well as visual guide 

Establishing  and implementation of the  digital marketing strategy for B-Wise 

Managing a team of moderators and ensure moderation goals are  met

Managing Department of Health as well as the Deputy president  campaign social media pages 

Liaising  and coordinating with experts with various health specialties in order to provide prompt responses to mobisite user comments and/or questions

Co-ordinating with external agencies such as public health and NGO partners, donors 
Supporting  the development of data management/monitoring and evaluation plans

Writing  project reports  for internal and external dissemination

June 2016July 2016

Digital media manager

African Hotels and Adventures

Developed and maintained   website electronic newsletters, social media campaigns
Created stylish content for multiple social channels
Provided feedback on insights gained from social media monitoring (Facebook Insights, etc.)
Used alerts, search and other tools to monitor for mentions
Conducted research including target audience identification, competitive analysis, qualitative web site profiling, search engine keyword analysis, and secondary research aggregation
Managed campaign billing coordination
Aggregated online marketing, email, search engine marketing and mobile phone marketing research into presentation-friendly formats
Created project plans and schedules
Prepared reports on campaign optimization information
Experience leading and managing SEO, marketing database, email, social
Creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate.
Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics)
Experience in setting up and optimising Google Ad words campaigns
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop 
Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking.
MS Outlook, Word and Excel (Advanced)
Excellent Communication Skills
Ability to work under immense pressure
Understanding of Search engine optimisation implementation and PPC campaigns
Excellent Writing skills

Feb 2014May 2015

Web content writer/ Web journalist and Social Media expert 

All4women. co.za

 

Writing articles for the website and SEO implementation

Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics)

Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate

Analyze web analytics data to gauge content performance

Navigates inside both the Google Adwords & Analytics platforms

Manage subscriptions, syndication, and email newsletters - HTML codes

Responsible for daily posts to social media outlets : Twitter ,Facebook and Pinterest

Conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic detail

Work with editors and clients to shape the material so it can be published

MS Outlook, Word and Excel (Advanced)

Excellent Communication Skills

Ability to work under immense pressure

Jun 2012Dec 2012

Communication Intern

UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS)

Planning and implementing communication activities and special events

Writing, editing and proofreading relevant website stories

Collecting and uploading relevant information events, publication, research, press releases, upcoming events and conference details

Working closely with UNAIDS RST-ESA units and eastern and southern Africa offices to gather strategic and up to date information

Exploring new and emerging technologies and social networks to increase website visibility and access

Developing a comprehensive distribution list for electronic and print materials (i.e. regional reports, RST publications) and follow up on the appropriate dissemination of the materials

Reviewing documents and summarising outcomes of discussions to ensure effective reporting.

Jun 2015Jul 2015

Coordinator

Center for Creative Art

Provided support to senior administrator and cinema manager concerning the screening of movies
Provides both administrative supervision and support to venue attendants

Acts as a liaison between cinema manager and senior administrator

Facilitates the Q and A between audience and film maker/director

Introduce movies as well as film maker/director
 Assists in monitoring movies start on time
Receives inquiries from people attending the film festival
Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Aug 2012Nov 2012

Communication Intern

Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

 Inputting and updating media contacts and lists on the online media database(Augure) Regular media monitoring of print, online and broadcast outlets via our online content database (Newsclip), newspaper subscriptions and online media alerts Compilation of weekly reports Assisting the Comms Officer with compilation of monthly media reports Updating the MSF SA website‘ MSF in the Media' page with MSF media mentions Monitoring SA media for specific issues when requested. Updating the office information board with MSF-related content Providing administrative support for Comms Unit interactions with MSF SA expats Providing support on specific media and communication-related initiatives when required 

Education

Feb 2016Present

 Introduction to Web design 

Boston City and Business College

Adobe Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Database
Presentation graphic(Power point)

Nov 2013Nov 2013

Bachelor of Technology

Durban University of Technology

Editorial Management

Special Reporting

Research Project

Jan 2010Dec 2012

National Diploma

Durban University of Technology


Achievements

Climate Reality Leader - March 2014

Recipient of the Power Reporting Conference Bursary 2010/2012

 2011 Future Journalist Program (FJP) Recipient, a Highway Africa Initiative at Rhodes University

Attended the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

 Participated in the (FAIR) Forum for African Investigative Reporters (Power Reporting) 2010 

Attended the Fair Awards

IT skills

  • Microsoft Word
  • Mcrosoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet and Email
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adwords
  • HTML codes
  • Social Media Analytics Tools
  • Buffer
  • Facebook Analytics 
  • Facebook Insight
  • Social brakers 
  • Twitter Fight School certification

Conference Attended

International AIDS Conference 2016

Climate Reality Leader - March 2014

SA AIDS Confrerence 2012

Right to Know (R2K) Summit (March 2012)

Cop 17 UNFCCC (November 2011)

Highway Africa Conference (September 2011)

Durban International Film Festival (July 2011 ,2012,2013,2014,2015)

Investigative Reporting Conference (Power Reporting) 2010 & 2012

Certificates

Shaw Academy - Diploma in Social Media 2016

Shaw Academy - Diploma in Digital Marketing 2016

Young African Leaders Initiative Network - Focus on: Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls 2016 

Young African Leaders Initiative Network  -Management Strategies for People and Resources

Future Journalism Certificate - Rhodes University  - 2011

 

Portfolio

1. Produced and edited Lerato on Pause” on YouTube

2. We have to live with that smell

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/we-have-to-live-with-that-smell- 1.674041
3. Women of the revolution http://mindmapsa.com/2011/09/05/arab-women-vow-never-to-bemarginalised/


4. Artists-showcasing-their-art http://zajournalist.blogspot.com/2011/07/artists-showcasing-their-art-at.html


5. Highway Africa http://zajournalist.blogspot.com/search?q=wendy+ngcobo


6. UNAIDS Global Website http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2012/october/20121019ppkehpca


7. UNAIDS Global Website http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2012/august/20120813namibiagrant