Job Vacancy For Communication Specialist



Key tasks and responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Communication Specialist's overall responsibility is planing, designing, implementing and carrying out communication activities under the project. Activities to be performed by the communication Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

• Develop and implement a communication strategy/plan for all components of the Project to ensure that the content of the messages to the different target audience is effective, consistent and align with the project development objectives
• Develop and manage the project's online communication plan including social media plans, including facebook, public website, Twitter, etc
• Coordinate the design, printing and publication of the project's communication materials and reports
• Develop and manage the project's internal communication networks to ensure relevant and consistent exchanges between project team members
• Draft information, content and/or products for public access and fulfil requests for information from the media and public
• Draft project brief/publicity materials including the project briefs fact sheets and success stories
• Proactively develop cutting-edge media materials, including videos and social media products, production of documentaries of project activities
• Design communication campaign for the implementation in partnership with local radio stations in the target areas in line with the community-driven Development (CCD) approach
• Liaise with the social safeguard specialist and the CDD/Capacity Building Specialist to operationalise the stakeholder engagement plan
• Ensure multi-channel communication from the national PIU to all institutional and operational actors, beneficiaries and interested parties
• Ensure that all institutional and operational actors of the project (MDAs, MMDAs, communities) are informed about the activities of the project and the obligations of the various actors
• Ensure the timely production of periodic technical monitoring reports in terms of communication for the Project and its partners
• Supervise the activities of the projects service providers (communication agencies, media outlets, etc) in terms of communication and
• Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator

Qualification Required & Experience

• Masters Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, information sciences, social sciences or related disciplines deemed relevant to the position
• 5 years relevant professional experience in the field of communications, demonstrating increasing responsibilities and knowledge
• 3 years professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of same size. Have the qualification and professional experience indicated in table 5
• Have experience in coordinating communication activities for a large-scale development project. Knowledge of MS Office software, web design, HTML and other media software packages (i.e Photoshop, video editing software) for design and communication
• Experience using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (preferably for organisational outreach) is required. The successful candidate must be capable of crafting information messages in various media formats (press releases, websites, video etc) targeting a variety of audiences
• Have excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (proficiency in French is an advantage).

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

The Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must submit an expression of interest (EoI) indicating their qualifications and relevant experience to perform the assignment, coupled with their curriculum vitae.

The selection will be carried out through open competition among shortlisted individual consultants. Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below:

Five (5) hard copies of the EoI must be delivered to the address below (2), in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked for each of the position:

Address For Submission:

The Chief Director
Ministry of Local Government,
Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)

Tel: 0302-663668

E-mail: [email protected]

Digital Address System: GA-110-9895

Address for clarifications:

The Procurement Unit
Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)
First Floor, Room 23
P.O.Box M 50 Ministries, Accra-Ghana

Tel: 00233-21-663668 / Fax 00233-21-682003

E-mail: [email protected]

Digital Address System: GA-110-9895

Closing Date: 05 August, 2022