Job Vacancy For Communication Specialist

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - is a public-benefit federal enterprise working in more than 100 countries worldwide. We work on behalf of the German Government and support public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and environment, and peace and security. Our activities cover three priority areas: Energy and Climate, which deals with renewable energy and energy efficiency; Training and Sustainable Growth for decent Jobs; and Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, which focuses on good governance.

Project Brief

• The REACH project seeks to build Climate Resilience across 14 districts in northern Ghana.
• Through extensive capacity building measures on Conservation Agriculture, Community Engagement and improved planning and policies on • District level, the challenges of climate change for rural areas are tackled.
• The Project is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
• It is part of the EU Ghana Agricultural Programme which is implemented together with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Ghana (MoFA).

Scope of Role

• As one of two Communication Specialists of the REACH Project you are as a team responsible for the planning and implementation of measures and events which contribute to the Visibility and Communication strategy of the EU.
• At the same time you develop concepts on how the project can convey its messages to its stakeholders and beneficiaries.
• This includes processes and activities on Behavioural Change as well as training content and methodologies.


• Coordinate and implement visibility and communications work (including planning communication budget – quantity, formal and material quality, impact) to support other REACH activities
• Develop communication strategies and materials to reach farmers and rural communities within the Project area
• Manage a radio programme on promoting Conservation Agriculture
• Support in the management of the REACH “Nature Clubs” programme for selected basic schools.
• Organisation of Events for awareness raising and visibility in accordance with the project’s intervention strategy and the EU-GAP
strategy for Visibility and Communication
• Manage the exchange of information between other Projects under the EU Ghana Agricultural Program (EUGAP) and coordinate
the sharing of social media content with the European Union and other partners.
• Assist in communications with the District/Municipal Assemblies(D/MAs) in general and the District/Municipal Planning and
Coordinating Units(D/MPCUs) in particular

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master's degree in communication, public relations, journalism any other relevant field for the position.
• 3 years’ professional experience in the field of communication (media, advertising and PR work, journalism, internal communication, research, lobbying or similar) as well as experience in project and/or event management
• Excellent editing skills with experience in writing articles, features, and/or press releases (evidenced e.g., by work samples)
• Experience with mass media production, in particular radio broadcasts
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Team, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and of graphic editing applications
• Ability to express oneself very well both verbally and in writing in English; polished, target-group oriented style
• Excellent English; Knowledge of local languages, cultural dimensions and undertones of Upper West is a strong asset.
• Very good understanding of public sector institutions and channels of communication
• Ability to work under pressure, strong team orientation, cooperation, and negotiation skills

Location: Wa - Upper West Region

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to:

[email protected] quoting the Job Code 2023/REACH-CS/01/28 in the subject line. If you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful

Pro-TIP: Want to stand out from other applicants? We encourage you to include a 1-2min video why you are excited about that opportunity
and what unique value you can bring to the project.

Closing Date: 10 February, 2023

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion
are encouraged to apply.