Job Vacancy For Communications Specialist At Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a not-for-profit organizations formed in 2006 to work with African governments, farmers, donors, NGOs and the private sector to reduce hunger and poverty in Africa through Agricultural development targeted at resource poor farmers. AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and an office in Accra, Ghana.

AGRA is seeking to recruit exceptional and experienced individuals to fill the following positions based in the Accra Office in Ghana:- Communications Specialist – Ref CS/02 – 13

The communications Specialist will report to the Director of Communications based in Nairobi. S/he will work with members of the AGARA - Accra team including programme, administrative and finance staff on various issues.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

•  Handling all AGRA media activities in West Africa and elsewhere to ensure that programme activities are well publicized and that the West Africa media are kept up to date about AGRA

•  Co-ordinating the production of various communication products for the West African programmes including handling the bulletins, newsletters and articles for the website
•  Responding to queries and comments received through the AGRA website
•  Organising press conferences and media training modules for AGRA staff
•  Writing, distributing and disseminating press releases for both local and international media
•  Laising with AGRA's communications office in Nairobi in preparing and scheduling for meetings, workshops, conferences and field visits for West Africa.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communication, Agriculture or other relevant field
•  Minimum of seven (7) years post qualification experience in communications
•  Experience in photography
•  Excellent written and oral communication skills with good command of English and working knowledge of French

Location: Accra

These positions will be on a 3-year fixed contract. Attractive. Remuneration packages commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

How To Apply For The Job

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet relevant criteria for these roles, please submit your application with detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the relevant references number on the application letter to:-

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited, Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way
Munthangari, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-20-423-0000

Closing Date: 29 March 2013