Job Vacancy For Communications Specialist



Under the day-to-day supervision of the Senior Communications Specialist the Communications Specialist will:

Support the development and timely delivery of programme communications-

• Ensure production of high quality written products and draft, copyedit and proofread written content
• Support the implementation of WA BiCC's KML/Communications Strategy under the direction of the CLA Unit lead
• Develop communication plans for events, publications and other activities that require communication support, including the development of social media plans, outreach camapaigns in close coordination with WA BiCC team
• Deliver communication materials, including presentation, brochures, posters, banners, photo stories on exposure, video and other materials as appropriate
• Support traditional media relationships and monitor media coverage
• Track distribution of programme branding materials
• Plan and support communication/outreach activities, including event planning and management, publicity, engaging with stakeholders on traditional and social media
• Supervise digital communications officer
• Participate in weekly meetings with the WA Bicc Communications team, as well as other regular programme meetings
• Travel as required to fulfil the needs of this position in coordination with the technical line supervisor and Chief or Party
• S/He will be supervised by the Senior Communications Specialist

Qualification Required & Experience

• Exceptional English writing, copy-editing and proofreading skills and experience
• Education and/or experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Communication, journalism, social marketing or a field relevant to media/communication
• 2 to 5 years of field experience working in Africa, preferably West Africa, in the communication field - experience working with USAID is a plus
• Experience in graphic design, journalism and/or web design
• Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as traditional media in Africa.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and french (other widely spoken African languages would be an advantage)
• Excellent time management and organizational

Strong interpersonal skills, including

• Strong negotiation skills
• Ability to represent the organisation at external events
• Comfortable with public presentation skills

Location: Accra

How to Apply For the Job

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of this online application process:

• A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
• A current CV in reverse chronological format
• A list of at least 4 professional references, including names, contact information and statement of relationship to the reference
• Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered

Please send applications to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 15 February, 2019