Job Vacancy For Senior Communications Officer (Triple-S Project) At Community Water & Sanitation Agency

Functionally report to the Public Relations Manager at CWSA, but receive professional and supervisory direction form the Country Team Leader of Triple-S Ghana.

Job Purpose:

•   The overall objective of this position is to provide strategic direction to Triple-S communications activities and produce high-quality communications products to support the projects' objectives
•   Facilitate updating of communications and advocacy strategy and development of annual work plan
•   Manage publications pipeline, including liaising with graphic designers, printers, etc
•   Ensuring the consistent application of Triple-S (and IRC) branding
•   Write web articles, newsletters, press releases, and annual reports
•   Provide writing and editing support for production of briefing notes, policy briefs, fact sheets, research reports, etc
•   Manage publicity and materials for events
•   Support colleagues to produce impactful presentations
•   Support annual project reporting

The ideal candidate will:

•   Work  with Triple-S team to continually update communications and advocacy strategy and manage implementation, including media and outreach
•   Manage development of communications products (newsletter, briefing notes for policy makers and practitoners, manuals, fact sheets, research papers, Power Point presentations) and provide writing and editing support
•   Manage website, including creating and uploading content and tracking user statistics

Contract Period: The position will be on a one year renewable contract, subject to good performance.

Qualification Required & Experience

The ideal candidates must have:

•   A Master's degree in Communication, Social Sciences, or related field and a minimum of five years relevant experience or a Bachelors degree and ten years relevant experience
•   Demonstrated skill in writing and editing for different target audiences (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, general public)
•   Experience with managing communication teams and performing at a high professional level
•   Experience in use of multi-channel, multi-media in publicing events
•   Some knowledge of graphic design and design and layout software are desirable
•   Experience in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene sector and strong media network are also added advantages

Other Requirements:

•   Ghanaian nationality
•   Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
•   Knowledge of the local context and the water and the water sector in Ghana
•   Willingness to travel reqularly within Ghana and internationally

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their letter of application together with a detailed CV, reliable telephone and email contact, and contacts of three referees with a clear indication of the position being applied for. Applications should be sent to:


Email soft copies of the Senior Communications Officer only to: Background information on Triple-S can be found at:,

Closing Date: 04 June, 2013