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Job Vacancy For Communication Specialist

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Ghana Jobs

{Ghana National Household Registry,Accra,Full-Time, GH,Masters Degree, 5 years,13 May-2016};

Ghana National Household Registry is recruiting Suitable Qualified Ghanaian National to occupy the following position: Communication Specialist

Job Summary:

•   The main responsibility of the Communication Specialist is to develop and implement strategies to communicate and promote the objectives and goals of the GNHR.
•   The Specialist should also develop and implement strategies to raise awareness of the process of gathering information in the field and invite households to participate in the targeting process.
•   Key tasks include facilitating positive media and publicity

Key Responsibilities:

The Communications Specialist will perform the following duties:

•   Oversee/supervise the design and production of a National Public Information Campaign, and associated materials (advertisement, radio and TV infomercials, etc.).
•   Lead the preparation of a national communication plan for the National Targeting Process.
•   Establish the guidelines for the design and oversee/supervise the production of the printed materials (such as posters and brochures) for the local Public Information Campaign to be used by Partners Organizations in the field.
•   Supply of posters and brochures to the Partner Organizations for distribution in target districts/regions .
•   Supervise of the implementation of the Public Information Campaign at the Regional and District level.
•   Collaborate with all stakeholders to develop and implement a good internal and external communication strategy.
•   Compile data from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of monitoring issues related to the GNHR.
•   Coordinate media relations and public relations for the purpose of assisting as district liaison with various community groups and individuals and advising staff on public relations implications.
•   Develop and maintain strategic networks of people and institutions to disseminate GNHR-related news and information.
•   Maintain information updates for the GNHR and MoGCSP website, for the benefit of other Social Protection programmes.
•   Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the MIS specialist, the Operations and Logistics Specialist of the GNHR and the Communications Unit of the MoGCSP in monitoring communication activities.
•   Undertake any other related assignments by the GNHR Coordinator

Reporting Responsibility:

•   In the discharge of his/her duties, Communications Specialist will report to the National Coordinator.
•   He/she will prepare and submit quarterly reports to National Coordinator.

Duration Of Assignment:

•   The Contract will last for one (1 ) year initially, but renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance.
•   It is anticipated that the position will commence in June 2016.

Qualification Required & Experience

The minimum requirements for the position are as follows:

•   At least Master’s degree in public relations, journalism, communication, or marketing or any relevant field.     .
•   A minimum of five (5) years professional experience, ideally with some experience with social protection programmes.
•   Excellent communication skills, particularly in dealing with multiple Ghanaian languages.
•   Ability to handle multiple projects under time and resource pressure.
•   Be detail and results-oriented, and have strong knowledge of budget processes and evaluation of outcomes analysis
•   Comprehensive knowledge of media operations and expertise in the field of public relations and release of information for publication.
•   Proven ability to develop communication strategies related to organizational policies in collaboration with a diverse team.
•   Extensive knowledge and experience in the application of theories, principles and practices of communication as they relate to public information services.
•   Knowledge of the latest advances in effective use of digital and social media for effective corporate communicating, including (ideally) online communities, search engine optimization and other digital tools.
•   The applicant should be a solutions-oriented person with excellent
•   Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
•   Demonstrated ability to build, manage and work in a team and work under pressure,
•   National/international experience in Social Protection is an advantage.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

All interested applicants must submit a detailed curriculum vitae to the address below:

National Coordinator, National Targeting Unit
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
P. O. Box MBO,
Ministries, Accra, Ghana

Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 13 May, 2016

Job Vacancy For Communications & Mobilisation Manager

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by Ghana Jobs

{YES-Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,Degree,5 years,15 Apr-2016};

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start Date: June, 2016
Duration of Contract: 12 months, renewable
Salary and conditions: Negotiable

About Us:

•   Established in 2001, the Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO which is at the forefront of youth development policy, practice and research in Ghana. At YES-Ghana, we work to realise a vision: a world where every young person has a real chance to benefit from and participate in the development processes at local, national and international levels. Our mission is to promote policies and develop initiatives that help youth succeed in becoming life-long learners, productive members of society, materially sufficient and self-respecting citizens.

Overall Purpose:

•   Sitting within the broader Programmes Team, the Communications & Mobilisation Manager is responsible for engaging people in action online and offline, including maintaining an appropriate internal communication system for YES-Ghana, producing high quality content for YES-Ghana supporters and key external audiences, managing day?to?day off?line communications and online engagement across multiple channels, plus developing and delivering innovative digital communication across all programme deliverables. The Communications & Mobilisation Manager will work in close collaboration with other Programme Team members to enhance the organisation’s credibility and brand.

Key Responsibilities:

Overall communications & mobilisation function

•   Maintain a functional system of internal communications that encourages feedback and opens channels for horizontal and vertical communications across the organisation.
•   Produce advocacy and communication materials (e.g. organisational brochure, briefing notes, images, video, website contents, etc) that meet national and international standards.
•   Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials, including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.
•   Maintain an up-to-date documentation archive of all advocacy and communication materials, including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources, etc.
•   Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in communication activities.
•   Recommend established contacts, networks, resources and processes to support communication activities.
Social media, web and digital engagement
•   Create and maintain an up-to-date social media, web and digital engagement plan
•   Manage social media properties (Facebook, Twitter, etc), including daily monitoring, posting and content development
•   Conduct on-going social media research and development, and create brand awareness
•   Develop and manage strategic partnerships online and establish relationships with the online community to identify key influences and communicators that fit YES-Ghana’s online strategy
•   Ensure maintenance of YES-Ghana’s website, including monitoring of the relevant web statistics and prepare monthly reports
•   Ensure ethical standards are protected on YES-Ghana’s website and all social media channels.
Media relations
•   Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media
•   Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organisations whose support is essential to the achievement the organisation’s communications objectives
•   Lead in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media
•   Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing the media and other interest groups
•   Lead in collaborating with the media through briefings, project site visits, and facilitating media coverage, photography, and video footage, etc
•   Assist in planning, logistics and administrative arrangements regarding collaboration with the media
•   Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, footage, recorded news items, etc)
Celebrities, partners and special events
•   Maintain and update a contact list/database of individuals, groups, organisations and platforms whose support is essential to and can assist in achieving advocacy, communications, and fundraising objectives of YES-Ghana, and who support and are available to actively participate in special events and activities that further the organisation’s programme objectives
•   Help organise and generate public support for special events and activities to promote programme goals
•   Monitor and document process and effectiveness of working with these individuals and organisations
•   Prepare background communication and promotional materials for beefing and visits of celebrities, donors, and other special interest groups

Constituency building

•   Lead the development of an expansion and outreach strategy that ensures more youth across the country are participating in and benefitting from programmes and activities of YES-Ghana through its Voices of Youth Coalition, Do Something, and other platforms
•   Spearhead the development of an up-to-date, user-friendly online directory of youth groups and youth development stakeholders working in Ghana. Develop a promotional strategy to go with it
•   Lead the development of a secured, internal database of individual youth that captures their biographical and geographical data, with filtering functionality that enables effective targeting by male, female, location, age, etc
•   Coordinate the development and management of an interactive voice response (IVR) and short messaging system for mobile marketing targeting YES-Ghana’s constituents
Innovation, others
•   Take steps to be on top of current trends in development communications and community mobilisation strategies and bring those to the YES-Ghana workplace
•   Work with project teams to develop and implement project-specific communications and mobilisation strategies for new and on-going projects at YES-Ghana
•   Undertake any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

Education and Experience

•   Advanced degree in Communications or related field
•   Minimum five years’ experience in communications, broadcasting, or interactive media
•   Demonstrated and extensive social media experience
•   Knowledge of local Ghanaian languages desired

Personal Attributes

•   High integrity and strong attention to detail
•   Excellent oral and written communication skills
•   A creative and innovative approach to all work
•   Ability to adapt in a fast changing environment
•   Ability to plan, prioritise and organise a complex workload with competing priorities
•   Ability to travel locally and overseas for short periods
•   Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, project participants and partners, as well as others in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
•   Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision
•   Professional and independent working style, highly motivated and well-organised with the ability to work manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
•   Professional demeanour. Able to present a professional image of the organisation at all times

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please submit a one-page motivation letter and a recent CV bearing your contact details and two references to:-

[email protected]

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Be sure to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Due to capacity constraints, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 15 April, 2016

Job Vacancy For Communication Officer At GIMPA

Posted on: February 11th, 2016 by Ghana Jobs

{GIMPA,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,26 Feb-2016};

Essential Job Duties:

Develop a one year work plan with set goals and priorities, including:

•   Informing specific and general audiences about the GIMPA Faculty of Law, the conference and its follow-up activities;
•   Improve coordination across International Criminal- Justice (ICJ) community in Africa and beyond relative to the conference and its outcomes;
•   Position the GIMPA Faculty of Law, through communications support, as a force to bring together current discourse on the ICC and Africa;
•   Increase information and knowledge-sharing across the 10 field, including improved reliability, integrity and availability of 10 data; and
•   Build strong relationships of trust and credibility with key audiences.

Establish efficient process forgathering and managing ICJ information, including:

•   Tracking relevant research and initiatives; and
•   Creating authoritative resource library with information made available in a wide choice of channels and formats;
•   Write press releases, calendar listings, and marketing emails, and distribute to local, national, regional and international media lists.
•   Manage social media presence and assume responsibility for consistent, quality postings.
•   Lead design and production of all print materials, including volume of published conference articles and proceedings.
•   Update and maintain database of conference speakers and attendees, as well as subscriptions for companion publications
•   Produce compelling content to acquire new audiences and increase engagement of existing presenters; subscribers and attendees.
•   Partner with web manager to ensure conference website is frequently updated with fresh content and opportunities for engagement.
•   Oversee photo and video shoots, manage digital archives and curate photography.
•   Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits

The successful candidate’s salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Qualification Required & Experience

Essential Job Duties:

Develop a one year work plan with set goals and priorities, including:

•   Informing specific and general audiences about the GIMPA Faculty of Law, the conference and its follow-up activities;
•   Improve coordination across International Criminal- Justice (ICJ) community in Africa and beyond relative to the conference and its outcomes;
•   Position the GIMPA Faculty of Law, through communications support, as a force to bring together current discourse on the ICC and Africa;
•   Increase information and knowledge-sharing across the 10 field, including improved reliability, integrity and availability of 10 data; and
•   Build strong relationships of trust and credibility with key audiences.

Establish efficient process forgathering and managing ICJ information, including:

•   Tracking relevant research and initiatives; and
•   Creating authoritative resource library with information made available in a wide choice of channels and formats;
•   Write press releases, calendar listings, and marketing emails, and distribute to local, national, regional and international media lists.
•   Manage social media presence and assume responsibility for consistent, quality postings.
•   Lead design and production of all print materials, including volume of published conference articles and proceedings.
•   Update and maintain database of conference speakers and attendees, as well as subscriptions for companion publications
•   Produce compelling content to acquire new audiences and increase engagement of existing presenters; subscribers and attendees.
•   Partner with web manager to ensure conference website is frequently updated with fresh content and opportunities for engagement.
•   Oversee photo and video shoots, manage digital archives and curate photography.
•   Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits
The successful candidate’s salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following materials via email to address:

•   Cover letter
•   Resume, CV
•   Portfolio/Work samples
•   List of three professional references with contact information, including phone and email.

Application should be hand-delivered or emailed to the GIMPA Law conferences secretariat at the following address:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 25 February, 2016

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for the next phase of the selection process. An interview will be required for final selection

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At USAID / RING (Tamale)

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by Ghana Jobs

{USAID / RING,Tamale,Full-Time, GH,Degree, 4 years,11 Feb-2016};

USAID Ghana Jobs in GhanaResiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Jobs in Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Communications Officer

Project Description:

The Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project is a 5 year integrated project funded by the USAID Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative. The project is designed to contribute to the Government of Ghana (GoG) efforts to sustainably improve livelihoods and nutritional status of households in Ghana.

Reporting Relationship: Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Coordinator

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

•   Draft and edit reports, press releases, communication products (success stories, flyers, posters, leaflets, booklets, project event calendars, etc.) and other documents as required. Must show demonstrated ability to convert technically complex concepts into plain language.
•   Develop the project public relations strategy to enhance effective communication of the project interventions to partners and the general public.
•   Support the BCC Coordinator in all aspects of the project branding and as well as effective communications of the project to partners and the general public.
•   Based on RING interventions, create and implement the project media outreach strategy and will work closely with the press to ensure accurate coverage of programmatic activities.
•   Undertake regular visits to project sites as required, to interact with beneficiaries and implementing partners (MMDAs), document their communication needs and gather communication materials (interviews, success stories/challenges, videos, photos etc.) for both internal and external use.
•   Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
•   Provide technical assistance in the development and implementation of Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) strategies and public relations campaigns supporting efforts to promote positive behavioral change in nutrition, WASH, agricultural livelihoods and governance
•   Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo/radio coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
•   Foster strategic alliance with key media platform and material development service providers as well as other government and non-governmental institutions.
•   Act as first point of contact for PR and Media.
•   Respond to the specified deliverables and goals of contracts and grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with USAID/RING contractual agreements.

The duties listed above are not inclusive of all duties at USAID/RING. USAID/RING reserves the right to change and update the position descriptions at any time.

Qualification Required & Experience

a)  Education

•   University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Information Management, or a related field.  Additional degrees in social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Psychology, Health Education etc.) with emphasis on strategic communication for behavior change, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research will be an asset.

b)  Work Experience

•   At least four years’ experience in media relations, broadcast media or interactive digital media including communicating information to a wide range of different audiences;
•   Proven ability to develop and present information and communication products for a wide ranges of different audiences;
•   Strong experience in the review and editing of reports and other written documentation for dissemination and publication;
•   Proven ability to create and manage publications from conceptualization to completion;
•   Familiar with development and humanitarian relief issues;
•   Strong ability in identifying project beneficiaries communication needs and gathering of communication materials from the field;
•   Worked on a USAID project, a plus.

c)  Technical Knowledge

General knowledge of:

•   Communication practice, methodology and practical application. Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
•   Knowledge and expertise in management, communication strategy and networking.
•   Fundamentals of working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
•   Computer systems, including office applications, internet navigation, and specifically, interactive digital media.

Specific technical knowledge of:

•   Development and human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women. Gender equality and diversity awareness.
•   Knowledge of current developments in the fields of: communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
•   Knowledge of and skills in programme communication networking, advocacy and negotiation.
•   Knowledge of community capacity building and experience to organize and implement training.

d)  Core Values and Functional Competencies  

•   Strong proficiency in English (written and oral)
•   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as relating and networking
•   Efficiency, proactivity, and teamwork in delivery of set targets within stipulated deadlines
•   Excellent graphic design and proofreading skills
•   Excellent business and journalistic writing skills
•   Planning and organizing skills with strong drive for results
•   Ability to speak two Ghanaian languages (preferably Northern region dialects) is a plus.
•   Strong commitment and integrate in the delivery of job duties.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Please, send your applications with cvs to the following address:-

[email protected]

Indicate the job title in the subject line.

Closing Date: 11 February, 2016

Job Vacancy For PR/Communications Manager

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Accra,Full-Time, GH,Degree, 3 years,20 Jan-2016};

A reputable educational institution in Accra is seeking to fill the following vacant positions at its Head Office: PR/Communications Manager

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•   Develop and implement short-term and long-term public relations and marketing programmes that support the organisation’s objectives
•   Establish a system of effective and efficient internal communications to ensure that all internal stakeholders are well informed about major approved activities.
•   Produce and disseminate termly educator newsletter
•   Establish feedback mechanism for improvement of parent/institution relations to improve overall communication strategy
•   Prepare a set of monitoring indicators for the evaluation of specific communication activities
•   Responsible for promoting good public relations and media relations through print, radio and television
•   Responsible for advertising organisation’s activities as well as fund-raising activities
•   Responsible for the management of organisations website, ensuring its regular update as a rich source of information.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum of a postgraduate degree in Communication Studies
•   At least three years experience in Business Administration
•   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Excellent organisational skills
•   Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines
•   Be willing to learn, proactive, result-oriented and have a flexible approach to work
•   Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
•   Ability to demonstrate interpersonal and diplomatic skills
•   Experience in events Management will be an added advantage

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications and CVs to the email address below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be expected to make PowerPoint presentations on their profiles as captured on CVs, and their vision for the organisation at the interview level.

[email protected]

Or call us:

0302-255764

Closing Date: 20 January, 2016

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At PCI Media Impact

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{PCI Media Impact,Ghana,Full-Time, GH,Masters Degree, 2 years,30 Dec-2015};

Position Title: Communications Officer
Status: Full Time
Reports to: Communication Specialist

Background: USAID/West Africa’s Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA-BiCC) program aims to build regional and national institutional capacity to strengthen the enabling environment throughout West Africa to combat wildlife trafficking; improve coastal resilience; and reduce deforestation, degradation, and biodiversity loss in key forests.

Tetra Tech ARD is the lead implementer responsible for delivery of the technical requirements of WA- BiCC. ARD is partnering with PCI Media Impact and other technical partners to enhance incentives for behavior change. In order to achieve this, PCI Media Impact has been contracted to provide technical expertise to the WA BiCC Program to develop an innovative Communication for Development (C4D) strategy, which employs strategic program communications and Education-Entertainment (Behavior Change Communications) delivered to target audiences across the region. The overall C4D strategy will be developed with the WA BiCC team and in close consultation with core regional partners ECOWAS, the Mano River Union, and the Abidjan Convention, other implementing partners (in addition to PCI this includes Pact, dTS and Wetlands International Africa). The C4D strategy will be adaptable in scale and reach, ranging from local communications on the landscape (particularly those receiving direct WA BiCC support) and community levels, to government agencies, civil society institutions and NGOs on the national and sub-regional level, regional organizations, USAID, donors and global audiences in order to ensure that the WA BiCC C4D approach helps those organizations effectively execute their mandates and reach the diverse audiences critical to the successful achievement of WA BiCC outcomes.

In addition, PCI Media Impact will provide assistance to WA BiCC for its internal and external program communications such as production and dissemination of: technical reports, progress reports, technical briefs, social media, development of the program website, etc.

PCI Media Impact has been sub-contracted to Tetra Tech as an implementing partner for WA BiCC. PCI Media Impact has empowered communities worldwide to inspire positive social and environmental change through storytelling and creative communications. We are a leader in the communication for development field, with a particular expertise in Entertainment-Education.

For 30 years, PCI Media Impact has worked with a range of partners to advance the well-being of vulnerable populations by improving knowledge, shifting attitudes, and changing behaviors with regards to critical social and environmental issues. PCI Media Impact is committed to three interconnected themes – Health, Empowerment and Environment – addressing a wide variety of issues including: natural resource management, sustainable development, women’s and youth empowerment and education family planning, human trafficking and others. Together with partners around the world, we have produced more than 5,000 episodes of 100 television and radio productions, reaching more than one billion people in over 45 countries.

The Communications Officer

Job Summary

•   The Communications Officer will report to the Communications Specialist. The Communications Officer is part of the WA BiCC Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) team (Accra and Freetown).

•   The Communications Officer (Freetown) will support the behavior change communication through the development and production of an on-going serial radio drama, complementary interactive radio discussion shows, and community engagement events in targeted communities.

Primary Responsibilities

•   In coordination with the WA BiCC team support the development of and ensure delivery of behavior change communications

o Support the design, planning and delivery of Entertainment-Education trainings and workshops for relevant partners and stakeholders, such as scriptwriters and radio hosts.
o Manage implementation of regional radio call-in shows across all intervention sites

•   Attend weekly meetings of the WA BiCC teams in Accra and Freetown and Skype meetings with the PCI Media Impact team as needed
•   Undertake regional West Arica travel as required to fulfil the needs of this position in coordination with the technical line supervisor and COP
•   Work as part of the program team to support an M&E process to measure WA BiCC related program impacts
•   Track budget flows related to production
•   Additional tasks may be assigned from time to time.

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

•   Education and/or experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in communication, C4D, entertainment-education/ narrative based communication for development, social marketing or a relevant field
•   Experience in audio and/or video production
•   2 – 5 years field experience working in Africa, preferably West Africa, in C4D and preferably in narrative based formats, both radio and video
•   Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as traditional and digital media in Africa
•   Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and French (other widely spoken African languages would be an advantage)
•   Strong interpersonal skills including: Strong negotiation skills; Ability to represent the organization at external events; comfortable with public presentation skills
•   Time Management: excellent organizational skills are required to keep pace with the program while delivering high quality communication products

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

To Apply – Please email your detailed resume and cover letter in one document to:-

[email protected] – Please include “Communication Officer” in the subject of your email.

Closing Date: 30 December, 2015

Job Vacancy For Senior Communication Specialist At PCI Media Impact

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{PCI Media Impact,Accra,Full-Time, GH,Masters Degree, 5 years,30 Dec-2015};

Position Title: Senior Communication Specialist
Status: Full Time
Reports directly to: Director of the WA BiCC Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Unit on Technical implementation issues and Director of Global Programs (PCI-Media Impact, NY) for strategic communications guidance and administrative matters.
Office: Accra, Ghana Project

Background: USAID/West Africa’s Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA-BiCC) program aims to build regional and national institutional capacity to strengthen the enabling environment throughout West Africa to combat wildlife trafficking; improve coastal resilience; and reduce deforestation, degradation, and biodiversity loss in key forests.

Tetra Tech ARD is the lead implementer responsible for delivery of the technical requirements of WA- BiCC. ARD is partnering with PCI Media Impact and other technical partners to enhance incentives for behavior change. In order to achieve this, PCI Media Impact has been contracted to provide technical expertise to the WA BiCC Program to develop an innovative Communication for Development (C4D) strategy, which employs strategic program communications and Education-Entertainment (Behavior Change Communications) delivered to target audiences across the region. The overall C4D strategy will be developed with the WA BiCC team and in close consultation with core regional partners ECOWAS, the Mano River Union, and the Abidjan Convention, other implementing partners (in addition to PCI this includes Pact, dTS and Wetlands International Africa). The C4D strategy will be adaptable in scale and reach, ranging from local communications on the landscape (particularly those receiving direct WA BiCC support) and community levels, to government agencies, civil society institutions and NGOs on the national and sub-regional level, regional organizations, USAID, donors and global audiences in order to ensure that the WA BiCC C4D approach helps those organizations effectively execute their mandates and reach the diverse audiences critical to the successful achievement of WA BiCC outcomes.

In addition, PCI Media Impact will provide assistance to WA BiCC for its internal and external program communications such as production and dissemination of: technical reports, progress reports, technical briefs, social media, development of the program website, etc.

PCI Media Impact has been sub-contracted to Tetra Tech as an implementing partner for WA BiCC. PCI Media Impact has empowered communities worldwide to inspire positive social and environmental change through storytelling and creative communications. We are a leader in the communication for development field, with a particular expertise in Entertainment-Education.

For 30 years, PCI Media Impact has worked with a range of partners to advance the well-being of vulnerable populations by improving knowledge, shifting attitudes, and changing behaviors with regards to critical social and environmental issues. PCI Media Impact is committed to three interconnected themes – Health, Empowerment and Environment – addressing a wide variety of issues including: natural resource management, sustainable development, women’s and youth empowerment and education family planning, human trafficking and others. Together with partners around the world, we have produced more than 5,000 episodes of 100 television and radio productions, reaching more than one billion people in over 45 countries.

The Senior Communication Specialist

Job Summary

•   The Senior Communications Specialist is part of the CLA team (Accra and Freetown) and will work with the technical thematic teams based in Accra and Freetown in the implementation. S/he will supervise the Accra- base Communications Officer and the Freetown-based Communications Specialist based on agreed priorities established with the Director of the Collaborating, Learning and Adaptation Unit and the Chief of Party as needed.

•   The Senior Communication Specialist will be responsible to lead the design, management and implementation of the two pillars of the communication strategy – C4D (behavior change communications such as radio dramas) and Strategic Program Communications (quarterly reporting, success stories, web presence, standard branding and communication tools, etc.) for the WA BiCC program. The Senior Communictions Specialist will work with the Communications Team to foster partnerships with a broad spectrum of partners and stakeholders from the grassroots community level, governmental, inter-governmental institutions and private sector entities such as radio and television stations. The Senior Communication Specialist will play a key role in working with the Capacity Building team to increase the effective capacity of core regional partner and others to more effectively communicate with their constituencies, and with WA BiCC to effectively communicate the knowledge generated during implementation. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, leading media relationships, developing PR activities, producing external and internal communication materials and writing for internal and programmatic purposes.

Primary Responsibilities

•   In coordination with the WA BiCC team:

o Produce a cohesive and comprehensive communications strategy that supports the goals and objectives of the WA BiCC program and its partners
o Identify and/or develop and/or manage partnerships with public or private entities to assist WA BiCC effectively communicate and disseminate core messages and lessons learned as articulated in the communication strategy
o Ensure the overall delivery, design, management and ongoing adaptation of the 2 pillars of the regional communications strategy (C4D and strategic program communications) by maximizing the comparative skill areas of the Communications Officers, ensuring that the appropriate messages and media reach each target audience across multiple platforms
o Ensure the timely delivery of all communication assets, including new and traditional media targeting multiple audiences and across multiple platforms as identified with activity focal points
o Undertake communication/outreach activities as needed, including event planning and management, publicity, engaging with stakeholders on traditional and social media
o Assume leadership in dealing with programmatic (contractual) reporting requirements in close coordination with the CLA Unit, M&E Specialist, technical leads, DCOP and COP
o work with the M&E Specialist and Accra and Freetown-based teams to clearly identify and support delivery of the specific contributions that the Communications Team will provide to ensure the requirements of the WA BiCC Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

•   Attend weekly meetings of the WA BiCC teams in Accra and Freetown and Skype meetings with the PCI Media Impact team as needed
•   Participate in weekly check-ins with the PCI Media Impact Director of Global Programs
•   Undertake regional West Arica travel as required to fulfil the needs of this position in coordination with the technical line supervisor and COP
•   Provide quarterly report updates to PCI Media Impact NY team that conform to the reporting requirements of WA BiCC
•   Track budget flows and ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability against PCI Media Impact budget lines
•   Additional tasks may be assigned from time to time.

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

•   Fluency in spoken and written English and French.
•   Education and/or experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in communication for development (C4D), international development, journalism, Entertainment-Education, social marketing or a field relevant to media/communication and development.
•   Strong understanding of issues impacting developing countries, particularly around, biodiversity conservation, climate change, natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, water and sanitation, and sustainable development.
•   Minimum of 5 years of work experience in international development or conservation, communication for social change, journalism, public relations, with at least 2 years project management experience.
•   Experience using communication strategies and tools to advance local, regional and international program objectives, including media relations, web/mobile/social media, print and events.
•   Experience developing and successfully implementing a complex communication strategy, particularly for a new or growing program.
•   Experience implementing international/multi-country communication efforts and adapting communication strategies for a variety of international audiences and media markets.
•   Ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders including policymakers and government officials, NGOs, the media, community representatives.
•   Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills in English and French and in a variety of formats (i.e. web, print publications, briefing papers, press releases).
•   Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures.
•   Immediately available to work in Ghana; able to travel without restrictions to other countries part of the program across West Africa.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

To Apply – Please email your detailed resume and cover letter in one document to:

[email protected] – Please include “Accra Senior Communication Specialist” in the subject of your email.

Closing Date: 30 December, 2015

Job Vacancy For Officer, Communication Designer

Posted on: October 21st, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Accra,Full-Time, GH,Bachelors Degree, 5 years,04 Nov-2015};

A reputable Public Service organization is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated and seasoned professionals for employment in the following position:- Officer, Communication Designer

Job Summary

•   To ensure all visual communications conform to the organisation’s brand manual.

Key Responsibilities

•   Develop design briefs by gathering information and data
•   Illustrate concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style and related asesthetic concepts.
•   Prepare finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing and design equipment
•   Prepare final layout by marking and pasting up finished copy and art
•   Ensure operation of design equipment. Participate in corporate exhibitions and event management
•   Complete projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
•   Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops
•   Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design or Graphic Design
•   A minimum of five (5) years working experience

Relevant Skills and Abilities

•   Knowledge of the  use of Desktop Publishing Tools
•   Good Photography skills
•   Good layout skills
•   Knowledge and use of different materials and substrates
•   Demonstrate creativity

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit their application letters and detailed curriculum vitae to the address below:-

Advert No. GC 291,
Graphic Communication Group Ltd
P.O.Box 742,
Accra

Closing Date: 04 November, 2015

Job Vacancy For Communications Specialist At Chemonics International

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Chemonics International,Ghana,Full-Time, GH,Bachelors Degree, 7 years,20 Nov-2015};

Chemonics International Inc. is implementing a 5-year USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support (Ghana FtF-APS) Project. The Ghana FtF-APS project aims to increase the capacity of the government of Ghana, the private sector, and civil society organisations in evidence-based policy formation, implementation, research and advocacy and in rigorous monitoring and evaluation of agricultural programmes under the Medium Term Agriculture Sector Investment Plan. FtF-APS works closely with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), the private sector and other non-state actors (NSAs) through research, trainings, workshops, development and dissemination of policy advocacy material.

Job Summary

The USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP) implemented by Chemonics International Inc. under contract with USAID, is seeking a full-time Communications and Media Specialist. APSP aims to increase the capacity of the government of Ghana, the private sector, and civil society organizations in evidence-based policy formation, implementation, research, and advocacy and in rigorous monitoring and evaluation of agricultural programs. The communications and media specialist will manage all external and internal  communications related to the project and will assist the project staff in complying with contractual reporting.

Specific responsibilities  include:

•   Developing and updating annual communication and outreach plans, including the identification of key stakeholders and target audiences, which encompass a broad range of communications tools including traditional print, online, and social media.
•   Designing specific communication messages for dissemination to target audiences, ensuring compliance with USAID’s branding and marking requirements and graphics standards and in.
•   Assisting the project staff in the organization and implementation of public events, ensuring compliance with USAID’s branding and marking regulations in adherence with the APS project’s communication plan.
•   Assisting the project staff with the formatting, editing and submitting of regular project communications and reports, per contract requirements (e.g. weekly bulletins, quarterly, annual reports and consultancy reports).
•   Serving as the project’s point of contact with USAID communications staff, including fielding requests for specific project communications deliverables.
•   Delivering technical assistance to government, the private sector, civil society organizations, associations, and other project stakeholders for the design and implementation of effective communication strategies and messaging related to agricultural policies and activities.
•   Working with project’s technical staff to develop and produce project success stories.
•   Managing the project’s communications library, including specific communications, reports and other materials such as videos, photographs, and media clippings.
•   Managing the project’s media coverage, including presence in print, radio, TV, online journals and social media.
•   Supervising the activities of short-term consultants and service providers, working for the project in the area of communications, graphic design, photography, printing of reports and other documents.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree or higher (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field (journalism, communications, English) and 7+ years of professional experience, preferably with USAID-funded programs.
•   Familiarity with USAID’s branding and marking, and graphics standard requirements.
•   Demonstrated experience in managing public relations, advocacy activities and public events in the public and/or private sector is required.
•   Excellent verbal and written English skills required. Command of computer applications is absolutely required, including word processors, data management and graphic design.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Send electronic submissions of your cover letter and curriculum vitae to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 20 November, 2015

Job Vacancy For Communication for Development (C4D) Consultant At Unicef

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Apr-2015};

Type of contract: Consultancy
Duration: 8 months
Duty Station: Accra
Job Level: Senior Consultant
Closing Date: 12 April 2015

Purpose
To provide support to the Health Promotion Department of the Ghana Health Services to monitor the implementation of C4D activities

Duties and Responsibilities:

•   Support the Health Promotion Department in leading the communication for behaviour and social change initiatives related to emergency response, particularly Cholera and Ebola including on the key basket of behaviours.
•   Support the Health Promotion Department in documentation which includes the development of proposals to address key interventions and issues, preparation of progress and final reports and documenting lessons learnt.
•   Play a key role in coordinating, monitoring and reporting on communication for behaviour change initiatives conducted by the regions.
•   Submission of a monthly workplan for the next month through the Director Health Promotion Department on or before the 25th. of the month;
•   One monitoring visit per month to one of the focused regions.
•   Monthly report to UNICEF through the Director Health Promotion Department by the 5th of the following month.The report will include the following;
1) key activities undertaken,
2) reports on monitoring visits undertaken
3) Documentation of lessons learnt
•   Written proposals to obtain support for key interventions to be implemented by the Health Promotion Department (at least three during the contract period).
•   Support the coordination and implementation of strategic campaigns such as new vaccines, national immunization days, global events and special campaigns according to the global dates.

Qualification Required & Experience

Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences (Sociology,Anthropology, Psychology, community-based development) or in a related field with emphasis on partici-patory communication, communication planning, social mobilisation, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions

Experience:

•   Professionals with experience in designing and implementing social marketing and BCC programmes will be given preference.
•   Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•   Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organisation and participation.
•   Training in strategic communication planning, behaviour analysts, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
•   Proven skills in communication, networking, advocacy and negotiation and ability to organise and implement training, including development of curricula and methodologies.
•   5 years of experience in a relevant field

Languages
Fluency in written and spoken English required.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

The above is a short description of the consultancy. A detailed TOR is available upon request from UNICEF. Interested candidates should send an email request to [email protected] Detailed curriculum vitae in English with duly completed UN Personal History Form (available at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc), should be sent to the e-mail.

Applications submitted without the P11 form will not be considered.

Closing Date: 12 April, 2015.

Qualified females are especially encouraged to apply.

NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!!

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