Posts Tagged ‘Communications Officer Jobs in Ghana’

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At DAI

Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{DAI,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,31 Oct-2014};

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project

The USAID-funded Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project is a five-year effort to support and advance agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), while working in concert to help realize the Feed the Future goals of reduced hunger and poverty.  The project aims to realize both goals by continuing to build the capacity of men and women African leaders, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead and manage the structures needed for the transformation process. This project will build on the success of the predecessor Africa Lead Project and work across three components:

•   Establishment of institutional/organizational architecture to lead African agriculture transformation at the national and regional levels;
•   Operationalization of capacity to manage the policy change and alignment process; and
•   Effective participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the CAADP process.

The Communications Specialist will work closely with the regional teams and the Communications Manager, based in Washington, DC, to promote Africa Lead II activities to a broad external audience.  Communication efforts will include a focus on external outreach to ensure public awareness of project activities and facilitate information access and sharing to strengthen reporting functions.

Under the supervision of Africa Lead II’s Knowledge Management Manager and in close consultation with the Regional Director s/he will:

•   Develop  project marketing materials such as newsletters, fact sheets, fliers, brochures, success stories, presentations and audio/visual promotional material, in collaboration with Regional Offices, Home Office and technical staff, and facilitate their strategic distribution;
•   Contribute to the preparation and presentation of  newsletter and reports on the progress and impact of program activities (including quarterly and annual program reports);
•   Contribute to and implement a  communication plan and media strategy to increase profile of project in the public arena;
•   Organize data and information to upload on  Africa Lead II new website and manage content for the WA region ;
•   Advise on locally appropriate systems for networking and knowledge sharing for Champions of Change and other project beneficiaries
•   Manage regional office project photograph and video archives;
•   Organize media and video coverage and design of promotional materials for events, meetings, workshops like invitations, fliers, banners, pull-ups, brochures, agendas, fact sheets etc.
•   Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional Director and/or Knowledge Management Manager that are consistent with the overall focus of the assignment and the implementation of the project’s Communications Strategy.

Reporting

The Communications Officer will report to the Knowledge Management Manager with close engagement with the Regional Director.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   BA/BS in English, Communications, Journalism, Political Science or related field
•   3-5 years prior experience in media or communications
•   Excellent oral and written English language skills
•   Demonstrated experience in writing and designing brochures, success stories, technical reports and promotional material
•   Experience in photography, graphic design and short video production
•   Ability to leverage social media platforms to great effect
•   Experience in website content management and/or knowledge management platforms
•   Prior experience working with USAID or other donors preferable
•   Experience reporting on high profile events preferable

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

If you have the qualifications and skills listed above, please send the following to

[email protected]

Closing Date: 29 October, 2014

•   CV
•   Salary history
•   Three professional references
•   Unedited writing samples (include design work if available)

Please title the subject of your email as: “Communications Officer” Application

•   This is an Accra-based position with potential travel within the region.
•   Qualified Ghanaians, ECOWAS nationals and expatriates based in Ghana are encouraged to apply.

Job Vacancy For Impact and Communications Officer At International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{International Water Management Institute (IWMI),Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Sep-2014};

The International Water Management Institute (www.iwmi.org) is an international, non-profit research organization dedicated to providingevidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and the environment.

IWMI is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future.

Job Summary

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), is looking for an Impact and
Communications Officer to help ensure that there is impact from its research towards achieving the vision of WLE (‘a world in which agriculture thrives within vibrant ecosystems, where communities have higher incomes, improved food security and the ability to continuously improve their lives’).

The position holder should have skills not only in communications, but also in knowledge management and communication for development-related processes.

The person will be based at the West Africa Office of IWMI in Accra, Ghana, where the WLE Volta Program is conducted, and will report to the Volta Focal Region Coordinator, WLE.

You will:

•   design communication and knowledge management (KM) plans for th e focal region;
•   support focal region projects by designing and thinking through their impact pathways/ Theories of Change (TOCs), and providing communication/uptake advice on implementing communication activities in the field;
•   learn and share – develop systems to support learning, reflecti on and sharing amongst projects and partners;
•   engage/network – support the identification of key clients and partners, maintain relevant information on them, and engage with research clients and partners;
•   develop strategic communication processes for specific target groups based on impact pathways;
•   develop communication for promotion and public relations on the focal region activities (web, mass media, etc.);
•   develop and maintain contacts with the media;
•   support the organization, facilitation and or documentation of internal and external meetings and workshops with clients and partners;
•   support activities and the Focal Region Coordinator in managing and maintaining monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, as well as being able to analyze results from M&E for communication and learning purposes; and
•   liaise with IWMI and WLE communication, KM and uptake coordinators, and provide information and materials as needed.

Qualification Required & Experience

You will possess:

•   a master’s degree in communications, social science, journalism or related field;
•   a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional and applied exper ience;
•   experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring and ev aluation of communications and knowledge management plans in multi-disciplinary research for development programs;
•   demonstrated experience in successful stakeholder engagements at all levels, including local communities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government officials, research organizations, etc., to support research for development goals;
•   experience in designing and using theories of change, impact pathways and/or logical frameworks or other monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and analyses;
•   demonstrated success in working with international programs;
•   an understanding or willingness to be trained on gender analysis and integration;
•   the ability to articulate and relate a vision, define objectives, motivate others to achieve goals, work collaboratively with a team of staff and evaluate progress;
•   the ability to work with partners to achieve joint objectives;
•   a strong analytical mind, the ability to synthesize and communi cate persuasively;
•   listening skills (what is important when listening, interviewing, drawing out, paraphrasing, etc.?);
•   an understanding of storytelling (what are the key elements of a story and what makes a good story?);
•   excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French;
•   innovation, positive attitudes and the ability to take independ ent initiative;
•   a demonstrated ability to use various communication channels, s ocial media and collaborative tools to communicate research for development studies to a broad range of stakeholders; and
•   the ability to monitor and assess the impacts of communication interventions, and use lessons learned to improve ongoing plans .

It would be advantageous if you had:

•   experience in using impact pathways or outcome mapping; and
•   experience of working in West Africa, preferably in the field of natural resource management.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should please send letter of application together with the CV to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 25 September, 2014

•   This is a nationally recruited staff position and only citizens of Ghana are encouraged to apply.
•   IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes transport and health insurance.
•   The duration of the contract will initially be for a 2-year period, with possible extension.

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At World Vision Ghana

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{World Vision Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Jul-2014};

World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

For over three decades, World Vision has been working with rural communities in all 10 Administrative Regions of Ghana to provide portable water, promote sanitation and hygiene practices, quality education, particularly at the basic level, enhance food security and respond to disasters.

Job Summary

World Vision Ghana (WVG) is looking for a highly qualified, proactive, motivated and resourceful person to fill the position of Communications Officer.

Purpose of the Position
Working within a highly focused Communication and Marketing team, the Communications Officer will work closely with the Communications and Marketing Manager, providing editorial, strategic, creative and operational support across World Vision Ghana’s work.

He or she will play a key role in ensuring our communications are both influential and informative for the full range of our stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

•   Support in the development of social media strategy & planning, including tactics for relevant digital channels for World Vision Ghana.
•   Create and maintain social media accounts.
•   Create innovative and exciting methods to raise awareness and engagement across both our online and offline marketing platforms.
•   Develop, manage, update, write content for website and social media (Facebook, YouTube and Twitter)
•   Monitor brand presence across Facebook, Youtube and Twitter and identify any emerging communities.
•   Research innovations in emerging social communities and technologies.
•   Monitor audience engagement and identify new ways to activate participation and feedback.
•   Support the implementation of a social media strategy.
•   Plan/create multi-media communications materials (photography, audio-visual documentation).
•   Provide creative, editorial and operational support for communications projects.
•   Assist in the implementation of public affairs activity.
•   Compile and circulate electronic periodic news summary to WVG staff.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree in Communications Social Sciences or other relevant discipline.
•   Three years of relevant working experience in International communication, media and journalism.
•   Skills in word processing excel and desktop publishing is an advantage.
•   Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
•   Excellent communication skills
•   Excellent interpersonal and cross –cultural communications skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application letters and CV quoting only the Job Position in the subject line to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 16 July, 2014

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.  WV is an equal opportunity employer.  

•   We believe in diversity and promote opportunities for all individuals.
•   Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At Management Systems International (MSI) – (Western Region)

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{Management Systems International (MSI),Western Region,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Mar-2014};

The Local Governance and Decentralization Program (LOGODEP) is an originally three year USAID-funded program, which has been extended for two more years to be completed in August 2015. The Program has a mandate to cover the 22 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana’s Western Region.  Our work is underpinned by USAID/Ghana’s Development Objective, “Strengthened, Responsive, and Democratic Governance.”   LOGODEP is being implemented by MSI, an international development consultancy company based in Washington, DC, in collaboration with SNV, a Dutch development organization with strong experience in Ghana.

We work in five target MMDAs to: (a) expand public participation in local governance; (b) achieve integrated development planning to increase internally generated funds; and (c) strengthen linkages to local governance initiatives at national level.

JOB TITLE: Communications Officer

The Local Governance and Decentralization Program (LOGODEP) is a five year USAID-funded program with a mandate to cover all 22 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana’s Western Region.  Our work is underpinned by USAID/Ghana’s Strategic Objective 5, “Strengthened Democratic and Decentralized Governance through Civic Involvement.”  LOGODEP is being implemented by MSI, an international development consultancy company based in Washington, DC, in collaboration with SNV, a Dutch development organization with strong presence and experience in Ghana.

We work in 5 MMDAs to: (a) expand public participation in local governance; (b) support targeted districts to increase the amount of funds they generate internally; and (c) achieve comprehensive development planning for local districts.
This is a fixed contract ending July 2015.

Role
The communication officer will lead outreach to all LOGODEP stakeholders to ensure our activities are properly promoted and communicated. He/she will be responsible for the management and implementation of LOGODEP’s programs.

Primary responsibilities:
The Communications Officer will coordinate the promotion of public image of LOGODEP’s activities which may include the publication of news and press releases, brochures and/or related materials.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in Communications, Community Outreach, Public Relations and/or a related field
•   University degree required, Masters degree preferred
•   Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
•   Experience working with Government of Ghana officials, Civil Society Organizations and Community Based Organizations
•   Experience working with USAID and/or its development partners
•   Experience  utilizing social media tools and managing online content
•   Ability to communicate well in Akan preferred.
•   Must work well under pressure and generally outgoing and comfortable meeting new people. Due to the nature of the work he/she must be accurate, flexible, enthusiastic, and responsible.

Location: Takoradi, Western Region

How To Apply For The Job

Detailed job profile is available upon request from the LOGODEP office Takoradi (PLOT No 42, Airport Ridge) or please email:

[email protected]

Typed applications with CV, and details of three referees to reach the LOGODEP Program Management Unit by 16thMarch, 2014 addressed to [email protected] or to MSI, DTD PLT 42, Airport Ridge, Takoradi.

Closing Date: 16 March, 2014

•   The right not to make an appointment is reserved.
•   NOTE: ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI),Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Nov-2013};

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamential social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter is some 60 countries.

Objectives of the Programme

The goal of Africa Lead II is to cultivate a cadre of agriculture leaders across the spectrum of agriculture and agribusiness stakeholders in Africa who will champion the cause of increased innovation in agriculture, greater agricultural productivity and greater food security

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A degree in communications, marketing or related field with three to five years working experience

General Requirement:

•   Excellent Communication Skills-both written and oral
•   Prior experience with donor funded programmes
•   Strong English skills a must and French preferred

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please submit cover letter and curriculum vitaes to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 November, 2013

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At World Vision International

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{World Vision International,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,29 Oct-2013};

World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Purpose of the position
To provide communications advice and guidance and to implement CHN communication’s plans for World Vision Ghana in line with the campaign design. The role will specifically ensure that the right communications resources are sought developed and distributed to the relevant audiences.

Major Responsibilities

•   Working with the Communications Manager to develop and implement communications plans for various World Vision Ghana programmes.
•   Providing communications advice including crafting of relevant messages, use of the right media channels by critically developing strategic solutions to given communications challenges.
•   Preparing written materials, internal newsletters (Vision Talk), press releases, media briefings, Questions and Answers, training documents, presentation materials and other communications products.
•   Working closely with the World Vision videographer/editor in developing World Vision Ghana documentaries and features.
•   Produce communication resources for World Vision web and social media outlets
•   Participating in communications planning and briefing for example press conferences and media interviews
•   Developing strong media relations with key local and international media
•   Gathering resources for the World Vision partnership offices for Marketing, Communication and Advocacy. Actively contributed to World Vision communications resources like, Scribe, News Vision, Connections and Merlin
•   Media support – Identification and facilitation of opportunities for World Vision to feature in local media.
•   Photography and dissemination of photographic material to International Body of World Vision
•   Videography and documentary support including idea formulation, conceptualisation and implementation
•   Providing relevant communications training to Sub- Branch and IPA managers
•   Providing relevant communication related support to EDR Department during emergencies
•   Work closely with Marketing, Advocacy and Public Relations team

Qualification Required & Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

•   The holder of the position should have at least a Bachelor’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Mass communications/ Journalism or other relevant training from a recognised university or college.
•   Should have a good command of both spoken and written English.
•   Ability to write creatively and edit communication narratives or resources and reports.
•   Should have good photography skills
•   Should be computer literate and experienced in the use of basic software programmes.
•   Should have adequate understanding of World Vision Operations to be able to work programmatically.
•   Should be creative and a team player
•   Should have media contacts
•   Must be flexible, be ready to travel and work under pressure for long and irregular hours and meet strict deadlines.
•   Must have a broad perspective on issues
•   At least two years experience in busy corporate communications, print, electronic or social media office.
•   Videography and video editing skills are an added advantage.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application letters and cv quoting only the job title as the subject to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 October, 2013

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. WV is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At Management Systems International – Takoradi

Posted on: July 4th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Management Systems International,Takoradi,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2013};

The Local Governance and Decentralization Program (LOGODEP) is a three year USAID-funded program with a mandate to cover all 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana’s Western Region.  Our work is underpinned by USAID/Ghana’s Strategic Objective 5, “Strengthened Democratic and Decentralized Governance through Civic Involvement.”

LOGODEP is being implemented by MSI, an international development consultancy company based in Washington, DC, in collaboration with SNV, a Dutch development organization with strong presence and experience in Ghana.

We work in 5 MMDAs to: (a) expand public participation in local governance; (b) support targeted districts to increase the amount of funds they generate internally; and (c) achieve comprehensive development planning for local districts.

This is a fixed contract up to 31st August 2013 and renewable yearly; ending August 2015.

Role

•   The communication officer will lead outreach to all LOGODEP stakeholders to ensure our activities are properly promoted and communicated.
•   He/she will be responsible for the management and implementation of LOGODEP’s programs.

Primary responsibilities
The Communications Officer will coordinate the promotion of public image of LOGODEP’s activities which may include the publication of news and press releases, brochures and/or related materials.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in Communications, Community Outreach, Public Relations and/or a related field
•   University degree required, Masters degree preferred
•   Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
•   Experience working with Government of Ghana officials, Civil Society Organizations and Community Based Organizations
•   Experience working with USAID and/or its development partners
•   Experience  utilizing social media tools and managing online content
•   Ability to communicate well in Akan preferred.
•   Must work well under pressure and generally outgoing and comfortable meeting new people. Due to the nature of the work he/she must be accurate, flexible, enthusiastic, and responsible.

Location: Takoradi

How To Apply For The Job

Detailed job profile is available upon request from LOGODEP office Takoradi (PLOT No 42 Airport Ridge) or please email:

[email protected]

Typed applications with CV, and details of three referees to reach the LOGODEP Program Management Unit by 11th July, 2013, addressed to [email protected], or to MSI, DTD PLT 42, Airport Ridge, Takoradi.

Closing Date: 11 July, 2013

•   The right not to make an appointment is reserved.
•   Interviews will be held in Takoradi in July.

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer

Posted on: June 20th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2013};

Consulting firm seeks experienced,creative,hardworking,detail-oriented and self-starting professionals with strong research and writing skills to fill the following position:- Communications Officer

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Degree in Journalism or Communication
•   Minimum of 3 years experience in communications or public relations
•   Website, Social media and E-letter experience a plus

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Send CVs,Cover letters and References to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 28 June, 2013

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

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Community Water & Sanitation Agency,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,28 Jun-2013};

Reporting:
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:

THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE
COMMUNITY WATER AND SANITATION AGENCY
PMB, KIA – ACCRA

Email soft copies of the Senior Communications Officer only to: [email protected]. Background information on Triple-S can be found at: www.waterservicesthatlast.org, www.irc.nl/page/44530

Closing Date: 04 June, 2013

Job Vacancy For Communications Officer At IBIS (Tamale)

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{IBIS,Tamale,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 May-2013};

Position:     Communications Officer
Location:     Tamale Programme Office (with extensive travel in the country)
Reporting to:     The Country Director

Job Purpose:

Background :
IBIS is a Danish International NGO that works for a world in which all people have equal access to education, influence and resources. Through the capacity strengthening of local civil society organisations, IBIS works to address the structural causes of poverty by promoting individual and collective rights of citizens to participation in local governance, empowering quality basic education as well as other human rights and democratisation.

IBIS in Ghana places a premium on Communications for a variety of reasons. As stated in the country strategy this is important to raise awareness on the work of IBIS and its partners; raise the profile of IBIS and its partners and help the organisation and its partners to capture learning and be able to package and share it with a range of stakeholders.

The position is based in the IBIS Programme Office in Tamale and will be responsible to the Country Director on overall issues. The Communications Officer will work closely with the Programme Directors, the National Policy Advisor and the Programme Development Advisor to effectively use communications to support IBIS in Ghana work. The Communications Officer will work closely with the Regional Communications Advisor for support as needed.

Key areas of responsibility:

•  Development and constant revision of a communications strategy in consultation with the Programme Directors and the Country Director
•  Oversee the implementation of this strategy, providing regular progress reports and strategic analysis/recommendations to the Country Director.
•  Develop healthy relationship with and maintain close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organisations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives, including providing them with information on IBIS and partners work and events with a view to increasing their involvement with IBIS and partners
•  Draft and edits articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.
•  Work closely with the Regional Communications Advisor and IBIS in Ghana staff to ensure regular publication of the newsletter. Publicise work of IBIS and partners to raise profiles in support of advocacy work and fundraising
•  Support IBIS participation in National advocacy and awareness raising activities/events by planning IBIS’ participation, including preparation of information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries and country fact sheets), and necessary logistic arrangements.
•  Work closely with Programme Directors and partners to identify advocacy issues and how communications can be used to support advocacy work
•  Advise Country Director and Programme Directors on media issues and media engagements with persons and institutions outside IBIS
Organise and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals.
•  Monitor the public perception of IBIS in the country and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organisation.
•  Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact.
•  Build the capacity of IBIS and partner staff in communication and supporting them to publicise their activities and raise their profiles.
Work closely with the Junior Programme Development Advisor and Programme Directors to link Communications to support Fundraising efforts
•  To work with the Regional Communications Advisor to meet HO communication needs which Ghana can contribute to.
•  At all times work in close collaboration with the Regional Communications Advisor to ensure IBIS in Ghana communications work is in accordance with IBIS global policy and plans on communications and contributing to the global objectives on communications WEB Management
•  Work closely with the IT Manager and the Regional Communications Advisor to regularly update information on the IBIS website to ensure that information on the site is current
•  Monitor the web for information requests and comments or feedback
•  Work to improve the website and make it interesting for the surfing publics
•  Other communication related tasks as may be directed by the Country Director.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Degree in communication and/or journalism
•  A sound background in communication/journalism, minimum of four years experiece
•  Knowledge and experience of current trends in communication research and the role of mass media
•  Knowledge of photography and use of video
•  Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and IBIS partners
•  Ability to work in a team
•  Familiarity with development issues

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Download application forms:

www.resourceintermediariesghana.com/jobs

Send completed form to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 31 May,2013

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