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Job Vacancy For Communications Specialist At Plan Ghana

Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Plan Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Nov-2013};

Plan Ghana an international child centred community development organization, is looking for a dynamic and results oriented person to fill the position of Communications Specialist. This is a middle management position based in the Country Office, Accra. The position reports directly to the Country Director (CD).

JOB PURPOSE:

To coordinate, advise on and implement communication and Public Relations programs, projects and activities, and to contribute to Plan becoming a recognized voice for child rights and children’s issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Develop communication and PR strategies and annual plans, to improve communication both internally and externally and to promote Plan to key country audiences.
•   Support program and advocacy initiatives of Plan with technical coordination and advice to their communication plans to meet the required standards
•   Facilitates the creation of a strong professional image of Plan amongst external media to reach the right audience
•   Organize the roll-out of corporate and region-wide initiatives on Communications and PR at country level to promote Plan.
•   Develop    and    manage    relationships    with    national    media, journalist networks as well as NGOs and government authorities in the area of   communication to ensure Plan communications reach the right audience
•   Support   the   production   of   Plan’s   corporate   program   and sponsorship reports/documents to meet the required standards
•   Contribute   to   sharing    and    learning    about   Plan’s    country program  work   through   efficient   use  of   internal   and   external communication   channels   and   systems   to  ensure  what   Plan Ghana does is well communicated.
•   Supports   measures   to   strengthen   the   capacity   of   staff   to communicate   using   a   variety   of   channels   and   for   different audiences   to   support   the   effective   dissemination   of   Plan programmes and projects
•   Ensure gender mainstreaming into communications and public relations activities and maintain gender sensitive towards staff to avoid discriminations
•   Support/facilitation of media visits at country level to ensure the objectives are well met
•   Produce   regular   communication   materials   for   use   on   Plan’s international, internal and external websites (at least one story per month! to tell the Plan Ghana story
•   Develop and produce; and ensure the dissemination   of   press releases,     publications,  flyers, posters and other PR and information/communication     material destined  for external audiences
•   Implements the development of region-wide communications and publications on programs and projects to conform to the required standards and objectives.
•   Ensures that communication and PR activities meet Plan’s child protection standards and standards for ethical  journalism
•   Produces, manages and monitors PR budget of the country office to ensure value for money is attained at all times
•   Efficient management of communication in crisis/disaster situations to create the right environment. Report on emergency/disaster situations then according to required standards
•   Building good relationship and networking with media partners for effective collaborations to meet theorganization’s objectives
•   Set up data bank and ensure proper documentation of Plan information which is made available at all times

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communications and Public Relations, or equivalent
•   At least, five (S) years of relevant professional experience including management and implementation of communication strategies, and communications and marketing products, both within the country and across multiple countries, preferably in West Africa.
•   Experience in the NGO sector preferably with child rights and community development background
•   Experience of working with local and international media and liaising media activities in a national and regional environment.
•   Experience in building individuals and organizational capacity in communications and PR skills

KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS AND ATTITUDE  REQUIRED  FOR THE POSITION:

KNOWLEDGE:

•   Seen   as   a   source   of   communication   and   public    relations expertise, and proactive in sharing knowledge and advice
•   Strong     competencies     to     plan,     prioritize,     and     execute autonomously with strategic approach
•   Able   “to put in practice” concepts and strategic thinking in the delivery of communications and pubfic relation roles
•   Capacity to prioritize subjects based on an adequate reading of local reality .
•   Good knowledge of data management software  (SPSS, Epi Info, EXCEL, World, Power Point, Access)

SKILLS:

•   Excellent   writing,   editing   and   reviewing   skills   – fluent   in   the English, and/or French language
•   Communicates clearly and effectively
•   Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
•   Ability to understand different cultural contexts and marketing / PR realities related development issues would be an advantage.
•   Strong team building and motivational skills
•   Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and budgets
•   Proven experience in a similar senior management level in a reputable international organization similar to Plan
•   Excellent human relations and ability to work with minimum supervision
•   Good training skills

ATTITUDES:

•   Influencing staff to improve upon communication of what they do
•   Open to   feedback   and willing to try new   approaches   and processes
•   Team spirit
•   Promotes innovation and learning
•   Ability to facilitate participative processes that aim to decision making and agreement

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit the following documents in addition to a cover letter:-

•   Detailed Curriculum Vitae stating current and latest posts (WITH DATES) as well as summary of job responsibilities
•   Certified photocopies of relevant certificates of highest academic qualification
•   Names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) Referees (work-related)
•   Personal contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
•   Salary expectation and other benefits

Applications should reach:

The Country Human Resource Manager,
Plan Ghana,
Private Mail Bag, Osu Main Post office, Accra,

Or to

Plan Ghana Country Office,
No. 10 Yiyiwa Street, Abelemkpe, Accra

Closing Date: 22 November, 2013

•   Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
•   Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedure reflects this. Selected applicants will be expected to comply with the child protection policy of the organization.

Job Vacancy For Communications Specialist At Abt Associates

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Abt Associates,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Nov-2013};

Abt Associates is a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Africa IRS (“Indoor Residual Spraying”) Project, which seeks to reduce the burden of malaria in 14 African countries through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS).

Abt Associates (www.obtassociates.com) is recruiting for several technical and administrative staff to be part of the USAID-funded West Africa Trade Hub project in Accra

The Trade Hub, building on USAID/West Africa’s previous trade projects, will work through a network of West African partners to expand trade, employment, and investment in targeted food staples and value-added products.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   All technical staff must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred),
•   Seven years’ experience in their technical specialty, proficiency in French, and an outstanding record of professional achievements.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified candidates should send a CV, cover letter and references to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 25 October, 2013

Please including “Trade Hub” and the position in the subject line.

Job Vacancy For Development Outreach and Communications Specialist At USAID Ghana

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{USAID Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,28 Jun-2013};

The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development/Ghana (USAID/Ghana), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens currently residing in Ghana interested in providing Personal Services Contractor (PSC) services as described in the attached solicitation.

Submission shall be in accordance with this solicitation  ( Click here for solicitation (pdf/96kb) and at the place and time specified. In order to be considered for the position a candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed in the solicitation. The Development Outreach and Communications Specialist position will be located in Accra, Ghana.

Subject: Solicitation No. 641-13-001

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

All applications packages are to be submitted to:

Via courier

Regional Executive Office
USAID/West Africa
No.24 Fourth Circular Rd. CT
P.O. Box 1630
Accra, Ghana

Via email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 28 June, 2013

Please cite the solicitation number and position title within the subject line of your email application. Any attachments provided via email shall be Microsoft Word 2003 or PDF and not zipped. Note that attachments to email must not exceed 3 MB.

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

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA),Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Mar-2013};

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

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

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

Specific Responsibilities will include:

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

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

Qualification Required & Experience

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

Location: Accra

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

How To Apply For The Job

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

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

Email:- [email protected]
Tel: +254-20-423-0000

Closing Date: 29 March 2013