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Job Vacancy For Communication Manager At GIZ

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{GIZ,Accra,Full-Time, GH,BA / MA, 5 years,20 Oct-2015};

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Govemment in achieving its objectives in tne field of intemational cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more man 130 countries worldwide.
Job Summary

•   The African Cashew initiative (ACi) constitutes a new era of public private partnership in development cooperation: The major funders are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) whose contributions are topped up by various private and public sector partners. On the ground, ACi is implemented by three strong implementing partners: GIZ is acting as the lead agency, supported by two sub-contracted implementing partners – the US-based NGO Technoserve and the Dutch-based NGO FairMatchSupport.
•   The overall goal is to alleviate rural poverty and promote pro-poor growth by increasing income of small-scale farmers and creating new employment opportunities, especially for women.
•   The project started in 2009 and is working in five countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Mozambique.
•   In the upcoming third project phase, ACi also expands to other countries and regions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

•   The Communication Professional is responsible for implementing standards and guidelines for ACi and GIZ communication work as described in the recommendations for communication by GIZ Offices and in the ACi Communication Strategy.
•   Supporting the ACi communications manager with strategic orientation of communication in the five project countries, in presenting a consistent ACi / GIZ image with national and international project partners.
•   Cooperating and consulting with the various GIZ country offices on matters around ACi / GIZ communication
•   Cooperating with GIZ’s (Ghana) Corporate Communications Unit, managing the exchange of information on communication (among other things by contributing themes, trends, risks, research on information and by involving officers responsible for the contract and cooperation, e.g. for media enquiries from Germany, planning and implementing journalist tours, supplying texts for internal media)
•   Participating and Representing ACi in GIZ Ghana’s Community of Practices on Knowledge Management and the Business Development Working Group
•   Cooperating and participating in the corporate communication networks, eg participating in corporate communication workshops
•   Planning, executing and participating in high level cashew sector stakeholder meetings, trainings and international conferences
•   Further developing communication instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change for and with ACi partners (e.g. manuals, guides, fact sheets, success stories, press releases, studies, technical publications)
•   Management of all online media (ACi website and Social Media)
•   Coordinating activities with external communication, service providers (eg appraisers, agencies, photographers, trainers, translators, printers, graphic designers)
•   Reporting within the ACi management group of on internal and external communication activities

The Communication professional performs the following tasks:

National and International media work
The Communication Professional

•   coordinates media activities in the five project countries (possibly also project/ programme activities)
•   establishes and maintains contact with national media, in particular setting up and running a national media distributor
•   writes and sends out press releases
•   compiles information materials for the media (basic material and for specific occasions) and distributes these systematically in line with the target group’s needs
•   organises national media events and journalist tours
•   monitors the media (collect press clippings and analysis of media reports on ACi)

National PR work
The Communication Professional

•   (further) develops suitable communication instruments for PR (e.g. country brochures, fact sheets, advertising material, PowerPoint presentations on GIZ based on the corporate presentation, newsletters, information sheets for the country portfolio)
•   manages the necessary coordination processes and the production of publications and materials in accordance with ACi / GIZ standards (corporate design, standards for content)
•   organises and implements ACi partner visits

Exhibitions, fairs and conferences
The Communication Professional

•   coordinates the ACi booth during conferences with the respective communications material and activities or similar.
•   plans, organises, executes, documents the Cashew Master Training Program in three of the ACi countries
•   handles logistics for meetings, events and conferences

ACi communication materials
The Communication Professional

•   further develops, adapt and implement ACi communication strategy and operational communication plan until April 2016
•   produces promotion materials for meetings, events, international conferences;
•   prepares ACi contributions (texts, pictures) for various internal and external newsletters and other publications e.g. ACi News Bulletin (collecting partner news and stories, conducting interviews with cashew industry players)
•   supervises the display of communication material in the ACi and GIZ offices;
•   advises ACi staff in structuring, time managing and developing technical publications such as guides and manual on cashew production and processing writes policy brief for all ACi countries according to a given format with support from an international consultant
•   reviews, designs, edits and translates all ACi technical publications and studies

ACi and Partner Website
The Communication Professional

•   develops news texts and pictures, stories on project’s activities and achievements;
•   revises and editing of texts and downloads in ACi website;
•   periodically reviews of webpage contents for updates;
•   develops strategies to increase popularity of ACi website;
•   keeps ACi project description and website links on the respective partners’ websites up-to-date;
•   provides editorial support to the GIZ office’s website, coordinates and advises on the online presentations of projects and programmes

Social Media
The Communication Professional

•   writes and uploads news on the ACi Facebook page
•   writes and uploads news on the ACi Twitter
•   (further) develops ACi short films for promotion and information purposes for ACi Youtube Channel

Internal communications within ACi
The Communication Professional

•   organises Brown Bag Lunches to support internal learning and knowledge transfer
•   documents internal meetings – written and visual – such as Learning & Innovation Meetings, Annual Planning Meetings, etc
•   consults with the Corporate Communications Unit on articles for the GIZ staff newsletter ‘intern’ and GIZ News on the intranet, and provides editorial input on practical examples and other texts for GIZ media
•   supervises ACi staff adherence to ACi communication guidelines’
•   supporting the ACi team in all five countries in all questions about ACi and GIZ corporate design.
•   keeps ACi internal shared drive and DMS up-to-date.

Other duties/additional tasks
The Communication Professional

•   performs other duties and tasks at the request and support to ACi management team

Qualification Required & Experience

BA / MA in communication / PR /Marketing or comparable qualification.

Professional experience
The Communication Professional

•   has at least 5 years’ professional experience in the field of communication (media and PR work, journalism, internal communication, marketing, lobbying or similar)

Other knowledge, additional competencies
The Communication Professional

•   is ability to express him/herself well both verbally and in writing; polished, target-group oriented style
•   is a strong team player in an international environment
•   is experienced in project and/or event management
•   has editorial experience, experience in writing articles and press releases (evidenced e.g. by work samples)
•   is experienced with media production
•   has good knowledge of In-Design and Photoshop, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•   has very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
•   has very good knowledge of English and French (written and oral), German language is an added advantage
•   has at least 2 years of working experiences in the field of (international) communication
•   is willing to frequently travel in the West African Region and internationally on short notice and is willing to learn on the job

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a half to one-page letter addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 20 October, 2015

•   Kindly note that only short-listed applicants  would be contacted.
•   If you do not hear from us 2 weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Job Vacancy For Guide Media Consultant At Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA),Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Aug-2015};

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide. IPA specializes in using the randomized controlled trial methodology to evaluate the impact of development programs.

Request for Proposals for the Creation of Informational Video about

Ghana’s Computerised School Selection and Placement System

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Ghana seeks the services of a media consultant or firm to create an informational video about the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) and secondary education in Ghana.

IPA discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty challenges. We work with development partners and academic researchers to design and rigorously evaluate approaches to addressing pressing issues and we refine these solutions together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created serves to improve the lives of people around the world.


The Guidance and Information for Improved Decisions in Education (GUIIDE) project aims to improve the secondary school selection process through improved provision of information. Each year, 400,000 students in Ghana complete junior high school and compete for admission to secondary schools through the CSSPS. Many of these students lack information about the available options and have little guidance about the selection process. IPA is working with the CSSPS Secretariat to provide a low cost, scalable information package for junior high school students. The first phase of GUIIDE will target 600 junior high schools in the Ashanti region. The intervention will include an information booklet and 15-20 minute video that will be shown to students, parents, and teachers as they prepare to select secondary schools.

Key Objectives of Assignment

The main objectives of the informational video are to:

•   Explain the key features of the CSSPS and dispel common misconceptions;
•   Explain how to calculate raw BECE scores (out of 600) instead of aggregate scores (6 to 30+);
•   Emphasize that senior secondary schools vary in their students’ academic performance and admission standards;
•   Provide advice on the school selection process; and
•   Demonstrate how to use the information booklet to learn more about secondary schools.

Specific tasks of media consultant or firm:

•   Develop and test user-friendly messages tailored to the target audience (junior high school students, parents, and teachers in the Ashanti region);
•   Design and produce a short video (15-20 minutes) to be used as part of an information session;
•   Provide regular (weekly) updates and reviews on the progress of video production;
•   Collaborate with IPA to develop a guide that would accompany the video (guide should include facilitator script, supplementary resources, responses to frequently asked questions, etc.); and
•   Prepare and submit a final report on all production activities along with copies of the final video.

Duration of assignment


14 Aug. Submission Deadline

28 Aug.- 25 Sept. Deadline for First Draft

21 Aug. Shortlisted Candidate Interviews

26 Sept. – 2 Oct. Feedback

24 Aug. Selection of Media Team

2 Oct. – 16 Oct. Deadline for Second Draft

The duration of assignment will be two months from August 28, 2015 to October 30, 2015 with a two-week post-production period for any additional editing, as necessary.

Qualification Required & Experience

The consultant or firm must have:

•   A high degree of technical, practical, and theoretical expertise in social marketing campaigns and/or training programs using diverse production formats (film, digital media, animation, etc.);
•   Ability to map out activities at each stage of the production cycle (from ideation to production to presentation of final product);
•   At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in social marketing and/or production of training programs, preferably within Ghana/Anglophone West Africa;
•   Demonstrated ability to create content that is persuasive, clear, concise, and able to convey and present technical ideas and knowledge in an engaging manner for target audience;
•   Experience sourcing and managing content development;
•   Evidence of strong local network in media;
•   Experience working on education-related projects.

How To Apply

Proposals should be submitted in electronic form to:

[email protected] copying [email protected] with the subject “GUIIDE MEDIA CONSULTANT”.

Proposals should include:

•   Letter of interest;
•   Profile of the consultant/firm;
•   CV of consultant/relevant team members;
•   Proposed creative plan for completing specified tasks above;
•   Proposed budget for services rendered;
•   Examples of previous work; and
•   Legal/financial documentation (business registration certificates, tax certificate, etc. for firms).

Submission Deadline: Proposals must be received at the addresses above by Friday 14th August, 2015.

Closing Date: 14 August, 2015

Job Vacancy For Audio/Video Production Service Provider At Unicef

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Unicef,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,31 Jul-2015};

Post Title: Audio/Video production service provider (Individual or Institutional Contract)
Type of contract: Consultancy
Duty Station: Accra with travel to the field when required
Job Level: National Consultant
Duration: 11 months

Job Purpose:
To provide audio/video production services

Duties & Responsibilities:

•   Submit 3 different scenarios, and storyboards when requested for assignments.
•   Shoot high quality videos of different assignments.
•   Develop raw footage into specified formats and footage into different visual expressions – documentary, picture story, slides, public service announcements, etc.
•   Translate during production process from local language to English when required. –
•   Re-edit/for mat UNICEF owned video materials, previously produced, to be included in other video productions or re-edited for future productions.

Requested services:

•   Documentary production (time length of 5-10 minutes)
•   Documentary (time length of 10-30 minutes)
•   30 second public service announcement – radio and video
•   60 seconds public service announcements radio and video
•   If the time increments specified are not sufficiently detailed, please add additional costs that will be incurred for additional minutes beyond the specified time frames.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A first degree or equivalent.
•   Five years experience filming and editing high-quality footage – one show reel demonstrating this ability required.
•   Demonstrate ability to edit to the barest minimum time (three minutes) without losing the essentials of an assignment – one show reel demonstrating this ability required.
•   Previous experience of taking footage in development situations as well as for international media outlets an advantage. (Previous works experience with UNICEF or the UN an advantage).
•   Ability to cover several simultaneous requests including in-house and field work.
•   Ability to set clear time plans and well scheduled work processes.
•   Experience working in Ghana, and knowledge of development landscape in the country.

Further requirements:

•   Service providers are requested to provide the rates for English translation of productions in local languages.
•   Service in Providers are also requested to provide day rates for their services in the following formats.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

The above is a short description of the consultancy. Detailed curriculum vitae in English with duly completed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from:, should be sent to:-

[email protected] please indicate the title of the consultancy in the subject line.

Closing Date: 10 July, 2015

•   Applications submitted without the P 11 form will not be considered
•   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test.


Job Vacancy For Managing Editor At Standard Newspapers and Magazines (SNAM) Ltd

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Standard Newspapers and Magazines (SNAM) Ltd,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,31 Jul-2015};

The Standard Newspapers and Magazines (SNAM) Ltd., publishers of The Catholic Standard, is inviting applications from experienced persons, preferably Catholics.

Job Summary

•   Supervise and take the overall responsibility for the editing of The Catholic Standard and other printed materials produced by the Company in line with its editorial policy,
•   Ensure the Company operates profitably and in an ethical manner to fulfil the objectives of its shareholders, customers and staff.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Masters’, First Degree or Diploma from a recognised University with a minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience in newspaper or magazine production.

Core Competence

•   Have vast Knowledge of Catholic Church’s Doctrines and Teachings;
•   Must be Computer literate;
•   Have proven news writing ability and newspaper production skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Apply with CV and copies of relevant certificates and documents to the address below:

The Board Chairman
Standard Newspapers and Magazines Limited


[email protected]

Closing Date: 30 June, 2015


Job Vacancy For Public Relations Officer

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 May-2015};

Job Summary

•   planning publicity strategies and campaigns
•   writing and producing presentations and press releases
•   dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations
•   organising promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
•   speaking publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
•   providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress
•   analysing media coverage
•   commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
•   liaising with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives
•   designing, writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in-house’ journals, reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional videos.
•   planning publicity strategies and campaigns
•   writing and producing presentations and press releases
•   dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations
•   organising promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
•   speaking publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
•   providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress
•   analysing media coverage
•   commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
•   liaising with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives
•   designing, writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in-house’ journals, reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional  videos.
•   planning publicity strategies and campaigns
•   writing and producing presentations and press releases
•   dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations
•   organising promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
•   speaking publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
•   providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress
•   analysing media coverage
•   commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
•   liaising with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives
•   designing, writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in-house’ journals, reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional videos.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   maintaining and updating information on the organisation’s website;
•   managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook;
•   sourcing and managing speaking and sponsorship opportunities;
•   commissioning market research;

fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Apply by sending Cv’s to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 10 June, 2015

Job Vacancy For Director of Television At Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC),Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Apr-2015};

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal-oriented, results-driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the above-mentioned position:

The duties shall include but not be limited to the following:

General Responsibility
He/she is to formulate policies for the Television Division for the Broadcast Network,


•   Responsible to Director-General
•   Responsible for the Deputy Directors aid Senior Managers of TV.
•   Serve as an advisor to the Board on all TV Programmes and Services initiate the process of drawing up the strategic vision of the TV Division in a changing competitive media environment
•   Ensure that obligations of media laws are kept
•   Prepare programmes which could be exchanged under GBC’s obligation to African Union
•   Broadcasting (AUB), Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and other international bodies.
•   On 24-Hour call service.

General Management:

•   Formulate policies and recommend new programmes services and advise the Director-General.
•   Provide inputs to Management for the formula strategic corporate policies for the Division.
•   Ensure adherence to all organisational policies pertaining to programmes on all delivery and transmission platforms.
•   Ensure the provision of television programmes services for all available platforms including analogue TV, Digital Networks (DVB-T/T2,DVB-S/S2), New Media (internet), etc.
•   Make  inputs, monitor and report on conformance with service level agreements reached with multiplex and transmission
•   Initiate, recommend, and approve staff changes and administer the staff of the Division in accordance with established policies.
•   Provide resources for the efficient and effective implementation of programmes and services of the Division.
•   Liaise with other Divisional directors of organisation to achieve corporate goals and objectives.
•   Training and Staff Development
•   Ensure training needs are prepared and executed for the staff of the Division
•   Couselling and mentoring staff of the Division

Monitor, Research and Development:

•   Conduct research and development of new programmes to fulfill the mandate to the organization
•   Liase with the Research Department of the Corporate Affairs Division to ensure that they provided regular reports on feed-back on services


•   Ensure Monthly,Quaterly, and Annual Reports of the Division are submitted to the Director – General
•   Appraise the performance of all staff of the Division


•   The salary attached to this position is Level 23L Step 1 of the SSSS

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum of a Masters’ Degree with at least ten (10) years’ post-qualification experience in a reputable organisation(s)

Core Competencies:

•   ICT skills related to production of television programmes
•   Strategic Management of TV Programme Production
•   Management Skills
•   Knowledge of Media Policies and Laws related to broadcasting
•   Should   have   broad   experience   in   television   Production in both public   and commercial services

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), should be submitted to:-

The Director of Human Resource
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
P. O. Box 1633

Closing Date: 21 April, 2015

Job Vacancy For General Manager (Radio) At Global Media Alliance

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Global Media Alliance,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Apr-2015};

Job Description

•   Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of the station.
•   Managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials.
•   Plan and execute events for the year.
•   Oversee activities directly related to making products or providing services.
•   Direct and coordinate activities of the businesses or departments concerned with the production, presenting, sales and technical.
•   Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
•   Develop or implement service-marketing strategies, including sales promotions.
•   Organize events to generate money for the station.
•   Generate leads and have develop excellent relationship with corporate and SME’s
•   Ensure quality and profitable programmes on air.
•   Propose new concepts to make programmes more entertaining.
•   In charge of preparation and monitoring of Stations budget.
•   Monitor spending, costs and budgets of the programmes.
•   Prepare and maintain various departmental reports for submission to management.
•   In consultation with the sales team work on marketing and publicity of the station.
•   Ensure the execution of responsibilities of staff at the station.
•   Supervise every department to make sure projects are completed in time.
•   Direct training efforts for the development of team.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Knowledge about radio stations and its operations
•   5+ years of experience in a related field
•   Creative and ability to withstand pressure
•   Minimum of first degree.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified applicants who have related experience working in/Managing a radio station should send their cvs to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 April, 2015

Job Vacancy For Communications Specialist At Chemonics International

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Chemonics International,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Feb-2015};

Chemonics International Inc. seeks four technical and administrative specialists for the recently awarded five-year, USAID-funded 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. The Personnel will support the effective and effcient long-term management and implementation of the Ghana FtF-APS project by filling the following position:- Communications Specialist

Job Summary

The communications specialist will manage all external public communications related to project implementation and provide technical assistance to project partners, including the private sector and civil society organisations, for the effective communcation of policy advocacy. This position will report to the project’s chief of party and will provide technical management support for short-term consultants and service provider, such as photographers and graphic designers

Specific responsibilities will include

•   Developing and updating annual communications and outreach plans, including the identification of key stakeholders and target audiences, encompassing a broad range of communication tools including traditional print, online and social media
•   Desiging specific communciation messages for dissemination to target audiences, ensuring compliance with USAID’s graphics standards manual and the APS project’s branding and marking implementation plan
•   Serving as the project’s point of contact with USAID communications staff, including fielding request for specific project communications deliverables.
•   Delivering technical assistance to government, the private sector, civil society organisations, associatins, and other project stakeholders for the design and implementation of effective communications strategies and messages related to agricultural policies.
•   Formatting, editing, and submitting regular project communications and reporting, per contract requirement (e.g. weekly bulletins, quarterly and annual reports)
•   Managing the project’s communications library, including specific communications reports and other material, such as videos and photographs
•   Managing the project’s online presence, including the use of social media

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree of higher (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field (journalism, communications, english)
•   7+ years of professional experience, preferably with USAID funded programmes.
•   Familiarity with USAID’s branding, marking, and graphics standard requirements preferred.
•   Demonstrated experience in delivering technical assitance to project beneficiaries for the design and implementation of effective communication is required

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Send electronic submissions, including a cover letter / expression of interest and an updated curriculum vitae to:-

[email protected]

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors.

Closing Date: 26 January, 2015

Job Vacancy For Communications Associate At International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{International Cocoa Initiative (ICI),Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Jan-2015};

Established in 2002, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a unique partnership between civil society and the chocolate industry, working together to improve the lives of children and to reduce child labour in cocoa-growing communities, as an integral part of cocoa sustainability efforts.

The ICI Secretariat is based in Geneva, with National offices in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) and Ghana (Accra).

Job Summary

In order to boost its communications impact and increase its public visibility, the International Cocoa Initiative is looking to recruit a creative, dynamic, and experienced Communications Associate for its office in Accra, Ghana.

About Communications at ICI
The main goal of the Communications Department at ICI is to position the organisation as the leader in the field of child protection, and child-centred community development, in cocoa-growing communities. ICI’s communications activities are guided by its Strategic Objective to improve the awareness, knowledge, willingness and capacity of key stakeholders to take effective decisions that strengthen child protection.

About the Position
Under the supervision of the National Coordinator for Ghana and the expert guidance of the Head of Communications, the Communications Associate will be in charge of developing content for the website and other communications channels through the production of visual and written material that will enhance the positioning of ICI with its key stakeholders, so that Ghana is visible, respected, influential and able to harness financial and moral support for its efforts.  The incumbent will also be responsible for developing a strong media network with local and media journalists and provide general communications support.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Media & Events

•   Build a network of trusted media contacts and help with the creation and maintenance of the media section of a new, centralised database for ICI.
•   Coordinate media requests, provide support and ad-hoc training to local staff on dealing with media, messaging and interviewing techniques.
•   Organise press-trips for target media.
•   Organise media and public events and support the National Coordinator both in the organisation of ICI events and in the participation of ICI in high-visibility events.

Social Media

•   Help build a social media strategy with local focus on Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
•   Further develop and regularly update the existing LinkedIn presence.
•   Explore new ways to further enhance ICI’s presence online.
•   Help maintain and update ICI’s video collection on YouTube.
•   Help organise the photo library of ICI and develop an online ICI gallery, Flickr or similar, organising the photos in various streams.

Content Creation And Web Management

•   Work with the team in Ghana to identify the most interesting projects, events and news to profile, including photo stories, field stories and social media content.
•   Write and publish high-quality written material for the website and for Member’s newsletters and other channels of communication; upload all content to the website using the content management system Joomla.
•   Maintain the Ghana section of the website.

Video Production

•   Film, edit and organise videos; work with local producers to create engaging video and photo stories.
•   Catalogue the video footage.

General Communication

•   Filing, answering to public requests for information and promotional material.
•   Provide ad hoc support to the Head of Communications and the National Coordinator in matters related to raising the visibility of ICI.
•   Work in close collaboration with the Communications Associate in the office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   At least three years’ previous experience in a similar communications position.
•   University degree or equivalent in communications or other relevant field.
•   Outstanding writing and editing skills; strong attention to detail; ability to turn technical information into compelling stories.
•   Strong IT skills, including familiarity with video/photo editing software and web management systems.
•   Written and spoken fluency in English and preferably good knowledge of French.
•   Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Confidence in interacting with ICI Members and Partners.
•   Commitment to continuous learning. Keeps abreast of new developments in own profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified applicants should send their CV and Cover letter to:-

[email protected]

Please send with the titles “<your name> cover letter” and “<your name> CV”. Please put “Communications Associate” in the email subject line

Closing Date: 31 January, 2015

Job Vacancy For Senior Corporate Infomaster At African Development Bank

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{African Development Bank,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Dec-2014};


Through its programmes, the main activities of the Communication and External Relations Department (CERD) aimed at making the African Development Bank better known to its various external audiences, with the ultimate objective of generating awareness of the AfDB as the leading international finance institution spearheading development in Africa.  The Department also enables the Bank to have a better understanding of how the institution is perceived internally and externally.

In this regard, the Senior Corporate Infomaster position ensures the efficient gathering and posting on the intranet and the internet websites of all relevant Bank information, provides expert advice to Management on information content management, and facilitates Bank’s information dissemination and access.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Director CERD, the Senior Corporate Infomaster is responsible for coordinating, collecting and posting CERD-produced information onto the Bank’s websites. He/she will coordinate the work of all other informasters, working closely with the Bank’s Information Management and Methods Department. The chosen candidate will:

•   Gather information to be posted on the platforms.
•   Define working priorities for posting on the web platforms.
•   Handle high visibility business issues as needed, and define and communicate the web posting procedures to all stakeholders.
•   Provide guidance and ensure smooth transition when web coordinators are changed.
•   Provide analysis and expert advice for all issues related to web contents (utility, obsolescence, renewal, etc…)
•   Provide web content creation, information organization and access advisory support and guidance to the stakeholders involved in providing the required information.
•   Ensure quality control of all content to be published on the Bank’s websites.
•   Review continuously existing web sections in order to improve the structure and information organization.
•   Produce periodic reports on the trends of demands for particular type of information.
•   Identify new initiatives aimed at improving the quality of web services.
•   Initiate the preparation and/or revision of web policies, guidelines, and standard procedures for all the stakeholders.
•   Define, suggest and implement in collaboration with relevant authorities solutions aimed at improving access to Bank information.
•   Define the websites design: page structure, information structure, visuals).
•   Work in close collaboration with the technical team and the web agency on all web-based applications.
•   Represent the Department at committees and working groups as necessary.
•   Prepare and implement online and e-marketing plans for major events (Annual Meetings, African Economic Conference, etc.).

Qualification Required & Experience

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

•   At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in journalism, communication or related disciplines;
•   At least five (5) years of practical experience in web content management;
•   Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills, and ability to synthesize high volumes of information.
•   Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
•   Very good knowledge and experience of internet protocols and techniques, as TYPO3 CMS, Drupal, Liferay, IOS, etc.
•   Ability to think strategically and analyze content management best practices and trends.
•   Ability to coach, mentor and develop web coordinators and content producers.
•   Strong ability to work under pressure, keeping in mind the broader perspective without losing control of the details.
•   Ability to work independently, with a minimum supervision.
•   Excellent skills in French and English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should

Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 12 December, 2012

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply