Communication Coordinator

Communication Coordinator

Addis Ababa Selam Ethiopia

Job Title: Communication Coordinator
Job location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reporting to: Country Director
Working hours: Full Time
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2019

Organization Profile Selam was formed in 1997 as an independent non-governmental culture organization. Selam’s head office is based in Stockholm with branch organizations in Addis Abeba (established 2005) and Kampala (established 2003).
Selam is an international NGO (non-governmental organization) that works thematic area of culture with the vision to promote social change through the enabling and empowering aspects of cultural life. Selam holds a unique position in Ethiopia by functioning as a prominent actor within civil society and the culture sector and by managing culture as a tool for social development.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Implement Selam Ethiopia’s Communications Strategy and provide strategic insights for issues not covered by the strategy
  • Develop and implement operational plans for overall communications activities
  • Provide strategic communications support [not including routine activities] for Selam Ethiopia’s partners -Content Generation: Text and multimedia for all communications outputs — web, social media, newsletters, portfolio, collaterals, announcements, etc. — and disseminate outputs
  • CMS: Administer Selam Ethiopia’s digital outlets, including the website, social media channels, Selam Ethiopia’s info@ email, and Contact Register database
  • Media Relations: Undertake media monitoring, produce media digest, organize pressers, produce press releases, handle media enquiries, and provide reactive communications as required and delegated
  • Branding: Promote Selam Ethiopia’s brand, and ensure uniform application of the brand and style guide across all outputs
  • Publishing: Proof reading and styling, particularly for external com outputs such as proposals, reports, and briefs: layout and graphics design; and producing camera ready designs for printing
  • Reporting: Compile and produce various organizational related performance reports, such as monthly digital report, post-event summaries, quarterly brand audits, lessons learnt, Case stories etc
  • Knowledge Management: Administer Selam Ethiopia’s Resource center meeting room, and common repository, while actively seek, document, organize, and make accessible a wide range of knowledge materials
  • Event: Coordinate the organization of various events, and ensure these opportunities serve SE’s branding and messaging purposes
  • Translation (preferably): Written documents from Amharic to English or vice versa
Educational requirement and Professional Experience:
At least a university degree in media, journalism, communications, or a related field
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in:
  • Designing and implementing communications strategies
  • Content generation, journalism, media production, publishing (proofreading, editing, layout, design, desktop/commercial printing, etc.), and preferably translation, interpretation, and moderation as well
  • Corporate communications, public and media relations, awareness. resource mobilization, and networking
  • Digital content management system -Organization of events, particularly performing arts
  • Photography, film making, graphics design, and branding is an added advantage
Functional Competencies:
  • Strategy Driven: Ability to solve problems in strategic approaches
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture: Effective analytical skills to identify and tackle the bigger issues that can impact SE’s image -Communications:
  • Advanced speaking and writing skills in both Amharic and English languages, where knowledge of additional local languages would be an asset
  • Coordination: Strong event management and organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Delivering: Ability to work under tight deadlines and with a high degree of autonomy
  • Networking: Excellent people skills - Sectoral Familiarity: With the media environment as well as the culture sector, plus a working experience in an l/NGO

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