Project Coordination Unit (PCU) Communications Officer

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia YES | Your Employment Solutions

Project Coordination Unit (PCU) Communications Officer 

Our client is looking for a PCU Communications Officer to join their team and work on their advocacy communication. If you love tackling new challenges, working with stakeholders from different sectors, and have what it takes to build and maintain fruitful communication, this is the job for you. 

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Development of a communication and advocacy strategy/plan
    • Maintenance of communication and advocacy strategy 
    • Provide strategy direction for the project communication strategy 
    • Receive from field associates and directly collect IEC materials
    • Capacity building among implementing organizations
    • Work closely with external consultants for the implementation of the project 
    • Identify main media channel for communications and collaborate with media partners 
    • Monitor communication strategy 
    • Document events, participate and interview stakeholders 
  • Internal project communication
    • Design and produce communication material (web-based, electronic, video and print) for effective communications for visibility, fundraising and advocacy 
    • Serve as an internal point of communication for and support flow of information between consortium members and provide creative and timely information on key project areas.
    • Ensure consortium members design and implement their communication activities in line with the agreed project standards (i.e. branding guidelines and templates).
    • Establish what kind of visibility is needed and at what stage. This should be through discussions with implementing partners and German partners.
    • Assist in the production of reports by providing relevant documentation, stories and photographs amongst other communication material. 
  • External communication
    • Manage information flow to the wider sector players at national and international level. And ensure the timely and consistent production of information,
      to reach a wide audience.
    • Develop a good understanding of the different government bodies and civil leaders involved in the project sectors and how partners interact with them.
    • Consult and network with relevant stakeholders as needed to ensure that their key communication needs are met, in compliance with agreed standards, policies and priorities.
    • Ensure social media content about the project is aligned between all Ethiopian and German organizations (hashtags, mentions etc.)
    • Support in the preparation of presentations and accompany donor and stakeholder visits when required
  • Capacity building 
    • Identify capacity building/training needs of consortium staff in terms of communication and train staff on the communication strategy and on effective communication.
    • Prepare consortium members for key media opportunities (i.e. interviews, talks and events).
  • Other  ad hoc responsibilities and assigned duties

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in Communication, Public Relations or related discipline.
  • Competence in computer skills is a MUST (Adobe, word art, word processing and other relevant packages).

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in working within a consortium with multiple partners.
  • Fluent in English language, oral and written.
  • Sound social media experience including experience in developing and implementing social media strategies.
  • Experience in the production of IEC material, including photography and story writing Experience in designing and engaging youth in youth-friendly communication activities.
  • Experience in the use of design applications.
  • Understanding of legal frameworks around informed consent.
  • Experience in youth-led advocacy/civic engagement and development processes at different levels.

 Personal Attribute

  • Demonstrable attitude for teamwork.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
  • High level of personal integrity.

Interested applicants can apply by sending their CVs to apply@yes.et with subject title

Project Coordination Unit (PCU) - Communication Officer before  May 28th, 2020.

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