Communications Officer

12996-14N06080
Accra
20-Mar-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Purpose of the position:

To take the lead, under the supervision of the Communications Manager, in preparing materials for informing donors, the government, communities and the general public of World Vision’s work in Ghana through the production of a range of written, audio-visual and photographic communications resources/ materials, and contribute to informing staff of internal developments and policy change/development in World Vision.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

  • Engage in the development and implementation of a quarterly communications plan for meeting the strategic donor and pubic engagement objectives of WV Ghana.

  • Produce written, photography, feature stories, documentaries and issues-oriented reports highlighting the impact of World Vision’s work in the lives of children and their families

  • Be deployed to disaster zones (when required) to produce quality stories and photos for WV Ghana and the WV Partnership.

  • Contribute stories, photos and information to the production of an electronic newsletter that details organizational changes, activities, staffing and social news of WV Ghana.

  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to the Communications Manager.

  • Contribute to advocacy-oriented communications products and campaigns including web-based and print materials, posters, briefing papers, reports, stories and photo essays, and organizing events that raise the profile of World Vision Ghana, for example, commissioning of projects, and launching of reports.

  • Develop and maintain key in-country media contacts.

  • Work in collaboration with Supply Chain unit among others to acquire filming permits and equipment clearance for Support Office/GC filming crews and facilitate field trips as required.

  • Liaise with national and local press to support AP programmes media coverage.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • English-language fluency (written and verbal), with excellent writing skills

  • Excellent photographic skills.

  • Additional skills in word processing excel and desktop publishing is advantageous.

  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills

  • Ability to work harmoniously within teams, often while under pressure

  • Ability to travel and work in the field as an essential and frequent function of the position. Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Educational level required: Bachelor Degree in Communications, journalism, the Social Sciences or other related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired (certification?)

Experience: 3 years of experience in areas of development communications international communications, media, photography and journalism.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 25% travel to the field required.

  • On call: 5%