8 Jun 2016

CDD-Ghana Job Vacancy : Media & Communications Expert

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•   Ensure communications (internal and external) continuity and connect messages with key stakeholders and audiences at the right time
•   Spearhead assigned projects and support communication in the Research and Programmes Department
•   Lead media engagement activities
•   Identify and help establish partnerships in the area of governance and related areas
•   Write departmental/organisational reports
•   Lead dissemination of messages through existing channels
•   Strategize and execute a national/international media engagement plan
•   Vet inquiries from the media and the public
•   Be a gatekeeper for the Centre and schedule follow-up meetings and engagements
•   Monitor and evaluate reports on the communication activities of the Centre
•   Handle related budgets – reprints, association memberships, meet-ups, etc.
•   Track record of earned media coverage of the Centre’s activities at all levels
•   Track record of successful social media engagement and other online audience interaction

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Master’s degree in Communication Studies or equivalent in a related field
•   A minimum of 2 years’ experience with traditional media, social media, marketing communications and public relations messaging
•   A mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Core Motives or similar planning and contact tools proficient with content management systems or similar web-based functions. Command of top social media formats.
•   Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to changing technical tools
•   A second language proficiency – helpful, though not a prerequisite

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

•   The Media & Communications expert must understand the nature of the organization’s key audiences
•   Excellent relationship-building skills among communicators across different sectors
•   He/she must have hands-on messaging tactics (creating, requesting, or repurposing content as needed) for the distribution of the information (using Centre’s channel, media interest, and/or third-party channels) to share content in a timely and effective manner
•   Knowledge in web skills and updating website is an advantage

Specific attributes will include:

•   Exceptional communicator – with impeccable writing, editing, and conversational skills
•   Understanding of, and experience with traditional media – from major outlets to niche publications
•   Operates with urgency and efficiency – in service of key contacts and across multiple projects
•   Collaborates – proactively contributes ideas, seeks input, shares information, cross-checks the work of others, and ensures open pathways to the swift creation and delivery of messages
•   Exceptional interpersonal skills – in keeping with a highly respectful workplace at the Centre and its partnering institutions
•   Respects confidentiality – with utmost care and privacy for Centre’s members and donor organizations

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Applications, current CVs with references and other supporting documents should be clearly labelled showing the position under consideration and sent to The Human Resources Manager CDD Ghana P. O. Box LG 404 Legon OR Fax; 233 302 763028 or Email: [email protected] Closing Date: 13 June, 2016 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. CDD-Ghana is an equal opportunities employer.

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