11 Jan 2016

Challenging Heights Job Vacancy : Communications and Media Relations Officer

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A deep commitment to child rights and the aspirations of the organization is an essential quality for all roles in Challenging Heights: We place more emphasis on practical knowledge, skills and passion than paper qualifications. We look for demonstrable skills and seek “can do” and “will do” employees.

Challenging Heights strives to be an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply for this position:- Communications and Media Relations Officer

Responsibilities

•   Working closely with advocacy and communications officers as well as Senior management
•   Actively engage the Ghanaian media and public on child rights and slavery, raising pertinent issues and responding to national events on TV, radio, press and online.
•   Disseminate and follow up press releases
•   Write articles seeking to promote the issues and the organisation
•   Organise national press conferences and other media events
•   Actively promote Challenging Heights activities, guided by the communications policy and strategy
•   Respond to media enquiries
•   Represent the organization at appropriate meetings and events as mandated
•   Engage with partners in Development e.g. providing sessions on media engagement
•   Speak in the media on behalf of CH, prints, online, radio, TV, YouTube
•   Writing and publishing articles including features
•   Reporting positive news on CH to the media
•   Establish relationships with corporate organizations for goodwill support

Qualities

•   Strong commitment to child rights
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills, English and Fante or Twi
•   Experience of writing press releases, articles and engaging the media
•   Excellent time management and organisational skills
•   Able to work independently and take initiative
•   Good understanding of the key contemporary issues and the development needs of undeserved communities in Ghana, particularly with regard to education, child labour/trafficking, and other related child right issues
•   Basic editing skills

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Degree in Journalism or at least 3 years in Journalism or PR department of a reputable organisation
•   Degree in Communication Studies or Media Relations or at least 3 years experience in Public Relations.

Location: Accra

 



How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send their CV and necessary documents to the HR through:- [email protected]  or [email protected] Closing Date: 29 January, 2016




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