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22 Nov 2021

Communications Officer at Challenging Heights

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Job Description

We are local people committed

to protecting the rights of children and ending slavery. We have about 70 staff

members between our office in Winneba and elsewhere who work in the coastal

communities of Ghana and with international coalitions of NGOs dedicated to

fighting modern slavery and protecting children’s rights. Challenging

Heights is a locally founded, and locally led Ghanaian-based organisation. Visit

our website

for more information.

This role will be communications


The successful candidate shall

be based in Winneba, Ghana, with considerable amount of traveling to project

sites and events.

The successful candidate shall

work within the Challenging Heights communications manual, provide training to

staff for adherence, and shall be responsible for recommending amendments to

the manual where necessary.

Responsible for Challenging

Heights’s online media presence, including maintaining the website, and managing

social media platforms (Instagram, twitter, Facebook, YouTube), and any other

online platforms where necessary.

Marketing the organization,

extending our reach, and generating income for the organization, including periodic

online advocacy and fundraising campaigns.

Writing monthly email newsletters and updates

to donors.

Responsible for writing impact

stories on children/women/youth who have benefited from projects.

Light website administration and maintaining

up to date information.

Responsible for the

development and creation of the C.H. annual reports.

Maintaining regular

communication between donors and the organisation, providing them with

information such as photos, short videos, special stories, and any other

information required.

Maintaining, developing and

cataloguing all communications materials in a database to be used by the

organization and its partners.

Taking pictures, videos, and

creating other visual media which will be used in Challenging Height’s

promotions and campaigns.

Working days are from Mondays

to Fridays, between 8am and 5pm with one-hour lunch break, and with some

situational need to work beyond regular working hours and days.

Qualifications And Experience

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in

any discipline.

Bachelor’s degree holders

shall have a minimum of two years post qualification experience.

Master’s degree holders shall

require no post qualification experience.

A proven ability to take basic

but good photographs and videos using basic gadgets such as mobile phones, and

edit same for online postings, are required.

A proven good written

Communication Skills Are Required.

Candidate preference


Heights already has a Ghana-targeted communication content creators serving our

Ghanaian audiences. Over 80% of the content produced by the Communications

Officer applicants shall therefore target European and American consumers. Therefore,

Challenging Heights is seeking to attract a Communications Officer role

applicants who are either from Europe or America, or who have significant experience

living in Europe/America who are able to communicate appropriately to the

people of these regions.


  • The

successful candidate shall be provided with basic but decent accommodation,

with decent facilities such as kitchen, etc.

  • Utilities

such as water, and electricity shall be paid for.

  • Economy

class ticket to Ghana.

  • Cost

of residence and work permits.

  • Local

Ghanaian salary paid in local currency at a level reasonably sufficient to

cover living expenses such as food, weekend travels, etc.

Additional Requirement

for the role

Adherence to the Challenging

Heights’ child protection policy.

Police reference report from

the country of residence/origin of the successful applicant.

Two references from previous

employers or colleges attended.

Expected starting date

The successful

candidate is expected to start the role between January and February of 2022.


Method of Application

Applicants should send their applications to [email protected] or [email protected].

For further enquiries, please call +233244515761

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