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British High Commission Ghana Jobs: Political Team

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12 Jun, 2010

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British High Commission (BHC) Ghana, has a vacancy for an LE3 Political and Communications Assistant. This is a new position, supporting the Political Team and the newly-created Communications Officer position to promote the BHC’s work in Ghana

The day-to-day tasks will include the full range of typical administrative tasks to support lead officers in high-profile parts of the BHC, but with significant engagement and liaison with the BHC’s external contacts. The Political and Communications Assistant with report to the Political Officer

The main elements of the job include:

Arranging visits and meetings
Taking minutes and other records
Attending events and reporting back
Initial drafting of media releases and other communication tools, including web-site content
Media scanning and analysis, including trend-spotting
Managing the BHC photo library
Assisting with management of the BHC’s internet and intranet sites
Managing the BHC’s political and media contacts databases, including preparing personality reports
Liaising with the Foreign and Commonwealth Officer over corporate communications messages and media platforms (including post web-site)
Assisting with the project management, including book-keeping and maintaining records
Information for applicants:
The monthly salary range for LE3 positions in the BHC is GH¢1, 206 (rising in increments of GH¢32 based on performance) to a maximum of GH¢2, 023
The starting salary will be determined by the successful applican’ts experience and skills, but will be in the range GH¢1, 206 to GH¢1, 336
The appointment will be offered initially on a 1 year contract, and subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. Thereafter, the appointment will be renewed for periods of 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance, by mutual agreement

Required Skills or Experience

Prioritising in a fast-paced work environment, working between teams, assuming responsibility for tasks with minimum supervision, delivering to deadlines
Supporting creative and innovation approaches to projecting the UK Government’s engagement with Ghana
Communicating skills, including drafting and proof-reading
Knowledge of the Ghana media and Ghana government publicity machinery
Strong IT skills, notably the Microsoft Office package, and publishing software
The successful applicant is likely to have one or more of:
Received specialised training in press and publications and/or communications
Workplace experience of progressively increasing responsibility as a journalist, sub-editor or public relations specialist
Familiarity with administrative support and office procedures
Knowledge of Ghana’s media, political, economic, social and educational environments, including key institutions and persons in business and government
Familarity with UK Government institutions
The success applicant will need to:
Observe the Foreign and Commonwealth Officer’s diversity and equality policies
Show some flexibility over working hours

How To Apply


Candidates should send their applications and CV for the attention of:

HR Manager
British High Commission
P. O. Box 296

With the envelope clearly marked LE3 PCA. Regrettably only those candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in the period 12-16 July 2010. The successful applicant will be expected to start work as soon as possible thereafter

The successful applicant will need to pass (or have passed) an internal security clearance process.

More information about the work of the British High Commission in Ghana can be found at: http//

The British High Commission Accra is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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