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Global Communities Recruiting Now

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11 Oct, 2016

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Communication Jobs in Ghana

Global Communities is a development organization serving more than 20 million people worldwide each year. The organization’s mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions.

Job Description

Job Title: Communications Specialist

  • Location: Accra
  • Reports To:WASH For Health DCOP
  • Duration:One Year Contract- Renewable on Annual Basis upon Satisfactory Performance

Global Communities is recruiting for a Communications Specialist for the 5-year USAID funded WASH For Health project. This project aims at making improved water supply and sanitation accessible to all Ghanaians while promoting the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors needed to make this intervention sustainable. WASH for Health will focus on targeted communities in the Northern, Western, Central, Volta and Greater Accra regions of Ghana.

This position requires frequent travel to all project sites, and requires creative writing, photography and videography skills. The successful applicant is expected to wield appreciable expertise in communications strategies and technology. S/he will be required to work on a part-time basis as mutually agreed with the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The main duties of the Communications Specialist are as follows:

  • Liaise with the Knowledge Management function in the design of the project’s website, and the formulation of appropriate communications strategies and approaches.
  • Liaise with the W4H project staff and partners to ensure timely submission of project activity reports.
  • Collate, review and rewrite these reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis and present these in reader-friendly format for the project donors and Management of Global Communities.
  • Respond to information requests from the W4H Chief of Party and the W4H Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Capture the success stories of the W4H project in a coherent and articulate manner that generates and sustains interest in reading about W4H project achievements.

The duties listed above are not inclusive of all duties at Global Communities.  Global Communities reserves the right to change and update the position descriptions at any time.

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Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of first degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant working experience with commensurate responsibility (preferably with an INGO or development agency).
  • Strong IT skills with proficiency in MS Power Point and Graphic Designing.
  • Familiarity with and ability to use modern versions of multimedia gadgets such as cameras and equipment used for videos and documentaries
  • Strong (report) writing and public presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and a minimum of 2 local dialects preferably those spoken in the W4H project areas.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently
  • Self-motivated and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable with team-oriented approach to work, preferably in a multi-cultural setting.

How to Apply

Applications should be sent to: [email protected]

21st October 2016 with the job title and preferred location in the subject line.

Applications submitted after this date, and without a job title & a preferred location will not be considered.

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