IITA New Vacancies Ghana 2018

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29 Jan, 2018

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Communication Jobs in Ghana

The Communication Officer will lead outreach to IITA’s strategic consortium partners/stakeholders to ensure our activities are properly promoted and communicated. He/She will be responsible for the
management and implementation of the communication strategy of the Cocoa soils programme in IITA and its partners among others.

Job Description

Job Title: Communication Officer

Primary Responsibilities

• The Communication Officer will coordinate the promotion of public IMAGE of activities under the Cocoa soils, which may include the publication of news and press releases, brochures and/or related
materials and other communications materials
• Manage sponsor reporting, including project proposals, interim updates and final reports
• Manage the production of regular reporting, including the annual report, newsletters, updates, as well as any ad hoc report as required
• Implement our communications strategic plan
• Design fliers, brochure, profiles, infographics, advertisement, calendar, logos and any other graphics as needed
• Review and refine existing communication channels and strategies and implement new channels and marketing campaigns to broaden our support network and effectiveness
• Manage social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the website blog
• Update website content on WordPress

Qualification Required & Experience


• University Degree required Master’s Degree preferred
• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communications, Journalism, Community Outreach, Public relations, International Studies and/or a related field


• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
• Experience working with government of Ghana officials, Civil society organisations and community-based organisations
• Experience working with funding partners if any and/or its development partners
• Experience utilizing social media tools and managing online content
• Ability to communicate well in local language preferred
• Must work well under pressure and generally outgoing and comfortable meeting new people. Due to the nature of the work he/she must be accurate, flexible, enthusiastic and responsible
Location: Accra

How to Apply

Applicants should send a covering letter and CV (4 pages maximum) explaining their interest in the position, relevant documents and testimonials and the names and addresses (telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Richard Asare, Cocoa Scientist, IITA-Ghana, PMB LG 56, Accra-Ghana Or submit by email to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 31 January, 2018

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