GBG recruits 01 Communications Specialist

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GBG recruits 01 Communications Specialist


Essential Duties

The Communications Consultant’s specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support management of communication activities for the Organization Africa Regional office and its divisions
  • Coordinate the drafting, editing, design and dissemination of effective outreach products for key projects, including briefs, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, web features, blogs, newsletters, press releases, and website content
  • Manage, edit, and provide content and post all content to the office website
  • Continue with the implementation of the communication strategies for the Africa office.
  • Plan and execute activities in line with the Africa office and its projects
  • Manage organization and execution of internal and external events (online seminars, conferences, workshops, brown bags ect…).
  • Manage office social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others as appropriate).
  • Manage media and press relations, organize press conferences, identify media, and blog opportunities for team members and collaborators.
  • Prepare and edit press releases, briefing notes, media advisories, media talking points, question, and answer documents to work with media effectively
  • Oversee the branding, design principles and guidelines for all Oraganization Africa materials and products, ensuring their consistent application
  • Produce periodic reports on websites and social media, use and suggest areas for improvements.
  • Manage the office publications and printing
  • Other duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Communication or related field,
  • At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience.

Required Skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English
  • Excellent communication, writing and drafting skills
  • Experience in writing, blogs, event write-ups, newsletters
  • Experience organizing, events, press conferences, and managing media relations
  • Experience in managing the editing and lay out of documents and other publications
  • Highly skilled in conceptualizing, writing and selling stories/information to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to convey scientific and complex research information to diverse audiences in an engaging and concise manner.
  • Ability to interact professionally in a diverse, multi-cultural setting and with all levels of collaborators.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly output-focused and conscientious with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take initiative, with a strong work ethic and commitment
  • Concise and analytical thinking organized and resourceful, excellent team player

Desired Skills

Experience working on issues related to agricultural development, especially in Africa

Closing date: 9 September 2021.

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