Communications Coordinator

Accra, Ghana
Posted 3 years ago

Position Summary:

ACET has a strong track record of high-quality research and policy advisory work in support of African economic transformation. The Communications Coordinator assists the Director of Communications in the implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy towards engaging a wider audience in an interactive manner to effect policy change in Africa.

Job Description:

Specifically, the Communications Coordinator:

  • Coordinates communications work across the organisation.
  • Maintains the ACET Info account and updates information on the ACET website.
  • Uploads stories, pictures and videos to the website and repackages them for distribution on social media.
  • Leads or supports the writing and editing of press releases and stories for the ACET website and for the media and proofreads content to be uploaded to the ACET website.
  • Liaises with the media around ACET events and answers press queries.
  • Regularly updates media contact lists.
  • Supports the preparation of ACET representatives for media interviews.
  • Repackages ACET research papers for the website and for online distribution to various target audiences.
  • As part of the communications team, plans and executes media and social media campaigns on economic transformation.
  • Engages on economic transformation issues with audiences on a variety of social media platforms.
  • Understands the potential of social media and takes the initiative in social media development.
  • Supports the writing of ACET blogs and production of the African Transformation Today online magazine.
  • Supports the production of photographs, videos and infographics and liaises with creative content providers.
  • Manages internal bulletins.
  • Proactively engages with partners and advises on tools for communicating with partners.
  • Provides communication and rapporteur support to ACET workshops and other events.
  • Monitors media pick-up of ACET publications and other content.
  • Provides administrative and logistical support to the Director of Communications & External Relations as necessary.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

Education and Experience
  • Relevant Master’s degree
  • At least five years’ media experience and some organisational experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Writing, editing and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with both print and broadcast media
  • Rapporteur skills or ability to take usable notes at workshops
  • Organisational and coordination skills
  • Social media skills
  • Planning and budgeting support skills
  • Pays great attention to detail
  • Good telephone and email skills
  • High energy levels and proactive ways of working
  • Ability to follow up with contacts
  • Ability to execute communications plans and strategies
  • Ability to conceptualise communications products from ACET data
  • Relationship building skills
  • Demonstrable interest in economic transformation


Interested applicants should email their CV and an accompanying cover letter to The closing date for the receipt of all applications is 22nd February, 2019.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Share this position