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 info@acetforafrica.org. The closing date for the receipt of all applications is 22nd February, 2019.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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