BDS Center for Development Research Public Relations and Branding Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

BDS Center for Development Research Public Relations and Branding Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199565

Category: Communications, PR and Journalism Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Company Background

BDS Center for Development Research (BDS -CDR), is one of the leading consulting firms in the country in areas of development research and multi-disciplinary consultancy services.

BDS-CDR is currently striving to keep the public informed with its research findings believing that these works will help expedite the development efforts of our nation. BDS-CDR believes that our current strong state is the outcome of long years of professionalism and commitment of our staffs, past and present.

We have a pool of competent professionals and also work in partnership with scholars across the country and abroad.

Currently BDS-CDR is re- branding itself and is looking for PR and Branding Expert.

General Tasks, Duties and Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management and Communication Director (KMCD), the PR and Branding Expert is expected to:

  • Create BDS-CDR PR and Branding plans and strategies
  • Improve the quality and quantity of company’s voice via different online and offline channels
  • Serve as company’s image and first contact person
  • Write press releases, media announcements, speeches and other PR releases
  • Prepare presentations for media briefings and other meetings
  • Organize and oversee company events such as open day, seminars, conferences, workshops, staff meetings and recreations etc.
  • Suggest effective ways of peacefully resolving any internal or external disputes
  • Conduct research and analyze client and public opinion
  • Build and maintain targeted media lists, and nurture relationships with key reporters
  • Monitor and analyze effectiveness of PR campaigns and communicate insights to management
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders including public affairs offices, customers and professional societies
  • Shape and communicate BDS-CDR vision and mission
  • Analyze Branding/re-branding positioning and customer insights
  • Translate re-branding elements into plans and go-to-market strategies
  • Work closely with a team of communications working on brand/ re-branding initiatives
  • Lead creative development to motivate the target audience/client to “take action”
  • Measure and report performance of all re-branding campaigns and assess KPIs
  • Monitor and research client’s demands and competitors’ activities
  • Monitor BDS-CDR service accessibility and client reactions
  • Devise innovative marketing growth and profit strategies
  • Align the company around the re-brand direction, choices and tactics
  • Developing strategies and managing different campaigns across print, broadcast and online platforms to ensure that services meet client’s expectations
  • Organizing
    and supervising advertising and promotion, design and other forms of marketing to maintain consistency in branding
  • Meeting with clients and working with colleagues across multiple divisions
  • Handle other activities assigned by immediate supervisor etc.

    Job Requirements

  • MA/ BA in Public relations or Journalism and Communication, Marketing or any other related field, 3 years for MA and over 7 years for BA.
  • Previous working experience as Public Relations /Branding /Re -branding Specialist or Expert
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of different PR and Branding/Re- branding campaigns

    Technical and Other skills

  • Excellent ability to communicate in writing and speaking
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on several projects at once
  • Enthusiastic about BDS-CDR service area
  • Positive attitude and strength as a team player
  • Have an instinctive feeling about future service concepts
  • Have a good analytical skills partnered with a creative mind
  • Be a good listener and able to respond to results and client research
  • Excellent understanding of the full branding mix etc.
  • Applicable knowledge in copy writing and editing
  • Experience with diverse social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.)
  • Excellent communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Advanced user of Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel etc.
  • Excellent networking and relationship management experience
  • Ability to facilitate, maintain and manage good working relationships between BDS- CDR and Clients
  • Willing to relocate
  • Experience with data quality assurance operations and methodologies is a plus
  • Experience developing testing scripts and end-user documentation is a plus
  • Graphic design skill is a plus
  • Neat and clean-cut physical appearance is also plus

    How to Apply

    Candidates who are interested and fulfill the requirements shall submit their ONLY application/motivation letter along with their updated CV via email at by clearly marking the position title on the subject line.


    In person to the following address.

    BDS-Centre for Development Research

    CMC, around 200 meter from St. Michael Church towards Megenagna Road

    In the building where Oromia Cooperative Bank and Lion International Banks are located, 8th floor

    Tel: 0116 47 95 17/0116 479778

    Closing date of application: ten/10/ working days from the date of announcement

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Please do not send your applications if you have already applied for this post previously.

  • Only candidates who are invited for exam and interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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