Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada Communication Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada Communication Officer Jobs in EthiopiaUnder the direct supervision of CDF Ethiopia Country Manager and technical back up and guidance from Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Solution Coordinator, the communication officer will assist in the development and direct implementation of 4R Solution in-country communication plans.
The plans will focus on the promotion of the overall 4R Solution project, communicate project results, raise media and general public awareness of the project within the three project countries, and mobilize support of policy makers in increasing integration of 4Rs in national policies.
The communication officer will also work in close collaboration with the 4R Solution National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Project Advisory Committee (PAC).
Key Activities and Roles
Work with CDF Canada and Fertilizer Canada to develop a four-year communications in-country communications strategy for the 4R Solution project
Execute the ongoing communication strategy and promotion of 4R Solution initiatives
Coordinate meetings with all project partners, NAC, relevant government officials and institutions, NGOs, and other stakeholders
Prepare advocacy materials for relevant government officials and institutions, NGO organizations, and other stakeholders
Design, organize and participate in relevant local, regional and national outreach events and campaigns to showcase 4R Solution project
Develop communication and outreach materials in English and local languages for different target audiences ranging from smallholder farmers to government officials
Collect and distribute success stories about project activities from staff and partners in written and video forms as needed
Prepare event/activity reports, analytical summative reports on the implementation performance of any ongoing advocacy and outreach campaigns
Establish and maintain partnerships with project partners, relevant community organizations, project beneficiaries, government offices, media etc.
Maintain photo, video and print archive
Contribute to 4R Solution e- newsletter, website and social media
Qualification and experience
University degree desirable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and local languages
Proficient in using MS Office Suite (Publisher, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience/knowledge of photography
Self-motivated and proactive
Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource
Graphic design and/or video editing experience is a plus as well as knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, social media
Knowledge of budget management
2 to 5 years of experience in communications, public relations, event management and advocacy
2 to 5 years of experience in development projects considered a strong asset
Demonstrated ability to design and execute high-impact advocacy campaigns
Demonstrated ability to engage media and other stakeholders to position and effectively promote policy messages
How to Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by August 6, 2020.
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