Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit IKM and Communications Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit IKM and Communications Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 214117

Category: Communications, PR and Journalism Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description

IKM and Communications Advisor

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #129/2019



As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.

As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regards to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programs on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners.

The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry.

Further programs enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies. Against this background, GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit IKM and communication Advisor for GIZ-PLUP as specified:

Position: IKM and Communications Advisor

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Application deadline: July 27, 2019

Required Candidate: One

A- Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, coordinate and oversee awareness campaigns for implementation partners, civil society groups, the private sector and the public to familiarize a wider audience with the goals and principles of participatory and integrated land use planning.
  • Lead all efforts to increase the visibility of the project through a range of media and communication materials

    B- Tasks:

  • Lead information campaigns on principles, procedures and instruments of participatory and integrated land use planning for decision makers, implementing partners and the public

  • Prepare high quality communication products tailored for specific target groups (i.e. brochures, flyers, videos etc.) and organize systematic dissemination

  • Support the public dialogue between civil society and the private sector

  • Maintain and feed structured and
    standardized documentation systems (e.g. DMS), facilitate accessibility of knowledge products through online portals such as the Land Portal.

  • Set-up of project internal information and knowledge management systems (e.g. NAS-Server)

  • Lead the organization of various events and ensure professional documentations

  • Ensure project data storage and regular back-ups

  • Support partner institutions in enhancing their communication with stakeholders

  • Networking with relevant communities of practice in land use planning and policy

  • Support partner institutions in updating web site

  • Maintain a good and effective communication between the project’s partner organizations, GIZ, other relevant public institutions and state organizations;

  • Communicate, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and partners through communication products, reports and presentations;

  • Organize and share experience during study tours and Multi-Stakeholder-Fora with relevant partners and target groups;

  • Assist in and/or carry out other tasks as assigned by the GIZ-PLUP Project Manager

    Job Requirements

    A- Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in knowledge management, journalism, information and communications technology, development studies or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies.

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in knowledge management and communications and learning or equivalent; ideally for an international development agency;
  • Experience with SharePoint or other content management system.

  • Demonstrated experience in producing information and visibility materials for different channels, including social media;

  • Excellent communication skills, both in written and oral English and Amharic;

  • Advanced computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publishing Excel, and SharePoint, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) with experience in graphic design and lay outing of publications;

  • High degree of initiative, integrity, accountability and the ability to prioritize tasks;

  • Good self-management and interpersonal skills, team spirit and to operate effectively and detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment;

  • Passion for Land and Natural Resources Management;

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters;

  • Willingness to travel to various project regions (up to 30%).

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non- returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘IKM and Communications Advisor #129/2019 in the subject line of your email application.

    Due to large number of applications we categorize applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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