Haramaya University Communication Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Haramaya University Communication Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 217712

Category: Agriculture, Management, Communications, PR and Journalism
Location: Haramaya, Oromia
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Salary: 12,000

Job Description

The communication officer will be responsible for publicizing, networking, and conveying activities of the ACE project.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develops communication strategies and plans to meet specified communication objectives of the Center.
  • Organizes meetings, workshops, and forums of the ACE project
  • Drafts, compiles, documents, and disseminates specific knowledge and information, key experiences and critical lessons on ACE activities and implementation
  • Compiles and publishes information bulletins, magazines, etc of the ACE
  • Promotes Centre’s programs and activities
  • Follows up on partnership activities, collaborations and networking, and reports progress
  • Contributes to the ACE website and social media channels through writings articles, documentary video, and audiovisual productions, maintaining and updating photo galleries
  • Develops and maintains contact with the media, press and journalists, produces press releases and develops and manages media contact lists
  • Writes publicity articles for the local and international media in Amharic and English languages on and ACE activities and achievements to the general public through different media
  • Prepares and manages the publication and dissemination of project training and extension materials in consultation with project team members.
  • Assists the project in media, communication and dissemination of output
  • Maintains the project's website, bimonthly newsletters and press releases
  • Prepares photographic records of events, project videos, and documents project activities
  • Liaises with project partners and stakeholders on sharing audio-visual and printed communication materials;
  • Liaises with journalists to disseminate project information, news, and outputs through different media
  • Acts as an ambassador to the project, its partners,
    and beneficiaries
  • Continually evaluates the success of communication strategy/internal and external communications
  • Performs any other similar and related duties

    Salary and Benefits

  • USD 12,000 per annum subject to income tax deduction. Payment will be made in Ethiopian Birr based on the exchange rate at the time of transfer of the money from the donor.

    Type of employment



  • Two years with possible extension up to five years

    Reports to

    ACE Center Leader

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications and Work Experience

  • A minimum of Master’s degree in communication, agricultural information and communication management, Journalism, or other relevant disciplines with at least two-year experience in written, oral, and online communications

    Preferred Specific Experiences

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and facilitate conferences, workshops, meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Experience in proper handling of university property and communication with national and international students and staff
  • A thorough knowledge of the working environment in Ethiopian universities is a plus
  • Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply

    Required Skills

  • Extensive knowledge and conceptual understanding of the job of a communications officer, to take care of specialized technical as well as administrative functions of the job, e.g. knowledge of relevant policies and procedures to be able to determine an appropriate course of action based on these guidelines with ability to analyze, interpret and modify complicated information
  • High level of computer skills such as website management, web publication, communication, document formatting, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of faculty, staff

    How to Apply

    Haramaya University Cluster Human Resource Management Office, College of Business and Economics Building

    Haramaya University Communication Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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