IPSS Communications Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

IPSS Communications Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) is an African institution with the mission to promote peace and security in Ethiopia and Africa through education, research and professional development.

  • The Institute produces skilled professionals in conflict prevention, management and resolution as well as in peace building, and promotes the values of a democratic and peaceful society.

  • IPSS is seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to fill the position of Communications Coordinator to assist with the organization of the Institute’s events through the implementation of an overall communications strategy on a full time basis.

    Core tasks and responsibilities

    Under the guidance and supervision of the Advisor for Communication and Research, the Communications Coordinator will:

    • Write and edit content for the IPSS and Tana websites and ensure all posts adhere to the highest linguistic standards;

    • Write and edit various documents and publications e.g. policy briefs, concept notes, annual reports;

    • Develop and manage a robust communications and social media strategy;

    • Lead the production of print products such as brochures and publications;

    • Ensure the website is always up to date and consistent with other digital platforms;

    • Liaise with the Policy Dialogues Unit to provide communications coverage for events and meetings;

    • Write and compile information
    for bi-monthly digital newsletters;

    • Perform quality control to ensure consistency in the design of publications and online materials;

    • Organize and maintain folders on the shared drive;

    • Manage communications staff in the delivery of the tasks listed above;

    • Support the other IPSS units with additional tasks as needed.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or international relations/social sciences from an English language university;

    • Minimum 6 years’ experience in social media and website management, writing and editing content for internal and external communications;

    • Minimum 3 year experience in managing a communications team (including developing and implementing activity plans);

    • Experience in the management of social media and website strategies;

    • Fluency in French and graphic design experience is an added advantage.

    Competencies and skills

    • Excellent command of written English at native or near-native level;

    • Keen eye for spotting errors, inconsistencies and typos in documents and graphic works;

    • Good knowledge of the African development landscape;

    • Highly organized and capable of operating with minimal supervision;

    • Self-motivated, adaptable and flexible.

    How to Apply

  • Please send your CV, cover letter, 2 writing samples and 3 references to application@ipss-addis.org and copy abel.b@ipss-addis.org by 08th August 2020 with the subject line: Communications Coordinator.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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