West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WABiCC) Recruitment 2019 For Communications Specialist

West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WABiCC) Recruitment 2019 For Communications Specialist


Applications are invited from suitably qualified Applicants for the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WABiCC) Recruitment 2019. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WABiCC) Recruitment 2019

Under the day-to-day supervision of the Senior Communications Specialist the Communications Specialist will:

Support the development and timely delivery of programme communications-

• Ensure production of high quality written products and draft, copyedit and proofread written content
• Support the implementation of WA BiCC’s KML/Communications Strategy under the direction of the CLA Unit lead
• Develop communication plans for events, publications and other activities that require communication support, including the development of social media plans, outreach camapaigns in close coordination with WA BiCC team
• Deliver communication materials, including presentation, brochures, posters, banners, photo stories on exposure, video and other materials as appropriate
• Support traditional media relationships and monitor media coverage
• Track distribution of programme branding materials
• Plan and support communication/outreach activities, including event planning and management, publicity, engaging with stakeholders on traditional and social media
• Supervise digital communications officer
• Participate in weekly meetings with the WA Bicc Communications team, as well as other regular programme meetings
• Travel as required to fulfil the needs of this position in coordination with the technical line supervisor and Chief or Party
• S/He will be supervised by the Senior Communications Specialist

Qualification Required & Experience

• Exceptional English writing, copy-editing and proofreading skills and experience
• Education and/or experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Communication, journalism, social marketing or a field relevant to media/communication
• 2 to 5 years of field experience working in Africa, preferably West Africa, in the communication field – experience working with USAID is a plus

• Experience in graphic design, journalism and/or web design
• Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as traditional media in Africa.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and french (other widely spoken African languages would be an advantage)
• Excellent time management and organizational

Strong interpersonal skills, including

• Strong negotiation skills
• Ability to represent the organisation at external events
• Comfortable with public presentation skills

Location: Accra

How to Apply For the Job

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of this online application process:

• A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
• A current CV in reverse chronological format
• A list of at least 4 professional references, including names, contact information and statement of relationship to the reference
• Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered

Please send applications to:



Closing Date: 15 February, 2019

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