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Temporary / Contract
Job Status
Full Time
04 December, 2020
Job Title

Communications Officer

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Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary

The Communications Officer for CRS/Ghana will be responsible for developing and executing an effective and comprehensive communications strategy to raise the Country Program’s profile with target audiences, including donors, partners, local media, national and local government, the Catholic Church, and others. She/he will work closely with Health and WASH Technical Leads, Senior Management Team and Regional and HQ Communications staff to ensure strategic alignment of communications, consistent messaging, and a strong brand identity. The Communications Officer will create content and use effective communications channels to help position CRS/Ghana for funding and influence.  

Reports to:  Head of ProgrammingDepartment:  Programming Salary Grade: 7


Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Write, design, and manage the production of creative and compelling communication and marketing material– stories, photos, video, fact sheets, brochures, etc. for various audiences, including public and private donors, local and national governments, local Church, partners, media, and others as needed. 
  • Coordinate freelancers in the production of above marketing materials as needed. 
  • Support the procurement processes for licenses, equipment, and applications needed to implement the CP’s communications plan. 
  • Use and tailor agency messages for each audience and identify/utilize effective distribution channels to disseminate communications materials to key audiences.
  • As appropriate, manage social media channels and create content platforms (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local media and help identify opportunities to reach key audiences, and coach Country Program staff in effective local media representation. 
  • Support the dissemination of relevant information among personnel, partners, and project participants or other relevant actors related to the Country Program
  • Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.
  • Provide marketing and communications support for events, including signage, handouts, photos, liaising with media, etc., and convene local media for CRS events.
  • Support the creation of processes of manuals and trainings for CP staff and partners on issues related to communications, marketing, and media created for the development of CRS/Ghana.
  • Requirements
    • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
    Valid Till
    17 Dec, 2020

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