Communication Officer

A Reputable Health Care Company

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A Reputable Health Care Company seeks the services of a Communication Officer


Job Title: Communication Officer


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Develop and implement media and related external communications strategy
  • Proactively increases the positive visibility of organisation’s activities and results worldwide with the media and among key stakeholders, ensuring the development and implementation of a media outreach plan, key messages, and work plans to achieve Communications goals
  • Advises Executive Secretary  and National Executive Committee on media outreach and other communications activities and mobilizes Communications Group video/multi-media/drafting/editing/messaging capacity to support key communications initiatives, especially in times/issues of high potential global visibility including important public events, crises, elections and other newsworthy opportunities
  • Directly supports the Executive Secretary in handling Communications aspects of reputational risk issues; manage the website and journals
  • Oversees media relations and news coverage
  • Leads the Media and Advocacy Team in all media outreach activities
  • Provides leadership and oversight in order to target journalists from in donor and to develop communications tools (press briefings, feature stories and op-eds) to implement the media outreach plan
  • Ensures that all media relations efforts are focused on improving organisations’s positioning in priority areas as well as leading the Team to spot and take advantage of newsworthy opportunities and emerging stories
  • Increases organisation’s visibility through new and innovative partnerships with media organizations, including new media, and through Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrity engagement
  • Through the fostering of new partnerships with media, private sector and other organizations, works to increase the visibility of the organisation’s activities and advocacy including through Public Service Announcements, public information and profile and awareness-raising campaigns, public events
  • Provides ongoing strategic direction, advice and guidance in the organization of campaigns and advocacy activities and, working closely and collaboratively with the Executive Secretary, Online and Digital Communications and with the rest of the Online team, leverages social media and multimedia in all communications activities, including the production and dissemination of video and other digital and visual communications products
  • Serves as Editor in Chief of news and stories produced by the Media and Advocacy team
  • Gives strong, strategic and creative editorial direction and guidance for news and feature stories, op-eds, videos, statements, press materials. Ensures that all written and multimedia external materials produced by the Team are of excellent quality
  • Responsible for the quarterly production of the organisation's news letter
  • Any other additional responsibilities/assignment by the Executive Secretary


Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a Masters degree is required
  • At least 5 years work experience