GIZ Ghana Recruitment for Communication Officer

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Recruitment for Communication Officer. The application deadline is 27 December 2019.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more than 130 countries worldwide.

Job Description

  • Company: GIZ
  • Location: Wa, Upper West Region, Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

The Communication Officer at GIZ Ghana will be tasked with supporting the TVET component of the Network for Inclusive Economic Development (NIED) including the Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) to contribute to the programme’s objectives and indicators by managing all internal and external communication needs arising from team members or partners.

Project: GIZ – NIED
Reports to: Head of TVET Unit
Assignment Period: Contract ends on 30.09.2022


• Coordinates, implements, monitors, and reports on the GSDI communication strategy and operational visibility plan including its budget and systematically plans and manages communication (incl. public relation activities)
• Develops communication instruments and assists in introducing innovation and change for and with GSDI staff as well as partners, according to the developed communication strategy (e.g. manuals, guides, fact sheets, success stories, press releases, studies, technical publications);
• Ensures standards according to developed and agreed guidelines for GSDI and GIZ communication work
• Cooperates and consults with other GSDI partners, especially EU, SECO and COTVET;
• Cooperates with GIZ’s (Ghana and HQ) Corporate Communications Unit, managing the exchange of information on communication (among other things by contributing topics, trends, risks, research on information and by involving officers responsible for the contract and cooperation, e.g. for media enquiries from Germany, planning and coordinating of journalist tours, developing of draft papers for internal media);
• Manages the exchange of information between the different stakeholders in this regard;
• Manages all online (incl social) media for GSDI including the Website; manages content and provides input as well as editorial support; advises on the online presentations of GSDI and NIED; coordinates activities and ensures quality with external communication service providers (e.g. appraisers, agencies, journalists, photographers, trainers, translators, printers, graphic designers);
• Reports on internal and external communication activities to NIED management
• Advises GSDI team members and partners on communication measures to improve the image of TVET (e.g. skills competitions, campaigns, fairs, role model approaches, guidance and counseling activities) in the country and manages respective subcontractors
• Supervises the display of communication material in the GSDI and GIZ offices
• Supports the GSDI team in all regions, in all questions about GSDI, its corporate design, and its communication guidelines and strategies
• Supports knowledge management and M&E of the component including the development of GSDI’s backup and document management system and keeping it up-to-date


Your Profile

• Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or comparable qualification in the field of communication / PR / Marketing or similar
• At least five (5) years professional experience in the field of corporate communication (media and PR work, journalism, internal communication, marketing, lobbying or similar)
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to quickly develop and use networks
• Client- and service-oriented
• Strong team player in an international environment
• Experience in project and/or event management and has strong organisational skills
• Very good editorial experience with regards to writing articles and press releases (evidenced e.g. by work samples)
• Experience with media production and managing corporate social media channels
• Comprehension of strategic approaches and ideally experiences in developing and implementing communication strategies/plans
• Very good knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications
• Excellent written and oral skills (English Language), fluency of the German Language is an added advantage
• Willingness to travel within Ghana and possibly international on short notice

Our Offer

Competitive GIZ salary grid, SSNIT, Health insurance, as well as 13th Month Salary and Annual Bonus.

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one–page cover letter to: [email protected] under the job code 2019/NIED-TVET/12/03

Application Deadline: 27 December 2019


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