Ministry of Works and Housing Recruitment 2024/2025

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Ministry of Works & Housing Recruitment 2024/2025.

The Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH) is tasked with the conceptualization and classification of policies and programs for the systematic growth of the country’s infrastructure. The offices of the Ministry are located in Accra.


IMPORTANT: Please as of the time of publication, the Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH) 2024/2025 recruitment is yet to commence. This post is to guide interested applicants on the requirements and application process into the Ministry of Works and Housing. Once the recruitment process commences, this post will be updated.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Specialist

The Ministry of Works and Housing has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The Project will be implemented through four interrelated components, namely:

  1. Climate Resilient Drainage and Flood Mitigating Activities;
  2. Solid Waste Management Capacity Improvements;
  3. Participatory Upgrading of Targeted Flood Prone Low Income Communities and Local Government Support; and
  4. Project Management.

The Ministry of Works and Housing wishes to recruit a qualified consultant to fill the following position in the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Project.

Duty Station:  Project Coordination Unit, Ministry of Works and Housing, Accra.

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Duration: One (1) year, renewable based on performance.

The objective of the Assignment

The main objective of this assignment is to support the effective implementation of the project by assisting the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), the Project Implementation Units (PIUs) of the four implementing Ministnes, and the Project Support Units (PSUs) of the participating local governments to communicate effectively, proactively and regularly amongst themselves and with relevant stakeholders, inducting communities in the project area

Scope of Services

Under the direction of the Project Coordinator, the communications Consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:

Communication Strategy

  • Lead the development and implementation of an effective project communications strategy and action plan for the next five years.
  • Led the development of communications activities aimed at expanding the reach of the projects and engagement with internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare and maintain a database of contacts of all stakeholders, and deploy tools and platforms that ensure easy access to relevant project information for all stakeholders and the general public;
  • Provide technical communications support to other consultants/specialists in the PCU as it relates to their areas of assignment;
  • Support the Pills to develop communications action plans relating to their respective project components.
  • Work across the components of the project to identify interventions, stories, and messages that are engaging, motivating, and high quality, and which communicate impact and showcase the work of GARID,
  • Ensure high level of transparency and disclosure of relevant project information, provide venues for feedback to all stakeholders and mobilize support for the administrative reforms,
  • Ensure that GARID has a unified and accurate public image
  • Contribute to identifying new and creative ways to enhance the visibility and outreach of the work of the Project,
  • Support the PCU with the creation and/or delivery of communications activities and products such as mitten content. newsletters, case studies. including infographic photography, videos and learning events. and
  • Support the Project Coordinator to provide briefings and updates on project interventions, events and achievements to the PC and sensor personnel of Ore Implementation Agencies including Ministers and Chief Directors

Dissemination of Information

  • Ensure all communication materials are targeted at agreed audiences and delivers agreed key messages through traditional and new media channels;
  • Manage the project website, and other social media channels including content creation and updates with the objective of information dissemination and interaction with stakeholders; Support public communications activities of the PCU through the drafting of key talking points, speeches, press releases, and other communications products;
  • Produce and disseminate periodic newsletter highlighting project interventions and project results, and
  • Lead on the editing and revision of texts and/or documents to be published by the PCU.
  • Enhance mechanisms for consultations and feedback with civil society and other stakeholders.

Media Relations

  • Manage GARID’s relationship with the media establishments of all types. This includes support for the organization of press conferences, the preparation and release of bulletins on the project,
  • Liaise with the media and handle requests for interviews, statements etc.,
  • Monitor media coverage of floods, sanitation, waste management and informal settlement related issues and systematically bnef technical staff, advise when it is strategically appropriate to respond, identify opportunities (news of events) that can shed light on certain aspects of the implementation of GARID Project
  • Help to manage oak and reputation to the project in cases of bed publicity, and Identify opportunities for creating and delivering inspiring and attractive multimedia content about the implementation of the protect and ensuring that they are publicized through the various media channels

Community Outreach and Campaigns

  • Provide technical communicahons support to the Community Liaison Officers and NGOs recruited to enhance community engagement, including the development of appropriate messages relating to land use choices and impacts, solid or, olar,agernent behavioural change, and drainage management for dissemination
  • Organize and lead outreach programmes aimed at among others, behavioural change towards sold waste management and solid waste management best practices into identified low-income informal communities.
  • Implement and maintain the social communication activities required in relation to collaborating with media for solid waste management campaigns in low-income informal communities
  • Identify and collate a database of media outlets and internal and extemal stakeholders with which the PCU and Pills could build links to enhance advocacy, community outreach, and campaigns
  • Prepare and implement awareness and information campaigns to improve the understanding of the importance of the project for the public, and prepare the communities for their role in the project.

Capacity Building

  • Organize and facilitate training programs for the PCU, PlUs, and PSUs in areas of strategic communications. with emphasis on the Development, editing, and publishing of the content of information materials for advocacy and training capacity building purposes. including press releases, information packages for community senstbzabon activities and other public education materials on GARID and its implementation,
  • Media advocacy strategies, including liaising with media to communicate key messages on project interventions and results to defined target audiences.
  • Website content creation and the methods for managing a website and other social media platforms suitable for the objective of dissemination and interaction with the stakeholders.
  • Effectively monitoring and evaluate various cominuntcalans tools and activities to measure the impact on achieving the overall project objectives.
  • build capacity of media outlets to enhance advocacy each and shale), communications

 

Knowledge Management

  • Develop en online virtual network with information on Project interventions, to serve as a central. collaborative hub for officials of the PCU, PIUs and PSUs as well as thecommunities It is envisioned that the virtual network will provide for a data base for knowledge management a platform to showcase events and capacity building opportunities, news and success stones,
  • Support the PCU in documenting learnings and budding a ‘library’ of communication materials

M&E

  • Work with the M&E specialist to collect data on specific metrics on the various communication and public outreach and advocacy activities to assist with the evaluation of the impact on the overall objectives of GARID and
  • Monitor and keep records on media coverage of flood waste management, drainage and related matters and events

 

Deliverables

The Communications Consultant is expected to

  • Develop a communications strategy and action plans for the PCU as well as for the PIU,
  • Develop GARID protect paraphernalia including advertorials, press releases and other Promotional materials. as may be required
  • Lead and work with other consultants/specialists on the PCU in the preparation of Project Progress Reports (Monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, and annual) for the Project Steering Committee and/or the World Bank
  • Collate technical notes on various aspects of the project, including flood mitigation, solid waste management, drainage management arid safeguards for project communication;
  • Maintain and manage regularly updated project website and social media channels
  • Develop and maintain an online virtual network

Qualification and Experience Required

The Communications Consultant shall have the following qualifications and experience

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in Communications Studies, Mass communication and Journalism, Public Relations or other related fields. A university degree with a relevant combination of professional training, certification, and experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public relations, or journalism, including minimum 3-4 years of working experience on a Donor funded project:
  • Seven (7) or more years of professional communications experience in managing different aspects of the job. including media relations. public affairs, awareness, and behavior change campaigns, advocacy, materials development, community outreach, stakeholders’ consultation, and training workshops.
  • Experience in managing the communications aspects of complex projects preferably in drainage, sanitation, informal community settlements, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing a wide-ranging communications strategy and action plans with a monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Highly developed communications skills, including ability to draft/edit texts and to articulate ideas in a clew, concise style to a variety of audiences, as well as facilitation skills. Proven involvement with, and good knowledge of donor partners and government of Ghana projects and
  • Ability to collaborate with advocacy and other colleagues to ensure consistent messaging

 

Required Competencies

  • Excellent report writing, editing, and verbal communication skills in English; similar skills in local language(s) will be an asset;
  • Familiarity with local media landscape and established network with local media personnel:
  • Ability to coordinate communications between multiple institutions;
  • Competent in the use of computer and Internet information software
  • Must be multilingual in Ghanaian languages.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • Membership of a professional body will be an advantage.

Reporting relationship

The Consultant will report directly to the Project Coordinator

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 4:30 p.m. local time.

How to Apply for Ministry of Work Recruitment

Interested qualified and experienced applicants, including females, who meet the above content should send their application and detailed curriculum vitae to the following address.

The Chief Director,

Ministry of Works and Housing,

Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project

P. O. Box MB 43,

Ministries Post Office, Accra

Attn: Project Coordinator

Procurement Unit, Ground Floor Room 59

Tel+233 (0)24 648 9796

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

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