Palladium Recruitment for Communications Associate (West & Central Africa)

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Palladium Recruitment for Communications Associate (West & Central Africa).

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Job Description

  • Company: Palladium
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time.

Communications responsibilities (60%)

  • Oversee and coordinate communications and outreach activities for the programme in the West and Central Africa region, in order to raise awareness of the programme across a wide range of stakeholders and audiences, and promote the participation and engagement in the programme by private sector actors, national governments, and international and local civil society organisations
  • Manage the implementation of communications and outreach activities in the West and Central Africa Region, including activities to support the identification of projects to support, activities to review and strengthen the communications activities of partners and grantees, and activities to capture and share learning from the programme in the form of ‘knowledge products’
  • Manage the development of communications materials and products to support regional programme activities, including the development of presentations, one page flyers, project summaries etc
  • Work closely with the central project team in the UK and the regional team to align regional communications and outreach activities to programme priorities and ensure consistent messaging
  • Supply regular social media content relevant to the region to the External Relations central team.
  • Organise and participate in events, including online events such as webinars, to highlight the programme and market opportunities
  • Travel within the region to support and/or to carry out the implementation of communication and outreach activities
  • Participate in relevant management meetings in relation to communication, knowledge management and/or grants management
  • Contribute to strategic planning and reporting

Project Officer Responsibilities (40%)

As Project Officer on selected projects (as assigned by the Regional Manager), the Senior Associate will:

  • Act as the relationship manager for projects and partnerships in sustainable forestry and landuse that are under consideration for funding or are already receiving support from Partnerships for Forests
  • Work with project leads at partner/grantee organizations, as well as internal and external experts, to strengthen concept notes, project proposals and other documentation for review by management teams and DFID
  • Oversee the implementation of projects by grantees and subcontractors, in close collaboration with the Grants, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Communications teams

  • Post-graduate qualifications preferable in communications, marketing or branding or a related field
  • 7 years’ working experience in communications and outreach in the sustainable forestry, agricultural commodity supply chain , natural resource management, PPPs or similar fields and experience on DFID programmes or other donor initiatives, will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to unpack and communicate complex concepts simply with a range of stakeholders in multi-cultural settings
  • Demonstrated experience in external relations, multi-stakeholder facilitation and event management
  • Ability to facilitate e-communication and web-based technologies for professional purposes
  • Graphic design skills and familiarity with document management, content management and web based design would be an advantage
  • Highly effective communication and high level of proficiency in written and spoken English and French

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply.
Applications Deadline: 12 Jan 2020

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