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Communication & Networking Officer


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Ethiopian Cities Association


Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia 


Information Technology, Media- Journalism, Nonprofit-Social Services

Employment Type:

Full time

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Closing Date:



7000 - 7300


Please do not accept payment requests at any of the recruitment phases!

Job Description:

I.Position:     Communication & Networking Officer
  • Reports to the secretariat’s Director
1.Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The Communication and Networking Officer will play a crucial role in developing and managing the Ethiopian Cities Association external and internal communication to increase its visibility and sustainability. Communicating the ECAs activities to the outside world and establishing partnerships with Networks and Association at the international, level to increase experience sharing and the exchange of best practices;
2.Key Tasks
The Communication and Networking Officer supports the work of the Ethiopian Cities Association Secretariat by performing the following tasks:
  • Coordinating the Associations Website restructuring and redesigning to make it more appealing with more consistency, with a strong identity and ability to integrate web 2.0 tools;
  • Developing original content; editing content provided by the Association member cities and ensuring regular revision and running.
  • The website will reflect changes that have taken place and provide more relevant information about the projects and the association members.
  • Developing communication materials and activities to increase ECAs visibility and outreach;
  • Implementing the Communication Plan, including liaison, production of press releases and briefings; maintaining a media database
  • Developing original content; editing content; (Brochure, Posters, power point presentation …)
  • Designing a newsletter with updates on ECA activities, materials and publications produced by the association (English and Amharic)
  • Assist and contribute to the Knowledge Management (KM) activities in organizing trainings, workshops, seminars and practical field exercises;
  • Assist users in getting access to e-mail service, interlibrary loans, and retrievals of information from in eternal computer systems and Internet;
  • Documents and shares best policy advocacy practices and lessons learned by ECA members and partners;
  • Produce quarterly and annual performance reports to the Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 3.Strengthening of the ECAs internal communication
  • Maintaining and update regular contact with one focal person in each member city to ensure the internal flow of communication;
  • Updating member cities about activities carried out by the secretariat;
  • Developing communication tools for more efficient information sharing among members;
 4.Developing and maintaining external communication
  • Identifying Networks and Organizations with the same or similar thematic focus as the ECA; establishing contacts and working relationship where possible;
  • Maintaining regular communication with relevant stakeholders and keeping them informed about the ECAs activities;
  • Strengthen the document center, collect, compile, and maintains records related to the acquisition, classification, catalog, shelving and circulation of books, periodical and other reading materials. And also share information and experiences with partners, members and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinating the dissemination of information, such as flyers, reports etc. produced by the secretariat to relevant networks and stakeholders;
  • Collecting information from member cities and other relevant sources to be uploaded on the Associations website;
  • Adaptability and flexibility - ability to work on several projects
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with clients and partners
  • Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of social networks
  • Very strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong team player
  • Respect, integrity, diversity, excellence, innovation, analytical ability, building partnership, networking, communicating with impact, planning and organizing.

Job Requirements:

1.Qualifications and Experiences
  • University BA degree or Masters degree in Journalism, communication or related field;
  • At least 4/2 years of working experience for BA and MA/MSC respectively;
  • Excellent knowledge in writing, editing, proof-reading and designing communication documents for public dissemination;
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies;
  • Experience with web design program and development, preferably using open source technologies;
  • Advanced computer skills, knowledge of Flash, HTLM5, CSS, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and CS6 will be a must;
  • Good knowledge of networking;
  • Fluency in English and Amharic;

How To Apply:

Employment Type:
  • Permanent
  • Duty Station: Addis Ababa with planned travel to member cities.
 Application Procedure
  • Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their application letter along with their non-returnable recent CV to the following address:
Ethiopian Cities Association (ECA)
P. O. Box 40960, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
OR, Fax: 0115-576088;
OR, submit in person to Ethiopian Teachers Association Building,
1st floor, Room # 27 in front of National Bank of Ethiopia
Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Company Info
Ethiopian Cities Association (ECA)
Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia

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