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Information Officer


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South African Embassy in Addis Ababa


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Media- Journalism

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Full time

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Job Description:

South African Embassy in Addis Ababa

Information Officer

A post-school qualification in Journalism, related or similar, with English and Amharic as main subjects plus 5 years of experience as Information Officer or Journalist. French language will be an added advantage. The candidate must have
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Computer literacy and Internet competence
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of issues relating to South Africa and its foreign policy
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Planning and Organisational Skills.
Main tasks
  • Management of stake-holder relations.
  • Translation of the written word 
  • Interpretation of the spoken word
  • Identified trends and relevant issues which are influencing or could have an effect on South Africa and its image abroad, in all spheres of life — political, social, economic, cultural etc.
  • Monitoring of local information services such as newspaper reports and television broadcasts
  • Conducts research and collects data, scans newspapers, radio, internet, and television broadcasts and prepares synopsis for mission reports
  • Responds to enquiries for information on tourism, sports and culture,
  • Event organisation
  • To perform corporate library/archive; perform related work such as subject referencing, indexing, cataloguing, and collection management.
  • Sourcing and supplying information to ensure that the enquiring public is well informed about South Africa
Benefits; Salary: ETB, 129,704 per annum, 13th cheque; Provident Fund contribution; Medical aid contribution

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their application in a clearly marked sealed envelope which includes:
  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of certificates and other supporting documentation
  • Criminal record certificate
Applications must be addressed to:
Closing date: 31 May 2018
Corporate Service Manager
Application for Advertised Post
Nifasilk Lafto, Kebele 03
South Africa Avenue
Addis Ababa
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. Successful candidate will be subject to probation period and security clearance

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