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Communication Coordinator


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Selam Ethiopia


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Media- Journalism

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Job Description:

Job Title: Communication Coordinator
Job location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reporting to: Country Director
Working hours: Full Time
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2019

Organization Profile Selam was formed in 1997 as an independent non-governmental culture organization. Selam’s head office is based in Stockholm with branch organizations in Addis Abeba (established 2005) and Kampala (established 2003).
Selam is an international NGO (non-governmental organization) that works thematic area of culture with the vision to promote social change through the enabling and empowering aspects of cultural life. Selam holds a unique position in Ethiopia by functioning as a prominent actor within civil society and the culture sector and by managing culture as a tool for social development.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Implement Selam Ethiopia’s Communications Strategy and provide strategic insights for issues not covered by the strategy
  • Develop and implement operational plans for overall communications activities
  • Provide strategic communications support [not including routine activities] for Selam Ethiopia’s partners -Content Generation: Text and multimedia for all communications outputs — web, social media, newsletters, portfolio, collaterals, announcements, etc. — and disseminate outputs
  • CMS: Administer Selam Ethiopia’s digital outlets, including the website, social media channels, Selam Ethiopia’s info@ email, and Contact Register database
  • Media Relations: Undertake media monitoring, produce media digest, organize pressers, produce press releases, handle media enquiries, and provide reactive communications as required and delegated
  • Branding: Promote Selam Ethiopia’s brand, and ensure uniform application of the brand and style guide across all outputs
  • Publishing: Proof reading and styling, particularly for external com outputs such as proposals, reports, and briefs: layout and graphics design; and producing camera ready designs for printing
  • Reporting: Compile and produce various organizational related performance reports, such as monthly digital report, post-event summaries, quarterly brand audits, lessons learnt, Case stories etc
  • Knowledge Management: Administer Selam Ethiopia’s Resource center meeting room, and common repository, while actively seek, document, organize, and make accessible a wide range of knowledge materials
  • Event: Coordinate the organization of various events, and ensure these opportunities serve SE’s branding and messaging purposes
  • Translation (preferably): Written documents from Amharic to English or vice versa
Educational requirement and Professional Experience:
At least a university degree in media, journalism, communications, or a related field
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in:
  • Designing and implementing communications strategies
  • Content generation, journalism, media production, publishing (proofreading, editing, layout, design, desktop/commercial printing, etc.), and preferably translation, interpretation, and moderation as well
  • Corporate communications, public and media relations, awareness. resource mobilization, and networking
  • Digital content management system -Organization of events, particularly performing arts
  • Photography, film making, graphics design, and branding is an added advantage
Functional Competencies:
  • Strategy Driven: Ability to solve problems in strategic approaches
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture: Effective analytical skills to identify and tackle the bigger issues that can impact SE’s image -Communications:
  • Advanced speaking and writing skills in both Amharic and English languages, where knowledge of additional local languages would be an asset
  • Coordination: Strong event management and organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Delivering: Ability to work under tight deadlines and with a high degree of autonomy
  • Networking: Excellent people skills - Sectoral Familiarity: With the media environment as well as the culture sector, plus a working experience in an l/NGO

How To Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirement could email their application letter along with CV and Other credentials on apply@seIam.se  or Submit in person to our Head Quarter, during working hours which is located around hayahulet mazoria, Haile G. Selassie Aye, Rewina Building 7th floor, before Jan14, 2019.
For More call 0116621323

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Selam Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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