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Communications Assistant

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About Aria Medica

Aria Medica is a subsidiary company of Investone Corps Inc. It is a young company in the ‎pharmaceutical sector of Afghanistan with the vision to contribute to the improvement of ‎health quality by addressing unmet medical needs; in particular, in the underserved areas of the ‎country through investing in the production, importation, and distribution of quality, safe, ‎efficacious and affordable pharmaceutical products.‎

Job Summary

The Communications Assistant will be reporting to Communications and PR ‎Manager and will be responsible for undertaking the following tasks and ‎responsibilities.‎

Job Details

Date Posted: 17 Sep 2017 Reference: AM027-09-17‎
Closing Date: 24 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Communication Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Suggest new, creative and innovative designs, scheme and illustrate and ‎manage designs for off-set printing materials, promotional materials, ‎newspapers, brochures, leaflets, posters, and other printing materials. ‎
2. Study details about ads and use his/her creativity and artistry to prepare ‎attention grabbing designs which suits the client requirements.‎
3. Illustrate and design concepts mutually agreed upon by designing rough layout ‎of art and obtain approval for concepts by submitting rough layout to ‎communications manager. ‎
4. Develop concepts, and design graphics and layouts for product illustrations, ‎company brandings/re-brandings, social media and company’s website.‎
5. Liaise with printing companies on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met ‎and materials are print to the highest quality. The designer will also be ‎responsible for quality proof confirmation.‎
6. Build a strong working relationship with Aria Medica’s related departments to ‎deliver and plan services.‎
7. Build a strong and mutually respectful relationship with the company’s operation ‎departments and other relevant departments within the company.‎
8. Develop communication and outreach plans in coordination with outreach and ‎communication team members.‎
9. Assisting communications manager with all communication efforts, including ‎adaptation of style or format to ensure that messages achieve maximum impact
10. Support Outreach Officer in arranging main events like outreach events, ‎inauguration and program completion ceremonies and training activities.‎
11. Assist field staff, cross check and closely follow up in distributing ‎communication materials in targeted audiences across Afghanistan.‎
12. Collect and compile important information from the field and write small press ‎briefings to cover all major events in local newspapers, radio and TV channels. ‎
13. Develop key promotional messages in consultation with communications ‎Manager
14. The communications assistant may be required to perform duties that are ‎beyond the scope of the job description in mutual discussion and agreement ‎with his/her line manager.‎

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

1. Good communication skills – both written and interpersonal will be essential, as ‎most of the work will be done through a process of consultation at all levels.‎
2. The ability to think creatively, work in a team, and perform under strict ‎deadlines and challenging circumstances is crucial. ‎
3. Excellent skills in designing software such as adobe illustrators, Corel Draw and ‎Photoshop ‎
4. Ability to withhold premature judgment on any situation without getting as much ‎information as possible from all sources in the time available. ‎
5. Ability to participate effectively in complex teams of various expertises.‎
6. Excellent command of English, Dari and Pashto is essential. Both oral and written ‎are necessary. ‎
7. Highly creative and innovative
8. Accuracy and details oriented
9. Understand latest commercial trends
10. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.‎
11. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. ‎
12. Ability to take initiative and the ability to exercise good judgment and decision ‎making. ‎
13. Ability to communicate seamlessly with others from all levels, backgrounds, and ‎cultures. ‎
14. A deep understanding of marketing principles.

Qualifications

A university degree and background in communications, arts and designing or a ‎related degree.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Communication

Submission Guideline

Qualified applicants should submit their curriculum vitae (CV) along with a cover ‎letter to the following email and copy to no later than ‎‎24-09-2017. Please include name of position & Vacancy No. in the subject line as ‎‎(Communications Assistant-AM027-09-17). No other documents are required to be ‎submitted unless invited for an interview. Applications received after the closing ‎date will not be considered.‎

Submission Email

career@ariamedica.com

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