Media and Information Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1375
Date Posted:Apr 3, 2018
Reference:MEW/PCU/REOI/302 , (C-639)
Closing Date:Apr 23, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Ministery of Energy and Water:

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Energy & Water has received a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this “grant” to payments for hiring the services of following qualified national individual consultants.

Job Summary:

Position: Media and Information Specialist

Vacancy No: (C-639)

No. of Post: One

Duty Station: Ministry of Energy and Water, Kabul, with travel to Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kunduz

Project: PCU / IRDP / MEW

Salary: Based on NTA Salary Scale

Objectives: To assist PCU in Public Relation & Information and Media Affairs.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:


Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent shall perform the following;

Assist in the preparation and dissemination of media statements in a briefed newsletter on behalf of the Project as and when required;

Collect information and pictorial views of the field activities on regular basis from all the project Regional Offices and prepare periodic project pamphlets, brochures and other publications including web based media of the project ;

Collect information from the Regional Offices on monthly basis about success cases resulted by the project. Ensure that collected information are reviewed by the project CTA/TL before sharing with the FAO or any other representation or publication in any source of media;

Coordinate with the M&E unit of MEW to exchange any useful information on the project that can help in achieving higher quality outputs and vice-versa;

Facilitate coverage of project events and interviews with seniors of MEW, PCU or FAO during workshops, seminars, field trips, opening or inauguration of projects;

Audit the English language proficiency in the project reports, letters and papers as requested by the management;

Facilitate the translation of media works to both Dari and Pashto Languages;

Respond to any information requests from the media after obtaining the management approval;

Coordinate media information on irrigation related events with line ministries and organizations;

Assist in the preparation of background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits;

Assist in the planning, logistics and administrative arrangements for any event that may require the media intervention;

Maintain proper achieving to all the media documents, files, video footages, photographs and other material prepared for any special project events and activities;

Coordinate with IT specialists and irrigation/hydrology specialists to update and prepare print out of the project location maps (irrigation as well as hydro-meteorology) for distribution to related organization (MOF, FAO, World Bank, etc.);

Perform other duties as requested by the management;

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



Bachelor Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Law and political, Literature, Social Sciences or media science with at least five years of relevant national experience.

Working knowledge of English and good command of national languages (Dari/Pashtu) required

Job Keywords:

Media and Information Specialist
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