|Date Posted:||May 18, 2017|
|Closing Date:||May 30, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableAFG|
|Years of Experience:||4 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About Agroindust Inc.:
Agroindust Inc. (AI) is an agribusiness registered company focused on investments in agriculture supply chains and value adding facilities and providing consultancy services in Afghanistan. Agroindust was established in 2015 by Investone Corps Inc. (ICI) holding group which has an investment portfolio in multiple business verticals around the world with offices in Afghanistan, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, and the US. Since its inception AI is continually making substantial investments in Afghanistan agriculture and livestock sectors and aims to be a business leader in supply chain and value adding for a variety of agricultural and livestock products. AI envisions being a leading Afghan private company in agribusiness investments and consultancy services and to play an important role in uplifting Afghan agriculture sector in the field of value chain development and agribusiness.
The Communication Manager is responsible for managing all internal and external communications for the company ensuring its messages are consistent.
The Communication Manager perform a variety of tasks, such as the creation and development of print and online advertising, email marketing, web site management and content development, press releases, bylines articles, white papers, corporate videos and marketing collateral, communication budget development, cost tracking and website maintenance.
Requires travel to provinces:
Must be a confident communicator and presenter
Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally
Excellent knowledge and understanding of media, including social media and printed media.
Demonstrated experience in implementing internal and external communication strategies that support business and program objectives.
Active user of social media tools in previous positions.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent newsletters, press releases skill.
Excellent advisory skills and confidence giving advice and information to upper management.
A good knowledge of web and print-based marketing material.
Excellent negotiation abilities.
Good team working abilities.
Excellent problem solving abilities.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
The ability to motivate other members of the team.
The ability to think spontaneously and respond positively to pressure.
Self confidence and the ability to ‘sell’ ideas.
Ability to work independently and take decisions
Knowledge of business and the ability to manage budgets.
A committed and flexible approach to the job.
Personal organization and time management:
Ability to prioritize, work flexibly.
Expertise on all matters relating to marketing, public relations and communications.
The ability to develop relations with partner organizations, media representatives and other external bodies.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Devise and implement external and internal Communications Strategy to ensure that AI communicates in a consistent, accurate, professional and prompt fashion with all stakeholders.
Develop and maintain sustainable relationships with Ministries, donors, key decision makers, departments and related organizations.
In collaboration with marketing team recommend brand development. Create clear brand messages which are promulgated across all marketing campaigns.
Manage and arrange the required meetings for Agroindust team with related departments and ministries vice versa and follow up the outcome of meeting with related Agroindust internal departments and related ministries/departments and report the result to Agroindust CEO.
Draft required letters to related governmental and non-governmental departments and follow up for outcome.
Prepare promotional materials, website contents, profiles, articles, publications, brochure, fact sheet and other communication materials as required.
Implement communications plans to increase brand awareness and recognition for the company.
Provide leadership, motivation, direction and support to events’ management team to ensure excellent service and quality delivery of events
Prepare event plan and budget and recommend design for event.
Using a range of social media platforms (YouTube, Face book and Twitter) to promote special campaigns, events, community-outreach efforts, promotions, etc. on a daily basis that include both managing online presence and creating or translating creative content for social networking sites.
Keep the track record of all the internal and external communications.
Advise on event planning to improve audience experience and ensure the communication of key messages and appropriate brand values.
Contribute to the management of media relations and media coverage to strengthen the reputation of AI.
Maintain a strong brand for the Agroindust, including impact full and fit-for-purpose publications, website, social media and merchandise.
Ensure that the Agroindust communication outputs are high standard, respond to the needs of the target audience, and are delivered within agreed budget and timelines.
Act in accordance with the objectives of the Agroindust.
Organize new and innovative ways to communicate and engage with community.
Undertake other duties that will be delegated by his/her supervisor.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Business Administration, Political Science, public Relations, language communication in English, Dari and Pashto, or other related field.
Master Degree in relevant filed will be preferred.
Bachelor Degree with 4 years experience and for Master Degree with 2 years experience.
Basic knowledge of website development and maintenance is required.
Excellent written and spoken Dari/Pashto.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Ability to work both independently and in a team.
Ability to travel throughout Afghanistan.
Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office software