Communications and Media Officer

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 396
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Jan 19, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International:


Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions. Counterpart has done groundbreaking work in more than 65 nations worldwide. Today we are widely regarded as an international development pioneer and leader – known best for our unique approach to partnership and capacity building, a commitment to learning and continuous improvement, and a reputation as a responsible steward of funder resources. In all we do, our ultimate goal is to have enduring impact– empowering every community we serve with the ability to create lasting change and build true self reliance.

Job Summary:

The Communication and Media Officer (CMO) is responsible for providing technical support for all IPACS-II media activities, particularly in relation to the program’s community and policy engagement activities. S/he will also be responsible for developing inventive media outreach strategies to promote the IPACS-II program. With guidance from the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, the CMO will collaborate with relevant media organizations to design and disseminate innovative media messages.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Contribute to the development of a Media Strategy by carrying out research, compiling and analyzing relevant data.
• Assist COC in development and implementation of all media-related communications and public outreach activities, including but not limited to public service announcements and web-based communications.
• Participate in design, development, pre-testing and evaluation of culturally relevant media material and activities. Work with I-PACS partners to ensure that public awareness and field input is integrated into communications and outreach activities.
• Provide technical assistance on the production of print, audio/visual and web-based media materials and oversee the qualitative aspect of production such as quality control of translations.
• Ensure that all materials are delivered to the target recipients in a timely manner.
• Monitor all media and public outreach activities for IPACS-II and report to the COC.
• Assist in providing technical knowledge about media and media development to IPACS staff and relevant IPACS partners.
• Assist COC to propose and oversee administrative and logistical aspects related to media and promotional activities.
• Assist in developing media-specific project monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communication.
• Assist the COC to develop strong organizational relationships and partnerships with local and national media professionals.
• Provide input for bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
• Provide input into annual and monthly work plans.
• As requested, assist in facilitating and/or participating fully in meetings and working groups.
• Keep informed on civil society issues and developments in Afghanistan.
• Other duties and tasks as assigned

Job Requirement:

Degree in Social Sciences, journalism, communications or related field.
• 3 years experience in media and public outreach activities.
• Good knowledge of the Afghan media landscape, experience in working with government representatives.
• Experience working programmatically with an INGO.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software.
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
• Highly organized, skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing.
• Strong coordination and planning skills.
• Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
• Demonstrated proficiency in English language, both spoken and written, in addition to two main local languages, Dari and Pashto.
• Excellent cross-cultural skills, ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural NGO environment, with respect, professionalism and gender sensi

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