Communications and Reporting Officer

  Counterpart International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 445
Date Posted:Jan 31, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 20, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
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:

With guidance and supervision from the Director of Capacity Building and Civic Outreach, the Communication and Reporting Officer (CRO) is responsible for all AMDEP communications and reporting activities, particularly in relation to activities implemented by the Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan (WADAN) and local multimedia production centers (MMPCs). S/he will also be responsible for helping to develop inventive media outreach strategies to promote the AMDEP program. With guidance from the Director of Capacity Building and Civic Outreach, the CRO 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.
• Collect relevant information, organize and prepare all reports required by donors, HQ and other agencies.
• Assist Director in development and implementation of all media-related communications and public outreach activities.
• Participate in design, development, pre-testing and evaluation of culturally relevant media material and activities. Work with WADAN and MMPCs to ensure that public awareness and field input is integrated into program.
• Provide technical assistance to WADAN and MMPCs on the production of 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 AMDEP and report to the Director.
• Assist in providing technical knowledge about media and media development to AMDEP staff, WADAN, and MMPC partners.
• Assist Director 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 Director 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, communications and/or 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 sensitivity.

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