|Date Posted:||Jul 5, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Jul 24, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Public Relations|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||false|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢Develop a clear and coherent communication strategy and ensure all marketing (conferences, seminars, networks etc) and communication media (TV, radio, internet, websites, press releases, publications etc) are aligned to it.
â€¢Undertake internal and external communication initiatives such as writing copy, preparing and delivering communication briefs, following-up communication enquiries and other related issues and investigating public relations matters.
â€¢Develop and implement policies, procedures and protocols for managing all communication matters so that CARD-F management can maximize public relations opportunities, and be protected if issues arise which threaten the reputation of the organization.
â€¢Collect data on communication and PR activity so that CARD-F can respond quickly and shape public or donor opinion about the organization and its successes
â€¢Develop cooperative and collaborative networks with media houses, television and radio stations, printed press and other sources so that CARD-F is able to present positive messages about the work it is doing.
â€¢Develop and implement initiatives, campaigns and programmes for promoting positive staff attitudes in order to build loyalty, improve retention and increase productivity.
â€¢Devise and conduct regular stakeholder satisfaction surveys and implement initiatives to improve service levels where they are needed
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s Degree in any field, ideally in journalism, communications or other media
â€¢ 3 - 5 years experience in journalism, communications or other media in Afghanistan
â€¢ Good knowledge of:
o media landscape of Afghanistan
o radio, TV and print media
o the importance and comfort with Afghanistanâ€™s culture of face-to-face meetings
â€¢ Written and spoken fluency in Pashto, Dari and English
â€¢ Ability to work hard, meet deadlines
â€¢ Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., tact, diplomacy and patience) working in a diverse workforce composed of expatriate and local staff
â€¢ Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation in handling all assigned tasks required.
â€¢ Willingness to travel throughout Afghanistan to help implement the communications strategy and plan on a district level
Candidates may be preferred if they have experience:
â€¢ With the media and/or studying media/communications outside of Afghanistan
â€¢ Working directly with prominent Afghan media organizations, including with regard to radio
Note: Only applicants who meet these requirements need apply.