Media Relation officer

  Afghanistan Independent Land Authority
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1687
Date Posted:May 29, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 11, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90,66,94

About Afghanistan Independent Land Authority:


Arazi’s vision, mission and goals are derived from the task to operationalize the land policy through effective and efficient institutions, committed to address the issues in land management and administration. The principles, problems, and directions outlined in the Land Policy are reflected in ARAZI’s strategy and operational planning. ARAZI is committed to its share in converting policy directions into concrete actions in support of a thriving, equitable and just land sector. Vision statement An independent, effective and efficient public institution that provides transparent land services, contributing to stability and growth ARAZI is Afghanistan’s prime and sole, independent land administration and management body, managing state owned lands, and providing land related services and information to citizens, institutions and investors. It will be a modern institution dedicated to maximizing economic, social and cultural benefits from land for the Afghan people. It will provide services in recognition of Afghanistan’s cultural and socio-economic context. Mission Statement ARAZI defines its mission as: 1. Ensuring that Afghanistan’ land resources are used in support of the country’s economic, social and environmental policies and development goals. 2. Providing efficient and effective land administration and land management services that facilitate access to land for economic and social development. 3. Being a proactive and responsive institution which will significantly ease the process of land administration and land management, for the direct and indirect benefit of key stakeholders as elaborated below: . Increased and easier access to land, involving also tenure security for communities, individuals, and investors . Better allocation of land to promote development in an economically efficient, socio- culturally acceptable and environmentally friendly way . Provide land related information to government, communities, individuals, and investors . Increased revenue generation from land related services through land taxes and leases Organizational Values This chapter sets out the ten core organizational values which build ARAZI’ understanding of how to conduct operations, to take decisions and to execute any land administration and management related activity with the public. ARAZI will ensure each of these ten core values are communicated and understood by their staff and clients and that they form and intrinsic part of operations. Commitment We are committed to service delivery of the highest standard. We are determined to inspire confidence in the Afghan public, our clients and investors through our transparent, streamlined, simplified, reliable and legally assured land administration and management services. Client Orientation We are dedicated to our clients’ satisfaction. We believe in respecting our clients, listening to their suggestions and understanding their expectations. We strive to exceed their expectations in terms of expedient, quality service delivery. Equity We will treat customers, colleagues and other stakeholders equally and with respect. We value diverse opinions as it enables our personnel to achieve their full potential for the benefit of the organization. Integrity & Accountability We act with integrity and accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and results, and follow the highest ethical principles, including honesty and fairness in all aspects of our services. We recognize that corruption poses a significant threat and we will not tolerate any challenge to the integrity of our institution. Cultural Sensitivity We understand the economic, social and cultural diversity of our clients, their different values, needs and practices in relation to land. We will act responsibly, taking this diversity well into consideration. Transparency We operate in a transparent and inclusive style. We believe that the organization is internally strengthened by open dialogue leading to a clear understanding of the services we provide. We will proactively pursue the dissemination of information about policies, laws and regulations and we understand this also as an integral part to fight corruption. Operational excellence We seek to achieve operational excellence for our clients across the entire service value chain, optimizing efficiency and maintaining the appropriate balance between cost and service level. Adaptability We thrive on innovation. To assure long - term sustainability, we follow the principle of adaptability and flexibility to maintain our effectiveness in an ever - changing environment. Privacy We respect privacy and confidentiality. We are dedicated to protection the privacy of our stakeholders and clients in the course of all our operations. Environmental friendliness We promote environmental sustainability. We strive to constantly consider the efficient and environmental friendly use of natural and physical resources, so as to help safeguard the environment for future generations.

Job Summary:

Responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. Cultivates and manages relationships with media reps.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Prepare articles and press releases for the media.

Ensure the company protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner.

Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community.

Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media.

Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff.

Optimize communication system to enhance accuracy of communication.

Create effective communication channels.

Enhance effectiveness of press and publicity function.

Act as a media spokesperson on behalf of the company and address questions and complaints.

Develop relationships with national and regional press contacts to ensure the company reputation is promoted and to deflect criticism.

Plan and oversee press events.

Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly.

Research and write briefing materials.

Assemble press kits.

Compose and edit press releases, company literature, and articles for internal and external use.

Answering enquiries from the press or other media representatives

Writing press releases and news reports about the work of an organisation

Developing media contacts

Monitoring media coverage

Writing letters

Preparing media evaluation reports

Attending press conferences and media interviews

Booking rooms for meetings

Distributing press releases

Attending public committee meetings as a representative of the company or organisation

Informing members of the public (as well as the press) about events and initiatives

Keeping up-to-date with all issues that affect the company or organisation

Accompanying staff on visits (particularly relevant to politicians or other figures in the public eye)

Leading a team to organise media events and promotional activities

Generating ideas to gain more media coverage

Job Requirement:

A press or media relations officer is a highly demanding job and requires employees to be quick thinking, intelligent and articulate. Most employers require a good first degree and sometimes a post-graduate degree in a relevant subject such as English, journalism, media relations, or business related degree. A qualification in a second language can also be a big advantage, particularly if applying to work for companies with international media relations. Many employers offer on-the-job training in the form of graduate schemes with the opportunity of working towards a professional media or public relations qualification.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations,Business Administration, or in any other relevant field;
Having working knowledge of communication and knowledge dissemination is required;
At least 3 years of proven communications, planning and implementation experience, including employee communications and event management at governmental agencies and international donor funded projects;
Relevant working experience in WB project(s) is plus;
Demonstrates flexibility and ability to manage complexities

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

An excellent working knowledge of IT and all applications relating to communications

Strong organisational skills

An efficient working manner

The ability to write press releases and news reports

The ability to manage a heavy workload

An excellent knowledge of the national and regional media

The ability to work well under pressure

The ability to work to tight deadlines

The ability to work well as a team

The ability to work using own initiative


Close attention to detail

The ability to cope with criticism

A friendly, approachable and confident manner

A flexible and committed approach to the job

Excellent working knowledge of English , both verbal and written; Fluency both written and verbal in Dari and Pashto;

Must have strong experience in computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point), internet and email skills

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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