Sr. Climate Change Communication Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 601
Date Posted:Jun 28, 2020
Closing Date:Jul 11, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Communication
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English



MAIL-CDRRP (Climate-Induced Disaster Risk Reduction Project)

Rural livelihoods in Afghanistan are threatened by the impacts of climate change, specifically those associated with climate-induced disasters. Total annual precipitation will decrease, with greater variety between seasons. This leads to increase in severity and frequency of climate-induced disasters such as flooding, drought, and landslides; resulting in loss of life, agriculture crops and livestock, and displacement of communities. Rural communities in Jawzjan and Nangarhar provinces have limited resources to invest in adaptation measures to reduce risks associated with these disasters.

The Adapting Afghan Communities to Climate-induced Disaster Risks project aims at promoting community-based and gender-sensitive adaptation to the impacts of climate change in the two provinces through implementation of activities under four complementary components: Firstly, the project will build capacities for decision-making on and implementation of gender-sensitive climate-induced disaster risk reduction measures. Secondly, community-based early warning systems will be established to improve monitoring and response to climate-induced disasters. The third component will introduce climate-resilient livelihood options within the target communities with focus on women, youth, and other marginalized groups; and construct climate-resilient habitats and shelters. Finally, the project will develop capacities of national and sub-national institutions to integrate climate change into development planning. The project is a joint intervention between MAIL and UNDP, and will be implemented by MAIL as part of the ministry’s Central Programme Office for Natural Resources Management (CPO-NRM). 

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Support to formulation and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies.

Prepare and implement annual integrated communication plans

·        Develop adequate and effective internal information management systems to promote internal and external communication objectives

·        Develop a media outreach plan to identify and build relations with a network of traditional and specialized media and maintain these relations

·        Develop case studies and case stories of the project

·        Produce media briefs, kits and timely press releases and build internal capacity to work with media effectively

·        Translate the relevant documents and materials into English and national languages

·        Develop communication materials (Audio, visual, flyer, brochure etc...)

·        Work with communication staff in UNDP Country office and MAIL to agree on annual communication plans and how the offices will work together to achieve communication objectives

·        Develop clear and concise reports and power-point presentations for various meetings, workshops, conferences, including the Project Board meeting and donor briefings

·        Validate the information and indicators that contribute to the plan and achieve project objectives.

·        Seek ways to streamline the process and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information

·        Support to ensure that information and data from the field is captured, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner

·        Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, report against the annual work plan and log frame matrix on agreed formats, and ensure that Field Offices prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports

·        Prepare PR documents for project including fact sheets, press releases, newsletters and pamphlets etc.

·        Undertake field visits as appropriate, to document implementation of project activities with the communications lens’ to ensure visibility and sharing of best practices

·        Provide comprehensive editorial support including copy-editing and proof-reading

·        Maintain and update project website, social media pages and the project information emails.

·        Timely coordination with public relation directorate and reflect project activities on MAIL website

·        Any other tasks assigned by the Project Manager

Job Requirement:

·        Management and team leadership ability

·        Having required skill in general management

·        Writing and communication ability in professional related area

·        Good coordination skills

Experience Required:

·        Having bachelor degree with 5 years working experience in relevant field  

·        Excellent proficiency in English language

·        Excellent language proficiency in spoken and written in Pashto and Dari.

·        Good computer skills in (office package, CorelDraw and Photoshop)

·        Good photography skills

·        Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team to undertake tasks in a fast-paced environment.

·        Ability to communicate effectively and be organized

·        Having required skill in general management

·        Writing and communication ability in professional and related area

·        Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diligence, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.

·        Management and team leadership ability

·        Having required skills in general management

·        Writing and communication ability in professional and related area


Bachelor’s degree with 5-year experience in journalism or social science.

Professional experience in agriculture-related researching or M&E-experience with Agricultural projects is an advantage. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

All interested candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications, should apply online by sending a writing sample, consisting of a human-interest story, along with their updated CV and Cover letter to jobs.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (CDRRP-49) and position name in Subject while applying online. 

Please note that Applications after the deadline will not be considered.

Qualified Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

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