Programme Officer - Communications
Reporting to: Programme Manager-Communications
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Working independently and in teams, the communications officer will be responsible for the development and execution of all communication-related initiatives of Praxis.
Main duties and responsibilities
The communications officer will be expected to help develop, manage and innovate the Praxis communication portfolio through new ideas on how to maximise effectiveness of each engagement by the organisation. This includes the following spectrum of tasks:
Publications, Video and Other Media Products
Design content and tools for internal and external communication and disseminate core process to facilitate learning – these could be audio, visual, written or in other forms
Support programme team with inputs in editing and innovatively and effectively communicating study findings.
Build the profile of Praxis by contributing to the knowledge building process, engaging in public relations and bringing about quality products
Develop and update content for websites (organisational and project websites)
Support the communication unit’s work in the production of monthly newsletters, internal and external publications, video documentation and related processes and other products
Actively engage with different social media forums to bring visibility to the work Praxis does; support advocacy efforts; facilitate discussions on issues of social relevance
Develop partnerships with media persons, develop press relations and liaise with media planning and monitoring agencies for greater visibility for the issues Praxis works with
Establish initial linkages and collaborations with agencies and media for marketing of communication products
Identify opportunities for supporting communication initiatives and other work to build the Praxis portfolio and develop proposals for the same
Develop social media networking and linkages with organisations, mobilise sufficient quality and quantity of human and financial resources to support communication engagements
Contribute to the development of varieties of high-quality thematic communication products
Create and update the Praxis information database of national and global communication scenario and collect feedback and evaluations of the audience / addressees on each of communication initiative
Contribute to Praxis policies and strategies from time to time
Required qualifications, skills and experience
Masters Degree/PG Diploma in Mass Communication, Development
Four years of direct experience in working with mass media (news/advertising) or experience in working with development communication
Good team player who is able to work independently on own initiative and organise time effectively and within a range of conflicting deadlines.
Good negotiating and diplomatic skills with experience of maintaining effective partnerships
Good financial management and budgeting skills and a flawless record of financial integrity
Proficiency in spoken and written English
High degree of competency using communication related computer programmes and software used for designing
Demonstrable interest in the potential of using media for social development
Exposure to and understanding of audience research and the integration of research findings into creative outputs
Understanding of international development processes and practices and commitment to international development objectives, preferably interfaced with media
Knowledge of Hindi and other regional languages
How to apply
Email CV in attached format and a cover letter explaining ‘Why I should be considered for the position’ to email@example.com. The applicant is requested to clearly indicate the Position Title in the subject heading. Applications without the cover letter will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Date of Issue: May 6, 2013
Closing Date: May 31, 2013
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