Public Relations Specialist at Democracy International (DI)

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Job Description
Democracy International (DI) is seeking to hire a Public Relations Specialist for the anticipated five-year Ghana Performance Accountability Activity opportunity. The activity will focus on strengthening civil society oversight of and feedback into government performance in public service delivery and to support government, especially at the local level, and public service providers to be more responsive to citizen demand in delivering quality essential services.
The Specialist will manage and develop the program’s communications and advocacy campaigns to raise citizen awareness about public service delivery accountability. They will also engage with participants in the activity including civil society organizations and government officials to improve their ability to engage with communities they represent.  This will be a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana, and   will be contingent on award and funding This position is only open to Ghanaian citizens. 
Essential Job Duties:
The position’s responsibilities will include:
  • Plan, design, and disseminate strategic communications outreach materials that empower citizens to monitor public service delivery and engage government with their concerns;
  • Collaborate with government officials to improve their accountability and good governance messaging through print, broadcast, and social media;
  • Supervise the program’s outreach activities, ensuring that project activities are publicized;
  • Identify public relations opportunities to engage with communities including public forums and town hall meetings;
  • Assure that all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate to meet activity objectives;
  • Develop regular reports and monitor ongoing communications campaigns to inform future project outreach and activities; and
  • Support the preparation of deliverables such as press releases, blogs, articles, and other written/social media materials.
Secondary Job Duties:
  • Contribute to ongoing Democracy International business development efforts in Ghana and around the world.
Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree (or higher) and seven years’ relevant work experience, or relevant work experience of nine years in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Experience in programming related to public relations, good governance, transparency and accountability, citizen engagement, and civil society outreach; USAID experience preferred;
  • In-depth familiarity with, understanding of, and ability to successfully navigate public relations, communications outreach, and advocacy within the Ghanaian context preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders and team members;
  • Professional fluency in English (both spoken and written) required;
  • Excellent computer skills; and
  • This position is open to Ghanaian citizens.
Reporting:
  • This position reports to the Chief of Party.
  • Direct reports may include members of the DI Ghana Team.
Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.
About the Organization:
DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70+ countries.
DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at DI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 2nd July. 2022

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