Principal Communication Officer (Web) - External Relations & Communication Unit
Position title: Principal Communication Officer (Web) - External Relations & Communication Unit
Position N°: NA
The main activities of the External Relations and Communication Unit (ERCU) are to plan, prepare and implement public relations and corporate communication programmes aimed at making the Bank better known to its various public so as to promote, establish and maintain its credibility and good reputation. The Unit enables the Bank to have a better understanding of how the Institution is perceived internally and externally.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head of the External Relations and Communication Unit, the staff will be responsible for programming, monitoring and evaluation of the Unit work, as well as for providing support to the implementation of the management plan according to Bank’s rules and procedures. The staff will equally undertake the following duties:
Write articles, press releases, projects briefs and various documents for the website. In this regard the incumbent would ensure that the information posted and published is timely, accurate and also conforms to the Bank’s information disclosure policy and web editorial policy.
Ensure the editing of information from organizational units to be posted onto the Internet web platform.
Liaise with relevant organizational units on requirements for content publication onto the web platform, as well as participate in meetings with web focal points in organizational units to ensure compliance with Bank’s information disclosure policy and web editorial policy.
Contribute to web content creation and information organization in various formats (features, slideshows, videos, blogs, and podcasts).
Ensure that English versions of texts are a faithful representation of French original texts and vice-versa.
Under the supervision of the Head of the Unit, he/she will be responsible of the day-to-day content writing on the Internet platform. He/ she must show autonomy, confidence in his/her judgment.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Human Sciences, or equivalent.
At least 6 years as a journalist or communications expert, including at least 3 years of relevant experience in web content writing. Experience in an international environment is welcomed.
Very good knowledge and experience of internet protocols and techniques/ Ability to conduct web training sessions/ Ability to gather and prepare on regular basis, relevant information on the activities of the Bank for dissemination on the Website.
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English, with a good working knowledge of French.
Good understanding of the functions, organization and procedures of the Bank. Ability to demonstrate considerable initiative is necessary to be able to make recommendations for the management unit. Ability to solve problems, do relevant research and analysis.
Very good command of the two working languages of the Bank and very good report writing skills.
Very good interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural environment.
Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The AfDB President reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
AJS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND AJS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
SOME EMPLOYERS MAY ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION.