• Posted: August 8, 2019
    Deadline: August 20, 2019
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  • GIZ Ghana is a competent service provider,that develop tailor-made solutions to challenging problems for our clients.GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives.

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    Gender & Communication Officer

    Job Description

    The Gender and Communication Officer is responsible for the institutionalization of gender equality across GIZ Ghana and communicating country-related information both within and outside of GIZ.



    • Support in the developing and implementing the country’s communication strategy
    • Deal with all questions arising in this area directed towards corporate communication
    • Advise projects in the country in their communication work and manage the exchange of information between projects, programmes and the GIZ office
    • Assure the quality and compliance with the corporate design guidelines of all kind of publications from projects or programmes
    • Support in building the internal communications function at GIZ Ghana, helping to effectively communicate and reinforce strategy, cultural values, and pertinent updates through the organisation


    • Support the management team of GIZ Ghana in identifying the main gender related bottlenecks and needs and in defining priorities for addressing these bottle-necks and needs
    • Advise AV and gender focal persons at project level on gender-related requirements in commission management such as gender markers in appraisal missions / offers, integration of gender analysis results in project concepts/indicators on establishing gender-sensitive result-based monitoring system and reporting on gender in progress reports
    • Support GIZ Ghana make a more systematic and more concrete contribution to promoting the implementation of equal rights for women and men
    • Support in the strategic orientation of the gender policy in Ghana and the respective internal and external communication
    • Advise projects in the country in their gender and communication work and manage the exchange of information between projects, programmes and the GIZ office
    • Motivate, develop capacities and raise awareness regarding gender equality among managers and colleagues
    • Train gender and communication focal persons in the projects and programmes
    • Cooperating with GIZ’s gender network, managing the exchange of information on Gender

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Communication, Gender Studies or related field
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts of gender mainstreaming
    • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the implementation of gender mainstreaming approaches in programmes and/or at institutional level
    • Experience with the design and implementation of gender sensitive result-based monitoring systems desirable
    • Strong analytical, negotiation and advisory skills
    • Ability to express oneself well both verbally and in writing,polished, target-group oriented style
    • Editorial experience, experience in writing articles and press releases
    • Experienced in project and/or event management
    • Strong coordination skills in order to bring together stakeholders and balance their interests
    • Understanding of strategic approached and experiences in developing and implementing communication strategies/plans
    • Ability to take initiative and work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to work independently but also in a team
    • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone,fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g MS Office)
    • Excellent knowledge of the English language
    • Willingness to traveling within and outside the country
    • Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

    Our offer

    • Salary: Competitive GIZ Salary grid (Band 4 Ghana), SSNIT, Health Insurance as well as 13th Month Salary and annual bonus

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are to forward applications with detailed CV and a one-page cover letter to: [email protected]

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