• Posted: August 2, 2019
    Deadline: August 31, 2019
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  • African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank�s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significa...
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    Senior Communication Officer & Writer, PCER.1

    Under the general guidance and supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations - PCER.1, the incumbent will implement editing guidelines within PCER.1, as well as define an editorial policy for the Bank
    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations - PCER.1, the Communication Officer & Writer has the following responsibilities:

    Writing skills

    •     Researching, writing, and editing content for online and external publication that reflects current African Development Bank practice and is of the quality and scope that meets the objectives of the Bank’s external and internal stakeholders
    •     Ensure that all information from organizational units is reviewed, edited and posted onto the Internet web platform and other designated channels.
    •     Proactively seeks to create content and information on the organization in various formats.
    •     Draft press releases, media-style briefs, web content, talking points, event notices and briefs in keeping with Bank style.
    •      Provide editorial and media coverage of high-level events, projects, programmes, initiatives and success stories for posting on the external website.
    •     Act as a news desk officer, researching and writing news and feature stories

    Media relations

    •     Respond to requests from the media and solicit press interest in a range of Bank projects, products and issues.
    •     Maintain and update media contact lists/databases,

    Other communications and external relations duties as needed.

    Selection Criteria

    •     A Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related subject
    •     Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in print (news agency or publication), with at least 3 years as a news writer with strong media relations skills.
    •     At least 2 years’ experience in multilateral organizations
    •     Outstanding written and verbal skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex messages and tailor them into simple, clear and non-academic language for different audiences.
    •     Excellent command of English or French; ability to write strong copy and produce well-written press releases, feature articles, and publications.
    •     Experience in the fields of finance, economics, agriculture or human development is welcome.
    •     Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual environment.
    •     Ability to undertake relevant research and analysis and work in a fast-paced environment newsroom environment
    •     Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Proficiency in both languages is an asset.

     

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Development Bank on to apply
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