Friday, 6 July 2012
Job Title: SENIOR COMMUNICATION OFFICER
Vacancy Ref.: -
Closing date: 7/18/2012
Department: BUREAU OF THE CHAIRPERSON
Post Level P3
Job Category Social Sciences
Immdiate Supervisor Head Communication Division
Duty Station Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: SENIOR COMMUNICATION OFFICER
TheAfrican Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is chargedwith spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development bypromoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples ofAfrica and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide.Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
Inseeking to achieve this objective, the African Union intends to strengthen itscapacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of its organizationalstructure and the filling of all vacant posts.
Jobtitle: SeniorCommunication Officer
Supervisor: Head Communication Division
Directorate: Information and Communication
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2. Majorduties and responsibilities:
Under the directsupervision of the Head of Communication Division, the responsibilities andduties of the incumbent shall include the following:
Ø To contribute to the development andreview of corporate communication strategies, plans and tools
Ø To produce written materials forpublication and publicity, such as newsletters, annual reports, brochures,leaflets, posters
Ø To produce or to commission theproduction of broadcast materials to be used by member states of the AU andother broadcasters
Ø To commission photography and ensure final product meets AUquality standards;
Ø To coordinate the work of artists,photographers and printers, monitor work in progress and distribute theproducts
Ø To negotiate rates and place orders foradvertising on behalf of the Commission
Ø To coordinate the arrangements forpublic awareness campaigns
Ø To propose adoption of relevant newcommunication technologies
Ø To create electronic databases thatwill assist the African Union to communicate more effectively
Ø To provide liaison and follow up of theAU branding and image management campaigns;
Ø To set up the African Union’s SouvenirShop;
Ø To assist in the establishment of anetwork of TV and radio programmes across the continent on the theme of Africanintegration
Ø To compile databases of AUdepartmental focal persons
Ø To prepare speeches, talking points,PowerPoint presentations and other visual aids as necessary
Ø To draft responses to enquiries
Ø To propose and supervise publicawareness campaigns aimed at raising the profile of the African Union
Ø To supervise development of and properfunctioning of the audio visual section
Ø To advise on the possible set up of thePan African Radio and TV channel and newspaper; and to follow up on thearrangements
Ø To compile database of partners andassist in managing the partnerships
Ø To supervise the procurement process ofgoods and services
Ø To provide liaison with suppliers of goods and services
Ø To attend meetings and generate pressreleases and relevant content when requested
Ø To draft annual budgets forcommunication activities
Ø To perform any other duties as assignedby the supervisors
3. Qualifications and ExperienceRequired
Candidatesmust have a minimum Masters University degreein Communication /Journalism .
Candidates must have at least Seven(7) years of progressively relevant working experience in the area of corporatecommunication/journalism.
6.Other relevant skills
Candidates for this postmust:
Have proven ability to be innovative and adapt communication strategies to suit the prevailing conditions and challenges
Be able to work as part of a team
Have high levels of energy with the desire to produce products of world standards
Have excellent inter personal skills
Have the ability to form and maintain relationships through teamwork and networking
Possess good knowledge of, and experience with new communication technologies
Be able to work in multi cultural environments
Be able to maintain confidentiality
Ø Experience on designing and workingwith graphic designers;
Ø Good experience in production anddistribution of printed publications, audiovisual and e-content
Ø Good knowledge and understanding ofbranding;
7. Language requirement
Proficiencyin one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of one or severalother working language(s) would be an added value
8. Age requirement:
Candidatesmust preferably be between 30and 45 years old.
9. Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for aperiod of three (3) years, of with thefirst twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be fora period of two years renewable, subjectto satisfactory performance and deliverables.
10. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equalopportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
11.Remuneration:Indicative basic salary ofUS$33,619.00 per annum plus other related entitlementse.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($16,819.20perannum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education relatedexpenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per childper annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.
Applications must be madethrough the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.orgnot later than 17 July 2012.
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