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Communications Officer, Africa

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

The Communications Officer coordinates and supports International Crisis Group’s media outreach in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of increasing media exposure – in English and French – of Crisis Group’s analysis and policy recommendations on conflict-related issues. Working closely with the Director of Africa Regional Advocacy and Crisis Group’s Communications and Outreach department, s/he will ideally have an understanding and knowledge of African conflict issues and contemporary political affairs in the region; excellent verbal and written fluency in French and English, an established track record of building effective relationships with media (traditional and new) including organising press events; designing and implementing communications campaigns; and will have proficiency in the placement and production of social media and audio-visual materials.

Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Africa Program’s advocacy and communications strategy, including targeted campaigns, in close coordination with the Director of Africa Regional Advocacy and liaising with Crisis Group’s advocacy and communications teams;
  • In collaboration with the communications team in Brussels, lead in designing and implementing communication plans for the launch of Crisis Group reports and other publications, with a strong focus on the English and French language market in Africa;
  • Build and maintain a strong network of local and international journalists based in Africa;
  • Write op-eds, questions and answers, press statements and other external media materials;
  • Produce or help with the production of audio-visual content – e.g. videos, podcasts, photographs and photo essays;
  • Create and implement multi-channel social media campaigns and help develop the capacity of program staff to enhance their own social media profiles;
  • Organise local media events, including around launches of Crisis Group publications, looking after logistics as well as outreach to journalists.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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