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Communication Coordinator-Donuts Programme at Fairtrade International

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Performance Areas

  • Assist the project teams to develop appropriate communication and visibility strategies and budgets for relevant projects;
  • Support and guide project teams in the implementation of project-related communication and visibility activities based on best practices;
  • Support project teams with timely and quality production of programme & project communication materials in compliance with visibility guidelines.
  • Follow-up on project-related communication in compliance with donor requirements
  • Develop effective internal communications mechanisms to ensure that news and events are known internally and publicised externally as appropriate.
  • Develop project-related articles, press releases, human interest stories, audio-visual content (pictures, videos) and other information materials required in the framework of the projects in line with communication objectives and requirements;
  • Contribute to updating and feeding the Fairtrade Africa communication tools such as website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube etc in coordination with the FTA Communications Team;
  • Archive project related communication materials, including digital, such as publications, press releases and clippings, audio-visual materials, web resources etc. in the relevant project/ program repositories
  • Support project teams where needed to collaborate with media
  • Organizing project site visits including background materials, briefs and information kits as well as support on travel planning and administrative arrangements as required;
  • Support the development and editing of the narrative reports in liaison with the DONUTS programme team.
  • Coordinate project communication committee meetings to ensure effective collaboration with other project partners in communication strategy development and implementation;
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of communication and visibility actions conducted within the DONUTS programme;
  • Support the organization of special events (conferences, meetings, forums, etc.) as required
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other institutions involved in the projects. This should include regular contracts to ensure they are fully and appropriately involved in the projects.
  • Any other tasks requested by the Line Manager regarding support to the DONUTS programme.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Communications, media or related field.

Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 3 – 5 years of work experience in a communication position in an NGO.
  • Candidate should be able to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance from supervisors.
  • Demonstrated and extensive social media experience is an added advantage

Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidates with experience using design software are an added advantage.
  • Strong coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems and social media platforms.

Apply on Fairtrade International website by 30 September 2022

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