Vacancy Announcement-Communication Officer

Ethiopian Academy of Sciences Job Vacancy

The Academy invites eligible candidates to apply for the following vacant posts.

POSITION: Communication Officer

Application Deadline: 28th December 2020

1.Job Summary

Responsible for the media relations and communication activities of the Academy; plans, organizes and coordinates documentation and communication activities based on program/project activities; manages networking, public relation and promotion activities; disseminates information outputs through print and multi-media channels; develops communication strategies.

2.Required Qualification and Competencies

  • MSc/MA degree in Media and Information Science, Communication, Journalism or related field.
  • 4 to 6 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in written and spoken English and Amharic;
  • Computer proficiency including desktop publishing;
  • Practical skills website admin, operation of multi-media, audio-visual production, and information dissemination through multiple channels.

3.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops and implements effective communication and public relation strategies;
  • Produces and disseminates communication materials (newsletter, booklets, brochures, posters, press releases, policy briefs, synthesis reports, documentary videos, etc.) to update the media, stakeholders, and the public;
  • Organizes public lectures, workshops, press conferences and media interviews;
  • Documents the proceedings of meetings, conferences and other public events organized by the various Units of the Academy;
  • Devises promotional events and materials for building the visibility and positive image of the Academy;
  • Develops, maintains and updates database of stakeholders, media outlets, EAS Fellows and partners;
  • Fosters working relations with relevant media agencies;
  • Prepares communication standards, manuals and guidelines for the various Units of the Academy;
  • Prepares annual work plans and activity reports.

4.Employment duration

  • Two years, renewable based on performance.

5.Salary and benefits

  • As per the Academy’s salary scale and benefits package.

Submission of Applications

  • Qualified applicants are invited to send their application letter (max 1 page) with their latest CV through email:
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Application documents should include supporting evidence of previous achievements and experiences, with testimonials from previous supervisors.
  • Please note that only those candidates meeting the job requirements will be contacted for written and oral screening tests.