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The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) Project at the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), University of Cape Coast (UCC) is seeking to recruit a communications specialist to support and promote its communications activities. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time position at the Centre on contract basis beginning March 2022 for a period of two years. Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be expected to focus on the following priorities:

  • Assist in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of a communication strategy for the Centre
  • Be responsible for content creation and regular and timely update of the Centre’s website and all social media platforms
  • Create graphical illustrations and designs for the promotion of the Centre
  • Write stories for publication on the Centre’s media platforms and report on all activities at the Centre
  • Develop information, education and communications materials for the Centre
  • Frequently write and deliver internal and external newsletters
  • Plan and execute community outreach programs
  • Any other specific areas of interventions as needed and assigned by the Centre.

Eligibility Criteria for Successful Application:

  1. Interested applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Communications or Journalism or Information Communications Technology (ICT) and/or other related areas of specialisation.
  2. The successful candidate must have strong technical skills in communication strategies including behaviour change communication with a drive to promote the research and project activities of the Centre.
  3. The successful candidate must have at least five years of professional experience in a similar position.

Essential Skills and Experience for Successful Application:

The successful candidate should have development communications skills and be ICT savvy, with a demonstrated track record of:

  1. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  2. Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure
  3. Events organisation – both in-person and virtual
  4. Community entry and engagements techniques,
  5. Website content management/editing,
  6. Development of information, education and communications materials, using professional audio-visual software
  7. Branding and publicity management on digital platforms

Additional Required Skills:

The successful candidate should be a team player, self-motivated, problem-solver, demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities, must be innovative and have a passion for excellence.

Mode of Application:

  • All applications must be sent by email to:
  • A completed application must comprise: 1) An application letter 2) Curriculum Vitae (CV) 3) Letter of motivation 4) Two recommendation letters
  • All applications MUST be received by CoB Tuesday 15th February 2022.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Director
Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR)
Centre for Coastal Management 
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:05