COMMUNICATIONS ADVISER - 1 POST

Employer: Ministry of Finance and Planning MOF
Date Published: 2018-05-14
Application Deadline: 2018-05-28

JOB SUMMARY:

To ensure that there is a high level of awareness and acceptance of the PFMRP programme by developing and disseminating an agreed programme of communications materials

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(i)    Prepare a PFMRP Communications Policy, Strategy and design criteria (logos, formats etc);
(ii)    Develop and monitor a set of communications performance indicators and targets; 
(iii)    Undertake regular communications audit and stakeholder analysis to assess communication needs;
(iv)    Develop and maintain a PFM reform stakeholders database;
(v)    Design and share an annual PFM reform communication calendar with stakeholders;
(vi)    Prepare an Annual Communications Plan and Budget;
(vii)    To coordinate and produce PFM Reform communication materials in collaboration with the component managers;
(viii)    Liaise with SO (Component) Managers  to design, produce and publish programme communications materials for stakeholders;
(ix)    Design, establish and maintain a PFMRP website and ensure that PFMRP information is regularly uploaded onto the MOFP website;
(x)    Design, prepare and disseminate introductory PFMRP information leaflet;
(xi)    Prepare and disseminate a quarterly PFMRP newsletter;
(xii)    Liaise with SO (Component Managers), Central Government Communication Unit to prepare press releases to publicise major programme events;
(xiii)    Ensure that the media and civil society receive regular briefings on PFMRP progress and initiatives;
(xiv)    Receive feedback from stakeholders on PFM reform issues and prepare the appropriate communications responses;
(xv)    Coordinate Programme meetings;
(xvi)    Coordinate and carry out PFM reform information sessions and awareness campaign;
(xvii)    Regular monitoring of the availability of PFM related information on the MOFP website in line with PFMRP commitments on improved transparency;and
(xviii)    Perform any other tasks reasonably assigned by the Programme Coordinator

1.1.38    Main outputs:  
(i)    Communications Policy and Strategy
(ii)    Annual Communications Audit Report
(iii)    Communications timetable and calendar
(iv)    Communications materials including website, leaflet and newsletters
(v)    Press releases and publications;
(vi)    Annual Communications Report


1.1.39    Physical and Financial Assets:   
Accountability for effective use of communications budget
Stocks of programme communications materials
1.1.40    Special Conditions:
•    Required to travel on a regular basis
•    May have to work outside standard working hours


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

(i)    At least Bachelor  Degree either in Public Relations, communications or relevant field
(ii)    At least five years’ experience in a Senior PFM related management role
(iii)    An excellent communicator with a proven track record in a communications role
(iv)    Proven track record of working effectively at senior levels in government and the Development Partners 
(v)    Good awareness of PFM concepts, requirements, practices and standards
(vi)    Computer literate in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
(vii)    Good knowledge of the Strategic Communication methods and approaches.
1.1.42    Person Specification:   
(i)    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(ii)    Excellent report and press release writing skills
(iii)    Able to work under own initiative and without supervision
(iv)    Excellent attention to detail
(v)    Able to handle and organize multiple competing tasks
(vi)    Works well under pressure

REMUNERATION: Salary Scale An attractive remuneration package

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