Ethiopia: Media & Communications Lead - Ethiopia
Media and Communications Lead – Oxfam International Liaison Office to the African Union
Closing date: 15 August 2016 at 17:00 GMT+1
Interviews: 1st week of September 2016
Contract Type: 2 years Fixed Term
Location: Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary & Benefits: In line with Oxfam Values
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Our Secretariat is based in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, Brasilia and a Liaison office to the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.
This post will be part of the OI Secretariat Pan Africa Team and based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Oxfam is looking for a media and communications specialist who will be a key member of the team, working closely with all staff and partners to advise on project strategies, design, and implementation, with media and communications activities that achieve high-quality media coverage and enhance Oxfam’s profile across Africa. Your exciting role includes close collaboration with other Oxfam media officers across Africa and other continents. This position reports to the OI-AU Pan Africa Rights in Crisis Manager with a doted line with the Head of Office.
The successful applicant would have at least a Master’s degree or a Bachelor Degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience (at least three years’ experience with proven success working with print, broadcast and digital media and experience working on public policy advocacy and communications on issues relevant to Africa). He/She would have experience and proven success in development and delivery of media and communication, knowledge of international and national mass media, with existing media contacts, experience implementing multi-platform communications campaign, an understanding of development issues and knowledge of the role of NGOs in development, humanitarian and advocacy work, an understanding of brand management and an excellent written and verbal communication skills.