Job Purpose

Working under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the National Director, the Communications and Advocacy Officer designs, manages and implements the HFHK’s communications strategy with the objective of increasing the visibility and promoting the work of HFHK in the country, as well as increasing awareness for HFHK’s mandate and programmes among its partners, the media and the general public. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting efforts to enhance the information flow and visibility of HFHK’s programs in the country.

The Communication and Advocacy Officer works in close collaboration with the HFHK’s Senior Management team, Program team, HFHI’s Communications team, Government officials and media representatives.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field– (Master’s degree will be a plus).
  • Training in advocacy and/or behavior change communications will be a strong asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to work independently, suggest practical solutions and follow–up effectively on the management decisions.
  • Good knowledge of visual design and layout development for information materials
  • Good planning skills, proactivity, creativity, and ability to meet the established deadlines.
  • Skills in photography and image processing.
  • Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns
  • Communication, presentation, networking, and advocacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Good research and analytical skills; Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English both in writing and in speech.
  • Emotional intelligence: Remains calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to travel to program areas on duty frequently.

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience in media and communications.
  • Experience of working at or with HFHK entity or other international organization is an asset.
  • Background knowledge on development issues and /or areas related to the HFH mandate (affordable and inclusive housing will be a strong asset).
  • Practical experience in working with media including personal contacts among key media and in organizing media events and press conferences, as well as arranging interviews.
  • Experience with design & implementation of Advocacy and Communications strategies and understanding of trends in the development sector,

Other information

  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • High levels of integrity

How To Apply

Send your application to [email protected] with your name and position applied for in the subject line.

The closing date for receiving applications is no later than close of business on Friday 10th December 2021.

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