Vacancy: Communications Manager

Date 25 May 2023
Company Nathan Associates
Job Type Full-time
Industry International Development

Job Description


The Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity seeks to improve the enabling environment for Ghana’s economic growth by (1) facilitating growth in export-oriented trade; (2) improving and developing product standards; (3) catalyzing investments in private enterprises related to high-value commercial crops; (4) promoting job creation, particularly among women and youth; (5) promoting economic diversification; and (6) increasing foreign exchange revenues from high-value export crops. GTI will facilitate investing in firms that trade goods across borders, spur innovation, and build the capacity of the entire trade sector.


The Communications Manager will report to the Chief of Party and Director of Finance and Operations and work closely with technical staff. S/he will lead the creation of all communications deliverables and manage the public facing aspects of the project. S/he will be responsible for project messaging, marketing, media, public awareness, branding, and other communications efforts. S/he will be expected to creatively utilize different types of media to increase the public awareness of project activities, including but not limited to videos, web shorts, podcasts, radio messages, interactive media, social media, and fliers. S/he will manage the development and implementation of the Communications and Outreach Plan to ensure strategic visibility of all project activities and outputs; effectively communicating project impact to project stakeholders and beneficiaries; and guiding project development and reporting on activities that are impactful, representative, and highly visible.

Location and Reporting

The Communications Manager will be based in Accra, Ghana, and report to the Chief of Party and the Director of Finance and Operations.

Key Responsibilities

The Communications Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Collate, draft, and submit bi-weekly reports to donor.

  • Lead drafting of quarterly and annual reports to be submitted to the donor. Includes coordinating all technical staff to draft regular inputs, copy editing, and formatting.

  • Design and oversee implementation of the Communications and Outreach Plan, targeting project beneficiaries and stakeholders.

  • Work across GTI to direct the regular production of activity communication and marketing materials such as success stories, presentations, meeting materials, workshops, and briefs, in collaboration with office and technical staff.

  • Ensure communications services and activity communications strategy are delivered within the appropriate marketing and strategy guidelines.

  • Review external communications to ensure quality control.

  • Provide assistance in the preparation and presentation of reports to USAID and other stakeholders.

  • Work with project technical leads to support visible project implementation and effectively communicate project impact to beneficiaries and stakeholders.

  • Collect copies of outreach or press reporting for quarterly performance reporting.

  • Provide timely feedback on deliverables as required.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills or Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience in communications, preferably in the field of development.

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in social sciences, communications/marketing, international relations, international development, or related fields).

  • Comprehensive communications experience in local and international spheres, including experience on USAID-funded projects.

  • Demonstrated English writing and editing skills, including ability to package information for delivery is required.

  • Experience building and implementing communications strategy and providing communications advising services to activity and client teams.

  • Familiarity with USAID branding and marking standards preferable.

  • Record of superior performance in a deadline-driven environment desirable.

  • Familiarity with graphic design tools (Adobe Creative Suite) preferable.

  • Legally authorized to work in Ghana.

  • Excellent, native English speaking and writing ability. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer with high attention to editorial, as well as formatting, details.

  • The ideal candidate will also bring innovative ideas to enhance and improve traditional communication processes.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit application and CV as one document here no later than 23rd June 2023.


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