Communications Officer (two positions)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 06 March 2020
  • Assess the communication platforms of federal courts to identify gaps and present recommendations for improvement;
  • Develop internal and external communication and branding strategy including for mainstream and social media; 
  • Assess and make recommendation on mechanisms to strengthen public relation and communication departments of federal courts;
  • Provide coaching and trainings for staff in public relation and communication departments of federal courts on effective communication skills;
  • Design and disseminate templates for internal communication including newsletters, factsheets, news clips, etc;
  • Prepare web content and draft regular electronic newsletter; 
  • Develop electronic updates for distribution to target audiences;
  • Monitor and report on federal courts’ social media network;
  • Organize regular press conferences and court days to build relation with stakeholders and influencers;
  •  Provide guidance in engagement with external media to enhance corporate reputation.
  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP's Mission, vision and values and that of the Implementing Partner;
  • Display Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Share knowledge and experience; 
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skill.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software package (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Good sense of team work , inter-personal  and conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Builds strong and harmonious relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Advanced Degree in Journalism or Language and Literature or Public Relations or related fields of study.
  • Four years previous working experience as communications officers;
  • Experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading and editing;
  • Excellent portfolio with proven track record of developing successful communication and branding strategies;
  • Experience in web design and content production is an advantage.


  • Photo and video-editing;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation;
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Amharic and English is required; knowledge of other local languages is an asset.

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Contract Duration: One year with a possibility of extension

This vacancy is archived.

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