Communications Associate


Company Nathan Associ...
Industry International...
Category Journalism/Co...
Location Accra Ghana
Job Status Full-time
Salary TBD
Education Bachelor̵...
Experience 5 years
Job Expires May 22, 2022
Contact Chris Comer

Job Description

Project Background

The Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity was initiated December 1, 2021 and will run for 5 years.  The activity will work closely with public and private sector stakeholders 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 Associate will report to the Communications Manager and work closely with technical staff. S/he will support the creation of all communications deliverables, including the public-facing aspects of the project. S/he will support project messaging, marketing, media, public awareness, branding, and other communications efforts.

The Communications Associate will be expected to creatively utilize different types of media to increase the public’s awareness of project activities, including but not limited to videos, web shorts, podcasts, radio messages, interactive media, social media, and fliers. The ideal candidate will be able to share experience with each medium and present ideas on how to utilize them in this project. Further, the Associate will be expected to maintain 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.


Key Responsibilities:

The Communications Associate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support the design and implementation of a Communications and Media Plan, targeting project donor, stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries.
  • Provides high quality writing and editorial services for various reports throughout the life of the project, including bi-weekly report, quarterly report, and annual reports.
  • Work with the GTI technical team to develop success stories and to explore opportunities for potential program highlights.  
  • Develop feature stories, articles, press releases, speeches, briefers, infographics, and profile pieces to raise the of the project.
  • Create and maintain digital presence for the project including social media posts, stakeholder email database, content-rich visual assets, and video clips.
  • Coordinate GTIs email marketing platform, including content and stakeholder contact lists.
  • Capture, edit, and store visual assets in a multimedia bank.
  • Support GTIs media engagement effort to trumpet the achievement of the project, identify opportunities and pitch stories as needed.
  • Support the planning, coordination, and execution of events, including, co-creation event, stakeholder engagements, training, and workshops, etc.
  • Collect copies of outreach or press reporting for quarterly performance reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Communications Manager

Required Skills or Experience


  • At least 5 years of experience in Communications, preferably in the field of development.
  • Bachelor’s degree (communications/marketing/journalism, 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 the ability to package information for delivery, is required.
  • Excellent English language ability: native and/or fluent level 5+. Candidate will be required to take an English competency test.
  • Experience building and implementing a communications strategy and providing communications advising services to activity and client teams.
  • Familiarity with USAID branding and marking standards is preferable.
  • Familiarity with web and graphic designing software, including photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
  • Record of superior performance in a deadline-driven environment desirable.
  • Legally authorized to work in Ghana.

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