7 Aug 2019

Full-Time Gender & Communication Officer Job at GIZ Ghana

GIZ Ghana – Posted by Jobdirecta Ghana Ghana

Job Description


GIZ Ghana seeks to recruit a Gender & Communication Officer.

Job Title: Head of Communication, Gender and Services
Project: GIZ Country Office Ghana
Report To: Head of Finance and Administration
Assignment period: Two years contract with a possibility of an extension

Job Description

The Gender and Communication Officer is responsible for the institutionalization of gender equality across GIZ Ghana and communicating country-related information both within and outside of GIZ.



• Support in the developing and implementing the country’s communication strategy
• Deal with all questions arising in this area directed towards corporate communication
• Advise projects in the country in their communication work and manage the exchange of information between projects, programmes and the GIZ office
• Assure the quality and compliance with the corporate design guidelines of all kind of publications from projects or programmes
• Support in building the internal communications function at GIZ Ghana, helping to effectively communicate and reinforce strategy, cultural values, and pertinent updates through the organisation


• Support the management team of GIZ Ghana in identifying the main gender related bottlenecks and needs and in defining priorities for addressing these bottle-necks and needs
• Advise AV and gender focal persons at project level on gender-related requirements in commission management such as gender markers in appraisal missions / offers, integration of gender analysis results in project concepts/indicators on establishing gender-sensitive result-based monitoring system and reporting on gender in progress reports
• Support GIZ Ghana make a more systematic and more concrete contribution to promoting the implementation of equal rights for women and men
• Support in the strategic orientation of the gender policy in Ghana and the respective internal and external communication
• Advise projects in the country in their gender and communication work and manage the exchange of information between projects, programmes and the GIZ office
• Motivate, develop capacities and raise awareness regarding gender equality among managers and colleagues
• Train gender and communication focal persons in the projects and programmes
• Cooperating with GIZ’s gender network, managing the exchange of information on Gender

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master’s Degree in Social Science, Communication, Gender Studies or related field
• Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts of gender mainstreaming
• A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the implementation of gender mainstreaming approaches in programmes and/or at institutional level
• Experience with the design and implementation of gender sensitive result-based monitoring systems desirable
• Strong analytical, negotiation and advisory skills
• Ability to express oneself well both verbally and in writing,polished, target-group oriented style
• Editorial experience, experience in writing articles and press releases
• Experienced in project and/or event management
• Strong coordination skills in order to bring together stakeholders and balance their interests
• Understanding of strategic approached and experiences in developing and implementing communication strategies/plans
• Ability to take initiative and work in a multi-cultural environment
• Ability to work independently but also in a team
• Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone,fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g MS Office)
• Excellent knowledge of the English language
• Willingness to traveling within and outside the country
• Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Our offer

Salary: Competitive GIZ Salary grid (Band 4 Ghana), SSNIT, Health Insurance as well as 13th Month Salary and annual bonus

Location: Accra

Closing Date: 20 August, 2019


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