Communications Officer

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Job Description


  • Develop an organizational communications strategy aligned to the existing regional strategy, including confirming key stakeholders, communication channels and messaging. This will be undertaken with support from the Communications Manager.
  • Draft a communications action plan setting out key activities, timelines and responsibilities for implementation, with support from the Communications Manager.
  • Liaise with the Communications Manager about marketing material and communication outputs related to project milestones and key activities, and implement decisions made.
  • Undertake agreed-on daily, weekly and monthly communication activities, including social media posting, drafting of press releases, feature articles and blog posts for approval by the KHSA Project Director and Communications Manager.
  • Find ways in which to expand awareness of the project and reach key stakeholders, and on approval, implement relevant communication activities.
  • Participate in the communications hub facilitated by the Communications Manager to supply inputs on project activities and possible communication opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Knowledge and Monitoring and Evaluation officer to assist in the design and activation of approved knowledge products.
  • Participate in the continent-wide Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture communications teams meetings.
  • Manage all communication outputs in a central Google Drive and provide monthly reports on communication outputs.


  • Demonstrated English written and presentation skills.
  • Prior working experience in the communications field, including strategy, marketing, social media and advocacy work. The ideal candidate should have a minimum three years’ proven work experience.
  • Experience with photography and videography preferred.
  • Good social skills, able to work in teams and be willing to travel.
  • Familiarity and working experience in the agricultural sector, including livestock and fisheries sector, in Southern Africa, with a focus on ecological organic agriculture is a decided advantage for this position.

Method of Application

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Application deadline
15 Jun 08:23