MBC Africa is a collaborative venture between Lundin Foundation and Engineers without Borders Canada and supported by Global Affairs Canada. The organization provides an enabling environment for agribusinesses in Africa by integrating the business services they need to grow onto one single platform. Our team aims to enhance the knowledge, skill, and performance of agribusiness entrepreneurs and managers through innovative training, consulting and mentoring services. MBC Africa also aims to support youth to seize the vast opportunities in the agricultural sector.
MBC Africa is currently seeking an exceptional candidate to join our team as a Communications Officer. The successful candidate will work with all of the teams within MBC Africa to ensure that they have the materials they need to communicate effectively with external partners. This may involve designing PowerPoint presentations, designing and printing flyers and banners, writing press releases, communicating with newspaper and television media, updating the MBC Africa website, and posting regularly on the MBC Africa Facebook and Twitter pages.
Another aspect of the Communications Officer role will be to coordinate the MBC Africa Clubs. MBC Africa has been hosting agribusiness accelerator programs in various regions of Ghana over the past 2 years, and now there is a need to engage the alumni of these programs to facilitate continued sharing of learning between past participant businesses. Since MBC Africa desires to promote the continued success of businesses that have participated in past agribusiness accelerator programs, the Communications Officer will coordinate the provision of an online business management skills development training program to these businesses.
Ideally the successful candidate will be someone with a passion for graphic design and web development and who enjoys crafting marketing messages for the public, all while maintaining a strong focus on helping agribusinesses in Ghana develop to their greatest potential. If you are a results-oriented individual who pushes through challenges to create impressive work, you may be a great fit.
To achieve the desired results, the Communications Officer will be expected to do the following:
Required Qualifications and Experience
Desirable Qualification and Skills
Logistics and Timing
Probationary Period Start Date: April 17th, 2017
Probationary Period End Date: July 14th, 2017
Estimated Hours Per Week: 40, depending on project schedules and timing
Reporting to: Eric Osei, Relationship Manager – MBC Africa
Location: East Legon, Greater Accra
The successful candidate will be compensated in line with other mid-level management positions in Ghana. Project disbursement costs such as local travel, work-related phone/data credit, and site accommodations (during trips outside Accra) will be covered by MBC Africa.
This position is open to all persons legally qualified to work in Ghana.
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