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Communications Officer at Paradigm Initiative (Re-advertised)

   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 9 September, 2019
Category : Communication   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Full Time

Communications Officer

Job Summary: 

Researching, writing, editing and publishing information about Paradigm Initiative. The information will be used for internal publications for employees, management, sponsors, volunteers and or for publications that are distributed to the public.  To coordinate and deliver resources and processes in support of the media and communication for Paradigm Initiative. 


Anywhere in: Tanzania. Togo. Cameroon. Nigeria. Zambia 

Roles and Responsibilities          


  • Liaise with other staff and team members to provide excellent digital media content for use on PI’s social media assets    
  • Provide advice or specific skills to teams to reinforce the media and communications aspects of all our programs.    
  • Manage digital channels and networks, across programs and regions    
  • Partner with web developers to design and implement effective web solutions to foster internal and external communications    
  • Monitor office internet and web facilities    
  • Manage legacy and new media contact across regions    
  • Develop communication strategies for projects and PI consulting clients       

Financial Management     

  • Manage allotted budgets and reducing the cost of maintaining digital assets    
  • Complete all tasks within the framework of the allocated budgets    
  • Fundraising for the organization through the deployment of digital media skills    
  • Monitor social media networks for grants and funding opportunities for the organization       

Business Management             

  • Coordinating meetings and maintain relationships as requested, especially with various media outlets both social and traditional media            
  • To play an active role in media and communication, lobby and advocacy on issues related to Paradigm Initiative Programs through social media.            
  • Manage media and communication activities as part of the development on our all programs            
  • Develop communication strategies for projects and PI consulting clients            
  • Identify potential new strategic media partners for Paradigm and develop strategies for working with them.            
  • Assist Paradigm Initiative staff and partners in getting relevant messages across to target audiences within and outside the organization on major activities.            
  • Liaise with active partners to identify and help them to use rare opportunities to drive Paradigm Initiative’s advocacy issues on various media outlets across Africa       

Media Management             

  • Cultivate relationships with key media contacts            
  • Compile and maintain media and community database            
  • Act as a public spokesperson for Paradigm Initiative by liaising with media and other external parties and giving interviews            
  • Monitor website and social media analytics            
  • Track media mentions related  to Paradigm Initiative’s work            
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all program activities and functions            
  • Regularly identify communication channel and opportunity for fostering effective communication            
  • Research and review all content on the website and social media platforms of the organization 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:     

  • Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Computer Science, Information and Computer Technology, Information Systems or related fields    
  • Fluency in English and French    
  • Advanced proficiency in social media management and content management systems    
  • Experience in communication strategy, project and media management    
  • Demonstrate skills in effective media relations, experience in talking directly to media organizations and a high level of writing skills    
  • Demonstrate broad grasp and understanding of ICT issues and policy in Africa    
  • Experience in capacity building and/or training skills highly advantageous    
  • Creative thinking, developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions    
  • Available for frequent local and international travel    


Commensurate with experience and skills

Closing Date:

September 14 or until role is filled. 

There is a possibility of immediate resumption for role.


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