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Communications and Knowledge Management Officer


The World Bank Group's InfoDev is a multi-donor sponsored program that supports innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries. The Climate Technology Program (CTP), one of infoDev's Global Programs is creating a global network of Climate Innovation Centers (CICs) that provide a country-driven approach to climate change and allow countries to achieve their green growth objectives. The CICs target early stages of innovation, including the key roles of entrepreneurs and growth-oriented start-ups. The Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center is initiated by the World Bank’s CTP program.

Each CIC provides domestic enterprises with a holistic range of services including:

  • Financing through proof-of-concept grants (up to USD 50K) as well as investment facilitation at more advanced stages.
  • Business advisory and training through mentorship, networking, seminars, and other services that build professional expertise.
  • Access to market information, local technology information, access to facilities and regional centers.
  • Access to policy support through hosting dialogues with government, researching trends and documenting best practices for SME and climate technology regulation.
  • Promoting business opportunities for women and outreach on climate innovation.

The Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) is implemented through a four member consortium led by the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center (HoA-REC). ECIC provides a holistic set of early-stage financing, business support and capacity building services to the Ethiopian private sector, including women and rurally based entrepreneurs and business owners, working to develop, launch and grow innovative climate technology ventures that promote Ethiopia’s climate resilience and green growth.

The Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) seeks to recruit a Communications and Knowledge Management Officer that will be responsible for developing written and online newsletters, brochures, social media messages etc. to effectively communicate with the ECIC target audiences about the work of the ECIC.

Program/Project:            ECIC
Contract Duration:          One year with possible extension
Organizational Setting (Reports to):    Chief Executive Officer, ECIC
Duration of Contract: 1 year with possible extension
Application Deadline: 31 March 2017

Summary of Job Content:

The Communications and Knowledge Management Officer (CKMO) develops and carries out the ECIC’s communication with different target audiences, including clients, journalists, investors, other stakeholders and the community.  The CKMO communicates effectively through written and online channels with the ECIC target audience to build a positive reputation for the ECIC. The CKMO produces, edits, as well as designs ECIC publications; updates the ECIC website, manages social media channels and develops and maintains relationships with journalists and media

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies and create content to communicate ECIC’s objectives and activities.
  • Produce ECIC’s communication materials including the newsletters, bulletins, brochures and promotional material.
  • Support the marketing and communication of ECIC services as well as that of ECIC clients.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of communication strategies for events, forums and stakeholder meetings. Actively participate in ECIC events to document activities and liaise with media.
  • Prepare, edit and design ECIC publications.
  • Manage the ECIC website, including updating relevant information.
  • Build and manage social media channels promoting ECIC’s activities.
  • Develop online communication materials including video content.
  • Build and manage email lists of ECIC clients and stakeholders (investors, mentors, government members, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate ECIC’s media strategy in consultation with the management.
  • Monitor daily media and advise on reactive media opportunities.
  • Seek media opportunities and ensure that the ECIC is represented and visible at relevant events to communicate the programme and its successes.
  • Write and distribute media releases.
  • Design a system for disseminating research outputs of ECIC activities through relevant channels.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Educational Qualification: Master’s degree in Communications, journalism or other relevant discipline;
  • Relevant Work Experience:
    • At least 5 years of professional experience managing communications and public relations activities for a donor-funded programme, business start-up scheme, or similar
    • Most of the 5 years experience should involve producing and editing written publications within a Communications, Journalism or Public Relations role;
  • Mandatory:
    • Excellent spoken and written communications skills in English and Amharic are mandatory;
    • Excellent knowledge and skills in computer applications of MS Office, desktop publishing programs, website design and management, social media as well as video editing;
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Experience developing effective awareness-raising and outreach materials for print, TV, radio, and internet;
    • Experience developing effective awareness-raising and outreach materials for print, TV, radio, and internet;
    • Excellent knowledge and skills in computer applications of MS Office, desktop publishing programs, website design and management, social media as well as video editing;
    • Previous experience in media relations and a track record in securing media coverage;
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly, as well as cooperatively as part of a team;
    • Demonstrated ability to organize work, manage time, determine priorities and meet deadlines;
    • Affinity with the development sector, climate tech sector, and/or business incubation programs;

How to Apply:

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