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Corporate Communication Officer

Date Posted
17th May 2017
Reference
VAC-25808
Sector
Media & Corporate Communications
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The incumbent has responsibility for the dissemination of the work of the Department to stakeholders and the public through public education and public relations programmes.

Job Description

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Manuals, brochures, and other literature are developed
  • Monthly and quarterly Performance Reports are submitted
  • Coordinates the Departments participation in exhibits/expos/seminars
  • Social media platforms monitored and updated
  • Social media traffic analytics reports generated monthly

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Management/Administration

  • Prepares and submits reports on activities as requested
  • Assists in the preparation of the budget for the Unit
  • Attends meetings on behalf of the Unit, Division or Department as requested
  • Responsible for organizing special events

 

Technical/Professional

Public Education:

  • In collaboration with other Divisions develops and designs informational material such as brochures, filers and posters for dissemination of information to the public
  • Assists with the coordination of exhibitions and other functions
  • Coordinates the development of material for presentations, workshops and seminars
  • Assists with the development and production of resource materials for the Department

 

Public Relations:

  • Assists with the coordination of special calendar events hosted by the Department
  • Coordinates media activities and collaborates with the media for delivery of special programmes
  • Liaises with the media and maintains effective relationship
  • Assists with the production and circulation of the Departments internal magazine

 

Social Media:

  • Development of strategies to increase the fan base on sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Outline a campaign calendar conceptualizing tactics to increase audience participation
  • Writes content for social networks and copy for the Departments website
  • Responds to comments, suggestions and queries by users

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties that may be assigned.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Resource materials are current, relevant, appropriately documented and accessible to the public
  • Stipulated deadlines, targets and quality standards are consistently met
  • Good coordination and effective working relations exist with other Division/Units and external associates
  • Confidentiality, dependability and tact are displayed in the conduct of duties

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to build partnerships in achieving operational goals
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Good planning and coordinating skills
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate functions and their potential strategic contribution
  • Good knowledge of information technology and the scope it offers to supporting management and operational activities
  • An ability to manage limited resources in order to achieve challenging output targets

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in communications, business management or related field
  • Two years working experience in communications and or experience in project management

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB

  • Typical office, environment but may occasionally be exposed to adverse working conditions. 

 

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