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Ministry of Health - Speech Writer / Researcher

Date Posted
26th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26449
Sector
Media & Corporate Communications
Job Type
Contract
Location
Port of Spain
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for the post of Ministry of Health - Speech Writer / Researcher, on contract, for a period of three (3) years, in the Ministry of Health.

Job Description

Job Summary
The incumbent is required to conduct in-depth research and prepare, write and edit executive and other speeches, releases, articles, letters and other communication documents for use by the Ministry/Department. Duties involve researching material for writing assignments; submitting assignments within agreed timelines and ensuring relevance and currency of content.

 

Reports to:

  • Head – Corporate Communications or designated officer

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writes, edits and prepares a range of documents including speeches, feature addresses, speaking notes, briefs, messages, letters, releases, PowerPoint presentations, articles and other communications documents.
  • Researches the materials required for the writing and editing of all speeches/communications documents and provide input for the analysis required for the development, implementation, review and evaluation of new and existing policies.
  • Sources information-related issues in reports (local, regional and international), the electronic print and other media at libraries and other archives for reference and record keeping purposes.
  • Submits speeches and other communications documents within timelines given.
  • Reviews speeches and other communications documents to ensure that information is relevant, up to date and addresses national and other issues as required.
  • Maintains indexed archive file of all speeches/communication documents.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of New Media.
  • Knowledge of media issues, social marketing theory and practice, communications strategies and behavioural sciences.
  • Knowledge of marketing, public relations, advertising, promotion and other communications methods.
  • Knowledge of modem techniques of news gathering and release.
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media.
  • Knowledge of Video Production.
  • Knowledge of the Constitution of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Knowledge of the organisational structure of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Knowledge of protocol procedures.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Skill in conducting research and in conceptual and analytical thinking.
  • Skill in writing and editing, including a strong command of English.
  • Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
  • Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data from a wide variety of sources, and summarize in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact in interacting with others.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external partners.

 

Minimum Experience and Training

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Mass Communications or Public Relations or a related area, with an emphasis on performing writing and editing duties for senior managerial/executive personnel.
  • Training as evidenced by a recognised University Degree in Communications Studies or in a related field or a post graduate Diploma in a related field.
 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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