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Specialist in Political Communications and Public Relations

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Deadline: 14/06/2024

Location: Addis Ababa

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks to hire a Specialist in Political Communications and Public Relations who will work on all job orders within your remit and serve as the main contact for advising managers, other staff members and external partners on all issues in the thematic area.


As a Specialist in Political Communications and Public Relations, you will:

  • Provide advice on formulating and producing targeted and relevant PR content that is to be disseminated via various internal and external platforms in connection with the objectives of the country office.
  • Clearly communicate the relevant requirements, conditions and restrictions regarding GIZ’s communications and PR strategy and your capacity to act, and ensure that these requirements are met.
  • Coordinate the process for awarding contracts, agree and enter into contracts in accordance with the relevant legal, contractual, socio-political and corporate policy requirements and monitor the processing and fulfilment of those contracts.
  • Develop and implement the communication strategy and guidelines for internal and external communications that are produced by the divisions and projects in the respective country and ensure that they are up to date.
  • Coordinate all issues within your area of work and ensure that they are dealt with promptly and competently.
  • Resolve problems that arise in your area of responsibility on the basis of existing rules and draw attention to more complex challenges in your team.
  • Be involved in ongoing process development within your remit, are responsible for knowledge management and prepare and share documentation.
  • Perform the tasks assigned to you by your line manager, where required.

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Social or Political Sciences, Development Studies or similar

Professional experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in communications and public relations, ideally in the context of an international organisation.
  • Understanding of the historical and current political context of African-European relations.
  • Understanding of the role of energy in African development, international conventions and collaboration relating to climate change.
How to apply

The deadline for applications is June 14, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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