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Communication Officer - (Reference No. FDP 2020/040)

A.       Responsibilities

The Communication Officer provides support in:

  • Collaborating with the program team to develop and implement an effective communication strategy for the FATA Development Program (FDP)
  • Identifying key stakeholder groups and create communication strategies that create desired impact
  • Preparing and distributing content that enhances program’s visibility among key stakeholders and appropriate governmental bodies and institutions
  • Promoting program’s image through social media content creation and dissemination through significant channels
  • Ensuring that all communication material is according to GIZ guidelines
  • Advising team leader on communication development and implementation matters

The Communication Officer performs the following tasks:

B.       Task

The Communication Officer:

  • Prepares communication strategy for the FDP
  • Ensures that communication strategy is effectively implemented
  • Generates content with regards to visibility, placement and promotion on social media
  • Designs and proposes cost effective communication measures which increase the visibility of project activities towards partners and stakeholders, the BMZ, the German Embassy, the EU, GIZ Headquarters as well as beneficiaries
  • In charge of preparation and up-dating of project public relation materials (e.g. brochures, fact sheets, newspaper articles, success stories, posters) according to the Corporate Design Guidelines of GIZ
  • Suggests and develops new products and materials to enhance program’s activities
  • Advises and supports the program on Communication related topics
  • Develops and supports appropriate communication instruments (e.g. emails, internal communication material, internal events)
  • Creates content that contributes to the GIZ Pakistan Twitter account as well as any other social media platforms managed by the Country Office
  • Participates in formulating project action plans with a special focus on communication in case of major events
  • Coordinates with consultants/vendors in maintaining the quality standard of publications (language, Corporate Design)
  • Monitors media (press clippings, electronic media monitoring etc.) in terms of coverage of project activities with special attention to sources of verification and ensures filing according to the programme’s filing system
  • Regularly consults with the Team Leader on all planned project activities related to communication before implementation
  • Liaises with graphic designers for the preparation of PR materials and publications
  • Ensures compliance of the SOPs for the Corporate Communication Guidelines
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.       Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • Masters’ degree in a relevant subject such as Journalism, Communication Sciences or Information Management

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in the above sectors or a comparable field/position

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good knowledge of the media-landscape in Pakistan
  • Ability to work independently and with teams and coordinate work within the teams
  • Finely tuned organisational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative at the conceptional level – knowledge of strategy preparation and Action plans implementation
  • Excellent working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Articles published in the media/social media would be an asset (please submit work samples)
  • Working knowledge of graphic design software, documentary production and photography would be an asset
  • Excellent command of English language
  • Ability to express oneself well both verbally and in writing; polished, target-group oriented style experience with media production
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel to undertake official travel on a regular basis to work with the team based in Peshawar
  • Willingness for occasionally travel to the Merged Areas
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Journalism, Communication Sciences or Information Management
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
Apply Before:
Apr 06, 2020
Posting Date:
Mar 21, 2020
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