GUINEE OFFRES EMPLOIS: Mano River Union recherche Communication Specialist

GUINEE OFFRES EMPLOIS: Mano River Union recherche Communication Specialist

Founded in 1973, the Mano River Union (MRU) is an Intergovernmental Organization comprising four (4) Member States, namely; Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Cöte d’Ivoire. The Union’s Headquarters is located in Freetown, Sierra Leone with coordination offices (Sub-offices) in Liberia, Guinea and Cöte d’Ivoire. With the main objective of promoting economic cooperation, integration and peace amongst its Member States, the MRU has a Secretariat which ensures the leadership, administrative and technical machineries are achieving the goals and objectives of the Union.

The MRU Secretariat has received funds from the GEF through IUCN for the implementation of the regional component of the « Mano River Ecosystem Conservation and International Water Resource Management » Project for the period of 4 years.
The project targets the conservation and sustainable use of trans-boundary water basins and their biodiversity resources within the MRU Sub-region. Targeted areas within the MRU Sub-region includes: the upper Guinea forest covering Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire.
Therefore, MRU Secretariat is accepting applications for the following position:
Job Title
: Communication Specialist
Reports To
. Secretary General
Duty Station
 Freetown, Sierra Leone
(with frequent travels in the MRU Sub-region)
Contract Duration:
1 year initial period (renewable subject to performance)
Publication Date
: 3/12/2018
Closing Date
: 3/26/2018

The Communication Expert will assist the MRU Secretariat in the implementation of its communication strategy and the « Mano River Ecosystem Conservation and International Water Resource Management » Project as follows:
·         Support the Project Regional Coordinator in the development and implementation of the regional communication strategy of the Project, the introduction of communication tools and the preparation of proposals, work plans and progress reports of the project;
·         Contribute to fund-raising efforts, in particular by writing the components related to the submission of applications for funding for the region
·         Provide support for the development of institutional identity and MRU/IUCN’s image in communication products (letterhead, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, books, publications, etc );
·         Monitor the design and content of any communication tools in accordance with MRU/ IUCN guidelines;
·         Monitor the preparation, printing and distribution of documents, including giving instructions to authors, printers, graphic designers and donors;
·         Ensure the regular maintenance of the website and take an active part in the preparation and publication of the annual reports in relation to the geographical area of the Project;
·         Manage important contact information for mailing lists;
·         Develop a plan for the implementation of MRU Communications
·         Strategy, plan and direct the rebranding of MRU’s objectives, operational image as well as options for the designing of a new logo to be approved by the Union Ministerial Council;
·         Work under the supervision of the Secretary General and relevant staff to revamp and update the M RIJ website to deliver a new portal and internet gateway for the repository, archiving and retrieval of documentations of the M RU;
·         Coordinate the gathering of information and special features on projects and programmes undertaken by MRU in collaboration with partners and publish them in the MRU newspaper/ journal;
·         Work with the Office of the Secretary General on the publishing of diaries, calendars reflecting the corporate image of the MRU and other agreed paraphernalia;
·         Direct the design and manufacturing of corporate gift items reflecting the corporate branding of the MRU;
·         Secure media outlets for covering events undertaken by the MRU in a well planned and organized manner and
·         Perform other task as deem by the Secretary General
A graduate degree in communication studies with good knowledge of corporate communication. Postgraduate diploma or its equivalent in communication studies will be an added advantage.
A minimum of ten (10) years experience in a similar position within a governmental or international organization
·         Bilingual (French/English): Applicant should be able to communicate and write in English and French;
·         Good knowledge in computer software (MS Word, Powerpoint, etc.);
·         Good knowledge of the media at regional and international level; Sound knowledge of issues on natural resources management, peace, security, regional integration and development in the sub-region;
·         Very good oral and writing communication skills;
·         Ability to develop research themes;
·         Ability to work independently in a multicultural environment
Interested candidates should send a covering letter, detailed CV as well as copies of their diplomas and certificates with three references to the following address not later than 3/26/2018
The Procurement Assistant
Mano River Union Secretariat
32s Fudia Terrace, Spur Loop, Wilberforce, Freetown, Sierra Leone or the following email address:
Only shortlisted candidate(s) who fully meet the requirements of the position will be contacted for interview. The MRU guarantees equal opportunities for all; therefore female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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