Media Relations and Communication Officer at AfDB Bank

African Development Bank is recruiting for the vacancy of Media Relations and Communication Officer (Francophone), PCER1, interested candidate should apply through the link given below. Stay on this page for more information such as duties, responsibilities, and selection criteria, etc.


Position title: Media Relations and Communication Officer (Francophone), PCER1
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50050125
Reference: ADB/20/057
Closing date: 06-Jun-2020
Duty station: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


Under the general guidance and supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations – PCER.1, the incumbent will liaise with media houses and be responsible for disseminating information to the press to raise awareness around the Bank’s mission, policies, projects, and achievements in a positive, consistent and credible manner. He will also support the editorial team in writing media advisories, press releases, and media briefing kits, and other collaterals.


Duties and responsibilities
Respond to and follow through on requests for information from the media, determining appropriate, accurate responses and appropriate contacts for a response.

Pitch and solicit press interest in a range of Bank projects, products, and issues through interview opportunities with the Bank’s President, Vice Presidents, Directors, and Regional Directors, etc.

Write media advisories.

Prepare daily press digest for the Bank’s internal audiences.

Disseminate press releases and external communication of information through various media that are designed to keep the public informed of the Bank’s accomplishments or points of view.

Selects top-tier media outlets for dissemination of thematic op-eds by the Bank’s senior management.

Cultivate and maintain knowledge of and relationships with key news media at local, pan-African, and international levels.

Develop, update, and maintain media contact lists/databases.

Prepare media monitoring reports on mentions of the Bank in international, pan-African, and French-speaking media.


Selection Criteria
Hold a master’s degree in communication, journalism, or related areas.

Have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in media relations (preferably in multilateral development banks).

Journalistic background with strong written and verbal communication skills, able to deliver clear, concise information tailored to specific and varied audiences.

Proven experience in event planning or event coordination in a corporate environment.

Excellent command of French (written and spoken). Working knowledge of English would be an added advantage.

Detail-oriented and organized, ensuring quality and consistent output.

Ability to effectively solve problems, think creatively, make decisions, and act, exercising independent judgment.

Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude and work with a team or independently with little guidance in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Ability to work on tight deadlines and under pressure.

Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)


How to apply

Interested persons who want to apply this vacancy should click here to apply online.

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