Communications Officer

Job Title: Communications Officer

Department: Communications

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Accra


Job Purpose

The position is crucial for creating and executing successful communication strategies and improving both internal and external communications. This role demands a combination of strategic thinking, exceptional communication skills, and industry expertise to convey key messages to diverse stakeholders effectively.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Internal Communication:
  • Develop and implement internal communication plans to keep employees informed about company news, policies, and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and execute communication strategies that foster employee engagement and contribute to maintaining a positive corporate culture.
  • Manage internal communication channels, such as newsletters, intranet, and internal meetings.
  1. External Communication:
  • Collaborate to develop external communication strategies that align with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Craft press releases, statements, and other materials to communicate key company announcements to external stakeholders, including media, investors, and the public. • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure accurate and timely information dissemination.
  1. Social Media Management:
  • Oversee the company’s social media accounts to ensure consistent messaging and engagement with the online community. • Monitor social media trends and industry news to proactively address potential issues and promote positive company narratives.
  1. Content Creation:
  • Create engaging and informative content for various communication channels, including articles, blog posts, and multimedia content.
  • Ensure all communication materials adhere to the company’s brand guidelines and messaging strategy.
  1. Stakeholder Relations:
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, industry partners, etc.
  • Provides input for developing stakeholder mapping that identifies differing stakeholders and their corresponding interests to guide effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and community outreach programs when necessary.
  1. Measurement and Reporting:
  • Track and measure the effectiveness of communication strategies through key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Prepare regular reports on communication activities and recommend adjustments for continuous improvement.

Skills, Talent, Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a communications role within the oil and gas, mining, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Familiarity with industry terminology and understanding of relevant regulatory environments.
  • Crisis communication experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in using communication tools, social media platforms, and content creation software.

How to Apply

Become part of a vibrant and innovative team dedicated to driving positive change in our industry. Kindly submit your updated resume and cover letter to [email protected] on or before the closing date of February 23, 2024. Please indicate the job title and location in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.