Communication Officer

Human Sciences Research Council

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12 MonthsContract

Jul 6

In delivering social science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters.The CCBR seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of Communication Officer. The successful candidate will provide assistance with strategic implementation of internal and external corporate communication projects for CCBR and provide support with the development and implementation of projects and communication plans in accordance with approved strategy. The Communications Officer will report to CCBR management. This position is offered on a 12-month contract.AdvertCommunication Officer X1Office base: Sweetwaters, PietermaritzburgReference: HSCCO121 Collaborate with stakeholders to effectively implement the communications strategy based on campaign and target audience.Write, edit, and distribute content, including company announcements, website content, Social media plans, press releases and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products and / or services.Manage research findings dissemination. Maintain a media database.Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events as required.Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.Demonstrate proficiency in design and publishing software.Additional Responsibilities:Design community Mobilising strategies.Manage internal and external corporate communication projectsArrange media interviews, and briefing documents for spokespersonsExperience with photo editing, video editing, and design software is a plus

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