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A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope


Position: Communications Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, with frequent field travels
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

Job Summary:

Under the joint guidance of the Senior Director, Development and Communications (Glimmer Austin) and Senior Director, Quality Control & Program Sustainability, the Communications Officer is responsible for helping bring to light the impact to donors through collections of photographs, videos, interviews, and stories, under the guidance of the organization's monitoring and evaluation team.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  1. Understanding Glimmer's work and help bring to light the impact to donors through collections of photographs, videos, interviews, and stories.
  2. Reporting to the U.S. and Addis offices to coordinate on priorities, scheduling visits to the field and collecting donor deliverables.
  3. Keeping the library of photos, videos, interviews and stories updated with new materials that meet objectives of the U.S.-based donor relations team.
  4. Communicating effectively with the project, monitoring and evaluation team, and the leadership team in the Addis office on reporting priorities and deadlines, and schedule.
  5. Building trust/relationships with the people in Glimmer's program areas and identifying interviewees who can tell impactful stories of transformation.
  6. Developing an effective system for following up with people to tell stories of impact over months/years.
  7. Collecting information and creating impactful stories.
  8. Developing a new story leads in coordination with the U.S. as well as the Addis office.
  9. Keeping track of a calendar of deliverables and meeting deadlines Consistently.
  10. Translating and transcribing interviews into English.
  11. Document and report on special events taking place in the office, with partner organizations and other stakeholders, as appropriate.
  12. Perform any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.


Job Requirement

Directly Report To: Director, Quality Control & Program Sustainability

Functionally Report To: Senior Director, Development and Communications (Glimmer Austin)

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, with frequent field travels to remote project areas



A. Education: BA Degree in Journalism/Videography/Photography/English Language etc..

B. Work Experience: At least 2 years in the area of videography, photography, communication, etc.

C. Required Skills & Attributes: Photography & Videography: Skilled in operating a DSLR camera with an understanding of best practices for composition, shutter speed, aperture, IS0, and manual/autofocus.


Computer & Editing Skills: Experience in managing storage and transfer of photo and video files and typing up notes; basic photo and video editing ability is a plus.

Writing: Fluent in written English. Experienced in compiling clear, detailed notes and crafting stories. Previous story
publication a plus. Must be able to demonstrate writing ability with work samples.

Interviewing: Strong, gender-sensitive interviewing skills. Building trust, creating a connection with respect and asking the right questions to get a deeper understanding. Fluent in spoken English; fluency in Amharic (Tigrinya and/or Oromo a plus).

Communication: Ability to ask questions, follow instructions, accept and incorporate feedback, and proactively suggest ideas and solutions. Ability to respond in a timely manner.

Organization: Ability to manage tasks, meet all deadlines and complete required assignments with the necessary materials.

Term of Employment: Fixed term (Two years - renewable based on performance and availability of funds)

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to send their application to the Finance and Administration Department within 10 Consecutive days via:

E-mail: [email protected]

P.o.Box: 1448 code 1110

Application Package:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), A one-page summary of experience(positions held), Qualification & Training;

Application cover page Copy of credentials, Applicants for the post of Communication Officer, shall submit a portfolio of work
samples (we will only consider applications that provide work samples as part of the package)

Please kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted at all stages of the selection process

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