Communications and Media Officer

Dakar, Senegal
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
French and English


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WaterAid West Africa regional strategy, approved in April 2018, aims to contribute to reaching Everyone, Everywhere by 2030 with safe water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene (WASH) by achieving a step-change in sector performance by influencing decision-makers to recognize that WASH is central to the development of the region. To deliver our ambitious agenda, WaterAid requires strong, effective communications to help drive the change we want to see. Our communications and media work aims to amplify our messages to end the WASH crisis, building awareness and knowledge amongst all those who can help deliver our vision.

The Communications and Media Officer (4 year contract – Full time) in WaterAid Regional Office will be responsible for conceptualising, planning and implementing media and communications in support of the influencing agenda of the Regional Strategy. This new role will produce and deliver a wide range of high quality communications materials for a variety of audiences across multiple channels. 

The post holder (French and English speaker) will be responsible for media engagement, promoting and strengthening WaterAid’s profile, amplifying the organisation’s messages on media platforms and helping to influence decision-makers and donors. The role will coordinate production of all communications materials, manage content flow on all digital channels and manage documentation and dissemination of WaterAid’s work both internally and externally. 

The role will work closely with the Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor (KML) as well as liaise with relevant staff in country programmes, regional team and global team as required to deliver the regional communication and media plan.

Find the job description linked below the advert for full details of the role.

Applicants should send their letters of motivation and current curriculum vitae (CV) to  "> . Closing date for submission of all applications is Monday 29th October, 2018 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer; women and the disabled are particularly encouraged to apply.