The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) has 23 independent, self-governing and territories Customs jurisdictions in the Pacific. Established in 1986, its mandate is to promote effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations in the harmonization and simplification of Customs procedures, facilitation of trade, law enforcement and building the capacity of members in meeting the development objectives of their Governments.
The Communications Consultant will be under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager. He/She will help in strengthening of visibility of OCO, its programmes and initiatives through effective and innovative communications with stakeholders and the media.
The Consultant will work closely with other members of the OCO team and will contribute to the development of the technical capacity within OCO. As such, the Communications Consultant is envisaged as highly qualified and experienced in media and communications.
Responsibilities & Outputs
The Communications Consultant’s principal responsibilities and key outputs will include the following:
i. Compile, draft, edit, review and submit Media releases (minimum 1 a week);
ii. Compile, draft, edit, review and submit Blog or social media posts (minimum 4 a week);
iii. Compile, draft, edit, review and submit relevant articles and stories (minimum 1 a week) ;
iv. Compile draft, edit and review an OCO Operation Bulletin (minimum 1 issue a month)
v. Assist the OCO Management with providing appropriate advisory support and counter responses to media enquiries, questions and/or interviews; when needed
vi. Prepare and upload content for the OCO web site ensuring consistency of the materials.
vii. Organize and facilitate media training, communication application training, conference and media participation.
I. Other duties delegated by the Head of Secretariat and Operations Manager
The consultancy will be for maximum of 2 working days per week for 6 months.
The Consultant(s) should hold an appropriate diploma or degree in media/communication or a relevant area, and have strong experience working on media releases, reports and publications.
Ability to produce info-graphics, assist with brand development, edit photos and videos and experience with the use of Adobe Creative suite would be advantageous.
To apply please send a cover letter and a CV including 2 referees to Human Resources and Logistics Officer, Heilala Erenavula at email@example.com by 5pm (Fiji Time) Tuesday 23 June, 2020.
Please note that application should also include 2 examples of recent and relevant work.