Job opportunity

Back to all expert positions

Key Expert 4 – Communication Officer

Key Expert 4 – Communication Officer
Governance and Economic Development
Name of project:
Regional facility for Business Development and Investment Climate Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean
Task description:

The Key Expert 4 will be responsible to ensure visibility to the EU and the Facility in order to trigger requests, and ensure a clear understanding of the objectives and procedures by potential beneficiaries. She or he will support learning and training on business environment reforms, market interventions and support to SMEs among the partner countries, stakeholders and the EU staff (Headquarters and delegation level). Moreover (non-exhaustive list):

- Include the facility in existing donor coordination channels by promoting it to other donors and create possible synergies with their planned or ongoing operations;


- Attend and participate in conferences, events, networks, when there is an opportunity to make a presentation promoting the facility and its achievements;


- Maintain a full-fledged internet site and engage in social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, or Youtube;


- Support learning and training on business environment reforms, market interventions and support to SMEs among the partner countries, selected stakeholders, and the EU staff at HQ and delegation level;


- Collect information based on experiences gained on the ground, draw lessons and collect best practices to be shared with partners;


- Generate knowledge on the basis of the project team internal expertise, and by mobilizing external expertise from international, research or academic organisations, including through the organisation of international or regional seminars;


- Contribute to DG DEVCO learning tools, knowledge management tools, newsletters and guidance materials;


- Support exchange schemes for short term study visit or traineeships in the private sector;


- Provide analysis on previous EU or other partner interventions in Private sector development in order to draw recommendations for future programming;

- Provide assistance to the EU for programming and formulation of projects;


- Carry out research on innovative interventions in the field of business environment reforms and business development;


- Proactively engage on a regular basis with other EU supported facilities to ensure maximum complementarity and synergies;


- Support the organization of events, study-tours and business trips.


Qualifications and skills:

  • A level of education corresponding to at least 3 years’ completed university studies in Communication, journalism, public relations or related field or a professional qualification of an equivalent level, followed by a minimum of 3 years' relevant professional experience;
  • Expertise in creating and implementing communication plans and strategies, and using social media tools for the implementation of corporate communication campaigns;
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese and/or Arabic would be an advantage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team of people with different technical backgrounds and varying levels of technical training.


General and specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of corporate communication in East or Southern Africa;
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in the field of private sector development.
Other information:

Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the basis of the information provided on the CV. Template for EuropeAid CV available for download below. Please do not submit covering letters. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you wish to receive the Terms of Reference, please contact the reference person below.

Project start date:
Project end date:
4 years
Contact person:
First name:
Last name:
Governance and Economic Development

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg

Attachment Size
cv-blanko-EU-en-PRAG-2018_2.docx 25.46 KB