• Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Communication and Advocacy
  • Deadline:



The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


Plan International Ghana is looking to recruit a seasoned and talented Communications Specialist to coordinate, advise on and implement Communication and Public Relations programs, projects and activities, and to contribute to Plan becoming a recognized voice for rights of children, especially girls (including young women)



The role holder will be responsible for Communications and Public Relations (PR) at the Country Level amongs the following:

  • Develops communication and PR strategies and annual plans, to improve communication both internally and externally and to promote Plan to key country audiences.
  • Organizes the roll-out of corporate and region-wide initiatives on Communications and PR at country level to promote Plan.
  • Supports program and advocacy initiatives of Plan with technical coordination and advice to their communication plans to meet the required standards
  • Facilitates the creation of a strong professional image of Plan amongst external media to reach the right audience

Public Relations:

  • Develops and manages relationships with national media, journalist networks as well as NGOs and government authorities in communication to ensure Plan communications reach the right audience
  • Supports the production of Plan’s corporate program and sponsorship reports/documents to meet the required standards
  • Contributes to sharing and learning about Plan’s country program work through efficient use of internal and external communication channels and systems to ensure what Plan Ghana does is well communicated.


  • High contact with media partners to ensure Plan communications and PR activities meet the required standards of the organization
  • Low contact with communications-related service providers for the provision of communication/PR items that would ensure Plan receives value for money.
  • Has high contact with all country and regional office communications staff
  • Assists line managers and technical staff to produce timely and quality communications and PR activities
  • Maintains high contact with other staff from the program unit and country offices to offer support for understanding, informing, influencing or reasoning on administrative related activities.




  • At least first degree in Journalism, Mass Communications and Public Relations, WITH a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in journalism, Mass Communications and Public Relations, WITH a minimum of three (3) years relevant professional experience.
  • In both cases (as specified above) experience in the NGO sector preferably with child rights and community development background, including management and implementation of communication strategies and communications and marketing products, both within the country and across multiple countries, preferably in West Africa.
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Ability to facilitate participative processes that aims contributes to decision making and agreement
  • Strong competencies to plan, prioritize, and execute autonomously with a strategic approach
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and budgets
  • Capacity to prioritize subjects based on an adequate reading of local reality
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Good knowledge of the communication/PR profession
  • Project Management
  • Proficient in Ghanaian languages
  • Child Rights Safeguarding children
  • Excellent writing, editing and reviewing skills — fluent in the English, and/or French language
  • Knowledgeable in working with local and international media and liaising media activities in a national and regional environment.
  • Knowledge in building individual and organizational capacity in communications and PR skills.

Please follow this link for a full role profile & Job Description: Full Job Description -Communications Specialist.docx

Location: Accra

Type of Role: Communications & Public Relations

Reports to: Head of Programs & Influencing

Grade: 14

Closing Date: 28th September, 2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.