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About As

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart. Christian Aid in Ethiopia has three strategic priority areas. These are climate justice, Economic justice, humanitarian/resilience and addressing Gender and social inclusion as a cross cutting priority.

About the role

Christian Aid seeking to recruit Communication Officer who would be responsible to promote Christian Aid Ethiopia work, showcase the impact of our advocacy campaigns, as well as support income generation through the provision of consistent and compelling communications messaging and to build positive brand awareness among media, public and supporters.

Job Requirements


About you

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate who is result focused,  have good communication skill, excellent writing and editing skill.   BA Degree in English language, literature, communication and/or any relevant field.  At least Five years’ minimum experience in a communications or PR role in INGO.

It is essential for the candidate to have strong skills, knowledge and experience in:

  • BA Degree in English Language, Literature, communication and or/or any relevant field
  • At least Five years’ minimum experience in a communications or PR role in INGO
  • Excellent writing and editing skill and attention to detail
  • Excellent intuition for PR and news stories
  • High levels of initiative and the ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate complex or technical topics in simple terms to multiple audiences
  • Experience of digital media – social media and website content
  • Very good attention to detail and motivated to produce high quality content and presentations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deadline-driven and having the ability to manage tasks from start to finish
  •  Keen to learn, grow and develop
  • A team-player who is happy to go beyond their own responsibilities to help others at busy times
  • Ability to cope with long hours when under the pressure of crises or deadlines
  • Creative, with new ideas, enjoys a challenge
  • Very organised
  • Ability and willingness to work outside normal office hours as required
  • Commitment to Christian Aid’s values and vision

Competency questions

As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build Partnership

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect

  • What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important?
  • What was your task? What outcomes were being sought?
  • What actions did you take? How did you take them?

Communicate Effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you need to communicate effectively?
  • How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
  • What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver Result

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?  How did you know?


 Further information

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct

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