Communications Officer Job Position Available At GHEI, Humjibre, Ghana

Communications Officer Job Position Available At GHEI, Humjibre, Ghana
The Ghana Health And Education Initiative is seeking the services of a Communications Officer to join its team. The job location is Humjibre, Ghana.


  • Manage Summer Serve and Learn volunteer recruitment, applications, pre-departure and provide support to teams of volunteers while on site

  • Manage GHEI’s social media presence, blog, and website

  • Organize all hard mailings, e-newsletters, and fundraising campaigns for donor affinity groups, Serve and Learn alumni, and others

  • Create promotional materials marketing GHEI and GHEI volunteer programs

  • Coordinate annual and quarterly reports for Ghanaian and Western stakeholders

  • Revise internal and external proposals and reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Relevant work experience in a developing country

  • Familiarity with social media and blogging

  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative

  • Ability to live and work in a resource-poor environment with limited internet capabilities and intermittent power outages

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness

  • Excellent spoken and written English

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders in Ghana and staff in the US/UK/Canada

  • Ability to work independently and as part of multicultural team

  • Commitment to the highest professional standards, ethics, and values

  • Resilient, patient, flexible, and willing to perform a wide variety of tasks as they arise

  • Commitment to building local capacity and working within established local systems, structures, and cultural norms

 Desirable Qualifications

  • Familiarity with volunteer and volunteer program management

  • Familiarity with nonprofit publicity and marketing


The Communications Officers receives a local salary equivalent to ~$160 USD/month.  Free housing, electricity, all business related travel, in-country work permits and Visas are also paid for by GHEI.  Relocation costs (i.e. airfare), vaccinations, and evacuation insurance are not covered by GHEI.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates are to send completed application and resume to, with ‘CO-Your Name’ as the subject line.

In addition, all applicants must provide one professional recommendation, sent directly from the recommender to, with ‘CO-Your Name’ as the subject line.

Application Deadline

The final date to submit an application is August 25, 2016. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early as applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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