African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) – Multimedia Communication Officer.

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The Multimedia Communication Officer will support implementation of our policy engagement and communications (PEC) strategy to raise AFIDEP’s profile and impact as a regional development research policy institute.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing: Content creation and writing for print, web, and various digital platforms
  • Design &Layout: Design, layout and production of technical and institutional publications and other material
  • Multimedia: Originate ideas, develop scripts, visual/story boards and produce compelling, visually appealing multimedia content including videos, photos, photo-stories, podcasts, animations, infographics
  • Online presence: Support management and maintain updated content on the AFIDEP website and other digital platforms including on all social media accounts
  • Events: Plan and coordinate multimedia and media coverage of AFIDEP events
  • Monitoring: Monitor traffic, engagement and use of AFIDEP content across various platforms


  • A Masters’ Degree in Communications, Animation, Fine Art, Film, or other relevant
  • Technical competency and experience in Design & Layout
  • At least three years’ experience in research/development communications


The candidate must demonstrate that they have experience and are proficient, creative and nimble in developing design concepts with a range of applications on the Adobe In-design suite. Other skills include:

  • Technical: Demonstrable skills with CMS platforms for web content management; Videography and Photography; animation production skills a bonus
  • Communications: Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with ability to convey technical arguments in clear and vivid prose
  • Personality: Self-driven with excellent interpersonal, time management and organisational skills

Terms of employment: The position is an initial contract of 2 years renewable depending on performance, relevance and availability of resources. AFIDEP is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications with cover letter and CV should be sent to with “Application: Multimedia Communication Officer– AFIDEP” as email subject

Deadline:  February 19, 2021




African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

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