Communications & Business Development Junior Officer at Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

Communications & Business Development Junior Officer at Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation,

Communications & Business Development Junior Officer at Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

View Jobs in Sales / Retail / View Jobs at Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global va…

Communications & Business Development Junior Officer


The Communications & Business Development Junior Officer should have collaborative skills, identify opportunities to improve the brand reputation, and develop and implement communication and marketing strategies.

The duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time, but typically include the following:

Communications Role:

  • Developing and implementing communications strategies & work-plans, campaigns, events and other initiatives for the PropelA project.
  • Researching, preparing, fact-checking, editing, and producing professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination via relevant platforms.
  • Collating, developing and disseminating relevant content for the project. This includes but is not limited to blog posts, online content, press releases, speeches, presentations etc.
  • Conducting surveys to understand the different stakeholders’ views.
  • Preparing reports for the management team, including recommendations, to ensure better uptake of the PropelA project.
  • Developing working relationships with reporters from different media outlets. Regularly engaging and arranging for coverage.
  • Ensuring all marketing and communications material align with the corporate and project brand guidelines.
  • Maintaining the digital media archive of photos and videos.
  • Preparing and managing the project’s budget regarding communication.
  • Working closely with the project team to populate and maintain a current stakeholder database.
  • Managing consultants/ suppliers and ensuring quality delivery.
  • \

Business Development Role:

  • Undertaking donor mapping activities under the leadership of the Country Director.
  • Working with executives to implement marketing strategies for improved visibility in upcoming opportunities.
  • Encouraging participation by new and existing clients by creating and continuously improving proposals.

Essential Requirements:

The Communications and Business Development Junior Officer should have the below qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field.
  2. Minimum of 2 – 4 years relevant experience in a similar role; preferably in the development sector.
  3. Knowledge of desktop publishing and video editing softwares.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  5. Advanced professional media skills, with demonstrable tactical expertise for devising and rolling out communications initiatives
  6. Great attention to detail, good time management and organisational skills.
  7. Good research, analytical and networking and negotiation skills.
  8. Able to work under little or no supervision with crisp decision making and leadership skills.

Method of Application

Please send your application to by 11th November, 2022 at 5PM.

Any applications sent after above cut off time will not be attended to. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Apply Now