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Communications and Media Officer – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Job Title:          Communications and Media Officer

Reports to:      CEO

Location:          Based in Mogadishu, with some travel to other parts of Somalia.

Opening Application Date: 01st January 2022

Closing Application Date: 20th January 2022

Expected Employment Date: As soon as possible


Somali Banker’s Association – SBA is seeking highly diligent, confident candidates with substantial management experience for the role of Communication and Media Officer to ensure SBA meets its Communication and media objectives, promoting SBA in the community, increasing community awareness of SBA activities and Corporate Social Responsibility through professional media proliferation.

This will include developing an internal and external communications plan, surveys, standards by generating weekly, Monthly, quarterly and yearly Updates, newsletters and Magazines).

The position comes with great responsibility, as the officer is accountable for public and the private perception of the association. Managing this perception involves developing marketing and communication strategies, understanding the importance of timing and setting, responding to crises and setbacks, overseeing a team of diverse communications roles and ensuring that information released is consistent with the strategy of SBA at large.


Responsibilities for Communication and Media officer

Develop, write and edit communications materials, including press releases, blog posts and social media content

Promote communications and marketing materials through appropriate social channels and SBA website

Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of communications campaigns

Ensure that all communications and marketing material aligns with brand standards Maintain digital media archives including photos and videos

Work with communication team members to conceptualize and implement communications strategies and campaigns

Respond to media inquiries and perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in publications

Develop escalation protocols for managing communication crises, should they arise Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.

Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events as required.

Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics. Proficiency in design and publishing software.

Qualifications: A combination of the experience, skills, and education listed below that provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.

Experience, Skills, and Education:

Significant experience developing and leading communication and media teams and working as an effective team member.

Outstanding strategic thinking skills, with a focus on results and impact.

Positive attitude, good sense of humor and interest in joining a small, but high-impact and amiable team.

Fluency in English including experience communicating in and working with technical, management and financial terminology

A Bachelor degree in Mass communication, Public Relations, ICT and other related fields, A Master’s degree is preferred

4 years prior experience in a communication and a media role

Understand the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook twitter, Instagram, etc

Must possess exceptional writing skills and be able to compose engaging and accurate content

Management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously


The Somali Bankers Association (SBA) is a non-profit association of the Somali banking institutions that aims to provide a platform for cooperation and collaboration to serve the Somali consumers better.

SBA was registered as a financial industry association on 1st July 2016 with the trade union. The main goals of the association are to lobby for the interest of the member banks in negotiating terms and conditions of service and standardize management practices so as to ensure harmony in the industry.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are requested to send their updated resume and a cover letter to the below address electronically: info@sba.so



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