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The position will achieve its purpose through the following key duties:

1. Provide timely proactive media handling advice to the minister, the Permanent Secretary and other relevant executive staff.

2. Organise media interviews, handling social media posts, writing speeches, announcements and publicity to support the Ministry and Government’s position and success and to provide swift, accurate information to public and the media;

3. Manage Ministries website and social media platforms;

4. Create innovative and exciting ideas to raise awareness and generate engagement across our online media platforms;

5. Plan and facilitate publicity/promotions campaign cycles and all relevant Public Relations activities.

6. Work closely with Minister, Permanent secretary and other communications colleagues to plan and implement media strategies across a broad range of traditional and social media outlets;

7. Contribute to the wider work of communications by responding to breaking news and high profile journalists, arranging interview bids, preparing media statements and briefing for Minister, arranging Ministerial interviews;

8. Manage all aspects of planning, design and implementation of all publicity campaigns and Public Relation activities on Ministry’s key work areas;

9. Organise and attend events (examples - media conferences, Ministry’s events, exhibitions, and Minister’s community visits);

10. Analyse and report on the media coverage – plan ahead and respond proactively on media outings and releases; and

11. Actively contribute to Ministry requirements, including planning, budgeting and corporate activities.

Performance will be measured through the following indicators:
1. All agreed activities within the operational and individual work plans are completed and delivered in accordance to the specified timeframe and requirements.

2. Effective and timely management, of requests and requirements.

3. Quarterly reports and quality secretariat services are provided, and outcomes are actioned in a timely and effective manner.

Tertiary qualifications degree in Media Studies and Public Relations, Management, Business or Marketing or similar discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience, the following Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities are required to successfully undertake this role:

1. Minimum 3 years’ practical experience in communications and/or Public Relations role

2. Practical experience in leading and coordination staff

3. Strong understanding of media/journalism businesses;

4. Awareness of different media outlets

1. Demonstrated ability to write coordinate and promote effective communication strategies, and to write high quality, effective media releases, promotional materials and information bulletins;

2. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize appropriate meetings and events to promote activities and inform stakeholders;

3. Ability to analyse media trends and provide advice on appropriate responses and strategies for ensuring accurate information and messages for stakeholders;

4. Client service focus with the demonstrated ability to effectively work within a team in order to deliver timely outputs;

5. Demonstrated ability to analyze and contribute creatively to deliver timely solutions to complex problems, in a resource constrained environment;

6. Effective communication, interpersonal and representational skills;

7. Capacity to utilize computer programs to support the operations including Microsoft Suite and software related to media management

8. Service orientated approach, with a commitment to supporting the operational/corporate environment of the organisation.

Applicants for employment must be of good character, with a background that demonstrates their commitment to the civil service values contained in the Fijian Constitution. Applicants must also be Fijian Citizens, under Age 55, in sound health, with a clear police record. The selected applicant will be required to provide a medical certificate and police clearance as a condition of employment.

The Ministries are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. Applications are encouraged from all eligible, qualified applicants. All applicants must address the specific knowledge, experience, skills and abilities required for the job, as this criteria will be considered in assessing the relative suitability of applicants.

Closes on: Sunday 24th February 2019 at 11:59pm
Compensation: SALARY BAND: BAND G
$28,605.45 to $38,140.60 per annum

*Additional performance payments may be available for our highest performers, in accordance with the Public Service Commission guidelines.
Contact: Applications should be sent to fijiangovernment.recruitment@govnet.gov.fj

For further information, please contact Vividh Chand on 3221144 or email vividh.chand@economy.gov.fj

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