Job Information Media Officer (MCG/IE 4)
Job Type Full-time
Category Media
Job Status
Start Publishing 19-06-2021
Stop Publishing 01-07-2021

Applications are invited for the vacant post of Communication and Media Officer (MCG/IE 4) in the Executive Office/Communications and Public Relations Unit, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,

Salary range $1,601,259 - $1,903,394 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Communication & Public Relations (MCG/IE 6), the Communications and Media Officer (MCG/IE 4), monitors the Ministry’s audio-visual, audio and web based communication and assists in developing the Communication Policy and Annual Public Relations Programme by producing news releases and features.

Key Responsibilities


  • Assists with development of the Ministry’s Communication Policy;
  • Assists with development and implementation of the Ministry’s Annual Public Relations Programme;
  • Assists with formulation and implementation of Public Education Programmes for the
  • Ministry and its related Agencies;
  • Assists with the planning and organizing of major events hosted by the Ministry and its related Agencies;
  • Conducts research and writes scripts for production of video of the Ministry programmes and
  • Agency-related events;
  • Writes Media Advisories and assists with arrangements for media coverage of Sector/Agency-related events;
  • Conducts research and writes scripts for Radio Programmes for Ministry/Agency related achievements and developments within the Sector;
  • Assists with the arrangements for the hosting of News Conferences and Media Tours;
  • Assists with the production of Radio Programmes for the Ministry;
  • Writes Briefs for Ministers/Directors for Radio/TV interviews to discuss the Ministry’s programme successes etc;
  • interviews Ministry officials and agricultural stakeholders on a regular basis, to facilitate
    the production of news stories for the print and electronic media;
  • Provides updates for the audio and video clips segment of the Ministry’s Website;
  • Responds to e-mailed request to the PR Unit for Information and Agriculture related
  • Assists with writing and editing of the Ministry’s Annual Report and Farmer’s Calendar;
  • Performs other functions assigned by the Director.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Customer and quality focus
  • Ability to work and co-operate in teams
  • Methodical
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent creativity/high level of competence in writing
  • Excellent level of competence in script writing and production for radio and television
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Reliable
  • Proficiency in the use of the Internet, windows operating systems and Microsoft applications, in particular Word and PowerPoint

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication or Journalism;
  • A Minimum of three (3) years working experience in the field or Public Relations or a
  • Communication-related environment eg. JIS;
  • Knowledge of the local media landscape.

Special Condition Associated with the Job

Ability to meet tight deadlines and to work outside of normal working hours including weekends and public holidays. The working environment can be stressful at times.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Wednesday,
30th June, 2021 to:
Senior Director
Human Resource Management and Development Division
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Hope Gardens
Kingston 6

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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