Media And Public Relations Department

Department Mandate:





Job Title

Director of Communication and Public Relations


Communication and Public Relations


2, Level A9-A3


Director General

Supervisory Responsibility

 Section Heads

Job Purpose

The Director of Communication and Public Relations is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive communication and public relations program for the MDA and serves as the agency's spokesperson, manages media relations, and creates communication materials to effectively share MDA's mission, programs, and services with stakeholders. The Director is a member of the senior management team and is expected to provide technical and professional support and advice to the Director General.


(Duties and Outputs)

  1. Develop and implement communication strategies to effectively disseminate information about the MDA's policies, programs, and activities.
  2. Manage relationships with media outlets to ensure positive and accurate coverage of the MDA's work.
  3. Oversee the production of communication materials, including press releases, website content, and social media posts.
  4. Respond to media inquiries and manage crisis communication situations.
  5. Monitor and analyze public opinion to identify and address any concerns about the MDA.
  6. Act as a spokesperson for the MDA and represent it at public events.
  7. Manage a team of communication professionals and provide them with guidance and support.

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in related discipline is preferred.
  • Atleast seven (7) years’ experience in communication and public relations, preferably in a government setting; four (4) of which must have been at the senior management level in the public service/private sector.


(Skills, Knowledge, Behaviours)

  • Expertise in public relations, communications, or journalism
  • In-depth understanding of the government and its political landscape
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Somali and English
  • Strong media relations skills and experience working with journalists
  • Proven ability to develop and implement communication strategies
  • Experience in crisis communication and media management
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and their use for communication purposes
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Name Cabdicasiis Maxamed Abshir
Department Director
Certification Department
Somaliland Quality Control Commission

The Republic of Somaliland
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