Media & Communications Officer for Africa (based in Ghana)
Join an exciting WEC branch called ACTS 13, which is training and mobilising African cross-cultural missionaries in several countries. As WEC's Africa Media and Communications Officer, you will raise the profile of WEC across Africa.
Our ACTS 13 branch is offering cross-cultural training to recruit Africans into our multi-national mission agency to serve around the world.
You will be communicating with Christian Africans from the Gambia to Kenya and from Chad to South Africa, informing them about cross-cultural mission, and inspiring them to pray, to give of their time, resources and finances, and possibly to go themselves to unreached people groups.
Gather stories, write articles and create publicity for print and internet. Promote the ministry of WEC's ACTS13 Branch through our website, print, social media and video, sharing our ministry activities across Africa.
Produce regular communications for the ACTS13 branch to inform and inspire prayer. Keep the website up to date by making sure the website is secure, plugins are updated, pages are edited, new pages are added, new content is added. Help host online events, meetings and seminars (mentoring, prayer, awareness, etc) using Zoom, Office365 Teams. Monitor and engage with our audience on several social media platforms. You could work out of Accra, Ghana or from South Africa.
There will be opportunities to spend time with local Christians of various nationalities, learning their cultures and adapting communiciations to suit each one. As part of this strategic ministry, you will be encouraged to visit several ACTS13 teams participating with face-to-face mobilising, mission awareness, and mentoring into mission.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You have had extensive training and experience in the world of media from editing, photography and film, to graphics and publicity. You are comfortable using the full range of media platforms and software.
You are passionate about producing good quality inspiring communications, and you love to share God's heart for the unreached peoples of the world who have yet to hear the good news.
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Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. 'Ghana' means 'Warrior King' in the Soninke language.
A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 29 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.
Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Ghana encompasses plains, waterfalls, low hills, rivers, and Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake.
The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. Ghana has a vast river system with an array of tributaries.
The Prime Meridian passes through Ghana and so Ghana is geographically closer to the “centre” of the Earth geographical coordinates than any other country.
With over 95% of its children in school, Ghana currently has one of the highest school enrollment rates in all of Africa.
There are eleven languages that have the status of government-sponsored languages, and English is the language of the state.
The music of Ghana is diverse and varies between different ethnic groups and regions. Ghanaian music incorporates several distinct types of musical instruments such as the talking drum ensembles. Ghana also has a budding and thriving film industry.
The media of Ghana are amongst the most free in Africa. The Constitution of Ghana guarantees freedom of the press and the independence of the media.
Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a mobile network (1992). It was one of the first countries in Africa to be connected to the internet and to introduce ADSL broadband services. Ghana has a space programme and Ghana produces and exports an abundance oil and natural gas. Ghana is also one of the largest producers of gold and diamonds in the world.
[Source: Wikipedia. Read more about Ghana here].
Ghana has 111 people groups and 17% are unreached. The largest religion is Christianity at 62% of which 22% are Evangelical. Islam is 22% and ethnic religions are 15%.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
-revival in the church
-a vision for the Ghanian church and for mission
-the starting of churches among least reached peoples
[Operation World, 2010 print edition]
You can also use Operation World’s online resources to pray for Ghana.
WEC in Ghana
WEC has been working in Ghana since 1940, sharing the Good News and helping to establish the church, especially among the unreached peoples of the North. This passion for the lost continues to this day as WEC Ghana continues works to see vibrant, multiplying churches established and communities transformed by God’s power among the unreached peoples of northern Ghana.
WEC Ghana is seeking to share the love of Christ by using a holistic approach. Currently the work is based in the three regional capitals of northern Ghana at Tamale in the Northern Region, Wa in the Upper West Region and Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
Our projects include:
WEC is working in partnership with the Evangelical Church of Ghana to start churches in places where currently there are no churches and especially among the unreached peoples of Ghana.
A particular felt need among the communities of northern Ghana is for good quality education that will give young people better opportunities for employment. Educational projects therefore are a key feature of WEC’s holistic approach to mission in Ghana.
WEC has a mission house in Accra, the capital city of Accra. The Accra mission house offers self-catering accommodation to WEC members and other visitors travelling in and out of Ghana.
More about WEC's work across Africa
If you are already living in Ghana, find out more about our ACTS13 Africa ministry, training and mobilising Africans to serve cross-culturally.