Portfolio of the Media and Public Relations Coordinator

Gezina Gomachas

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

CURRENT POSITION HELD

Clinical Psychologist

Mental Health Care Centre (MoHSS)

PORTFOLIO OF THE PAN MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Ψ Aim: To promote psychology and the profession in the Namibian media; and to coordinate public relations activities between professions and the public.

Ψ Tasks:

  1. Placing of articles in relevant magazines/newspapers.
  2. Maintaining good relations with all media forms; and establish contact with local newspapers and publishing companies (e.g. Edunews).
  3. Promotion of the profession by means of media (newspaper, radio, etc.).
  4. To draw up and maintain such a list with proper e-mails and contact details.
  5. To liaise with all Psychologists regarding fields of expertise and to draw up a time-line of articles to be published – deadlines included.
  6. To publish in the media different activities regarding Psychology, including workshops.
  7. Communication to other Psychologists in order to receive all relevant information.
  8. Putting together working groups in accordance with the President, if required.
  9. Shall organize events and fund raising for the benefit of the association.
  10. Shall develop strategies to inform the community about the association.
  11. Shall establish and maintain contact with professional and other organizations.
  12. Gather news and information within the profession and other professions and report it to the members of PAN.
  13. Responsible for the systematic promotion of mutual understanding between the organization and its internal and external public.
  14. Putting together working groups in accordance with the President, if required.
  15. Develop, maintain and update the PAN website monthly with relevant information.