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Communications Coordinator - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Refugee Response Communications Specialist

Report to: Response Director

Location: Arua, West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

Produce rapid information, compelling needs and impact-focused content for refugee response communications, marketing and accountability needs in Uganda.

Major Responsibilities:

Emergency Communications.

  • Design and implementation of communication strategy and plans for both refugee response;

  • Closely work with the Response Director, Communications Manager and key staff to ensure the successful implementation of communications goals in alignment with the national and regional office communications strategies.

  • Provide resources and communications support for media visits, interviews with national and international media

  • Timely delivery of quality stories, photos, and media interviews from the field and or with official spokespeople.

  • Publication of produced stories/images on WV channels for awareness and resources development (local and international grants) during emergencies

  • Monitoring and proactively respond to reputation risks and engage relevant staff when issues arise.

  • Contribution to reaching emergency-related targets.

Resources Gathering

  • Use of internal systems (Kissflow, DMC, CML, MRC, WVRelief), Global Media chat room and new digital platforms and capturing devices

  • Positioning of response advocacy issues and programs

  • Producing content for fundraising and reporting purposes

Management of visitors

  • Manage all logistics, planning, community mobilization, communications requests and follow-up for international visitors to the Response areas

Capacity Building

  • Participate in learning programs like the spokespersons’ training, National Disaster Management Training (NDMT) and Regional Disaster Management Training (RDMT) for staff development and enable key staff effective communicators and media spokespeople during emergencies

  • Build the capacity of the field staffs and the Communications Officer to produce content, host high profile visits and produce brand affirming materials.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • With Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism or other related courses

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in media and communications, journalism, and/or public relations in a multi-cultural, child-focused, non-profit/corporate, and/or humanitarian organization.

  • Basic rescue/security training

  • Excellent English language writing skills

  • Proven document design skills, including the design of infographics

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Humanitarian/Disaster communications experience

  • Management of video productions in emergency contexts

  • Media relations and receiving recorded or live TV/radio interviews during emergencies

  • Digital photography/videography (emphasis on photojournalistic compositions and mastery of video production process)

  • Preparing monthly and post- emergency response reports

  • News/feature writing

  • Social media

  • Operation of mobile/smart phones

  • MS Offices and Image applications (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, etc.)

  • Media relations, networking and interpersonal skills

  • Purposive branding and messaging

  • Desktop publishing/basic design and layout (Adobe Indesign)

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 26th March, 2019. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Communications and Public Engagement Manager

Communications and Public Engagement Manager

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Communications and Public Engagement Manager. The position will be based in Kigali and reporting to the National Director.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to strategically lead and manage World Vision Rwanda’s communications and public engagement across a range of business areas in order to position World Vision as a leading and credible humanitarian leader in Rwanda. The Communications & Public Engagement Manager will provide strategic leadership and develop an equipped professional team that creates and drives awareness through gathering and disseminating accurate and consistent information in response to key audience needs. Expected results will be increased awareness of, and advocacy for World Vision Rwanda’s programmes and strategy, mutual transformation for key groups, and contributing to increased financial support of World Vision Rwanda’s programmes, all to help deepen the organisation’s impact, influence and commitment to the most vulnerable children and their families.

The major responsibilities include:

Major Activities

End Results Expected

Leadership, Strategy & Knowledge Management:

  • Lead ongoing development of World Vision Rwandas communications strategy and business plans, in alignment with and support to corresponding regional and global communications strategies and priorities.

  • Lead and guide the implementation of strategic communications for effective public positioning of World Visions ministry and leadership in Rwanda.

  • Advise and support the National Director and Senior Leadership Team as required, and country office at large on effective engagement with media and publics especially during crises of potential or actual risk to organizational reputation.

  • Oversee World Vision Rwandas communications planning and roll-outs of country office interdepartmental plans, annual strategies and capacity-building of key staff that is aligned with country office communications requirements and needs.

  • Lead the process of continuous learning on appropriate communications systems and tools, as appropriate to the context of World Vision Rwanda.

  • Encourage mutual learning on communications best practices between departments / clusters / regions at World Vision Rwanda.

  • Lead World Vision Rwandas Communications team on professional development, as their line manager

  • World Vision Rwandas communications strategy and business plans are developed in alignment with Regional and Global strategies and priorities

  • World Vision Rwanda is highly trusted; its reputation strengthened through first-class communications and powerful storytelling that inspire action for vulnerable children.

  • Leadership, staff, communities, influencers and network are enabled to speak with one authentic and credible voice; staff express pride about working for World Vision Rwanda and feel connected to the brand.

  • World Vision Rwanda staff (especially leadership staff) are consistently communicating the organizations position as an effective advocate for children and promoting the organizations faith in development, programming, project models, disaster management and refugee affairs capability, and policy solutions to issues affecting children.

  • Talented and high potential communications staff are developed for future organizational deployment.

External Relations:

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with external stakeholders such as media, donors, UN, policy makers, coalition and other partners and audiences to enhance World Vision Rwandas credibility and influence in the promotion of childrens rights.

  • Lead on protecting the World Vision brand and management of reputational risks

  • Proactive messaging and reputation campaigns are developed around brand objectives and potential risk areas that use evidence-based content to build trust amongst key audiences.

  • World Vision Rwanda is recognized as a credible humanitarian leader in Rwanda to key internal and external groups.

  • There is increased awareness of, and advocacy for World Vision Rwandas work in Rwanda; support to the organizations strategy objectives by and among donors / potential donors / supporters / church partners affiliated to the organization

  • World Visions reputation and influence grows and this is reflected in growth in funding and/or opportunities to partner, lead and engage.

Capacity Building & Quality Assurance:

  • Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of an integrated capacity-building plan based on World Vision Rwandas communication priorities and strategy.

  • In collaboration with Regional Communications, establish appropriate standards for World Vision Rwandas communications.

  • Lead World Vision Rwanda in ensuring adherence to communications policies, protocols, standards and current branding guidelines and elements of World Vision.

  • Key communications resources, materials, learning and support opportunities are identified and accessed within World Vision Rwanda. These may include engagement of trainers, establishing institutional links, identifying opportunities for staff exchanges, or mentoring and active involvement in training for high-level strategic capacity-building.

  • There is adherence to communications policies, protocols, standards and new branding of World Vision at World Vision Rwanda.

Operational & Technical:

  • Operationalize Global Communications policies, guidelines and standards of importance and relevancy to World Vision Rwanda.

  • Coordinate and support World Vision Rwandas communications (both print and electronic publications and communications resources).

  • Attractive advocacy, visibility and brand promotion materials are produced as part of the units goal to increase awareness of and advocacy for World Vision Rwandas work within the country

  • The welfare of the most vulnerable children, families and communities is promoted using appropriate traditional and digital communication channels to share solid evidence-based content.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

Minimum qualifications and experience required

  • Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or any other field relevant to this role. Masters Degree is strongly preferred.

  • At least 5 yearsprofessional communications experience within the context of the humanitarian sector at the UN, an International NGO or related organisation.

  • At least 5 yearsEnglish-writing and editing experience, with either a local or international news agency, marketing organization, UN Agency or INGO.

  • At least 3 yearsexperience developing and/or overseeing key communications tools, including still photography, story-writing, case study writing, and videography, acquired from either formal or on-the-job training.

  • Minimum of 3 yearscross-cultural interpersonal skills and experience

Technical Skills & Abilities

  • Sound understanding of transformational and community development, with the ability to translate technical information to a language easily understood by donors and partners.

  • Reputational risk communications experience in the humanitarian sector preferred

  • Experience developing effective communications / public relations strategies for an NGO, UN Agency or International organization highly preferred

  • Experience writing / producing content for international audiences preferred

  • Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles required

  • An energetic, creative, smart, and innovative thinker with a heart and passion for childrens issues

  • Experience hosting or working with international groups of donors or visitors highly preferred

  • Must be available for significant travel time to field / project sites

  • Knowledge of written and spoken Kinyarwanda, and ability to engage community members comfortably and interpret their thoughts to visiting donors/supporters/filming crews/church partners, etc.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 26th March, 2018; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Communications Officer

Purpose of the position:

To take the lead, under the supervision of the Communications Manager, in preparing materials for informing donors, the government, communities and the general public of World Vision’s work in Ghana through the production of a range of written, audio-visual and photographic communications resources/ materials, and contribute to informing staff of internal developments and policy change/development in World Vision.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

  • Engage in the development and implementation of a quarterly communications plan for meeting the strategic donor and pubic engagement objectives of WV Ghana.

  • Produce written, photography, feature stories, documentaries and issues-oriented reports highlighting the impact of World Vision’s work in the lives of children and their families

  • Be deployed to disaster zones (when required) to produce quality stories and photos for WV Ghana and the WV Partnership.

  • Contribute stories, photos and information to the production of an electronic newsletter that details organizational changes, activities, staffing and social news of WV Ghana.

  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to the Communications Manager.

  • Contribute to advocacy-oriented communications products and campaigns including web-based and print materials, posters, briefing papers, reports, stories and photo essays, and organizing events that raise the profile of World Vision Ghana, for example, commissioning of projects, and launching of reports.

  • Develop and maintain key in-country media contacts.

  • Work in collaboration with Supply Chain unit among others to acquire filming permits and equipment clearance for Support Office/GC filming crews and facilitate field trips as required.

  • Liaise with national and local press to support AP programmes media coverage.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • English-language fluency (written and verbal), with excellent writing skills

  • Excellent photographic skills.

  • Additional skills in word processing excel and desktop publishing is advantageous.

  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills

  • Ability to work harmoniously within teams, often while under pressure

  • Ability to travel and work in the field as an essential and frequent function of the position. Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: Bachelor Degree in Communications, journalism, the Social Sciences or other related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired (certification?)

Experience: 3 years of experience in areas of development communications international communications, media, photography and journalism.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 25% travel to the field required.

  • On call: 5%

Corporate Volunteer Engagement Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Corporate Volunteer Engagement Specialist

(NATIONAL CANDITATE ONLY)

Job Description:

To provide assistance and technical expertise in the implementation of holistic, innovative, and progressive corporate/foundation partnership and direct marketing strategies leading to team funding growth, and supporting the goal and objectives of WVDF with the end in view of creating a continually transforming organization that engages different partners/donors to participate in its child-focused transformational development ministry.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates with the Operations Team and other community stakeholders to plan and implement employee engagement activities with corporate donors.

  • Properly Coordinates with the corporate donors all the details of the employee engagement activity (itinerary, community policies, budget, etc.) and make sure activities are smoothly implemented.

  • Support the Business Development Team and other Proposal Development Team (PDT) members from departments such as Finance, Operations, SMQA, etc. to develop funding concepts and project proposals, particularly on employee engagement.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic corporate engagement/partnership and direct marketing strategies that would increase target acquisition rates, based on plans.

  • Identify and develop strategic partnerships with corporations and foundations resulting in new funding opportunities, focusing on employee engagement. Manage and strengthen relationships with corporations/foundations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

EDUCATION: With Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or other related courses, or any Community Development course with equivalent experience in fundraising and social work.

EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of substantial experience in fundraising, networking and community development. Experience in proposal development, developing and managing projects, and delivering development programming preferred.

EXPERTISE: Direct marketing, sales, fundraising, and strength in social work/ community development. Understanding of trends in the corporate and foundation sectors, of civil society groups, and in development ministry preferred.

Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities in performing functions required for the job as follows:

  1. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR - the ability to communicate effectively marketing message in the context of development, in English or local language.

  2. MARKETING SALESMANSHIP – the ability to engage any type of partners/donors and convince them to support the ministry of World Vision through Private Non-Sponsorship Projects.

  3. MARKETING INNOVATOR – the ability to innovate and be flexible in implementing corporate partnership and direct marketing strategies and programs to gain more support and commitment from different partners/donors.

  4. PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERT – the ability to represent himself/herself to different partners/donors to promote and gain support and commitment from them.