Communication Officer (Part-Time)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Position: Communication Officer for “Returnees reintegrate and reinvest within country” - REINVEST Project funded by GIZ

Town/City: National Office, Tirana

Application deadline date: May 26, 2019

Type:Fixed term, PART - TIME


The purpose of this position is to contribute to the overall visibility component in framework of “Returnees reintegrate and reinvest within country” - REINVEST Project funded by GIZ. The Communication Officer will develop, establish and abide to required communication standards established by BMZ/ GIZ. He/she is responsible for developing and implementing a project communication plan in accordance with the project implementation plan, and will work closely with the Public Relations & Communication Department of World Vision Albania. He/ she is responsible for producing high-quality communication and visibility products, including (but not limited to) TV documentaries, newsletters, success stories, leaflets, etc. He/ she is responsible for coordinating the necessary communication activities to successfully promote the project in 13 involved municipalities. This includes providing project support in the coordination, monitoring, reporting, and documentation of project activities as well as working with key people such as the Team Leaders and Project Manager. Acts as a communication focal point between all project parties.


Public – Community Connections:

  • Evidence-based content for documenting returnee support in 13 municipalities in Albania.

  • Ensure outcome-focused quality production of visual and written content for defined donor segments and audiences reflecting program objectives and evidence of impact.

  • Support the communication with returnees (families, youth and children) through contributing to targeted materials. Support improving the dialogue between the returnee and local authorities/ stakeholders.

  • Contribute to quality and RE-IN-VEST project aligned website / online social media platforms updates posted regularly; find innovative methods to attract more visitors to online channels.

  • Ensure information on program activities is bilingual.

  • Provide communications support during the organization of public events undertaken by RE-IN-VEST project at the local and national level. Frequent visits to project sites to meet with beneficiaries, collect and document their stories.

  • Be trained on emergency communications. Ensure effective and rapid provision of disaster response content for effective internal communications and marketing appeals that mobilize support during emergencies.

Reputation & Influence:

  • Organizational positioning in mainstream and social media to mobilize the public for social and policy change

  • Contribute to Communications strategies and plans results in increased positive engagement of World Vision’s work in local and national media outlets.

  • Local and national campaigns have an integrated website/content plan that secures positive public engagement coverage and improves visibility of key returnee issues.

  • Ensure website content and engagement plan results are linked to World Vision, endorsing World Vision, and active in child well-being issues based discussion on World Vision - managed digital platforms.

  • Ensure the external communication resources use correct World Vision identity.

  • Ensure all the relevant information/content is archived and saved in the proper platforms/archives of World Vision Albania & Kosovo.

Staff Engagement:

  • Internal communications to mobilize staff for strategy, project execution and impact.

  • Contribute to internal communications plan development.

  • Ensure community voice content is used in internal communications platforms.

  • Together with the Communications Manager contribute to the capacity building annual plan and reflect it in the performance agreement.


  • Degree in journalism or communications.

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills in English and the local language;

  • Story writing, photography and videography skills.

  • Fluency in computer programs (Word, Power Point, and other editing programs).

  • Solid knowledge in traditional media relations and use of social media channels.

  • Knowledge of development work, understanding of reasons of poverty.

  • Video editing skills.

  • Previous experience in communications with international organizations, donor reporting and donor coordination would be considered an asset.

  • At least 4 years of experience in journalism/ communications/media.

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills in English and Albanian language.

  • Should be ready for internal and external travels for the minimum 30% of working time.

***While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.