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Communications Officer


Communications Officer

Purpose of position

The primary purpose of this role is to support the Communications department to achieve objectives set out in the Communications and National strategies through developing, disseminating and managing information and resources for effective donor and public engagement; networking with key internal and external groups; supporting in local and national media events; contributing to internal communications; and launching and carrying out timely and effective communications responses to humanitarian emergencies.

Communications Officer will also lead external communications on a range of development and advocacy issues and will direct, facilitate and deliver content, using platforms and channels to reach diverse audiences.

Major Responsibilities

Public - Community Connections:

Evidence-based content for resource generation. Sponsorship Transformation and ministry.

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

  • Ensure that Sponsorship. 2.0 resources are passing quality check. Advise and build capacity upon need. Facilitate all other deliverables required through Sponsorship. 2.0 generated in field level.

  • Support the communication with sponsors through contributing to targeted materials. Support improving the dialogue between the sponsor and the community.

  • Contribute to quality and programme aligned website / online platforms updates posted regularly; find innovative methods to attract more visitors to online channels.

  • Ensure information on programme activities is bilingual.

  • Provide communications support during the organization of public events initiated by Area Programs and programmes.

    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 work in local and national media outlets.

  • Maintain and update website strategy and business plans.

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

  • 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.

    Staff Engagement

Internal communications to mobilize staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact

  • Contribute to internal communications plan development.

  • Prepare and design the internal communications channels.

  • Feature national programming initiatives in regional and global communication platforms.

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

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Degree in linguistics, journalism or communications.

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

  • Story writing, photography, videography and video editing skills.

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

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

  • Self-motivated, innovative, and able to work under pressure.

  • Experience in communications with international NGOs.

  • At least 2 years of experience in journalism/ communications/media.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally for the minimum 30% of working time.

** Only selected applicants for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted! Deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.