Position: Public Relations and Advocacy Manager
Town / Office: World Vision Albania, National Office, Tirana
Type of contract:Full time / Fixed term
Application deadline date: 27 October 2019
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Ensure that the organization’s public relation and advocacy activities are focused on the objectives of the National and Regional Strategies, giving World Vision a profile, authority and position within Albania & Kosovo that enables it to reach its programmatic and fundraising goals.To provide leadership to the Communications Team by prioritizing and managing day-to-day work while establishing and maintaining positive relationships with a variety of publics (media and non-media).
Lead and give strategic direction to the Communications Department and take responsibility for the organization’s communications activities and their relevance to the National and Regional strategy and objectives.
Be the organization’s lead expert on communications and the media and maintain and constantly update that expertise
Lead on developing and maintaining relations with external communications contacts including the medi
Member of the Senior Leadership Team of World Vision Albania & Kosovo to provide expertise relating to communications and Public Relations issues throughout the organization & partnership.
Lead the Communications team, give direction and structure and oversee standards and performance
Play an important role in regards to the advocacy aspect of World Vision Albania & Kosovo programManage and control expenditure in relation to Communications and Public Relations budget.
Carry out ad hoc duties which may be required to ensure World Vision maintains its effectiveness.
Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Master’s degree in media, communications & Public Relations preferably with significant exposure to human rights, development studies, or equivalent.
Good knowledge in media relationship, communications, networking, events, marketing and social research.
At least 5 years of experience in Public Relations and media relations;
Proven skills to draft communications strategies on behalf of international organizations, private sector.
Must possess a solid understanding of social inclusion and development issues;
Previous experience/familiarity with similar nonprofit agencies. (Preferred)
High proficiency in computer program skills.
Proficient in English – writing and speaking
Strong leader; ability to influence in a changing environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
Ability to work in a pressured environment with strict deadlines.
Self-motivated; able to work independently in a relatively unstructured but highly accountable environment.
Good people management skills.
***While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.