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Communications Officer_Tubeho Neza Project

1-2 Years



The communications officer will assist the communications Manager in documenting all activities related to the grant


% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

Contributing to the production of compelling and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print and video) for effective donor and public engagement in country and internationally


Participate in communications planning and briefing e.g. press conferences and media interviews.


Help in planning and managing communications in response to both slow- and rapid-onset emergency disaster/relief situations – ensuring that the WV Partnership is provided with quality stories, photos and media interviews from the field.


Collaborate with the National and regional advocacy teams to effectively roll out Advocacy activities in line with the strategy.


Produce consistently and timely feature stories and photos for sharing with World Vision Partnership-wide website


Provide Videography and documentary support in terms of idea formulation, conceptualization and production.


Work with Manager to maintain the Audiovisual Production unit for World Vision ensuring efficient use and security of assets.



Prepare to provide relevant audio visual communications training to Sub-branch and non-communications staff


Resdsd Ensure that all work done in the audiovisual domain is recorded and billed. Keep an updated record and status of audiovisual assets and manage (store, update & disseminate) video resources for WV Burundi





Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Minimum of BA in journalism, communications, or public relations required.

  1. Minimum 3 years professional experience in public relations, marketing or Communications in NGOs or private sector.

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  1. Fluency in English, French and Kirundi with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward, interesting and motivating manner

  2. Proven written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and present information for different audiences,

  3. Proven photographic skills with the ability to take high-quality photographs, video and scripting and editing skills is an advantage

  4. Good strategic thinking and process, and an understanding of how communications can bring social change

  5. Thorough knowledge of the communications and media industry.

  6. General experience in project management, with specific experience in the production of diverse and creative communications projects including publications, multi-media, websites/pages, photo, and video report.

  7. Ability to travel and work in the field as an essential function of the position.

  8. High levels of confidentiality and confidence

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • BA in public relations, journalism, communications, Arts, or equivalent preferred.

List additional work experience preferred for this position.

  • Experience working as a communications officer in development context, a fast paced, multicultural complex environment.

Work Environment

Include travel & work environment details.

  • Working primarily in the national office in Bujumbura with frequent travel to the field.

  • Domestic travel will be done 35% of the time and also some international travel.

  • On call 10% of the time or as required.

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to 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 challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is June 10, 2018 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • 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.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.