Position: Communications Officer
Full – time
Grade level: 13
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The position will be responsible for the production of key communications resources for donor and public engagement; position the ministry of WV with in-country and international media; supporting the ND in leading external communications on a range of development issues; direct communications in emergency and reputation risk issues; and support all departments on internal/employee communications processes which support and advance the strategic goals of JWG and its core ministry functions
Evidence-based content for resource generation. Sponsorship Transformation and ministry
Organisational positioning in mainstream and social media to mobilise publics for social and policy change
3. STAFF ENGAGEMENT (5%)
Internal communications to mobilise staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact
Support NO leadership in communicating areas of their work that create unified identity across the programme, contribute to a shared understanding of strategy and goals, and facilitate change management.
Capacity Building (10%)
Education & Experience required:
A degree in journalism and/or communications/public relations/marketing and/or languages and international relations
At least five years professional experience in communications, promotion, journalism or public relations
Experience in project management, including the production of diverse communications resources such as publications, multi-media, websites/pages, photo and video reports, social media, etc.
Experience developing or contributing to the development, execution and reporting on strategies, preferably as part of a cross-functional team
Past experience or familiarity with marketing departments, PR, communications, etc
Content Development - Written: Produce high quality, child-focused written content
that engages broad audiences and enables supporter transformation, staff engagement,
advocacy and revenue generation.
Content Development - Visual: Produce high quality, child-focused visual (photo
and/or video) content that engages broad audiences and enables supporter transformation,
staff engagement, advocacy and revenue generation.
Media Relations: Develop and maintain media contacts, pitch compelling content and
position WV in influential media outlets in the national and international domain on issues
related to development, advocacy and disasters.
Capacity Building: Facilitate training and support resources for STP, C4D4CV and other
community-based communications activities.
Disaster Response: Produce rapid information and compelling needs and impact-focused
content for Partnership communications, marketing and accountability needs.
Field Facilitation: Develop and maintain positive working relationships and arrangements
with field staff to enable successful coordination/hosting/accompanying of Support Office,
donor or VIP visits.
Platform Management: Use of internal systems (Share, DMC, CML, MRC, wvrelief),
new digital platforms and devices (smartphones, flip-cams, social media) and traditional
office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
Networking: Create relationships and connections utilizing various channels for
information sharing, learning, influence and to help shape and advance the communications
Global, multi-cultural effectiveness: Ability to achieve results working in a multicultural
organization, including leveraging differences and addressing diversity issues for
improved team effectiveness.
Creativity: Demonstrate creativity and embrace innovation in the work environment to
improve and evolve processes, participation and generate new ideas and solutions.
Knowledge of English and Arabic, both spoken and written. Knowledge of Hebrew is an asset
Able to travel and work in the field as an essential function of the position
Skills in writing, v/blogging, photography and/or video production
Valid driving license
Committed to achieve quality results and services
Integrity and strong identification with World Vision’s Core Values
Minimum 20% time traveling in the field
Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.
Achieving quality results and service
Practicing accountability and integrity
Communicating information effectively
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly
Understanding the Humanitarian industry
Understanding WV’s mission & operations
Practicing continuous innovation & creativity
Demonstrating Christ-Centered life and work
Learning for growth and development
Maintaining work/life balance
Building collaborative relationships
Practicing gender & cultural diversity
Influencing individuals & groups