Grant Communications Coordinator

20485-13N06073
Vientiane
Saysattha District
24-Jan-22
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

As a part of World Vision’s efforts to increase the overall reputation and trust of the organisation in Laos, the AHAN/Grant Communications Coordinator provides strong communications services throughout the lifecycle of the AHAN project, ensuring the donors’ visibility and reporting requirements are met and that World Vision’s brand is brought to life through compelling evidence-based storytelling in consultation with the Communications Manager.

Over the past years, World Vision (WV) has been awarded various grants from different donors, including a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU’s Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute. In addition to the EU Grant, WV has secured additional ANCP funding from the Australian Government which will build on the AHAN program in Saravan, increasing the scope of villages and activities implemented in Saravan Province. The AHAN project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:

  1. Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (coordination) related diseases/illnesses linked to under nutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.

The AHAN/Grant Communications Coordinator is part of the Public Engagement Department with a close working relationship with the AHAN team, and reports directly to the Communication Manager in Laos, and a matrix relationship with the AHAN Director. The position’s purpose is to contribute to increase the overall reputation and trust of World Vision and AHAN donors, by providing strong communications services throughout the lifecycle of the AHAN/Grant projects, ensuring donors’ visibility requirements are met and that World Vision’s brand is brought to life through compelling evidence-based storytelling. The AHAN/Grants Communications Coordinator shall also work closely with the AHAN project M&E team to ensure consolidation of donor reports (Annual and Semi-annual) to the Program Director. To achieve this, the position will focus on 3 key communications outcomes, as defined by our Global Communications & Public Engagement strategy and by the project;

  • Bring our story to life,

  • Activate the right audiences through the right channels at the right time,

  • Donor visibility requirements are met.

The position will manage the production of key communications resources for donor and public engagement and position World Vision and the AHAN grant with in-country and international media as it relates to the project. This position is based in Vientiane, with frequent travel to the field.

The following 3 outcomes and deliverables are expected to increase Reputation and Trust:

  1. Bring our story to life (Content & Creative)

    1. Compelling story-telling of the AHAN Partnership aligns with World Vision’s global brand and donor requirement;

    2. Evidence of impact demonstrates that we do what we say we do;

    3. Creative content (video, photo, editorial, graphic design) is developed;

  2. Activate the right audiences through the right channels at the right time (Public Engagement)

    1. Leverage the content created through appropriate social and traditional media channels as defined by World Vision and Donor priority audiences;

    2. Ensure designated spokespersons for the project speak as trusted ambassadors for World Vision

  3. Donor Visibility Requirements are met (Grant Comms Specifics)

    1. Ensure Donors’ visibility is developed and implemented in line with donor requirements

    2. Timely share quality content to donors

Other responsibilities include

  • Oversee all aspects of AHAN Communications and Visibility actions, ensuring compliance with donor communication and visibility guidelines;

  • Work closely with the AHAN Management, Technical Advisors/staff and Consortium partners on coordination of visibility of activities, host donor visits;

  • Support other Grants’ communication materials production from time to time. Finalise narrative content and data from assigned province as required for donor and Government reports

  • Backstop other Public Engagement Department’s work, as required;

Major responsibilities

World Vision story is brought to life

(Content & Creative)

  • Graphic design and the production of printed materials

  • Photographic and Video documentation and production

  • Editorial writing and story gathering

  • Brand management

  • Social media engagement

The right audiences through the right channels are activated at the right time (Public Engagement)

  • Coordinating and managing donor visits

  • Manage distribution of content through traditional media channels (TV, radio, website, newspapers, magazines) and World Vision Laos’ official online channels (Facebook, website, YouTube, etc)

Donor Visibility Requirements are met

(Grant Comms Specifics)

  • Implement the AHAN Visibility and Communications Plan

  • Develop Grant Project Factsheets and Updates

  • Develop end of project evaluation video based on evaluation report

  • Develop and maintain grant projects visibility on website

Qualification

  1. 3 years’ experience in communications/content production in international NGOs or creative Industries

  2. Degree in Communications, Development Communications, Media, Journalism, Arts or similar

  3. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  4. Strong communication skill is essential to maintain multi stakeholders, including internal organization, government stakeholders, and with other Consortium members

  5. Advanced level of computer proficiency, Mac and PC, including editing skills across Adobe and Apple software for video, photo, media, design

  6. Good understanding of coordination Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders, particularly in relation to communication and media.

  7. Experience working with children and youth

  8. Experience working with EU or ANCP (DFAT) donors

  9. Thorough knowledge of the communication and media industry

  10. Communications technical skills such as photo and video production, editorial, graphic design, social media, and media engagement

  11. Advanced level of computer proficiency, Mac and PC, including editing skills across Adobe and Apple software for video, photo, media, design

  12. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English (Lao preferable)

Work Environment

Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

Encouragement

World Vision is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

World Vision offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTERand CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 24 January 2022, however applicants areencouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Email: [email protected]

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