PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position is part of the External engagement function. The strategic priorities of Communication coordinator role are are: reputation & influence, public/community connections and team engagement and management.
The primary purpose of this role is to support the External engagement department to achieve objectives set out in the office’s strategy through developing, disseminating and managing information and resources for effective donor and public engagement; networking with key internal and external groups; strategically working with national and international media; contributing to internal communications; and launching and carrying out timely and effective communications responses to humanitarian emergencies.
The communications coordinator will also lead external communications on a range of humanitarian, development and advocacy issues and will direct, facilitate and deliver content, using platforms and channels to reach diverse audiences.
End Results Expected
Evidence-based content for resource generation.
REPUTATION & INFLUENCE: Organisational positioning in mainstream and social media to mobilise publics for social and policy change
III Team management
IV. Perform other duties as required
Safety and Security responsibilities:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications. Audiovisual studies and any other relevant field
Videography and Photography skills
Strong Public speaking and communication skills
Strong media engagement experience and contacts with local media
Very strong ability to write, edit, and speak English and Arabic (Previous experience writing, editing and/or publishing articles in both languages
Strong computer literacy, including ability to work with Microsoft Office and web-based software
Cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding of social and political environment.
Minimum of Three years experience working in communications or journalism
Ability to work with minimal direction, with team members as well as alone.
Experience of coordinating work between different stakeholders
Ability to cope with working in a dynamic and changing environment.
Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context
Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Full adherence to security protocols
A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.
Experience in coordinating project with other local NGOs is preferred.
Familiarity with web-based portals and content-management systems
Position requires in-country travel for up to 50 per cent of working hours.
Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.
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. Also requires willingness to undergo World Vision and external training on how to respond to such emergencies, including first aid training.
Willingness to develop survival and security skills for various risks and challenges encountered in emergency situations.
Willingness to undergo first aid and security training.