Communications Officer - Videographer
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To research and produce communications materials about World Vision Lebanon programmes mainly the WV response to the Syrian refugees & others WV related development programmes and provide these to the Communications Manager, the Syria Crisis Regional Communications Team and the World Vision partnership. Assist in implementing World Vision Lebanon’s visibility, branding, child protection and communications policies.
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
a. Contribute to media outreach plan results in increased positive coverage of WV’s work in local and national media outlets;
b. Ensure WV staff is oriented on media relations policy and protocol;
c. Local and national campaigns are supported through positive press coverage and relevant resources;
d Ensure relevant content is developed for social media;
e. Developed and maintained professional contacts and relationships with key print, radio and TV media, and liaise upon necessity;
f. Ensure the external communication resources use correct WV identity.
g. Provide communications support reflected in applicable regional and global advocacy Syria crisis campaigns.
h. Host international and local media and press outlets representatives as per WVL comms protocol
a. Establish and manage media contacts. Ensure percentage increase in media impressions, number of instances WVL is approached by media reps for opinion/content on WVL strategy priorities.
b. Contribute to preparing expert spokespersons available for proactive and reactive media engagement in local and international markets – especially in times of emergency.
c. World Vision staff is aware of and adhere to media relations protocols.
d. Number of campaign-related media interactions generated in-line agreed key messages.
e. Establish and maintain media relations, including local and international media through development and maintenance of professional contacts and relationships with print, radio and TV media. Offer story opportunities, arrange project visit and interviews.
f. Identifies, negotiates and prepares story concepts, interview subjects, spokespersons and locations to media teams providing guidance and information before and during the visit; ensuring all relevant staff are briefed in advance of the field visit and visit logistical needs are met
III. STAFF ENGAGEMENT: Internal communications to mobilise staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact
a. Ensure increase in access and readership of internal communications channels.
b. Represent WVL in regional calls /webex.
c. Feature national programming initiatives in regional and global communication platforms.
a. Internal communications channels (ie monthly newsletters, …) are monitored for staff effectiveness and engagement
b. monthly regional calls are attended
c. Ensure that national programming initiatives, views and news are regularly featured in regional and global internal communications platforms (regional newsletters, Connections, MEER update, wvcentral)
IV. Perform other duties as required
Safety and Security responsibilities:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor's degree in Audiovisual, journalism, communications, graphics
Videography and Photography skills
Very strong ability to write, edit, and speak English (Previous experience writing, editing and/or publishing articles and taking photos)
Strong computer literacy, including ability to work with Microsoft Office and web-based software
Cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding of social and political environment.
Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Full adherence to security protocols
Three years experience working in communications or journalism or a related field.
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
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.