Communications Officer

13541-13N06077
Mansourieh
31-May-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the position is to support in fulfilling the strategic priorities of Communications within WVL in line with WVL strategic priorities and plans.

The Communications Officer will support in:

  • Producing communications material about World Vision Lebanon programmes in line with WV strategic priorities and plans in coordination with communications Coordinator, the regional Communications Team and the World Vision partnership.

  • Manage WVL digital platforms ensuring effective use of social media channels and WV Lebanon page to outreach to the general public and specific audience while ensuring proper monitoring and analysis of these efforts.

  • Support in the planning, implementation and documentation of community local initiatives and campaigns

  • Assist in implementing World Vision Lebanon’s visibility, branding, and child protection and communications policies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

65 %

Handle Development of communications resources

  • In response to local, regional, support office and/or global centre requests and It Takes a World campaign, develop or support in the production of stories and videos about successes and needs in World Vision projects .

  • Support in the documentation of events organized by different WVL area development programmes.

  • Ensure these resources are published and archived on the World Vision online platforms- as appropriate and other WV and non-WV portals

  • Review WVL’s online platforms to ensure information such as captions, resources and other items are accurate and up-to-date. Remove outdated items and post new items.

  • Ensure all written, photographic, video, web and other resources produced are done so in alignment with World Vision child protection standards.

  • Support in WV’s compliance with global branding and corporate identity.

  • Facilitate and train children/ youth/ community people based on programmatic needs utilizing the concept of the C4D and Communications for advocacy.

  • Quality resources are developed as per the communications plans for projects and through Content Flow and responded to by the deadline

  • Photo essays, feature stories and videos are pitched and produced every month.

  • Local initiatives and campaigns are well planned for with appropriate communication material and with appropriate visibility

  • Online platforms and portals content is up-to-date and accurate, and regularly refreshed.

  • Staff and Children engaged in WV programmes are well trained on the communications for development and communications for advocacy

25%

Ensure Organisational positioning in mainstream and social media to mobilise publics for social and policy change

  • Ensure relevant content is developed for all digital platforms and social media channels

  • Support in the management of digital platforms ensuring proper monitoring and analysis on a monthly basis.

  • Ensure that the external communication resources reflect WV’s identity.

  • Provide communications support for local, regional and global advocacy campaigns.

  • Host international and local media and press outlets representatives as per WVL communications protocol.

  • Engaging content is developed and posted on social media channels.

  • Reach target in percentage increase in followers/fans on channels and number of endorsements posted via channel amongst target audiences.

  • Proper representation of World Vision’s identity.

  • All communications resource are aligned with the advocacy objectives and messages.

  • Host support office resource gathering, media, and donor visits with evidence of resource sharing.

5%

Lead the Internal communications to mobilise staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact

  • Support in the development of internal communication tools and material as required

  • Represent WVL in regional calls /webex.

  • Internal communications channels (ie monthly newsletters, …) are monitored for staff effectiveness and engagement.

  • Active engagement in communications- related global and regional calls are attended.

5%

Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or RadioTV

  • 2 to 3 years of experience working in communications or journalism or a related field

  • Very strong ability to write, edit, and speak English (Previous experience in writing, editing and/or publishing articles and taking photos)

  • Strong photography skills

  • Previous experience of developing quality content and leading social media campaigns

  • Strong computer literacy, including ability to work with Microsoft Office and web-based software

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding of social and political environment.

  • 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.

  • Experience in the production of communications resources (stories, videos, photo essays, etc..)

  • Experience in planning and implementation of media and social media campaigns

  • Familiarity with web-based portals and content-management systems

  • Position requires in-country travel for up to 70 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.