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Position: Communication Specialist
Reports to: Hub Communication Manager
Purpose of the position:
To implement communications and public engagement programmes effectively and efficiently to improve child well-being aspirations.
Defend the organizational practices of child protection, especially not to recruit children for the WV projects, report cases of abuse made by members of staff or other persons, etc.
Develop and implement the country annual strategy plan
Manage donors’ visits and partners in the field
Ensure that key internal and external communications messages and products of WV Mali are skillfully developed, articulated for meeting their objectives and that they are aligned to WVI quality and brand.
Drive engagement through social media that goes beyond broadcast and aligns with strategy
Establish systems and safeguards for the appropriate and effective flows of relevant information to and from WV Mali staff both internally and externally as/when required.
Oversee the consistent and timely offering and production of feature stories and photos for “Share” -- the World Vision Partnership-wide website for management of all such resources.
Produce and collect stories, photos and other materials in the fields and develop Knowledge products to support WV Mali resource mobilization and public engagement efforts
Identify communications skills needed and train Operations’ staff to improve writing/photo/audio-visual technics to enhance knowledge products quality
Monitor national media and establish the overall capacity of WV Mali to initiate and respond to media contacts with required speed and skill.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
A degree or equivalent in journalism or communications/public relations.
At least Three years professional experience in communication is preferred.
Sound understanding and experience in media relations, donor and public communications, emergency communications, advocacy communications and internal communications
English language fluency (written and verbal).
Excellent writing skills, with photographic and/or video skills also preferred.
An energetic, analytical and self-starting approach to projects that involve significant responsibility.
General experience in the production of diverse and creative communications projects including publications, multi-media, websites/pages, photo and video reports, etc.
Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
Able to travel and work in the field as an essential function of the position.
Committed to World Vision’s vision, mission and core values
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office with extensive travel.
Travel: 20 % domestic/international travel is required.
On call: 10 %
Attitude and Behavior:
World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.
*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply for