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Feild Reporter(Communication Officer)

Job Description

WORLD VISION SOUTH SUDAN

JOB DESCRIPTION

Field Reporter

Title:

Field Reporter

Region:

East Africa

Division:

National Directors Office

Country:

South Sudan

Reports to:

TBC

Developed:

11 July 2016

Station

TBC

Sector Program

Shared field

Name:

Grade Level

Hay 13

Job Purpose:

This is a new role established in response to the development of a new giving model by World Vision New Zealand (WVNZ). Working together, World Vision South Sudan (WVSS) and WVNZ are testing a new supporter communications model designed to engage and excite people who donate to World Visions development work in South Sudan. This role will work closely with programme staff in the selected communities supported by WVNZ, as well as communications staff in NZ. It requires skills in written and oral communication, including photography, videography, storytelling and online engagement.

  • Test the execution of the communications required for World Vision New Zealands (WVNZ) Giving Network

  • Develop a content plan with staff in NZ, gather and produce the required content to engage and inspire supporters

  • Represent WVSS work within communities through sensitive and trustworthy interaction

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Work with NZ Field Communications Expert and WVNZ Content Manager to develop an ongoing communications content plan based on programme activities and supporter engagement feedback

  2. Work with programme staff to capture photos, videos, stories of programme activities showing authentic change and impact as per content plan, adhering to WV child protection, brand guidelines and WVSS communications policy/guidelines at all times. Where possible, upload content to WVNZ platform, or send content back to NZ on a weekly basis

  3. Provide high quality stories and photographs that show an effective use of technology and knowledge of communication trends.

  4. Track workload and activities on a weekly basis to inform resourcing for future tests

  5. Actively participate in regular skype meetings with WVNZ to share learnings and challenges in the role

Qualifications:

  • Must be a South Sudanese national

  • Must have a university degree/diploma in communications or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years in a development content (desirable)

  • Skills in verbal and written communication, public and staff engagement, content management, multicultural effectiveness, creativity & innovation

  • Proficiency in MS Office. Familiarity with print media software such as Adobe Photoshop is advantageous

  • Video production and photographic skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment

  • Flexible, creative, analytical and a team-player

  • Adaptability and flexibility to work in a changing environment

  • Availability to work odd hours when the need arises

  • Ability to travel when required

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS

Contact

Purpose

Time Spent

Internal

WVSS National Director

Provide support as required

Occassionally

WVSS National Office Comms Manager

Support and inform as required

Occassionally

Project Manager and Project Staff

Liaise with the Project Manager re: workplan and support required

Work with staff to coordinate travel plans

Weekly

WVNZ Field Comms Expert

Skype meetings to receive support and guidance and share challenges

Weekly

WVNZ Content Manager

Skype meetings to receive support and guidance

Weekly

External

As required