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Communications Coordinator - Colombo

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty five years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.


Locations: Colombo with travel

Job Profile

The Communications Coordinator connects the donors to the needs of the communities and the change they make on the ground. He/she will package stories creatively in written, photo or video format to suit the audience keeping in line with the Ministry Goals of the Organisation. He/she will also work with the Communications team to develop and produce creative concepts for different visual material.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Travelling to the communities regularly to gather content that reflect the needs of the community as well as the impact created by WVs work.

  • Producing high quality stories in written, photo and video formats for the Partnership and other stakeholders

  • Coming up with creative concepts for campaign and other communications material

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent creative story writing, photography and Video storytelling skills

  • Ability to create concepts for visual material for campaigns and other communications

  • Bachelors Degree or an advanced Diploma in, media studies, journalism, mass Communication, English , or related field

  • Excellent oral and written (English) communications skills and proficiency in local languages ( Sinhala /Tamil)

  • Knowledge of social media platforms

  • High level of awareness of global and regional socio-economic, political and environmental issues

Work Environment/Travel

  • ·Spend 40 - 50% of the time in the field to gather resources

  • ·Be able and willing to work flexible/late hours when necessary

  • ·Ability to be deployed to the field at short notice (especially during a disaster response)

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, you may submit your on-line applicationvia the link given below ORby forwarding your CV to the email addressgiven below with your CV and details.

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 28 July, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.