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Communications Coordinator - Colombo


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 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and 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


Location: Based in Colombo with extensive 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 organisational goals & objectives. 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 WV’s work.

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

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

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma OR equivalent work experience in a similar capacity

  • Excellent creative story writing, photography and Video storytelling skills

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

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

  • Good 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)

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s values and philosophy, and able to work well in a cross-cultural work environment

If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 19th November, 2017

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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