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Communications Coordinator - Media

Colombo - 09
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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 forty 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

Communications Coordinator - Media will build strong relationships with both local and international media in order to create new opportunities for the public to engage with World Vision, and for World Vision to influence public opinion on development issues.

The Coordinator will also bring media on board to make a voice in advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable children in Sri Lanka. The media coordinator will work closely with HEA during emergencies and the field offices in collating the best stories for media.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify potential key media partners to positively position World Vision and to advocate for social causes related to World Vision’s focus areas.

  • Pitch stories and issues for coverage and coordinate media visits to the field.

  • Daily analysis of print and online media and manage media crises when occurs.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Advanced Degree in Communications, Media, or Journalism, or Bachelor degree

  • At least 5 Years’ recent experience in media engagement.

  • Excellent press release, media advisory and story writing skills.

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

Work Environment/Travel

  • Frequently work with external mass media and partners and travel to the field for media visits

  • Interact with departments, sectors and projects and operations

  • 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, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30thJune, 2018

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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

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