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 has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects 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.
VACANCY - COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Location: Colombo with Travel to the Field
Purpose: To support the Public Engagement Team in better engagement with its stakeholders especially the media while creating, and distributing communication maternal effectively linking World Vision Lanka (WVL) with all the stakeholders including WV Partnership, Support Offices, Donors, NGOs and diverse audiences in raising awareness of WVLs work in Sri Lanka and enhancing its public image.
Working closely with the Communication Manager and the Public Engagement Team, develop communications plans for WVL in line with its communications strategy
Develop strong media relations with and identify and facilitate opportunities to feature WV and its work and enhance its public image through local media channels
Prepare written material for newsletters, press releases, articles, presentations and other communications products required to enhance WVLs public image
Creating, and distributing communications material to effectively link WVL with all its stakeholders and enhance its public image
Education, Knowledge & Experience
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Development Studies and related field
At least three years work experience in Communications or Media position or similar capacity
High level of awareness of global and regional socio-economic, political and environmental issues.
A flair for writing both news and human interest stories with ability to meet deadlines
Excellent Communication skills both written and oral (English, Sinhala and/or Tamil)
Adaptable, flexible, a team player with a knack to influence and build relationships
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application with your CV and details of three non-related referees.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply