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Communications Officer - iLIVE ANCP

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
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 world’s 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 currently looking for qualified and experienced project staff for a Gender & Disability inclusive Economic Development Grant funded Project which aims to promote economic empowerment and social change by helping Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and vulnerable women in achieving sustainable livelihood & income generation opportunities. The project will work closely with all implementing partners, National & Provincial Government authorities, Disabled People's Organizations (DPO), Producer groups and savings clubs. Funded by the Australian NGO Corporation Programme(ANCP) working in collaboration with World Vision Australia, World Vision Lanka, CBM Australia and Promundo the project will cover Northern & Eastern Provincesof Sri Lanka.


Location:To be based in Batticaloa with extensive travel

Job Profile

Reporting to the Project Manager iLIVE & working in collaboration with the communications team & subject matter experts, the Communications Officer will be responsible for the production & delivery of communications resources/publications/stories of the iLIVE project to be featured in internal communications & for diverse audience level across a wide range of channels in line with the project guidelines, Policies & Procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop an effective communications strategy for the World Vision Lanka(WVL) iLIVE project & ensure production & dissemination of quality communications resources/stories/videos/social media content of the project

  • Produce a Content Plan, Annual Work Plan & ensure implementation in line with the iLIVE Communications Strategy in collaboration with the project stakeholders

  • Provide required technical support, guidance & direction to increase capacity of staff, community & partners on sector specific standards

  • Establish strong collaboration between partnership/ WVL National office, & field offices for integrated communication , create & maintain comprehensive project documentation & evidence base

  • Regular reflections with stakeholders to monitor project scope, schedule & impact and related changes and communicate to relevant stakeholders for effective delivery of project goals/objectives

Knowledge, skills & abilities required for the position

  • A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Mass communication, English, Development studies or related discipline. Diploma in a media related field preferred

  • At least 3 years experience in communications, media or related role with evidence of resources/publications developed

  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy, work methodically and neatly.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Be proactive to work effectively with others on a common task and team work skills.

  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

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

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

  • Strong interpersonal, networking and organisational skills

  • Videography skills

  • Knowledge in photography, graphic and website design

  • Demonstrated collaboration & team building skills

  • Training, coaching and editing skills

  • Computer literate in MS Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email & internet

  • Ability to travel extensively within the project area of operations in the Northern Province (Killinochchi & Mullativu)

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills & cross-cultural sensitivity with ability to work well with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values & Mission Statement

  • 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 application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 26th July, 2018

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