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Specialist - Media & Public Engagement

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.

Specialist Media and Public Engagement

Location – Colombo with travel

Job Profile

As the senior media representative, the incumbent will create new opportunities for the public to engage with World Vision Lanka, and also for WVL to influence public opinion on development issues. This will be done by building reputation and relationships with local and international print, electronic and web based media based in Sri Lanka. Additionally, the incumbent will support the Communications Manager in the sphere of optimizing the online and social media environment for the public, to interact with World Vision Lanka. He or she will also represent the Company in the Public Engagement Sphere as and when required.

Major Responsibilities of the position

  • Lead the development of the Public engagement Strategy, taking into account the overall Media /Communications Strategy.

  • Design and review media campaign strategy and action plan to be implemented with WV Lanka’s campaign to End Violence Against Children

  • Build mass media and external relationships and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community

  • Prepare articles and press releases for the media.

  • Analyze and monitor daily News. (print, web and electronic media)

  • Manage and host local and international media as well as key stakeholder visits.

  • Assist with marketing events and campaigns.

  • Manage media crisis and handle emergency media and communications

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Degree in Communications, Media, or Journalism, marketing or relevant field.

OR

Diploma and 5-8 years’ Experience in the field of media/journalism

  • 3-5 Years’ experience in relevant field; journalism, media, communications or development.. Degree in journalism or communications/public relations/marketing;

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English and Sinhala /Tamil

  • Story writing, photography and videography skills, including video editing skills;

  • Fluency in computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Solid knowledge in media relations, understanding of mass media developments in the country;

  • Excellent press release, media advisory, spokesperson skills.

  • Capacity to translate and interpret

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.

To apply online please refer to:https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-sri-lanka

Email applications: vacancies_wvlanka@wvi.org

Closing Date: 18thSeptember, 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.