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Communications Officer WNRR - Arua District


Position: Communications Officer

Report to: Communications Coordinator

Location: Arua District

Purpose of the position:

Support the West Nile Refugee Response Program to achieve its strategic objectives through; production of high quality communication resources (stories, photos, videos) for internal and external use, supporting grant acquisition processes, media engagements, VIP field visits, inter-agency coordination, branding and visibility.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Writing Impact Stories, taking high quality photos, Videos and audio)

  • Identifying, documenting and dissemination of most significant change/need stories and promising best practices

  • Gather compelling visual resources (photos, videos, audio) for awareness creation and donor engagements.

  • Create monthly content for webpage and social media channels

  • Pitch News angles to local and international media

  • Support programs team to prepare reports and other donor-engagement materials

  • Provide support in producing the West Nile Refugee Response Monthly Situation report and News Letter

Media/VIP /donor visits and engagements

  • Support in Planning for media field visits. (Working on itineraries/ doing pre-visits to locations)

  • Take part in weekly/monthly inter-agency coordination meetings

  • Ensure all journalists/media crews get media accreditation before they proceed to the response location.

  • Ensuring all visitors and media crews read, understand and sign on our child protection protocols

  • Ensuring all VIP guests are treated with utmost professionalism and care

Brand management, Visibility and reputation risk

  • Reputation risk monitoring and key messaging

  • Ensuring all field programs and staff have adequate branding and visibility materials.

  • Ensuring proper usage of the World Vision logo and colors for all branded materia

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications/journalism/media studies required.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar role, preferably with non-government organization

  • Candidates should be proficient with Skills in editing software like adobe InDesign, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Premier pro, or Publisher

  • Strong writing and editing skills required

  • Video and photography skills required

  • Interviewing skills and ability to create safe spaces for conversations

  • Strategic thinking

  • Coordination skills

  • Self starter