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Communication Officer
World Vision International
 Salary Range: 730 USD
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 28 Oct 2021

 
 Background:

World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian organization founded in 1950 with operations in nearly 100 countries worldwide. In Sudan, World Vision has programs in Darfur, Blue Nile, East Darfur, South Kordofan & Khartoum states. Our interventions are in early childhood education, health and nutrition, income generation and sustainable livelihoods. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

World Vision South Khartoum seeking to recruit qualified Communication Officer based in Khartoum State.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION     The role will support the implementation of World Vision’s Sudan strategy through the development of appropriate and compelling communication and marketing resources to position World Vision as a credible voice for children in Sudan. This role will ensure that the right communications resources (largely consisting of field stories) are produced to facilitate World Vision’s engagement with its diverse audiences, including strengthening its digital and social media presence, that will in turn contribute to further increasing its internal and external visibility.

The role requires a self-driven, passionate communications professional who is a strategic thinker, a relationship builder, a team player, an exceptional planner and an implanter, with a passion for creative storytelling through writing, photos and or/video



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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% of time

Activity

 

 

 

50%

Content Development for internal and external Engagement

 

  • Produce high-quality child-focused written stories that demonstrate World Vision’s impact for engagement on digital channels, and marketing, fundraising and public engagement.  
  • Produce high quality, child-focused visual content (photo and or video) that inspires, engages and positively transforms diverse audiences. 
  • Support the production of high impact communications products to facilitate World Vision’s external engagement efforts and resource acquisition.
  • Initiate relevant topical content in support of World Vision’s key priorities and key global moments for use to engage audiences.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with field staff to facilitate successful coordination and planning of field visits.
  • Package and disseminate stories to World Vision global offices through approved information management channels.
  • Support World Vision Sudan to reach its target audiences and inspire meaningful action.
  • Ensure all content complies with World Vision’s safeguarding protocols.

 

 

 

15%

Media Communications

 

  • Develop and maintain key media contacts and build strategic relationships with media in Sudan, including international correspondents and wire agencies.
  • Proactively pursue opportunities to pitch compelling story ideas including press releases to the media.
  • Facilitate and coordinate World Vision’s engagement with the media in Sudan to position the organisation as a credible voice for children and voice of authority on advocacy, humanitarian and development issues.
  • Coordinate, plan and facilitate media visits to World Vision’s programmes.

 

 

10%

 

Emergency Response Communications

 

  • Produce high-quality, compelling and child-focused communications resources during emergencies to draw attention to the humanitarian needs and support World Vision’s marketing and fundraising efforts.
  • Monitor context issues including reputational risks, and proactively share information for prompt decision making.
  • Coordinate and facilitate media engagement during emergencies, including draft social media updates, key messages and press releases.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the development of reports, including situation reports, during emergencies.
  • Provide overall communications support to the Response teams and leadership.

10%

Internal Communications

 

  • Participate in the design of communications business plans and initiatives that ensures the communications department delivers on high-value results. 
  • Oversee and support the translation from Arabic to English and vice versa, revision or re-writing of information as needed.
  • Support the production of content for WV Sudan internal communications/engagement initiatives.
  • Facilitate staff engagement during key global moments.
  • Support staff training to effectively communicate the impact/contribution of World Vision in Sudan.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and liaise with service providers to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of results.
  • Support planning and coordination of World Vision’s public events.
  • Support all communications aspects of internal and external engagement for other departments.

 

10%

Branding and Reputation

 

  • Ensure World Vision’s reputation and brand is protected and strengthened through effectively managed external engagement.
  • Ensure World Vision’s brand consistency, and appropriate implementation across offices of World Vision and donor branding and visibility guidelines.
  • Monitor and track online, traditional and social media and report relevant information to senior management to inform decision making.

 

5%

Others (5%)

  • Participate in inter-agency meetings of interest and strategic to World Vision on behalf of communications manager.
  • Any other responsibilities as might be assigned from time to time.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

  1. At least 5 (or more) years of working experience with a focus on communications for an international development organisation
  2. Excellent writing, editing and photography skills. Videography skills is an added advantage.
  3. Experience creating content for digital platforms i.e. websites and social media.
  4. Experience in media, the humanitarian sector and donor engagement. 
  5. Experience developing (in a lead or supporting role) communications strategies.
  6. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office and Adobe Creative Suites such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro).
  7. Agile, proactive and driven personality.
  8. Demonstrates creativity and innovation. 
  9. Ability to achieve results working in a multicultural context and with diverse teams.
  10. Ability to work harmoniously within teams, meet tight deadlines under pressure.
  11. Strong collaborative, networking and influencing skills.
  12. Strong planning and organisational skills.

 

 

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and

certification

  1. A first (Bachelor’s) degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.

 

Travel and/or

Work Environment

Requirement

  • Khartoum-based, with frequent and extensive travel to the field locations.
  • Travel: 55% domestic travel is required.
  • The job holder will also be on call during emergencies

Physical

Requirements

 

Language

Requirements

  • Must be fluent in both English and Arabic (written and verbal).

 

 









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