Deadline: 18 June 2016
World Vision International (WVI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Director in Amman, Jordan. The duration of this post is 1-2 years.
The Communications Director will provide the leadership, support and resource to enable the World Vision partnership to appropriately engage with its various public engagement audiences in order to raise funds and profile and support World Vision’s (WV’s) advocacy efforts, while protecting and promoting WV’s response work.
WVI’s mission is to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Communications Director will perform the following functions-
- Provide line management for Communications staff in response offices to develop and implement Communications strategies in Turkey/Northern Syria, Jordan, the Kurdish Region of Iraq (and support to Lebanon).
- Build the Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) communications capacity of communications staff throughout the response.
- Advise Syria Response Director on issues of importance regarding humanitarian communications, programs, operations and policies via the Senior Leadership Team.
- Contribute to Senior Leadership Team (SLT) strategy process and decisions.
- Build productive working relationships with key UN and NGO partners, as well as donors, in Amman for positioning and coordination.
- Provide support to the WV Lebanon Communications manager in their execution of Syria response-related communications initiatives.
- Coordinate with programme information officers or their equivalent in each office to ensure the delivery of key World Vision partnership and Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs leadership information needs.
- Manage the production of unedited and finished multimedia resources, both through field level and partnership level support.
- Produce and disseminate all external messaging for the Syria response including Q&As, key messages, statements etc.
- Develop and maintain professional contacts with key international media in collaboration with their home country Support Offices.
- Work in tandem with Advocacy to produce and implement a public engagement strategy for the response.
- Support the production of advocacy reports with resources and review, with particular emphasis on giving children a voice.
Applicants must have-
- Masters in the field of Journalism or public relations or another relevant field or a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience.
- 5 years of progressive work experience with international exposure/external engagement on humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.
- Proven field communications experience in emergency settings and/or fragile contexts.
- Experiences in networking and building coalitions.
- Excellent command of English both written and spoken.
- Arabic is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WVI.