Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We work in 120 countries.
We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is seeking qualified candidate to fulfill the following vacancy in its Gaza Office:
Advocacy, Media, and Communications Officer - Position#: (AMC/GZ/2015)
The Advocacy, Media, and Communications Officer will support SCI oPt CO advocacy, media, and communications needs and reporting requirements related to the programming and the emergency response activities; support the Advocacy, Media, and Communications Sr. Manager; and works in close coordination with the Advocacy, Media, and Communications Manager.
Key Area 1: Advocacy
-Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of Save the Children’s experience, that would promote and protect the rights of children in the oPt.
-Together with program staff, and based on field priorities, formulate key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.
-Ensure that voices of children form the basis of SC’s advocacy strategy.
Key Area 2: Media and Communications Information
-Develop high-quality communications materials in English and Arabic to reflect the situation of children in the oPt, for use in programme activities, fundraising and advocacy.
-Develop and follow the implementation of communications and visibility plans for all projects in Gaza, taking the lead where designated.
-Prepare request of quotations and tenders for communication material according to the procedures set in the Procurement Management Guide, under the supervision of the Sr. Manager Advocacy, Media, and Communications
-Ensure the quality of all communication material and awareness raising material produced and distributed by SCI for the projects; audio-visual and print.
-Provide written, verbal and photographic updates on the situation, as needed, to support media and advocacy work.
-Work with program staff to develop and implement a production and distribution plan of all awareness raising material that will be produced within the project activities.
-Support development of communications materials around special reports or project reports
-Facilitate oPt website development and content, as requested
-Support development and implementation of an Advocacy, Media, and Communications Strategy
Key Area 3: Research and Documentation
-Conduct regular interviews and/or focus groups with children and families reached by the SCI and other interventions
-Write short stories, case studies and photo stories on the ways in which the emergency is affecting children’s lives (using quotes from children – giving voice to children)
-Write short stories and/or case studies on other topics, in line with documentation, comms, and advocacy strategies.
-Support the writing of regular Sitreps summarizing the situation, as necessary
-Ensure Child/Parent consent forms procedures (Child Safeguarding) are followed
Key Area 4: Branding and Visibility
-Support all Gaza projects visibility and branding needs and requirements.
Key Area 5: Program Development and Emergencies
In the event of an emergency, support the implementation of the Save the Children Emergency Response.
Qualifications and Experience:
-University degree in Social Sciences: Journalism & Media, Business Administration, Literature or any related field.
-At least 2 years of similar experience in a recognized local or international NGO.
-Fluent in English and Arabic (spoken and written).
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines.
-Ability to contribute to a small, proactive team, and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary.
-Ability to conduct interviews with children and families and to record primary statements.
-Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives.
-Previous Experience in communications and design is an advantage.
Commitment to Save the Children values
Applications should be submitted to the Apply Now Option on the website no later than September 20, 2015, please make sure to mention the position name and / OR number in the subject. The selection committee will review all applications as they are received. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
Application package should include the following:
-Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information and position applying for in the subject.
-Resume including Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information)
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.
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