World Vision Mali

Job Announcement

World Vision Mali recruit for the following position (1):

TITLE : Emergency Communications Officer

Locality : Sevare

Contract type: Local

Report to : Emergency Response Manager

Supervise : None

World Vision does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

World Vision does not concern itself with information on bank accounts .

*Women are strongly encouraged to apply for.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to produce a wide range of written and photographic communications resources/materials and manage platforms linked to the five focus areas of WV Communications that helps profile and market World Vision Mali’s humanitarian and emergency response work, both local and international.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Donor/Public Engagement Communications
  • Works, partners and coordinates with leaders and communications stakeholders to identify key audiences (funding, advocacy, partnering, influence, community) and crafts a focused communication (or external engagement) strategy, objectives, activities and plans to deliver and evaluate them.
  • Delivers on a documented communications strategy and its activities / outputs.
  • Responds to fluid situations adapting the communications strategy / plans to meet the desired outcome of response / context stakeholders.
  • Effectively engages and communicates with leadership and key stakeholders instilling confidence in response communications and its strategic goals.
  • Explores communications opportunities to partner externally, and effectively collaborates to drive and support response / context objectives.
  • Provides communications support to promote grant, technical and sector function positioning and visibility
  • Provides leaders with communications support through content creation and dissemination, ensuring information is shared among staff and key internal audiences / partners, using appropriate platforms and processes.
  1. Advocacy Communications
  • Collect advocacy stories, write and publish over web or blog site.
  • Develop and produce IEC Materials for different advocacy campaign undertaken by the WVM Response.
  • Provide support to other emergency functions engaged in any form of campaign / project which promotes behavioral change.
  • Execute communications strategies for advocacy campaigns in a support or lead capacity.
  1. Internal Communications
  • Support in the production of SitReps for the benefit of the partnership.
  • Work with Response Manager and other emergency functions to provide regular updates to partnership.
  • With the regional/NO support and guidance, execute required Communications Policies and Communications Strategy, ensure staff understanding and monitor for compliance.
  1. Media Communications
  • Develop and maintain key media contacts and facilitate visits from other World Vision/external partners.
  • Promote and protect the image of WV Mali and build relationships with different media houses.
  • Facilitate local and international media visits to market & profile WVM’s response.
  • Liaise with various print and electronic media to market WVM’s response.
  • Support the handling and management of all media crisis communications within the guidelines of the NO, RO and WVI.
  1. Branding
  • Analyses the humanitarian, media, political, security and response landscape for positioning opportunities and risk management in order to advise leadership (WV risk specialists) and effectively position World Vision, the response and humanitarian issues.
  • Understands World Vision’s brand – ensures conformity.
  • Ensures the response effectively positions itself with a clear narrative, key messages and Q&As, in alignment with the response communications strategy.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or related Field.
  • At least 3years (or more) relevant working experience in related field.
  • Experience in an emergency context.
  • Excellent writing, photographic and Video skills is required.
  • English and French language fluency (written and verbal).
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Team player with good organizational skills.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • An energetic, analytical and self-starting approach to projects that involve significant responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and manage strategically, plan and meet deadlines.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment : Field-based
  • Travel : 40-50 % Domestic travel is required. Some international travel (5%)
  • On call : Always except on leave

Attitudes and behaviors :

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

How to apply:

* Deadline for submission of applications:November, 1st 2020

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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