Communications Specialist - Publications and Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA)

Job Description

Title: Communications Specialist - Publications and Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA)

Company Name: World Vision Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka (Banani)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Media, English and Communication Education.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Communication/ Public Relation/ Media
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): NGO

Job Context:
∎ The purpose of this position is, to support quality internal publications by gathering contents, editing, designing, as well as systematically providing content information/stories/ features/ news items of operations and program in WVB corporate communications platforms.

∎ In addition, the (HEA) Emergency Communications Specialist will coordinate World Vision Bangladesh`s (WVB`s) communications work in emergencies. Produce rapid information, compelling needs and impact-focused content for Partnership communications, GAM and accountability needs during slow or quick-onset disasters to position World Vision as a responsive and relevant humanitarian organization during emergencies.

∎ The Emergency Communications and Publication Officer has a strong understanding of World Vision`s work, policies, and approaches and uses this as the basis for WVB`s media and external communications work. This position is managed by World Vision Bangladesh, and is national office-based (in Bangladesh, with approximately 60 percent travel required.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Act as a gatekeeper to manage content review and development of IEC/ BCC materials of AP/special/grant projects.
∎ Act as a strategic link and focal point for national communications connecting with regional offices, support offices and global center during humanitarian emergencies.
∎ Work closely with the Communications Manager to provide operational, editorial, strategic and creative support to manage overall publication works.
∎ Proactively position World Vision as a leading disaster management agency in the Bangladesh.
∎ Ensure timely and quality delivery of updates, alerts, and resources in anticipation and during disaster/emergencies and relief operation.
∎ Strengthen networking and collaboration with disaster platforms and networking forums.
∎ Assist the HEA Lead (Director and/or Manager) in close coordination with Communications Lead (Director and/or Manager) in initiating, managing, communicating and reporting on disaster management projects funded though WV Partner Office appeals and other private funding sources. This will also include all other related HEA interventions operate an implement under World Vision's Private-non Sponsorship and Sponsorship Programme.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Knowledge of communications in development work and humanitarian emergencies
∎ Strong English writing skills, competent in writing compelling stories, news report and press releases for fundraising, and strengthen advocacy efforts.
∎ Excellent use of technology including software (Microsoft Office Suite, Bangla typing)
∎ Strong interpersonal, networking and organizational skills
∎ Good presentation and communication skills
∎ Multimedia skills such as video editing, photo management, graphic design
∎ Experience with online promotion (Intranet site) development and media interest
∎ Media relations and receiving recorded or live TV/radio interviews
∎ Digital photography/videography (emphasis on photojournalistic compositions and video production process)

∎ MS Offices and Image applications (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, Illustrator etc.)
∎ Minimum 2 years' experience in the relevant field
∎ 30% work travel is expected. Travel to field is expected monthly/ bi-monthly to collect communication resources as and when requested by Support Offices/ Partnership or to meet National Office needs.
∎ Understanding and experience in working with children and communities in Bangladesh.
∎ This role will work directly with ADPs, special projects and different sectors heads of WVB. Work will require visits in ADPs and special projects of WV Bangladesh.
∎ Diverse language group and some work areas have security issues.

Salary: Tk. 45000 - 50000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Festival Bonus: 1
∎ Benefits are applicable as per organizational structure and policy.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2021

Company Information:
∎ 2 May 2021
∎ World Vision Bangladesh
∎ Address : Abedin Tower (2nd floor), 35 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka - 1213, P.O. Box: 9071
∎ Business : World Vision (WV) is an established international Christian humanitarian development and advocacy organization dedicated for working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their fullest potential by tackling the causes of poverty & injustice. It serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender or ability.

World Vision is committed to first do no harm to children or adult beneficiaries, to respect the rights of all beneficiaries, and to uphold the best interests of children as a primary consideration in all actions and decisions; accordingly all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.

World Vision Bangladesh has zero tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. World Vision Bangladesh as Child Safe Organization discourages anyone to apply with prior record of conviction related with child neglect, abuse and exploitation.

Female are specially encourage to apply.

Category: NGO/Development