Program Manager- Communications and Communication with Communities

Job Description

Title: Program Manager- Communications and Communication with Communities

Company Name: Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters in Mass Communication, Social Science, Development Studies, Instructional Technology, Education or any relevant subject.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 4 to 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Project Management, Working with Govt. Officials, Working with Media

Job Context:
∎ DURATION: 31st March, 2022
∎ START DATE: asap
∎ LOCATION: Cox`s Bazar
∎ CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term
∎ With the supervision by the Field Coordinator, the Communication and Advocacy Sr. Manager will be responsible to lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy to promote Action Against Hunger`s programming in Cox`s base. S/he will provide guidance and support to staff and put in place a mechanism for implementing the Communications strategy at field level. As part of the role, s/he will lead Action Against Hunger`s media management, and `Communication with Communities` activities at field level. In order to accomplish the above, s/he will form and maintain a thorough understanding of Action Against Hunger`s history, values, culture, policies, long-term programming strategies, comparative advantage, and core business.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Internal Communication: Contribute to improve internal Communication system, capacity of Action Against Hunger Bangladesh and lead communications planning & implementation in Cox's Bazar.
∎ Develop and implement a communications strategy for Cox's Bazar to ensure Action Against Hunger's main messages and communications plan are aligned with Action Against Hunger's country and global strategy.
∎ Develop necessary tools and information based documents/formats to inform staff of organization's achievements/progress to align all staff understanding on Action Against Hunger's programming in Cox's Bazar.
∎ Develop communication tools to establish a functioning and effective internal communications system in Cox's Bazar base.
∎ External Communication: Media Management, Coordination
∎ Support Dhaka office with the development of informative and interesting press releases to enhance Action Against Hunger's media presence.
∎ Identify press opportunities through evolving issues.
∎ Act as the organization's media focal in Cox's Bazar, manage media queries, media relations and liaise with management/program teams to organize press interviews or media visits.
∎ Ensure participation of the base communication unit in external platforms and networks to represent and promote Action Against Hunger messages.
∎ Facilitate donor visits, HQ staff visits, communication agencies visits, when needed.
∎ Lead planning and implementation of Communication with Communities activities in Cox's Bazar.
∎ Facilitate CwC mainstreaming in Action Against Hunger's programming in Cox's Bazar.
∎ Oversee project's day-to-day activities as indicated in the DIP and MEAL plan and donor agreements.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ Able to coordinate with appropriate stakeholders.
∎ Excellent English (both written and spoken),
∎ Good contextual knowledge of the Rohingya crisis,
∎ Photography skills a plus.

Salary: Tk. 131000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus: 1-month basic salary twice per year.
∎ Provident Fund: 7.5% of Basic Salary.
∎ Performance Bonus: Depending on performance.
∎ End of Contract Benefits: As per organization policy.
∎ Medical coverage: 80% hospitalization coverage medical expenses (max limit BDT 120,000 per year).
∎ Group Life insurance and Group Personal Accidental Insurance.
∎ 18 days of paid annual leave per year.
∎ 10 days of paid casual leave per year.
∎ Up to 01 month of paid sick leave per year.
∎ Up to 26 calendar week's maternity leave
∎ Paternity Leave, Compassionate Leave and Marriage Leave.
∎ Birth Allowance and Marriage Allowance.
∎ Mobile Allowance and Food Allowance.
∎ Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Cross knowledge.
∎ Participation to external training costs upon eligibility of the request.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 6 May 2021

Company Information:
∎ 22 Apr 2021
∎ Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
∎ Address : Orin Tower, House # 23, Road # 113/A, Gulshan - 2, Dhaka 1212
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is a humanitarian non-Governmental, non-political, neutral and non-profit international organization (INGO) that was established in France in 1979 to deliver aid in countries throughout the world. The aim of Action Against Hunger is to save lives by combating Hunger and Disasters that threaten the Lives of vulnerable Children, Women & Men. Since 2007, Action Against Hunger has been providing assistance to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh in the arena of Nutrition & Health, Mental Health & Care Practices (MHCP), Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL & DRR), and Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH).

Category: NGO/Development