Communication Officer Vacancy-Job Ref:JKRWWVI/0107/20238
World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 29 Districts of Rwanda.
World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Communication Officer. The position will be based at Head Office, Kigali reporting to the Communications & Public Engagement Manager.
Purpose of the position:
The purpose of this position is to provide communications support to World Vision Rwanda stakeholders (both internal and external) to enhance marketing and in-country publicity of World Vision Rwanda’s projects. The Communications Officer will collaborate with the appropriate National Office, Regional Office and Support Office staff to help position World Vision as a humanitarian leader in Rwanda. The expected results will be enhanced visibility, brand promotion, and communications quality assurance support at World Vision Rwanda, to effectively demonstrate the organisation’s impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and deepen its commitment to them.
The major responsibilities include:
End Results Expected
Visibility & Brand Promotion
Profile World Vision Rwanda’s work as a credible humanitarian leader in Rwanda to key internal and external groups by:
Producing written and digital content, printed pieces, etc. that communicate World Vision Rwanda to targeted audiences
Using appropriate traditional and digital communication channels including direct mail appeals, mentions on local and international media, etc. to promote the welfare of the most vulnerable children, families and communities on behalf of World Vision Rwanda
Providing information about World Vision Rwanda’s activities to Support Offices, Government, other Civil Society Organizations and the public at large through magazines, leaflets, website articles, direct mail appeals and international media.
Supporting World Vision Rwanda’s fundraising efforts through sharing and submission of solid success and need stories on beneficiaries’lives that contribute to profiling the organization’s work as a credible NGO in Rwanda to existing and potential partners and supporters.
Attractive advocacy, visibility and brand promotion materials are produced in support of the unit’s goal to increase awareness of and advocacy for World Vision Rwanda’s work within the country
Necessary information about World Vision Rwanda’s activities is readily available to share with Support Offices, Government, other Civil Society Organizations and the public at large
Solid stories on beneficiaries’lives (success and need stories), are shared to existing and potential partners and supporters are produced on a regular basis for profiling World Vision’s work as a credible NGO in Rwanda.
The welfare of the most vulnerable children, families and communities is promoted using appropriate traditional and digital communication channels.
Communications Quality Assurance Support
Support their unit to ensure that World Vision Rwanda staff are consistently communicating the organisation’s position as an effective advocate for children and promoting our faith in development, programming, project models, disaster management and refugee affairs capability, and policy solutions to issues affecting children by:
Developing and producing quality publications that are in line with World Vision’s Communications Policy and other strategy pieces.
Working with relevant teams to ensure that communications pieces from different departments are aligned to the National Office narrative and strategic objectives, and effectively communicate to different audiences about World Vision’s work.
Maintaining good media relations to enhance the working relationship between World Vision Rwanda and media in coverage for strategic positioning of National Office.
Participating in identification of key sites for future visits by donors/supporters/church partners/filming crew visits to Rwanda by carefully understanding the unique needs for each audience.
Various National Office departments are supported with quality publications that are in line with World Vision’s Communications Policy and other key strategy pieces.
Communications pieces are aligned to the National Office narrative and strategic objectives, and effectively communicate to different audiences about World Vision’s work.
Key sites for future visits by donors / supporters / church partner / filming crew visits to Rwanda are identified.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or any other field relevant to this role.
At least 2 years’experience doing communications work within the context of an International NGO (preferably one with a child sponsorship programme).
2-3 years’prior English-writing experience, with either a local or international news agency, marketing organization, or INGO.
1-2 years’experience with still photography, story writing, case study writing, and videography acquired from either formal or on-the-job training.
Sound understanding of transformational and community development, with the ability to translate technical information to a language easily understood by donors and partners.
Skilled in personal computing, email, and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and other programmes for uploading and downloading information.
Cross-cultural interpersonal skills and experience
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.
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