L’ONG Oxfam recrute 01 Chargé de Communication & Media
Communications & Media Officer
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 26 Juillet 2017
Description de l’offre
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA OFFICER
Contract Type: fixed term, one (01) year
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Job Grade: National D1
Reporting to: Country Director
Job Ref No: 12578
WHO WE ARE
Oxfam is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.
OXFAM has been active in Senegal for more than two decades. In recent years, our focus has been on supporting sustainable livelihoods, promoting good governance and ensuring sustainable human development in the face of crisis and human/natural disasters.
To maximize coverage of Oxfam Senegal’s programme and campaign messages by developing and delivering effective media and communication strategies and visibility products.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Key responsibilities of the Media & Communications Officer include:
To coordinate all internal communications in the Oxfam Senegal country programme.
To regularly generate high quality media coverage of Oxfam’s programme and advocacy work, primarily for national media but also occasionally international outlets. This includes collecting case-studies developing press releases, reactive lines, questions and answers and to organize press conferences, media briefing, organizing visits of journalists and celebrities to programme locations where Oxfam and partners have programmes (including logistical arrangements).
To produce digital contents (stories, photos, blogs, videos) to be used on Oxfam and other websites and to liaise with relevant staff at regional and affiliate levels to maximize the use of the contents generated.
Lead and assist country team members to maintain a social media presence for the country programmes.
To act as spokesperson for the county programmes in media interviews if required, and brief other staff ahead of media interviews or press conferences
To contribute to media and overall campaigns strategy planning for the country programmes
To regularly visit country programmes to ensure a direct link between programme work and media coverage, and to identify and generate high quality media and communication opportunities.
To build relationships with media colleagues in other organizations (eg NGOs, UN agencies), to coordinate and collaborate on media projects
To build and maintain excellent relationships with regional media outlets and maintain a database of media contacts
To monitor and evaluate media coverage on inequalities, extractives industries, climate change, and other key issues, and to draw lessons to improve coverage, and provide regular analysis on issues relevant to Oxfam’s programme and campaigns work
Undertake any tasks which are necessary to deliver country programmes across the country as required, including technical support to staff, partners and allies.
Flexibility to work out of normal offices hours is required, recognizing media is not a standard « office hours » job.
TECHNICAL SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
Minimum 3 years’s experience in a similar position for an INGO or as a journalist, with a proven record of generating media coverage
Strong writing skills, preferably with a history of writing for media, and ability to produce quality communication materials within tight deadlines
Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines.
Strong social media skills (eg using websites/Twitter/blogs) and knowledge of up-loading photos/videos, experience of using online fora for corporate purposes
Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships
Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with good strategic perspective, able to understand complex issues and information from different sources and present this clearly and simply
Ability to work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner and to identify and develop new ways to use the media to Oxfam’ss advantage
Excellent communication skills, in written and verbal English and French.
Photography and Videography skills, with experience working with Photoshop, InDesign, and other design software and/or Filming and editing skills for short video packages
Good understanding of sustainable development issues and a rights-oriented approach. Experience with Oxfam or similar INGO a plus
Able to travel to programme/project areas on a regular basis
Equality and diversity
We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in employment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are made entirely on merit.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 26 JULY 2017
Given the urgent need for this position, suitable candidates can be shortlisted and interviewed before the closing date.