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ACTED recruits 01 Pilot Programmatic Partnership Communication Officer

 ACTED recruits 01 Pilot Programmatic Partnership Communication Officer – based in Amman working for seven countries

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

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Description of the post

The PPP COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER is charged with two broad roles within ACTED’s contribution to the PPP.

As part of a Pilot Programmatic Partnership (PPP) funded by ECHO, ACTED will support crisis-wide multi-sectorial prioritization and response by humanitarian actors, and meet the immediate needs of vulnerable forcibly displaced populations both in and out-of-camp in 7 target countries (Burkina Faso, Iraq, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria).

The PPP Communication Officer is responsible for the planning and implementation of communication activities in line with contractual obligations, budget line, project planning and ACTED’s global communication processes and procedures. Working closely with the PPP Project Coordination, the communication focal points in PPP target countries, and the Communication Department in ACTED’s HQ in Paris, the PPP Communication Officer is responsible for designing, organizing, and streamlining communication activities across PPP countries. He or she ensures the planning, coordination and implementation of activities as per contractual obligations.

Objectives

Planning and Management of all Communications Activities (50%): In liaison with communication focal points within the seven countries of intervention and ACTED’s HQ Communications Department (based in Paris), the PPP communication officer will support ACTED’s country teams in the planning and management (including logistical) of all visits from media and communications professionals to ensure all objectives, key messaging and outputs are respected in line with the contractual obligations.

Collection, Production and Dissemination of Communications Content (50%): In addition to his or her management duties, the officer play a practical role in the collection of ‘raw’ communications content (images, video footage, beneficiary stories etc), both personally and through coordination with ACTED’s field staff. He or she will also oversee the development, animation, and dissemination of communication tools, information supports and external and internal visibility operations of ACTED based on both ongoing liaisons with staff in the target countries, as well as through his or her own visits to these regions.

1. Planning and Management of Media Visits – Lead in the planning, management and follow up of all country visits from media and photographers ensuring equal coverage of all target regions and thematics.

2. Planning and Management of Photographer/Videographer Visits

3. Organisation of Social Media Campaigns – Lead in the development, dissemination and post analysis of social media campaigns, ensuring maximum impact with online audiences across the EU.

4. Organisation of Events in Europe – Organise an event in Europe while exploiting any and all available media opportunities to maximize attendance and press coverage.

5. Establishment of Media Partnership with Prominent European TV Broadcaster

6. Collection and Dissemination of Communications Content on Ongoing Basis

7. Training of Field Staff

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Planning and Management of Media Visits

· Outreach to and coordination with local and international media to facilitate visits to project locations based on judgement of the most appropriate timing in relation to project development.

· Coordination with field teams to schedule, plan and execute field mission; ensuring accordance with appropriate ACTED protection standards and procedures.

· Follow up with journalists to track publishing and boost the most strategically relevant content through ACTED channels.

2. Planning and Management of Photographer Visits

· Outreach to and coordination with local and international photographers to facilitate visits to project locations based on judgement of the most appropriate timing in relation to project development.

· Coordination with field teams to schedule, plan and execute field mission; ensuring accordance with appropriate ACTED protection standards and procedures.

· Follow up with photographers to consolidate content and suggest the most impactful utilisation of the images across the range of media available to ACTED i.e. photo stories, articles, inclusion in social media campaigns.

3. Organisation of Social Media Campaigns

· Provide initial report of analysis (including clear recommendations vis a vis formats) of current social media trends to integrate into campaigns.

· In conjunction with HQ Communications department, select the most appropriate content for inclusion for social media campaigns.

· Provide ongoing monitoring and follow up analysis of campaigns.

· Create Lessons Learned for each subsequent campaign to ensure improvement over time.

4. Organisation of Events in Europe

· Identify venue, research and propose an event format, coordinate in the planning and execution of the event.

· Oversee the creation of all publicity materials for the event both in terms of printed visibility and online content.

· Create an online social media campaign to elicit public interest in the event.

· Lead in outreach to media to solicit interest in the event.

5. Establishment of Media Partnership with Prominent European TV Broadcaster

· Research and propose suitable organisations with whom to partner.

· Create a ‘media package’ (a pitch) with which to approach potential partners laying out what ACTED is offering in terms of access and support and what our expectations are.

· Coordination with field teams to schedule, plan and execute TV media field mission; ensuring accordance with appropriate ACTED protection standards and procedures.

· Follow up with journalist to track publishing and boost the most strategically relevant content through ACTED and partners’ channels.

· Investigate the most suitable forms of TV advertising offered within the assigned budget and maximize the dissemination of video content towards a television audience.

· Write a detailed report on the successes and lessons learned of the TV campaign.

6. Collection and Dissemination of Communications Content on Ongoing Basis

· Collection of content for regular articles, photo stories, beneficiary stories, press releases, in English and French, for ACTED’s communication materials and for dissemination in other media.

· Collect photos, videos and beneficiary stories to facilitate the production of articles; photo stories, social media posts and other materials on an ongoing basis while building the capacity of in-country teams to collect such content.

· Design, elaboration, writing and follow-up of print communication supports (brochures, documents, communication supports, etc.).

· Ensure that all media outputs are in alignment with the agreed key messaging outlined in the communications strategy.

7. Training of Field Staff:

Ongoing training for in-country staff on Protocols and Best Practices in Relation to Photography, Video, and Collection of Beneficiary Stories to facilitate their contribution to materials.

Experience / Training

– Master degree in communication/marketing;

– At least 1-2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations or EU institutions. Professional experience with EU donors is an asset;

– Campaign/project management, planning and budgeting skills; such experience at international level is an asset;

– Experience in the field of press relations;

– Experience of community/audience management;

– Excellent interpersonal and writing skills;

– Skills in coordination/liaison;

– Excellent organizational and communication skills with staff and communities;

– Synthesis, multitasking and priority management skills;

– Adaptability, autonomy, flexibility, dynamism, reactivity and proactivity is essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and work independently and under pressure;

– Knowledge of the region and/or PPP target countries is an asset.

Salairy

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply

Please send your application by mail (jobs@acted.org) under Ref: PPPCO/WOS

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