World Vision International recruits 01 Communications and Public Engagement Manager
Communications and Public Engagement Manager
International Role – No – Only National applicants will be considered.
Communications and Public Engagement Manager
World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 24 Districts of Rwanda.
World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Communications and Public Engagement Manager. The position will be based in Kigali and reporting to the National Director.
Purpose of the position:
The purpose of this position is to strategically lead and manage World Vision Rwanda’s communications and public engagement across a range of business areas in order to position World Vision as a leading and credible humanitarian leader in Rwanda. The Communications & Public Engagement Manager will provide strategic leadership and develop an equipped professional team that creates and drives awareness through gathering and disseminating accurate and consistent information in response to key audience needs. Expected results will be increased awareness of, and advocacy for World Vision Rwanda’s programmes and strategy, mutual transformation for key groups, and contributing to increased financial support of World Vision Rwanda’s programmes, all to help deepen the organisation’s impact, influence and commitment to the most vulnerable children and their families.
The major responsibilities include:
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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.
Minimum qualifications and experience required
-Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or any other field relevant to this role. Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
-At least 5 years’professional communications experience within the context of the humanitarian sector –at the UN, an International NGO or related organisation.
-At least 5 years’English-writing and editing experience, with either a local or international news agency, marketing organization, UN Agency or INGO.
-At least 3 years’experience developing and/or overseeing key communications tools, including still photography, story-writing, case study writing, and videography, acquired from either formal or on-the-job training.
-Minimum of 3 years’cross-cultural interpersonal skills and experience
Technical Skills & Abilities
-Sound understanding of transformational and community development, with the ability to translate technical information to a language easily understood by donors and partners.
-Reputational risk communications experience in the humanitarian sector preferred
-Experience developing effective communications / public relations strategies for an NGO, UN Agency or International organization highly preferred
-Experience writing / producing content for international audiences preferred
-Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles required
-An energetic, creative, smart, and innovative thinker with a heart and passion for children’s issues
-Experience hosting or working with international groups of donors or visitors highly preferred
-Must be available for significant travel time to field / project sites
-Knowledge of written and spoken Kinyarwanda, and ability to engage community members comfortably and interpret their thoughts to visiting donors/supporters/filming crews/church partners, etc.
How to apply:
Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda
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All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.
In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org(no applications will be accepted through this email)
The closing date for submission of applications is 26th March, 2018; no late applications will be accepted
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.