Save the Children International In Egypt is looking for qualified candidates to fill in the attached post.
Communications and Information Assistant
|Application Deadline :||8th April, 2015|
|Languages Required :||Arabic/ English
How to apply:
- Please email your CV/Resume along with a cover letter in the same firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please specify the subject and post title in the email subject
- Only applications sent to the mentioned e-mail will be considered
- Applications received after the deadline of 8th April, 2015 will be disregarded
Please find attached: The terms of Reference.
We kindly ask you to circulate the announcement among colleagues and networks.
NB: Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Communications Unit, PDQ Team
TYPE/LENGTH OF CONTRACT: FTA- 12 months
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries and work, together with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
In Egypt, Save the Children has been working to ensure that children’s rights are respected, protected and promoted since 1982. We carry out both long-term development work and, more recently, emergency humanitarian work through our response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Our programs focus on building local capacity to deliver sustained impact for children in the fields of: child protection, education, health and livelihoods – with both Egyptian and non-Egyptian populations in Egypt.
As the violence in Syria continues, it is estimated that 300,000 Syrians have fled and received refuge in Egypt, of which 45% are under 18 years of age. However, living far from home in an unfamiliar environment inevitably brings new risks and challenges. With a fragile political environment, depleting financial resources and widespread unemployment, the needs of Syrian refugees in deprived areas of Greater Cairo are increasing, as well as those of non-Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities. This position will focus supporting information needs across our programs.
The Communications and Information Assistant will deliver vital information and communication resources for Egypt’s emergency response AND developmental programming to be used in both internal and external contexts. The Communications and Information Assistant will support with preparation of communications materials such as situation reports and fact sheets, improve data and knowledge storage and management, support SCs social media platforms and engage with internal and external actors to widen SCs brand and influence for both emergency and developmental programming. In this role, the post holder will also lead on developing context-specific resources and ensure materials are available in Arabic where relevant.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Support information and communication flows between the Egypt emergency response and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Feed into regular reporting requirements for the Egypt emergency response, such as situation reports (on a bi-weekly basis), monthly updates, and bi-monthly updates to UNHCR
- Produce accurate, accessible and consistent information and communication outputs relating to Save the Children’s programs Egypt – these could include case studies, factsheets/briefings and blogs – using agreed templates and styles and in line with internal approval protocols.
- Undertake photography commissions to a high standard, to accompany compelling case studies
- Support the management of Save the Children Egypt’s official website, Facebook page and Twitter account with up-to-date and engaging content
- Support the preparation of materials identified for fundraising activities
- Support in ensuring program compliance with donor visibility and communications requirements
- Support and develop the existing system for internal information sharing and filing
- Help to identify and maximise opportunities to raise the visibility and profile of Save the Children’s response both in country and internationally.
- Ensure protection of the Save the Children brand and that all procedures, protocols and policies are followed, including guidelines for interviewing children and documenting permission from beneficiaries for use of their images and words.
- Deliver results in line with the terms of reference agreed in advance – to do this in a way which maintains the reputation of Save the Children International’s Humanitarian Department.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC ‘s principles of equity and fairness.
- To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
- Achieves results effectively, considering the need for speed, scale and quality (Required)
- Manages themselves in a pressured and changing environment (Required)
- Understands humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles (Desirable)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently and upholding Save the Children’s values (Required)
Collaboration / Communication:
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, members and external partners and stakeholders (Required)
- Communicates complex findings in a clear and concise way for different audiences (Required)
- Displays and encourages honesty, openness and transparency (Required)
- Manages personal time, multiple tasks and competing priorities (Required)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- At least one year’s experience working within the field of communications
- Bachelor degree; preferably in Media Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, Marketing or equivalent experience.
- Fluency in both Arabic and English – written and verbal.
- Experience in managing large amounts of information, and to be able to consolidate and share information quickly.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience in writing for a range of different audiences.
- Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritise and effectively manage assignments in a timely fashion.
- Basic photography skills.
- Proven ability to identify good story ideas.
- Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word.
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
- Excellent relationship building skills in order to work with diverse groups.
- A proactive attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly, with limited support at times.
- The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in challenging working circumstances.
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
- Experience of translating written documents to a high standard.
- Experience of using design software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
- Basic video skills.