Jobs Around the World – August 2012
Here are 10 job opportunities for everyone from editors to storytellers to people with web skills. I’m noticing that more job descriptions request applicants with photo and video skills. I take that as a good sign that organizations recognize the need for strong visuals. Good luck job hunting!
Online Content Coordinator at Pathfinder International in Watertown, MA
The Online Content Coordinator is responsible for producing a range of materials for Pathfinder’s online presence that highlight our programmatic successes, strengths and results. This includes all website content (programmatic write-ups, news, videos, and interactive elements). In addition, the coordinator plays a large role in online strategy, social media outreach, blogging, web analytics, design, and new media productions.
Regional Communications Coordinator for The Lutheran World Federation in Nairobi, Kenya
The Regional Communications Coordinator of the (new) LWF/DWS Regional Support Unit, based in Nairobi, Kenya shall be responsible to and report directly to the Resource Mobilization Officer/ Head of Communications in Geneva for programmatic matters and to the local LWF/DWS Kenya/Djibouti Country Representative in Nairobi for administrative matters.
1. Experience: Three to five years practical experience in the field of journalism, preferably in the area of international humanitarian and development programs. Extensive knowledge of the region.
2. Education: A degree in journalism or related field.
3. Personal Attributes: Cultural sensitivity and adaptability. High degree of integrity and professional responsibility. Diplomatic skills.
4. Professional skills: Experience in web-writing, editing, media planning, communications training and working in emergencies and coordinating coverage of field programs. Excellent English writing and editorial skills. Strong oral, facilitation and networking skills. Proactive and flexible work style. Capable of identifying and responding to shifting priorities. Political awareness and in-depth knowledge of editorial processes. English will be the main working language; knowledge in French would be an asset. Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce. Ability and affinity for working in teams. Ability to travel in the region at short notice.
5. Commitment and ability to train national staff
6. Deep commitment to LWF’s core values and ability to work by those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
Resident Journalism Advisor for Internews in Ethiopia
Internews is seeking a Resident Advisor candidate for a potential program in Ethiopia. The 3-6 month program will pilot a Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) to create programming tailored for the information needs of refugees in partnership with the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Resident Advisor will provide consistent and high standard editorial oversight, training and mentoring and management support in a sensitive context. S/he is an experienced broadcast professional, especially in remote, post-conflict environments.
Haiti Communications Coordinator at Partners in Health in rural Haiti
The Haiti Communications Coordinator will facilitate both internal and external communications with regard to Partners In Health activities in Haiti. The position will report jointly to the Senior Program Manager in Haiti and to the Manager of Public Communications and work in close collaboration with Haiti Program Coordinators and the Boston communications and advocacy teams to provide broader context and to frame issues appropriately. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for writing articles on PIH or Zanmi Lasante (“ZL”) activities, profiling staff members, assisting with reports for donors, website articles, brochures and PIH bulletins. The Communications Coordinator will also stay informed of national and international policies and issues related to reconstruction in Haiti and will keep the PIH Haiti team updated on these issues. Additionally the incumbent will work with the team in Haiti and in Boston to coordinate media-related visits to Partners In Health sites.
Copy Editor at Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, MD
In collaboration with the Copy Editor II, acts as a line editor and gatekeeper for the Charitable Giving Division’s editorial process. Supports the Senior Editor and the division’s editorial staff to produce quality, on-point information about CRS’ work and mission to approximately 500,000 (in print and online) CRS supporters in the United States monthly. Substantively edits, proofreads, checks facts and organizes print and electronic communications projects for timely dissemination. Copy Editor I will use editorial skills, judgment and knowledge of agency values and mission to ensure accurate and compelling content, and consistent use of grammar, style and voice in keeping with best practices and the CRS editorial calendar and guidelines.
Regional Communications Officer, Southeast Asia & Ukraine at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Regional Communications Officer (RCO) will work closely with the Regional Director, Director of Regional Operations, Country Directors and program staff across all 5-country offices to ensure the overall success of program implementation specifically in the areas of communications, reporting, knowledge management, development and donor management. In addition, the RCO will work closely with Global Communications and Development staff to ensure consistency in approach across all of these areas.
The position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with expected travel within the region approximately 40% of the time.
Communications Officer/Technical Analyst at Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative in Kilwa Masoko, Lindi, Tanzania
We are looking for a dynamic technical writer / conservation scientist with the ability to think outside the box and contribute to a diverse programme of practical conservation, community develpment and technical monitoring. Excellent communication skills are a must and should be combined with strong analytical ability. This is a cross disciplinary role: candidates with a varied skill-set and experiences will be preferred to those from a straight biological background. Substantial prior experience is not a pre-requisite – this position would be suitable for those early in their career – but the candidate must be able to demonstrate their raw talent in communications. Candidates who show the potential for developing into a full technical adviser will be preferred.
Media and Public Engagement Coordinator at Just Vision in Jerusalem, Israel
The Media and Public Engagement Coordinator in Israel will be responsible for building relationships with Israeli press, bloggers and strategic community partners to bring nonviolent efforts to end the occupation and resolve the conflict into popular discourse in Israel. The Coordinator will work with the Communications and Production Manager and the Outreach and Programming Coordinator to implement communications strategies in order to reach key Israeli audiences and generate support for grassroots nonviolence leaders and movements. S/he will act as the point person for Israeli media, by producing press materials, responding to media requests, acting as a spokesperson and proactively reaching out to media outlets. S/he will be responsible for implementing the Hebrew social media and online communications strategy. Additionally, the Coordinator will devise and implement a community engagement strategy by organizing events, acting as an organizational spokesperson and building relationships with community leaders.
Communications Officer – Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities at Oxfam in Nairobi, Kenya
You will produce a bi-monthly e-bulletin of good practice and policy documents and key events for NGOs, donors, international organisations and governments. Update the key information sources and gaps on dry land development and key statistics on dry land areas, actively seeking new sources of information. Overseeing the design and printing of REGLAP materials including the bi-annual journal, technical briefs, good practice guidance, studies and policy briefs. Manage the REGLAP webpage and its improvements in collaboration with FAO. Participate in discussions of the DRR website to ensure dry land good practice and policy materials are easily accessible. Maintain and update contact lists for REGLAP partners, donors and government and e-bulletin distribution.
Online Communications Officer – Consultative Group to Assist the Poor at The World Bank in Washington, DC
We are looking for the right person to help build CGAP’s online presence by acting as Managing Editor for cgap.org, and actively contributing to CGAP’s comprehensive Web communications and digital strategy. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Web editor with a strong background in driving content strategy, working with technical specialists. Strong writing skills, Web site content management experience, the ability to work independently, and a strong track record in running effective Web marketing campaigns are requirements for this position.