JOBS AROUND THE WORLD: AUGUST 2016
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Head of Content Strategy Creation and Distribution for the World Food Programme in Rome, Italy
Leadership and strategy
- Narrative: Develop an annual narrative structure to communicate the urgent need to end hunger and describe the work of WFP to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Identify the themes and stories that will constitute the narrative. This includes participating in the editorial process of the Communications Division, to understand the news agenda and creating a plan, establishing the best timing and sequencing of stories.
- · Team lead: Supervise a team developing and marketing content; define Terms of Reference (TORs), establish priorities and work plans, monitor progress, and provide coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate skills and capabilities development and enable high performance and motivation. Ensure vendors have clear work plans and deliverables and are monitored appropriately.
· Strategy: Develop and execute the content strategy and master plan, outlining milestones, staffing and funding needs, based upon a careful assessment of needs and opportunities. This includes the definition of content standards and processes to support the execution of the overall Communications strategy.
- Content creation: Manage the process of content gathering, curation and creation for planned proactive content across global and HQ audiences to create a consistent and coherent drum beat. Ensure content is accurate and fact-checked, to the high standards set but also connecting and engaging with audiences, and tailored to different marketing channels. Contribute to the creation of original and curated content that brings to life the work of WFP in formats, on channels and in styles that resonate with key audiences. Work closely with the Division’s Communication Officers, Graphic Design and Publishing Unit, Video Unit and Photo Unit to ensure generation of stories, videos and images that are consistent with the Communications Strategy.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Communications Officer for the The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) in Dakar, Senegal
- Media watch : press review of implementation
- Regular updating of the international database, regional and local
- Support for the creation of communication materials (brochures, annual reports, posters, movies, photos, audio…)
- Support for internal communication : writing information points, newsletter, alerts
- Support in the management of the website and the social networks: posting of different content, management and control of comments and interventions in connection with the digital officer and the communication manager
- Use of social media and blogging platforms to engage and convince the international institutions, donors, governments, civil society or NGOs, journalists/ media on humanitarian issues
- Treat the media request and support in drafting the language elements
- Participation in the general activity of the department and operating office in Dakar.
Deadline: August 30, 2016
Communications & Digital Strategist for Relief International in Washington, DC
Manage daily digital operations on social media and on the Relief International website
- Lead and execute all digital communications: including social media, fundraising appeals, staff newsletter and CMS of the Relief International website.
- Design and create visually appealing collateral, such as annual reports, donor communications, branding materials and other items using the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Create basic graphics and manage Relief International’s photo library.
- Maintain and grow a donor database, cultivating relationships with donors big and small, and managing CRM.
- Oversee a wide variety of projects – and manage multiple competing deadlines – ranging from email marketing campaigns to website updates and long-term reports.
- Corral colleagues across 20 countries to coordinate print and digital communications materials.
- Create and/or edit compelling, journalism-style content: including website feature stories and project updates, fundraising emails, major donor collateral, social media copy, collateral for field staff and other items.
- Collaborate on brand and marketing strategy, knowing that your ideas are not only welcomed, but encouraged.
Deadline: September 13, 2016
Learning Technology Specialist for MercyCorps in Portland, Oregon
The Learning Technology Specialist position brings technology expertise to advance learning in a global organization spanning 42 countries, 4500+ employees, including challenging environments of crisis and limited connectivity. The position will support global eLearning and talent management initiatives, processes, and tools for the purpose of engaging employees, onboarding, enhancing organizational capabilities, and driving strong performance. This position provides technical support and day-to-day administration of Mercy Corps’ Talent Management System – Cornerstones on Demand ©; with particular emphasis on the Learning Management System (LMS). S/he will support strategic projects that are aligned with Mercy Corps’ key initiatives such as onboarding; will implement industry “best practices” in support Mercy Corps’ organizational culture, while promoting Mercy Corps’ position as an employer of choice.
Deadline: September 9, 2016
Digital Production Manager for Oxfam (Location to Be Negotiated)
- To manage the overall development and smooth running of OI’s main website and sub-sites from an editorial, creative and technical point of view. To work with relevant teams to scope and develop new content, campaigns and functionalities and oversee creative digital delivery via OI sites, Oxfam sites and third party sites as needed.
- Working closely with the Senior Digital Engagement Manager and managing the Digital Production Assistant, manage oxfam.org and related projects to meet organisational engagement goals, including managing strategy and goals
- In coordination with key stakeholders from across Oxfam optimise content and user experience to improve acquisition, conversion (on and off site) and retention of users to meet campaigns and fundraising goals
- Oversee product development of oxfam.org and related products to meet brand, marketing and engagement goals, including scoping and delivering new functional requirements and managing bugs
- Oversee creation & management of site analytics and user surveys for oxfam.org; including custom reports and user permissions.
- Working closely with the Senior Digital Editorial & Content Advisor to manage website content production, commissioning, promotion and management in three languages to meet website goals, including editing, proofreading and publishing content as required
- Provide specialist advice and support as required to Oxfam affiliates, regions and countries to develop and manage high quality digital engagement products to meet organisational KPIs
- Establish and lead cross Oxfam peer to peer networks to share digital goals and best practice.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Director of Global Communications for Helen Keller International in New York, New York
Working to raise awareness of the global health issues that HKI addresses, and to increase and manage the organization’s visibility across a range of audiences, including private sector donors, the Director is responsible for public relations media outreach, print and digital communications, website content, design, and functionality, internal and external publications, and promotional events and activities. The position also ensures congruity of messaging and branding across HKI’s wide range of domestic and global external outreach and program activities.
This position reports to and will work closely with the Vice President of External Relations and the leaders and staff of the other department units, as well as with senior staff and program colleagues around the world. The position directly manages important vendor relationships, and one professional level employee, who may supervise seasonal or temporary staff, interns and/or volunteer. In addition, the Director co-supervises and integrates the work of several professional level communications staff who are assigned to program teams. The External Relations department and HKI as a whole are structured in such a way that the work of each unit supports and reinforces the work of every other unit. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Communications Manager for Cuso International in Calabar, Nigeria
Cuso International is currently implementing a five-year project titled, Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development Project (YouLead). Funded by Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, YouLead supports the creation of youth-led enterprises and employment for young women and men in the natural resource sector in Cross River State, Nigeria. Cuso International and implementing partners are developing a youth-driven approach to support sustainable economic activities in key sectors (forestry, agriculture, aquaculture and eco-tourism) identified by the CRS government and other stakeholders. The project is also strengthening capacity of government at State and LGA levels, youth-serving civil society organizations, training organizations, and financial institutions to develop and implement a gender-responsive NRM ‘green jobs/green economy’ policy framework as the basis of increasing employment, self-employment and secured livelihoods for young women and men in the natural resource sectors.
Reporting to the Project Team Leader, the Communications Manager will be the Head of the Communications unit within the YouLead Project at Cuso International in Nigeria, and supervise/build the capacity of the Communications Officer in carrying out work related functions and to implement communications and marketing strategy that will support the success of the project and provide timely and relevant information to project stakeholders with support and guidance from the Director of Communications based at the Cuso International HQ.
Deadline: September 2, 2016
Designer, Accessible Media Specialist for Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, California
The Media and Accessible Design (MAD) Lab is seeking a professional with strong Illustrator skills, someone keen to help us get into fabrication and help us develop the business, spreading the MAD Lab far and wide.
By providing individuals who are unable to read conventional print with access to the printed word and visually-conveyed information, the MAD Lab supports the rights of individuals to accessible information. While Braille and audio production remain cornerstones of the operation, our work extends to the creation of tactile graphics, maps, and educational materials. Innovative multi-modal approaches that encompass sense of touch, hearing and new technologies enable people who are blind or low vision and of varying abilities to enjoy full, independent lives. We design with these principles in mind. Talent and technology allow us to deliver quality product at competitive prices on deadline.
We hope you enjoyed this version of Jobs Around the World. This month we also shared the inclusive editing process humanitarian storyteller Kate Lords uses when working with beneficiary videos and a new skills piece on why you and your organization should use photo captions. Go check them out!