Save the Children is looking for Communications Officer
Save the Children is the world s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
The Communications Officer will support the Communications department for Save the Children’s programme of operations in both Turkey and Syria with the collection of accurate data and the production of communication products supporting the organisation’s emergency and humanitarian responses. This includes collecting and creating materials such as case studies, stories, photographs, and other communications products as deemed necessary. The Communications Officer will utilize such materials to craft compelling and powerful communications products that enable excellent media and fundraising activities for Members and across Save the Children International.
Travel around Turkey, particularly the southeast, and regular coordination with partners are anticipated. The position is based in Hatay, Turkey.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Data collection and preparation of situation reports
Maintain and update weekly and/or monthly reporting mechanisms with timely, accurate and relevant information.
Production of communications products
Liaise with programme staff to document of SCI activities.
Seek out compelling stories from within the refugee and host communities in Turkey and foster trust based relationships to bring such stories to wider target audience.
Prepare materials for internal and external platforms
Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct in all communications work
Maintenance of materials within existing filing structure
Communications Focal Point
Assist the Media, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator in responding to media inquiries and preparation of supporting materials for external media contacts.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:
2-4 years of experience in media, communications, journalism, or a related field.
A university degree in media, journalism or a related field; or additional years of experience in lieu of an advanced degree.
Strong ability to write and edit outreach materials, ability to express ideas and concepts concisely in written form.
Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and familiarity with video editing software.
Keen eye for copy layout and detail.
Proven photography skills (example of work or portfolio highly encouraged)
Ability to prioritise tasks and collate data from various sources.
Able to cope with continuous change and pressure in a dynamic and fast changing environment.
Strong and effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated familiarity with social media platforms.
Ability to tailor communications material for a wide range of different audiences.
Ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
Good humoured and able to work under pressure or to tight deadlines when required.
Fluency in English (verbal and written) and Turkish (verbal and written).
Valid residency in Turkey
Knowledge of emergency contexts, humanitarian and/or development issues preferred
Experience working with production companies and other relevant vendors and/or communications networks to achieve desired objectives is desirable.
Private sector experience is a plus.
Familiarity with data visualization.
Knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to [email protected] by 18th of February 2016 till 5:30 PM (Turkish local time) and mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section.