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Communication Coordinator - National Vacancy

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Amman, AM

Company: Plan International

The Organization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity:

To promote a positive image of Plan Jordan through development and implementation of an effective communications strategy and to lead implementation of the communication strategy to ensure that Plan Jordan has a high level of exposure in the media and society in general through campaigns and publications.

 

Ensure Plan Influencing Strategy is adequately implemented:

  • Develop with  project owners, humanitarian and success stories to feature Plan’s impact and support the influencing strategy that would be uploaded on online platforms.
  • Develop communications to feature strategic partnerships with key constituencies to maximize impact of advocacy liaison to media organizations, national entities, and private sector.
  • Supports partners, civil society entities, community members in lobbying and advocating for the rights of children, women and youth, through social media platforms and offline media to influence policy makers.
  • Takes the lead in organizing media outreach; arranges all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews; provides talking points and other materials as needed to senior staff; responds to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Represents Plan at national stakeholder forums, networks, coalitions or conferences on communication
  • Networking  with other organizations or coalitions to promote partnerships and learning

Manage Plan Jordan's office online platforms:

  • Coordinates with Technical Advisors production of a diverse range of scalable products (including audio/visual communications), briefing papers and communication reports to benchmarks Plan Jordan programs.
  • Develop content and audiovisual material for Plan’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms as relevant, to ensure regular influencing messages are being uploaded and Plan’s online audience are constantly engaged.
  • Respond on timely basis to online queries
  • Ensure quality photographs are constantly produced to enrich Plan’s visual messaging.
  • Preparation of quality influencing documentaries on socio-economic issues affecting children, women and youth, to lobby for the reinforcement of their rights.
  • Provide opportunities and overall coordinate, for strategic partners, children and youth to participate in media and advocacy related interventions.
  • Promote Plan’s children safe gardening & gender mainstreaming communications among staff and strategic partners.
  • Facilitation of organization of international and national events to promote PlanJordan impact areas.
  • To assist in identifying visibility and marketing opportunities and ensure appropriate communication interventions.

Lead on national and international campaigns and events

  • Engage all stakeholders in the planning, follow up on the action plan, including developing communications products such as videos, photos, press releases, media outreach, media visits, and providing public and internal information to support Plan’s campaigns .
  • Build the capacities of relevant staff and community members on advocacy-related communications skills to support community-based advocacy activities.
  • Document all influencing events with Minutes of Meetings, photography, and where relevant video filming.

 

Provide support for key senior staff during strategic visits for Plan Jordan.

Facilitation of information sharing of Plan Jordan locally and internationally through bulletins, magazines and other forms of media

Prepare periodic reports to ensure that management is equipped with necessary information for appropriate decision making

Perform other relevant duties as and when requested by line manager

 

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven professional experience gained within communication context is essential.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives

Knowledge

 

  • University degree in related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Must have close updated knowledge of the communications and media field including journalists, TV editors, radio shows, etc..
  • Hands on excellent experience of web publishing, digital communications and video production
  • Proficiency in MS office tools

Skills

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent brand understanding and practical applications of it
  • Strong knowledge of quality photography, and ability to take good photos in line with Plan’s brand requirements,
  • A team player with interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical, communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong documentation and presentation skills
  • Negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant applications.

Behaviors (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract

Location: Plan Jordan Office- Amman

Reports to: Head of Mission.

Closing Date: 21st of August 2018

 

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
 

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.