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Communication and Media Assistant- National Vacancy

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Amman, AM, JO

Company: Plan International


The Organization
Plan International works in 70 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas promoting child rights and lifting millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. Our aim is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized through high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits to children and their communities by working in partnership with others and operating effectively. Plan International is a global federation and it has been working in Jordan since 2016, collaborating with national and international partners to support the recovery and resilience of the Syrian refugees and Jordanian host population by providing Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), integrated projects including; education, child protection, GBV, SRHR, Youth Economic Empowerment, and women’s empowerment services in both host communities and refugee camps.

About the Communication and Media Team:

The Communication and media team is one of the support units under the leadership of the Country Director. The Communications team is responsible of Plan International image, and responsible of creating a positive relationship between Plan International and its beneficiaries, partners, donors and the general public. Communications can be delivered using various methodologies and tools such as face to face, traditional mass media (radio, television and print) and online media channels and campaigns. Communication does not only focus around an event, but a continuous process that aids in fostering good working relationships with partners, a larger advocacy platform and brand building for Plan International.

The Opportunity:

The Communication and Media Assistant role is a unique opportunity for candidates to learn how to work effectively as a member of a diverse team, to better understand the inner workings of Plan International, and to grow their communications abilities as well as their organizational skills and interpersonal competencies.

The role would suit an ambitious creative person with some experience of working in a busy environment. This position will support the Communication and Media Coordinator and work closely to develop and maintain effective collaboration system with Projects Coordinators and Officers, Technical Units, Program Unit Managers, frontline staff.

The candidate must be a key member of the Communications, Media, Campaigns team and play an active role in promoting positive images of young people with focus on girls and supporting them to get their voices heard. As well as contribute in implementing the Influence, Communication and Media Strategies to achieve their goals as part of Plan International Country Strategy.

The Communication and Media Assistant will guide and support Plan International implementing partners to design and develop communication and media contents that are compatible with the overall Plan International communication strategies and policies. The unit provides capacity building, guidance and follow-up for partners, including Community Based Organization (CBOs), in the development and implementation of communication tools and procedures that provide progress evidence-based information to reflect the projects’ performance and results. Farther, to ensure quality communications for Plan international’s individual projects and programmes in line with donor standards and requirements.

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

  • Assist in the implementation of Plan International Communications Strategy and Work Plans.
  • Build toolkits with the support of the supervisor and distribute comprehensive social media toolkits to partners and others in support of major events, campaigns, and other initiatives of Plan International.
  • Collaborate in planning, monitoring and reporting of communication activities.
  • Support the development and dissemination of communication print and visual materials.
  • Support in creating and design promotional and visibility items.
  • Regular field visits to collect evidence materials (photos, videos, stories, statements).
  • Draft press releases, statements and success stories in both Arabic and English.
  • Maintain library/ database of reference materials and photos.
  • Support in managing Plan International digital platforms and insure their activeness.
  • Design and create high quality and highly engaging social media content.
  • Handle media monitoring process and develop regular media reports.
  • Provide support to Plan International public campaigns and events.
  • Cover Plan International events live on social media using multimedia (e.g. live tweeting, producing social media graphics from templates, producing live video clips, produce Facebook Live broadcasts etc.).
  • Work with the supervisor and colleagues to set and meet reasonable audience engagement targets.
  • Support on the public and community mobilization activities.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support at Plan International events.
  • Provide other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Apply knowledge of Plan Programs and approach to identify improvements.
  • Understanding of Plan International’s policies and regulations.
  • Ensure safe environment for children and young people.
  • Identify risks or issues that may affect the communication production.
  • Ability to think strategically, recognize program and persuade colleagues of communication and media opportunities that Plan should exploit.
  • High degree of capacity to resolve a wide range of challenges related to communication and media initiatives.
  • Providing leadership and advice on communication and media activities.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

  • A University degree in relevant fields and subjects additional to the knowledge in graphic design.
  • Minimum 2 years of Communication, Branding, Media, Campaigns experience preferably with an international organization.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training/workshops.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic language skills required.
  • Strong interviewing skills and ability to process the conversation during any interview.
  • Demonstrated writing skills (report writing, articles, stories, and press releases)
  • Experience in video and film making.
  • Experience working with children and understanding their special needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and team work abilities.
  • This position requires high computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications and experience working with Adobe Creative software.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the promotion of gender equality, child protection and inclusion of the most vulnerable.   
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines and targets. 
  • Involves others in setting and achieving goals.
  • Creates strong sense of ownership within one part of the business to different stakeholders.
  • An open communicator and team player.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local context and of interaction with local development actors and communities.

 

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

Type of Role: 6 months fixed term contract

Location: Plan Jordan - Amman

Reports to: Communication and Media Manager

Closing Date:  21st of August 2019

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.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply
 

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.