Senior Humanitarian Communications Coordinator position available at CARE International.
About the Position
The Senior Humanitarian Communications Coordinator (SHCC) leads the global coordination of CI-wide media work in support of the CARE’s global fundraising and advocacy objectives, and in ways that ensure CARE is first in the media when a disaster strikes. With strong links to CARE’s country offices, this role is also key to driving CARE’s content pipeline – supporting country offices (including through training and best practice promotion) to deliver a solid pipeline of both raw and polished content packages that support CARE members fundraising and advocacy requirements. Reporting to the Head of Global communications, the SHCC must be a strategic thinker, highly creative, and able to develop and maintain strong internal relationships across CARE International and with external networks, including the media, humanitarian community, and other strategic partners. This position requires c.30 percent travel.
- Global coordination of major humanitarian emergencies and field communications (approx. 50%)
- In emergencies, ensure a timely pipeline of updated communications materials and information needed for communications, advocacy and fundraising outreach
- Develop and produce global, multimedia content packages relating to our humanitarian work at key moments in the global communications calendar
- Support the Country Offices affected by disasters by coordinating media requests, anticipating communications needs, and deploying communications officers as needed
- Manage roster of deployable Communications Officers by enlisting new members and supervising deployed Emergency Communications Officers.
- Deploy to the field as part of the first response team in a humanitarian emergency and/or when extra support is required
- Brief senior CI secretariat staff on humanitarian communications messages when required
- Engage with international media on news stories relating to CARE’s emergency and humanitarian work
- Coordinate with relevant internal stakeholders and expert groups to develop tools and templates that support the confederations development of gender sensitive, emergency stories
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field;
- At least five years’ experience in media or public relations, preferably in an international setting;
- Experience travelling, working or living in a developing country, preferably during an emergency or crisis;
- Experience in and demonstrated understanding of the field of international relief and development;
- Proven ability to work in all online and offline media channels
- Fluent written and spoken English, plus another major language desirable;
- Ability to act as a CARE spokesperson;
- Proven ability to produce corporate communications materials;
- Knowledge of Internet Content Management Systems
- Additional technical skills are desirable; proficiency in design and photo/video editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Final Cut Pro, etc.
- Excellent written and spoken communications skills;
- Flexible and adaptable;
- Able to self-manage, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
- Proactive and able to see the big picture;
- Dynamic, creative and innovative;
- Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills, and able to manage relationships across units;
- Able to plan, organize and deliver results;
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter of interest in English to [email protected] by Monday 10 December 2018. Please include your indication of expected salary and confirmation of your right to live and work in the UK. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.