Head of Communications and Media , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Save The Children

Contract
Addis Ababa
Posted 1 week ago

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Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

Head of Communications and Media – ( 210001ZQ )

Head of Communications and Media – Ethiopia Country Office

TEAM/PROGRAM: Communications Team

LOCATION: Addis Ababa

GRADE : 1B

POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Head of Communciations and Media is responsible for leading strategic comunciations for projects and the organization and serves as the official spokesperson for Save the Children Ethiopia country office.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Deputy Country Director PDQ

Dimensions: Save the Children works in all regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 2200 members and current expenditure of approximately $110+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Planning and Implementation of a CO communications strategy

  • Works with the key CO staff regional office staff and others to flesh out and implement the country office’s internal and external communication strategy and guidelines.
  • Develop and rollout a specific time-bound plan of the internal and external communications strategy
  • Monitor the progress of the implementation of the communications strategies and adapt it to new opportunities
  • Develop and roll out annual communication and media plan for the CO with/through the involvement of relevant managers.

External Communications and Media

  • Develop external communications and media strategies/guidelines to guide the engagement of SCI Ethiopia Country office with the media and general public
  • Ensure that all media messages and engagements are developed to the highest level of quality and timeliness and then approved by the Country Director
  • Identify media topics prepare media messages assess appropriate media channels for communicating those messages and facilitate the process of disseminating/communicating those messages
  • Develop guidelines and monitor the quality of external events
  • Establish proactive and beneficial relationship with media houses that can help in advancing Save the Children’s strategic priorities in Ethiopia
  • Familiarise himself/herself with the work of SCI in Ethiopia to effectively represent the organisation in media engagements where relevant
  • Ensure the quality of all materials and products that will be produced and sahred with external stakeholders/audiences
  • Work closely with relevant program or functional leaders of the country office in identifying producing organising and dissiminating/communicating on the works of the country office/programs to external stakeholders
  • Ensure adequate budgeting and planning for external events

Internal Communications

  • Develop internal communications strategies and guidelines that follow SCI global guidelines and good practices
  • Ensure the production of standard communications materials and services regarding CO programs through the application and application of of minimum standards
  • Ensure the production and dissemination of periodic communication materials such as leaflets updates stories of success etc. by working with relevant program/function leads CO
  • Ensure appropriate communications materials are communicated through appropriate channels including messages to staff the web-site project briefs and other channels
  • Develop and oversee implement a strategy for communications among CO staff
  • Ensure that cross cutting themes like child participation gender disability are mainstreamed in all media and communications work

Capacity building

  • Identify communications capacity gaps of SCI Ethiopia Country Office and its partners and work to ensure they are improved
  • Develop and implement communications capacity building plan in general with particular focus on identifying planning and implementing communication initiatives methods and skills of documenting and communicating lessons and good practices
  • Build staff capacity in developing and implementing community level communication initiatives
  • Build capacity of key staff at all levels to ensure they are able to be effective ambassadors for SCI work in Ethiopia
  • Ensure key staff have media training

Staff and budget management

  • Lead and manage the communication team and their reports.
  • Work with the program development unit projects and the Finance and Awards Departments to ensure that all positions are budgeted within awards
  • Oversee that all direct staff proactively build and maintain technical skills and competencies required for leading their communications responsibilities
  • Manage the performance of the Communication Team through:
    • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear measureable objectives provision of ongoing feedback periodic reviews and fair and unbiased performance evaluations;
    • Coaching mentoring and accessing capacity development opportunities;
    • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values promotes accountability and high performance encourages a team culture of learning creativity and innovation and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
  • Identify succession plans and team members with high capacity for future promotion.
  • Manage the budget of the communications unit with the eventual objective of managing most/all project communications budgets to provide comprehensive communications services for projects.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions managing resources efficiently achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team) takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team colleagues members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable good listener easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least twelve years of experience in leading communications teams/initiatives
  • Degree in social science human rights development international relations journalism/mass communication.
  • Masters or post graduate degree in communications and media preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or direct work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications improvement strategies
  • Personnel and budget management experience
  • Excellent representational skills with a p roven track record of influencing key audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to analyze complex information and offer creative practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to produce good quality documents information for a variety of audiences and communicate good practices
  • Competencies in utilizing technological solutions for communication
  • Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking negotiation and communication.
  • Willing and able to travel time to support field teams as security permits
  • Ability to produce high-quality communications products and services under tight deadlines
  • Excellent English skills both verbal and written required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children International values.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises or those that need better healthcare education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition creativity and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

We need to keep children safe so our selection process which includes rigorous background checks reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Location: Addis Ababa

Employee Status: Permanent

Closing Date: Apr 19 2021

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  • Works with the key CO staff regional office staff and others to flesh out and implement the country office’s internal and external communication strategy and guidelines.
  • Develop and rollout a specific time-bound plan of the internal and external communications strategy
  • Monitor the progress of the implementation of the communications strategies and adapt it to new opportunities
  • Develop and roll out annual communication and media plan for the CO with/through the involvement of relevant managers.
  • Develop external communications and media strategies/guidelines to guide the engagement of SCI Ethiopia Country office with the media and general public
  • Ensure that all media messages and engagements are developed to the highest level of quality and timeliness and then approved by the Country Director
  • Identify media topics prepare media messages assess appropriate media channels for communicating those messages and facilitate the process of disseminating/communicating those messages
  • Develop guidelines and monitor the quality of external events
  • Establish proactive and beneficial relationship with media houses that can help in advancing Save the Children’s strategic priorities in Ethiopia
  • Familiarise himself/herself with the work of SCI in Ethiopia to effectively represent the organisation in media engagements where relevant
  • Ensure the quality of all materials and products that will be produced and sahred with external stakeholders/audiences
  • Work closely with relevant program or functional leaders of the country office in identifying producing organising and dissiminating/communicating on the works of the country office/programs to external stakeholders
  • Ensure adequate budgeting and planning for external events
  • Develop internal communications strategies and guidelines that follow SCI global guidelines and good practices
  • Ensure the production of standard communications materials and services regarding CO programs through the application and application of of minimum standards
  • Ensure the production and dissemination of periodic communication materials such as leaflets updates stories of success etc. by working with relevant program/function leads CO
  • Ensure appropriate communications materials are communicated through appropriate channels including messages to staff the web-site project briefs and other channels
  • Develop and oversee implement a strategy for communications among CO staff
  • Ensure that cross cutting themes like child participation gender disability are mainstreamed in all media and communications work
  • Identify communications capacity gaps of SCI Ethiopia Country Office and its partners and work to ensure they are improved
  • Develop and implement communications capacity building plan in general with particular focus on identifying planning and implementing communication initiatives methods and skills of documenting and communicating lessons and good practices
  • Build staff capacity in developing and implementing community level communication initiatives
  • Build capacity of key staff at all levels to ensure they are able to be effective ambassadors for SCI work in Ethiopia
  • Ensure key staff have media training
  • Lead and manage the communication team and their reports.
  • Work with the program development unit projects and the Finance and Awards Departments to ensure that all positions are budgeted within awards
  • Oversee that all direct staff proactively build and maintain technical skills and competencies required for leading their communications responsibilities
  • Manage the performance of the Communication Team through:
    • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear measureable objectives provision of ongoing feedback periodic reviews and fair and unbiased performance evaluations;
    • Coaching mentoring and accessing capacity development opportunities;
    • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values promotes accountability and high performance encourages a team culture of learning creativity and innovation and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
  • Identify succession plans and team members with high capacity for future promotion.
  • Manage the budget of the communications unit with the eventual objective of managing most/all project communications budgets to provide comprehensive communications services for projects.
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear measureable objectives provision of ongoing feedback periodic reviews and fair and unbiased performance evaluations;
  • Coaching mentoring and accessing capacity development opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions managing resources efficiently achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team) takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team colleagues members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable good listener easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest encourages openness and transparency
  • At least twelve years of experience in leading communications teams/initiatives
  • Degree in social science human rights development international relations journalism/mass communication.
  • Masters or post graduate degree in communications and media preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or direct work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications improvement strategies
  • Personnel and budget management experience
  • Excellent representational skills with a p roven track record of influencing key audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to analyze complex information and offer creative practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to produce good quality documents information for a variety of audiences and communicate good practices
  • Competencies in utilizing technological solutions for communication
  • Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking negotiation and communication.
  • Willing and able to travel time to support field teams as security permits
  • Ability to produce high-quality communications products and services under tight deadlines
  • Excellent English skills both verbal and written required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children International values.
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

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