Job Opportunity : Communication and Media Officer

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LocalisationLocalisation :yaounde-region-centre-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :12/07/2021   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : A negocier
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Communication and Media Officer - Plan International

 

Date: 09-Jul-2021

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

COMMUNICATION & MEDIA Officer

Plan International Cameroon, Recruitment

Position  : Communication & Media Officer

Location  : Country Office, Yaounde

Functional Area : Communications and Policy Influencing.

Type of position : Local

Reports to : PR and Communications Specialist

Start date :  Immediately

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls.

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

We work with children, young people and their families, and partners in tackling the root causes of the challenges faced by girls and vulnerable children.

We support children's rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable them 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 75 countries.

Plan International Cameroon is recruiting an interested candidate to fulfil the  Communication & Media Officer position that will deliver the tasks outlined below.

Please to note that this is a local contract.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Plan International Cameroon is presently achieving its purpose in Cameroon through numerous Development and Humanitarian programs and projects to improve the lives of children and youths especially girls, and their families. As part of actions to support the achievement of its programmes, Plan International Cameroon implements numerous Communication (Brand and Visibility) actions to raise its profile, and numerous Influencing (Advocacy and Behavior Change) actions, to tackle and eradicate root causes of issues affecting children and youths.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

The Communication & Media Officer will support the implementation of the Country Communication and the Country Influencing Strategies:  Communication with Stakeholders, Media Relations, Resource Mobilization, Social Mobilisation and Behavior Change, Advocacy, Youth Engagement, with a strong focus on social media, knowledge management, designing and content production, and the engagement of youths and mobilization of duty-bearers to eradicate the root causes of issues affecting children and youths.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Internal Liaison and Communications

Support the implementation of the internal communications strategy of Plan International Cameroon
Support the realization of internal communication actions to promote the values, policies, and the accepted behaviour and culture of Plan International to staff.
Support the drafting, editing, design and layout of Information, Education and Communication tools for internal communication (posters, fliers, snapshots/Newsletters, articles etc.).
Regularly update Plan International's internal communication channels (Media Bank, Workplace, Telegram, etc.) with suitable quality materials (blogs, pictures, videos, etc.).
Use available in-house resources to create material and messages to produce content for internal communication tools.


External Communications

Support the implementation of Plan International Cameroon's External Communication Actions.
Support the implementation of the Social Media Plan and ensure the quality management of the organization's social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter Workplace, Instagram, etc.)
Support the conception and production of a diverse range of Information, Education, Communication and visibility materials: print, audio, video, etc., for external use.
Carry out field visits to cover program activities and produce communication materials (fact sheets, case studies, stories, testimonies, quality pictures, videos, articles, stories, quotes, etc.) and share with the PR & Comms Specialist for review and dissemination.
Support the conception and quality realization of media relation initiatives/activities.  (media coverages, press conferences, media interviews, press kits, media list, Media monitoring, etc.).
Support Plan International's branding and visibility actions; branding of NFIs, constructions, meetings, events, etc.
Support other Communication initiatives when need be.


Influencing (Advocacy and Behaviour Change)

Support the development and implementation of engaging youth-led actions to advocate the buy-in of duty-bearers to eradicate root causes of issues affecting children and youths at local and national levels.
Support the development and implementation of awareness-raising activities (Behaviour Change and Community Mobilization actions) that will stimulate change in harmful behaviours and practices that affect children and youths in communities.
Support program teams in identifying and responding to youth engagement and community mobilization initiatives.
Support the implementation of key actions to strengthen cooperation with strategic partners (Donors, Government Ministries/institutions, Humanitarian Actors, Corporate Institutions, CSO, Youth Groups, etc.).  
Other activities: Training, comms administrative tasks

Support the organization of capacity building sessions for staff, youths, the press, and partners.
Carry out administrative tasks for the communication unit: making requisitions, drafting letters, advance requests, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.


TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Essential

People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and can support and train local and international staff and work with disaster-affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
 

Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan International. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
 

Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan International's values and humanitarian principles.
 

Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances, including stress, high-security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives in a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.


Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates knowledge and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner.
 

Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
 

Knowledge and skills: knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards, information management and telecommunication skills, proficiency in information technology, computer skills, etc.
At least 01 year of development or humanitarian aid experience will be an asset.
Multiple language skills desirable
 

Technical Competencies required for this position

University Degree in Journalism, Communication or equivalent experience
At least 02 years of experience working in journalism, communications, media, or Public Relations.
Strong understanding of print, radio, television and online media
Experience as a spokesperson
Good photography and/or filming skills;
Additional technical skills are desirable, including proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or photo-editing software and movie-editing software such as Adobe Premier
Fluent written and spoken English and French. Preference will be given to candidates who speak more than one working language.
A minimum of 6 months of experience working with or collaborating with an NGO or UN agency, or equivalent, is preferred.
Prior experience travelling to, or working in an emergency environment will be an asset.
Ability to work independently and as a team player.
Ability to operate effectively in stressful situations, including working overtime.
Gender awareness and cultural sensitivity.
Good time management and problem-solving skills.
Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan International's values and principles;


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.
 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Work under pressure to produce results
Work outside in an extremely hot and/or humid climate
Keep to strict deadlines
Travels (planned and unplanned)
 

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

High level: Frequent interaction with children

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be completed by the HR

Your application should include:

A cover letter
A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor
 

Location: Yaounde – Cameroon

Closing date: 25/07/2021

All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : https://jobs.plan-international.org/search/?createNewAlert=false&q=cameroon

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