Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose: Save the Children in Somaliland implements various programmes/ projects to support both vulnerable communities in emergencies and in development of Somaliland. The Communications Assistant will play significant role for meeting the information and communication needs of Save the Children interventions in Somaliland, including increasing and/or standardizing visibility and ensuring consistent program communications. The function will assist the collection, sharing of information and communication products including sitreps, case studies, success studies, programme success stories and programme photos. Under the supervision of Commutations Coordinator, the function will ensure compliance with SC’s communications and media guidelines and protocols in relation to external and internal communication. The Function will also assist the preparation and dissemination of internal updates from projects
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Qualifications and Experience
- Degree in Development studies, Journalism or requisite experience
- At least 1 year of proven experience in communications work, preferably in NGOs work
- Excellent writing and oral skills
- Knowledge of Desk top publishing, printing and publishing
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a diverse multi-ethnic team
- Excellent time management, organizational abilities, and proven capacity to work to deadlines under pressure
- Experience and ability to work with teams
- Knowledge and willingness to adhere to SC policies with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities, gender, fraud and dishonesty policy etc
- Willing and able to travel 30% of the time within Somaliland
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
Date advertised: 14 Sep 2020
Closing date: 27 Sep 2020 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Hargeisa, Somalia
Department: Communications and Media
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time