Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Create mechanisms that ensure timely and quality sharing of information with the programme team
  • Advise management and ensure the execution of decisions on various, creative, diversified and effective channels
  • In liaison with programme staff, lead the delivery of key messages appropriately tailored to external audience, including through the production and dissemination of reports, the organisation of events and conferences, the establishment and maintenance of social media outlets, and the use of other media channels
  • Lead all aspects related to the facilitation/production of NO communication materials originating in Mozambique, including through the visit of NO communications staff, international media crews, celebrities, etc
  • Advise on and manage risks related to Plan International’s communication and media work
  • Ensure developments in organisational strategies, priorities, goals, etc., are shared with staff through effective channels
  • Support and advise management on the internal communications of new policies, procedures, strategies
  • Lead and manage the formulation and implementation of country communications strategy and plan
  • Support the development of Plan International Mozambique staff’s communication skills
  • In liaison with programme staff, lead campaigning initiatives in relation to Plan International’s global and local campaigns, ensuring appropriate messages and means to the local context
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of the country advocacy and campaign strategies and plans
  • Advise on and manage risks related to the organisation’s campaigns and advocacy work
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership and alliances with campaigns and advocacy partners, such as, but not limited to, Ministry of Women and Social Action, Children and Youth Affairs; UN agencies; INGOs; media and higher educational institutions
  • In liaison with programme staff, ensure the production and dissemination of position papers and position statements, key messages on the campaign themes
  • In liaison with programme staff, lead the production and dissemination of relevant research that support policy engagement
  • Ensure the correct use of all the branding elements in all the external communication materials and public events, including logos and layouts
  • Ensure consistent and correct use of corporate and branding materials in the country office
  • In liaison with programme team, lead and ensure the quality and timely production of corporate marketing products, such as the CPPR
  • Lead, develop and manage the formulation and implementation of country marketing and branding strategy and plan
  • Ensure that best practices, success stories, case studies etc. are produced and add value to country operations, fundraising and donor retention plan
  • Develop and maintain effective marketing, advertising and promotional activities
  • Ensure that Plan International Mozambique partner organisations are trained and comply with Plan International’s global identity and branding guidelines
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership with media and public relations partners in order to boost the organisation’s image, profile and visibility in the country

Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies, International Relations or Marketing
  • Master’s degree in Public Relations or equivalent (desirable)
  • Six years, minimum, of relevant experience in developing communications and marketing materials in NGOs
  • Experience and dependability in organising high profile events, conferences and meetings
  • Experience of developing and overseeing the execution of budget
  • Experience of working in humanitarian and development organisations
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies
  • Experience in working with people of different culture
  • Up-to-date knowledge of different communication mechanisms and platforms
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the operating environment and skills in contextualising operations
  • Good understanding of child protection and development issues

To apply and for more information, click here.

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