Communications Officer – HT Earthquake Response 2021 (1 position for the Nippes)

Company: World Vision International-Haiti

Job Type:

Marketing & Communications

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Start Date: October 21, 2021

Posted On: Sep 14, 2021

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Communications Officer – HT Earthquake Response 2021 (1 position for the Nippes) at World Vision International-Haiti

Job Description:

The emergency communications officer performs specialized work using electronic communication and telecommunications equipment, which requires mental agility and judgment in emergency situations. This position is the vital link between the audience asking for help and World Vision's interventions on the ground. the aim will be to produce a wide range of written and photographic communication resources/materials related to World Vision's areas of intervention in the response to the 2021 earthquake in the Southern and Nippes: impact stories, transformation stories, advocacy stories, reports and photos, networking with local media and engagement programmes (PZ and others) with staff being the main source of information for communications and media activities as needed. This will involve profiling and positioning World Vision Haiti's humanitarian and emergency response work, both locally and internationally. In addition, the Emergency Communications Officer will be required to support WVH's communications objectives, primarily through the production of regular, high-quality communications and marketing resources.

Job Qualifications:

Emergency Communications:

Support the treatment and management of all crisis communications of media with in the framework of NO, RO and WVI guidelines.

Implement ad documented communication route and it's activities/results.

Responds to fluid situations by adapting communication strategy and plans to achieve the desired outcome of the response and the context and demands of stakeholders.

Provide communication support to promote positioning and visibility.

Provide leaders with communication support through the creation and delivery of content, ensuring that information is shared between staff and key internal audiences/partners, using appropriate platforms and processes.

Public Engagement and Donor Communication:

Work, partner and coordinate with leaders and communication actors to identify the main key audiences(resource acquisition, advocacy, partnership, community influence, advocacy, partnership, influence, community) and develop a plan that aligns with the communication strategy defined by the national office in a targeted manner and for the achievement of objectives and activities.

Document the activities, outcomes and needs of each activity through the production of high-quality child-centred stories and photos that will convey the message of 'transformation' and motivate and retain donor support.

Collaborate with the Communications Manager and program staff in researching and preparing communications and marketing resources that communicate and position the Ministry of World Vision Haiti to key audiences, including the public,national and international effectively, churches, NGOs, the WV Partnership, the World Vision Haiti Council, and key support offices

Collect advocacy stories, write them and publish them

Relations with the media:

Develop and maintain close contacts with local press, radio and television journalists, collaborating with them on news and stories, project visits and interviews.

Support youth networks in the preparation and presentation of content in media

Develop and maintain key contacts with media and facilitate visits from other World Vision/external partners.

Promote and protect the image of WV Haiti and establish relations with the various media.

Facilitate visits by local and international media to promote and profile WVH's response as required.

Liaise with the various print and electronic media to promote the response of WVI Haiti.

Internal communications:

Support the Communications Manager in the implementation of the internal communication strategy that positions World Vision as a leading development, relief and advocacy agency.

Support programs and internal staff to meet their communication needs through the organization of events, the development o marketing/promotional materials and to participate and report on activities and projects.

Contribute to the production of Sit Reps for the benefit of the partnership by submitting updated information.

Work with the Director of Response and other emergency functions to provide regular updates to the partnership.

With the support and guidance of the national office, implement the required communications policies and strategy and ensure staff understanding and monitor compliance.

About World Vision International-Haiti

World Vision International is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to combat poverty and injustice. Inspired by its Christian values, World Vision International is committed to working with the world's most vulnerable people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

World Vision International operates in approximately 100 countries and has more than 45,000 employees. Establishing itself in Haiti for about 35 years, World Vison intervenes in 3 departments of the country including the West (Port-au-Prince and La Gonâve), the North and the Central Plateau, providing assistance in Sponsorship, health, education, sustainable development and emergency response.

NB: World Vision International is a Christian humanitarian, development and international cooperation organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities overcome poverty and injustice. Building on lessons learned from local programmes in more than 60 countries, World Vision is committed in its new global campaign to ending all forms of violence against children. Therefore, any application form implies a commitment to respect the child protection policy adopted by the institution. #Eliminerlaviolence

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