Media & Communication Officer

at Catholic Medical Mission Board
Published June 12, 2022
Location Yambio, South Sudan
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Key Responsibilities

 

Story and Image Gathering

 

Responsible for finding inspiring stories within country programs, working with staff and beneficiaries, and volunteers

Post, manage and monitor social media accounts

Engaging in interviews with staff and community members to get firsthand accounts of CMMB’s impact and the challenges faced

Responsible for diligent recording and documentation of content gathering (stories/interviews/images) and transcriptions into English when necessary

Tasked with cataloguing stories into appropriate and organized filing system

Tasked with taking compelling and respectful images of CMMB’s work in action, including staff in action, project sites, and more

It will be the Comms Specialist’s responsibility that all required consent forms are completed, properly stored and shared

Encouraged to teach staff and community members to share photos

Work collaboratively and support professional photographers contracted to capture projects when scheduled

Branding

 

Ensure that all materials adhere to the voice, branding and marketing requirements.

Responsible for ensuring staff have branded materials and clothing, especially during a communications-related shoot day

Use branded language on social media and in local press releases

Social Media

 

Provide content and strategy for CMMB South Sudan Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages

Execute posting of content on a consistent schedule to be determined by country leadership

Responsible for monitoring of local social media and escalating any concerns regarding social media to upper management

Create strategy to increase engagement and reach in local communities, helping disseminate health information and stories to local people

Release and Protocol

 

Safe-guarding CMMB’s brand in social media, story gathering, and media relations

Procuring and cataloguing photo and story releases

Public Relations

 

Working with local media to promote CMMB stories in local press

Sharing stories with local partners to enhance collaborations

Required Qualifications and Experience

 

Bachelor’s degree or 3 years of experience in journalism, communications, international relations, marketing, or another applicable area

Experience developing and implementing communications strategies and producing communications products

Demonstrable broad grasp and understanding of health issues and related humanitarian context in South Sudan.

Demonstrable experience in effective media relations in-country.

Experience working with Civil Society/NGO media/advocacy work in the context of development

Demonstrable and proven strong conceptual, research, analytical and writing skills

Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues as it relates to all media work and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility.

Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial

Must be comfortable working for a faith-based organization.

Skills and Abilities

 

Ability to communicate complex ideas in simple language

Demonstrable ability to work independently, think strategically as well as work within a team

Creative thinking, developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products

High level interpersonal and diplomatic skills along with awareness of political sensitivities in different settings of South Sudan.

Effective communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English; spoken Juba Arabic an advantage.

Familiar with the latest trends, tactics, and technologies in digital influencing and can link online with offline media.

Some graphic design skills and the ability to develop simple infographics is desirable

Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.

Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work. Willing to travel to program areas within South Sudan for at least 50% of working time.

Subscribes to CMMB’s vision and mission and is committed to promoting its values through daily behaviors and actions.

 

How to apply

 

Please submit your CV and covering letter by email, titled ‘CMMB South Sudan Media & Communication Officer Application’ to the following email address

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