Multimedia Design & Communications Officer

at Save the Children
Published September 19, 2022
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  



Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


ROLE PURPOSE: We are looking for an enthusiastic and Communication, Multimedia & Design Officer to join our Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications, and Media (ACCM) Unit at Save the Children Afghanistan - Kabul. As our in-house Communication, Multimedia & Design Officer you will be responsible for developing and overseeing the look and feel of communications products related to Save the Children's programmatic and campaign activities. Your role will include researching, problem solving, conceptualizing and designing with impact to a broad range of audiences, including the general public, donors, governments, and other Save the Children offices. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.




Reports to: Media, Content & External Relations Manager Staff reporting to this post: NA


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: As a Communication, Multimedia & Design Officer you will sit on the core media team that is part of the Afghanistan country office wider ACCM team. - Leading on design and brand visibility for Save the Children Afghanistan - designing donor visibility materials, developing infographics, animations and designing research reports. - You will generate inspiring and appropriate design solutions for print and online audiences within agreed budgets and deadlines agreed with ACCM colleagues and project staff. You will support the overall coherence and effectiveness of visual design and content messaging for Save the Children's national and international channels. In addition, you will: - Act as a brand supervisor always ensuring the correct and appropriate use of our brand identity. - Be a multimedia and design champion and consultant for both internal colleagues and external agencies, including partners, to support teams in developing communications products and adopting best practices, including child safeguarding. - Build and maintain healthy relationships with Save the Children teams at all levels, including sub-national, national and international, through a positive and proactive approach - Have an active interest in innovative approaches to humanitarian communications. BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) Accountability: * holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values * holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved. Ambition: * sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same * widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others * future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale. Collaboration: * builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters * values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength * approachable, good listener, easy to talk to. Creativity: * develops and encourages new and innovative solutions * willing to take disciplined risks. Integrity: * honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity QUALIFICATIONS - To be successful you will have a degree or equivalent experience in visual communication with significant experience of working professionally producing visual design for integrated projects across both print and digital platforms. - Fluent proficiency in Adobe CC including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential. - Experience in developing child focused materials, in particular animations. - Relevant knowledge, interest and enthusiasm in integrated communications campaigns; - Possess a varied, high-quality portfolio of work; and, - Flexibility and a willingness to embrace new and innovative methods of working. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS * Bachelor's degree in communications, design or other related field; * Minimum of 3 years' experience working in a multimedia and design capacity, preferably with an NGO * Excellent design skills * Strong proficiency in Adobe CC, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator * Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and one of Afghan languages (Pashtu / Dari); * Knowledge of Microsoft Office package; * Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy; * Proven skills as a trainer/facilitator and mentor; * Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles; * Good conceptual and analytical thinking, and good attention to detail.


HIGHLY DESIRABLE - Experience in photography and videography Additional job responsibilities The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience. Equal Opportunities The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures. Child Safeguarding: We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Safeguarding our Staff: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy. Health and Safety The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


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