Save the Children Communication Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia
Save the Children Communication Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia
USAID/LEGO Foundation Childhood Development Activity (previously known as Early Childhood Care and Education in Emergencies (ECCE) Activity) is to improve early learning and holistic development outcomes for preschool-aged children in emergency contexts.
The main objective is to increase opportunities for preschool aged young children (ages 4-6+), prioritizing those affected by crisis and conflict including refugees and IDPs, to participate in quality play-based, pre-primary programming that increases their overall well-being and improves their early learning outcomes and holistic development skills. Key Areas of AccountabilityCoordination & Development of reports and communications productsDevelop and submit high quality reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) to key stakeholders including USAID, LEGO Foundation, Save the Children, and Ministry of Education
As per need, translate project reports into Amharic and other significant local languages
Work with the CO ACCM team to produce promotional materials, communications products, and local media engagement such as radio programmes
Engage with key Activity stakeholders to broadcast literacy-focused radio content and other forms of communication
Manage the content and layout of the (CO/project) website to ensure of availability of resource materials, support the coordination of events and related advocacy activities; ensure news items and information about events are regularly disseminated to stakeholders
Oversee and contribute to the drafting and publication of project communication materials, all project capacity building materials and training events
Oversee the development of promotional materials, and strategic mass media approaches such as media releases, site visits, videos, websites, radio programs, social media and tweets, and other similar promotional opportunities
Manage the publication and sharing of resource materials on relevant platforms
Support the coordination of events (such as kick-off meetings/project launch) and workshops; ensure news items and information about events are regularly disseminated to stakeholders
Support the CoP and other project staff in writing up minutes of the Project Steering Committee as well as important meetings with donors, Government of Ethiopia, Local Education Group, local implementing partners, and meetings with other high level stakeholders
Manage the USAID and LEGO Foundation Brands
Manage the development and deployment of the USAID and LEGO Foundation brand, ensuring consistency and compliance with USAID and LEGO Foundation branding and marking guidelines
Ensure that all project reports, event banners, project teaching and learning materials, project equipment and infrastructure are properly branded and marked as per the approved Branding and Marking plan
Ensure that all documents and deliverables for an external audience are of good quality, and that all products are consistent with the Editorial Style Guide and other branding guidance
Promote a common language across the organization to describe literacy needs and trends, and the Activity’s programmatic approach
Facilitate cross-organization learning and sharing
Coordinate with other SCI colleagues in Ethiopia in organizing content and speakers for webinars, ensuring cross representation and contributions
Collaborate with partners and SCI colleagues in Ethiopia to ensure consistency of messaging and value addition across education and literacy campaigns
Representation & Coordination
Ensure that the project’s work is
well-coordinated with other efforts of USAID and LEGO Foundation projects in Ethiopia, other agencies and Government, advocating for the specific needs of children enrolled in early childhood and development programs
Work collaboratively with the ACCM team in promoting advocacy activities that support the project’s objectives.
In collaboration with project and other SC colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant advocacy objectives, and identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
Support as necessary in the cleaning up of reports from project studies and evaluations; this includes undertaking final edits to reports of special studies and evaluations
Document progress on achievement of targets, action plans and accountability mechanisms and provide feedback for improvements
Collaborate with the MEAL team to ensure that the use of MEAL findings inform program decision making and quality improvements
Develop success or case stories and other related materials.
University degree in a relevant field such as Communications, Education, Literature or equivalent experience; A Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum 8 years of proven experience of working in the role of Communications Specialist or equivalent role.
Experience and Skills
Experience in reporting on program implementation and results, and writing project reports.
Experience working in the field of education desirable.
Experience of leading communication activities (including information provision), advocacy, journalism or protection in a challenging environment
Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the ‘general public’.
Experience in translating documents from English to Amharic and vice versa
Demonstrable understanding of conflict-sensitivity and experience in conducting appropriate success stories/case study interviews with children and adults
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
An initiative-taking, proactive, creative and inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support
Commitment to humanitarian aims and principles, and to the mission of supporting vulnerable children.
Experience in creating communications products such as factsheets and briefings packages
Excellent writer and editor, skilled at distilling large amounts of information for diverse audiences
Excellent computer skills especially in web design, MS Excel spread sheets, SPSS, STATA and MS Word
Experience in literacy programming is an added advantage
Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to changing work plans.
Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Communication Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia
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