Save the Children Communications and Reporting Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Save the Children Communications and Reporting Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Key Areas of Accountability:

Ensure effective external project communication

  • Serving as the communications lead for the project.

  • Prepare project communications plan and regularly update.

  • Plan and request support needed from SCI Communication Team on timely basis.

  • Responding to visibility/communications requests of USAID and Save the Children.

  • Attend all meetings and trainings called by USAID communication office.

  • Provide guidance to all project staff, including partners, to ensure compliant branding per the USAID approved branding and marking plan of Growth through Nutrition.

  • Coordinating visibility / close-out events as necessary and serving as focal point for logistics of events including drafting agendas, producing materials needed for event, and planning venue, guest list, etc.

  • Plan and facilitate regular online or physical learning events to share project technical updates and learning.

  • Work with SCI Communications Team to ensure effective media engagement and coverage of key GTN project events.

  • Collaborate with Tufts University to ensure that project website is handed over to Save the Children and frequently updated with new content.

    Generate communication content

  • Gather successes from field and showcasing stories through various media including stories, photographs, and videos by working closely with the Communications team.

  • Producing project-related visibility materials.

  • Participating on online platforms to convey updates.

  • Supporting the project management team in reporting, documentation, and coordination of program related briefs, Newsletter, and updates.

  • Work with technical advisors to prepare project technical briefs.

    Project donor reporting and documentation

  • Reviewing, editing, and formatting of the project Semi-annual and annual project reports and program technical reports and present to the project management team.

  • Documenting all communications and meeting notes with USAID and monthly AOR meetings, and ensuring that actions plans are tracked.

    Provide program coordination support to COP and Senior Leadership Team

  • With program support coordinator, organize the quarterly project review meetings with partners and regional teams developing the agenda and materials as needed and ensuring that action plans are tracked, followed up and reported back to the following meetings.

  • Supporting the weekly SLT and monthly ESLT meetings, developing the agenda and materials as needed and ensuring that action plans are tracked, followed up and reported back to the following meetings.

    Other responsibilities

  • Any other SCI and project related responsibility assigned by the COP.

    Skills and Behaviours(our Values in Practice)


  • 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.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • 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.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Education- BA degree level in the area of communications, business management or social development.

  • Recommended a minimum of 8 year experience in an NGO environment.

  • Experience working with COPs or senior management team.

  • Familiarity with USAID branding and marking rules and regulations preferred.

  • Excellent written and spoken English required.

  • Proven capacity to prepare high quality project reports and edit, format, and review program and technical documents.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and highly competent in developing and implementing systems, business processes and procedures.

  • Experience of working in large diverse teams with colleagues from many cultures backgrounds.

  • Highly competent in Microsoft office software.

  • Experience with graphic design in Photoshop an asset.

  • Experience with webpage management preferred.

  • Excellent coordination skills.

  • Confident in dealing with large groups of people and with senior level visitors and partners.

  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Communications and Reporting Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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