Save the Children Humanitarian Media and Communications Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Save the Children Humanitarian Media and Communications Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Humanitarian Media and Communications Manager

  • The Humanitarian Media and Communications Manager role will be responsible for producing all key communication assets that enable Save the Children International and its membership to amplify our voice and speak out on behalf of children affected by emergencies. In large category 1 or 2, or complex emergencies with multiple communications deployments, the position will coordinate the work of other deployed positions, including the information and communications coordinator, multimedia producer, visits coordinator; and dotted line coordination of the media manager and advocacy manager. The role will ensure Save the Children's brand and values are streamlined and reflected across all external communications channels, meeting content needs in all aspects, and establishing a singular 'voice' for the response. The deployee will be expected to work with the response team and the country office to produce high quality media products that enables members and the country office to explain and profile Save the Children's life-saving work in emergencies, for delivery across a range of platforms including online, television broadcast and print outlets.

  • In most circumstances, the post-holder will also be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country programme staff. In this role, the post holder should be able to move projects forward with limited in-country support. Working closely with child safeguarding and child protection colleagues, ensure that all children involved in our communications, advocacy, and media work are protected from potential mental and physical harm, and potential repercussions from their involvement in our communications, advocacy, and media work. This is a higher-level role, aimed at coordinating a diverse communications portfolio, contributing to strategy development, leading special projects including impact reports and anniversaries, and liaising with other iNGOs where necessary.


  • Significant experience of working overseas in humanitarian programmes.

  • Solid knowledge and use of media and multimedia platforms.

  • Photography and video production, including post-production platforms (Adobe creative suite).

  • Experience of leading communication activities (including information management) in a challenging environment.

  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the 'general public'.

  • Ability to spokesperson for
    Save the Children in emergencies at high level, across a range of media.

  • Proven understanding of international media handling, pitching and media management.

  • Experience delivering communications assets across multiple channels, including print, social, and digital.

  • Experience of effective spokesperson across a range of media.

  • Excellent understanding of international audiences and their varying visual communication needs.

  • Excellent relationship building skills in order to work for limited periods within programmes under pressure of running emergency responses.

  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritize an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support.

  • Ability to deliver high-quality photographs and case studies from affected communities.

  • Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally within a country programme.

  • Excellent understanding of Member communication and information needs across fundraising, media and campaigning activities.

  • Strong influencing skills.

  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children.

  • Experience working sensitively with vulnerable groups.


  • Experience of writing effective proposals in emergency responses.

  • Language skills in one or more of Save the Children's working languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic; or others where relevant.

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

  • Knowledge of key international and child development issues and debates.

  • Familiarity with SharePoint and/or HTML, and editing software such as Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Knowledge of one other working language.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Humanitarian Media and Communications Manager Jobs in South Sudan

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