Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a qualified Communication and Media Officer (National Position) based in Sanliurfa.
Job Title: Communication and Media Officer
Reporting Line: MEAL Coordinator
Working closely with: Programme team
Job Status: Fixed term – One Year (extendable)
Job Grade: D
To support programme staff to promote and disseminate information relating to Concern’s Turkey Programme in order to raise Concern’s profile, donor visibility, learning and fundraising efforts. To produce IEC (information, education, communication) materials for sharing with Concern programme participants and other relevant stakeholders in Turkey.
The jobholder will be performing her/his responsibility in line with Concern’s organizational strategies, policies and procedures for visibility and communications. The jobholder will be responsible for collection of information from relevant staff.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepare communication and visibility plans in order to raise Concern’s profile, donor visibility, learning and fundraising efforts
- Manage Concern’s social media accounts, monitor the feedbacks of audience and provide necessary responses based on Concern communication procedures
- Produce IEC materials for sharing programme information with programme participants.
- Produce written and audio/visual content which promotes the work done by Concern and by Concern partners and the impact of Concern Turkey work on programme participants.
- Develop/coordinate development of content, both written and audio-visual that is of high-quality, relevant and interesting to a variety of external and internal audiences, online and offline.
- Produce content which is relevant for Concern audiences on social media.
- Travel to programme implementation areas to collect and create visibility and communication content
- Lead in developing plans and coordinate implementation for donor specific visibility requirements, as per donor visibility standards, as and where required.
- Train programme staff and partners in basic communications skills (story gathering, case studies, photography, videography etc.).
- Develop appropriate process, systems, storage and archiving for in country communications materials whether written or visual.
- Ensure all documentation and communications are in line with the Concern’s communication guidelines for images, messages, print, electronic or social media.
- Support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct, and to be committed to provide a safe working environment
- Any other duties as assigned relevant to communication and visibility
Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in communication, graphics design or related discipline
- Two years’ experience preferably in the humanitarian sector related with communication including producing written and visual contents, and publication designing
- One year experience of managing social media pages of a humanitarian organization
- High quality communications skills in English
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
- Hands-on knowledge of Turkish and European personal data protection regulations
- Arabic and/or Turkish language skills
- Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
- Work independently and take initiative
- Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles
- Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct
If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send both a covering letter, an up-to-date CV and one sample each of design work and case study/ blog in pdf file by 19.07.2020
Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
- Please detail the position applied for in the email subject-header
- Please detail the location applied for in the email or subject-header
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
- Application Closing Date: 19.07.2020
Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.
We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.
We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.