Communications Assistant Officer (Turkish National)

  • Added Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018

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World Vision seeks a full-time Communications Assistant Officer (based in Gaziantep, Turkey) for the proposed USAID-funded two-year, multi-sector humanitarian program in northern Syria. Through a consortium approach, the programme will provide gender-sensitive, coordinated assistance in order to limit the loss of life and mitigate human suffering in conflict-affected communities. To achieve this goal, this project will technically implement Health and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter, and Non-Food Item activities through both fixed and mobile locations, including the programme’s Rapid Response Mechanism.

The Communications Assistant Officer will support a large WV-led humanitarian consortium. The Communications Assistant Officer position will provide support to both WV and consortium partner teams in Jordan and Turkey. Main responsibilities of the Communications Assistant Officer will include timely and quality content gathering, production of visibility materials, Communication with all partners regarding branding, sharing communication material with WV Syria Country Office, and liaising with local implementing partner for content.


Major Activities

Internal Resource Production

  • Produce a communications plan to be shared with Syria Country Office Communications Officer

  • Coordinate with communications team from each partner to meet and complete required deadlines and tasks mentioned in the communications plan.

  • Coordinate content gathering from all relevant staff including consortium partners.

  • Source content, including photos and videos, from our partners inside Syria. Caption, upload, share with Communications Officer in SCO

  • Ensure all written, photographic, video, web and other resources produced are carried out in alignment with World Vision child protection standards.

  • Work with M&E to gather data and update factsheets on a quarterly basis to be shared with partners and WV partnership

External Communications

  • Monitor news media coverage of consortium partners and World Vision regarding the 2-year project.

  • Coordinate with partners’ communications teams to provide social media content to the partnership as required.

  • Support in monitoring and signing-off on publications and other materials produces containing the World Vision logo to ensure consistency with WVI corporate branding guidelines.

  • Identify key messages and learnings to be shared with consortium partners.

  • Coordinate with partners’ communications teams to produce visibility materials to be shared with all field staff.

Information Management

  • Proactively gather information from relevant partners, UN agencies and other organisations which may be of use world vision for informing decisions

  • Work with Syria Country Office Communications Officer to leverage information for media engagement

Security Measures

  • Be familiar with WV security plan

  • Follow security policies, rules, procedures and instructions

  • Represent WV in an appropriate and professional manner

  • Contribute to a healthy team spirit and team work

  • Adhere to WV Child Protection policy and standards and stay committed to WV vision statement and core values;

  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor


Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Degree in Journalism or Communication, development communication, social sciences or other related fields;

  • Creative, organizational and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work within and across teams and with all levels of staff and stakeholders; resourceful and innovative;

  • Proficiency in the use of technology and software (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional, Google Products);

  • Basic photography skills (able to compose a shot, interest in developing photography skills);

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

  • Willingness to assume duties and responsibilities in all communications areas, as needed;

  • Pro-active and able to multi-task

  • At least one year of experience working with an NGO;

  • At least 1 year of experience in doing communications and media work, preferably with an NGO

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Only Turkish nationals will be considered for this role.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven ability to design effective communication products, lead formulation of communication messages and strategies

  • Knowledge of technical aspects involved in the production of different public information and education materials

  • Multimedia skills such as video production, photo management and graphic design

  • Experience or knowledge of copywriting and copyediting

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability work and produce high quality outputs in an intense & dynamic working environment, with local and international staff having different working styles and different levels of competencies is essential.

  • Ability to perform well under pressure and comply with donors & partnership deadlines is essential.

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