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Communications Officer

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Communications Officer reports directly to the Country Manager (CM) in his/her respective country. He/she receives guidelines from the Marketing and Communications Team at Right To Play Headquarters. The Communications Officer is responsible for managing the communication plan and activities in the country of operation. He/she is expected to assist in enhancing the organization’s overall public image in the country. The incumbent works closely with the Program Manager, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer and the Training Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1- Planning and compliance (35%):

  • Develops and implements an annual communications plan, in line with the country and regional office plan.
  • Provides leadership for overall communications related to RTP in the respective country.
  • Ensures that all communications materials and messages are in-line with project grant agreements.
  • Conducts field visits to project sites and ensures proper dissemination of information for events and success stories.
  • Ensures proper documentation of communications materials.
  • Conducts ongoing review of the communications plan and communications components of country action and strategic plans to ensure compliance; identifies gap areas and recommends solutions.
  • Ensures RTP promotion of various International “Days” such as Child Day, Diabetes Day are in-line with national strategy and behavioural and social goals.
  • Facilitates relationship building with country and community opinion leaders and celebrities including Athlete Ambassadors/Supporters to endorse and disseminate behaviour modification messages for social mobilization campaigns in region.
  • Ensures compliance with RTP brand book, Child Protection policy and other policies related to communications.

2- Communication (35%):

  • systems for effective and efficient communications and best practice sharing within the country office.
  • Develops a system to produce personal stories, quotes and photographs of Coaches and children in our programs; oversees photo archiving.
  • Develops informational and promotional material on RTP projects.
  • Trains country team on the value and usage of the brand.
  • Liaises with printing and design companies, edits design when required.
  • Oversees and approves all print proofs in the country before being printed including T-shirts and documents.
  • Acts as a focal point on the “play-space” intranet, where applicable.

3- Media and public relations (25%):

  • Develops and maintains relationships with country, and locally based media.
  • Closely monitors and tracks media coverage for RTP and sport for development in country.
  • Establishes contacts with media and writes media releases and success stories.
  • Conducts media development activities in country to build capacity of local media to advocate for the role of sport for development and the role sport can do in meeting development goals.
  • Promotes partnerships across the organisation and beyond, and represents RTP on all relevant communications networks.
  • Accompanies and supports visitors to the country when delegated.
  • Works with the Country Office team to develop and implement media relations strategy for any high-profile visit to the country/region including preparing background materials and relevant packages.

4- Performs other duties as assigned (5%)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have)
(A) EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or any related field

(B) EXPERIENCE
3 years’ experience with I/NGO in the country of operation including media relations and developing communication plans and material.

(C) COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent interpersonal and confidence using these in a cross cultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A solid team player with respect for others
  • Ability to understand and motivate others
  • Proven ability in transferring knowledge and experience
  • Adaptable with the ability to deal with stress
  • Demonstrated professionalism and positive attitude
  • Effective organization skills

(D) TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Strong MS Office and the ability to use PowerPoint
  • Strong in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Understanding of principles of inclusion in sport and play

(E) LANGUAGES

Excellent written and spoken English and local language(s). French is also required in Francophone countries.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

  • Graphic design, photography, and printing experience
  • Demonstrable experience in networking
  • Understanding of human rights and social change issues
  • Experience working in child protection

JOB CONTRIBUTIONS/IMPACT

(A) PROBLEM SOLVING
The incumbent is expected to follow the established work procedures while using analytical skills to solve work related problems.

(B) FINANCIAL IMPACT
The incumbent is expected to be accountable for the financial part of the communications activities.

(C) INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The incumbent is expected to keep a data base for media relations, and to maintain an archive of photos and videos of RTP Programmes and events. He/she is expected to collect information from the field, safeguard it and share it with the team as appropriate.

(D) CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The incumbent is expected to assess opportunities and recommend changes to improve communications within the country of operations.

(E) RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
The incumbent is expected to enhance relationship by focusing on immediate internal and external relationships.


CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS

(A) Internal
Country Manager, Program Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer and Communications Officers in other countries within the region.

(B) External
Partners, community based organizations, NGOs, Government, community representatives, vendors, printing companies and media.


WORKING CONDITIONS

(A) PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND EFFORT
The incumbent is expected to be in the office most of the time. He/she may share the office with other colleagues and is required to be outside during field visits and for meetings with other stakeholders.

(B) SENSORY DEMANDS
The job requires concentration, accuracy and attention to details.

(C) MENTAL DEMANDS
The job requires concentration and some attention to deadlines.

ADDITIONAL JOB RELATED CONDITIONS
The incumbent is required to travel within the country, outside travel is possible.

 

Compensation

RTP offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Additional:

Applications will only be considered from candidates who are currently in Jordan and who are currently authorized to work in the country.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right to Play is a Child-Centered Organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.