Behavior Change Communication/Media Coordinator


Oxfam is recruiting a Behavior Change Communication/Media Coordinator, to be based in Cuamba, Mozambique.
  • Job Purpose: The Behavior Change Communication will work with business development in support of the projects in Country; creating, identifying and accessing new funding opportunities; maintaining a consistent standard of donor relationship and high-quality proposal development across variable country contexts; and will actively seek to grow income for the confederation through multi-country funding opportunities and consortium partnerships
Technical, Leadership, People and Resource management - 60%
  • To contribute to the responsible completion of all projects, under the direction and discretion of the Regional Representative
  • Work with country’s teams to deliver high impact stories for use in national, regional and global markets for traditional and social media. This would be in support of fundraising and influencing objectives
  • Work with the countrys teams to develop and implement a high-quality story-gathering strategy to showcase Oxfam’s work by generating compelling stories for use in media, social media, and wider communications in support of fundraising and influencing objectives
  • Design and implement a regional media strategy that secures high-impact media to help raise Oxfam’s profile, bring change on core Oxfam issues and raise funds , Develop and drive Oxfam’s digital communications strategy in the region, supporting country teams and partners to develop and maximize their use of digital and multimedia technology and sharing with global platforms
  • Act as a conduit between global and national press officers to support the sharing of high-quality material and to amplify national stories in the global media, Support the development and delivery of a regional media strategy in support of regional campaigns, mobilizing and managing the engagement of the media in the delivery of campaign activities, Liaise with the global Content Group to align content gathering strategies
  • Respond to the news agenda in the region to identify opportunities to profile Oxfam objectives and identify risk, Provide strategic media, social media and communications advice at the senior level in the region and nationally
  • This would include in the development of team plans, appropriate responses in the media and social media, brand risk and maximizing impact of communications, Provide expertise to mitigate national and regional risk
  • Lead the media response on humanitarian emergencies (up to Category 2) and be the first media responder to a quick onset Category 1 emergency in the region, Host international media and celebrity trips
  • Provide strategic advice to regional and global campaign and fundraising teams to ensure projects are media-friendly and have the communications products needed to amplify messages
  • Provide or support media training of national and regional teams and develop spokespeople to speak on humanitarian, development and campaigning issues, Act as a spokesperson for the organisation, Monitor and evaluate the impact of media projects, and provide regular reporting, Manage Oxfam in SAF internal and external social media pages and Identify media and communications opportunities and lead the development of products to raise the visibility of Oxfam in SAF internally and externally
  • With the ability to translate documents and perform simultaneous interpretation
Core Dimensions (see Standard Role Profiles) - 40%
  • Significant responsibilities for external stakeholder engagement and relationship management with institutional donors and Oxfam at regional level
  • Engagement both internally and externally on proposal development, funding opportunities, and donor strategies
  • Provide specialist advice, knowledge and skills related to partnership-building with institutional donors and Oxfam’s program in region to a range of Oxfam senior managers and staff members
  • Management tasks are complex, not routine, and involve high degree of specialization
  • Responsible for growing income from donors working in region for the confederation
  • Decision-making requires significant levels of judgement based on technical knowledge, experience, and consultation
  • Collaborates with colleagues in different parts of organization including programs, finance, human resources, logistics, and funding
  • Degree in Communication and Midea, Public relations and Marketing, Journalism
  • Experience in similar position
  • Customer and results orientation
  • Knowledge of Oxfam in Mozambique programs system
  • Knowledge of the partnership approach
  • Knowledge of the rights of marginalized groups (Women, older people, LGBT, PLWHA, the disabled, and Children)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Organisational Skills
  • Self-Organised
  • Computer end user skills
  • Management Information skills
  • Communication skills
Key Behavioural Competencies
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position
  • Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us
  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment
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  • Published 03.06.2024
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