Communications Officer

Johanniter International Assistance

Johanniter International Assistance is recruiting a Communications Officer, to be based in Pemba, Mozambique.
  • The Johanniter International Assistance (JIA) is seeking a Communications Officer to manage internal and external communications and visibility of projects for the JIA Mozambique country program. He or she will be responsible for designing and delivering a range of communications products, including country office fact sheets, VIP visit briefing materials, program success stories, photos and videos, interviews with beneficiaries, blog posts for the JIA’s website, interviewing and writing staff profiles, annual program reports, newsletters, among other tasks. He or she will be expected to develop and maintain a communications strategy for the country program, train staff on communications approaches, and be accountable for meeting JIA’s Mozambique contractual donor visibility requirements. The Communications Officer will report to the Head of Mission and work closely with the Programs, PMEAL teams/Units and partners. The position based in Pemba and requires extensive field work and movement in Cabo Delgado province as well as some travels in Manica and Sofala provinces
  • Strategy and Vision: Actively supports the values of Johanniter and shapes programme work according to these values. Together with the Head of Mission and Senior Programs Manager, contribute to the development and implementation of the Johanniter International Assistance country strategy in her/his area of responsibility. Contributes to the implementation of the global strategy of Johanniter International Assistance
  • Develop, update, and implement an internal and external communications strategy for Mozambique in collaboration with the program and PMEAL teams
  • Lead in designing and developing information and visibility materials, brochures, posters, as well as website material
  • Develop and track implementation of donor visibility and branding plans for all JIA Mozambique programming
  • Help JIA country program staff to proactively prepare for communications needs contributing to overall better information flow and coordination of all programming
  • Work with HQ teams on media campaigns and advocacy initiatives to raise global awareness of humanitarian needs for all JIA program activities in Mozambique
  • Proactively seek out interesting stories from programs, initiating or accompanying field visits to collect high-quality photos, quotes and audio and video material suitable for use in media and communication products
  • Train and coach program staff on external communications and how to spot and share relevant information, data, and human interest stories from their work to convey the project’s success and impact on clients’ lives
  • Maintain and analyze data on the scale and reach of communication products
  • Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (journalism, humanitarian affairs, etc.) and at least three years of relevant work experience
  • Work experience in communications, journalism or documentation, ideally for an international humanitarian organization
  • Demonstrated experience producing public relations and/or visibility materials in different media
  • Understanding of the humanitarian context in Mozambique and knowledge of Cabo Delgado province
  • Experience with websites and blogs desirable
  • Experience in conducting trainings and workshops would be an asset
  • Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese and English required
  • Strong written communication and editing skills (including creative writing) with the ability to make complex information and data accessible to non-experts
  • Computer literacy: Proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Publishing or other publishing software required with experience in graphic design/layout for publications desirable
  • Must be proactive, a good team player, open to criticism and be results oriented
  • Ability to coordinate and liaise between colleagues from different technical areas across various levels (local/regional, country level, global) of the organization and across partner organizations
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks
  • Experience with photography, videography, and script-writing highly desirable
  • Must be culturally and gender sensitive both in personal interactions and communication
  • Proactive, open-minded and creative individual able to find innovative solutions to challenges
  • Able to work well both within a team and independently; culturally sensitive and flexible to adjust quickly to challenging and fast-changing context; coping well with stress and in intense and difficult environment
  • Committed, mature individual able to take responsibilities and make decisions in a transparent and accountable way; ability to set clear objectives and successfully achieve them
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • We strongly encourage applications from female candidates and people with physical disabilities
  • This Job Description is dynamic and can be adjusted. The employee is obliged, apart from the above-cited tasks, to fulfil - on demand by his/her supervisor – other tasks that belong by its character to his/her post or are necessary due to operational needs
  • It is Johanniter’s responsibility to create an environment built on integrity, respect and accountability, in which all staff and volunteers are comfortable to work and feel safe. We have a zero tolerance policy when people cause harm to others. Those who misbehave or are complicit will be held accountable for harmful actions. It is the employee’s responsibility to promote appropriate behaviour and to report infringements that could potentially harm those in our organisation’s care and damage the reputation of Johanniter. Those who raise complaints or concerns will be appropriately protected and respected
  • Remuneration: According to JIA Mozambique Salary Grid, ranging from 100.000,00 MZN to 120.000,00 MZN gross depending on education and work experience
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  • Publicado 14.03.2023
  • Expira 22.03.2023
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