JOB OPENING

Senior Manager Communications, Suchana

Save the Children invites applications for the above mentioned position under Suchana programme. Suchana is a 6 year comprehensive and multi-sectoral programme which aims to prevent chronic malnutrition for under-2 children in Bangladesh and break the inter-generational cycle of malnutrition through socio-economic and cultural determinants in two districts of Sylhet division. Suchana programme is driven by a consortium of eight national and international organizations, including Save the Children as lead agency.

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates.

The role

This position will work as the focal point for implementation of Communications Strategy for Suchana in accordance with the programme priorities and initiating and managing relevant activities through maintaining functional linkages with relevant government departments, implementing partners and other stakeholders. Responsibilities also include development, publication and dissemination of project briefs, programme updates, annual reports, newsletters, day observance reports; publishing research reports and other communication materials as per the programme need. S/he will initiate and take necessary steps to document the best practices, case studies and success stories that create impact for nutrition in the country. The incumbent will also lead and manage the public facing Suchana portal and website and responsible for planning and communicating different channels of social media, blog, micro-blog, video blog, social and podcast networks with studies, facts, data and information as necessary. This position will take necessary steps to meet the capacity building needs of the implementing partners to strengthen overall documentation and communication. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing the inventory of the soft and hard copies of published documents and other materials like paper clippings, photographs, CD, VCD, and DVD of the programme. S/he will visit programme implementing areas at least 40-50% of his/her time.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 7 years of extensive experience in Communications, preferably in development sector, including 3 years in a managerial/equivalent position
  • Excellent understanding on communications, social media, article writing, material development, and writing in newspapers, governance and so on.
  • Candidates having experience of working in food security, nutrition, poverty, and detailed knowledge about GoB policies and administration structure will be an advantage.
  • Work experience with Media, proven experience in developing different materials i.e. IEC Materials, Manuals and modules, training materials;
  • Ability to work with relevant GoB departments, development partners, UN agencies, technical agencies and NGO officials will be considered as added value
  • Proficiency in standard office software, plus Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, online tools and platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills both in Bangla and English
  • Ability to translate complex things into user friendly and simple manner
  • Experience of photography and videography will be a plus
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Social Science/English/Communication/Development Studies or related field.

Contract length: Open ended

Job Location: Dhaka

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

For detailed job description and to apply online, please visit http://bangladesh.savethechildren.net
 
Application deadline: 16 October, 2018
Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce’

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.