Position title: Technical Specialist - Communication, Documentation and Advocacy

World Vision Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Context:

  • Project name: Nutrition Sensitive Value Chains for Smallholder Farmers.
  • This is a 5-years project funded by “The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)”.
  • This project aims to improve nutrition of 35,000 smallholder male and female farmers and their households (HHs) in Jamalpur district through adopting a nutrition sensitive agriculture (NSA) approach, it aims to improve nutrition through multiple pathways.
  • This position will Support and maintain internal and external communications with project stakeholders, implementing organization, service providers and assist to execute the communications strategy, maintain project documentation and local level advocacy.
  • The Technical Specialist-CDA will provide technical support in the project and work to promote approaches using participatory, evidence-based approaches to design communications work plan, to ensure necessary communication, documentation including video documentary and materials development for the project.
  • She/he will provide strategic and technical leadership in order to supporting the achievements and delivery of project, partner, and regional and national level communications objectives by using different media.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead communications for NSVC Project.
  • Ensure documentation and publications for NSVC project.
  • Lead documentation and publications such as project brochure, newsletter, fact sheet, case studies, MSC writing, brief documents, reports, program implementation guidelines and video documentary for showcase of NSVC project.
  • Generate innovative ideas, dissemination and initiate evidence based advocacy.
  • Develop and maintain networking with different stakeholders including GO, NGOs, local and national media, as appropriate for promoting NSVC project activities. 
  • Contribute to prepare different reporting and ensure communication related report as required.
  • Ensure proper documentation for influencing efforts and positive brand awareness and identify advocacy agenda from the project learning are to promote Nutrition Sensitive Value Chains for Smallholder Farmers Project and World Vision communication and advocacy priorities.
  • He/she will maintain strong relationships with social media, electric media, and print media outlets of country media chain and decision makers to enhance organizational visibility and maintain relationships.
  • Implement communications, documentations and public engagement programs effectively and efficiently to improve child well-being aspirations.
  • Under the guidance of the NSVC Project Manager, the Technical Specialist-CDA will lead the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy and annual operating plan aligned to project and organizational priorities.
  • Build and manage a high-performance communications function that is structured, focused for productive and quality work regarding communication, documentation and advocacy.
  • Ensure the professional development of staff and UF & CF through coaching, mentoring and sharing learning for effective communication, documentation and reporting.
  • Develop key promotional messages in consultation with the project team.
  • Lead to develop and evaluate feasibility, efficiency and quality of SBCC materials.
  • Assist in coordinating communication activities and events of the project and partners.
  • Support to take preparation for donor visits for showcasing project progress and achievements.
  • Take the lead in promotion and dissemination of communication materials to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure case studies and relevant project documents and suggest recommendations on diverse issues (as and when required).
  • Maintain documentation management system (hard copy and on network).

Job Nature: Full-time

Educational Requirements:

Essential: Essential: Master Degree in Communications / Journalism / Development Studies or relevant subjects of social science from reputable university.

Skills Required: Media, ICT for Development.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 year(s)
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
    • Project Coordinator/ Officer, Trainer, Research, Communication/ Public Relation/ Media, Manual Development/ Documentation, Advocacy.
  • The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
    • NGO

Additional Requirements:

  • Age at least 30 years.
  • Advanced understanding of Communication and Documentation system.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience working as a professional communicator including substantive work on development and humanitarian issues affecting children and families.
  • Effective Communications skills including reporting, photography, publications, media relations.
  • Strong organizational, communicational, advocacy and documentation skills.
  • Proven experience as a team player.
  • 8 year experience in the humanitarian and development fields with at least 5 year of experience in communication, documentations and advocacy.
  • Managing multiple deadlines.
  • 40% field visit.
  • Being a child - focused organization, World Vision has the responsibility to ensure safety & protection of the children while they come in contact with the staff; accordingly all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child Protection Policy.
  • Persons with a history of child rights and child protection violation are discouraged to apply.

Job Location: Jamalpur

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & other benefits: As per Organizational structure

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Being a child - focused organization, World Vision has the responsibility to ensure safety & protection of the children while they come in contact with the staff; accordingly all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child Protection Policy.

Persons with a history of child rights and child protection violation are discouraged to apply.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be called up for interview.

Please don't send hard copy CV.

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

Application Deadline: 10 November, 2018