ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to achieve greater human rights for all and defeat poverty.


ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) invites applications for the following position:

Senior Communication Officer/Communication Officer

(For Rohingya Response)

Unit : Communication
Location of posting : Cox’s Bazar
Contract Duration : 01 (One) Year
Number of position : 1 (one)

Job Summary

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been responding the Rohingya Crisis in Cox`s Bazar since the crisis started. AAB invites applications for the position titled- Sr. Communications Officer/ Communication Officer: Rohingya Response under an urgent response program to recent Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh.

The core activities of the position will be content gathering & development, materials development, media relation and emergency response. He/she will work under the supervision of Deputy Manager-Communication to identify relevant communication tools and techniques to raise the profile of Rohingya response in terms of audience engagement and content promotion

Key responsibilities include (not limited to)

Communication Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Support in developing and implement communications strategies for Rohingya Crisis.
  • Liaise with the filed and national programme and communication team to deliver and disseminate communication content, materials and information.
  • Ensure effective internal and external communications for Rohingya Crisis according to the AAB brand and standards.

Content development, promotion and dissemination

  • Develop a suite of content, written and audio-visual, that is of high-quality, relevant and interesting to a variety of external and internal audiences, for multiple online and offline channels.
  • Prepare/collect/edit emergency communication materials, i.e. case study, report, article, etc
  • Plan and review extern and internal communications contents to promote on various platforms.
  • Document of all events, program learning, process, and impacts of emergency Rohingya response program
  • Use a variety of tools, techniques to write, produce and disseminate communication materials.

Play active role to disseminate the contents/products through proper channels.

Media Relationship

  • Develop media communication strategy for the Rohingya Crisis.
  • Nurture relationship with the press to mobilize it as and Design content for proactive media campaign and reactive media communications and execute media campaigns of the organization
  • Maintaining close contact with key local and foreign media working in Cox’s Bazar. And, pro-actively promote AAB content and facilitating media visits to projects
  • Producing reports on the local media landscape as well as achieved results and future priorities, identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Organise media events for the organisation. Generate media contents (Press Kit, Press Invitation, Press Release & press related documents)
  • Develop and maintain media database & communication in Cox’s Bazar

Emergency/Humanitarian Response Communication, Capacity Building and Reporting

  • Work with national EFAST communication focal person. Develop SitRep, and other communication report
  • Assess needs of Progs., Projects and Functions about the capacity building related to communication, branding and other issues
  • Support donor communication


Sr. Communications Officer/ Communication Officer – Rohingya Response will report to Manager - Communication of ActionAid Bangladesh. S/He has to maintain functional relationship with his/her peers, greater programme team including project teams and organization’s priority teams. S/He must be able to communicate with other teams and units both programme and operational.

Required Educational Qualification and Experience

  • Master's degree, preferably in Mass Communication & Journalism/ International Relation/ English/ Social Sciences/ Development Studies
  • At least 3/4 years of professional experience in communication in a reputed organisation; experience.

Technical Skills

  • Proven skill of photography and videography
  • Must have professional writing capacity in English and Bangla, i.e. communication report, media reporting, media article, case study/story, press release, content writing, blog writing etc.
  • Proven skill of video editing.
  • Proficient with MS office suite
  • Able to take decision in a timely manner, prioritise and multi-task work seamlessly

Application instructions

Only those who meet the above requirements are requested to apply following these instructions:

  • Last date of application is Saturday, 22 June, 2019
  • Please click here to submit your application.

ActionAid Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature.

ActionAid Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards child abuse, exploitation and child labor and expects all employees to abide by the Child Protection Policy of ActionAid Bangladesh.

N.B: There is no cost involved with applying for positions with ActionAid Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.                                                    Find us also in Facebook and Twitter for regular updates!