Communications Specialist-Project Support

(Based at Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka)


We strive on creating an inclusive work culture that ensures every individual feel supported and respected- a culture that focuses on gender inclusion with power to elevate unheard voices and value diverse experiences, fostering an environment of authentic respect and trust.

Our core values bind us together and hold us to high standards for how we expect ourselves and those we work with to behave. They are our guiding principles to the way we work and help us to understand how to put our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls into practice.

These shared values and behaviors help to foster a culture of openness, accountability and transparency and to create a learning culture within Plan International, which allows innovation, experimentation and learning from our mistakes. They are also intended to help us attract those who share our ambitious goals for children and young women.

Plan International Bangladesh is looking for a committed and passionate person who fits in the role of Communications Specialist-Project Support. The scope includes;

  • Ensure technical support to the ongoing projects for planning and production of compelling and issues-oriented communications, advocacy and branding materials.
  • Prepares media contents i.e. press release, media briefing, backgrounders, speaking notes, briefing documents, rejoinders etc. to support affirmative media placements of project works.
  • Will also extend technical support to the project team in facilitating the national and international media visits and fundraising content generation visits.
  • Provide support to build capacity of project personnel to ensure quality contents (stories, photos, videos, statements) from working location/s in an appropriate manner. 
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility

What we’re looking for

  • We need a dynamic individual who has a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Communications for Development or similar areas with 5 years post-qualifications experience in communication and related activities Has possess significant experience in generating content for high quality communication, branding and campaign materials like case study, photo story, scripts for video, promotional materials, infographics, fact sheets, micro blog, web stories etc. Has proven experience to write clearly, concisely and persuasively in English and Bangla– translating complex issues for a variety of audiences (e.g. policy-makers, general population, and young people). Demonstrated Knowledge on using modern communications channels and tools (e.g. media, digital media, blogs, web etc.) to maximum the impact of the organizational work. Ability to adopting an appropriate communication style when communicating with the whole range of colleagues, partners, consultants, vendors, children, young people and communities; exhibits active listening and effective feedback. Has experience to identify capacity building needs, develop capacity building interventions and facilitate training for different stakeholder on strategic Communications (Staff, partner, youths etc.)

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Communication Specialist-Project Support and should apply online by 30 November 2020. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note we will be shortlisting on an ongoing basis so would encourage early application.

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.

Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.

Salary Package: BDT. 129040 to 140000 (monthly cost to the company) along with other benefits i.e., hospitalization benefit for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, gratuity, leave, group insurance and yearly medical check-up for employee (only).

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. References will be taken and background and Anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Safeguarding policy of Children and Young People 

As an independent development and humanitarian organization, We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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