Special Scholarships

Job Detail

 
 
 

Job Description

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new
experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting openings in Malawi for talented and committed individuals. Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in various districts Malawi, implementing programmes in Food Security & Resilience; Health & Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.


POSITION: ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION ADVISOR – BASED IN LILONGWE


PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

You will support the team and partners in identifying priority areas and opportunities for advocacy and communications, strengthening the integration of advocacy into Concern’s programmes, raising organisational visibility and influence, and guiding Concern’s advocacy to enable the achievement of strategic objectives in Malawi.


RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Contribute in the development and implementation of Concern Malawi advocacy strategy and establish strategic relationships with media outlets.
  • Contribute to the global advocacy initiatives, ensuring that Concern Malawi work is reflected and captured.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute advocacy initiatives, campaigns and other actions designed to directly engage stakeholders and policymakers around specific policy issues in closes coordination with the Country Management Team.
  • Lead on the development and implementation of Concern Malawi communications strategy
  • Produce high-quality content to support positive communication of Concern’s programmes and advocacy activities in in Malawi.
  • Regular production of digital contents (e.g. stories, photos, blogs, social media posts) and dissemination through Concern’s website and social media channels.
  • Coordinate development of visual materials used for Concern programmes with the global communication department.
  • Generate high quality media coverage of Concern’s programme and advocacy work in Malawi including contributing to developing and disseminating press releases, reactive lines, questions and answers and media briefs
  • Regularly visit projects in the field to ensure a direct link between programme work and communication, and identify and generate media and communication


CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A degree in Media, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related fields
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in advocacy and communications in areas of gender, social protection, food security and humanitarian issues.
  • Experience of influencing and advocacy work including lobbying, policy development and information provision.
  • Experience in managing social media channels and creating high quality content.
  • Photography and graphic design skills, facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English.


SAFEGUARDING AT CONCERN: CODE OF CONDUCT AND ITS ASSOCIATED POLICIES

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy.

These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern
staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment.

By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.



How to apply

Applications for the above career opportunity should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading, attach updated curriculum vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager).

Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates.


Send your application to the email:


Email: malawi.hr@concern.net 


by midnight on Sunday, 10th January, 2021.

Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Skills Required


Related Jobs

Job Detail

  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    11 Jan, 2021

Google Map