Job title: Communications Officer – Voices from the Field
Place of work: Lilongwe, Malawi
Contract type: Temporary – 10 months
Reports to: Voices from the Field Manager, UK
Liases with: All Malawi country programme staff, UK Brand & Creative Content team
Travel: Within Malawi
The Brand and Creative Content Department supports WaterAid both in the UK and globally to raise awareness of the global water and sanitation crisis and WaterAid’s work to change this.
The department develops creative communications that have impact and deliver change: ensuring WaterAid leads the way with innovative and engaging storytelling content with clear brand purpose. The department also works across the organisation to identify and develop critical strategic communications activities around key moments. This includes the creation of thematic messages and shared content, as well as developing the processes and procedures to support delivery of these essential communications.
The Brand and Creative Content Department is within the Communications and Fundraising Directorate.
Voices from the Field is WaterAid’s unique storytelling programme that sits within the Brand and Creative Content Department. There are seven Voices from the Field team members based in countries where we work whose role is to gather stories, film and photos that bring our work to life for supporters and donors across a variety of different communications channels.
The Communications Officer – Voices from the Field gathers stories and case studies via interviews, film and photography and shares them on Asset Bank (WaterAid’s multimedia library) for use by different teams across the organisation. The role includes production and post-production of multimedia materials for a variety of audiences and communications channels.
The position is line managed by the Voices from the Field Manager in the UK Brand and Creative Content Department with support on a day-to-day basis from the Head of Programme, Quality Assurance and Accountability in Malawi.
Main duties and responsibilities
Leadership and management
Responsibilities / delivery
Experience and technical skills
Skills and abilities
Interested applicants should send their current CV with names of their three most recent referees and a motivation letter:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 26th June 2021.
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