Senior Media and Communication Officer (SMACO)

Senior Media and Communication Officer (SMACO) JOB OPPORTUNITY RE: Internal/External/ Reference No:   REC/ 081  /20 Job title:            Senior Media and Communication Officer (SMACO) Location:           Head Office, Addis Ababa Reports to: Country Director Number of Posts 1 (one) Closing date: October 5,2020   About GOAL GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability. We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing  are removed and where everyone has equal rights and  opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors. ABOUT THE POSITON: The Senior MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER (SMACO), based in GOAL Head Office in Addis, Ethiopia,  will: - -           Liaise with the Senior Communications Manager in HQ in Dublin on providing multi-media content on GOAL’s work in Ethiopia, and other country’s as required -           Work with the MEAL unit to provide skills and capacity in the multi-media (film, audio & print) documentation of GE and GE Partner Projects. -           Work with staff in the field to produce high quality material that captures the work that GOAL implements. -           Develop small-scale programmatic interventions aimed at enabling community members to use media to produce their own documentation of their lives. -           Ensure that all GOAL Ethiopia visibility actions confirm to standard and agreed design and quality criteria that are in line with GOAL International and donor requirements. Be responsible for ensuring the coordination and organization of country level public relations requirement. Key responsibilities: Planning and MEAL Quality §   Lead on the development and oversee the rollout of an organizational MEAL system- MIS for emergency Conceive, design and produce video, audio and print documentation with the assistance of the MEAL Manager, the Knowledge and Learning Officers , ACD – P and CD §   Collaborate with senior GE Programmes and support staff to come up with innovative ideas for subject material for documentation. §   Liaise with communications staff in Dublin to ensure all products are relevant and conforms to GOAL International requirements. §   Liaise with GE Compliance Officer and Grant Managers visibility requirements for all grants are met and documentation is correctly field. §   Develop a visibility plan that will feed into a procurement plan in collaboration with the budget holders for grants in line with donor requirement §   Collaborate with and where necessary train, field – level staff to enable them to conceive and design their own – multi – media mini-projects. §   Work with GOAL’s graphic design partner (s) in the private sector to design and produce high quality promotional print materials that conform to GOAL International requirements and standards. §   Collaborate with Programme staff, Program Team members and ACD – P to design and implement small scale  - scale pilot projects that focus on enabling GOAL programme community members to acquire the skills to enable them to produce their own multi-media outputs. §   Work with Programmes and logs staff on the design and procurement of all GE visibility materials to insure uniformity and quality to a very high standard that meets the requirements of GOAL International and donors. §   When required by the CD or ACD-P, provide promotional materials to meet different Public Relations Requirements. §   Actively seek opportunities for raising the public profile of GOAL Ethiopia using broadcast or print media. §   Provide assistance to other GOAL country programmes as deemed necessary §   Seek for CD approval prior to release of any media sensitive information and communication Job Requirements JOIN US Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have: §   Bachelor’s Degree in English , literature or Social Sciences §   A minimum of five years of professional experience in the area §   Qualification in the use of video, editing, documentary production etc. §   Good communication skills and written and oral proficiency in English §   Data Privacy experience §   Excellent computer skills – including video editing and graphic design packages. §   Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. §   Willingness to travel, at short notice §   Flexibility and eagerness to learn §   Team player and ability to work with minimal supervision. Desirable qualities, skills and competences: §   Working knowledge in budget and grant management. §   Understanding of key donor visibility requirement §   Experience in procurement and related logistics management. This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position. REMUNERATION and BENEFITS: GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits. A chance to develop tangible experience. Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people. COMMITMENTS: GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other policy, rules and regulation of the organization. How to Apply Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the Title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.   Applicants can directly apply on line using GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam. Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage. GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process

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