Communications Specialist

Country: Panama
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 12 Sep 2021

Position planned to be based in Guatemala, El Salvador or Panama.

Summary

Save the Children is currently accepting applications for a Communications Specialist for a Department of Labor-funded project with the objective of increasing collective action in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to address child labor, forced labor, and other unacceptable conditions of work. The project will focus on people of African descent, Garifuna, and indigenous communities, and will work with CSOs to address labor exploitation, including issues of gender and racial discrimination, and workers' organizations that represent the collective interests of formal and/or informal workers, including these target populations. The project will work directly with national and local authorities, the private sector, people of African descent, Garifuna, and indigenous communities, and other critical stakeholders. The project will also help workers' organizations and CSOs to address child labor and other violations of acceptable conditions of work by strengthening their capacities to advance gender and racial equity.

The Communications Specialist will provide leadership for the integrated communications strategy that provides targeted communication to different stakeholders (including families and children) who are addressing child labor, forced labor and other unacceptable conditions of work. Under the direct line management of the Project Director, The Specialist will oversee the project's communications strategy implementation and collaborate with Country Coordinators and the communications team to develop and disseminate child protection and child labor law information via multiple communication channels. The Specialist will also support the monitoring of results from communication activities, and all project-related external communications. The position reports directly to the Project Director.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Ensure that all deliverables required by DOL/ILAB, SCUS, and other stakeholders are produced and delivered on time and are of a consistently high quality;
  • Develop and implement a communications strategies through a variety of means, such as traditional, digital, and social media, and/or storytelling;
  • Responsible for developing child-friendly communication materials;
  • Design and roll-out communications strategies using behavioral and social change methodologies, including audience segmentation and social mobilization; and
  • Incorporate SC's vision and values and full adherence to Code of Conduct principles.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required plus a minimum of three years of professional experience in communications work relevant to this project (degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field is preferred);
  • Proven experience developing and implementing communications strategies through a variety of means, such as traditional; digital; radio; social media; and/or storytelling;
  • Ability to develop communications strategies using behavioral and social change communication, including audience segmentation and social mobilization;
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team and overseeing the work of consultants and external companies and managing the delivery of multi-media communication products and services is recommended;
  • Experience in and knowledge of issues related to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of acceptable conditions of work is recommended; and
  • Fluency in Spanish is required and proficiency in English is preferred

Important Remarks:

  • This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
  • Closing date for applications: Sunday, September 12th, 2021
  • Position planned to be based in Guatemala, El Salvador or Panama.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply promptly as they will evaluated and interviewed throughout the period
  • Due to Covid19 restrictions remote work will be necessary. Travel required

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

The work in Save the Children is challenging but is also immensely rewarding. At Save the Children, you will be in good company, working with talented, like-minded individuals who are determined to ensure that all children survive, learn, and are protected.

We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment with a competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits.

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About Save the Children

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply:

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