Communications Coordinator

Posted 9 months ago by Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Overall purpose of the job:-
The Communications Coordinator leads on the development of engaging and informative communications products for donors, NGO community, the public and staff, under the direction of the Senior Programme Officer.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Lead the development of communication products such as case studies, photographs
  • and captions, narratives for reports/updates and social media content – requiring
  • frequent travel to operational bases and work sites.
  • Advise, and deliver, on the identification and collection of information on projects for
  • internal and external communications/engagement.
  • Edit content provided by Operations and Programmes staff for use with donors, the
  • public and staff.
  • Work with the Senior Programme Officer (SPO), Programme Officer/s (PO) and
  • Communications & Grants Officer (CGO) to develop high quality social media posts,
  • web content and other external relations materials for use by MAG headquarters.
  • Manage MAG’s engagement of local media related to the organisation’s work and key
  • mine action issues, in agreement with the SPO and/or senior management team
  • members.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and capacity building of the Communications & Grants
  • Officer in communications related tasks.
  • Travel to operational bases to build the communications capacity of technical staff to
  • deliver good quality images, story ideas and information on work completed or in
  • progress.
  • Lead the development of a regularly circulated internal situation report to staff.
  • Translate documents to and from English, Arabic and Kurdish.
Information Management:-
  • Lead on the soft file organisation of images, captions, communication outputs and other resources.
Other Duties As Assigned :-
  • Act as key liaison with communications staff at MAG headquarters, as
  • appropriate.
  • Act as an ambassador for MAG, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required by
  • SPO or programme management team.
  • Work within the framework of MAG’s core values; adhere to all MAG policies and procedures and in compliance with MAG’s equal opportunities policy.
Selection Criteria:-
  • Experience in journalism, communications (interviewing, writing/developing
  • engaging human stories), photography, public relations*
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Kurdish and Arabic
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to coordinate activities
  • Strong photography skills
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, e.g. InDesign
  • Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and
  • Powerpoint)
  • Ability and willingness to undertake routine administrative tasks
  • Only applications with clearly outlined experience in journalism or communications will be considered.
Essential aptitude:
  • Highly motivated, creative and proactive with an analytical and solution-oriented
  • approach
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality standards
  • Willingness to travel frequently to operational bases and work sites regularly,
  • including overnight(s)
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and
  • externally
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
  • University degree in journalism, communications, English language, international development or international relations
  • Experience working for an international NGO
  • Experience engaging donors and the public
  • Experience developing communication products, including reports, briefings,
  • captions, case studies and social media content
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, e.g. InDesign
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian development needs and related issues

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