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Communications Manager

Plan International Pakistan, Islamabad
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More Jobs From: Social & Development Sector Jobs
Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
Functional Area: Operations
Total Position: 1
Job Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Gender: Doesn't Matter
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Degree Title: M.Sc. in Communication Studies, journalism or related field.
Career Level:
Minimum Experience: 8 Years
Apply By: Jun 19, 2012
Job Posting Date: Jun 8, 2012
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Job Description:

The Communications Manager will be responsible for strengthening Plan Pakistan’s child centered community development activities by building awareness and support for the development efforts by children, families, communities, civil society, government, non-governmental organizations and National Organizations.

What does the job holder plan?
  • Plans a public relations and advocacy strategy for Plan Pakistan
  • Plans a strategy for youth media.
What are the outputs and deliverables?
  • Write creative and contextually appropriate articles and reports.
  • Make frequent visits to project sites and record activities in the form of pictures, slides, and video films, and written reports. Document the data for outreach work.
  • Disseminate information in the form of articles, bulletins, booklets, photographs and video films.
  • Arrange with the media (TV, Radio and Newspapers) journalists to visit projects and make information available to the public about program activities.
  • Prepare press releases, press advisory messages and press packets for journalists as authorized.
  • Support the Country Management Team and Crisis Management Team during PR crisis situations.
  • Update and improve Plan Pakistan’s Web Page.
  • Facilitate the special visits of journalists and co-ordinate their activities.

What does the post holder oversee?
  • Criteria for Success: Monitoring and evaluation reports that show that:
  • Caregivers are aware of the fundamental needs of young children and of simple, locally acceptable ways to meet these needs.
  • Plan Pakistan’s Earthquake Rehabilitation Strategy and ongoing ECCCD programs and projects recognize the importance (and incorporate) risk reduction activities.
  • District and national Government and non-government agencies recognise and value the contribution of Plan’s ECCD work
What are the primary linkages for this post?
  • Groups of per-school girls, boys, their families and communities.
  • Plan Pakistan and partners.
  • Local and central government officials.
  • Local and National agencies and networks.
Leadership Behavior
  • Demonstrate approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation, energy and flexibility.
  • Able to relate to children and their caregivers and establish rapport quickly and effectively.
  • Able to credibly represent the ECCD program and Plan Pakistan Earthquake Rehabilitation Unit to all stakeholders.
  • Able to work calmly under pressure.
  • Commitment to the rights and needs of children and values of Plan.
Skills Specific to the Post
  • Ability to motivate and influence others.
  • Strategic thinking, networking, negotiating and decision making skills.
  • Verbal communication skills, able to articulate the vision of the organization and its program to different audiences.
  • Good written skills, particularly for report writing and articles.
  • Ability to control budgets and deliver projects to agreed parameters.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint Desktop Publishing, Page Maker etc)
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops, training sessions etc – and to input into their design.
  • Ability to work with poor children and communities often in difficult situations.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum 8 years working experience in a similar position.
  • M.Sc. in Communication Studies, journalism or related field.
  • Proven skills in building effective work teams, selecting team members and sharing work appropriately.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a varied workload, often to tight deadlines