● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children
● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu citizens and residents
● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands
Save the Children is the world's largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to the children's lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child's right to health, education and protection.
The Communications Officer is responsible for working in partnership with program teams to develop engaging content that increases the awareness and understanding of Save the Children Vanuatu’s work with key internal and external stakeholders including donors, partners, the media, and the general public.
Essential Selection Criteria
► Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a related field and/or 4-5 years work experience in a similar position
► Professional communication skills including the ability to write case studies, press releases, and other communication materials appropriate for an NGO stakeholder audience
► Demonstrated skills in photography
► Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically to implement communications and advocacy strategies
► Strong understanding of the Vanuatu media – including social media - and communications industry and ability to cultivate relationships with media outlets and communications contractors.
Desirable Selection Criteria
► Awareness of development issues in Vanuatu, particularly around Save the Children’s thematic areas: health and nutrition, education, child protection, and disaster risk reduction
► Fluent in Bislama and English