• Leilani Sikkema

Senior Communications Specialist


Applications closed.


● 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

● Salary VT2M to 2.4M / annual


The Organisation

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 Position

The Shared Services Senior Communications Specialist will work with AHP partners to refine and implement communications strategies that will enable the consortia to generate and disseminate high quality content demonstrating the impact of our work in Vanuatu. The Communications Specialist will provide strategic technical support to all AHP partners in Vanuatu, and will serve as the primary liaison between the Vanuatu consortia and the Australia-based AHP Support Unit Communications team.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Tertiary qualifications in journalism, communications, marketing or a related field and/or 5+ years work experience in a similar position

► 5 + years of experience in the production of exceptional content/copy in a broad range of communication styles

► Professional communication skills in English and Bislama, including the ability to write, copy edit, and provide quality assurance for high-quality case studies, press releases, and other communication materials that meet donor standard requirements and are appropriate for an NGO’s stakeholder audience – including donors such as DFAT

► Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically to implement communications strategies

► Strong understanding of the Vanuatu media – including social media – and communications industry, has an extensive network of contacts in the industry, and the ability to cultivate relationships with media outlets and communications contractors

► Awareness of development issues in Vanuatu, particularly around the Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s sectoral and geographical areas of response

► Ability to prioritise competing demands on your time while under pressure


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Applications closed on Thur. 12 August 2021

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