Job Title: COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT – WARSAW – POLAND – UNGO Jobs

Country: Poland
Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Closing date: 14 May 2022

Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org

RESPONSIBILITIES

The recent development in Ukraine might lead between one to three million Ukrainians, out of a population of 44 million, to try to leave their country in the coming weeks, UN agencies estimate.
ACF as a humanitarian actor has decided to take urgent steps to help Ukraine prepare for the war’s probable humanitarian fall-outs. If war continues – particularly if followed by occupation – tens or hundreds of thousands of people, potentially even more, could be displaced, seeking safety and security in the neighboring countries (Romania, Moldavia, Poland).
In this context ACF will run an exploratory mission in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The assessment team will be first based in Poland. While assessing the needs, we anticipate the recruitment of the team who will take over after the first of evaluation.
Under the supervision of our Regional Country Director Ukrainian Crisis you :
Act as a focal point for all content requests :
– Liaise with HQ to understand needs in terms of content (testimonials, photos, videos) to support our communications and fundraising efforts
– Work with staff in the three countries (in Poland, Ukraine and Romania) to identify content opportunities depending on AAH’s activities and plans
– Train staff to empower them in terms of content collection (responding to quality / needs)
– On a regular basis, provide HQ and networking with new content (testimonials, photos, videos) and the associated quotes / context / caption.
– Support visits from photographer / videographer to the field

Support media work :
– Identify media opportunities in one of the 3 countries of operation, as well as in France / worldwide depending on international press coverage
– Draft and regularly update talking lines and Q&A depending on the development of our activities and the type of questions we receive Draft press releases based on approved talking lines
– Manage media requests finding appropriate spokespersons and facilitate media visits to the field
– Train and provide feedback to AAH staff after interviews

Contribute to develop a communications strategy and plan :
– Develop a communications strategy and communications plan to promote our activities and support missions’ needs
– Support HQ with editing requests for simple documents
– Support grant manager when needed with data, facts and photos

REQUESTED PROFILE

You have masters’ degree in international relations, International Humanitarian Law, social sciences, politics, development studies, or similar field.
You have 3 years experience in communications or public relations, or some combination as a journalist, PR/marketing specialist and communications practitioner, preferably with an international NGO or non-profit. You have excellent skills as a photographer and writer (including experience collecting in-depth personal testimonials); videographer skills are a plus. You have a good ability to translate highly technical source material into compelling, accessible content for a general audience and to perform basic colour correction and editing. You have strong project management skills and experience in producing communications assets tailored to a range of different target audiences. You have ability to manage deadlines against a communication calendar and strong knowledge of international development and humanitarian work.
– You speak and write fluently English (Ukrainian, or Russian is a plus)
– You have proven interpersonal and networking skills
– You are adept at problem solving, able to identify challenges and proactively recommend solutions
– You have the ability and flexibility to manage work across multiple time zones.
– you are open-minded and flexible, autonomous and results-oriented
– You have strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity to local cultures, gender and humanitarian principles
– The post holder will be based in the Regional Office

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS / SALARY

– Remuneration package and competitive benefits according to ACF policies

How to apply:

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