COMMUNICATIONS, BRAND & CONTENT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Application ends: August 18, 2022

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COMMUNICATIONS, BRAND & CONTENT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

 

SOS Children’s Villages was established in Sierra Leone in 1974. We work with government and partners in communities to help families care for their children or to provide an alternative family for children who have no one to care for them, or who have lost parental care or are exposed to risks of neglect, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of programmes, in which the love of a caregiver is essential, to ensure children grow in a loving home and become their strongest selves.

 

Our Vision: Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security.

 

Our Mission: We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we 

share in the development of their communities.

 

Our Values: Courage

Commitment

Trust

Accountability

 

Programmes include Alternative Care settings, Interim Care Centres, Youth care programmes that support more than 530 children and young people leaving in villages and in communities. In addition to quality care, we advocate for children, young people and women’s right, protection, safeguarding and empowerment. SOS Children’s Villages also provide quality education to over 4,000 students through its Herman Gmeiner International Schools, Kindergartens and Technical Vocational/ Employability and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in support of care-exit strategies and reintegration processes. Other projects include the Youth Innovation challenge & Youth-Can! which support young entrepreneurs with their businesses and young people on their quest to employment. The emergency programmes aid vulnerable families cope with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn to prevent family separation. 

 

SOS Children’s Villages in Sierra Leone is recruiting a Communication, Brand and Content Development Coordinator to lead the development of Communications, Brand strengthening and content development needs of the organization. S\He translates communications strategies into actions with the aim of increasing the visibility and profile of the organization and contributes to the overall programs as well as effectively communicates SOS Children’s Villages Vision and Mission across diverse media and audience.

 

S\He designs and manages the SOS Children’s Villages, Sierra Leone external newsletter in alignment with content from the Regional and International office. 

 

The CB & CD Coordinator is responsible for the generation and development of content, production of diverse brand material for the official website, communication briefs, publications and publicity tools.

 

Actively participate in resource mobilization efforts through communication/brand initiates within proposal development.

 

Assume the responsibility of training the team about brand & communication and their roles and humanitarian principles.

 

S\He should maintain close and positive relationship with other departments, particularly Programme & M&E and ensures that projects align with organizational and communication goals and objectives.

 

Ensures the implementation of work plan and develops monitoring and evaluation tools that measures the impact and cost effectiveness of communication/brand/content development activities.

 

Responsible for Graphics & Content Development, in charge of the research, preparation, writing and edition of unique and creative content, both print & online, for marketing and front-end web development.

 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc. In International relations, Marketing, Development studies, Mass Communications or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of proven experience in Communication, Brand and Content Development.
  • MBA/M.Sc. is an added advantage 
  • Diploma on Multimedia/Graphic Design is an added advantage 
  • Previous Experience in a similar role 
  • Work Experience in graphic design & programming is an added advantage
  • Excellent understanding of Brand & Communication-Advocacy
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills 
  • Has proven experience in engaging stakeholders digitally
  • Sound experience/understanding of the use of diverse media
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 4 years
  • Good working knowledge of content management software including WordPress, photoshop and other related software.
  • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

 

STARTING DATE: 15 October 2022

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year with a possibility of an extension based on performance and/or 

                                             availability of funding

LOCATION: National Office (Freetown), must be willing and able to travel to our field locations.

 

WE OFFER:

  • Attractive salary and package. 
  • A supportive team and compelling working environment.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of children and young people in a recognized International NGO. 

 

To apply: submit a cover letter, with your Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three (3) professional references with at least one (2) from direct supervisors, by email only to apply.sl@sossierraleone.org  Please indicate in the subject line the position, the location and the subject area desired

 

Closing date for the submission of applications is Tuesday 18th August, 2022

Only the successful candidates will be contacted.

In accordance with the organization’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks, police clearance.

 

What We Stand For:

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.

 

www.sos-childrensvillages.org