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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Community Engagement/Communications Officer




Vanuatu Red Cross Society
Location
Port Vila

Due Date
23 May 2018

Type
Full time

Organisation Description
The Vanuatu Red Cross Society, is seeking applications from dynamic and highly motivated persons to immediately fill up the following position.

Job Description
• Assist in providing leadership, direction and support to the communications and engagement team ensuring that the World Mosquito Project has a consistent message and brand, while taking into account local concerns and needs
• Maintain databases and records of community engagement activities and assist in collating data from these databases as required.
• Be an active participants in Media Talk Back shows/ radio recording
• Assist in providing leadership, direction and support to the community engagement team
• Assist in Coordinating events and community Engagement/communication activities.
• Maintain productive and open communication channels, including advising the Community Engagement & Communication Co-leads and field officers regarding potential community issues arising from the project’s activities
• Assist in assessing, analysing and making recommendations around external engagement activities in Vanuatu and the wider World Mosquito Program
• Assist in ensuring stakeholder engagement material is aligned with key program messaging and consistent across all channels while also recognising the need to continue and include existing messaging which is already utilised to prevent the spread of Mosquito Borne diseases across Vanuatu.
• Support and work collaboratively with the VRCS WMP Community engagement and communications staff to develop effective communication and community engagement skills.
• Assist in coordinating World Mosquito Program’s attendance at local events, attend events, provide information to community members and register peoples interest in the project.
• Build and maintain proactive and trusted relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
• Provide professional representation of VRCS
• Undertake field work as required
• Assist in providing professional representation of VRCS a high level of customer service.
• Undertake regular online and other Red Cross and partner related trainings under the direction of the Health Coordinator and also support others within the team to do so
• Attend regular meetings with the Community Engagement/Communications Team Lead and the Health Coordinator upon request.
• Support and work collaboratively with the VRCS WMP Community engagement and communications staff to develop effective communication and community engagement skills.
Selection Criteria
• A Tertiary degree in relevant field (Humanitarian, Social Work, Health or Communications)  with demonstrated experience in communications/ community engagement or someone with relevant experience
• Proven ability to follow and carry out instructions and assignment tasks under minimal supervision.
• Experience maintaining and updating data bases and budgets
• Knowledge of the Vanuatu Red Cross and the broader Vanuatu community
• Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain trusted valuable relationships
• Demonstrated high level interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to influence, negotiate, and provide advice with a wide range of individuals, communities and agencies.
• Field experience in community engagement, ideally with global NGOs or donor agencies
• Proven ability to act independently, take initiative within established management guidelines, and have the ability to be self-organising, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team in a changing and dynamic work environment.
• Demonstrated experience in working with  teams of communication or community engagement
• Demonstrated written and oral communications skills, including fluency in Bislama. English or French desirable.
• Administrative and organisational skills.
• Initiative, drive and direction.
• Flexibility, adaptability, and sensitivity to diversity.
• Commitment to VRCS’s policies and code of conduct, including child protection
Salary
Not Stated

How to Apply
Apply by:
Email
Post

Contact Person
Ms Nemi Hilda NAPARAU

Contact Phone Number
(00678) 27418

E-mail to send applications to

Postal Address or location to apply in person
Interested candidates are invited to pick up a more detailed Job description of this position at Vanuatu Red Cross Office (located at Vanuatu Red Cross Headquarters), or send request by mail to: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com

Interested candidates may submit their applications, with letter of interest and CV, no later than 23rd May, 2018 to HR department: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
VRCS HR Department, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Application by email: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Website to Obtain Further Information
Not Stated

How to apply - more information
Interested candidates may submit their applications, with letter of interest and CV, no later than 23rd May, 2018 to HR department: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com VRCS HR Department, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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