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Regional Media and Communications Advisor - WAF


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Organization: Oxfam
Closing date: 23 Nov 2020

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

The Role

Oxfam International West African Region is looking for a Regional Media and Communication Advisor to profile Oxfam’s work in national, regional and global media and in wider communications to support Oxfam’s public engagement including fundraising and campaign goals.

The post holder will work with national and affiliate press officers in the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone) to deliver high-quality media projects and compelling story-gathering materials for national, regional and global media markets, and wider social media and communications needs.

The Regional Media and Communication Advisor will act as a conduit between national and global media colleagues to ensure that messages and quality are consistent, and to identify opportunities for collaboration and provide strategic media, communications and social media advice to senior-level staff at regional and country level on a day-to-day basis in the development of plans, matters of brand risk, crisis communication and to maximise communications impact

The post holder will lead or support Oxfam’s global media and communications response to a Cat 1 or Cat 2 humanitarian crisis response, under the management of the nominated Lead Media Affiliate, and ensure the regional and country teams consistently implement the global Oxfam brand guidelines and related global corporate tools.

The Regional Media and Communication Advisor will coordinate between country teams and affiliates, Oxfam International or specific functional teams to enable access and provide support to the country program for content gathering (e.g. trips), for media, fundraising, campaigning and other forms of public engagement.

Please see the job description for further details.

What we're looking for

  • You will have had siginificant experience as a journalist or media officer/specialist as well as experience of working in global media.

  • You will be able to show exceptional multi-media and story-gathering skills and you will be able to conceptualise, design and deliver media, story-gathering and digital communication strategies including for international audiences

  • You will be able to lead complex projects and knowledge of how the national regional, and international media works and be able to represent the organisation in high-profile and high-pressured external environments.

  • You will demonstrate an affinity with and commitment to Oxfam's values, feminist leadership and a commitment to Oxfam's safeguarding policies.

  • Exceptionnal witten and verbal communications skills in English and French are essential in order to be successful in this position.

What we offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note:* All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here**

How to apply:

Please apply though Oxfam International's website here

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