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About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•            No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•            All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•            Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.

Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children strives to give children in Afghanistan the chance to be heard and to tell their story. On the issues that matter to children, we want to shape policies, influence public opinion and raise funds to improve children’s lives. Communications and media are important platforms for achieving this.

The successful candidate will report to and work in collaboration with the Director of Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media (ACCM) to ensure coverage of high-profile issues and crises across Afghanistan, harnessing the power of national and international media to help us achieve our advocacy, campaign, brand, programmatic and fundraising goals.

The Media and Content Manager will work closely with our programme teams to collect powerful content, provide training for communications focal points, develop media materials and lead on the development of national media strategies. They will also work closely with the Asia Regional Officer Regional Media Manager to proactively identify new story ideas.

JOB DISCRIPTION AND KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Media

  • In coordination with the ACCM Director, lead Save the Children’s media work on Afghanistan, responding to journalist inquiries and being the organisation’s media focal point in the region
  • Develop, facilitate sign off for and distribute a range of media materials including press releases, b-roll packs, case studies, photos, Q&As, key messages, red lines and blogs/op-eds
  • Identify media moments and under-reported stories in Afghanistan, and develop plans and strategies to reach high profile media outlets
  • Support media and Save the Children Member trips to visit programmes and ensure child safeguarding protocols are upheld
  • Act as a spokesperson for national media outlets for Save the Children in Afghanistan
  • Build and maintain strong relations with key journalists and editors across Afghanistan, including regional correspondents of international media, regional media and leading national media

Content

  • Lead in pro-actively identifying and collecting case studies and success stories (including photo and video content) from programs across nine provinces by building close relations with teams across the organisation and staying abreast of all activities.
  • Collect photos, video and case studies to support our media work, following briefs provided by the ACCM Director and global media colleagues.
  • Support in documenting, managing and sharing lessons learned, success stories and case studies for a range of internal and external stakeholder audiences, ensuring messages achieve maximum impact and are consistent with Save the Children’s brand.

Other

  • In coordination with the Communications Manager, train communications focal points in provincial field offices and support them to collect content; photo, video and interviews to support Save the Children’s communications goals.

Support the Communications Manager in developing content, strategy and an approach for internal and external social media strategies.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children’s values
  • Provide support to the line manager to hold the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities;

Ambition:

  • Provide support to the line manager to set ambitious and challenging goals for the team, and the team take responsibility for their own personal development;

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters;
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally;

Creativity:

  • Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions;

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence;
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement;

Job Requirements:

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience engaging with national and local media in Afghanistan
  • Excellent photography and video skills.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Outstanding written skills and the ability to produce compelling media products such as press releases, key messages/speaking points and Q&As
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Dari (Pashto also highly preferred);
  • Ability to travel and spend time in field locations if/when needed;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles;
  • Wide understanding of advocacy and policy issues in Afghanistan, especially in relation to children protection;
  • Good conceptual and analytical thinking, and good attention to detail.

Desirable

  • Experience working with NGOs
  • Uzbek language skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
  • Photo editing skills with Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • Experience using an asset management database.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and Cover Letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

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