- Salary Offer As per organization salary scale
- Number of Vacancies: 1
- Contract Duration 1-Year
- Contract Type Fixed Term
- Required Languages Dari, Pashto, English
- Reference CARE-AF-0746
- Gender Male/Female
- Nationality Afghan
- Possibility of Contract Extension Yes
- Probation Period 3 Months
- Education Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, political and social science, social development, socio-economic studies and other related fields.
- close Date December 9, 2023
About CARE AFGHANISTAN:
CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world’s largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.
- Summary of Key Functions:
CARE is scaling up programs to respond to the crisis in Afghanistan, and there is need for communications products to fulfill donor visibility requirements, improving the rights and humanitarian situation for affected people. A Communications Specialist will be working closely with the CARE Afghanistan team and deliver quality communications and support the production of advocacy materials.
The overall purpose of the position is to produce communications products for use across the CARE global network. The Communications Specialist is responsible for overall communications related matters of the country office for all projects and related stakeholders including; the donor, government stakeholders, communities, beneficiaries, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
- Key Results Expected:
- Produce accurate, high quality, user-friendly communications outputs for the media and for internal use, to keep external stakeholders effectively informed and engaged
- Ensure communications and media work are built into annual planning including proposal development and incorporate ways to allocate resources and build capacity
- Produce content for social media that are suitable for CARE digital and public media uses
- Contribute photos for CAE Afghanistan programmes for photo archive, for all sectors and locations, ensuring adequate quality of photo products for use in advocacy and media work and for quality reporting purposes.
- Travel to the project site for collection of success stories, photos and videos and assist in collecting testimonies and case studies from the field as required
- Ensure implementation of visibility and branding commitments for all projects based on contractual obligations monthly
- In collaboration with programme team develop and disseminate quality communication materials to a range of external and internal audiences,
- Support the development and delivery of communications materials in preparation for, during and after emergencies, including supporting response teams to receive, compile, and distribute relevant emergency response information in a timely manner
- Regularly provide social media content for CARE Facebook and Twitter accounts
- Assist in collecting testimonies and case studies from the field as required,
- Prepare and implement annual integrated communication/visibility plans.
- Develop adequate and effective internal information management systems to promote internal and external communication objectives.
- Develop communications materials for all project such as: audio/visual materials including documentaries, video clips, case stories, photos, presentations, project briefs, brochures, flyers, banners, poster etc.
- Develop and maintain a country office communications plan such as monthly newsletter/blogs
- Ensure effective and adequate documentation of lessons learned, case studies and stories.
- Assists project team in translation of documents, such as letters, MoUs and reports if needed.
- Represent CARE in communication and meetings /events
- Any other tasks as needed by the CARE Country Director and Senior Management
- Key relations:
Deputy Country Director – Programs, Program Advisor, Humanitarian Coordinator, Sectorial Leads
- Duty Locations:
Kabul main office with visits to provinces
- Uphold CARE’s Safeguarding Policy (https://www.care-international.org/resources/care-international-safeguarding-policy) and Safeguarding Code of Conduct.
- Must read the Safeguarding Policy and either sign the Safeguarding Code of Conduct or sign a Code of Conduct that is consistent with or references this policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct.
- Core Competencies:
Enthusiasm to share information and highlighting key points of the community, excellent, communication in written and visual skills, vision and planning, design sense, willingness to work in the field with various communities and cultures. Skills and ability to work in complex environment, presentation skills, media knowledge.
Skills and Experience:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent writing skills in English, Dari, and Pashtu
- Excellent computer skills especially in Word, excel and media programs
- Excellent computer skills of adobe audition, and adobe premiere, after affects, 3D Mix, office package, CorelDraw and Photoshop and any other media and communications technologies and software.
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, political and social science, social development, socio-economic studies and other related fields.
At least 4 to 5 years of work experiences in program/communication and media program, donor relations, media and communications designing, reporting.
Fluency in written and spoken English, Dari and Pushto languages
CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and of vulnerable adults and children, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel
CARE Afghanistan participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Afghanistan’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
- Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (ACBAR: Application Form) along with updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications after the closing date (12:00 AM) and without CARE Application form will not be accepted.
- Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Media & CommunicationAdvisor CARE-AF-0746 Kabul) otherwise your application will not be considered.
- Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
- The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Background Check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
- People with Physical Disabilities and Women are highly encourage to apply.
- CARE IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING POLICY (Available at: Safeguarding)
- CARE IS COMMITTED TO CODE OF CONDUCT (Available at: CARE Afg Code of Conduct (updated).pdf)