Aims to increase War Child’s global brand awareness by creating, advising on and implementing detailed communication plans, and supporting the team with a range of communication initiatives.
Interim position for the duration of 8 months
You are responsible for developing, realizing and implementing the organisations’ communication policies, and for advising the board and other stakeholders on matters concerning internal and external communications.
The Communications Advisor reports to the Director Communications & Advocacy and may give functional instructions to other members of the Communications & Advocacy team.
- Develop communication policies, in close liaison with the department’s director and the line managers, within the framework defined by the board.
- Review past policies and suggest improvements.
- Advise on plans for agreed communication projects within the team and in countries, support their implementation and review them.
- Develop and implement a wide range of agreed communication activities.
- Serve as the first point of contact to answer questions, provide information and give advice on how and when to use communications resources, for example by assisting at public appearances and organizing events.
- Write and edit reports and policy plans.
- Perform final editing for the organizations’ website and other online communications.
- Monitor and analyze market trends and translate them into advice to management.
- Keep track of communication developments and advise the department’s director about what policies to adopt.
- Academic background in communication and/or marketing
- Minimum 5 years of work experience as communication advisor
- Well-developed network and excellent knowledge of trends in the international development and humanitarian aid sector
- Strong advisory skills
- Proven track record in the production of creative and impactful content
- Excellent verbal and writing skills in English; knowledge of Dutch or French is a plus, additional other languages are a benefit
- Strong relation-building and diplomacy skills
- Flexibility and (cultural and organisational) sensitivity
- Creative and result-oriented
- Cost aware and stress resistant
- Available for 32 - 40 hours per week
- EU national or eligible to live and work in EU; if not, able to travel to the War Child Amsterdam and program countries office regularly.
War Child is young and dynamic organisation, improving the psychosocial wellbeing of many thousands of children and youth affected by armed conflict. We are rapidly growing into an international expert network, developing interventions - backed by research to meet the highest standards of quality - and advocate their use by governments and partner organisations. We try to keep an informal ambiance with a lot of room for inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practise what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 5 August 2022. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using this hyperlink:
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War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work. We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, sex, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc.
The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
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