World Vision (WV) is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 45,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.
Here’s where you come in:
As Southern Africa Region Communications Director you will lead the World Vision Southern Africa Regional Office communications and engagement strategy through efforts that 1) build reputation and influence with key audiences, 2) strengthen content for enhanced supporter engagement, resource development and community transformation, and 3) drive staff engagement communications which contribute to organisational effectiveness. The role matrix manages nine National Office communications leaders and emergency response communications managers (currently, one manager working for the El Nino Response).
A University Degree or equivalent in Communications, Media, Journalism, Public Affairs or related fields.
At least 10 years of professional experience in areas of international communications, media and journalism, with a minimum of 5 years leading and managing teams.
Demonstrated strength of experience in the development of effective strategic priorities, as well as execution of operational work.
Ability to communicate fluently in English, and to relate cross-culturally with a wide range of international constituencies.
Experience living and working in the Southern African Region. – preferred
The position requires ability and willingness to travel Domestically and Internationally up to 30% of the time.
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World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.
Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 09 August 2016. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.