Communications & External Engagement Manager

  • World Vision Malawi
  • Full time
  • 6 months ago
  • Lilongwe

    Job Description

    World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice It is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. It is a child focused organization and its goal is sustained wellbeing of (150 million) children within families and communities especially the most vulnerable. As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for employment with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

    World Vision International in Malawi is currently looking for dedicated professional Christians to fill the vacant positions below for the anticipated Global Fund HIV\/AIDS, TB and Malaria program to be implemented during 2021 2023 implementation period in Malawi. If you are passionate about child wellbeing and you are considering a career with a calling we would love to talk to you

    Position: Communication and External Engagement Manager – Global Fund (Grade 16)

    Purpose of the position:

    The Communications and External Engagement Manager position is part of the Senior Management Team She/he will be responsible for spearheading strategic initiatives and planning, coordination, management and delivery of the World Vision Global fund integrated marketing, public relations, and strategic communications function. He / She will be responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership to World Vision’s Global fund project work, as well as lead a growing communications team The Communications and External Engagement Manager will work with both external and internal constituencies to deliver on key communication initiatives for promotion, coordination, empowerment and program implementation, through the following focus areas

    Major Responsibilities:

    Strategy in Communication

    • The overall planning, organization, and direction of Global fund project communication strategies and public information activities and championing the project goals with media elites, policymakers, funders, and leaders in higher education
    • Develop and implement GF External and Internal Communications Guidelines and Policies and ensure their adoption across the organization.
    • Review and give oversight to all external GF project communications, including articles, blogs, appeals, and social media and ensure compliance with GF and World Vision’s brand guidelines

    Donor/Public Engagement Communication

    • Lead all aspects of supporting Grants Management in communications based on WVI best practices and technical guidelines working closely with GAM
    • Communications Departments
    • Productive writing, photography and packaging of feature stories and issues-oriented reports primarily focused GF Project
    • Produce and regularly update sector fact sheets for donors

    Media Communication

    • Engage in the development and implementation of a quarterly work plan for meeting the strategic media objectives of GF WV project and ensuring that its media profile is increased.
    • Compile briefing documents for guest visiting WV GF Projects
    • Liaise with National and Local Press to support media coverage

    Advocacy in Communication

    • Work closely with Advocacy Director in ensuring advocacy messaging is leveraged through communication channels
    • Represent GF at external meetings as required, acting as key liaison with politicians, government officials, international agencies and local organizations
    • As requested, disseminate World Vision GF position statements and lobbying letters on key advocacy issues, proactively and in response to events
    • Collaborate with WV advocacy colleagues to help define key issues, messaging and communications channels for public advocacy initiative

    Internal Communication

    • Oversee production of quarterly internal newsletter ensuring quality and oversight
    • Submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual reports to your Supervisor
    • Support the production of WV GF publications.
    • Increase the visibility of WV GF Visibility through existing and innovative channels

    Minimum qualification and experience required

    • Degree in media, journalism, communications, public relations or related field from a recognized institution
    • At least five years of experience in managing communications at a senior level
    • Experience in working in volatile environment or large scale humanitarian emergency
    • High level interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships internally and externally
    • Website and social media management experience
    • Must possess excellent journalistic and photographic skills
    • Ability to produce video and audio documentaries
    • High skills in research, editing and report writing
    • Knowledge and experience of Desk Top Publishing packages like Quark Xpress and Adobe Page Maker
    • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills.


    To view the complete Job Description and requirements please visit https:\\ OR Send a cover letter with a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees to:

    Email: [email protected]

    not later than 25th August 2020. Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged


    World Vision Malawi does not use agents, nor solicit any form of payments for any application, training, interviewing testing or any fees in connection with this recruitment Report any acts of solicitation for payment and or extortion to World Vision Malawi on the following, Tip offs Toll Free Line 847,
    Email: [email protected]


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