Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Contract length: 12 Months
The Regional Media Manager role is a key position to ensure quality and timely media materials are produced for media organisations, other partners, and Save the Children members, and to ensure visibility of issues affecting children as well as Save the Children's work. A key part of this role is to secure international/regional media coverage on the Syria crisis and other crises in the Middle East, ensuring media is an integral part of our emergency response. Appropriate and strategic media engagement is pivotal for Save the Children's advocacy and fundraising.
The post-holder is expected to demonstrate initiative, generate ideas, spot strong news lines, and strengthen the collection and dissemination of media content. The role will provide added support for regional and country offices, including building the capacity of country staff and national partners. It will also support on risk mitigation and management. In coordination with the Global Media Unit (GMU), the Regional Media Manager will act as a key focal point for all media requests from members, channel requests to appropriate spokespeople and act as a spokesperson. Fundamental to the job is the ability to gather, consolidate, analyse and share information in a way that is easily understood by news organisations, and other stakeholders.
The position is based in Amman, Jordan, with regular travel throughout the region.
Qualifications and experience
Significant experience of working overseas in humanitarian programmes
University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
Experience of leading Media activities in a challenging environment and a good knowledge of Middle East media scene, networks, and media contacts etc.
Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the 'general public'.
Experience of creating media products such as press releases, Q&As
Experience of effective spokespersoning across a range of media,
Excellent relationship building skills in order to work for limited periods within programmes under pressure of running emergency responses
Strong knowledge and strategic use of social media for advocacy purposes
An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support
Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally at field level.
Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word
Excellent understanding of media and campaigning activities.
Strong influencing skills
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Language skills in Arabic
Multimedia skills, including photography, filming, editing, audio production
Experience or knowledge of working and living in the region
To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children's usual Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Industry Type :
NGO / Social Services / Community Services / Non-Profit
Functional Area :
Advertising / Media Planning / PR