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Communication Officer

New Delhi

  • Organization: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: Closed

Vacancy announcement for Communication Officer
 
Position Title: Communication Officer
 
Term: 2 Years (renewable)
 
Duty Station: New Delhi and collaboration with teams across Asia and Africa
 
Remuneration: Competitive
 
Starting date: As early as possible 
 
Last date of application:
 
About Welthungerhilfe India
 
Welthungerhilfe, originally founded in the sixties as the National Committee of the FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign and earlier called “German Agro Action”, is a secular, non-profit, non-governmental organization working in the field of international development cooperation and emergency aid, dedicated to food security and eradication of root causes of poverty. For over 55 years Welthungerhilfe, with its headquarters in Germany (www.welthungerhilfe.de) has been supporting voluntary and civil society partner organizations in rural India. (www.welthungerhilfesouthasia.org ).
 
About the Programme
The position will contribute to effective communication within Welthungerhilfe projects in India, with specific responsibilities related to the Nutrition Smart Communities programme of WHH. The Project Communication Officer will play a vital role in drawing up and executing the project communication strategy and promoting the impact of the programme across various platforms.  The position will also contribute to the knowledge management platform based in India.
 
About Nutrition Smart Community Project
In recent years, several best practices of Welthungerhilfe and its partner network have been streamlined under one umbrella program, now branded the “Nutrition Smart CommUNITY”. The approach was initiated in India and is now being scaled-up in Bangladesh, Nepal, Tajikistan, Ethiopia, Malawi and Sierra Leone.  
 
The program offers a community-based, cost-effective, and replicable implementation framework which integrates interventions across sectors. Its approach encompasses a combination of ‘systemic interventions’ at different levels, mainly designed to address underlying causes of chronic hunger and malnutrition and is based on the following four interlocking strategies: (1) Foster behavior change at household level (2) Strengthen and support community-based institutions (3) Activate and improve nutrition relevant services at community level and (4) Advocate and promote a multisectoral community-based implementation model for the Right to Adequate Food.
 
Two learning hubs have been created in India to facilitate the scale-up within and outside India. The two hubs are being developed as model villages and are used for promotion and visibility of the Nutrition Smart Community approach.
 
Key responsibilities:
 
1.Media/ Social Media Management:
  • Develop and implement social media strategies to effectively showcase the programme’s activities and achievements.
  • Manage and curate content for various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) to engage and grow our online community.
  • Monitor social media channels, respond to inquiries, and provide timely updates to foster positive interaction with stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with media agencies and partners for increased project visibility
2.Website Maintenance:
  • Oversee and maintain the project website, ensuring it is up-to-date, visually appealing, and user-friendly.
  • Regularly update content, news, and success stories to reflect the latest developments in the project
3.Learning Platform Management:
  • Further develop, organize, and maintain an online learning platform for knowledge sharing and capacity-building purposes.
  • Structure and design learning material to be uploaded to the platform.
  • Manage and grow a pool of trainers in different countries as part of the learning platform.
  • Address inquiries from users, facilitate discussions, and ensure the smooth functioning of the platform.
4.Information Material Development:
  • Create compelling high quality IEC material, including brochures, newsletters, presentations, and other promotional content to disseminate the project's impact and increase its visibility.
5.Collaboration and branding:
  • Create, innovate and maintain the project branding and messaging
  • Work closely with teams in countries across Asia and Africa to collect relevant information, success stories, and updates for communication purposes.
  • Collaborate with the project's implementation teams to understand project activities, achievements, and challenges to effectively communicate its impact.
  • Perform other communication related tasks assigned by the supervisor
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in managing social media channels, creating engaging content, and growing online communities.
  • Familiarity with website content management systems (CMS) and web analytics tools.
  • Experience in developing and managing online learning platforms is an added advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage.
  • Experience in the development sector, particularly in food security, is desirable.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with diverse teams in different time zones.
  • Ability to effectively interact with people at all levels in a multi?cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Interested candidates need to apply by using our online recruitment system by following the below link:
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This vacancy is now closed.
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