OXFAM IN THE PACIFIC VACANCY
- Role: KOTUI COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
- Application for this Role will close on: 30 September 2022 at 5PM FIJI Time [GMT+12]
- See full Job Description here: JD Kotui Comms Officer
- Location of role: Suva, Fiji
- Term: [3 days/week for 18-month contract, with the possibility of 18-month extension]
- Salary Grade: D1
- Please contact Divono Vakatale on email [email protected] for any queries.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
That means, we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty. We are an international confederation working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries, Pacific countries included.
Our work is guided by Oxfam’s global values and by Pacific values and culture including: openness, flexibility, respect, equity, justice, solidarity, collaboration, sharing and humility. We also value local ownership and leadership of change processes.
Oxfam has embarked on a journey of self-reflection, focussing on its culture with the safeguarding being one of the key areas that the Pacific Team and Program will integrate into its ways of working to model behavioural change. The Pacific Regional Strategy speaks to the programmatic and operational direction for the new look Pacific Region given the changes.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Applications are invited for the position of;
KOTUI COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
The Kōtui Communications Officer will be responsible for all media and communications work for the Kōtui Programme, with a focus on the following key areas – media, social media, content gathering, event planning and management, supporting implementation of influencing strategies and internal programme communications.
- To profile the Kōtui Programme’s work in national, regional and global media and in wider communications to support Oxfam’s public engagement including fundraising and campaign goals.
- To work with regional and affiliate media and communications staff (where these are in place) to deliver high-quality compelling story-gathering materials for national, regional and global media markets, and wider social media and communications needs.
- To provide strategic media, communications and social media support and to maximise communications impact
- To develop programme communication materials/tools.
- To coordinate Kōtui Programme communications and media activities i.e. content gathering (e.g. trips), for media, fundraising, marketing, campaigning and other forms of public engagement.
- Work with country teams to deliver high impact stories and related documents for use in national, regional and global markets for traditional and social media.
- Work with the specific teams to develop and implement a high-quality story-gathering strategy to showcase Oxfam’s work by generating compelling stories for use in media, social media, and wider communications including in support of fundraising and influencing objectives
- Work with the OiP and OAo teams to align global and regional content gathering strategies; including coordination between national team and affiliates and OI teams to enable access and support for content gathering for media, fundraising, marketing, campaigning and other forms of public engagement.
- Provide technical capacity building support to Kōtui Project Partner Organisations
- Monitor and evaluate the impact of media and provide regular reporting on this.
- Provide internal communication updates monthly newsletter, workplace updates and staff engagement activities etc.
Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
- Qualification in media studies or journalism
- Proven skills in Canva design
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English
- Exceptional multi-media and story-gathering skills, including filming and photographic skills
- Ability to develop or customise stories for national and regional audiences
- Ability to use various social media platforms to support Oxfam’s campaigns and programmes
- Ability to develop creative ways to engage the public
- The ability to provide effective and empowering transfer of knowledge and skills on media and communications processes
- Knowledge of how national, regional, and international media works in the Pacific region
- Producing communications products to tight deadlines
- Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
- Fluency in Tok Pisin, Solomon Islands Pijin, Tuvaluan or Tetun an advantage
- Good knowledge and track record of using social media
- Good understanding of, and commitment to, gender equity (particularly around women’s rights)
- Understanding of climate change issues in the region
- Innovative and creative approach to problem solving.
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
- Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
- Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Ability to learn, adapt and change
- Ability to influence and bring about change in a cross cultural setting
- Understand of and commitment to humanitarian philosophy, principles and standards
- Ability to form and strengthen relationships with and between diverse stakeholders
- Ability to effectively communicate, negotiate, motivate and influence a wide range of internal and external audiences
- Confidence and ability to manage sensitive relationships and negotiate different points of view
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
- Ability to meet deadlines and balance competing priorities
- Understanding of and commitment to Oxfam’s values including promoting diversity and gender equality
Regular travel, both domestic and (when circumstances permit) international, of at least 6 weeks per year is a requirement of the position. The role involves visits to rural communities, including via over-land vehicles, small boats, and small planes.
Safeguarding and Conduct:
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Oxfam in the Pacific takes its duty of care to children seriously and recognises that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct.
The successful candidate will be required to sign and comply with Oxfam’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Social Media User Policy, as well as a donor Code of Conduct.
In addition, it is a condition of employment that staff abide by all agency security and safety protocols, policies and procedures, and the Oxfam International Security Protocol.
We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage diversity in the workplace. Applications from qualified Pacific Islander candidates are particularly welcome