Full-Time GLOBAL SUPPORTER AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
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ChildFund Laos is the representative office of ChildFund Australia – an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce or eliminate poverty for children in the developing world. ChildFund Australia directly implements programmes in Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam and manages projects delivered by partner organisations in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
ChildFund Australia is a member of ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 12 organisations, which assists more than 15 million children in 57 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity and is fully accredited by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Global Supporter and Communications Officer.
Position Location: Vientiane- based with 50% traveling to project office in Nonghet district,
Position is for Lao National ONLY
The Global Supporter and Communications Officer (GSCO) is working closely with the Global Supporter and Communications Manager, responsible for development and implementation of a community-based sponsorship model for ChildFund Laos. The (GSCO) is also responsible for ensuring ChildFund’s Global Communities program contributes to organizational outcome indicators for children and youth in partner communities, as well as ensuring program development is supported by partners and stakeholders at all levels. In addition, the GSCO will be responsible for supporting in oversees ChildFund’s communication and donor relations.
• To make full use of social media, the Internet, video, photography and other media tools to make the program a success.
• To support in building the capacity of ChildFund staff, partners and volunteers in the area of sponsorship, with particular emphasis placed on the role of media and the importance of informed consent.
• To ensure sponsorship activity implementation and monitoring is child-focused at all times.
• To ensure sponsorship and monitoring plans take into account issues including gender, rights- based approaches, disability, child participation and protection.
• To help accurately identify and project numbers of communities engaged in the program area.
• To support implementation of innovative approaches to fundraising through developing strong partner community relations with a focus on community level sponsorship.
• To support the development and monitoring of a sponsor relations database based on ChildFund requirements at the organizational level.
• To understand, and perform in an exemplary manner, all relevant ChildFund policies and procedures.
• To support and ensure all sponsorship activities contribute to programming outcomes in target communities and are incorporated into ChildFund’s monitoring and evaluation system.
• To support in maintaining appropriate relationships with ChildFund’s supporters, partners and external organizations.
• To participate in external workshops, working groups and other meetings relevant to the position.
• To help establish appropriate information-sharing relationships with staff in similar positions within other INGOs and NPAs in the Lao PDR.
• To support in develop and maintain strong links with government partners in relation to sponsorship activities.
• To support in oversee ChildFund’s wider national and international media engagement, including social media.
• To support in managing supporter visits to the Lao PDR.
• To support and maintain an efficient, standardised system for record keeping and official documentation relating to sponsorship activities
Required Qualifications, Experience and Personal Qualities
• University qualification in development studies, media in development, communications in development or a relevant field.
• At least 1 year experience working on development projects, preferably in a communications for development capacity.
• Innovative, creative, adaptive and good attention to detail.
• Strong technology skills, or a demonstrated ability to learn, including the use of video and still cameras and editing software, as well as Internet use including Facebook and Twitter.
• Knowledge of the Lao PDR development context for child-centered INGOs.
• Knowledge of cross-cutting issues including disability and gender.
• Previous experience and interaction with Lao PDR government bodies and other relevant organizations.
• Strong coordination skills.
• Experience working with children in rural areas in developing countries.
• Experience of engaging with children and youth in community development activities.
• Native H’mong speaker with fluency in Lao language and at least intermediate English.
• Willingness to travel to remote areas and able to live and work in isolated rural locations.
Remuneration and Benefits
ChildFund Laos can offer an excellent package to the right candidate with excellent opportunities for professional development and a strong benefits package. ChildFund Laos is an equal opportunities employer.
How to Apply
Applications can be made by email or post or by hand delivery to ChildFund Laos office in Vientiane or Ban Thamxay, Nonghet District, Xiengkhouang Province ; all other applications will be rejected. In addition, ChildFund will ONLY accept applications that include a CV and a cover letter that addresses the criteria above. ChildFund Laos will not return any applications and does not require interested candidates to submit copies of certificates, ID cards or any other information.
The deadline of the application is 15 March 2013
ChildFund Laos has a strict child protection policy and background checks will be undertaken prior to any offer of employment. All candidates should submit two professional referees including their current or most recent employer.
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