CARE is looking for Communications Specialist

CARE International Gaziantep
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CARE Türkiye Communications Specialist will play a key role in the collection, production and dissemination of output that lends visibility to and communicates the impact of CARE’s earthquake response and ongoing programs in Türkiye and Northwest Syria with a special focus on women and girls. While the Communications Specialist is expected to work for both Türkiye and Northwest Syria programs, he/she will be primarily focus on Türkiye programs and communications work.  The Communications Specialist will work under the supervision of the Communications and Media Manager and will work closely with Program Teams, Advocacy Colleagues and relevant members of communications staff in the region and other CARE Country Offices and members as well as CARE’s partners as needed to ensure consistent messaging in line with CARE standards and strategy.

CARE Türkiye Communications Specialist will play a key role in the collection, production and dissemination of output that lends visibility to and communicates the impact of CARE’s earthquake response and ongoing programs in Türkiye and Northwest Syria with a special focus on women and girls. While the Communications Specialist is expected to work for both Türkiye and Northwest Syria programs, he/she will be primarily focus on Türkiye programs and communications work.  The Communications Specialist will work under the supervision of the Communications and Media Manager and will work closely with Program Teams, Advocacy Colleagues and relevant members of communications staff in the region and other CARE Country Offices and members as well as CARE’s partners as needed to ensure consistent messaging in line with CARE standards and strategy.

The Communications Specialist is expected to possess high-level observation skills, a strategic outlook combined with an ability to discern contextual changes, identify risks and opportunities for content collection and communications production work. The position holder will be expected to mobilize skills in technical domains to facilitate dissemination of content via proper channels in line with strategic needs, while ensuring communications activities on the ground are not causing further harm to communities CARE supports.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Job Responsibility #1: Collecting Content                                                                                                       40%

  • Systematically gather, draft and/or contribute to communications material from the field, from program staff and CARE’s partners that align with CARE Türkiye’s strategic, external communication plans, including human interest stories, blogs, web updates, photos, sound bites, social media posts and videos that are tailored to different target audiences (internal, donors, public and/or media).
  • Identify potential interviewees, draft, and propose interview questions and conduct interviews with program participants on topics and themes relevant to CARE activities. Facilitate content collection that aligns with previously agreed points and themes or key dates. Ensure balanced representation of communities, genders, and participant groups. Identify unique angles to capture impressive stories & testimonies.
  • Draft and/or contribute to parts of the communications strategy of the Country Office.
  • Plan, lead and support the media coverage of various events and activities in the country office like international days, donor visits, and joint activities with partners and preparing communication content to be shared on social media and other communication channels.
  • Ensure all content is gathered in adherence to CARE’s Code of Content and rules regarding Consent and protection of the dignity of participants. Share and collect all relevant consent forms from interviewees and participants featured in content gathering activities launched in the field.

Job Responsibility #2: Production of Communications Output & Contribution to Reporting                            40%

  • Support the production of diverse Communications output in the form of brochures, newsletters, social media posts, factsheets and program videos.
  • Schedule and release posts through social media management tools observing the social media content plan and in view of U.N. and global key dates to boost interaction and engage relevant audiences.
  • Contribute to donor reporting requirements and other ad hoc reporting as required.
  • Contribute to reporting and messaging of CARE Türkiye program’s successes and lessons learnt via gathering inter-departmental input.
  • Develop or lead external communication consultants/companies to develop promotional materials focused on CARE Türkiye Program for CARE’s Program Team and Liaison team as well as donors. Draft ToRs for communications consultants, photographers/videographers and/or production companies and act as a focal point for the implementation of respective contracts and the agreed communications plans and output.
  • Draft content to be used in producing internal communications materials including internal newsletter, emails, presentations, and other documents.
  • Draft Program factsheets, brochures and other information products incorporating information received from Program Teams.

Job Responsibility #3 Coordination                                                                                                                  15%

  • Support the implementation of events and communications initiatives on the ground, ensure and concentrate interdepartmental coordination as well as coverage during media missions, donor, governmental or municipal or similar occasions. Coordinate and facilitate donor and media visits.
  • Coordinate and facilitate collection of relevant material for media requests. Conduct factchecking and report on contextual details to contribute to guiding documents and talking points.
  • Plan, lead, manage and help facilitate media requests. Disseminate key information and support CARE’s spokespeople as needed by providing guidance and advice on how to deal with the media.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of and follow the Syria Response communications protocols and procedures.
  • Support the Program Teams to develop donor communications plans and engagement strategies.
  • Ensure the creative content and production quality of communication materials from Partners are consistent with CARE’s values, policies, strategy objectives, and corporate identity.
  • Provide accurate, timely and strategic communications related to capacity building, advice, and support to Partners in relation to CO initiatives, Programs and services.

Job Responsibility #4 Other Responsibilities as assigned                                                                                5%

  • The Communication Specialist will be expected to support the Communication and Media work related to the earthquake and ongoing programs and activities of CARE in Türkiye and Northwest Syria beyond the tasks and deliverables outlined above.

Qualifications (Know-How)

Education/Training

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, International Relations or other relevant field.

Desired

  • Master’s Degree in a related field

Experience

Required

  • Four years of post-degree work experience, of which at least two year in a not-for-profit humanitarian organization.
  • At least two years’ prior experience in communications (including the ability to demonstrate technical experience and skills in communications).
  • Demonstrated experience with digital photography and videography in a professional setting (for corporate / non-governmental communications, journalism, media, visual marketing, social media, commercial film, or advertising).
  • Demonstrated experience in storytelling in the form of contributing to the development of stories to be disseminated in social or other media. Familiarity with techniques storytelling for impact.
  • Experience of implementing a social media strategy as a part of a wider communications strategy.
  • Knowledge of the situation of refugees and the host community in Türkiye and of the humanitarian crisis in Northwest Syria.
  • General knowledge of the impact of the February 6 Earthquakes in Türkiye and Northwest Syria, and of aid efforts targeting affected communities in the region. Familiarity with immediate and long-term needs of earthquake affected populations and with key components of repurposed programs that address the region.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other organizations.

Desired

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the main humanitarian actors and stakeholders in Türkiye and the Syria crisis response as well as Earthquake response programs.
  • Experience in implementing communications in crisis, emergency, transition, or development settings.
  • Experience in working with INGOs, NGOs, or international organizations. 

Technical Skills

Required

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in Turkish and English.
  • Strong skill in handling a digital camera and other up-to-date equipment for capturing photos and portraits, videos footage, and recording interviews. Video and photography editing skills and knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Strong skills in developing and curating content for each platform and ensuring timely release.
  • Knowledge of scheduling posts on multiple social media platforms, analysing and reporting on indicators of impact.
  • Competence with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality.
  • Strong awareness of safety, security, and risk management best practices.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong People Skills like effective communication, active listening, teamwork, collaboration, and respectfulness.

Desired

  • Experience in using WordPress Admin dashboard.
  • Proficiency in Adobe applications (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop) and industry standard editing tools (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut).
  • Arabic writing and speaking skills

Location : Gaziantep

 

Expected percentage of time traveling 50% to 60% as per the need in program areas in Türkiye and Northwest Syria including overnight stays.

Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, please attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to provided link when you click on the apply button.

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

** Female candidates are encouraged to apply! **

CARE International

CARE International in Turkey (CARE), together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. CARE began projects responding to the needs of Syrian refugees in southern Turkey in October 2014.

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