Sunday, March 16, 2014

Senior Manager (Communications) - ActionAid Association - Apply by: 30 Mar 2014

Job Title
Senior Manager- Communications , ActionAid Association
Job Location
Country Office, New Delhi
Tenure & category of Employment
Fixed Term – 3 Years Contract [may be extended purely on the basis of performance and organizational requirements]
Nature of Job
Strategic and effective communications, campaigning, digital media and branding
About the organisation
ActionAid Association is a national organisation, an affiliate of ActionAid International federation which is active in more than 40 countries across the world and is committed to fighting poverty and injustice. In India, we have been working since 1972. We currently operate out of 12 Regional Offices spread across 24 States and 1 Union Territory.

Together with the people, we claim legal, constitutional and moral rights to food and livelihood, shelter, education, healthcare, dignity and a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

We are an agency that is:
     • Working in partnership with formations of excluded people, mass movements, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, 
• Standing with people in their struggle towards a world free of poverty, exclusion, patriarchy and injustice,
• Rooted with communities and social formations, learning from people’s actions and building on alternatives,
• Promoting a critical yet constructive engagement with the state to advance and promote peoples’ action for claiming rights
• Engaged in varied roles, as a support and an implementing agency, which requires us to continuously learn and evolve.
Duties and Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement innovative and effective communication strategies. 
• Provide necessary support required from Communications in developing various reports, documents, designing and printing of internal publications, posters, presentations, films etc. for various occasions / meetings.
• Strategic direction for editorial content of communications in line with campaign, programme and policy objectives in order to ensure quality media communications. 
• Develop, communicate, implement and monitor the “Identity Building Strategy” of ActionAid Association in line with the organisations CSP and support the identity management plan. Ensure that all the work that is published through various units, regions and hubs are in line with the overall guidelines, while giving space for local and regional cultural expressions
• Be responsible for annual report publication from the Communications Unit.
• Manage the internal communications of ActionAid Association effectively.
• Generate necessary Support and linkages with ActionAid International and Members of the Federation consistently.
• Identify stories and issues that best highlight ActionAid’s programme, fundraising, policy and campaign objectives to push to local, regional, national and international media.  
• Develop a digital media communication plan for ActionAid Association that is in line with the overall identity management plan of the organisation.
• Provide strategic and innovative inputs for the development of the ActionAid Association website and use of new media tools to communicate and engage the public and key stakeholders/ partners / KA-Hub forums in ActionAid Association’s strategic objectives, activities and achievements.
• Establish and maintain good relations with target media contacts, other stakeholder groups including regional offices, Knowledge Activist Hubs, academicians, NGOs, other civil society action groups in order to achieve the campaign, programme and policy objectives in India.
• Work closely with ActionAid Association Regional Offices and identify communication gaps, build capacities and systems to increase the quality and quantity of content flow about ActionAid programmes, campaigns and public activities throughout India. 
• Provide strategic communications advice to the ActionAid Association Regional Offices.
• Integrate communications strategies with Indian fundraising and marketing projects and initiatives to ensure optimal use of all communications channels available to ActionAid in India.
• Hold financial accountability of the Communication Function for ActionAid Association.
• Effective team building and line management of the Communications team for ActionAid Association.
• As an SMT (Senior Management Team) member, to participate in all SMT meets and provide necessary inputs and support in furthering the mission of the organization.
Director – Policy & Programmes
Extensive Travel 
Skills and Competencies
  • Post-Graduate in sociology/psychology/anthropology/social work/management 
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years experience in handling strategic communications, campaigns and public relations and/or as a journalist.
  • Relevant experience in development sector, civil society activism or campaigning preferable
  • Experience in digital media, including website development.
  • Proven experience of strategic thinking that is translated into action planning and effective results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skills
  • Ability to manage a diverse team and work in a diverse culture.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Hindi & English
Salary & Benefits
Approx - INR 9.66 Lakhs CTO (Cost to Organisation) per annum - this includes PF contribution.
In addition, other benefits - Group Medical Insurance with coverage of Staff & Dependents; Personal Accident Insurance of staff and gratuity is payable as per law and norms of the organisation.
To apply
Please send your application, only on our ‘Standard Application Form’ available in the ‘Jobs’ section of our website:  through e-mail Please mention in the subject line of your e-mail “Senior Manager Communications”.
Applications received without the filled in Standard ActionAid Application Form will be summarily rejected. Please note that only those shortlisted will be called for the selection process.
Last Date for Receiving Application
30 March 2014

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Copyright © 2015 hdsectorjobs.