Saturday, March 7, 2015

Communication Officer - The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (Apply by: 15th March'15)



JOB DESCRIPTION
Communication Officer
The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief, Dehradun

1. POSITION VACANT: Communication Officer, The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (SOIR-IM), Dehradun

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (SOIR-IM) is an Indian NGO working in the fields of education and economic empowerment. SOIR-IM has been working in India since the 1970s through supporting partners in the form of NGOs. Currently SOIR-IM has eight partner organizations. SOIR-IMoffice currently employs 19 staff whereof eight office staff.
For more information about SOIR-IM please visit global.manniskohjalp.se 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

SOIR-IM wishes to recruit a development communications professional. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional with a strong commitment to the values and mission of fighting poverty and exclusion to come on board with a credible NGO, doing excellent grassroots work in India.
Reporting to the Director, the Communication Officer shall be responsible for the successful implementation of SOIR-IM’s communication work program.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

(1) Provide SOIR-IM’s Communication and Fundraising Departments at the main Back Donor’s Office in Sweden, with all necessary materials, comprising success stories, stories of results, photographs, draft fundraising letters, etc;
(2) Profile and market SOIR-IM in the region, through publications, events and information material;
(3) Draft and design relevant communications and promotional/ informative material for the region, comprising reports, brochures, pamphlets, posters, etc.;
(4) Continuously update SOIR-IM’s website;
(5) Regularly publish articles and updates on SOIR-IM’s intranet;
(6) Maintain media relations, send press releases and communicate with journalists, whenever SOIR-IM or partners organize events or campaigns of interest, to be promoted through media;
(7) Assess the capacity of partner organisations regarding communication work and based on need, provide partner organisations with all necessary communication advice and expertise;
(8) Assist SOIR-IM’s partners in carrying out campaigns in the region;
(9) Develop and maintain relevant information about the advocacy work of partner organisations, for the use of relevant stakeholders;
(10) Liaise with relevant NGO’s, institutions and networks, in order to share information and experiences and cooperate and coordinate activities, whenever applicable, to strengthen partner organizations with respect to their advocacy and communication work;
(11) Support all SOIR-IM staff in the area of communication and information;
(12) Assist SOIR-IM staff in desk studies on development issues through online research.  


4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
University degree in communication, development, social work, or related subject.


Experience:

Essential experience: 
(1) Minimum three years of relevant communication experience within the development sector, preferably with NGOs or INGOs;
(2) Development of communication materials listed in the responsibilities section above;
(3) Experience of supporting small and local NGOs in their communication work.


Desired experience: 
(1) Good understanding of and experience in working with civil society organizations in India;
(2) Developing and implementing campaigns;
(3) Delivering trainings;
(4) Dealing with journalists and other media stakeholders;
(5) Website maintenance.


Skills and Competencies:
(1) Excellent oral and written skills in English and Hindi;
(2) Excellent general communication skills;
(3) Excellent organizational skills;
(4) Excellent networking skills;
(5) Demonstrable experience in skilled photography, particularly portrait photos in active settings;
(6) Willing to travel frequently.


5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is in the range of INR 4-5 lacs per annum, with possibility for improvement in case of exceptional candidates.

6. TENURE:

The position is a full-time position for the rest of the year 2015, with possibility for extension.

7. LOCATION:

Rajpur, Dehradun

8. REFERENCE:    

CO-IM

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:  

Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Email: co-im@sams.co.in   

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position applied, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, to the above email id, by or before March 15, 2015.

Tele-interviews with promising applicants shall commence almost immediately. For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in.

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