THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION
Communications Officer
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Posted date 15th April, 2024 Last date to apply 28th April, 2024
Category Media and Communication
Status Closed

Communications Officer

Job Advert – April 2024

  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.
  • Full time, Permanent Role based in Islamabad, Pakistan (Flexible work from home arrangements available)
  • Closing Date: Sunday 28th of April 2024

ABOUT THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight.  We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation is known around the world as an organisation that works with purpose and determination. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen.  

The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

We are also proud to announce we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards. The Foundation is also endorsed and in partnership with The Life You Can Save.

To find out more about our work, please visit our website https://www.hollows.org

ABOUT YOU

You will have project management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and juggle several projects at the same time. You will also have excellent writing and documentation skills and excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English. Additionally, you will have interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity and you will demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team environment. Finally, you will possess good ICT skills.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Communication Officer is accountable for the development and implementation of country communication strategy aligned to The Foundation’s strategic framework.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce communication materials depending upon country office specific needs.
  • Identify good promotional activities and work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Officer Senior and Cluster Director to tab them.
  • Contribute to the communication material required by regional / HQ public relation department.  
  • Regularly check FHF Pakistan website traffic and update it with the support of country manager and Regional / HQ communication team.
  • Coordinate all visits by donors and ensure their coverage through photography and videography. 
  • Act as FHF Pakistan point of contact for local media and build relationship with local media.
  • Support in the development of different reports that country office produces.
  • Train and support relevant country office staff and partners in the development of cases studies from the ongoing projects on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure the proper coverage of events (in country office or field) that country program team organizes time to time. 
  • Ensure consistency in all communication material that country office produces.
  • Ensure internal and external meeting actions are recorded and disseminated accordingly.
  • Ensure FHF Pakistan stories/case studies are regularly provided on Yammer and FHF Connect newsletter.
  • Ensure compliance to the FHF and donor branding requirements for the production of different communication material.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience with reputable NGO’s
  • Knowledge of development sector and its requirements in terms of communication.
  • Previous hands-on experience in field of communication at similar level
  • Previous experience in health sector

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you.

To find out more about our benefits click here

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APPLICATIONS

Please apply directly via the "Apply" Button, please include a CV and Cover Letter.

Applications Close: Sunday 28th of April 2024

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment. 

Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.

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