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Published on : 25 April, 2020


Communications and Advocacy Manager

Job Description – Communications and Advocacy Manager

Job Title : Communications and Advocacy Manager (1 position)
Project/Program : GFEMS – OKUP
Probation Period : 3 months
Job Type : Contractual – Fixed Term (until 30th April 2022)
Reported to : Project Manager and OKUP Management
Major Responsibilities:

The Communications and Advocacy Manager will be responsible for overall design and development of the project’s strategies for communication and advocacy in general and to implement the strategies across the organization for upholding visibility and advocating for the rights of migrant workers in line with OKUP and the donor guidelines.

Specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Develop and ensure implementation of the project’s communications plan including work-plans, campaigns, materials, and events to target stakeholders and audiences
  • Formulate and pursue advocacy and policy positions and engage with the public in order to formulate new and creative ways to demand change and achieve OKUP policy and advocacy goals
  • Ensure production of a diverse range of information including audio/visual communications as needed and timely dissemination of those products through the right media
  • Develop news-worthy messages, organize press events, handle interview requests, enquiries and liaise with media to generate news reports, public awareness and media coverage on project interventions
  • Maintain a year-round professional interaction with media and other important stakeholders, such as government, experts, CSOs and brief them regularly on important initiatives of OKUP
  • Follow national and international media reporting on migration, human trafficking, slavery and relevant issues on a regular basis, maintain a database of all links, and prepare an analysis report on a quarterly basis
  • Prepare quarterly newsletter on the projects and OKUP interventions and overall developments on migration, human trafficking and slavery issues nationally and globally
  • Produce digital content (stories, photos, blogs, videos) on OKUP’s interventions, impacts of interventions, significant news on migration, human trafficking etc. to be used on the OKUP website and social media;
  • Collaborate intensively with colleagues across OKUP on researching, preparing fact-checking, editing, and producing professional communications materials
  • Support to colleagues in identification, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned, and produce the contents for public interests
  • Organize internal and external networks or communities of practice
  • Create and maintain internal system, including contact lists, diaries of upcoming events and opportunities in which OKUP can actively participate at local, national and regional/ international level
  • Represent OKUP when and where necessary;
  • Ensure high standards in financial and logistics management to meet accountability and transparency;

This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required

Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
OKUP is strongly committed to protecting their staff and the children and vulnerable adults they work with. OKUP is committed to creating a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Any candidate offered a job at OKUP will be expected to follow these commitments and adhere to all OKUP’s policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Master’s in social science or relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years working experience with any reputed national or international organization preferably in communication and advocacy roles
  • Ability to communicate complex materials to diverse audiences, often including images, audio, video, data analysis etc.
  • Experience with Graphic design, Communication tools, web design is desirable
  • Newswriting, Op-ed-writing, headline-writing, press release writing and editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in liaising, communicating and engaging with colleagues and external audiences
  • Ability to think “out of the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
  • Pro-activeness and leadership capacity, extrovert and ability to work with diverse team
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Bangla
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Competencies
  • Self-motivated, proactive and target oriented
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, proactive, positive and target oriented
  • Capability of working in challenging and demanding situations.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to work in a flexible schedule and travel in Bangladesh infrequently
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple priorities/ multitasking
Job Location: Dhaka (Head Office)

  • Good report writing along with analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent risk management and cost control skills ation: Dhaka (Head Office)
Salary Range: Gross 60,000/- per month
Other Benefits: As per organizational rules (Two full bonus, gratuity, PF, TA/DA, cell phone bill etc)

N.B.  OKUP is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate between sex, religion, age or disability. All people, including those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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