Information and Communications Manager

Samaritan’s Purse
  • Location
    Juba, South Sudan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 05

Position description

Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is looking for an Information and Communications Manager (ICM) for our South Sudan office which is currently the largest SP field office with programming operating across 5 base locations. The ICM will work under the guidance of the South Sudan Country Director to write internal reports, design and implement the country-level communications strategy, and highlight the work of SP in South Sudan through impact stories and social media platforms.

Description of Job duties:

  • Gather accurate information and conduct research to write recurring situation reports that are used to brief the SP leadership team on the overall situation in South Sudan, program activities, security incidents, and other pertinent issues;
  • Liaise with SP South Sudan Grants Department and field staff to compile program achievements for regular board reports, quarterly reports, and donor ministries mailings;
  • Frequently travel to field sites to encourage, train, and provide guidance to field staff, including facilitating staff workshops focused on photography, writing skills, and gathering impact stories;
  • Assist field staff in writing and editing impact stories related to SP programs. The stories should reflect the full spectrum of Samaritan’s Purse programming in South Sudan and communicate the impact SP programs are having on beneficiaries and the communities in which they live;
  • Coordinate trips to South Sudan for the International Headquarters visitors, journalists, and other individuals, as well as escort them to the various field sites (as necessary);
  • Liaise with NGO/UN communications personnel and establish relationships with local and international media personnel in South Sudan;
  • Train and prepare authorized SP staff prior to internal and external media interviews;
  • Actively manage country office Twitter account, by posting engaging data, photos, and videos that highlight the work of SP in South Sudan and the needs of the country. Effectively engage with Twitter audience;
  • Work with the Communications Department at IHQ by submitting impact stories, up-to-date program information, and media content to be used on social media platforms that properly reflects the impact Samaritan’s Purse is having in South Sudan;
  • Provide insight to Country Director on critical program activities and any serious physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of staff;
  • Plan and manage communications in response to both slow and rapid-onset emergency/disaster relief situations;
  • Provide direct support to Country Director as needed;
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers;
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

Qualifications

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a consistent witness for Jesus Christ;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • A servant heart with a strong commitment to Christ, and desire to share Him with others;
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism, Communications, or a related field, with relevant experience and training preferred;
  • Experience capturing photos for internal and external publications using a DSLR camera;
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred;
  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of church and community leaders from all denominations;
  • Experience living and working in a developing nation;
  • Established strong leadership skills;
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field;
  • Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods.

Application instructions

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