ActionAid is hiring a Humanitarian Communications and Media Lead (open to remote work in selected locations): Apply Now!!!

Position: Humanitarian Communications and Media Lead

Location:  Global Secretariat hubs in Johannesburg, Nairobi, or any hosting ActionAid country office

Contract duration:  12 months fixed term contract

Entry Salary:  Grade E, starting from £59,000 Gross salary per annum

Closing date:  17 June 2024

Interview date:  24 June 2024

Job Description

The Role:

Are you a dynamic and strategic media and communications expert with the ability to drive up excellent global media and social media coverage of humanitarian crises? Can you creatively craft stories and shine a spotlight on key humanitarian media moments, emergencies, and campaigns? Are you passionate about women’s and young people’s rights in crisis and eager to amplify their voices? If so, the Humanitarian Communications and Media Lead role at ActionAid may be the perfect fit for you!

We are seeking a dynamic team player to join us and take on an entrepreneurial and strategic role in driving forward media, communications, and brand coverage for ActionAid’s humanitarian work globally.

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You should also have a strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including

  • A workplace that embraces feminist principles 
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay 

How to apply: 

Please click here to start the application process: 

Applications close at 23.59 GMT on Monday, 17 June 2024. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a covering letter clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile and a published example of communications work on a humanitarian topic. Interviews will take place on Monday, 24 June 2024.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. We will only consider candidates who have the right to work in the specified locations.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us: 

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.  We work to achieve social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty. 

All our work is underpinned by a set of feminist leadership principles:  Self-awareness, Self-care and caring for others, Dismantling bias, Inclusion, Sharing power, Responsible & transparent use of power, Accountable collaboration, Respectful feedback, Courage and Zero tolerance against discrimination and abuse of power.  

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. 

Our commitment to Safeguarding

ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values.

ActionAid will only recruit candidates who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid.

GDPR Privacy notice

ActionAid International collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants as part of any recruitment process. ActionAid International is committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. Please visit our website  or click the link Privacy notices to view our GDPR Privacy notice.

Candidates will require the right to work in the job location at the time of appointment.  

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