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To submit an application for this vacancy, please send your CV, and a cover letter to hr@lao.org.pk or by uploading online on brightsprye.
 
For further information about LAO please visit http://www.lao.org.pk

Type of Job:

Contractual

Reporting to:

Associate Directors , Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chairperson

Grade/Scale:

6

Degree Level

Bachelor's degree; master's degree often preferred

Degree Field(s)

Communications, public relations, marketing, or related field

Experience

A minimum of two years

Key Skills and Core Competencies

Strong written/oral communications, research, proofreading, and leadership skills, storytelling.

Closing Date:

13th June 2018

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Communication Manager will be responsible for conveying the organizational messages of the LAO and LAS, both internally and externally. The role will be responsible for drafting communication materials, presentations and reports for employees and external stakeholders. The resource must possess excellent speaking and writing skills in both English and Urdu and a preference will be given to Sindhi. The resource must be proficient in working with others. The resource will lead development of communication strategies to increase awareness of the organisations and their work and in terms of liaising with media to announce key events and achievements. The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Director and works closely with Associate Directors and Program Managers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for ensuring employees are aware of changes and projects within the organization. Distribution of executive messages, preparation of presentations and internal memos, and conducting meetings to share information.
  • Responsible for marketing and public relations assignments and handling external partners in this connection.
  • Serve as the official spokesperson of the organisations at key events to convey public messages.
  • Responsible for generating press releases, arranging interviews and compiling press kits.
  • Responsible for developing and consolidating success stories across programs and communicating these to employees and external stakeholders.
  • Manages the social media accounts and works in close coordination with graphic designers.
  • Develops content for social media messages and other marketing activities.
  • Develops and implement a communication strategy as aligned with and contributing to the overall strategic objectives of the organisations.
  • Strategically identifies and develops key relationships that support the advocacy of strategies that accelerate organisations work.

Key Competencies

  • Communication: Demonstrates highly developed written and oral communication skills including the ability to publicly represent the organization at all levels. Displays the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings and can assimilate complex instructions easily. Ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff to establish productive relationships; superior consultation, diplomacy, influencing and negotiating skills; ability to explain complex concepts in layman’s language.
  • Strategic Thinking and Decisive Judgment: Proven ability to design, implement, manage and make sound decisions; ability to analyse issues and use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.
  • Learning & Knowledge Sharing: Demonstrated knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods; demonstrated high level of business acumen and project management capability.
  • Teamwork: Promotes collaboration and facilitates teamwork across the organization and its external service providers; is tactful, diplomatic and works with integrity, honesty and respect for others.
  • Beneficiary Orientation: Displays exceptional listening and analytical skills to understand the needs and concerns of beneficiaries in a sensitized manger and possess the ability to respond promptly and effectively to these needs.
  • Drive for Results: High level of self-motivation and standards with the ability to multi-task; balancing “analysis” with “doing”;
  • Organisation and Planning: proven project management capability and knowledge; ability to develop goals and plans; allocate resources accordingly and priorities work to meet deadlines and budget.
  • Leadership: Supports and encourages performance by motivating individuals and teams to achieve high performance; clarifies and defines the goals and strategies for the Institute and successfully communicates this to all.
  • Experience & Educational Requirements:
    • Significant professional knowledge and experience in NGO management and community relations ideally in a professional setting.
    • Experience and understanding in human rights, rule of law, governance, and community engagement related work.
    • Highly effective negotiation and influencing capabilities.
    • Proven superior written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated management and leadership abilities.