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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 14, 2022
  • Diakonia is an international development organization with Christian values that works together with local partner organizations for sustainable change for the most vulnerable people in the world.
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    Region Communication Officer

    We are looking for a storyteller who is fluent on all platforms, can identify good stories, and knows how to tell them in print and video. Radio skills is a plus but not a must. We want our stories to speak to target groups in Africa and in Sweden where we have our head office. We are not expecting you to speak Swedish but since we have country offices in Mozambique, the DRC, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Mali and Burkina Faso English is a must, and French and Portuguese a plus.

    Role and responsibilities:

    • Produce communication, information and fundraising material from Diakonia’s work in Africa in close cooperation with the department for communication and fundraising at Diakonia’s Head Office in Stockholm.
    • Develop and facilitate implementation of a communication strategy and plan for Diakonia in Africa
    • Strengthen and implement communication aspects in the fundraising and advocacy work in the region and to target groups in Sweden.
    • Coordinate and facilitate Diakonia’s external communication in Africa on the platforms and channels identified in the communication strategy/plan
    • Coordinate and serve as link between Diakonia Head Office, Regional office and Country offices on communication
    • Be the focal point in the region concerning communication needs of HO.
    • Train colleagues in the region on communication.
    • Coordinate the collection of material by Diakonia country staff in the region.
    • Provide communication material to HO.
    • Be part of the global communication team.

    Experience and qualifications:

    • A Degree in journalism, PR or communication
    • At least 5 years’ experience in a non-profit organization
    • Editing skills for video
    • Graphic design skills
    • Photographic skills, video and still
    • Digital fluency
    • Good interpersonal skills and experience from working in a multicultural setting.

    Method of Application

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