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Communication Consultant

 

Communication Consultant

 

Overview of Yemen Loan Guarantee (YLG):

 

YLG is a not-for-profit guarantee provider established by the Social Fund for Development in 2017 to increase the facilitation of credit to enterprise owners for growth and expansion.

YLG provides partial guarantees on loans made by PFIs (banks and microfinance institutions MFIs) to micro and small enterprise borrowers located in the region.

YLG aims to contribute to the creation of new jobs and the development of existing and start-up projects.

 

Towards this end, YLG is currently looking to hire a consultant in the field of communication who will be responsible for the development and dissemination of key communications products to ensure that YLG communications are well-targeted and credible. S/he will lead the development and implementation of communications strategy and annual plan and ensure they are aligned with YLG priorities.

 

Position Title:  Communication Consultant

Employer:    Yemen Loan Guarantee Program (YLG)

Duty Station:    Sana'a – Travel between governorates is possible when needed

Duration:  1-year consultant contract

Starting Date:     Immediately 

Application Deadline:  7/7/2019

Position reporting to YLG Managing Director – Project(s) Manager

Key functions of the Communication Consultant include:

  • Lead the development of YLG communications strategy and the communications annual and projects’ specific plans.

  • Establish a system for the effective flow of information to and from projects to support communications functions.

  • Lead production of communication materials and content generation including project briefs, Annual Reports, media briefs, fact sheets, social media content, info-graphs, video and audio and blogs, articles, photo diaries, videos, stories, brochures, and promotional material.

  • Manage organization digital communication channels (Facebook, Twitter, blog, emails, website) by developing appropriate content, ensuring regular posting of information, and that website is well updated.

  • Contribute to the strengthening of external relationships with other stakeholders including community, donors, UN agencies, INGOs, national NGOs, and civic societies.

  • Support staff in enhancing communication capacities.

  • Develop and ensure proper implementation of organization brand and communication guidelines.

  • Engage public media increasing public discussion and fundraising of organization objectives while managing media sensitivities and risks.

  • Work with the projects teams and other stakeholders in managing and implementing events/campaigns

  • Responsible for ensuring that YLG’s projects are compliant with donors/partners' branding and visibility requirements.

  • Communicate clearly and in a timely fashion with external audiences, face-to-face, through email and telephone; conferences where appropriate, and other forms;

  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date donor/partners database and proactively avail information of relevant opportunities.

  • Develop and update a database of media professionals, photographers, videographers, and other NGO press officers for networking and potential partnership,

  • Support M&E in gathering, tracking, and reporting data and in preparation and submitting success stories of the project’s activities.

  • Develop communications-related tools, templates, or SOPs as required.

  • Conduct content gathering visits/travel to projects activities/events, collect high-quality case studies, photos, and work with projects’ staff to help with content development efforts.

  • Edit reports/studies developed by the organization and assure YLG branding identity is properly implemented.

  • Other duties as assigned by YLG managing director.

 

Qualifications

  • University degree or preferably Master in (Journalism, Media, International Development, Communications, or Research Methods) and/or related field.

  • 2- years of relevant professional experience in a similar setting and capacity.

  • Ability to write clear, concise, and articulate reports and communications materials with minimal oversight and editing.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and teamwork-oriented.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organization skills.

  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Arabic is required.

  • Strong writing techniques (interviews, articles, press releases, Translation, etc)

  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and typing.

  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop or other relevant programs.

  • Ability to travel as required within Yemen.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

  • strong data analysis training is a plus

  • Experience with the use of social media and managing public web content in a professional setting

  • Experience with photography and videography, including video editing, is plus

  • Strong work ethic and focus on results.

  • Ability to work independently.

 

How to Apply:

*please fill in this form by answering all questions and uploading your CV via this link:

https://forms.gle/mQJ5KiZumLoT6t1z5