The Regional Media Manager role is a key position to ensure quality and timely media materials are produced for media organisations, other partners, and Save the Children members, and to ensure visibility of issues affecting children as well as Save the Children’s work. A key part of this role is to secure international/regional media coverage on the Syria crisis and other crises in the Middle East, ensuring media is an integral part of our emergency response. Appropriate and strategic media engagement is pivotal for Save the Children’s advocacy and fundraising.
The post-holder is expected to demonstrate initiative, generate ideas, spot strong news lines, and strengthen the collection and dissemination of media content. The role will provide added support for regional and country offices, including building the capacity of country staff and national partners. It will also support on risk mitigation and management. In coordination with the Global Media Unit (GMU), the Regional Media Manager will act as a key focal point for all media requests from members, channel requests to appropriate spokespeople and act as a spokesperson. Fundamental to the job is the ability to gather, consolidate, analyse and share information in a way that is easily understood by news organisations, and other stakeholders.
The position is based in Amman, Jordan, with regular travel throughout the region.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience Significant experience of working overseas in humanitarian programmes University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience Language skills in Arabic Experience of leading Media activities in a challenging environment and a good knowledge of Middle East media scene, networks, and media contacts etc. Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the ‘general public’. Experience of creating media products such as press releases, Q&As Experience of effective spokespersoning across a range of media, Excellent relationship building skills in order to work for limited periods within programmes under pressure of running emergency responses Strong knowledge and strategic use of social media for advocacy purposes An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally at field level. Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word Excellent understanding of media and campaigning activities. Strong influencing skills Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances. Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support Desirable
Multimedia skills, including photography, filming, editing, audio production Experience or knowledge of working and living in the region The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.