Job : Field Communication Coordinator for West & Central Africa

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Position: Field Communication Coordinator for West & Central Africa

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Contract Duration: 2 years

Contract Type: Full time – Local employment for a country National

Contract Start: As soon as possible


The incumbent of the position will report directly via dotted line to the Field Communication Manager. The Field Communication Coordinator for west & Central Africa ensure accountable collection of high-quality client and partner stories, photographs, film footage and content for new media in West & Central Africa in order to support the organization's Member Associations and their fundraising communication.

Main Task:

  • To gather and write interviews and compelling, comprehensive and truthful reports in English (human interest stories) and make powerful high quality pictures and video clips for the organization's donor communications-according to a delivery plan and within given timelines
  • To gather accountable content for new media
  • To engage and oversee local videography support as needed. To organize the logistics, planning and coordination with videographer accordingly
  • To coordinate, plan and organize the logistics of own resource trips-in full coordination with Field Communication Manager, respective Regional Office(s) and partners
  • To support visits of member associations (Mas) in planning phase and on the ground: helping to get in contact with partners, with logistics of field trips, with pre-identifying clients and accompany resource trips as writer and photographer
  • To sort pictures made with relevant description (correct IPTC according to organizations picture rules) and upload them together with stories to online storage
  • To support capacity building of staff and partners – e.g. with workshops re photography and storytelling for their staff
  • To organize field visits well ahead of time, liaise with partners and travel agents for accommodation, transport, visas etc.
  • To ensure full and proper accountability for all expenses and to work within and monitor the operational budget.

Professional Profile and Experience:

  • Photo-journalist with demonstrated ability to write compelling reports and stories from a fundraising perspective in English
  • Knowledge about video production and ability to take high quality videos are a plus
  • Proficiency in English and French (oral and written)
  • Good knowledge of development issues
  • Proven success in independent work setting, managing budgets, communication and travel schedules
  • Ability to work with modern communication and photo technology
  • A team player with strong interrelations and diplomatic skills
  • Strong intercultural competence and sensitivity
  • Aptitude to be managed remotely
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the required extensive travel demands
  • Experience with working and/or traveling in occasionally insecure areas and following strict safety & security protocols
  • Passion and commitment to the cause of helping people who are struggling to survive poverty and disability
  • Driving license

The future job holder adheres to the organizations values and commits to the organization's Child Safeguarding Policy.

The organization encourages persons with a disability to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit in English via e-mail:

  1. A meaningful letter of motivation,
  2. A CV
  3. And salary expectations to:

Application deadline: 30th June 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted.

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