Communications Officer At Save the Children

The Communications Officer under the Sustaining Education Reform Gains (SERG) Team is responsible for:

Communications and Advocacy

  • Updating and managing the implementation of the communications plan and public diplomacy strategy of the Project;
  • Develops, packages and publishes communication materials regarding project advocacy (e.g., briefers); project outputs (e.g., resource packages); and significant project achievements generated/extracted from M&E reports;
  • Collaborates with the communications offices of DepEd, SCP and DFAT for matters concerning the communications and advocacy requirements of the Project.

Assistance to Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning

  • Assists MEaL in facilitating the identification and documentation of good practices in relation to the implementation of the Learning and Development System (L&DS) for Teacher Professional Development (TPD);
  • Supports the implementation and strengthening of monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems and processes to assure achievement and progress towards project objectives and outcomes;
  • Establishes, manages and utilizes the Knowledge Management Repository and related data systems to be able to conduct analysis, enable internal learning, and support donor and SCI reporting;

The Communications Officer reports directly to the Team Leader of SERG Team and work closely with the MEaL Team, Project Liaison Officer, and as needed, with SERG Specialists and Save the Children technical teams in delivering the results and targets of the project.


Essential knowledge and experience

  • University degree in development communication, international development, education, statistics, or related field, or equivalent training/experience. Master’s degree a plus
  • Four years work experience in media network/links an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in documentation and communications research
  • Knowledge on various communication strategies, media, tools and techniques for different types of audiences
  • Functional knowledge on quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques, processing and analysis
  • Knowledge on child rights programming and human rights-based approaches
  • Experience in working in development projects preferred
  • Experience in working with DepEd a plus

Skills / Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of graphic design softwares (preferably adobe illustrator, Indesign, photoshop) and use of social networking tools
  • Excellent in developing Infographics as a means to communicate and present information
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to produce well-written reports
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Highly developed networking, relationship building, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and see and act upon opportunities
  • High levels of behavioral flexibility in dealing with and translating strategic, transactional and operational information
  • Displays resilience in working in a changing and demanding environment
  • Able to operate within a complex environment and to deal effectively with ambiguity

Applicants are requested to send their updated resume and a cover letter indicating their salary expectations.

We are accepting applications until 23 August 2021.

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