The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 345 member churches from all over the world and promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.
The WCC is looking for an EAPPI Communication Officer at 100% based in Jerusalem to be responsible to be to identify internal and external communication priorities, transform communications strategies into concrete action, and align messages toward WCC’s common objectives and goals. Reporting to the Local Programme Coordinator on a day-to-day basis, she/he will be fully integrated to the WCC communication department, and as such will be accountable to the director of communication.
Native or proficiency in English, and at ease both in an international working environment and with the values and mission of the Council, the Communication Officer will:
- Work in close collaboration with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) Local Programme Coordinator based in Jerusalem and the International Coordinator based in Geneva, to communicate overall policy and advocacy priorities.
- Maintain, update and implement a comprehensive communications strategy according to the communication objectives of the programme, in conjunction with the director of communication. He/she and will work as an integrated member with the rest of the communications team.
- Assist the Advocacy Officer/CCIA in Geneva to develop effective communications around campaign priorities.
- Shares EAPPI information regularly with local and international Churches and partners
- Coordinate news sharing with communications staff and networks related to the EAPPI, and others working on the same priorities.
- Contribute to internal reports to the EAPPI International Coordination.
Human Resources Department
In the context of a quickly changing world in communication and public relations, this position uses modern media communication tools for spreading effective messages through appropriate material, keeping people informed about goals, policies, objectives, activities and programs of the WCC.
The position holder is constantly aware of and sensitive to the needs, opinions and attitudes of all WCC member churches, ecumenical partners and building a communication bridge between media, member churches, related organizations and the public in general.
Qualifications and special requirements:
- At least five to ten years of experience in communications and/or journalism, preferably in NGOs or faith based organizations.
- Bachelor or Master’s degree in Communication or related fields.
- Independent person. Experienced in matrix management is a plus.
- Capacity to develop network and convey WCC’s message.
- Dedicated to modern communication and capacity-building through the transfer
of know-how and tools.
- Good understanding of ecumenical and/or development issues.
- Ability to manage long term and complex project.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English. Other languages, particularly German, and/or French, or Arabic would be advantageous.
- High level of computer literacy (standard MS office application such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and internet based communication, including social media network.
Deadline for applications: 15 August 2016
Applications (CV, motivation letter, Application Form, copy of diploma, work certificate/references) are to be returned to: Human Resources Department:
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