Background & Description
  1. JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to Country Director, the Communications Officer is responsible for managing communications activities in the country operation both within the organization and to external audiences. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for managing the communication plan and activities in the country. He/she is expected to assist in enhancing the organization’s overall public image in the country. He/she will also provide advice to concerned staff in regards to communications and the RTP brand.  The incumbent works closely with program managers and M&E and other staff

Additionally, the Communication Officer will play a key role in proposal development and donor mapping.

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                  

In accordance with Right To Play (RTP) approved policies and procedures, the incumbent shall be responsible for the following:

Requirements and Skills

COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent interpersonal and confidence using these in a cross cultural environment
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate conceptual skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Excellent operational, organizational and communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with other colleagues, staff, and volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
  1. D) KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS:
  • Strong MS Office and the ability to use PowerPoint Accurate& timely reporting
  • Strong in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong Budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project is an asset.
  • Strong writing skills are mandatory for this position.
  1. E)      LANGUAGES:
  • Fluency in English & Urdu.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset):

  • Advanced University degree in relevant field.
  • Graphic design, photography, and printing experience
  • Experience writing proposals.
  • High degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Experience working in child protection
Education
  1. A) EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

 Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Sciences / Communications/ public relations/ journalism or any related field.        

  1. B) EXPERIENCE

 Minimum 5 years of experience in fundraising, project proposals writing and liaison with   

Donors including media relations and developing communication plans and material

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: pakistanapplications@righttoplay.com and kindly mention Communications Officer in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

About Organization

We believe that the power of play can transform a child’s life. That’s why we provide over one million children with the tools they need to protect themselves from disease, to encourage them to attend and stay in school and to resolve conflict and create peaceful communities.

The UN recognizes play as the right of every child. It is NOT a luxury; it is a tool for learning. Girls, persons with disabilities, children affected by HIV & AIDS, street children, former child combatants and refugees all deserve the chance to grow through play. A game of football can teach children about tolerance and peace; a game of tag can teach about malaria. Play develops skills like cooperation, leadership and teamwork. It can bring entire communities together and inspire every individual.