SPARC works on a broad range of child rights issues, addressing the overall system and policy framework. We are looking for dynamic, experienced and highly motivated individual to join our cadre of professionals.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a media officer in a development, campaigns or humanitarian organisations.
Responsible to develop a cohesive media strategy and ensure its implementation
Knowledge about Tobacco Control Laws in Pakistan and its enforcement.
Assist line manager in developing a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
Liaison with all relevant line departments regarding project implementation
Experience in producing high quality media materials within short deadlines.
Strong writing skills, preferably with a history of writing for media.
Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust/respond to changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery.
Strong digital skills in using social media i.e., Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram etc.
Fully technically competent in internal communication, media engagement (print and electronic), social media, public campaign, writing press releases, etc.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships
Willingness to travel when required.
Prepare reports and documentation.
Ensure timely submission of events, monthly and project completion reports.
Efficient in meeting commitments and deadlines in achieving results.
Candidate should possess Master/Bachelor degree in Journalism/Mass communications or related field
If your credentials match the criteria, send your resume along with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidate will be called for interview, no TADA will be provided.
SPARC was founded in 1992, registered in December 1992 as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, by Supreme Court Advocate Anees Jillani. The idea for creating Pakistan’s leading child rights organization came to fruition following a discussion between Anees Jillani and the then UNICEF Progr...am Officer in Islamabad, and an International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Training Course on Implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes in Penang, Malaysia.
For about three years, Anees Jillani supported all SPARC activities on his own. Later, UNICEF approached SPARC with its first funding wherein the Annual Project Plan of Action was signed. SPARC started to take out a quarterly newsletter in English which was later also published in Urdu and Sindhi. UNICEF and the Royal Netherlands Embassy initially supported the newsletter.
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was the first to support SPARC institutionally and SPARC set up offices in Islamabad. A hallmark publication of SPARC, The State of Pakistan’s Children, was born; supported by Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD). SDC brought SPARC into the national sphere with offices opened n Peshawar and Lahore.
SPARC’s work is guided by international human rights principles and standards which are integrated at policy and program level. The main guiding documents include the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and relevant ILO Conventions.
SPARC has consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and the United Nations Department of Public Information and is also partnered with Defense for Children International (DCI).