Local recruitment: Communication & Campaign Manager


Freetown, Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Job description

It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid is looking for a Communication and Campaign Manager for our Country Programmes (CPs) in Sierra Leone. This role is vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Working with the country teams, the Communication and Campaign Manager will:

  • Build and maintain close working relationships with all of WA media and journalist as well as broadcasters to showcase WA’s works.
  • Create and maintain WA SL on priority social media channels (eg Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+) to enhance brand awareness and to develop relationships with existing and potential supporters.
  • Develop and produce WaterAid Sierra Leone’s contents in a variety of formats including print and digital.
  • Contextualize and lead impactful campaigns for positive changes for WASL CP with support/collaboration with Global Campaigns.
  • Formulate local campaigns strategies based on the global campaigns and advocacy strategies in close collaboration with the Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager
  • Ensure collaboration with Line Ministries, stakeholders, and donors to share key campaign strategies, and form part of national coalitions.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Degree in relevant discipline, preferably a master’s degree or higher in communications, social sciences, and development or related fields. Or equivalent experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and editorial skills, with the ability to write tailored, effective content for specific audiences.
  • Extensive experience working in a communication, campaigns, advocacy, and media role, including content production.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development issues, WASH and Human Rights.
  • Experience of working in a communication and/or media role for an international organization.

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We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV to [email protected], using Communication and Campaign Manager as the subject of the email.

Deadline to apply is 2nd July 2021 and interviews will be conducted on the 19th July 2021

Please note: to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

This role requires contact with children, that WaterAid has a strong commitment to safeguarding children, and that screening procedures will be conducted.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

No recruitment agencies please.