Communication Officer

Cotabato City

Evident Strategic Research and Consulting, Inc. is looking for a highly capable team member based in Cotabato City who can help create compelling strategies and messages for a high-impact mass media campaign in the BARMM.

The Communication Officer will take part in the crafting of compelling and contextualized health messages. The Communication Officer will be supervised by the Field Project Manager, but will also report to the Director for Advocacy Communication.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Key Functions will include the following:

  • Strategic Plan Development
  • Communication Mentoring, Coordination and Working Relationships
  • Reporting

Key Function 1: Strategic Plan Development

Expected Result: Assist in the creation of a contextually appropriate mass media campaign

Tasks and Duties:

  1. Assist in the design, creation, implementation, and monitoring of communication activities
  2. Provide strategic advisory on the communication outputs and assist in distilling all information gathered throughout the project cycle, specifically to ensure that content is appropriately contextualized for the BARMM’s needs; specifically in relation to its historical and cultural contexts and sensitivities, and considers the pressing health problems of the region.
  3. Assist in the development of core messages to ensure consistency
  4. Conduct additional desk and field research/consultations where needed
  5. Identify opportunities through communication channels/platforms most used in the region
  6. Help ensure quality control of the communication materials produced over the course of the project
  7. Create a regional suppliers database of service providers for client

Key Function 2: Communication Mentoring, Coordination and Working Relationships

Expected Result: Cultivate positive working relationships through mentoring and collaboration with client

Tasks and Duties:

  1. Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with client through communications advisory/mentoring and coordination
  2. Identify and advise on opportunities for content as aligned with the overall strategic communication direction 

Key Function 3: Reporting

Expected Result: Submit regular reports to Evident’s Project Manager for consolidation

Tasks and Duties:

  1. Create weekly progress reports or activities conducted, meeting minutes or contact reports, submitted to the Evident’s Project Manager for consolidation
  2. Identify and report any risks identified over the course of the project.
  3. Attend weekly alignment meetings with the Manila-based team to align on deliverables

Other duties as assigned

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned, but not necessarily all-inclusive.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, development, sociology or other relevant fields
  • At least three years experience implementing similar work or projects, particularly in the BARMM is ideal, but not required. Other applicants will be considered depending on amount of relevant experience
  • Based in Cotabato City
  • Applicant will be using their own computer/laptop
  • The engagement is a mix of remote work and field work/meetings, subject to strict compliance to minimum health standards prescribed by the Department of Health under GCQ, MGCQ, MECQ, and ECQ (depending on the changing health landscape over the engagement due to COVID-19)

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the historical and cultural nuances of communication initiatives in the BARMM and deep understanding of the health objectives and considerations or issues in the region
  • Knowledge of building local partnerships and community engagement 
  • Excellent knowledge of project/program cycle management
  • Demonstrates strong management and coordination skills
  • Can build strong relationships with client and other stakeholders
  • Outcomes-focused, thinks of the long-term impacts of the engagement
  • Responds positively to feedback
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities
  • Must adhere to Evident’s child protection policy

Other Details

  • Project-based, full-time employment
  • 12 month contract (June 2021 - May 2022)
  • Duty station in Cotabato City

How to Apply:

This document should not be misconstrued in any way as a contract or consultancy agreement. This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive tasks of the incumbent, as the direct supervisor may assign them additional tasks, as needed.

For interested applicants, please send a copy of your comprehensive CV and cover letter to hiring@evident.ph 

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