Emergency Communications Specialist

Full Time

World Vision

World Vision is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Roving Reporter – Emergency Communications Specialist in Burundi, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


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Job Description

  • Job Title: Roving Reporter – Emergency Communications Specialist
  • Job by World Vision

*Position Location: The position is primarily based anywhere in or with access to the Middle East / Africa region.

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Here’s where you come in:

As Roving Reporter – Emergency Communications Specialist, you will deploy into sudden and high-profile emergencies and breaking news contexts to deliver video, image, and text content to boost WV’s global profile. You will profile invisible emergencies, and gather content for key moments, campaigns, and other high-impact public engagement events involving multi-media content collection, also serving as global spokesperson, pitching, engaging, and hosting media, and VIPs.

Requirements include:

  • At least 5 years of progressive work experience with international exposure/external engagement in humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.
  • Masters or equivalent experience in journalism, public relations, or other relevant field.
  • Experiences in networking with social media influencers, and working in international development and humanitarian ecosystems.
  • Strong journalistic and technical photo, video, story, and social media skills. Ability to facilitate the collection of image and story resources. Ability to use mobile phone to capture, edit, and share photographs, video, and audio on social media.
  • Strong technical knowledge of new technologies such as satellite communications, photo and video editing, and relevant computer programs.
  • Experience in media relations, public speaking, or serving as a spokesperson.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken, plus a second language, preferably Spanish, French, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, or German.
  • 50% – ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally and within hostile environments.

How to apply

Is this the job for you?

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by the closing date 20 SEP 2023.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.