Regional Media Manager-Senegal


Organisation: Save the Children International (Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre)
Date limite de candidature: 16/04/2018
Type d'offre: Contrat à durée déterminée
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Autre
Lieu de l'emploi: Dakar
Pays: Senegal



Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The role :

The Media Manager role is a key management position meant to ensure that quality and timely media are produced for media organisations and other partners, and Save the Children, and to ensure visibility of Save the Children's brand. Central to achieving this would be to oversee a media strategy to highlight our emergency response in developing situations. A key part of the role, involving fifty per cent of the remit, will be to provide written/multi-media content to be shared with Save the Children's country offices around the world. This will be achieved by regular coordination and liaison with the Global Media Unit based in London. You will be expected to demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter who will generate ideas and drive content forward, providing compelling case studies, images and video, as well as spotting strong news lines and writing engaging headlines.

The Regional Media Manager will act as a key focal point for all media requests from members. When necessary, this post-holder may act as a Save spokesperson.

In addition to the above, the post holder will also be expected to build up the country's brand in-country, namely through national and regional media.

The role will be based in Dakar, Senegal, but travel within the region will be a regular part of the responsibilities including providing additional support to regional and country offices.

Fundamental to the job is the ability to gather, consolidate, analyse and share information in a way that is easily understood by news organisations, and other stakeholders.

Profil recherché

At least five years' experience as a journalist in a credible news organisation OR equivalent experience as a Media & Communications Manager in an international humanitarian or development agency, and experience of dealing in the international media environment
Significant experience of working overseas in humanitarian programmes
Experience of leading Media activities in a challenging environment and a good knowledge of the West & Central African media scene, networks, and media contacts etc.
Fluent in at least French and English
Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English producing materials for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the 'general public'
Experience of effective spokesperson across a range of media
Excellent writing skills, and the ability to produce compelling media products such as press releases, key messages/speaking points and Q&As
The ability to digest complex information, quickly, and express this crisply and clearly
Excellent relationship building skills in order to work for limited periods within programmes under pressure of running emergency responses
An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support
Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally within a country programme.
Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word
Excellent understanding of media and campaigning activities
Strong influencing skills
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus, and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Experience or knowledge of working and living in the region