Communications Officer

from Christian Aid
Closing date: 26 Apr 2018

Compensation: BDT 1,426,167/- to BDT 1,675,746/- gross per annum + medical reimbursement, provident fund, gratuity and medical insurance.

Contract Status: Fixed Term (2) Two Years till 31st March 2020

Closing date: 26th April 2018

About us

More than half the world lives in poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

Christian Aid is working with its partners in Bangladesh to achieve its goal of ending poverty. We are committed to expose the scandal of poverty and to help in practical ways through our programme, partnerships, campaign and advocacy to root it out from the world. We work with our partners to challenge and change the system that favours the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid (CA) has been working in Bangladesh since 1972. We are recognized for our work on emergency response programme, climate change, disaster risk management, gender equality and human rights issues. Our emergency programmes promote access to just and equitable resources and support the creation of resilient and thriving livelihoods for disaster and crisis affected communities. This role is for ensuring emergency support to the Rohingya as part of Christian Aid’s emergency programme.

About the role

The Communications officer will be responsible to raise Christian Aid’s profile through effective content management of the Rohingya Crisis Response programme as well as all other programmes like the humanitarian response, and Gender focused programs within the country. The role holder will identify and share best stories, case studies that show how Christian Aid Bangladesh and partners are changing lives of the poor and marginalised through its programmes. The post holder will write, edit and commission a varied mix of content including case studies, interviews, blogs, photos and films in line with CA’s communication guideline and the Rohingya Crisis Response programme communication strategy for dissemination to show the value and impact of the Programme. The role works within the Bangladesh Country team and will be line managed by the Emergency Response Manager, working with the program team to ensure proper and adequate communication of projects activities in-line with CA Communication guide lines. Develop and adapt approaches to disseminate programme results and impact to communities, partners, government and other development actors.

About you

We are looking for a candidate with a high level of commitment to communication management. The incumbent is expected to possess a graduate degree or equivalent in mass communication, social science or its equivalent from any reputed university. S/he should have substantial and relevant experience in communications in the field of humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction or disaster preparedness programming. The role is a key in providing the core team a structured communication management system and work with the programme team to ensure partnerships and programmes are managed effectively. The candidate should possess excellent time and project management skills, coupled with high level of multi-tasking and situational awareness. You should have good editorial skills, high proficiency in written/spoken English and ability to translate complexities into material that is compelling, jargon-free and accessible.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, i.e SC, ST, religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates to apply.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a competitive holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

How to apply:

To apply for this post please logon to: CHRISTIAN AID JOBS and submit your updated resume and statement of interest clearly explaining your suitability and interest in the role. For queries related to the role and online applications please contact us on:

Due to limited resources and high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by 10th May 2018, please assume your application was unsuccessful.