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02 April 2019

Save the Children: Communications Officer | Vientiane

The role
We are currently looking for Communications Officer based in Vientiane
Role Purpose
The Communications Officer will work closely with the Communications and Campaign Manager to provide technical, language, and coordination work required to development and implement the overall internal and external communications plan and the implementation of the Laos country office’s Every Last Child Campaign.  
The Communications Officer will ensure that child safeguarding principles are respected and rolled out in all media and communications and that respect the rights, dignity and safety of children we serve and promotes the values that Save the Children upholds.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work with the Communications and Campaigns Manager in facilitating external and internal communications and support the Country Director and Humanitarian Response Lead in speaking with the public. During emergencies, the Communications Officer must be willing to work outside the normal role profile with the response team, and be able to vary working hours accordingly.           
  • Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Support development of written and audio visual communications products for the country office and the various sectors including: Videos, films, briefing documents, newsletters, case studies, press releases, infographics, banners, posters, etc
  • Provide written and oral translations from English-Lao and Lao-English and ensure that content in publications in Laos meet the ethical and technical standards of SCI
  • Assist in administrative tasks within communications department
  • Assist internal and external profile raising efforts through various media channels and platforms
  • Support the Country Office to ensure consistent branding and visibility of Save the Children, our donors and partners
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships and coordination with the various sectors, project teams, and units
  • Establish and maintain mutually supportive working relationships media practitioners, communications service providers, other communications practitioners in the country 
  • Bachelor degree in communications, media, journalism, marketing or any related field preferred
Experience and Skills
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in communications in the development or private sector
  • Proficiency in Lao and English languages
  • Strong interest in international development, communications, PR, and/or marketing
  • Knowledge and skills on communications and media tools online and offline
  • Familiarity with design and editing softwares is an advantage
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Contract length: fixed term

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Interested candidates please submit a full application using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document includingcontact details of three professional referees. Please also include details of your salary expectations; a copy of your ID card and preferably Criminal Records (ໃບ້ແຈ້ງໂທດ) to Save the Children, HR Team, Rue Nerhu, Unit 25, Ban Phonexay (PO Box 7475) or email to  

Please indicate the title of position in your email subject line and also mention the location you apply to

Closing date for applications is: 03 May 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you require to see the full role profile, please send an email by indicating the title of position and location in your email to HR team:

Save the Children International is a child rights based organization. Safe recruitment is central to the safeguarding of children and young people that we come into contact with, and support through our programmes.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Save the children is an equal opportunities employer, qualified females, persons with disability and candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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