Ended Communications Officer

The Job

Communications Officer (Aden & Lahj)

The Communications Officer will manage the production of key communications products in close coordination with the CO Team, to ensuring these products reflect humanitarian programmatic priorities, and are sensitive to contextual risks which could impact upon the response operations. The role will focus on providing high quality internal and external communications, and support the Country Programme to develop and maintain strong lines of communications.           



  • Support the development and implementation of Save the Children Yemen’s Advocacy, Media and Communications Strategy, offering substantive contributions to communications products around planned advocacy and media moments.
  • Engage with key UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure SC has up to date information on the humanitarian situation and response, with a focus on child protection, adherence to International Human Rights Law, the de facto blockade, health and other issues impacting children and other civilians.
  • Ensure SC’s policy positions on these issues are well known amongst stakeholders and reflected wherever possible in communications products.

Producing communication products

  • Draft and otherwise support the production of high quality communications products such as situation reports, case studies, photos, media briefs, fact sheets social media content, video and audio and blogs, for internal and external use.
  • Conduct content gathering visits to project activities/events, to collect high quality case studies, photos when necessary.
  • Ensure that all key communications messages, documents and strategies are evidence-based, regularly updated and of a high quality.
  • Ensure communications products are signed-off according to the SCI sign-off procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for maximising exposure of Save the Children’s work in Yemen.
  • Raise awareness and build capacity for programme staff on communications skills and policies.
  • Support the development of project communications plans and provide advice for programme staff.
  • Develop and deliver a clear and effective system for internal communications.



  • Prior experience working in communications on child rights, human rights, humanitarian or development issues; with experience in successfully supporting the development and implementation of communication and campaign strategies.
  • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the humanitarian and development/civil society sector with an in-depth knowledge of communications, marketing, and/or fundraising.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Experience with professional DSLR cameras, lenses, and lighting.
  • Experience of collecting and producing communication products, such as case studies and photo stories.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills, with experience in working in multicultural teams.
  • Pay attention to detail.


  • Experience with photo-editing and graphics software (e.g. Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, motion graphics)

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply You can apply here

Deadline for submitting applications: 18th December 2019

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden, Lahij
  • Posted on: 4 December 2019
  • Deadline: 18 December 2019