West Sussex
£35,440 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Job title: Senior Communications Officer

Office Location: Haywards Heath

Salary: £35,440 per annum

Contract: Fixed term contract until June 2023


Sightsavers are seeking a tenacious, committed and experienced communications professional to join the organisation at a very exciting time for our Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) work. The focus of this role is to generate further support for our efforts towards eliminating NTDs partly by leading on communications activities for Accelerate, a $105 million fund to accelerate the elimination of blinding trachoma, and to raise awareness of Sightsavers globally.


You will join Sightsavers at a historic time, where through global collaboration, we could be just years away from eliminating NTDs like trachoma. As part of this you will work with the NTDs Communications Manager and other colleagues to develop, deliver and evaluate integrated communication campaigns and lead high-profile communications activities to raise awareness of our NTD programmes. You will also be responsible for delivering engaging and creative digital content for a variety of audiences whilst working with relevant teams, designers, suppliers and agencies.


You will also help to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders including INGOs, donors, academic and research bodies and coalition groups to help raise awareness of NTDs and related issues. You will also work closely with the NTDs Communications Manager and other teams to ensure departmental success, learnings and opportunities are communicated and contributes towards continuous improvement in communications across Sightsavers.


The ideal candidate will possess previous experience in a communications role, will be degree educated or have significant related experience, or strong commitment to this area, able to demonstrate prior work across a wide range of communication channels, have strong project management skills and show interest in NTDs, global health and international development.


Fluency in English is required, with a working knowledge of French being an advantage.


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing date: 27 November 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 2nd December 2019

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Posted on: 12 November 2019
Closed date: 27 November 2019
Tags: Communications, PR, Intl Development

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