The Emergency Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing communications during rapid onset and ongoing humanitarian emergencies. Working closely with humanitarian, content, digital, media and fundraising colleagues, this role will be responsible for activating our humanitarian communication network during sudden onsets. This role will also lead global communications for humanitarian moments and anniversaries.
The Emergency Communications Manager will also conduct horizon scanning and identify the stories, content and needs of our humanitarian response work to drive integration, and ensure that our fundraising, campaigns and content teams are able to maximise funds raised, acquire supporters and strengthen our brand equity.
This role will also be required to business partner with Save the Children International’s Humanitarian team, develop and deliver training for staff on how to respond in an emergency, and lead communications during a crisis. The post holder works collaboratively with humanitarian, communications, content, digital, media, fundraising, advocacy and programme colleagues in Save the Children member and country offices.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple demands and competing priorities, while maintaining high quality standards.
- Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on external opportunities.
- Demonstrable skills in understanding the needs of a variety of teams across an international charity with the ability to promote and lead on integrated working
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally
- Knowledge of the digital media international environment and demonstrable experience working with digital media.
- Proven success in developing and implementing and integrated offline/online communications strategy ,with a focus on emergency and crisis communications
- In-depth understanding of global humanitarian work / policies / strategies with strong working knowledge of current humanitarian crisis with a view of identifying global opportunities and likely impacts
- Experience working with humanitarian advocacy and programme teams
- Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality communications, products or tools targeting a diverse range of audiences.
- Effectively prioritize and project manage demands and request for information / interviews / content from a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally.
- Exceptional written communication skills in English, with a proven ability to distil large amounts of information for diverse audiences; skills in other languages would be an advantage
- Great ability to work as part of a team within a networked structure, and to maintain good working relationships with colleagues across functional and geographical boundaries.
- Thrives in high pressured environment
- Demonstrated commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.