Communications Officer - Internal Communications

Voluntary Service Overseas, Pretoria, South Africa

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th March, 2018

Job Description

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

We are looking for a Communications Officer (Internal Communications) to support VSO’s communications internally and with volunteers. This will include working with staff across VSO to shape and deliver VSO’s overall internal communications strategy for internal audiences and volunteers. The successful candidate will work with the staff and leadership across VSO to deliver ad-hoc communications that meet the immediate and short-term needs of the organisation as it reacts, responds to and shapes events.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A relevant degree in Communications
  • Minimum 5 years’ internal and/or external communications experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to translate complex information into engaging, readable copy.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team, and across a complex organisation at all levels.
  • Experience of working in partnership with others in an organisation.
  • Experience of organising internal or external events.
  • High level of IT skills especially in MS Office.
  • Experience of working across different countries and cultures.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


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