Job Description: Communications Coordinator

Location: Cox’s Bazar 100% (Regional travel may be required)

Duration: 12 months

ABOUT LAW

LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights lawyers and jurists working in fragile and conflict-affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, rule of law and accountability, transformative justice and natural resource exploitation, working to bring justice to those who need it most.

LAW’s ground-breaking work has received international media coverage, including in Reuters, the New York Times, the Times of London, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, France24, Voice of America, Huffington Post and Foreign Policy.

LAW’s Rohingya Crisis Programme

LAW’s ground-breaking Rohingya Crisis programme seeks to ensure meaningful Rohingya participation in the on-going international justice processes seeking accountability for their persecution in Myanmar, including engagement with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar); the on-going investigation by the Officer of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the work of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM). Additionally, LAW undertakes innovative strategic litigation on behalf of more than 500 Rohingya clients and ensures Rohingya voices are prioritised throughout its advocacy.

A key aspect of the programme is LAW’s network of over 50 Rohingya Survivor Advocates, who are given ongoing training to provide legal information to the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence about international justice mechanisms related to the Rohingya Crisis and provide them support in accessing services. In addition to empowering Rohingya women and girls, LAW works closely with male and Hijra (third gender, transgender, intersex) survivors of sexual and gender-based violence to ensure their access to justice.

We are looking for an experienced, and enthusiastic Communications Coordinator to help expand our communications reach and impact, in particular through social media engagement and traditional media activities that will showcase and amplify our work, as well as to reach our clients, their communities and the broader public to advocate on behalf of individuals and communities who have suffered human rights violations and abuses.

Position Description

Reports to: Programme Manager

Duration: 12 Months – extension subject to funding

Location: South Asia or South-East Asia

Hours: 40 Hours per week

Role Overview and Responsibility

The Communications Coordinator will support the Programme Manager and the Team to promote LAW’s work, increase visibility, and profile key events and advocacy activities in the country and globally. The post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:

Communications

• Develop activity calendar for the projects covering plans for social media; website, press, events, awards and external communication;

• Design and develop posters, logos, infographics, videos, and other fact sheets and tool kits as per the programme requirement;

• Monitor, track indicators and evaluate media coverage; campaigns, publication prints and digital to maximise efficiency;

• Draft press releases articulating project impact and achievements effectively;

• Support preparation of key messaging, LAW’s research reports and legal filings and concept notes for events.

• Support relationships and maintain list of national and regional network and journalistic contacts;

• Provide biweekly reports of deliverables detailing progress against workplan

• Conduct field visits and take professional photos and videos for championing and profiling successful stories and social media posts;

• Hold focus group discussions with LAW’s network of community volunteers and beneficiaries to design and implement meaningful advocacy events.

• Any other task requested from the line manager.

Social Media and Digital

• Develop a social media plan and identify various audiences for our social media channels, and plan how to increase LAW’s engagement in the country.

• Design and implement a social media schedule, ensuring content is planned well in advance for key activities, and proactively responding to breaking news;

• Design, deliver and maintain engaging content across our key social media channels, including Twitter, to create impactful stories, case studies, and other content to engage with our audiences.

• Assist in the creation, designing of innovative, information toolkits (audio, digital) that will be used by Survivor Advocates for their field work

• Maintain and update the global website content, collating inputs from the county programmes;

• Research and analyse performance on the various platforms and make recommendations on how to improve our communications.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, media relations, journalism or related field;

• Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience working in journalism, media relations, advocacy or communications in a similar role;

• Minimum 3 years of proven experience of media and social media content development and dissemination;

• Relevant experience working with international NGOs is preferred, ideally in human rights or humanitarian field;

• Track record of content production and social media management;

• Excellent knowledge of multimedia production and editing;

• Demonstrated experience designing graphics, multimedia content and design software;

• Excellent written and oral skills in English and Bengali required; with the ability to clearly articulate information to various audiences and stakeholders

• Ability to work on own initiative and part of the wider team;

• Experience in photography; ideally with DSLR cameras or similar (desirable)

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy;

How to apply

LAW is currently looking for an ambitious individual who can disseminate information in an appealing and meaningful way. If you have the relevant experience and skills, we would like to hear from you.

Please send an email with a CV and cover letter in English outlining how your skills and experience match the role (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) to: Recruitment@legalactionworldwide.org. The subject of the application should read ‘Communications Coordinator RC**’**.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2022

Start Date: 01 January 2022

Only shortlisted candidates who meet the criteria will be invited for interviews. LAW is an equal opportunity employer; Women lawyers with experience representing at-risk clients are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about LAW please visit our website: www.legalactionworldwide.org