GOALClosing Date : 2020-03-01
Duty Station : Dublin, Ireland
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Organization: GOAL
Country: Ireland
Closing date: 01 Mar 2020
Job Purpose

This is a fast-paced role within GOAL s busy communications department based in GOAL headquarters in Dublin. The Communications Officer will play a key part in telling GOAL s story and providing communications support to all GOAL s programme work, fund-raising and public engagement activities. The successful candidate will be in a unique position to highlight crises in the developing world and the role that GOAL plays.

Injecting energy and creativity, the role will focus on promoting GOAL s work through print, broadcast, and online media in Ireland and abroad.

This role requires a creative individual who is passionate about making a difference.

Duties and responsibilities

Media Relations and PR

Pitching news stories and features on GOAL s programme to media (national, local and International) in print, radio, TV and onlineWriting impactful, clear, press releasesDeveloping media relationshipsFielding media queriesLeading on organising events, photo-shoots, and media visits to Goal s countries of operation.Putting together monthly media reports and analysisDeveloping a network of media contacts at home and abroadFundraising supportProvide support to GOAL's Fundraising and Marketing Team on campaigns and events, including flagship events like the GOAL Mile, Jersey Day and Emergency Appeals.Act as a point of contact to the Fundraising Team for Communications related activities, such as photography and videography, social media, content and media engagement.Input into Fundraising campaign and events strategy and planning to ensure complimentary and effective approaches and activities. Support the Fundraising Team on content and developing marketing materials, ensuring consistency of messaging with all of GOAL s work Public Engagement supportProvide support to GOAL's Global Citizenship Team on its Development Education Programme, campaigns and events, including Changemakers Awards and launch of Youth Development ProgrammeAct as a point of contact to the Global Citizenship Team for Communications related activities, such as photography and videography, social media, content and media engagement.Input into Global Citizenship Team campaigns and events strategy and planning to ensure complimentary and effective approaches and activities. Support the Fundraising Team on content and developing marketing materials ensuring consistency of messaging with all of GOAL s work. Content creationInitiate and co-ordinate pulling together content packages (working with digital media team) including video, photographs and wordsWorking with media focal points and overseas staff in GOAL s 13 countries of operation to generate engaging content for various platforms, including the GOAL website, social media and traditional media, and staff newsletterWorking with GOAL HQ staff, including desk officers, to extract contentAssist in editing and proof-reading communications products, including promotional materials, impact stories, photographs, video and social media content Internal CommunicationsLead out on staff newsletterHelp communicate our work and messaging to our staff across the world through regular email updatesRequirementsEssentialMinimum of 3-4 year s experience in PR and communicationsTrack record in content developmentExcellent writing and communication skillsProficiency in Microsoft including Power Point and ExcelProven ability to multitask and prioritise work schedulesAbility to work solo or in a teamAbility to work to tight deadlines and respond to new opportunities and out of office work hour demandsThorough and precise in all aspects of work with a good attention to detailBeing a self-starterGood networkerDesirablePrevious experience working with a humanitarian / international development agencyDigital skills

Accountability within GOAL
A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Equal Employer Statement
Consistent with GOAL s core values of humanitarianism; integrity; respect; partnership and courage, we place a significant emphasis on equality in our working environment.
GOAL is committed to treating all its employees with dignity and respect and values diversity, which it believes enriches an organisation. To reinforce this commitment, all company activities, policies, practices and procedures are to be carried out in accordance with this global standard.
All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
GOAL believes that our strong commitment to equal opportunity and equal treatment helps to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, retention, and discipline of staff and volunteers.
GOAL aims to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, and respect for social and cultural diversity, and that is free from discrimination, harassment [and vilification] as determined by applicable laws.

General Terms and Conditions
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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