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Senior Media & Communication Officer - Oxfam

Date Posted: May 14, 2024
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    May 27, 2024

Job Description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam’s work in Somalia and Somaliland covers both humanitarian and development spheres, with most programming delivered in Hargeisa and eastern Somaliland, both directly and with partners. The humanitarian component focuses on delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security (particularly cash grants) and protection, in response to persistent, intense drought that has decimated livelihoods – primarily pastoralism, and caused mass displacement. The development component focuses on women and youth empowerment, economic inclusion, influence in decision-making and access to justice, primarily through three multi-year programmes.

All our work is led by Six core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


The Media and Communications Officer will work closely with Oxfam Somalia teams and the regional communications teams to promote stories to key audiences via their preferred regional, national and specialist media. As a professional and persuasive writer, the primary goal is to achieve media coverage by crafting stories, arranging interviews, and building relationships with journalists. The incumbent will need to have an excellent understanding of offline and online media and be ready to take advantage of opportunities.

The incumbent will be responsible for enhancing Oxfam’s Somalia/Somaliland project’s visibility with its donor, beneficiaries, partners, and the public by documenting and profiling success stories required

for donor reporting. This will require the incumbent to work closely with all field teams and partners (15 to 18) implementing projects on behalf of Oxfam.

. The successful candidate should demonstrate prior experience in multimedia i.e., video filming and editing, graphic design, and photography.


Experiences and Qualifications

  • BA degree in Journalism, media and communications or related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience on the same with international NGO/UN
  • Experience with professional DSLR cameras, lenses, and lighting,
  • Experience and Ability to use different video and photo editing
  • Experience of collecting and producing communication products, such as case studies and photo
  • Prior 3 years’ experience working in communications on humanitarian or development issues; with experience in successfully supporting the development and implementation of communication and campaign
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and

How To Apply

Please follow the links below to access the detailed Job Description and submit your application by 27th May 2024, however applications will be reviewed on rolling basis and assessments might be carried out before the Deadline, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, Internal candidate will assess first before external.

Follow the links below.

External candidates: Apply Here

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Our vision Our vision is a just world without poverty. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives. Our purpose Our purpose is to help create... Read More

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