14 Nov 2023

Communication Specialist at World Vision

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Job Description


Communication Specialist

(Homes and Communities Activity)

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced Rwandan national for the role of Communications Specialist, joining an established and experienced team. This stimulating position incorporates a range of skills and development in multiple areas, allowing for an exciting opportunity for career growth in a dynamic, global organization. It will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and reports to the Deputy Chief of Party. 

Purpose of the position:

The Communications Specialist will coordinate the communications activities of the USAID Homes and Communities Project. The specialist will maintain a functional collaboration with the World Vision communication team, Uburezi Iwacu project core leadership, and technical staff for integration purposes. The role will also include direct engagement with the Regional Education Coordinators, staff of the project consortium organizations, and Local Implementing Partners’ teams to align activities, plans, and strategies. The Communications Specialist will actively liaise with Soma Rwanda members, in organizing national events. S/he will produce content from program work through literature review and field experiences, reports, and personal/technical assessments/surveys to enhance the visibility of World Vision and USAID Uburezi Iwacu’s work to all relevant audiences.


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Planning, coordination, and implementation

  • Generate a communications plan for USAID Homes and Communities (Uburezi Iwacu ) project
  • Spear-head the drafting, reviewing, editing, and planning for a wide range of communications products
  • Coordinate communication activities including the collection of data & content gathering from the field to produce stories and documentaries
  • Provide technical assistance on communications for the project
  • Produce communications products including leaflets, brochures, presentations, press releases, banners, and reviews for production communications products created by others within the project.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of communications products from the project
  • Contribute to speech writing and talking points for key officials for important events


Collaboration, Adaptation, and Learning

  • Ensure overall visibility of Uburezi Iwacu’s activities and Impact through various communication channels including but not limited to mass media, social media, print and online communication materials
  • Enhance brand presence and awareness of Uburezi Iwacu.
  • Contribute to event planning as a key team player including liaising with project stakeholders including ‘Soma Rwanda’ members on key platform events, and other national events involving the project
  • Liaise with the SBCC and Community Engagement Specialists and World Vision’s communications team to link up with the press and offer advice on press outreach, in the framework of the Uburezi Iwacu project.


Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning and reporting

  • Media monitoring and evaluation including conducting social media analytics to assess the reached audiences and collect feedback.
  • Oversee effective documentation of all the information related to the project successes, innovations, and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.
  • Support the preparation of quarterly and annual reports of Uburezi Iwacu
  • Review mandatory government reports to ensure quality and accuracy in a timely manner
  • Conduct regular media reviews and share with the leadership, the publications and broadcasts from the media


Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


  • University Degree (Bachelors) in development communication, mass communication, business communications, journalism, media, communication research, public relations, policy advocacy, or other related fields.

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in development communication, mass communication, business communications, journalism, media, communication research, public relations, and policy advocacy.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in communications, public information, advocacy, and outreach activities at the country and/or international level.
  • Good knowledge of organizational procedures and operational environment is an advantage.
  • Should be computer literate in content creation applications including InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and photoshop
  • Should be able to use video and photo cameras in capturing images at different events


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 25th November, 2023.

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