Deployable Global Press Officer at Plan International

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  • Company: Plan International
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Zambia
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in ZambiaPlan International Jobs in Zambia
Job Description

Date: 16-Apr-2022

Location: Globally, Flexible

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

As the Deployable Global Press Officer you will be an integral part of the team responsible for the development and promotion of Plan International’s external profile in the media as the go to organisation responding in humanitarian emergencies and advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. In this role you can be expected to be deployed to coordinate our communications and messaging in response to humanitarian emergencies. As well as dealing directly with media, you will create compelling content and messaging for use by Plan International’s network of communicators.

Skills and experience required:

Demonstrable experience working in journalism, media relations or PR at a global level Strong understanding of international humanitarian and development issues and rights-based work. Excellent verbal and writing skills in English with ability to quickly turn around complex information into strong messages and compelling content, to engage audiences and build relationships Proven success at pitching stories to the media and working with journalists. Practical experience of working in complex emergency settings in high pressure environments with tight deadlines. Keeps up to date with key humanitarian and international development issues and trends, and to be able to spot new opportunities as they arise. Good understanding of humanitarian values, principles, the Humanitarian Charter and Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief

This post may be based at any Plan Office with good communications links. The post-holder will be expected to travel regularly – up to 60% of the time, sometimes at short notice, to join emergency responses. When on deployment, work is demanding, involving long days, travel and subsistence in often challenging circumstances.

Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work.

Type of Role: Permanent in UK or maximum length of contract permitted in CO/NO

Reports to: Head of Global Media and Public Relations

Grade: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: 19th April 2022


Possible locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30th April, 2022.