26 August, 2022

Communications and Advocacy Coordinator



Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full Time


Organisation Description: 

Sista is a feminist organisation the uses arts, media and communications to Inform, Empower. and Advocate for the women and girls of Vanuatu.

Our vision is simple – we want to live in a world where women and girls are able to enjoy their rights and participate fully in decisions that affect their lives.


Job Desctiption:

The Communications and Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for oversight, planning and delivery of all communication work within Sista, in line with the communication strategy. Communication work is critical to help tell the story of Sista's programs and get important messages out to communities, while advocating on issues that affect women and girls.

Working across the whole team, and supported by the Communication Officer, the Communications and Advocacy Coordinator will implement our communications strategy by developing stories and communications materials to share the work we are doing with key stakeholders, including the media, donors, partners, communities and the general public.  

Your work will also help increase awareness about the key topics we work on – gender equality, women and girls empowerment, reducing gender based violence - and advocate for positive change.


Selection Criteria:

- Minimum vocational training in journalism, communications or a related field, and/or minimum 4-5 years relevant work experience in senior positions [e.g NGO or private sector] or equivalent
- Professional communication skills in Bislama and strong communication skills in English, including an ability to write press releases, human interest stories and communications materials appropriate for an NGO stakeholder audiences.
- Ability to develop creative communication products, tools and approaches.
- Good awareness of the media industry and ability to cultivate relationships with media outlets and representatives as well as other stakeholders
- Awareness and sensitivity to the particular issues facing vulnerable and marginalised people in Vanuatu and the development landscape in Vanuatu
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to take direction and to work as part of a team
- Good organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan your own work to meet deadlines
- A willingness to learn about Sista, feminism, gender equality and women's empowerment activities
- Fully conversant in Office applications – Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, keyboard/data entry and numeracy skills
- Confident in using online design tools to create professional graphics

- Experience in communicating via new and social media platforms
- Demonstrated skills in photography, videography and/or graphic design.
-Demonstrated ability to develop and execute communications campaigns
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically, and develop and implement strategic communications plan
- Graphic design ability will be highly regarded



70k - 100k per month, depending on qualifications and experience


How to Apply

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Katherine Bowden


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How to apply - more information:

TO APPLY please send an email including a cover letter outlining essential criteria, and a resume with 2 references to katherine@smcgroup.co.nz with the subject line: APPLICATION - Communications and Advocacy Coordinator Role  Applications close 6th September 2022.

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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