Communications Officer – Spanish Lead
Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
If you are excited by communications and interested in driving change in the humanitarian world then read on! We’re looking for a ‘Communications Officer – Spanish lead’, to drive forward this broad communications role, which brings together both opportunities to specialise and develop good all round skills. You’d be working with the CALP Network team to lead elements of work in English whilst also being responsible for all external communications in Spanish. You’ll have regionally (Americas) and well as global focused work. Our communications work includes work on the website, social media, newsletters, webinars and much more. This is a great time to join a dynamic organization with a growing communications team.
About the CALP Network
the CALP Network is a dynamic global network of over 90 organisations engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and financial assistance more broadly. Collectively, the CALP Network members deliver the vast majority of humanitarian CVA worldwide.
We envision a future where people are enabled to overcome crises with dignity, by exercising choice and their right to self-determination.
The purpose of the CALP Network is to maximise the potential that humanitarian CVA can bring to people in contexts of crisis, as one component of broader financial assistance. To do this we catalyse the power, knowledge and capacities of our diverse global network, alongside other local, national, regional and global actors, all of whom are seeking to secure better outcomes for people living in crisis contexts. Our role as a collective is to generate alignment in the approaches and actions of those within and across our network, in order to help optimise the quality and scale of humanitarian CVA.
What makes the CALP Network unique is its diversity. The CALP Network members currently include local and international non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, specialist social innovation, technology and financial services companies, researchers and academics, and individual practitioners.
As a the CALP Network team, we work with and for the CALP Network – keeping our vision front and centre. Working impartially, we engage with the network to generate evidence, we facilitate dialogue, we challenge and question, we draw together good practices and promote their uptake. We play a key role in creating the impetus and means for thought leadership and convene network members to generate futures-thinking agendas. We mobilise the membership and the wider network to look for collective solutions to collective problems
This is a critical interface role, responsible for maintaining accurate funding data and recording information on the CALP Network’s funding database. Working within the Network Development Team, linking closely with Planning and Monitoring Coordinator, the Operations team and colleagues across the regions, the role holder supports timely production of reports and management information giving visibility of information for effective funding pipelines and assured donor relations.
Management support from: Head of Communications and Digital Platforms
- Lead on the planning and implementation of communications in Spanish, in line with overall communications strategy and standards.
- Work with other Communications Officers as a self-organising unit to develop the necessary standards, processes and solutions to ensure quality translation and production of communication products.
- Map and develop contacts with relevant Spanish language institutions, influencers and communications channels to ensure wide reach to key audiences.
- Ensure that Spanish language communications are based on and informed by the Americas regional strategy and workplan and in line with the overall communications strategy.
- Develop and manage plans for the translation / development of resources (Spanish/English), assessing feasibility with all who are involved to ensure the pipeline represents a realistic and manageable workload.
- Manage the relationship with Spanish translators and interpreters, ensuring agreed quality standards are met.
- Develop persuasive copy in both Spanish and English (for website, social media, mass emails) – ensuring consistent messaging and standards.
- Undertake non-technical proofreading of new resources developed in or translated to Spanish.
- Coordinate with other the CALP Network colleagues and members to undertake a technical proofreading of new resources developed in/translated to Spanish.
- Update and maintain Spanish language pages of the website, in line with an overall coordinated approach.
- Manage the Spanish digital channels (social media, email, newsletters) and create Spanish language digital content.
- Coordinate approvals of external uploads, ensuring compliance with guidelines.
- Develop and implement plans to promote resources, webinars, events and courses, both generally and targeting specific audiences (Spanish and English).
- Occasionally complete paperwork to ensure successful procurement processes for events/publications.
- Respond to external enquiries, signposting to materials or redirecting as needed, enhancing engagement in the process
- Act as a resource person on a specialist area within comms (area to be agreed) – providing guidance to other comms colleagues as needed.
- Contribute to the maintenance of contact management systems
- Provide administrative support
- Ensure content adheres to appropriate policy and legal requirements, and that necessary checks happen before publishing
Essential Technical Skills, Experience and Knowledge
- Degree level education in a relevant field e.g., communications, administration, or equivalent level of experience and competence.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
- Comfortable with social media and online community building.
- Demonstrable attention to detail.
- Advanced computer skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent administrative skills.
- Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish and English both verbally and in writing
- Work experience in the humanitarian sector.
- Understanding of cash and voucher assistance (CVA).
- Fluency in French or Arabic.
- Experience of working in a virtual network or remote team.
- Ability to travel occasionally.
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