Communications Assistant – ADRA


Job Description

Organization:Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Position:Communications Assistant
Report to:MEAL Manager
Gross Salary:USD 418.95
Deadline Date:30/11/2021


ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible actions.


ADRA Sunset, s key values are:

  • Respect to individuals without regard to their race, gender, culture, family background, or belief system, especially the most vulnerable of society, such as women, children, elderly, poor, and people with special needs,
  • Integrity and transparency in relationships with all persons, organizations, systems, and processes, including the ADRA network؛
  • Excellence in all activities.


  • Development of ADRA Sudan Communications Strategy, including capacity development of colleagues and partners;
  • Design and monitor a programme communications strategy for internal and external

Communications, including, but not limited to:

  • Determining goals
  • Identifying target audiences
  • Determining resources
  • Formulating key messages
  • Identifying most effective and efficient communication materials
  • Determining channels of communications
  • Determining evaluation methods for communications actions and strategy
  • Communicate and inform the programme’s communications strategy to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitor and adjust the communications strategy according to new insights and changing needs / context
  • Ensure coherence with ADRA Sudan identity and overall communications strategy, instruments, materials and messages;

Capacity development of colleagues and partners:

  • Identify training needs of colleagues and programme partners in terms of developing programme communication messages and materials based on the programme communications strategy.
  • Set up a training plan for colleagues and programme partners:
  • Develop a manual/training package on formulating and developing communications messages, tools and publications adjusted to different target groups;
  • Strengthen the capacity of colleagues and programme partners regarding communications material development (organize trainings, workshops, coaching..) according to the training plan;
  • Provision of coordination, technical support and advice to ADRA Sudan staff and partners in the implementation of that strategy.

External Communications and knowledge sharing (dissemination):

  • Proofread and edit programme related communications materials like newsletters, website, presentations,
  • Develop a press toolkit;
  • Develop communications materials (design and layout of printed materials such as training manuals and leaflets, briefs… and multi-media materials such as video, );
  • Follow up with printing companies on design, layout and printing
  • Identification of media outlets and coordination with these media outlets (relevant press and media);
  • Coordination and development of input for ADRA Sudan website content development).

Internal Communications and knowledge management:

  • Coordination of internal communications channels such as e-mail (outlook), OneDrive and SharePoint, Teams, WhatsApp, Facebook, twitter.
  • Coordination and updating of key documents on ADRA Sudan SharePoint (internal Knowledge Management);
  • Keep neat and well-organised files in relation to communications other related documents.
  • Provision of technical support and input to ADRA Sudan staff and partners in communications, networking, and advocacy on ADRA Sudan programs in collaboration with the Programme staff

Supports in:

  • Development of input for different internal and external communications channels
  • Collection of stories of significant change and testimonies from the field.
  • Networking and advocacy in education sector working groups and taskforces in which ADRA Sudan is active.
  • Dissemination of M&E findings on different platforms and through different channels,like the ADRA Sudan website and magazine, publications in journals, conference
  • Contribute to internal and external knowledge development by systemizing lessons learned and sharing pro-actively lessons learned between partners and colleagues.
  • The Communications Assistant acts as a contact and resource person with ADRA Sudan Headquarters and donors on all matters related to internal and external communications
  • The Communications Assistant performs any other duty assigned by supervisors in line with the position holder’s capacities.
  • As a quality caretaker, (s)he complies with ADRA Sudan internal financial guidelines and protects the interests of the organization at all times, particularly ensuring value for.
  • As an organizer, (s)he leads by example, is proactive and takes initiatives whenever necessary to provide quality coordination of Communication activities to the ADRA Sudan and-team.
  • As a coach, (s)he provokes and supports learning, in the functional team (M&E, research and communication), and also across functional teams.

Education, Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or equivalent by experience, At least Three years’ experience in a similar position. Experience in the international development sector is an asset;
  • Expertise and experience with the use of different media (magazines, digital learning platforms, social media);
  • Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written) with a proven ability to rewrite technical information for non-experts;
  • Excellent computer skills in a full range of software, including: MS Office (Word, Excel Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop and/or other graphics programs, digital mediums and social tools
  • Experience with working in a multicultural team;
  • Able and willing to travel in-country for short periods of time


ADRA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

The organization values people from diverse backgrounds, working to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty, and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind_including that involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other similarly protected status_is unacceptable. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, layoff, recall, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.


Being employed by the Adventist Development Relief Agency requires a commitment to its mission and lifestyle. The holder of this position will reflect in their personal and professional life the organization,s values, as referred to in the ADRA Sudan Handbook.

About ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International is a humanitarian agency operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief. It was founded in 1956, and it is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America.

Headquarters: Maryland

What services does ADRA?

ADRA’s areas of expertise include Education, Emergencies, Food/nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter, Training and development, Water and sanitation, Women, Children, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme management, and Security.

Application Guidelines:

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application along with the updated CV and copies of academic and experiences certificates to the HUMANITARIAN AID COMMISSION (HAC) Labor office.
  • Candidates should scan and send CV and cover letter to the following E-mail after the HAC Labor office signed and stamped it: [email protected]
  • The deadline for applications is 30/11/2021

For jobs from ADRA visit:  ADRA Jobs Page

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