ConnectAID, the International Solidarity Network, is seeking global citizens and change makers to help engage the wider public in its meaningful work. Our Ambassador Program is a competitive process through which the most active, game changing and determined individuals are chosen to spread the word of our Movement. In a viral setting, ConnectAID offers you the chance to use your existing knowledge and experience as a bridge between people and humanitarian needs in the field.
ConnectAID was founded on a strong network within the international development and humanitarian sector – but it owes much of its success to the support of individuals like yourself who want to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The commitment of people from many walks-of-life and varied experience is what has made ConnectAID the viral, essential and transformative Platform it is today.
The International Social Service (ISS) is an international NGO founded in Geneva in 1924; today a network of national entities in more than 120 countries and a General Secretariat (ISS-GS) that assist children and families confronted with complex social problems as a result of migration. ISS is active as well in Global advocacy and related programming in children rights.
As of 2018, ISS teamed up with ConnectAID. Jean Ayoub, Secretary General, is a member of ConnectAID strategic Committee. Several projects on the platform will raise funds and awareness about ISS action on the ground.
ISS and ConnectAID work as partners to communicate about their various projects and programs. In order to achieve their goals, they team up to collect funds and ensure adequate information is available to raise awareness on their social and humanitarian impact on local communities.
To assist us in consolidating our collaboration, we are looking for an experienced person to act as a coordinator between the two structures but also of ConnectAID’s “Community Advocates Program”, coordinating essential aspects of daily activities as well as communication on social media.
An important part the Community Advocates’ role is the building of a global community both online and in person. You will actively serve as a link between ConnectAID, ISS, Community advocates and potential new Members on the platform to increase its reach at an international level. In addition to translation and edition crucial assistance, the Communication Coordinator will manage a team of volunteer Community Advocates - Click here for more information
The internship would ideally start in October 2020, for a minimum of 6 months, commitment 60% to 100%, home based. This unpaid internship will be validated by ISS under ConnectAID’s guidance and close supervision.
As an intern, your specific responsibilities will be directed by ConnectAID’s CEOs, and will include:
1. Advertise, select and recruit volunteer “Community Advocates”
2. Draft and implement a communication strategy for your team
3. Serve as a Coordinator between ConnectAID and selected Advocates and coordinate in close supervision with ConnectAID’s CEO
4. Serve as coordinator between ISS projects and ConnectAID to write weekly updates as well as new projects if needed
5. Content creation – Coordinate, edit and write blog posts, articles and communication materials for social media channels about ConnectAID and sustainable development more broadly.
6. Social media marketing – With your team, create, manage and grow ConnectAID’s presence through blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and other strategically relevant online forums.
Management and Monitoring
7. Provide regular feedback related to your activities, their implementation and respective reach within both the online and offline community.
Edition and Translation
8. Provide translation when needed (French to English, and English to French);
9. Copy-edit and proofread content on the platform and social media, ensuring user-friendly, quality content (English and French)
10. Time permitting, conduct any other task considered as a priority by both organisations to ensure the success of the project and partnership.
• Graduate or post-graduate experience in communications or community management (or in other relevant fields);
• Fluency in English
• Proficiency in writing and editing;
• Ability to work independently and manage a team
• Strong attention to details to ensure quality content
• Strong interest in global socio-humanitarian and development initiatives;
• Strong interest & ability with social media skills and content development;
• Good time and project management skills;
• Computer literacy;
• Fluency in French
• Proficiency in translating (English to French, French to English)
• The ability to communicate in several languages considered a plus.
• Translation experience a plus;
• Graduate degree in languages, communication or Community Management a plus;
• Strong social media network a plus
ISS Headquarter based at Quai du Seujet 32, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. ConnectAID’s Headquarter is based in at the Cité de la solidarité internationale in Annemasse, France, at Geneva’s doors.
Interns have the opportunity to work remotely, with frequent communication with our team. Possibility to meet monthly near Geneva.
If you are interested in contributing to concrete social impacts by joining the Secretariat’s NGO and the innovative start up, please send your CV and motivation letter to contact@ConnectAID.com and email@example.com
Briefly explain in your letter how you could help extend ConnectAID’s platform’s reach.
This unpaid internship will be validated by the Swiss based NGO ISS, under ConnectAID’s guidance and close supervision.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we wish to advise that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. We look forward to working with you!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12th October 2020
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