Communications Interns at Education as a Vaccine

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Do you have a strong passion for writing?

Do you have experience writing articles, newsletters, blogs, short stories etc

Have you been looking for an opportunity to apply your communications skills for social good and community development?

Why don't   you consider joining Education as a Vaccine.

Education as a Vaccine is a non-governmental, youth focused organization that works in partnership with children and young people to advance their rights to health and protection from all forms of violence by strengthening their  capacities providing direct services and influencing policies for improved quality of life.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

We are looking for a communications intern, who’s ready to join our communication team and add value to our PR and developmental strides.  This position will be based in our HQ in Jahi, Abuja.

KEY TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Production and Dissemination of Organizational Public Relations

This will include
Coordinating the production of EVA quarterly newsletter and other general updates according to the communication and advocacy objectives. For this purpose, gathers information (including interviews) with EVA staff, partners and beneficiaries.
Packaging and disseminating EVA reports, case studies, tools and other materials to maximize their use;
Working closely with the Visual Communication Officer on the layout and design of any external communication materials both offline and online

Website Management:

This will involve
Updating the content of the website on a monthly basis to ensure dissemination of the organizational progress and achievement
Proactively seeking new resources where EVA and its work should feature.

Relations with media
The person will
Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication channels with mass media representatives, news services, editors, etc.
Source and secure media opportunities for EVA to showcase its work during key commemoration days such as World AIDS Day, Children’s Day; International Women’s Day;
Prepare news releases and other public briefing notes in relation to key developments in EVA’s work
Social media Engagement
The communications officer will work with individual staff to increase EVA’s social media presence to ensure that it improves EVA’s brand presence and remain useful to its stakeholders. This will include:

 Developing creative content for posting on EVA facebook pages, twitter timeline and Instagram page
 Updating all social media outlet at least twice a day with routine information about EVA’s activities
 Responding to comments and request coming from social media postings
Coordinating the use of social media for reporting on the activities with other individual staff during special events
Board of Director Liaison
The person will be required to:
 Follow-up on board tasks/activities emanating from meetings by sending out reminders
 Develop board minutes for committee and general board meetings
 Keep board members updated on organizational progress and challenges by sending quarterly e-mail alerts.
Organizational Development and Integration
The Communications Officer will provide advice and other practical support for the furtherance of EVA core functions. This will involve:
 Supporting programs team in the development of progress reports to donors and other stakeholders;
 Supporting the Advocacy team in mobilizing individuals to participate in advocacy campaigns.
 Supporting the fundraising team in the development and execution of fundraising events and campaigns
 Supporting human resource development by building the capacity of individual staff in both oral and written communication.
 Providing editorial support to EVA staff in the preparation of case studies, research publications, and lessons learnt reports etc.

REQUIREMENTS
A BSC or HND in Mass Communication or Media Studies
At least 1 year experience in similar position
Highly organized and detail orientated.
Can work under intense pressure without losing focus.
Strong skills in time management and ability to meet tight deadlines
Self-motivated and can work with minimum supervision
Extensive writing ability
Excellent Oral communication skills
Can work with a team to deliver positive results
Strongly believes in and willing to uphold human rights values and positive youth development

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