Educate A Child (hereafter EAC ) is a global program of EAA (Education Above All) with an aim to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education by providing learning opportunities.
EAC works with partner organizations towards its mission to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing out of school children, facing extreme poverty, cultural barriers, and belonging to conflict-affected environments, an opportunity for a full course of quality primary education.
Engagement sub-department strives to execute engagement strategy by formulating external and internal communication plans and maintaining effective relationship with external partners as well as internal stakeholders.
Responsible for the gathering and development of quality communication content for media purposes on behalf of EAC in collaboration with all internal EAC / EAA department as well as external stakeholder / partners.
Also, responsible for supporting the increase and enhancement of EAC’s content for communication purposes. Ensuring the realization of accurate, engaging, and timely products that communicate EAC’s brand, accomplishments, and values to internal and external stakeholders via various means.
Media and Communications
Creates a content plan for the year ahead
Supports the department lead in iaising with with communications agency on required content
Under the direction of the departmental lead, liaises with partners to secure relevant, high quality content
Develops communication content for the programme in such a way that messaging is apparent and delivered in an engaging way
Works in conjuction with Education, web and communications specialist to develop high quality, original content
Actively seeks opportunities for media engagement and pitches the same directly to media
Supports the preparation of team members for media interactions or other events
Supports the planning of media trips and liaising with partners on the same.
Internal EAC / EAA Communications Support
Collaborate EAC departments to provide timely and accurate EAC relevant information, which includes but not limited to project data, stories, images, video etc.
Create relevant communication products and / or provide guidance when necessary on communication products submitted by Internal EAA / EAC departments.
Proofread, review content, designs, and printing formats to ensure accuracy and quality of all communication publications.
Work with, assist and provide guidance to other EAA departments when necessary regarding social media, EAC’s web presence and fund-raising initiatives.
Supports the one team initiative and related tasks, develops and shares relevant information in a timely manner with the relevant stakeholders.
Request relevant communications from partners that will benefit EAC / EAA’s brand and message.
Review and edit partner communication submissions and content to ensure accuracy and alignment of messaging with EAA / EAC objectives and standards.
Offer guidance, feedback and support to partners to increase the quality of communications content received.
Assist the Engagement Manager in executing and managing key events that would increase EAC / EAA’s brand awareness.
Keep abreast of international affairs, educational developments and events in countries where EAC partners operate in, leading to increased EAA / EAA brand awareness.
Carry out any additional tasks, projects or responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor, reporting manager or EAA executive management from time to time
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Business, Education, or related field. Masters degree in relevant field preferred.
Typically requires 5-8 years of writing, editing, and publications experience. Experience in primary Education in several countries in the developing world.
Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
Excellent command of English language written and verbal
Fluency in French or Arabic preferred
Experience in content creation for communications purposes, to a variety of audience
Experience in managing teams and cross-functional working relationships
Well rounded business / organizational management skills
Knowledge of communications, branding and related products
Highly developed organizational skills
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Ability to bring relevant team members together and form working groups to ensure successful outcomes towards organizational objectives
Strong ability to work under pressure and respond to urgent deadlines in an enabling manner
Problem solver with initiative in solutions development
Strong computer skills across all main MS programs
Typical Physical Demands :
Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used :
Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
Travel Requirements :
Travel will be required
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
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