Job Vacancy No.6

Description:  Communications Assistant (1 Position)

Job Title: Internship: Part time Communications AssistantQualified persons with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply

Organization profile and background: AIFO- Liberia

The “Association Friends of Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation who has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO-Liberia envisions to offer opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities, women /children and members from vulnerable and marginalized communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO-Liberia focusses on healthcare, and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and creating large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

Disability and Start-up Project

In May 2018 started the project “Disability and Start up. Civil society as protagonist of inclusive development in Liberia” or DASU for short funded by AICS (the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation). The project aims at reinforcing the role of Organisations of People with Disabilities (DPOs) in the socio-economic development processes and in the fulfilment of their rights in Monrovia and in three counties of Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh, in Liberia. It is implemented in partnership with the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) and the National Union of Organisations of the Disabled, NUOD and two Italian partners, DISEI and RIDS.

Location: Based in Monrovia. There may be  some travels to project sites in Bong, Nimba and Gedeh counties in Liberia .

Length of the role: Part time. 12 months, renewable until April 2021, with a probation period of three months

About the role: The Communications Assistant will support the communications officer in developing and rolling out various communication contents and activities for AIFO- Liberia. He/she will work closely with the Communications Officer in implementing the communications strategies for all AIFO Liberia projects. 

Reports to: Communications Officer

Main Responsibilities:

The Assistant Communications Officer will support the Communications Officer in performing the following roles:
• Write success stories of AIFO-Liberia projects for sharing with external audiences and communication departments at AIFO HQ in Bologna, Italy

• Support in the development of high-quality contents for AIFO-Liberia rojects social media pages (Facebook, website, YouTube) in line with AIFO Liberia communications strategy
• Support in the development of factsheets for projects
• Capture high quality images (photos and videos) of AIFO Liberia projects
• Draft press releases/articles for publication in local newspapers
• Support in the organization of launch events for new projects/activities
• Provide technical support to DASU radio program
• Assist in writing minutes of weekly management and senior management team meetings
• Keep AIFO website up to date
• Provide monthly data from Facebook and website viewers
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Experience:

  • Familiarity of national and county-level media
  • Good photography and graphic design skills
  • Experience in recording and producing quality videos 

Education:

High School Education and a Crash Course Certificate in communications or related fields: Journalism, Sociology, English, Humanity, etc.  Bachelor’s Degree in Communications is an added advantage

Languages: Excellent command of spoken and written standard and Liberian English

Computer skills:

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel)
  • Experience in using social media and internet
  • Experience in photography
  • Good working knowledge of modern office equipment (printers, scanners, camera etc.) Knowledge in using graphics design software such as Corel Draw is an added advantage

Personal Skills:

  • Proactive, creative and collaborative team member
  • Intercultural competence
  • Gender and disability sensitive
  • Willing to learn and share knowledge 
  • Professional and commitment to project demands 

Applications for this position should be sent to:

Please send soft copies of a motivation letter and CV and any additional documents including past publications (videos / photos/ stories) to the following: Subject:  Internship : Communications Assistant Email: aifoliberia@gmail.com

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