Journalistiek voor een eerlijke en duurzame wereld

AFEW International is looking for Communications Officer for 32 hours per week.

Send your letter of motivation and CV to anke_van_dam@AFEW.nl before 26 April 2019.

Starting date: 1 June 2019.

For more information about AFEW please visit our website:  www.AFEW.org

Detailed job description: 

I           Terms of Reference:

Place within the Organisation:

  • Directly report to the Executive Director

Job Location:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
II         Overall Job Objective:

To independently carry out a defined set of tasks and activities, related to AFEW International and AFEW Network external and internal communication, marketing and PR.

III        Responsibilities and Tasks:

Related to External Communication:

  • To draft articles, press releases, fact sheets and info materials (in close consultation with project managers in AFEW Network).
  • To produce articles (news, stories, reportages etc.) for AFEW International’s website and websites of AFEW Network’s partners.
  • To edit texts in English and Russian for the website and monthly newsletter; to come up with the new ideas for the content.
  • To organise and supervise work of translators and designers.
  • To produce monthly newsletter.
  • To manage AFEW International’s website (e.g. update news and projects pages, add widgets) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Telegram).
  • To ensure AFEW Network’s visibility in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • To foster and maintain communication, exchange of information with AFEW Network’s partners to ensure AFEW Network’s visibility.
  • To organise and supervise communication around external events like World AIDS Day activities, International AIDS Conference, Dutch HIV, STI and Sex conference etc.
  • To develop and maintain general PR tools:
  • To supervise and manage activities related to contacts database maintenance;
  • To develop and maintain an effective periodic mailing list system for external stakeholders and Network staff.
  • To develop general AFEW International communication materials:
  • Annual report and financial statement (in cooperation with financial manager and Executive director).
  • Posters, cards, business-cards, flyers, brochures etc.
  • Hand-outs for conferences.
  • External and internal newsletters.
  • PowerPoint presentations.

Related to Internal Communication:

  • To foster and maintain communication between AFEW International and AFEW Network members in the regions.
  • To improve news / info flow in / between the AFEW International employees and the AFEW Network
  • Edit and produce texts in English and in Russian.
  • To organise and supervise work of AFEW Network communications officers.
  • Make the quarterly internal newsletter.
  • To send out birthday and other occasion messages.
IV        Contacts/Key Relationships:
  • National and international NGOs.
  • Existing and potential donors.
  • Partner organisations and AFEW Network
  • Individuals interested in AFEW Network.
V         Requirements:                                  

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proficient written and spoken English and Russian.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work in WordPress, knowledge of basic HTML is an advantage.
  • University or Higher Vocational Training.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in journalism or PR/marketing/communication.
  • Work experience in similar positions, preferably related to media, advertising or public relations; knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues is an advantage.
  • Very good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet; knowledge of Photoshop and any design software is an advantage.

Personal Skills / Additional Information:

  • Strong communication, networking, presentation and organisational skills.
  • Accurate, reliable and flexible.
  • The ability to work independently, act pro-actively and decisively.
  • Highly professional.
VI       How to apply:

To apply to this position please send your CV and motivation letter to Anke van Dam anke_van_dam@AFEW.nl by 26 April 2019.

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