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Media & Communications Assistant

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development is seeking Media & Communications Assistant
REPORT TO:  Senior Media & Communications Officer
WORKING HOURS /WEEK: 39.5

DESCRIPTION:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Media & Communications Officer, the Communication Assistant will be expected to be involved in a variety of communications projects, primarily focusing on social media, videos, web and publications production support.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the SFSD Communications Unit in the following tasks:

  • Update SFSD social media channels (Face book, Twitter, You Tube, etc..) on daily basis with relevant material, highlighting key events and achievements.

  • Generate posts that can identify and create conversations around issues related to SFSD mandate and engage followers in a dynamic, interactive and meaningful way in order to humanizing SFSD’S voice.

  • Monitor latest trends in social media and identify relevant and influential blogs/social media sites and connect with them when appropriate on behalf of SFSD.

  • Produce timely, accurate reports on social media outcomes to the senior management when requested.

  • Proof-reading transcripts of audio and video content, and adding these to SFSD videos on website and YouTube channels.

  • Assist with the preparation and production of communication materials, including brochures, newsletters, publications & other collateral material as needed.

  •  Manage photo work (selection, ordering, archiving and basic editing for use ) and manage photo library (on instagram).

  • Manage SFSD in- house and simple designs to produce visuals and info graphics for use in publications and online material.

  • Develop contracts with PR companies, designers, printers, and other external suppliers, and manage related financial work.

  • Assist in conducting of any campaigns and events the SFSD Communications Unit undertake.

  • Assist in producing emails for our digital marketing campaigns and maintaining the contact database to ensure that it actively and effectively targets key stakeholder groups.

  • Help increase the numbers of people who access the SFSD website by supporting the monitoring and evaluation of our digital activity, using Google analytics and other tools.

  • Assist in planning and researching new ways to raise the digital profile of SFSD.

  • Keep up-to-date electronic format of publications & photos archives according to themes and categories. Provide timely support to staff in accessing needed information from these archives.

  • Build and maintain effective internal communications across all offices.

  • Assist the Communications Unit with any other duties as may be assigned.

 
JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Academic degree in communications, arts or related field.

  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience in communications.

  • Experience in writing reports, newsletters and success stories.

  • Experience in managing and updating websites and social media pages.

  • Excellent Verbal and written skills in English and Arabic.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, editing websites, social media and photo/video editing apps.

  • Well organized, self-starter and able to work independently in an efficient and timely manner, but also collaboratively in a diverse team environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and tact.

  • Ability to travel to target areas / provinces/ districts.

 

To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to: vacancy@sawirisfoundation.org

with the subject line “ Media & Communications Assistant”.

Deadline for submission: Sunday, 4 February 2018