Madagascar: Communications Assistant

By Ny Tanintsika Organization: Ny Tanintsika
Country: Madagascar
Closing date: 01 Dec 2018

Context and purpose

Feedback Madagascar (FBM) has been working since 1995, and in partnership with the local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Ny Tanintsika (NT) since 2002, to reduce poverty and promote sustainable natural resource management in Madagascar. FBM/NT have developed a strategic plan for the 5-year period from 2018 to 2022, setting out objectives, expected results and key indicators. FBM/NT want to improve communication as part of its overall fundraising plan. For this reason, FBM/NT is looking for a volunteer to assist with communications and building capacity within its Madagascar team.

Placement location: Fianarantsoa Office, Madagascar with periods in the Antananarivo office (working alongside the Communications Officer there)

Tasks

  • Capacity-building of the Madagascar team to improve communications (between the project officers and the existing communication team which comprises a Communications Assistant and a Communications Officer), to ensure the full application of FBM/NT’s Communication Manual.

  • Support to the continual updating and improvement of the FBM and NT websites and social media.

  • Teaching English to the Malagasy team of FBM/NT.

  • Support to the development of project proposals and partnership development .

Required skills

  • Excellent written skills in English.

  • Experience in communications (particularly in the development and conservation fields) and website development would be an advantage.

  • Capacity in French (particularly understanding written French).

  • Independence, punctuality, organisation and attention to detail.

Minimum length of stay: 6 months

Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position. Furnished accommodation is available near to the Fianarantsoa office at a cost of 200,000 Ariary/month including electricity & water bills. Assistance can be provided regarding organising visas and travel.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to Steve.Miskulin@nytanintsika.org, successful applicants will be invited to an interview via Skype

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