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Volunteer IYF Spokesperson for the Secretary-General



Posted over 30 days ago...

The Spokesperson representing IYF management and the larger organization on the record vis-a-vis the media.  She/he also serves as a communications adviser to the organization on emerging issues.


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London, EC1A 2BN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The IYF Spokesperson for the Secretary-General provides information to the media on the activities of the IYF as a whole through daily briefings, direct responses to media inquiries, press conferences, background briefings and interviews with other senior officials. The Office provides advice on media relations to the Secretary-General, the Assistant Secretary-General and senior HQ/Regional officials. The Office also keeps the Secretary-General regularly informed of major breaking news stories around the world.   Responsibilities:

Serves as a key point of contact between the IYF and the international media, providing on-the-record interviews and/or background information as necessary, and otherwise representing and speaking for the organization. In close collaboration with the Press Operations team, develops and maintains strong relationships with leading journalists and key media organizations, including print, television, new media, etc. Responsible for in-depth coverage of specific regions and thematic youth-related topics as they relate to the IYF’s areas of work. Responsible for the monitoring of the media for coverage of the IYF and other relevant news, identifies trends, and provides advice to the IYF leadership in this regard. Anticipate questions and drafts corresponding answers in preparation for any possible press encounters by the Secretary-General.

What are we looking for?


Highly interest in youth empowerment, youth issues. Relevant experience in media/press or communication is required.

  Skills Required For Position

Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills. High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, members, volunteers and other supporters. Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to assess and evaluate situations quickly, accurately and effectively.

  Experience Three-years of relevant experience and results preferred at national level preferred in communication role, development, communications, blogging, youth issues, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.   Language Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.

What difference will you make?

The Spokesperson will be the official youth voice. Provides direct responses to media inquiries, press conferences, background briefings and interviews, and sending engagement and interactive messages to the global youth community.


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