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Volunteer Spokesperson for Secretary-General



Posted over 30 days ago...

The IYF Media & Advocacy Unit (MAU) works to attract positive attention for the IYF, strengthening recognition of our work and raising the profile of the organization.


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London, EC1A 2BN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Overview The IYF Department of Public Information (DPI) is responsible for developing and implementing the IYF Global Communications Strategy, strengthening support for the IYF by promoting key messages and strategies on priority youth issues, implementing global campaigns and coordinating communications and public information activities between headquarters, regional administrations and member counties.  The IYF Media & Advocacy Unit (MAU) works to attract positive attention for the IYF, strengthening recognition of our work and raising the profile of the organization. Strong media outreach, public events, and other multimedia advocacy tools are an important element of that work.  The Office of 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 enquiries, 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  • Prepare and lead IYF press conferences and oversee the production and distribution of verbatim transcripts, press releases, and other outreach materials.  • Makes official statements on behalf of the IYF and provides information as required.  • Provides on record and background press briefings and interviews and issues press releases.  • 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 HQ Media & Advocacy 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. 

What are we looking for?

A minimum of three years of experience and results preferred in communication role, development, communications, blogging, youth issues, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.

What difference will you make?

To voluntarily represent, positively promote, and uphold the mission of “Empowering youth for better world” in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions and the community.


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