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Volunteer Senior Media Specialist



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. Under the supervision of the Chief, Media and Advocacy, the Senior Media Specialist work to strengthen IYF’s strategic messaging across all internal and external platforms including media, advocacy, and donor communications.   Responsibilities  (A) Implement and monitor the Global Communications Strategy:  • Under the guidance of the Chief, Media & Advocacy and in collaboration with the Regional Communications Advisers, implement a Global Communications Strategy (GCS) based on corporate communications goals and priorities;  • Monitor and measure the impact of the communication strategy and make adjustments accordingly;  • Support Regional Administrations in designing and implementing effective regional external communications strategies aligned to corporate priorities;  • Integrate issue-based advocacy into the communications strategy around key priority areas relevant to the region.   (B) Improve the organizational positioning and brand advancement:  • Position the IYF as a substantive thought leader within youth empowerment world and promote its mandate, mission and purpose via effective communication;  • Generate a pool of significant, transformational success stories from the regions to be used at the global level, with an emphasis on multimedia;  • Develop and maintain contacts with a variety of partners through targeted outreach and advocacy;  • In collaboration with the Regional Communications Advisers, increase coverage and understanding of the IYFs work in the region through strategic media and/or donor outreach using innovative communication tools and various types of media.   (C) Facilitate capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and quality control:  • Provide guidance, coaching and mentoring to HQ communications staff, especially in the design and implementation of communications strategies/activities;  • Provide or facilitate communications training to Regional Communications focal points and Communications Assistants based in Country Teams.

What are we looking for?

Five years of relevant experience and results preferred at national level preferred in communications 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 a better world” in various programs and opportunities throughout the IYF interventions and the community.


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