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Volunteer Chief, Media & Advocacy



Posted over 30 days ago...

The IYF headquarters communications team 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 Fédération Internationale de la Jeunesse in English International Youth Federation (IYF), is an international non-profit youth organization network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. Under the guidance and the overall supervision of the Director, Public Information, The Chief leads the IYF headquarters communications team and is responsible for developing the IYF’s global communications strategy and related policies, providing strategic leadership and overall direction and guidance to build appropriate communications capacity within the IYF.   Responsibilities  (A) Develop and implement media and related external communications strategy:  • Proactively increases the positive visibility of IYF’s activities and results worldwide with the media and among key stakeholders, ensuring the development and implementation of a media outreach plan, key messages, and work plans to achieve communications goals;  • Advises HQ Bureaus and Country Teams across the globe on media outreach and other communications activities and mobilizes them to support key communications initiatives, especially in times/issues of high potential global visibility, including important public events, other newsworthy opportunities;   (B) Oversees media relations and news coverage:  • Leads the media and advocacy Team in all media outreach activities;  • Provides leadership and oversight in order to target journalists from in donor and Member Countries and to develop communications tools (press briefings, feature stories and op-eds) to implement the media outreach plan;    (C) Increases IYF’s visibility through new and innovative partnerships with media organizations, including new media:  • Through the fostering of new partnerships with media, private sector and other organizations, works to increase the visibility of the IYF activities and advocacy including through public information and profile and awareness-raising campaigns, public events;  • Provides ongoing strategic direction, advice and guidance in the organization of campaigns and advocacy activities and, working closely and collaboratively with the Manager, Online and Digital Communications and with the rest of the Online team, leverages social media and multimedia in all communications activities, including the production and dissemination of video and other digital and visual communications products;

What are we looking for?

Three-years of experience and results preferred in communications role, media, advocacy, development, 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 across member countries.


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