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Volunteer Director of Public Information



Posted over 30 days ago...

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.


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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 Director of Department of Public Information (DPI) is responsible for creating and implementing the IYF’s global communications strategy to ensure the work of the organization is responsibly, meaningfully and powerfully communicated to global audiences in multiple languages. He/she ensures DPI’s platforms, distribution tools and outreach capabilities are designed to have the strongest possible impact with the broadest possible audience.   Responsibilities  • Directs the IYF’s divisions of the Department of Public Information, which includes the Media & Communications Team, Language Services, and Global Marketing, and contribute to the overall management of the Department's activities and operations.  • Contributes to the formulation of the Department's overall strategies and policies by introducing innovative thinking, participating in various teams, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/SG.  • Provides leadership on the planning, development and execution of communications strategies across platforms and using a range of tools, as well as on organizational restructuring and change management initiatives.  • Builds relationships and fosters interactions with partners to promote understanding of the IYF’s priorities and issues through the integration of communications messages and campaigns between headquarters and member countries.  • Oversees all administrative matters and the management of activities undertaken by the Division, including the recruitment of staff for the Division taking due account of geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.  • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; fosters collaborative teamwork and internal communication among staff in the Division, across Divisions and organizational boundaries.

What are we looking for?

Experience and results preferred in public information, journalism, programme management role, training, knowledge management, development, communications, international relations, capacity building, sport, women empowerment, public administration, public affairs, political science, international relations, economic affairs, social science, business administration, law, development studies, 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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