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Volunteer Regional Communications Adviser



Posted over 30 days ago...

Under the overall direction and guidance of IYF Regional Director, with a secondary reporting line to the Chair of Press Commission, the Regional Communications Adviser helps to develop, implement and manage a regional communications strategy.


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London, EC1A 2BN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Overview The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and nondenominational, aim to empower youth worldwide.   Responsibilities: (A) Develop regional communications strategies, based on Regional objectives and incorporating the goals of the corporate communications strategy, and working closely with international media in the region:

Develop and implement regional communications strategies based on the Regional Bureau objectives and in line with the corporate communications strategy. Monitor and measure the impact of the communication strategy and make adjustments accordingly.  Integrate issue-based advocacy into the communications strategy around key priority areas in the region’s country teams. 

(B) Lead media outreach in the region, working closely with international and regional media:

Ensure the promotion and increased understanding of IYF’s work in the region with special attention on results and impacts achieved through development and maintenance of international media contacts and using new types of media and communication tools as appropriate. Build strong personal relationships with core journalists in the region to establish trustful and reliable connections with key news organizations. Explore and utilize innovative and emerging communication tools and new media in support of the communications strategy.

(C) Facilitate capacity building and knowledge sharing, including mentoring and training communications staff in the country offices of the region:

Liaising with country teams to communicate success stories and results, offering mentoring and advice when needed. Play a key role in coaching and mentoring of Country Teams Communications assistants, especially in the design and implementation of communications strategies and work plans. Organize and facilitate training workshops on capacity building in communications.

(D) Support IYF’s positioning and business development in the region:

Position the IYF as a substantive thought leader within the youth world and promote its mandate, mission, and purpose via effective communication. Create, promote and maintain regional public campaigns that position IYF and influence the youth agenda based on current activities and new initiatives.

What are we looking for?

Skills Required For Position

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:  Relevant experience at the regional/international level in one or more of the following areas: public relations, communications, journalism, media youth-related advocacy, is required.

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 across member countries.


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