Content Creator, Social Media (Internship)
OKOA PROJECT INC
In many rural communities, medical facilities are too far or too difficult to reach. This distance prevents pregnant women and patients from receiving the care they need and contributes to high maternal mortality rates. Pregnant women choose to give birth at home rather than risk walking in pain or riding on a motorcycle only to give birth on the side of the road.
The Okoa Project is a nonprofit dedicated to developing innovative solutions to increase access to healthcare in these communities. We started as a group of MIT engineers who were working in collaboration with Tanzanian innovation centers and community leaders to achieve this goal. Over the last four years, we developed two different styles of motorcycle ambulances, each co-designed by the Ghanaian and Tanzanian communities we partner with. We partner with engineers on the ground to manufacture our motorcycle ambulances so that they are made and can be repaired locally.
The Okoa Project is currently searching for an experienced content creator to join our team. Digital media is incredibly crucial to nonprofits now more than ever ; when we cannot meet our donors face to face, digital media is how we communicate with our donors to tell them about our programming suc cesses, ask for donations, and thank them for their contributions. We have several important online campaigns coming up over the next 6 months, including Giving Tuesday and the release of our new brand. We are looking for a candidate with strong writing skills who can help shape the online voice of Okoa and someone who brings their own ideas to the table.
Job duties and responsibilities:
- Writing copy for Okoa’s social media channels
- Selecting photos to use on Okoa’s social media channels
- Scheduling all content in HopperHQ
- Developing digital campaign ideas to help the Development Department achieve fundraising goals
- Attendance at weekly social media meetings
K eep in mind that this job description is an approximation of what the new hire will be doing. The Okoa Project is still in its startup phase, meaning that our team is small and it’s necessary for everyone to take on projects or tasks that might be outside of their direct job description or outside of their existing knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitude (KSAAs):
- BA (completed or in progress) in communications, marketing, PR, media sciences, or related fields
- Excellent writing skills, strong grammar and spelling, attention to written detail
- Proficiency in using social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn
- Flexibility and adaptability in both work schedule and content of work
- Collaborative spirit and ability to work well with a small, diverse team
- Strong ability to work independently
- Time management, planning, and organizational skills
- An attitude to try - we’re a startup, and as such everyone does a bit of everything. You need an "all hands on deck" mentality and a willingness to try something outside of your existing KSAAs
- Previous work or volunteer experience in a content creation role
- Experience with graphic design
- Experience in event planning
- Experience living or working internationally
About OKOA PROJECT INC
2 Oliver Street, BOSTON, MA 02109, US
To increase access to healthcare in vulnerable, rural areas.
Rural villages in Tanzania and other developing countries are often miles from medical care facilities. Due to cost and road conditions, locals often do not own vehicles equipped to transport a person with a medical emergency for long distances. We are filling this gap. Our solution is a motorcycle ambulance with a dynamic attachment mechanism to fit onto any motorcycle in the area. This turns any motorcycle vehicle into a life-saving patient transport device. Our ambulance is made of locally sourced, affordable materials to transport one driver, one patient, and one additional person to the nearest hospital. With the addition of our product to the villages in Tanzania, we hope to be able to reduce fatalities and improve quality of life, using a realistic, affordable, and versatile patient transport device.