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External Communications Manager (Remote)

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African Development Choices

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African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

ADC’s purpose is to enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and safe sanitation and improve lives in Africa.

At ADC we encourage a working culture of seeking and giving input, showing and taking initiative, and commitment to the organisation and its purpose.


Main purpose of job:

You will be responsible for telling ADC's story to the world. This key communications role will increase our national and international profile by significantly increasing our media impact across a range of channels including written, video, radio, and digital media.


Department and/or Division:
Marketing & Communications

Position reports to: PR & Communications Manager

Position is responsible for: N/A



Main Duties and Objectives:

  • Raise public awareness about our mission and our pilot project
  • Acquire new supporters through our media reach and coverage
  • Ensure our communications will reach maximum people with key messages which will enhance the supporter journey, drive donations and garner support for the cause
  • Maximise the social capital available to ADC
  • Pro-actively developing media opportunities, producing compelling and newsworthy articles, and producing media and digital content
  • Disseminate advocacy and consciousness-raising about ADC’s work to the general public through using media stories, images and video
  • Generate and maintain external press and multimedia relationships
  • Day to day media liaison and handling of external communications
  • Monitoring and analysis of the effectiveness of public opinion through the evaluation of our external communication activities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, especially in Fundraising, Programs and Marketing
  • Develop the campaigning element of our communications, including coordinating public appearances and developing media
  • Be prepared to act as spokesperson as required
  • Identifying and raising any communication risks with the PR & Communications Manager
  • Undertake any other activities that are necessary to achieve the overall purposes of ADC

Requirements:

Essential

  1. A natural storyteller and great copywriter in English
  2. Excellent understanding of the global media landscape and how to make the most out of a story
  3. Brilliant communication skills and the ability to translate ideas into PR tactics
  4. Ready to roll up your sleeves with a tenacious approach to getting our story told
  5. Experience with influential industry events and managing speaking opportunities

Desirable

  1. An existing network of media and press contacts is also highly valued

What ADC offers you:

This is a volunteer, remote and unpaid position with the following benefits:

  • Professional learning and career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build on your work experience within your profession
  • An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts of the world that is changing lives in Africa
  • An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise
  • We provide work reference


This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

Here at African Development Choices, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our teams are made up of people from all over the world and we welcome all applications. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, and you require any reasonable adjustments for your application with us, please let us know by contacting recruitment@africandevelopmentchoices.org.

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About African Development Choices

Location:

Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, GB

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

Description

African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty in Africa by empowering local communities and their leaders to make more informed choices in the management of public resources so that they can independently meet their own needs for essential services. Improving public resources management is key to establishing a sustainable society. And increasing access to essential services, such as clean water and sanitation, is key to fighting poverty because lack of access to essential services is a root cause of poverty.

We achieve this using our unique approach to reduce poverty as follows:

  1. Set better precedent
  2. Raise expectations
  3. Increase public participation
  4. Improve management of public resources
  5. Increase access to essential services

By delivering access to essential services through our donor-funded community projects, we set better precedents in the management of public resources and the delivery of essential services. Then we raise expectations through education and support and mobilise communities to play an active and informed role in the management of public resources so that they can enact change for themselves. We achieve this by sharing information from our projects that provides a new perspective. It’s not the information that empowers communities to participate; it’s raised expectations from a new perspective.

Community
International
Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Technical Writing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 7-10 hours per week

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