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Job id : 104341
Content and Communications Officer
VOICE 4 Girls
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana
Posted on Apply by: 17 Oct 2018
Relevant Sectors Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
The world today is unsafe for girls and women. Urban/ rural, educated/ uneducated, rich/poor, abled/ differently abled…the list can go on and we will still not find any group where women safe or know of their rights or can negotiate for their future. However, change is happening and women are making their mark in many domains. All they need is an equalizer; freedom to dream, an opportunity to go to school and have decision-making power. Organsiations like VOICE 4 Girls is doing just that. Through innovative girl and women empowerment programs, we are tilting the axis of power to the hands of girls and women…even if it is just a little. We can do with a little bit of help and support.

Are you passionate about girls’ rights? Do you have it in you to travel to the remote corners of India to reach out to thousands of girls and women? Do you belive that you can change someone’s life? Are you ready to take on the huge responsibility of a changemaker? If so, get in touch with us?

Position: Content and Communications Officer

Type: Full time

Company: VOICE 4 Girls

Number of positions: 2

Location: Based in Hyderabad

Reports to: Executive Director

Founded in 2011, VOICE 4 Girls is a start-up social enterprise whose mission is to enable marginalized adolescent girls in India to take charge of their futures by imparting critical knowledge, spoken English, and life skills through activity based camps. Currently operating in India, we carry out our mission through out-of-school camps. The program provides girls in India with the practical tools and knowledge needed to overcome the adversity they face. Through VOICE’s unique English immersion curriculum, participants are exposed to topics such as body awareness, community safety, and career opportunities. Activity-based learning and open discussion provide a forum where girls can find their own voices and develop the confidence needed to succeed. VOICE aims to reach thousands of girls across the developing world and inspire the next generation of women to take their futures into their own hands.

Position Description

The Content and Communications Officer will develop educational materials for VOICE 4 Girls’ core programming initiatives and other associated tasks. The key roles and tasks are given below:

Content

• Research, outline, and write regionally relevant modules that impart critical knowledge, life skills and leadership life-skills to adolescent girls, while directing the facilitators on how to manage the classroom, facilitate the activities and run camp.
• Create activity-based curriculum that can be implemented with minimal resources.
• Develop English content in the areas of grammar, vocabulary and spoken English.
• Develop manuals and training sessions for VOICE facilitators. Think of innovative ways to engage and educate the trainers (technology, peer to peer learning etc)

• Analyse feedback from stakeholder focus groups as well as written reports. Assess feedback from previous camp years and make recommendations for revision as well as map new content for additional chapters.
• Evaluate existing VOICE programming and making recommendations for improvement and development. Research best practices for gender programming and education.
• Monitor the program during implementation and evaluate it and revise as needed.
• Co-ordinate with other VOICE teams and service providers (graphic designers, copyeditors and illustrators) to ensure timely delivery of books and manuals.
• Co-ordinate with translators to make sure that content is translated as and when required.
• Develop IEC materials such as flipbooks and charts
• Train counsellors and field co-ordinators on VOICE modules as and when required.

Communications

• Implements the communication strategy and annual plan
• Follows up with the broader VOICE team members and partners with regards to reaching out to stakeholders, sending updates, news, monthly newsletter, reports, pictures, news items, etc
• Manages the design and delivery of the camp newsletters, the external newsletters, press releases, annual reports, and impact assessment reports
• Develops and updates communication materials including presentation, brief, posters, exhibition updates, press kits, etc.
• Builds relationships with the media, sends out press releases, and pitches articles to the press
• Leads the documentation of internal processes and progress reports
• Takes responsibility for updating and maintaining the VOICE website
• Maintains database of the donors, partnership contacts, and media mentions and contacts, list of events, meetings and conferences that the VOICE team might attend
• Attends conventions, seminars, workshops, and meetings to present VOICE as and when required and takes the lead in organizing VOICE events.
• Showcase’s VOICE events achievements and progress – Collect and Collate feedback from partners, campers, teachers, and parents to create a database of stories and quotes.
• Follows the developments in the sector, update the VOICE team and encourage and support them in responding to issues and trends and be active participants in relevant discussions and debates
• Manages VOICE’s social media accounts to support fundraising, operations, and other teams
• Records the impact of communications efforts
• Edits, updates, and proofreads VOICE content, workbooks, manuals and updates them, when required.

Requirements for candidates:

• Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in marketing, communications, advertising, campaigns, online media consulting, or social management media role.
• Previous experience with community based projects and experience with social sector/volunteering preferred
• Ability and willingness to travel to rural schools/locations.
• Strong English writing and communication skills
• Outstanding organizational skills and work ethic
• Strong MS Word skills
• Background in teaching or education is preferable
• Knowledge of spoken Telugu will be an advantage

Desired criteria for candidates

• Ability to think independently and be proactive without constant supervision
• Passion for gender development and empowering adolescent girls
• Knowledge of issues pertaining to the development and education of girls
• Experience in the field of education and teaching
• Past experience in content development

Why should you join us?

• The chance to work with an innovative, impact-driven organization that is rapidly expanding
• The opportunity for independent, creative, challenging, and rewarding work!
• To gain valuable experience and skills in curriculum development and project management for an enterprising non-profit

How to apply?

Please email resume/CV, a cover letter outlining your related skills as well as your interest in this organization/role, a writing sample to hr@voice4girls.org

Please make sure that your cover letter includes answers to the following questions:

1. Have you previously designed or taught educational curriculum?

If yes, describe one of the projects you worked on and teaching materials that you created?

If no, why would you like to develop curriculum and why do you think you are a good fit for this position?

2. What does ‘Empowerment’ mean to you? What is your vision of a world where woman and girls are empowered?

3. In what kind of environment do you think students learn best? Describe an ideal classroom.

Job Email id: hr(at)voice4girls.org
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Posted on Apply by: 17 Oct 2018



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