Jobs at Sudan Democracy First Group

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
 
The Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) was launched in Sudan in April 2010 as an umbrella group to serve as a think tank and venue for indigenous research, analysis, advocacy, outreach and campaigning for a peaceful democratic transition in Sudan. The inception of SDFG was driven by the recognition of an urgent need to have a joint space for working on democracy in its intersection with peace, justice, human rights and development.
The organisation’s areas of focus include the defence and promotion of human rights, peace building, conflict transformation and empowering women, youth and other social forces for greater engagement in public debate. The organisation thus provides a convenient umbrella for collaborative professional work among independent civil society groups and opinion leaders from across Sudan and in the Diaspora on issues of joint concern.
Job Summary: 
The SDFG Communications Coordinator will be mainly responsible for delivering SDFG’s range of external web communications activities, including the development and management of SDFG’s website, social media accounts, publications, and engagement with relevant media actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer the development and implementation of SDFG’s communications plan, including offering creative communications strategies.
  • Take lead in the media and public awareness components of all SDFG projects.
  • Offer day-to-day management and maintenance of SDFG’s website, and social media accounts (Facebook, YouTube).
  • Act as focal contact for website and social media accounts, and delegate responses as needed.
  • Actively coordinate the production and distribution of SDFG’s web-based publications, including newsletters, policy briefs, blog posts, and other updates.
  • Take lead in editing and proofreading all publications for spelling, grammar, style, and consistency, and adherence to editorial guidelines.
  • Lead in the curating of SDFG’s collection of photos, videos, and other audio-visual materials in collaboration with other SDFG program staff.
  • Assess metrics for website, social media accounts, and publications; and provide regular reports.
  • Track and monitor Sudanese and international media content on Sudan.
  • Provide other technical support as needed, including capacity building for SDFG staff on media and communications.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, media and/or communications.
  • At least three years’ experience in communications, including writing and editing for the web.
  • Prior experience in media outreach.
  • Past exposure and experience producing for the web and a basic working knowledge of web 2.0 technologies such as WordPress and Mailchimp.
  • Prior experience of editing and producing publications.
  • Past experience working with social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Excellent Arabic and English communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including experience with web metrics.
  • High degree of organization, with excellent attention to detail, and initiative.
  • Strong contacts within Sudanese and international media.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of best practices in communication evaluation techniques is also considered advantageous
  • Journalism experience.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in journalism, media and/or communications will be an added advantage
How to apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a motivation letter and detailed CV to info@democracyfirstgroup.org. Please clearly indicate  SDFG/CC/KLA in the subject line of E-mail.
Deadline: 18th July 2014
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