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The Communications Coordinator will be in charge of managing LAFF’s communications strategy, which is guided by three main objectives: fundraising, recruitment, and raising awareness. This consists of producing and disseminating information through our website, blog, newsletters and social media accounts.
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:
Manage all of LAFF's communications
Produce and disseminate high quality electronic communications regarding LAFF's activities
Provide semi-monthly reports on social media performance
Collaborate with LAFF's Fundraising Coordinator to build relationships with donors, identify new funding opportunities and launch effective online campaigns
Proofread and provide quality control for all print and electronic publications
Maximise and update LAFF's communications strategy
Maintain and strengthen LAFF's online presence
Write and publish articles to raise awareness of thematic issues central to the aims of LAFF
Support the marketing efforts of our partners' social enterprises
Ensure that communication practices reflect LAFF's priorities, mission and vision
Network and strengthen social media strategy to link LAFF with other stakeholders and organisations (including NGOs, donors, companies, universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives.
Undergraduate Degree in a related field (Communications, Languages, International Relations) or experience working in a communications role
Volunteering and/or work experience in Communications, PR, Journalism, Education or International Development highly desirable
Intermediate or Advanced Spanish language skills
Experience with or good knowledge of social media usage
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Interest in acquiring communications and International Development experience
Highly organised, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with the ability to multitask
Good knowledge of MS Office
We are looking for motivated self-starters who are able to work independently as well as being good team players. A non-judgemental approach and commitment to learning is essential, as well as a positive outlook and preparedness for the realities of volunteering in a Latin American country.
In order to apply for this fantastic opportunity, please download an application form from our website and submit it, together with your CV, to our email address. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.
Note: Volunteers are expected to cover all their own costs - including flights, visas, insurance and living expenses. Applications not compliant with the instructions above will not be accepted. All successful volunteer applicants from the UK must undergo a police check and/or provide two personal references prior to acceptance. LAFF will hold interviews with suitable applicants. Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact successful applicants.