The purpose of hiring the Social Media Intern (SMI) is in two-fold (i) to create a strong online presence for FARA by managing its social media pages particularly Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Keek; (ii) to create visibility of FARA amongst stakeholders in African agriculture particularly women and youth, global leaders, policy makers, development partners, non-partners in the area of agricultural research and development using web 2.0 tools and; (ii) to engage the global youth, stimulate discussions, share knowledge and information on African ARD using web 2.0 tools.
The successful candidate shall report to the Communication and Public Awareness Officer through the Senior ICT Assistant and shall perform among others the following duties and responsibilities:
- Manage the day to day activity on FARA’s social media sites
- Raise the visibility of FARA by posting strategic topics that will stimulate discussions and achieve feedbacks
- Harness existing communication materials i.e. photos, videos, blog posts or articles about FARA’s work that can be posted on the social media sites
- Identify and recommend new social media tools for consideration
- Contribute to live coverage of FARA events through, upload of videos, audios, pictures, tweets and discussion topic
- Any other duties as will be assigned
- Minimum of a BSc in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, Agricultural Science, Rural Development or any related social science and development fields.
- Understanding of issues relating to African agriculture, food security and agricultural productivity on the continent
- Strong, knowledge of the social media terrain, use of social media tools and online reporting
- Strong online presence and followership on any of the popular social media networks eg Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram etc
- Experience in blogging will be an added advantage
- Experience in video reporting is an added advantage
- Familiarity with FARA’s role in African agricultural research and development
- Fluent in English oral and written communication skills in English is important
- Ability to speak other UN languages (French, Spanish, Arab, and Chinese) will be an added advantage but is not compulsory.
- The Ideal SMI is a young African between the ages of 20 and 30.
This is an internship position with allowance
Please send (via e-mail) comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with the names, addresses, email/Skype addresses, telephone and fax numbers of three referees to:
Prof Monty P. Jones
PMB CT 173
Fax: +233 0302 773676
Applications will be accepted up to Monday, April 1, 2013.
FARA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages application from women. Please quote the vacancy reference code above in your application to this job. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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