New job Communications Officer in Madhya Pradesh

Communications Officer

Company : Educate Girls
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Madhya Pradesh

Full Description

Designation Communications Officer

Location Regional Office

Employment type Renewable fixed term contract

Report to Regional Manager, General Manager Communications

Functional reportees -

Employment level Junior


Organization Background
Established in 2007, Educate Girls (a project of 'Foundation to Educate Girls Globally') is holistically tackling issues
at the root cause of gender inequality in India's education system that has helped to ensure over 90% enrolment
and higher attendance as well as improved school infrastructure, quality of education and learning outcomes for
all girls.
Our comprehensive model helps communities assess their school situation, initiate action plans and empowers
them to sustain positive results at the lowest cost. Educate Girls believes that if girls in the most backward gender
gap districts are educated now, they will have the potential to enter the formal economy, gain employment and lift
their families out of poverty. By leveraging the government's existing investment in schools, Educate Girls delivers
measurable results to a large number of beneficiaries and avoids duplication or parallel delivery of services.
Because of the sustainability and scalability of the model, Educate Girls has grown from a 500-school pilot project
in the Pali district of Rajasthan to now serving thousands of schools, reaching millions of children in some of India's
most remote areas. The non-governmental organization has a management and outreach office in Mumbai and
operations in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and is committed to launching interventions in multiple new
geographies across India over the coming years.

For further details about organisation please visit www.educategirls.ngo

Our Values

Gender Equality Being able to treat people equally irrespective of gender

Integrity Possess the ability to “know and do” what is right

Excellence Being outstanding or extremely good, striving to lead by performance excellence

Collaboration
Working effectively and inclusively with a range of people both within and outside of the
organization

Empathy
Being able to understand and share the feelings of another and use that understanding
to guide our actions


Our Competencies

Strategic Thinking – Think big yet
act focused

Taking Ownership – Feel
responsible & accountable

Analytical Thinking – Stay true to
your data

Developing Talent – Growing and taking people
together

Ensuring Alignment – Think differently but work
together




Job Profile

Overview of the role:

The Communications Officer role includes - promoting the mission and services of Educate Girls with an emphasis
on enhancing understanding of the organization’s work; driving organizational and communications objectives at
regional level; co-ordinating with teams to create, collate and deliver textual, audio and visual content; ensuring


consistency in all communications; building external and internal stakeholder trust and advocacy; building regional
media relationships.

Areas of Responsibility:

Brand Alignment:
• Manage Educate Girls’ brand image and positioning to strengthen relationship with all key

stakeholders at regional level
  • Maintain consistency in branding and messaging across all communications.
  • Keep all brand violations under check
  • Induct new recruits into the brand and brand guidelines


Creation and Delivery of Content:

  • Co-ordinate with teams to collect and create success stories for periodic reports
  • Co-ordinate with teams and stakeholders to collect / create quotes, testimonials, pictures etc. for
bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Ensure timely print and dissemination of newsletter
  • Proof-read all communications collaterals
  • Draft slogans and text for banners /invites as required
  • Draft speeches and official letters as required


Social Media Communications:

  • Engage with all volunteers and staff in the official social media pages.
  • Use the platforms for employee and volunteer motivation and to create awareness about girls’
education.
  • Conceptualize and create posts for the page: minimum 3 posts / week.


Support Regional Events:

  • Create content and provide communications support to regional events
  • Attend relevant regional events to impart knowledge about the brand and brand guidelines
  • Attend relevant regional events and communicate with stakeholders in order to churn out
content for newsletter and social media pages.
  • Facilitate Team Balika (volunteer) Recruitment drive
  • Manage cultural performance, branding and anchoring during Foundation Day celebrations


Facilitate Field Visits and Representation:

  • Facilitate media visits
  • Facilitate donor/partner visits
  • Facilitate photography/videography projects
  • Represent Educate Girls at various events when required


Admin:

  • Keep a track of the communications budget
  • Take charge of translations of material in local language
  • Keep an inventory checklist

Preferred Education Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in arts, journalism, media studies)

Preferred Work Experience:


  • At least 4 years of experience in communication or related field in a company, NGO or government
agency.
  • Experience in PR / media management

Preferred Skill Set:

  • Excellent Hindi writing skills
  • Background in mass communications
  • Ability to develop compelling stories with superior written, oral and visual communications skills.
  • Ability to write and present clearly and persuasively in Hindi and English. Proficiency in local dialect
preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of graphic designing softwares like CorelDraw and
Photoshop will be an advantage.
  • Understanding of computer, internet and social media is imperative
  • An interest in photography, videography and design
  • Willingness to travel frequently (to rural regions)
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional maturity and ability to work effectively across levels, functions and regions


"Educate Girls is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply for this position."


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