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Communications Assistant

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About Integrity Watch Afghanistan

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.

The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.

Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 90 staff members and 381 Local Monitors. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Parwan, Baghlan, and Kunduz, Paktia.

Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for integrity of justice sector, access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

Job Summary

The communication assistant is responsible to produce multimedia, a monthly newsletter, and a quarterly magazine to increase public and stakeholders’ awareness of Integrity Watch work. In addition, the assistant will coordinate press conferences, maintain media relations, and update Integrity Watch websites and social media platforms.

Job Details

Date Posted: 15 May 2018 Reference: 030/18
Closing Date: 25 May 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Communication Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Communications and Public Outreach
- Write and produce brochures and multimedia presentations that serve a wide range of audience including Afghan media, government, and citizens.
- Create and produce small multimedia productions to increase people’s awareness on the work of IWA
- Produce a quarterly magazine in Pashto and Dari and a monthly newsletter.
- Assure quality of translation of IWA’s communication products into Dari and/or Pashto
- Collaborate with other departments to increase public outreach through radio TV internet and print media
- Support advocacy campaigns by creating, organising and coordinating adequate communication products
- Manager communications related data including contact lists, communication inventory and media appearance.
- Ensure design and formatting Integrity Watch print materials are in accordance with communications policy.
- Produce quality articles on anti-corruption and good governance for IWA publications on monthly basis.

Afghan Media
- Monitor and analyse Afghan media outlets
- Increase IWA coverage on Afghan media
- Coordinate and organise press conferences

Website and Social Media
- Update Integrity Watch Website pages (English Dari Pashto) on regular bases
- Update Integrity Watch social media on regular basis.

Skills

Skills
Experience, Knowledge, skills and abilities

• 1 year of working experience in media, communication or public relations field.
• Excellent skills of report writing, news piece and article.
• Experiences of event management and press conferences is a plus point.
• Ability to translate documents from English into Dari and/or Pashto;
• Excellent computer skills of Ms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop and outlook;
• Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;
• Willing to work overtime if requested by Integrity Watch management;
• Ability to follow instructions;

Qualifications

Education:
• A Bachelor of Journalism or any other related field. Master degree will be preferred.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to below mentioned email. In the e-mail subject line please write “Communication Assistant “ and your name.

The deadline for application is 25 May 2018. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received.

Submission Email

hr@iwaweb.org

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