Communication Assistant

  Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1810
Date Posted:Jul 24, 2017
Reference:0025/ 2017
Closing Date:Aug 6, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Communication
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:


IWA is an independent research and advocacy National organization.

Job Summary:

The Communication and Outreach Unit supports IWA’s four programmatic pillar, namely community based monitoring programs, advocacy, and research providing outreach and communications materials.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Communications and Public Outreach

Write and produce press releases, case studies, 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

Assure qualitative translation of IWA’s communication products into Dari and/or Pashto

Assure that different communication tools are available in 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

Keep updated Integrity Watch contact list

Data entry of Communication figures to Integrity Watch database

Design and formatting Integrity Watch print materials

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

Create and update IWA’s blog in Dari, Pashto and English

Write guest entry blogs on other integrity websites

Create IWA podcasts

Job Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Minimum two years of work experience in communications or related field
Knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge of the anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, social auditing and access to information

Knowledge of Afghan institutions, social and political environments, actors and existing dynamics in Afghanistan

Excellent knowledge of and proven capacity in communication

Good understanding of new media such as websites, blogs, social media and collaborative space for organisational purpose

Good knowledge on media operations, social marketing, audience research and message targeting

Excellent oral and written communication in English, Dari and/or Pashto

Ability to develop and manage professional relations, with outstanding interpersonal and coordination skills

Proven planning and organisational skills

Strong conceptual and analytical skills

Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines

Able to commit to one year at least

Willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends as requested by IWA management

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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