Media Coordinator

  Chemonics RAMP UP South
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1196
Date Posted:Feb 10, 2011
Reference:10/2/2011 MC
Closing Date:Feb 24, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Chemonics RAMP UP South:

The purpose of RAMP UP is to create effective, responsive, democratic, transparent, accountable, and gender sensitive municipal governance in targeted municipalities throughout the country. RAMP UP will: (1) increase the capacity of GIRoA municipal officials, (2) improve the delivery of municipal services to citizens in target municipalities, and (3) increase municipal capacity to enable, support, and sustain economic growth. As a result of RAMP UP, Afghan citizens will receive better services, understand the responsibilities of municipal leaders, play an active role in the municipal decision-making process, and see local governance structures as legitimate.

Job Summary:

The Media Coordinator for Lashkar Gah, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Public Education and Outreach, and overall supervision of the Director of Public Education and Outreach, will engage with community groups, women’s sector, community councils and the municipal government and particularly the media in all public communication and outreach efforts for RAMP UP South in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province.

The Media Coordinator will conduct media activities and community outreach according to local standards using a variety of media platforms accessible to RU-S audience. S/he will conduct activities that aim to educate the public, participate in the shura or other community councils, stimulate citizens’ participation, including women and youth, using media and public outreach mechanisms, and tools in all aspects of municipality decision-making and service delivery.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the oversight, management and content of radio program/s and other similar regular media platforms run by RU-S in Lashkar Gah.

• Build, maintain and update a directory of local media contacts and information network (NGOs, community groups, women, youth, relevant agencies, etc.).

• Cultivate and maintain effective networks and working relationship with municipal government, shura, relevant agencies, media, civil society organizations and other relevant partners.

• Assist in the liaison and coordination functions, particularly those related to between RAMP UP South and the municipal government and local stakeholders.

• Assist in the implementation of the RAMP UP South media, public outreach and communication strategy.

• Assist in capturing media and public outreach program results and prepare briefs and ensure media publicity bannered under the municipal government and general appropriate correspondences on RU-S project activities.

• Organize, with the leadership of the Public Outreach Manager, public meetings in target municipalities.

• Develop media programs, such as broadcast and special media that encourages citizen participation with corresponding feedback mechanism; and lead in its execution, in coordination with the Public Outreach team.

• Develop a library and archive all RU-S media and public outreach program-related documentations.

• Any other task or functions as maybe assigned by the Public Outreach Manager or RU-S international team staff.

Job Requirement:

 Degree in Journalism, communications, or equivalent experience
 At least 2-3 years of relevant experience particularly on media coordination and management
 Ability to write and speak in English.
 Ability to work both independently and in a team.
 Ability to travel within Afghanistan
 Excellent Dari/Pashto language capability
 Understanding of media and gender issues preferred

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