Offer: Job: Knowledge And Communication Associate And Assistant, IT for Change, Bangalore, India
IT for Change (ITfC). Bangalore, India.
About IT for Change:
IT for Change (ITfC) is a non-profit organisation working in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social change. We are involved in action research, policy advocacy and field-based development process innovations involving ICTs. ITfC's research and advocacy work aims to influence the information society discourse and policy spaces at global, national and local levels, seeking to build cutting edge theoretical concepts and policy responses from a pro-South standpoint.
The Knowledge and Communication Associate and Assistant will be responsible for designing and implementing IT for Change's knowledge and communication strategy. They will be expected to provide support to the research, advocacy and field teams in developing appropriate publication and dissemination materials addressing diverse audiences and to communicate with the constituencies critical to our work, assuming the following roles:
Content management: Supporting the research team in writing, editing, designing and publishing for blogs, websites, periodic bulletins, reports, brochures and other publications.
Strategic Communications: Reaching out to and networking with institutions (such as NGOs and government departments) and press at global and local levels.
Programmatic Management: Taking on related programmatic tasks and responsibilities, establishing internal procedures and protocols to meet deadlines and assure an effective information flow as part of the organisation's routine and on special events such as workshops, visits and trainings.
Web and Social Media management: Optimising IT for Change's online presence, overseeing/creating websites and social media design and managing the content. Experience in web applications, web writing and online communities animation is desirable.
Knowledge creation: Researching the evolution of the organisation's work to support current research and avocacy projects, as well as supporting the research team by generating up-to-date literature reviews on specific topics.
Who we are looking for:
The candidate for the Knowedge and Communication Associate position would ideally be a post-graduate with 2-5 years of experience in communication and publication activities for the development sector.
Candidates with training and experience in copy editing and in working with designers are preferred.
The candidate for the Knowedge and Communication Assistant position should be a graduate with interest in communication and publication activities for the development sector.
Oral and written skills in one or more Indian languages is highly desirable.
While some acquaintance with ICTs for development and information society issues is preferable, it is not absolutely necessary for candidates with a background in communication for not-for profit organisations, and a keen interest in building expertise in new areas.
Demonstrated experience in communicating complex issues in a cogent manner to diverse constituencies is a must.
Decisions about suitability for the positions and about remuneration depend on appropriate experience and skills. Excellent writing skills and the ability for collaborative team work are prerequisites.
Please send in your complete CV to IT for Change (jobs@ITforChange.net). For the Knowledge and Communication Associate position, please send also a writing sample, preferably published.