Sunday, March 30, 2014

Advocacy & Events Specialist - International Justice Mission (Apply by: 27 April 2014)


Advocacy and Events Specialist 

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Apply by: 27 April 2014

The Need

International Justice Mission
, Bangalore is seeking to communicate the injustice of bonded labour in a clear and compelling way—both in India and abroad—to the broader community in Bangalore and engaging them to take coordinated action in order to effect long lasting transformation and, ultimately, the eradication of bonded labour in India. The Advocacy and Events Specialist will be responsible for identifying, connecting with, and engaging supporters in the broader public including corporates, NGOs, think tanks, and the public at large in order to seek change.

The Advocacy and Events Specialist will engage in a variety of activities and events that showcase the injustice of bonded labour, the urgency of acting now to address it, and the feasibility of making that change. This position is based in Bangalore, India, and reports to the Director of Public Relations.

Responsibilities (These include but are not limited to the following)

Engagement

• Planning, development, and implementation to advance IJM’s advocacy strategy as part of IJM’s broader PR and Structural Transformation strategy
• Identifying and interacting directly with corporates, NGOs, think tanks, and others to engage them in long lasting transformation
• Working with staff to produce publicity brochures, hand-outs, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs
• Devising and coordinating photo opportunities
• Organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours
• Commissioning market research
• Fostering community relations through events

Internal Communication & Teamwork

• Work with staff to create and utilize effective electronic mediums for all internal and external communication.
• Create and support HQ teams with social media and web content
• Assist with planning and managing events, workshops/trainings/campaigns.
• Create content & storytelling pieces in coordination with all Casework and Advocacy departments in order to facilitate professional, timely communications of IJM’s bonded labour work to the media and public audiences.
• Participate with the PR team to bring external resources in case of a potential crisis situation
• Maintain open lines of communication with IJM Casework and Advocacy departments to maximize information sharing between the two projects.

Travel Requirements

• Travel for documentation, collecting case stories, meetings and conferences.
• Carry out additional assignments at the Director of Public Relation’s request.

Required Skills and Experience

• Master or bachelor’s degree in PR, marketing or communications.
• 2-4 years of relevant work experience.
• Articulate well, tactful and diplomatic
• Ability to think on your feet
• Ability to write compelling, articles and press releases quickly and independently.
• Expertise in using Microsoft Suite Software and server-client networks.
• Experience in using Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
• Strong editorial eye and proofing skills. Ability to convey message and image through written, visual and oral communication.
• Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Kannada. Ability to speak and write Telugu, Hindi and Oriya preferred.
• Organized, meticulous attention to detail.
• Experience with use of social media preferred.

Critical Qualities

• Attention to detail and disciplined with priorities
• Mature judgment and good interpersonal skills
• Professional in demeanour, written and oral communication
• Works well under stress and sustained positive attitude
• Flexible
• Strong ethic of service and a passion for IJM’s goals
• Always professional and honest in every situation
• Consistently cooperative, punctual and genuinely reliable
• Maintains confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
• Serves others at any opportunity
• Displays team spirit, seeking to be a positive and cohesive influence
• Demonstrates good stewardship of time and resources

Suitable applications can be emailed to bangalorerecruiting@ijm.org

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