Media and Communications Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with website design and maintenance experience, social media account management and metric measurement, and strong writing and editing skills, is needed to assist the staff of Pathways Togo, a local NGO in Atakpamé, the main city of the Plateaux Region of Togo, dedicated to improving the education of girls and young women. Primary activities will be to develop a communications strategy incorporating diverse social media platforms for the 2021-2022 academic year, building the capacity of staff to update and manage communication platforms (website, Facebook, and Instagram), collaborate with staff to write and publish four quarterly newsletters and an annual report, and leverage monitoring and evaluation communication platforms metrics to publish impactful stories, presentations, pamphlets that increase Pathways Togo’s online visibility to external stakeholders.

As Togo makes strides to promote more educational opportunities for girls and young women, this NGO specifically focuses on mentoring, coaching, and professional development. The PCRV will collaborate with Pathways Togo’s field administrators and program director to plan Pathways Togo’s media and communication strategic direction relevant to the contemporary world. To ensure continuity and sustainability, the PCRV will train, coach, and mentor Pathways Togo staff on diverse media and communication strategies that meet the needs of a multitude of donors.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of uncertainties relating to Peace Corps and local partners resuming volunteer operations. Invitees will be arriving in Togo together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Pathways Togo

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field
• Experience in communications or public relations
• Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills using diverse communication platforms
• Experience with website design and maintenance
• Experience with management of social media accounts and understanding of metrics used to measure performance of online marketing (likes, follows, shares, click rates)
• Experience designing and implementation of communication strategy/plans
• Advanced French (Reading, Speaking and Writing)

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Togo

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Medical Considerations

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