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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 7, 2024
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    Surge Africa design and implement innovative measures that improve approaches to climate adaptation through policy, media and resilient development. We acknowledge that climate change is multifaceted and must be tackled by anchoring strategies using a multi-layered approach towards various levels of our societies, which is why our programs are tailored to s...
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    Content Manager

    Role Overview

    • As the Policy Officer, you will be responsible for managing Surge Africa’s Policy workstream, an area that focuses on Policy & Governance, Finance & Energy, Adaptation, and Climate Security. This role is fully remote.

    Responsibilities:

    • Curate and design content  that aligns with the organisation’s programs as it relates to social media, press-release and newsletters, blog and interviews etc
    • Managing content calendars and distribution channels.
    • Analyzing content performance using metrics like page views, engagement, and conversion rates.
    • Create and oversee the creation of graphics, video and compelling multimedia contents tailored specifically for external dissemination platform to promote the org’s  outputs
    • Managing the social media team and supervising content outputs to industry standards.
    • Staying abreast of updates and trends in the climate space to inform quality content creation and management.
    • Oversee the creation of social media toolkits for programs and events hosted by the organisation.

    Qualifications:

    • At least four years in an editorial management function,  content management, social media management and public relations preferably within the CSO and Climate space.
    • Comfortable finding creative ways of building an online presence, as well as using analytics to create, implement and drive content strategies that help build organisational reputations and raise their profile as thought leaders within their fields
    • Strong skills in creating original content that targets a specific audience and meets Surge Africa’s objectives.
    • A proven ability for multimedia storytelling and managing team members in content, graphics and video creation.
    • A strong working knowledge of graphic design and editing software such as Canva, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
    • Strong video and picture editing skills using software such as Adobe Premiere and Inshot.
    • A thorough understanding of digital production pipelines that help you oversee and improve the development of blogs, graphics, design, video,  podcasts and written communications including long and short-form copy.
    • Adept at keyword placement and SEO best practices.
    • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
    •  Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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    Policy Officer

    Role Overview

    • As the Policy Officer, you will be responsible for managing Surge Africa’s Policy workstream, an area that focuses on Policy & Governance, Finance & Energy, Adaptation, and Climate Security. This role is fully remote.

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead, manage and expand Surge Africa’s policy program and its thematic focus (Energy & Finance, Adaptation, and Climate Security).
    • Manage consultants that support the policy workstream, including support with research development, reviews, stakeholder engagement, hosting sessions etc.
    • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization, and manage existing programs, projects and initiatives as it relates to the policy workstream.
    • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects, and coordinate cross-project activities within the organisation
    • Track progress of the program, develop reports and evaluation assessments, build and manage relationships with partners and represent the organization as it relates to the work area.
    • Manage budgets and track expenses as it relates to the Policy workstream

    Qualifications:

    • 3 years or more of working experience in policy or governance/diplomacy-related roles in the climate space.
    • Well-versed in issues around energy, finance, adaptation and reasonable knowledge of climate security.
    • Reasonable knowledge of local and international climate policies and decrees.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking and stakeholder management skills.
    • Effective skill in developing and executing both in-person engagements and online events.
    • Competency in digital software and virtual workspaces.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Method of Application

    To apply, send your CV and Cover Letter to careers@surgeafrica.org.

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