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  • Posted on: 12 May, 2015 Deadline: 22 May, 2015
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  • Background
    Voices for Change (V4C) is a, UK Aid funded, four year programme running from October 2013 to December 2017.  The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes.  V4C will do this by operating at Federal level and in four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu) to deliver five outputs.

    V4C’s Vision is to be known and recognised for creating new ways to change behaviour, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl, boy, woman and man achieves their full potential.  V4C’s Mission is to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out to empower young women to achieve their real potential.  V4C will achieve this by:

    • Creating space and opportunities for girls to grow.
    • Getting the support of boys and men.
    • Removing formal and informal barriers, or
    • Influencing behaviours and laws / behavioural and legal change in Nigeria.

    V4C has 6 core values, and for V4C to be a success, every V4C team member is expected to embrace the core values as a fundamental part of how they operate:

    • Innovation
    • Inclusion
    • Modelling gender equality
    • Team spirit, courage and conviction
    • Results driven
    • Audience driven

    Online Community Manager

     

    The Role 
    We have a fantastic opportunity for an Online Community Manager, whose role it to manage our site. In particular the community manager’s role is to ensure the success of the site, coordinating with content producers, members of the Every1Mobile or client team, and 3rd party advertisers to maintain a high quality online community. In your role as community manager, it will be your job to deliver the following:

    • Work with content producers and the Project Manager to plan and commission the weekly content schedule for the site, including social media.
    • Liaise with expert advisors to ensure the production of quality, reliable content & features on key issues
    • Work with client managers to ensure site development and growth is aligned with programme targets, strategise and plan new features & campaigns
    • Edit & sign off on content produced for the site, with a focus on feedback and improvement
    • Review & analyse the ‘User Generated Content’ in order to understand how users are engaging with the site and its topics
    • Provide quality assurance for the site, including testing across a range of devices, collecting, collating and presenting user feedback for discussion in weekly community development meetings.
    • Liaise with the Every1Mobile technical and user experience teams to report bugs, discuss improvements, and contribute to design briefs to create new features
    • Contribute to improvement of our Content Management System in collaboration with E1M User Experience Designer & developers
    • Review and analyse traffic & engagement stats, presenting these to the rest of the team on a monthly basis
    • Work with the E1M team, clients and partners to develop strategies & plan campaigns for marketing & promotion of the site
    • Work with content producer to produce compelling promotion & marketing copy that best represents the community and will attract users to the site
    • Source and commission graphics for the site
    • Maintain awareness of competitor sites
    • Maintain awareness of key issues in field of gender based social norms

    Required background & skills
    Essential Experience

    • Experience in journalism and/or online media background with at least 3 years’ experience working in an online/digital environment
    • Ability to use Pidgen
    • Demonstrable interest and/or experience in youth, gender and cultural issues & trends across Nigeria
    • Experience analysing web traffic statistics
    • Experience managing social media accounts to maximise traffic and improve brand presence
    • Demonstrable, excellent standard of copy writing
    • Creative and passionate about improving the site and reaching programme targets
    • Good understanding of user experience design in an online environment
    • Knowledge of Photoshop and manipulating images, audio & video for the web
    • Experience working with technical developers

    Person Specification

    • Thorough & detail oriented
    • Outstanding organisational skills
    • Passion for supporting young people to make the most of their potential
    • Ability to work autonomously 
    • V4C recognises the need to work as a ground breaking, high performing team.  Effectiveness of every team member in 3 Core Competencies is fundamental to the success of this:‚Äč
      • Communication
      • Planning and Organising
      • Technological Awareness

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    Online Content Producer

     

    The role

    • We have a fantastic opportunity for an online Content Producer, whose role is to plan, create and publish content on a site. In the role as content producer, it will be your job to deliver the following:
    • Plan weekly content schedule for the site, based on user requests, gaps in content bank, and editorial strategy, with support of the Community Manager and Project Manager
    • Plan weekly social media update schedule in line with content schedule for your site
    • Research and write content according to your content schedule to a high standard, following editorial guidelines & processes
    • Maintaining a consistent tone of voice and style across all products and platforms in line with site’s audience (Nigerian youth)
    • Work closely with expert advisors where applicable to ensure publication of accurate and reliable content
    • Research and subject matter trend analysis
    • Write copy for promotional campaigns in line with editorial tone for your site and the activate the promotional campaign itself
    • Publish content on your site and social media accounts using an online Content Management System
    • Moderate & engage with User Generated Content
    • Manage quality, test published content and fix typos, broken links & bugs
    • Contribute to improvement of Content Management System in collaboration with E1M User Experience Designer & developers
    • Maintain awareness of content produced by competitor publications
    • Maintain awareness of key issues in field of gender based social norms
    • Contribute to development and growth of your community in collaboration with Community Manager, Head of Content, based on user feedback, competitor activity, key issues in field of youth, gender & culture in Nigeria.

    Required background & skills

    • Experinece in journalism and/or online media background, with at least one years’ experience working in an online/digital environment
    • Ability to use Pidgen
    • Interest and/or experience in youth issues, gender & culture in Nigeria
    • Demonstrable, excellent standard of copy writing
    • Thorough & detail oriented
    • Good organisational skills
    • Passion for supporting young people to make the most of their potential
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Experience working online
    • Knowledge of Photoshop and manipulating images for the web is desirable

    V4C recognises the need to work as a ground breaking, high performing team.  Effectiveness of every team member in 3 core competencies is fundamental to the success of the project and all applicants should be able to demonstrate compentencies in the following: 

    • Communication
    • Planning and Organising
    • Technological Awareness

    Method of Application

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