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Internship Opportunity 

Social Media Interns

The ACTION Support Centre (ASC) is the Africa regional hub of a global network committed to positive action to transform conflict. The ASC aims to deepen a culture of people-to-people solidarity, strengthen the capacity of individuals and organisations using a variety of methods, be a resource for African wisdom and expertise that is able to respond effectively to the deep-rooted social conflicts across the continent and contribute effectively towards Africa’s renewal.

The ASC seeks to appoint 2 Social Media Interns, based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Closing date:  30 June 2014, 4:30 pm 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Hands on interaction using ASC’s social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube etc., including expanding the fan-base of these sites. 
  • Writing press statements, press releases, updates for ASC websites and Blogs, including website content management.
  • Generate creative input on content, ideas on social media viral marketing. 
  • Assisting with the preparation and organisation of key events.
  • Writing at both an academic level and more informally for blogs, reports and other publications (i.e. monthly and quarterly newsletters).
  • Participating in Action Research and report writing.
  • Liaising with various stakeholders (ASC Support Team and Associates, Partners, Local Peace Committees, and other movements and formations).
  • Assisting with the running of campaigns and trainings.
  • Organising and mobilising for meetings and events around the African Solidarity Caravan. 
  • Preparing contributions to the platforms and initiatives in which the ASC is invited to participate.
  • Contributing ideas, skills and energy toward the broader vision of the ASC.  

Requirements:

  • At least a first degree in the social sciences, ideally in the peace and conflict field, international relations, development or politics or in information and communication technology, graphics and web design. Candidates with the equivalent experience may also apply.
  • Positive energy and a commitment to working with and building teams.
  • Passion for working with people at grassroots level, a self-starter with an outgoing personality will be most suitable for this role.
  • Fluency in English a must. Knowledge of French, Portuguese and/or Swahili useful.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work at least three and half days a week and/or some weekends.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel essential and knowledge of Power Point and Prezi helpful.
  • Goal driven work attitude and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • See challenges as opportunities and a way to make great things happen.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, graphics and web design will also add value to an application.
  • Track record demonstrating ability to conduct research, run campaigns and facilitate training will also be an advantage.
  • Ability to write great engaging website and social media information in a real time environment that can stimulate user interaction, discussion and engagement.

Remuneration: The ASC will pay a nominal honorarium to cover transport costs and basic subsistence.

To apply, submit a two-page CV, including full contact details and at least two references, and a separate one page motivation letter stating why you think you are an exceptional candidate for the internship as well as a scanned copy of your ID or passport to philani@asc.org.za 








 

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