[A2k] Vacancy at IT for Change: Communication and Publications Officer

Gabriela gabriela at itforchange.net
Mon Jun 28 09:09:21 PDT 2010

*Vacancy: Communication and Publications Officer*
Location: Bangalore, India
Organisation: IT for Change
Last Date: 20th July 2010

*About Us:*
IT for Change (ITfC), is a non-profit organisation working in the area 
of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social change 
(www.ITforChange.net). We are involved in action research, policy 
advocacy and field-based development process innovations involving ICTs. 
ITfC's research and advocacy work aims to influence the information 
society discourse and policy spaces at global, national and local 
levels, seeking to build cutting edge theoretical concepts and policy 
responses from a pro-South standpoint.

*Job Profile:*
The Communication and Publications Officer is responsible for designing 
and implementing ITfC's communication and publications strategy. The CPO 
will be expected to provide support to the research, advocacy and field 
teams in developing appropriate publication and dissemination materials 
addressing diverse audiences and to communicate with the constituencies 
critical to our work. 

The CPO will be expected to develop and execute ITfC's on line and off 
line dissemination and media strategy, assuming the following roles:

*    - Content management: *Support the research team in writing, 
editing, designing and publishing for blogs, websites, periodic 
bulletins, reports, brochures and other publications.

   * - Strategic Communications:* Reaching out to and networking with 
institutions (such as NGOs and government departments) and press at 
global and local levels.

 *   - Programmatic Management:* Taking on related programmatic tasks 
and responsibilities, establishing internal procedures and protocols to 
meet deadlines and assure an effective information flow as part of the 
organisation's routine and on special events such as workshops, visits 
and trainings.

    *- Web and Social Media management:* Optimising ITfC's online 
presence, overseeing websites and social media design and managing the 
content. Experience in web writing and online communities animation is 

*Who we are looking for:*
The candidate should be a post-graduate with 3-5 years of experience in 
communication and publication activities for the development sector. 
Candidates with training and experience in copy editing and in working 
with designers are preferred.

While some acquaintance with ICTs for development and information 
society issues is preferable, it is not absolutely necessary for 
candidates with a background in communication for not-for profit 
organisations, and a keen interest in building expertise in new areas. 
Demonstrated experience in communicating complex issues in a cogent 
manner to diverse constituencies is a must.

Decisions about suitability for the positions and about remuneration 
depend on appropriate experience and skills. Excellent writing skills 
and the ability for collaborative team work are prerequisites.

*To Apply:*
Please send in a writing sample, preferably published, with your 
complete CV to jobs at ITforChange.net.

Gabriela Goulart Mora
Communication and Publications Officer
IT for Change
Tel: +91 80 26536890 or 26654134 ext. 54
Cel: +91 99611-752174
Add: #393, 17th Main, 35th Cross
Jayanagar 4th T Block
Bangalore 560041 India

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