Call for Applications: Advocacy and Communications Officer

Position: Advocacy and Communications Officer (Full time)
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration: 03 months (extension applicable)
Application Deadline: 28th August 2019, 23:59

Our Organization

The Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) is a on-partisan NGO which aims to promote human rights and the values and principles of democracy in the Maldives. We undertake a wide range of activities under our mandate, including awareness raising, monitoring, reporting, lobbying and advocacy. Although based in the capital Male’, MDN is active across the country conducting workshops, trainings, monitoring and advocacy activities in various atolls.

MDN works to support the establishment of a democratic system of governance which upholds human rights, that aligns with the Constitution of the Maldives and the UN Core Conventions on human rights to which the State of Maldives is signatory. We advocate and campaign for the rights of citizens and non-citizens residing in the Maldives, and over the years MDN has earned a place within the civil society sector as a strong voice that works effectively to uphold its mandate. Our programmatic areas include fostering good governance, ensuring the protection of human rights of all, empowering women to participate in public life, and facilitating civic participation of youth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Content development and maintenance of MDN websites and social media accounts.   
  • Monitor media coverage and being apprised of current affairs pertaining to the mandate of MDN
  • Drafting of research based and / or activity-based reports
  • Attendance of relevant conferences, seminars and working meetings, as required

Qualifications:

Education:

A minimum of advance diploma or equivalent in visual / mass communication, public policy, social sciences, journalism OR other relevant qualification

Experience

At least 2 years of work experience in the public or private sector focusing on public relations, advocacy, journalism, or communications.

Related skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to develop and implement communications advocacy strategies
  • Computer skills, including but not limited to proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and graphic designing. Experience in handling of web-based management systems will be an added advantage.
  • Skilled in producing content for social media usage. This includes recording and editing of short videos, audio recordings and editing still images.
  • Knowledge of current affairs, human rights and governance in the Maldives, and preferably in South Asia.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of good governance and human rights are required.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to send an expression of interest, along with a CV and contacts for two references to [email protected] before the deadline.

Please call +960 334 3609 for further queries regarding this vacancy.

Schedule for Recruitment:

Call
for application published
24 July 2019
Application deadline 28
July 2019
Shortlisting and notification for interviews 29
July 2019
Interview process 30-31
July 2019
Selection 1
August 2019
Reporting date 4
August 2019