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Online Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa

Simuka Africa Youth Association

24 Jan 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
24 Jan 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
We are looking for volunteers who will provide advise and manage our social media pages for the online social media campaign that will help to mobilize for support for girls and young women at risk and survivors of child marriages. The campaign will help to achieve SDG 5 on gender equality. The task includes: - Designing campaign messages - Identifying online platforms to post the messages - Monitoring responses from the targeted audiences on a weekly basis The volunteers will be supervised by the Campaign Coordinator. All meetings and communications will be online through Skype and email exchange. The three volunteers will be assigned to assist work on Facebook team, website team and Instagram team respectively. The assignment will start with an orientation of volunteers through Skype followed by task allocations and day to day management of the social media accounts of the organisation and regular weekly meetings to monitor and evaluate the online campaign activities.
Outreach and advocacy
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Simuka Africa is a registered charitable organisation based in Norton, Zimbabwe. The organisation is implementing a project entitled ; Building Sustainable and Safe Futures for Girls and Young Women in Africa. The project seeks to provide education, food, clean water and economic strengthening targeting girls and young women at risk and survivors of child marriages. UNICEF reported that there are 125 million girls and young women survivors of child marriages in Africa and that a growing child population combined with a slow decline in practice of child marriage in Africa will put millions more girls at risk. This online campaign therefore seeks to build a global consensus on the need to urgently respond to increasing cases child marriage in Africa. This will also contribute to the realization of SDG Goal 5 on Gender Equality. Simuka Africa is part of the national coalition to end child marriages. The Executive Committee, Staff and volunteers are committed to this cause and its strategic plan emphasizes the need to contribute towards ending child marriage in Africa. The online volunteers will help to increase the visibility of the project through managing our social media pages.
Volunteers: 3 needed
6-10 hours per week / 8 weeks
The task requires volunteers who have good communication skills, computer literate, knowledgeable about online marketing, fundraising and social media. The volunteers should be passionate about girls and women's rights and also goal oriented. Any qualification in the field of public relations, gender, communication technologies, media, social work and social marketing will be relevant.

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