Donor and Media Relations (Unpaid Internship) at Livingstone Youth Football Academy

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The Livingstone Youth Football Academy is a Zambian charity that offers young people a footballing opportunity. By investing in players education, character development and nutrition alongside expert football coaching, we hope to develop well-rounded athletes who have a real chance.

Job Title Intern – Donor and Media Relations x1

Department: Projects, Admin and Office

Job Location: Livingstone

Responsible for: Donor, Media Relations and Communications

Reports to: Projects Admin and Office Manager

JOB PURPOSE: Support and maintain internal and external communications with Livingstone Youth Football Academy Zambia stakeholders and assist to execute the communications strategy and maintain project documentation.

Supports fundraising efforts through coordinating Public Relations activities during special events with the Projects Manager.

Key to this position is the ability to multitask, high capacity for working independently and taking initiative.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: To raise awareness and tell Livingstone Youth Football Academy story to increase PR/Brand awareness of LYFA to the local public by developing and refining LYFA’s “pitch” story through publications to donors and stakeholders.

Key areas of responsibility

COMMUNICATIONS

Ability to engage through a questionnaire, prospective and existing beneficiaries (vulnerable and poor families) on their life and experiences pre and post LYFA

Understanding about branding, and interpretation of branding manuals Basic understanding of protocols in speech writing

A reader and researcher of current affairs Able to draft and customize speeches in relation to the audience,

Able to develop newsletters from organizational activity Good editing skills, attention to details, Creative writing Graphics skills, visual and text display abilities is key Able to develop marketing campaigns.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE MANAGEMENT

Assist in copyediting and proofreading content for the website and social media Proactively contribute to the development of new content and materials for the websites and social media platforms

Ability to work with Publisher or coral draw and other related graphics software

MEDIA AND DONOR RELATIONS

Manage information requests: reply to general requests for information and prepare (standardized) responses

Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.

Prepare presentations and information folders for meetings and conferences.

To support the implementation of media communication outputs, including drafting Press releases, speeches, news articles, quarterly features, website, brochures, video, radio, and television programs.

To report on the progress of the communication work plan including support of the delivery of its outputs; releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;

To monitor and analyze the media for key developmental issues for effective reporting on behalf of LYFA.

To update and maintain a media diary regularly, contribute to effective media relations and ensuring maximum editorial exposure in national, regional and local media.

Organize special events and donor visits as necessary. The officer may be required to perform duties that are beyond the scope of the job description in mutual discussion and agreement with the supervisor.

Field visits play a large part in the incumbent’s activities; as such, it is expected that the incumbent is willing and able to take part in such activities as and when needed and sometimes with short notice.

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications or any relevant field Work experience in communications and donor relations will be an added advantage

Demonstrated ability to work in a not-for-profit environment with limited budget and resources

Ability to produce written materials for a range of audiences

Demonstrated ability to design, manage, implement and evaluate fundraising appeals or campaigns for an NGO

Effective computer skills, in particular in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing and website management Proficiency with office technologies and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google suite, Flickr, Picasa)

Demonstrated professional commitment to human and community development

English language fluency Key Behaviours: Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity Team working Committed and responsible Willing to work out of contractual hours during times of need for that

A small allowance will be paid to help cover the Intern’s transport and Lunch

How to Apply

To apply for this job email your details to lwanga@livingstoneyouthfa.org

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