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GISF Research & Communications Assistant

Company: Childfund International
Location: Broken Arrow
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

**SUMMARY**
The Research & Communications Assistant will support GISF's Research Advisor in the production of high-quality publications. The Assistant will also contribute to creating effective communications around research publications and other aspects of GISF's work. Because we are a small team, there are also many opportunities to work on projects that fall outside key responsibilities (i.e., podcast, roundtables etc).

ChildFund International is committed to a workplace culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. - Furthermore, ChildFund International is committed to ensuring a workplace that safeguards and protects all children, including preventing their sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as preventing the sexual exploitation and abuse of its staff, partners, and program participants.

**DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES**
Support the development and completion of research projects:

- Lead on targeted research projects (e.g. a security risk management glossary, summary briefs of existing GISF publications) as agreed with the Research Advisor
- Proofread new publications and support the Research Advisor's work on translations of existing research products
- Assist the Research Advisor with research outputs (undertake literature review, support the creation of diagrams/visuals, adapt existing content)
- Write, source, and edit blogs for the GISF website
- Support the Research Advisor to measure and increase the impact of GISF research (contribute to create strategic communication, liaise with members, etc).
- Support the Research Advisor in the management of research projects (developing ToRs, liaising with editors etc)
- Support the sourcing of new engagement opportunities with external stakeholders (e.g., research institutes, universities, think tanks and NGOs) to promote and develop GISF research

Support the creation and implementation of GISF Communication plan:

- Contribute to and lead on the development of targeted communication plans and implement plans for specific GISF publications, events and awareness campaigns (including key messages and activities tailored to relevant audiences)
- Work with the GISF team to develop communications products that explain and promote GISF's purpose, research, and activities
- Oversee and contribute to maintaining GISF's social media presence (Twitter and LinkedIn) and support the dissemination of GISF outputs (e.g., podcasts, research, webinars) using Agorapulse and other communications tools

Contribute to design and maintain GISF communications tools:

- Design original communications materials such as flyers, social media graphics, newsletters, blog mail-outs (using Mailerlite) using graphic design software (Canva Premium) to promote GISF research and activities
- Liaise with external stakeholders (designers, video producers, etc.) on the development of new research publications and marketing materials
- Support the ongoing improvement of the GISF website and library (developing new sections, suggesting changes, monitoring quality)
- Support the ongoing improvement of GISF's communications strategy

**QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE -**
Required

- Excellent communication and writing skills, and excellent attention to detail
- Excellent command of English
- Ability to summarise information and present it through clear and persuasive writing or visual representations
- Ability to think analytically, critically, and creatively
- Confident user of digital technology and tools (particularly social media platforms)
- Independency in work and flexibility to changing priorities
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Ability to collaborate within a team environment
- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Preferred

- Editing experience
- Project Management experience
- Graphic design skills and video editing/multimedia skills (or motivation to develop them)
- Communications experience
- Work or internship experience in the humanitarian sector or other relevant roles
- Additional language skills (especially Arabic or Spanish)
- Motivated self-starter and ability to take initiatives
- Basic data analysis skills

**EDUCATION**
BA degree in a relevant field (Humanitarian, Development, Security, Conflict Studies, Politics, etc.).

As this post is US-based, non-US nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the US.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

ChildFund requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable verified accommodation request.

Visa sponsorship is not included in our hiring package. - Applicants are required to be authorized to work in the US.

EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Childfund International, Broken Arrow , GISF Research & Communications Assistant, Other , Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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