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Social Media Specialist


Social Media Specialist

Type: Communications
Region: Africa
World Area: South Africa
Length: 2+ Years
Is God calling you to use your IT and communications skills to design and manage various social media platforms in the Africa Region?

This is an exciting role where you’ll have a huge opportunity to make a difference. The role requires use of your practical skills in the development of multimedia content in support of various campaigns undertaken by the Africa Region and our stakeholders and public engagement efforts of the Africa Region and therefore offers plenty of scope to let your creativity and exceptional digital communication skills soar.

The missionary will support the delivery of compelling messages and stories to the right audiences through the right channels. He or she will contribute and/or maintain the Africa Region’s social media channels and assist in the development of content that will help achieve departmental campaigns and communication goals. This missionary will help develop and implement the Africa Region communications strategy.

This missionary will be required to contribute to the development and implementation of the Africa Region communications strategy. 

  • Work with the Regional Communications Coordinator and the Communications Assistant to create the design and layout of a new Africa Region website while assisting to update the current site.
  • Plan, create and/or code internet sites, web pages and social media platforms – inclusive of a social media and digital engagement growth plan for the maximization of reach and sustained, growing, engagement with online audiences (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Maintain, expand and scale the regional website.
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard practices.
  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient codes by using best software development practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Support with compilation of and ensuring brand alignment of external stakeholder engagement communications assets. 
  • Support the Africa Region and its stakeholders’ by engaging and strategizing through creative design and presentation of projects and related multimedia campaigns. 
  • Enhance the overall public engagement and mobilization efforts of the Africa Region by initiating creative rights-holder engagement ideas and new ways to tell stories, e.g. blogs. 
  • Maintain calendar of key campaign moments across all campaigns/projects and initiate innovative ideas for campaign and communications engagement of supporters and followers at such moments 
  • Serve as the final point of approval for field and regional ministries, authorizing the publication of content that is relevant to their section/departments and that upholds the Regional standards
  • IT experience sufficient to meet the responsibilities listed above
  • English Proficiency required
  • Proficiency in Portuguese, French or Spanish a plus 
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