Vacancies/Internship

Vi Agroforestry is recruiting a Fund-Raising Liaison Officer for Eastern Africa Regional office

Vi Agroforestry is a Swedish aid organization supporting farmers and their organizations in the area around the Lake Victoria in eastern Africa. Through education and counseling, Vi Agroforestry reaches over one million people. More than 100 million trees have been planted since the beginning of 1983. The vision of Vi Agroforestry is a sustainable environment enabling people in poverty to improve their lives. Vi Agroforestry operates in four countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

As a regional Fund-Raising Liaison Officer, you are a staff member of the Vi Agroforestry Marketing department at the head office in Stockholm. Since the workplace is located at the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, the regional director is your immediate manager and supervisor in your daily work. Your main task is to communicate about Vi Agroforestry and our work to strengthen the knowledge about us, thus ensuring we get resources for our work.

Main tasks:
• Continuously contribute with texts and articles, notices and images to Vi Agroforestry’s Swedish communication channels such as web, fundraising letters and newsletters, annual reports and other prints, as well as for media and communication channels at the companies that Vi Agroforestry collaborates with.
• Continuously contribute with texts and articles, notices and images to Vi Agroforestry’s Swedish communication channels such as web, fundraising letters and newsletters, annual reports and other prints, as well as for media and communication channels at the companies that Vi Agroforestry collaborates with.
• Responsible for overall area surveillance from the region; Capture news and other issues relevant to Vi Agroforestry. This also means establishing and maintaining contact with Swedish and other relevant journalist’s active in the region.
• Initiate and coordinate efforts to increase local and regional awareness of Vi Agroforestry and our partner organizations work, including production and quality control of the region’s communications materials.
• Coordinate visits by colleagues from head office, groups from member organizations, students, politicians, and others.

Qualifications:

• You have a Master’s Degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent.
• You have a Master’s Degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent.
• You have experience working with marketing and communication.
• You have experience in project management.
• You have excellent command of Swedish, in both written and spoken language as well as in English and master the two languages as working languages.
• You have good experience working professionally with social media.
• It’s an advantage if you have also worked / lived in an African country.

Type of employment:
The contract is for two years with the possibility of extension. Access as soon as agreed.

Application:
The application is made to recruitment@Viagroforestry.org with a personal letter and CV by November 20, 2017 by 4.3pm.
Please state “Fund-Raising Liaison Officer for Vi Agroforestry Regional office” in your application.

 

Internships

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates or individuals looking to gain experience with Vi Agroforestry. For more information, please contact the office you are interested in:

Regional Office: info(at)viagroforestry.org
Tanzania: tanzania(at)viagroforestry.org
Uganda: uganda(at)viagroforestry.org
Kenya: kenya(at)viagroforestry.org
Rwanda: rwanda(at)viagroforestry.org

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