Content Developer

Site Akademiya2063

Akademiya2063 is an Africa-based non-profit research organization with headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda and a regional office in Dakar, Senegal. Inspired by the ambitions of Agenda 2063 and grounded in the recognition of the central importance of strong knowledge and evidence systems, the vision of Akademiya2063 is an Africa with the expertise we need for the Africa we want. This expertise must be responsive to the continent’s needs for data and analysis to ensure high-quality policy design and execution. Inclusive, evidence-informed policymaking is key to meeting the continent’s development aspirations, creating wealth, and changing livelihoods for the better.

Akademiya2063’s overall mission is to create, across Africa and led from its headquarters in Rwanda, state-of-the-art technical capacities to support the efforts by the Member States of the African Union to achieve the key goals of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 of transforming national economies to boost growth and prosperity. Following from its vision and mission, the main goal of Akademiya2063 is to help meet Africa’s needs at the continental, regional and national levels in terms of data, analytics, and mutual learning for the effective implementation of Agenda 2063 and the realization of its outcomes by a critical mass of countries. Akademiya2063 strives to meet its goals through programs organized under five strategic areas—policy innovation, knowledge systems, capacity creation and deployment, operational support and data management, digital products, and technology—as well as partnerships and outreach activities. For more information, visit www.Akademiya2063.org.

Vacancy Details

  • Vacancy Number: SN24005
  • Position Title: Content Developer
  • Department: Communication and Outreach
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal (remote work would be considered for highly qualified candidates)
  • Duration: 2-year renewable

Position Summary

The Content Developer will support the creation of professionally written content for the web, communications materials, concept notes, and reports, among others, and will also provide administrative and event support as needed. As part of the Department of Communication and Outreach (DCO), the successful candidate will collaborate with a team of communications professionals and creatives, all playing critical roles in driving the visibility of Akademiya2063’s vision, mission, and impact, conveying our messages effectively, and engaging stakeholders optimally.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adopt a highly user-focused content approach to drive traffic to digital platforms, publications, and events.
  • Craft engaging content for diverse websites to highlight publications, events, blog posts, and other initiatives.
  • Consistent monitoring of websites to ensure that updates are made in a timely fashion, flagging outdated information where applicable; responsible for updating website pages with accurate content and appropriate visuals.
  • Identify and respond to content update requests, maintaining the accuracy and relevance of online materials.
  • Develop compelling content drafts that form the foundation of impactful communication materials (such as brochures, factsheets, etc.).
  • Conduct background research and consultation of relevant documents to inform the drafting of concept notes.
  • Proofread and review documents as needed.
  • Participate in the creation of press releases, ensuring they capture the essence of our initiatives and achievements, and captivate media and public attention.
  • Craft meticulous meeting notes to contribute to event briefs and seamless planning. Collaborate with colleagues to shape social media narratives that resonate with our target audience and convey our mission.
  • Periodically draft blog posts to promote events, reports, and other initiatives. Generate readable invitations for events orchestrated by the Communication and Outreach Department.
  • Provide support during in-person and online events, ensuring the smooth delivery of communication aspects.
  • Create compelling campaigns for our internal newsletter, spotlighting our work, values, and impact.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, or relevant liberal arts discipline. Minimum 3/4 years’ experience in a similar communications role.
  • Strong command of English and French.
  • Advanced communication, writing, and drafting skills.
  • Ability to convey scientific and complex research information to diverse audiences in an engaging and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated experience in web content management (e.g., Drupal, WordPress, etc.). Proficiency in content development, event support, and communication administration. Competence in drafting and proofreading various communication materials for diverse audiences.
  • Experience writing on topics related to agricultural development, food security, and nutrition is desirable.
  • Familiarity with press release drafting and distribution.
  • Experience with e-Newsletter and Mailing List management.
  • Social media comment section and event chat moderation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage content creation and event coordination. Team player and fast learner with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Meticulous, with the ability to deliver quality work while meeting urgent deadlines.

Submission of Applications

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application: CV, and cover letter in English, by June 14, 2024to careers@Akademiya2063.org. Please include the position title in the subject line.

Additional Considerations

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the available position. Akademiya2063 reserves the right to change, revise, omit, and add in part / in whole to this document.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Akademiya2063 is an equal-opportunity employer and offers an attractive and challenging working environment with opportunities for skill enhancement.

By sending an application, candidates give consent for their personal data to be processed solely for applicable recruitment procedures.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for Akademiya2063, due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date : 14 June 2024.

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