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Communications Associate

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  • New Delhi
  • Deadline: 01-April-2020

Location: New Delhi

Status: Full-time

Deadline: Rolling until filled 

Years of experience required: 2-3 years

About Accountability Initiative

We are a research group which works on strengthening transparency and accountability in governance.  We identify and analyse the reasons that work against efficient public services delivery in India. We provide the evidence to policymakers, development practitioners, academics, the media and the public for positive transformational change in malfunctioning government systems.

Our vision is to enable Responsive Governance. We believe this can be achieved if institutions are designed in a transparent and accountable manner and are responsive to citizen demands, and there is an informed and mobilised citizenry which can draw upon these platforms. Our mission is to increase both through research and dialogue.

We are a part of the Centre for Policy Research, one of India’s leading public policy think tanks. We currently have operations and staff in 5 Indian states.

Job Description

AI is seeking to hire a Communications Associate to assist in its public engagement work. Reporting to the Senior Communications Officer, and under the overall guidance of the Director, the Communications Associate will implement AI’s communications strategy.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

The role of the Communications Associate will include developing communications products, marketing these, and to ensure the smooth operation of the Strategic Communications unit. Among other things, the selected candidate will be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Maintain the AI website (WordPress)
  • Update and track analytics of AI content
  • Coordinate on editorial matters
  • Repurpose and develop content in innovative formats such as data visualisations, videos and podcasts
  • Assist with marketing tactics
  • Document impact of outreach efforts
  • Assist with organising events, and be a ready service provider to the Learning and Development and Research units
  • Liaise with the CPR Central Communications team and the web agency when required
  • Any other task assigned by the Senior Communications Officer

Required Qualifications

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Exceptional Hindi and English language capabilities
    • Attention to detail for editing tasks
  • Interest in governance, public policy and/or social sector in general
    • Strong analytical skills to break down complex information and present this in a simple manner
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to share knowledge and work in a ‘team first’ environment
    • Ability to deliver in the face of competing demands and pressures
  • Honed design aesthetics
  • Proficient in WordPress, design softwares such as Piktochart, Canva, Adobe PhotoShop

Desired Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of public policy issues
  • Proficient in data visualisation softwares such as Tableau, DataWrapper
  • Knowledge of video production softwares or interest in learning
  • Basic digital marketing skill set

About You

  • You are able to multitask, and are a quick learner. In this role, on a typical day, you can be required to be a wordsmith for fine tuning a blog; a problem-solver troubleshooting issues on the AI website; and a social media whiz who has to develop engaging content for Facebook.
  • You have the knack and ideas to mould content to varied formats in spite of resource constraints.
  • You are a self-starter with a passion for development-related matters.

The requirement is on immediate basis. To apply, submit your candidature to Avantika Shrivastava at ashrivastava@accountabilityindia.org. Applications should include a CV and Cover Letter on your suitability and interests.  

To apply for this job email your details to ashrivastava@accountabilityindia.org